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Join Our Team!

We wear a lot of purple in the second best College Town in America.

Purple is more than a color here. It represents pride, passion and purpose. It's the palpable energy you feel on the K-State campus and in the surrounding community. And it's a sense of possibility for thousands of students, faculty and staff.

We at Kansas State University Foundation are looking for outstanding candidates to join our expanding team:

  • Be part of something bigger!
  • Get a job that's more than a paycheck!
  • Live in a town known for its high quality of life

job opportunities

Our TeamOur MissionOur Community
Love coming to work every day and reach your full potential in a dynamic, supportive, and focused atmosphere with a comprehensive array of valuable benefits. Read MoreWe are more than champions of K-State. We are champions of the global community. Together our efforts foster programs and services that will benefit generations to come. Read MoreManhattan has consistently ranked among the happiest towns in America. More than our sports, recreation, arts and leisure — the people make this a great place to call home. Read More


Culture of Excellence 

Great Place to Work certified

KSU Foundation is the only certified institutionally related foundation in the country and one of only seven Great Place to Work certified organizations in Kansas. In the nonprofit space, KSU Foundation joins the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Kessler Foundation in this distinction.

Dedication to Inclusion & Diversity

The Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for all employees to succeed by creating an environment that is inclusive. We exceed the expectations of those we serve and improve the success of the organization by drawing strength from the diversity of our team. We seek to view each member of our staff not based solely upon cultural fit, but rather the unique characteristics and experiences each person adds to our workplace culture.


Inclusion Council

Our organization performs at its absolute best when fostering a diverse and inclusive team. We want you to share your talents and true self with the Foundation family. Getting to know our coworkers helps us better understand our work, goals, and ourselves. While growing philanthropy at K-State is our goal, we recognize this requires many uniquely talented people actively building an organization rooted in teamwork. At the Kansas State University Foundation, we aim to help all colleagues feel welcome included and whole in our workplace. Through our shared values, we honor K-State, our donors, and coworkers when:

  • We cultivate a culture of EXCELLENCE that celebrates and rewards initiative, resilience, courage and results.
  • We work alongside passionate, caring and talented people who TRUST and challenge us in our intentional pursuit to be the best.
  • We offer resources for professional growth so that team members can find their PURPOSE, a path to grow, ways to add value and thrive.
  • We find solutions as a FAMILY while aiming for individual excellence, collective success, and meaningful outcomes.

Our goal is to build and strengthen diversity and inclusion efforts of the Foundation to improve our reach, expertise, and impact. Our Inclusion Council has sub-committees focusing on community engagement/volunteering, DEI education content for employees, and executing internal events, programs, and other activities to support an inclusive and welcoming workplace.

We want to hear from you!

Thinking about a change and want to learn more? E-mail the HR team and we will be in touch soon!