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August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

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Research & Policy
Programmatic Research Director

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111451111
Date Posted: 09/10/2014
Date Inactive: 12/12/2014
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Programmatic Research Director
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
L3 -- Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise
C9 -- Design of Experiments
D8 -- Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
O3 -- Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
P1 -- Capitalist Systems
00 -- Default: Any Field
Research Design
Public Policy
Grant writing
Data Analysis
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ( is among the thirty largest foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion. The Foundation has an extensive Research and Policy program that is ultimately aimed at helping to develop effective programs and inform policy that will best advance education and entrepreneurship.

The Kauffman Foundation has retained EFL Associates in the search for a Programmatic Research Director, a critical new position within the expanding research and policy department. The Director will directly oversee the entrepreneurship research initiative with significant overlap in education programs/research. S/he will work collaboratively with both program leaders and research peers to define and oversee the research agenda, serving as a spokesperson for research and disseminating findings as appropriate. A research or grant writing background in education, economics, public policy or entrepreneurship is desired.

Education and Experience:

• A Bachelor's degree in economics, public policy or other related field is required. A masters or doctoral degree is preferred with at least 7 years of experience working in a research or grant writing capacity.
• Comfort with quantitative and qualitative data analysis, developing metrics for measuring and communicating success.
• Previous supervisory experience is necessary.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 10/24/2014
Application Instructions:
For more information, please contact: Nancy Huckaba at To apply: Please send your resume to