• Program Officer, K-12 Educational Partnerships

    Posted Date 5 months ago(8/22/2018 3:30 PM)
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  • Overview

    A quality education opens doors to individual empowerment and opportunity. This is an idea that resonates strongly with you, but you also believe there is no single solution to address the needs of students, educators, and families. New and unconventional means of delivering best-in-class educational opportunities and resources are what get you up every morning, and you’re excited to explore new ways of tackling this ongoing challenge.


    We are looking for seasoned professionals like you to apply your passion for education, drive for helping all students discover and develop their aptitudes, and experience building meaningful relationships to an exciting and rapidly growing portfolio of educational partnerships. You will help us identify new opportunities to develop partnerships with and funding for organizations that support students developing their unique talent and abilities through transformational educational programs, teacher training, and professional development.


    This program officer job is an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of philanthropic support for unique ways to develop and deliver best-in-class education to K-12 students that could transform educational opportunities as we know them today. Sound like an exciting challenge? Apply now.



    Your Responsibilities Include


    • Discover organizations doing exciting things in K-12 education and identify ways we can bring grantmaking and complementary capabilities to support their work and impact
    • Act as a key liaison and manager of grant relationships with K-12 education partners with an emphasis on identification of new opportunities
    • Work with prospective partners on their proposals and provide advice and guidance for how their projects can have additional impact with Charles Koch Foundation support
    • Act as an internal resource to drive collaboration between teams on the support, progress, and outputs of the portfolio
    • Travel as needed to manage partnerships



    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization


    • 7+ years of overall professional experience, 5+ years of related experience in relationship management, fundraising, grant making, K12 education leadership, or other related field
    • Deep understanding of and passion for free societies and individual liberty
    • A demonstrated interest and passion for a multitude of K-12 opportunities and a willingness to work with a variety of different partners
    • Proven ability to build effective relationships and networks both internally and externally to achieve results
    • Capability to exercise good judgment through critical thinking
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize while driving multiple concurrent projects to completion
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and professionalism


    Standout Candidates May Also Bring


    • Experience in education as a practitioner
    • Supervisory experience



    About Us


    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, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, 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.



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