Program Manager, Educational Partnerships
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Is the desire to make an impact in higher education what gets you out of bed every morning? Are you excited about building relationships and supporting the learning and development of others? The Charles Koch Foundation’s educational partnerships team is looking for someone with these skills and interests to help manage a growing team and support the Foundation’s efforts to engage in mentoring, teaching, studying, and advancing the principles of a free society. This role was previously posted as Program Manager, Academic Programs. The program manager will support and further develop the Foundation’s educational partnerships initiative and be a key driver to creating and developing new and existing programs. This individual will play a primary role in managing important relationships with faculty partners and coordinating across teams to ensure program success. This is a unique opportunity for higher education professionals to take the next step in their career, grow their impact, and continue to connect to the university space. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Act as a key liaison and manager of higher education partnerships • Responsible for managing and driving the strategy and execution for a portfolio of educational programs • Develop and maintain new relationships with faculty and other organizational partners • Contribute to the ongoing design, development, and execution of academic programs • Assist in identifying and recommending new programs and opportunities • Undertake travel as needed to manage partnerships and growth of programs • Supervise a growing team of entrepreneurial-minded individuals Qualifications: • 5+ years of related experience • Deep understanding of and passion for free societies and individual liberty • Capability to exercise good judgment through critical thinking • Demonstrated ability to drive multiple concurrent projects to completion • Exceptional interpersonal skills and professionalism Preferred Qualifications: • Advanced degree in economics, political science, or related field • Experience and understanding of the higher education and academic environments • Curriculum development experience • Supervisory experience 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.