• Program Director, Entrepreneurship

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    *To be considered, all candidates must submit a writing sample with their application.* 


    You’re not only deeply familiar with what it means to be an entrepreneur, you are also well-versed in the scholarship and debate about what leads to principled leadership in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. An appreciation for the importance of education and a passion for helping remove barriers to lifelong learning drives your vision for the study of entrepreneurship. 


    As a program director, entrepreneurship, you will work with an innovative team to shape the direction of the Foundation’s growing support for entrepreneurship education and scholarship. This is an opportunity to help the Foundation better support current grant partners while providing leadership on new related initiatives, including, but not limited to, educational programming, research on the conditions necessary for entrepreneurial activity, producing written material that communicates the Foundation’s vision, and identifying new opportunities for partnership in this critical space. 



    Your Responsibilities Include: 

    • Develop and maintain a perspective on the state of entrepreneurship education and scholarship in the academy 
    • Provide analysis and recommendations on grant proposals relative to this focus 
    • Drive collaboration across Foundation capabilities to best serve grant partners   
    • Lead Foundation efforts to communicate the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset and grantees’ key research outcomes   



    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization: 

    • 5+ years of experience which should include an advanced degree with a concentration in entrepreneurship, or a related field; related fields include economics, history, political science, public policy, or similar disciplines 
    • An understanding of and commitment to the principles that drive the organization’s vision  
    • A strong demonstrated interest and knowledge proficiency in entrepreneurship education 
    • A record of success collaborating and engaging outside of your primary discipline of study 
    • High degree of intellectual curiosity  
    • Track record of success in a fast-paced environment, including a high degree of initiative, and desire to proactively improve on skills and effectiveness 



    About Us



    Everyone has the ability to learn, contribute, and succeed if they have the opportunity to do so.  The Charles Koch Institute and the Charles Koch Foundation advance ideas to help all people realize their potential, by challenging convention and eliminating barriers that stifle creativity and progress. 


    To realize that North Star, we support educational programs, research, and dialogue—working alongside hundreds of universities and nonprofit partners around the country.  All our work is guided by a commitment to unite with anyone to do right and identify new perspectives, to help people accomplish great things for themselves and others.


    We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. PM19


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