Employment

Position opportunities at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

We encourage you to learn more about WKKF as an organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Planning, Evaluation and Research (PER) Officer

Serving under the leadership of the director of evaluation, the PER Officer is responsible for designing, leading and supporting mission oriented planning, research, and evaluation activities.

Education/Experience

  • Master’s degree is required. Preference will be given to individuals with graduate degrees in program evaluation or applied social science.
  • Experience in the philanthropic or nonprofit sector is preferred.
  • Significant work experience (8-10 years) and strong networks in fields relevant to assigned responsibilities 
  • Track record of creating and implementing new learning and evaluation methods of practice.
  • Successful experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.

Additional Info

Download Executive Summary

How to Apply

This search is being conducted with the assistance of Allison Kupfer Poteet and Callie Carroll of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary history and where you learned of the position should be sent to: wkkf-pero@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

Communications Analyst

Contribute toward increasing awareness and support for the foundation’s vision through a comprehensive strategic communications program. Responsible for implementing a wide range of communications tools that help deliver priority messages to the foundation’s internal and external audiences.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, English or related field required.
  • Minimum three years of experience in communications or related field with a desire for media or marketing experience with an agency, corporation or non-profit organization.
  • Three to five years of project management experience.
  • Experience working effectively with people from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.

How to Apply

The foundation is partnering with an executive search firm to fill this position. Please submit all application materials, including a letter of application and resume in confidence to:

Beth Hare
Criterion Search Group, Inc.
hare@criterionsg.com
www.criterionsg.com
610 581 0590 phone

Communications Manager

Serving under the direction of the communications officer, the communications manager is responsible for planning, executing, monitoring, assessing and adjusting communications work in support of WKKF programs to strengthen the foundation’s overall efforts in support of its mission.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (communications, marketing, journalism, English) required.  Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Five to seven years of internal/external communications experience gained through working in one or more of the following organizations, e.g., agency, corporation and/or large non-profit institution.
  • Experience leading communications efforts focused on setting and achieving defined goals and objectives across a broad range of strategic communications initiatives and programs in a complex organization.
  • Experience working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.

How to Apply

The foundation is partnering with an executive search firm to fill this position. Please submit all application materials, including a letter of application and resume in confidence to:

Beth Hare
Criterion Search Group, Inc.
hare@criterionsg.com
www.criterionsg.com
610 581 0590 phone

Contracts Analyst

Working as part of the Grant and Contract Services team, the contracts analyst is responsible for providing pre- and post-award contract services by partnering with programming and operations to conduct vendor and contract due diligence reviews, assist in negotiation and drafting of customized contracts and amendments. Review and analyze reports, conduct research and provide recommendations to internal customers, as needed.

Education/Experience

  • At least 5-8 years’ experience in contract administration, services procurement, or related position.
  • Experience working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Strong knowledge of procurement strategies, tactics (including negotiating), processes, procedures
  • and systems (including SAP).
  • Strong quantitative, statistical and analytical skills.
  • High aptitude for system and data management and math concepts used in accounting.
  • Maximum reliability, accuracy and thoroughness required. 

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who have experience working with service contracts.

Additional Info

The Kellogg Foundation offers an excellent total compensation/rewards package that includes competitive pay (commensurate with experience, education, credentials, and performance) and a comprehensive benefits program. For immediate and confidential consideration, please submit application materials including a letter of application, resume and desired salary range to: Employment@wkkf.org.

Director of Food, Health and Well-Being Programs

The director of food, health and well-being programs will provide oversight for execution of the strategic framework within assigned element and day-to-day management of assigned human, technical and financial resources. Also responsible, in collaboration with directors of place-based programs, for integration of assigned element within priority places.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to assigned areas is required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Significant work experience (8-10 years) in fields relevant to assigned responsibilities as well as a broad, generalist background with deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, and networking. Distinguished in relevant field of practice.
  • Evidence of effective work beyond areas of relevant field of practice and technical skills in one or more of the foundation’s core programming areas.
  • Successful experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.

Additional Info

  • Demonstrated success in stewarding partnerships with government agencies, foundations, policymakers and stakeholders in agriculture, public health, economic development, education and community organizations in support of advancement for children and families.
  • Deep knowledge, expertise and understanding of the broad social and economic forces, systems policy, theories, models and strategies surrounding food systems and access, sustainable agriculture and public health. 
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to effectively work with and support vulnerable communities including appreciation for historical context, discernment of relationship nuances and power dynamics, and understanding of social, racial and ethnic realities. 
  • Ability to translate concept into action and stimulate program direction that capitalizes upon emerging opportunities. Capacity to develop and implement impactful programs and effectively communicate conceptual program frameworks to grant-seekers and trustees. 
  • Networks, knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: food, health and well-being, racial equity and civic engagement preferred.

