Policy Officer, Location flexible

The Policy Officer is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of the foundation’s policy-advocacy strategy through identifying and securing opportunities for affecting positive systemic change within communities. The Policy Officer will ensure that policy-focused programming efforts that are aligned with the foundation’s strategic plan and manage successful outcomes for these opportunities and programmatic efforts. The Policy Officer will work with cross-functional teams to ensure integration and coordination of policy, advocacy and stakeholder engagement efforts across the foundation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy or a relevant social science discipline is required and an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Minimum five years of related work experience and demonstrated success in government relations or policy-making and stakeholder relations. Eight plus years of above experience is preferred.
  • Excellent negotiation, facilitation, mediation, and speaking skills.
  • Experience in the formation or management of effective strategic and operational partnerships with other organizations.
  • Experience working with issues and communities relevant to the programmatic priorities of the foundation.

Additional Info

  • Understanding and experience navigating political systems and process to achieve a policy goal.
  • Comfortable and has experience working effectively on policy equity issues with persons from diverse cultural, social, economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience working with communications professionals and a keen understanding of the role of communications in the policymaking process and advocacy (e.g., messaging, narrative development, framing, branding, positioning, media relations, data visualization, social media, public opinion research, etc.)
  • Detailed understanding of the rules governing foundation-funded activities with policymakers; work with legal counsel and others on issues related to compliance (e.g., lobbying and electioneering restrictions).

How to Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicant materials will begin immediately and continue until finalist candidates have been identified.

APPLICATIONS/NOMINATIONS PROCESS: The foundation is partnering with Search Light Solutions, Inc., led by Andrew Zalman, to fill this position.

Review the position description and Apply here.

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

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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

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