*To be considered, all candidates must submit a writing sample with their application.*
Knowing your work makes a difference fuels you like a shot of espresso in the afternoon. You have the ambition of an entrepreneur, always looking for new opportunities to make a positive impact. You love watching big ideas take root and flourish on university campuses and in society at large.
And that’s where your passion for higher education and philanthropy comes in.
The university investments team is a core component of the Foundation’s efforts to connect scholars, students, and partners with the resources to explore diverse ideas and solutions that meet the challenges of our day. As a program manager, you’ll be responsible for driving part of the Foundation’s existing portfolio of grants to universities, students, scholars, and other non-profits. You’ll also have the opportunity to help identify and evaluate new opportunities for impactful philanthropy in higher education. Your interpersonal skills will allow you to foster meaningful, long-term relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners.
Sounds exciting, right? Apply now.
Your Responsibilities Include
Manage an existing portfolio of grants to educational programs, graduate student programs, and other grants that support academic research
Collaborate across teams and with partners to drive results, effectively manage projects and relationships, and ensure success of grants
Cultivate relationships with faculty, administrators, and other stakeholders and represent the Foundation among university partners
Make grant recommendations to decision makers
Some travel required in order to maintain relationships with external partners
Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization
3-5 years of professional experience, 3+ years of experience in relationship management
Demonstrated ability to use sound judgement and superior professionalism in nurturing relationships with internal and external stakeholders
High degree of intellectual curiosity and a drive to seek out the best knowledge to inform and improve your work
High level of humility and integrity
Entrepreneurial spirit and high sense of urgency
Strong organizational skills
Standout Candidates May Also Bring
Experience in higher education
Experience in a nonprofit or philanthropic organization
The Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and well-being. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional training programs to find the ideas and talent that will stimulate a movement and change the world.
Because here, your life’s work matters.
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.