Director of New Mexico Programs (based in Albuquerque, NM)

Serving under the direction of the vice president for program strategy, the director of New Mexico Programs 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 director of New Mexico Programs will work closely with other staff to ensure integration and coordination of efforts.


  • 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 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. 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

  • Deep understanding of local issues and communities, as well as significant networks, knowledge and experience in New Mexico preferred.
  • Develop and maintain strong, authentic and strategic relationships to leverage participation of other foundations, businesses, governmental agencies and other key decision makers in New Mexico.
  • 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.
  • Success in designing (geographic) place-based system and social change strategies.
  • Spanish or Indigenous American language ability desired.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

How to Apply

The foundation will be partnering with an executive search firm to fill this position. Review of applicant materials will continue until finalist candidates have been identified. 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: 

Download the position description 

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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