• Program Officer, University Leadership

    Posted Date 6 months ago(11/20/2018 1:40 PM)
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    Program Management
  • Overview

    You believe that higher education, done well, empowers people to realize their potential and fosters an open exchange of ideas that drive innovation and progress. Higher education enables students to become critical thinkers through engagement with diverse and challenging ideas, and it helps students discover, develop, and utilize their natural talents. If these ideas resonate with you, this is the program officer job to take your career to the next level.


    At the Charles Koch Foundation, we believe in supporting post-secondary education that will empower and enable students to succeed. We are looking for a skilled program officer to join the team and challenge the status quo. As a seasoned communicator and higher education expert, you can bring your skills and experience to work with university leaders and administrators to improve academic freedom and open inquiry.


    If you’re ready to bring your skills and experience to a place where you can be part of a lasting difference in higher education, apply now.



    Your Responsibilities Include


    • Partner with higher education institutions to strengthen standards for academic freedom, open inquiry, and equal rights.
    • Develop a network of university leaders who are committed to academia as a forum for experimental discovery
    • Drive the discovery and implementation of world-class standards for university philanthropic partnerships



    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization


    • 7+ years of professional experience in higher education, university leadership, administration, or other related professional experience
    • Deep knowledge of and commitment to principles of academic independence and scientific inquiry
    • Demonstrated ability to build mutually beneficial relationships
    • High degree of integrity
    • Connection and alignment to organizational vision



    About Us


    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.


    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. 


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