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Research Analyst

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Research and Analysis


Your knowledge of foundational ideas inspires you to think critically about the conditions that lead to open and prosperous societies. You’re nimble and you thrive when contributing to multiple projects across a variety of disciplines. You’re a focused, self-driven researcher who consistently produces reliable insights that help connect teammates to the best course of action. If this sounds like you, we’re glad you found us. 


Our Research team needs you to apply your knowledge to help inform grantmaking strategies and provide funding recommendations in the Foundation’s emerging portfolios. We also seek a candidate with an eye for project management to assist in leading our Research team.



Your Responsibilities Include

  • Build an actionable perspective on new areas of investment for the Foundation
  • Help lead Foundation efforts to continually improve analysis capabilities and the team's ability to identify new areas of potential grantmaking that better advance the organization's vision
  • Provide analysis and recommendations on grant proposals relative to the Foundation’s grant portfolios
  • Develop a perspective on how the Foundation presents its grant activity and differentiates itself from similar organizations



Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

  • 5+ years of research experience 
  • An understanding of and commitment to the principles that drive the organization’s vision  
  • A strong demonstrated interest and knowledge proficiency in relevant databases 
  • A record of successful collaboration 
  • High degree of intellectual curiosity  
  • Track record of success in a fast-paced environment, including a high degree of initiative, desire to proactively improve skills, and a willingness to pivot projects based on new information


Standout Candidates May Also Bring

  • Experience/knowledge of 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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