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Program Director, Entrepreneurship

Company: The Charles Koch Institute
Location: Arlington
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

ID (external): 2019-3726# of Openings: 1Location: US-VA-ArlingtonOverview*To be considered, all candidates must submit a writing sample with their application.* You're not only deeply familiar with what it means to be an entrepreneur, you are also well-versed in the scholarship and debate about what leads to principled leadership in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. An appreciation for the importance of education and a passion for helping remove barriers to lifelong learning drives your vision for the study of entrepreneurship. As a program director, entrepreneurship, you will work with an innovative team to shape the direction of the Foundation's growing support for entrepreneurship education and scholarship. This is an opportunity to help the Foundation better support current grant partners while providing leadership on new related initiatives, including, but not limited to, educational programming, research on the conditions necessary for entrepreneurial activity, producing written material that communicates the Foundation's vision, and identifying new opportunities for partnership in this critical space. Your Responsibilities Include:


  • Develop and maintain a perspective on the state of entrepreneurship education and scholarship in the academy
  • Provide analysis and recommendations on grant proposals relative to this focus


    • Drive collaboration across Foundation capabilities to best serve grant partners
    • Lead Foundation efforts to communicate the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset and grantees' key research outcomes

      Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization:

      • 5+ years of experience which should include an advanced degree with a concentration in entrepreneurship, or a related field; related fields include economics, history, political science, public policy, or similar disciplines


        • An understanding of and commitment to the principles that drive the organization's vision
        • A strong demonstrated interest and knowledge proficiency in entrepreneurship education
        • A record of success collaborating and engaging outside of your primary discipline of study
        • High degree of intellectual curiosity
        • Track record of success in a fast-paced environment, including a high degree of initiative, and desire to proactively improve on skills and effectiveness

          About UsThe 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. PM19 PI113478249

Keywords: The Charles Koch Institute, Washington DC , Program Director, Entrepreneurship, Executive , Arlington, DC

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