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Are you interested in engaging with ideas across a range of disciplines and sharing newly-acquired knowledge with others? Can you quickly absorb information and identify trends? Our team is looking for an individual with these skills to help navigate strategic decisions and contribute to the organization’s mission to advance an understanding of free societies.
The Mid to Senior Research Analyst will engage with various academic disciplines to inform our strategies and grant-making. This role will work collaboratively with colleagues at the Foundation and the Institute on the economic freedom issue area.
Economic freedom is a critical component of societal well-being, leading to greater opportunity and an improved quality of life.
This is a unique opportunity for anyone with an enthusiasm for the free and open exchange of ideas and an interest in using their knowledge and research skills to support grant-making activities that will make a difference!
Your Responsibilities Include
• Research and develop an understanding of various academic disciplines to assess grant-making opportunities
• Apply excellent written communication skills to synthesize research and recommend opportunities for the Foundation to support
• Build collaborative relationships across the organization
• Identify gaps and opportunities for grant-making that will advance the organization’s vision
Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization
• An M.A. with academic or professional research experience preferred; concentration in economics, public policy, political science, history, or related fields preferred
• Interest in the economic freedom issue area preferred
• Ability to analyze and contextualize scholarly publications
• Demonstrated inquisitiveness and ability to explore new intellectual spaces
• Robust written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to apply strategic thinking skills to organizational goals
• Strong commitment to advancing freedom and well-being for individuals, communities, and societies
• Works well in a highly collaborative environment
You’re unique. And we love that about you. We’ve learned 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 with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class.
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.