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Careers at the Kauffman Foundation


It’s your right to be uncommon if you can. You seek opportunity to compete. You desire to take the calculated risk, to dream, to build, yes, even to fail, and to succeed.

Ewing Marion Kauffman
The arms of the Kauffman Foundation building reach east towards Troost Ave., embracing the potential of the Kansas City community.

Thank you for your interest in careers at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Associates of the Kauffman Foundation work in partnership with people who share a passion for entrepreneurship and education.

The Kauffman Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, welcoming people to flourish in an open and inclusive work environment. A diverse pool of candidates is welcomed and encouraged. All applications are held in confidence, consistent with our Online Resume Submission Policy.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Engagement Manager

Reporting to the Chief Talent, Integration, and Culture Officer, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Engagement Manager will manage and coordinate efforts related to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) initiatives and overall associate engagement for the Foundation.

Program Officer, Kansas City Civic

The Program Officer (PO) manages a diverse grant portfolio that focuses on supporting our work within the Kansas City metropolitan area. The PO will work collaboratively with other entrepreneurship, education, and Foundation staff, while supporting departmental initiatives through program and grant development, project management, and relationship building. Relationship building and partnership includes collaborating with and convening diverse stakeholders who help position Kansas City as a leader in improving quality of life for all residents through cultural, social, and economic investments.

Benefits Specialist

Reporting to the Compensation and Performance Management Manager, the Benefits Specialist works closely Finance and Legal and manages benefits, our associate wellness strategy, and the Talent & Culture budget, policy administration, and technology systems.

Director, Entrepreneurship

The Director is responsible for implementing the Entrepreneurship Department’s strategic plan while building strong relationships and alignment, and establishing accountabilities for senior program officers and directors across all entrepreneurship functions to inform and influence outcomes and maintain momentum.