Program Manager, Educational Partnerships

Program Manager, Educational Partnerships

Program Management

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.

Your responsibilities include:
• 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

Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team:
• 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

Standout applicants may also bring:
• Advanced degree in economics, political science, or related field
• Experience and understanding of the higher education and academic environments
• Curriculum development experience
• Supervisory experience
• Casual Fridays


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.

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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