Associate Director, University Investments

Associate Director, University Investments

Program Management

You are recognized as a trusted leader with a reputation as a best-in-class mentor and coach. You are most fulfilled when you see your team exceeding goals and being empowered to do their best work. If this sounds like you, keep reading.

The university investments team is a core component of the Foundation’s efforts to support university-based research centers and other academic opportunities exploring the ideas of a free society. You could say this team is made up of high impact, critical thinkers who others would describe as being at the top of their class. We are looking for a leader to match them in drive and initiative who can challenge them to be the most impactful versions of themselves, proactively align their activities to those that create the most value, and be a strong partner in their professional development.

We are looking for an experienced leader with a proven ability to develop exceedingly effective teams and lead a highly integrated capability. If this sounds like you and you are ready to take the next step in your growing career, then you can be a key driver of our team and organizational success.

Your responsibilities include:
• Provide direct supervision, dedicated mentoring, and coaching to a dynamic team of 6-8
• Identify team best practices and improve upon internal systems with an experienced eye towards growth
• Establish clear ownership for project tasks, ensure that team members have the tools they need to be successful, and that their activities align with strategy as well as their individual strengths and abilities
• Work closely with the Director to report on team activities and proactively communicate progress and challenges

Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team:
• 7+ years of strategic leadership, team building and supervisory experience
• Demonstrated success and interest in supervising a team, supporting their professional development, and forecasting for future growth
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the demonstrated ability to apply these skills in coalition building across internal teams
• Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and high sense of urgency
• A passion for and understanding of the principles of classical liberalism
• Bachelor’s degree


The Charles Koch Institute and the Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free and open society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and mutual benefit. 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.

Employee Benefits

Flexible and fulfilling work arrangements

401k 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

Team-building activities

Continual professional training

Company discounts for entertainment, food, travel, sports, and more

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