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Program Officer, Education Innovation

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Program Management


You always seem to be a step ahead of everyone else in identifying the latest and greatest innovations in learning design and technology. To you, online learning isn’t just the remote delivery of traditional programs, but presents a new frontier of educational opportunities for learners. While working in the ideas space may not be your “day job,” your colleagues are impressed with your ability to explain complex principles in ways others will find meaningful.


Your passion is not just in finding the next great innovation, but in understanding how meaningful relationships, combined with great ideas and principles, can help people expand their horizons, develop their skills, and help others.


Our educational partnerships team is looking for a program officer with a deep drive to advance an understanding of the principles of liberty through education innovation. You would be responsible for driving a growing portfolio of grant relationships in the space as well as building coalitions of people and organizations focused on helping students transform their lives by developing their unique aptitudes. If you are looking for a way to transform your passion in the ideas into a fulfilling career, apply today.



Your Responsibilities Include


  • Explore and cultivate new relationships and opportunities within  edtech and education innovation
  • Manage an existing portfolio of educational programs
  • Build experiments designed to increase the Foundation’s learning and ability to scale innovative programs
  • Make grant recommendations to decision makers
  • Represent the Foundation at conferences and events
  • Work collaboratively and across teams to accomplish goals and ensure success of programs


Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization


  • 5+ years of related experience in industry, online education and/or learning design and technology
  •  Professional experience designing, developing and managing online, blended or other technology-mediated instruction
  • Advanced degree in instructional design, educational technology, or related field preferred
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and professionalism
  • High level of humility and integrity
  •  Strong customer focus and organizational skills
  • Ability to think and act entrepreneurially
  • Deep understanding of and passion for economic freedom and individual liberty


All candidates will be required to submit a professional writing sample.


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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