Program Officer - Fellowship Alumni, based in Battle Creek, MI

Serving under the direction of the chief leadership and human capital strategist, 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.


  • Significant work experience (five years minimum, eight plus preferred) in fields relevant to the responsibilities outlined above, with strong national and regional networks and contacts, and a deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, network development, and community change; experience managing a best-in-class alumni outreach program or network is a plus.
  • Current knowledge of best practices in fellowship alumni engagement and communication to stimulate appropriate programming directions and capitalize on emerging opportunities; an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to translate concept to action.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs that have impact; the ability to think globally while working locally, representing WKKF to a variety of stakeholders in a respectful, credible, and selfless manner focusing on the foundation’s core values and the greater good.
  • Ability to work effectively within vulnerable communities, including appreciating historical contexts, discerning nuances of relationships and power dynamics, understanding racial/ethnic realities, and respecting community needs and desires. Experience working in community-based contexts with a particular focus on racial equity and healing and community and civic engagement; and familiarity with one or more of WKKF’s priority areas of: educated kids, healthy kids, and secure families.
  • Successful experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds; willingness to set aside a personal agenda in favor of organizational and community goals and objectives.
  • Experience working in a high performing and agile organization with a team-oriented culture.

Additional Info

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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 an executive search firm to fill this position. 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

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

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