How to Apply

Download the Executive Summary.  Submit application materials including a letter of application, curriculum vita and a list of references in confidence to:

Jack Gorman, Vice President
Ariannah Mirick, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
E-mail: www.imsearch.com/5192

Program Officer - Family Economic Security

Serving under the direction of the director of or VP-program strategy, the program officer is responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities for affecting positive systemic change within communities, and executing programming efforts that are aligned with the organizational direction. The program officer will work closely with other staff to ensure integration and coordination of efforts.

Education/Experience

  • Master’s degree in a field relevant to assigned areas is preferred.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in fields relevant to assigned responsibilities. Preference for significant relevant work experience (8+ years) with strong networks and contacts, as well as a broad, generalist background with deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, networking, and community change.
  • Evidence of effective work beyond areas of relevant field of practice and technical skills in one or more core programming areas (family economic security; food, health and well-being; education and learning; civic engagement; racial equity, etc.) that support the goal area/regional strategy are essential.
  • Successful experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Team building capabilities within WKKF and in communities.
  • Time management and ability to multitask and navigate the field effectively both within updated technological systems and community development models.

Additional Info

  • Experience in entrepreneurship, business development, social enterprise development, employee-owned business models or banking and finance required.
  • Ability to apply business knowledge to expand economic opportunity for low-income people required.
  • Knowledge of financial services policies on family economic security required.
  • Operational experience with making financial systems and products available to low-income people required.
  • Understanding of intersections between workforce development and enterprise development is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in varied geographies and with diverse populations strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of asset development, including financial education and coaching is strongly preferred.
  • Background in green enterprise development desired.
  • Prior grantmaking or foundation experience desired.
  • Fluency in Spanish desired.

How to Apply

The foundation has partnered with an executive search firm to fill this position. Download the Executive Summary. To apply for the position, please submit a substantive cover letter and current resume to:
Lauren I. Gumbs, Senior Partner
Gumbs + Partners
Via e-mail: applications@gumbspartners.com

Program Officer - Battle Creek

Serving under the direction of the director of or VP-program strategy, the program officer is responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities for affecting positive systemic change within communities, and executing programming efforts that are aligned with the organizational direction. The program officer will work closely with other staff to ensure integration and coordination of efforts.

Education/Experience

  • Master’s degree in a field relevant to assigned areas is preferred.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in fields relevant to assigned responsibilities. Preference for significant relevant work experience (8+ years) with strong networks and contacts, as well as a broad, generalist background with deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, networking, and community change.
  • Evidence of effective work beyond areas of relevant field of practice and technical skills in one or more core programming areas (family economic security; food, health and well-being; education and learning; civic engagement; racial equity, etc.) that support the goal area/regional strategy are essential.
  • Successful experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Team building capabilities within WKKF and in communities.
  • Time management and ability to multitask and navigate the field effectively both within updated technological systems and community development models.

Additional Info

Michigan/Battle Creek:

Deep knowledge of issues and communities in Battle Creek and Calhoun county is preferred.

Significant work experience in Battle Creek is a plus.

Expertise in economic development and community development in similar communities preferred.

How to Apply

External search firm

The foundation will be partnering with an executive search firm to fill this position. Download the Executive Summary. Please submit all nominations, inquiries and/or application materials, including a letter of application, resume and a list of references in confidence to:

Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group

wkkf-pobc@nonprofitprofessionals.com

More Hiring Information

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

WKKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and shall continue to adhere to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, position status and other employment actions without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, handicap, genetic information or veteran status.

Total Rewards Statement: To support our employees and their families, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation offers a total rewards package comprised of competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. The cafeteria style benefits package includes choices of affordable medical and dental plans designed to meet individuals’ varying needs, disability and life insurance programs, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, broad retirement benefits and a generous number of paid holiday and vacation days. Additionally, the foundation provides for personal and professional growth through an educational reimbursement program, opportunities for professional recognition and development and work-life balance and wellness programs.

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“Empleen el dinero del modo en que crean conveniente, siempre y cuando promueva la salud, la felicidad y el bienestar de los niños.” - Will Keith Kellogg

“Sèvi ak lajan an jan w vle depi se sante timoun, byennèt timoun ak kè kontan pou timoun w ap ankouraje.” - W.K. Kelòg