The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (“Kauffman Foundation”) was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Foundation is among the thirty largest foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion. The Foundation focuses its grant making and operations on two areas: advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth.
Reporting to the Vice President of Education, the Director of Postsecondary Initiatives will oversee the Foundation’s grant making and non-grant making activities related to all postsecondary initiatives within the education department, which is aimed at achieving the best possible academic and life outcomes for lower income urban students in Kansas City. This role will maintain particular focus on Kauffman Scholars, Inc. (KSI) and planning for the Foundation’s ongoing investment in college completion support. Candidates should possess 10+ years of professional experience including strategic planning, program piloting and growth of both small and large scale initiatives. An understanding of the postsecondary landscape and, in particular, of challenges currently faced by low/modest income, first generation college and students of color is necessary.
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