Open positions at CORI

The Center on Rural Innovation is an Equal Opportunity Employer — people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. We are interested in your ambitions, personal experiences, great ideas, and passions, and believe that everyone’s unique story and perspective adds value to our organization.

  • With a specific emphasis on local efforts in Emporia, Kansas, this role will support the work of Ignite Emporia digital jobs training and employment initiatives as well as entrepreneurship programming.  
  • A remote position, the Director of Knowledge and Research will collaboratively set a vision for CORI and RISI’s research needs. They will build and lead a team that will engage in rural-focused research and knowledge advancement, and internal knowledge management.
  • The Future of Work Associate will support the team's efforts and increase the capacity of rural community leaders to meet the needs and challenges faced by rural tech workers and learners — particularly women, BIPOC, and Latinx workers.

Open positions at Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc (RISI)

RISI is the sister organization of the Center on Rural Innovation.

  • The Data Analyst will develop CORI’s data technology stack and data streamlining tools, and define and execute analytics for internal and external clients. This is a dynamic and wide-ranging role in an organization that is rapidly evolving and building a national profile.
  • This role sits at the critical intersection of data analytics, visual design and storytelling. Our Information Designer will craft compelling data visualizations that help advance the goals of our organization and drive understanding and empathy for the communities we serve.
  • The Regional Director will lead our engagement in the deep south, serving as the point person across all of our offerings in the region — including broadband and digital economy strategy work — to help more communities in the Southeast join the Rural Innovation Network.
Stay in touch

Don’t see an opening that’s quite right, but want to get on our radar for the next one? Send your resume to jobs (at) ruralinnovation.us and we’ll keep it on file.

CORI and RISI will manage the application and review process using our Workable platform. Please direct all inquiries through this system.​​ We are unable to respond to phone inquiries at this time.