Careers

Watson Institute is led by a team of strong-hearted individuals who aim to shape the future of education while supporting some of the world’s most promising next generation leaders and entrepreneurs.

Below are the positions that are currently open at Watson Institute:

Director of Vertical Programs | Denver/Boulder, CO

The Director of Vertical Programs is responsible for leading, organizing, and executing org-wide Vertical Programs with corporate and foundation partners.

To apply, please visit this link.

Deadline
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Executive Director, Boulder | Denver/Boulder, CO

The Executive Director leads the team and Watson Institute’s programs in Boulder, CO, where we aim to develop the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and help define the future of higher education.

To apply, please visit this link.

Deadline
September 30, 2021

Finance Manager | Denver/Boulder, CO

The Finance Manager is responsible for leading Watson Institute’s financial management system, process, and analysis and providing financial insight into the organization wide strategy and mission.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and answer to the two questions in the job description (found here) to Eric Glustrom: eric@watson.is.

Deadline
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Our Results

Watson Institute alumni have created over 1,000 part or full-time jobs, and impacted over 5 million people around the world through initiatives they help lead.
The 294 Watson Institute scholars and alumni from 69 countries have raised over $100 million, accepted to Y-Combinator, Echoing Green, and five named to Forbes 30 under 30 lists.
With a 15% acceptance rate, Watson Institute is as selective as elite institutions – yet we are selecting for radically different kinds of students.
Watson Institute receives support and has been recognized for innovation within higher education by Ashoka, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Techstars Foundation, Ford Fund, Western Union Foundation, Bank of the West, and others.