Stand Together

  • Research Analyst, K-12

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    Research and Analysis
  • Overview

    For some, a K-12 education in the U.S. is a formative experience that provides them with the skills necessary to identify and apply their aptitudes, whether through further education or a career. But for too many students, K-12 education is not providing these experiences and instead becomes a barrier to success. At the Charles Koch Foundation, our K-12 team is exploring a variety of programs that range from improving traditional programming to innovative new models that could radically transform how K-12 education is provided.  If you have a passion for improving K-12 education and believe that the system can provide a high-quality education for all students, then we believe we have an opportunity for you.


    We are looking for a Research Analyst who can work with a diverse set of capabilities to help shape the Foundation’s efforts to transform K-12 education and ensure that all students have access to an effective and inspirational educational experience. Success will require combining the Foundation’s decades of experience in educational grantmaking with knowledge of the K-12 educational landscape.



    Your Responsibilities Include

    • Provide analysis and recommendations on grant proposals relative to the Foundation’s key goals in K-12 education    
    • Research and develop an understanding of various academic disciplines to identify new grantmaking opportunities
    • Lead Foundation efforts to optimize existing investments within the K-12 education portfolio


    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

    • 3-5 years of research experience
    • Ability to analyze and contextualize scholarly publications
    • Demonstrated inquisitiveness and ability to explore new intellectual spaces
    • Robust written communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to apply strategic thinking skills to organizational goals
    • Works well in a highly collaborative environment 


    Standout Candidates May Also Bring

    • Professional experience in K-12 education space
    • Knowledge of K-12 pedagogy and policy
    • Knowledge or experience with academic grantmaking



    About Us


    Everyone has the ability to learn, contribute, and succeed if they have the opportunity to do so.  The Charles Koch Institute and the Charles Koch Foundation advance ideas to help all people realize their potential, by challenging convention and eliminating barriers that stifle creativity and progress. 


    To realize that North Star, we support educational programs, research, and dialogue—working alongside hundreds of universities and nonprofit partners around the country.  All our work is guided by a commitment to unite with anyone to do right and identify new perspectives, to help people accomplish great things for themselves and others.


    We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. 


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