Associate Director, Educational Partnerships - Careers - Charles Koch Foundation


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Associate Director, Educational Partnerships

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You find fulfillment in growing and managing a team, have a passion for free and open societies, and are craving the opportunity to engage others about the impact of ideas. If this is how you describe yourself, this is the ideal role for you to maximize your impact and take your career to the next level. The educational partnerships team is a fast-moving group of driven individuals who believe in the power of ideas to impact the opportunities and growth of others. This team has worked on exciting partnerships in education and are rapidly scaling to provide all students access to a quality education. One that helps them develop the values, knowledge, and skills necessary to lead a life of fulfillment. In our efforts to scale, we need an experienced team leader to drive and build team culture connected to principles of Market Based Management® to optimize the team approach to the growing portfolio of educational programs. There is also the opportunity for the role to include support of grant relationships and the identification and recommendation of new programs opportunities. Your responsibilities include: - Supervise a growing, dynamic team of 4-5 - Optimize division of labor and make recommendations regarding team professional development and hiring - Connect the team to organizational vision and work to enable team members to elevate and grow the educational partnerships portfolio - Strong potential to develop and support a portfolio of grant partnerships - Work closely with program leadership to ensure that outcomes meet stakeholder needs - Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer goals - Proactively communicate project status, issues, and risks to stakeholders and internal sponsors - Measure time and resources used for projects and communicate that measurement to stakeholders Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team: - 5+ years of team building and supervisory experience, experience in a grant-making environment preferred - Strong understanding of and excitement for the ideas of free and open societies - Demonstrated success and interest in supervising a team and managing their professional development - Excellent communication and coalition-building skills - Ability to write and present informatively, while matching the style to meet various audience needs - Humility, integrity, and professionalism - Entrepreneurial spirit and high sense of urgency All candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample Benefits of Working at the Charles Koch Foundation • Flexible and fulfilling work arrangements • 401(k) matching • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits • Full spectrum of life and disability insurance • Vacation, sick, and holiday pay • Eight weeks paid primary caregiver leave • Flexible Spending Accounts • Continual professional training • Organization-sponsored team-building activities • Company discounts for employees in more than 24 categories, including entertainment, travel, food, and sports • Located just one block from the Court House Metro Station • Metro benefits or paid parking in building garage • Newly designed space maximizes natural light and includes collaborative areas and quiet work stations • Fitness facilities, wellness rooms, and dry cleaning available in the building • Casual Fridays EOE/M/F/D/V 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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