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Program Officer, University Investments


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The Charles Koch Foundation seeks a Program Officer with a deep understanding and passion for advancing liberty to join the university investments team in Arlington, VA! The university investments team is an important component of the Foundation’s work to support programs that explore the institutions and ideas that foster well-being, including the principles of free societies. This individual will be responsible for cultivating and managing relationships with university partners, as well as driving the foundation’s programs to support its research priorities and to assist graduate students in their pursuit of advanced degrees. Part of what makes the Charles Koch Foundation a unique place to work is our Market-Based Management® philosophy. This philosophy creates an environment that prioritizes integrity and compliance, fosters professional growth, and rewards our employees for the value they create. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with others, be entrepreneurial, and take the next step in your career! Your responsibilities include: • Cultivate relationships with key faculty, administrators, and other stakeholders • Collaborate across teams to drive results and effectively manage projects and relationships • Make grant recommendations to decision makers • Represent the foundation among university partners Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team: • Exceptional interpersonal skills and professionalism • High level of humility and integrity • Deep understanding of and passion for economic freedom and individual liberty • 5+ years of related experience • Advanced degree in economics, political science, or related field preferred • Experience in higher education preferred 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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