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.

Investment Operations Manager

The investment operations manager is responsible for managing the operations processes for the trust’s and foundation’s investment portfolios. Efforts are geared toward ensuring that operational processes are efficient and effective.

Education/Experience

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field. CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Five to eight years of experience gained through working in a variety of organizations, e.g., accounting firm, investment firm, audit firm, industry, non-profit, pension plan.
  • Experience working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds including international cultures and systems.
  • Experience working in a demanding, high performance and ambiguous work environment with a team-oriented culture.

How to Apply

Please submit all nominations, inquiries or application materials, including a letter of application, curriculum vita and a list of references in confidence to:

Raines International

ageller@rainesinternational.com

Chief Strategy Officer

As a member of the senior executive staff, responsible for overseeing the development and execution of effective program strategy, fostering teamwork, integration and alignment, cultivating and maintaining a great service culture, and developing and monitoring policies, philosophies, and organization-wide systems to accomplish the programmatic mission of the foundation. Overall responsibility for leadership and coordination of the human and financial resources related to domestic and international programming, and for planning and evaluating the impact of all program efforts.

Education/Experience

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related field is required. A master's degree is preferred.
  • Substantial number of years (15 or more) of practical work experience or equivalent in fields relevant to assigned responsibilities and/or level of education appropriate to standard for field of expertise.
  • Successful experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.

Additional Info

Download the Executive Summary

How to Apply

This search is being conducted with assistance from Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group.

Nominations and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please submit nominations and/or applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary history and where you learned of the position to the following address: wkkf-cso@nonprofitprofessionals.com

Chief Operating Officer

As a member of the senior executive staff, responsible for overseeing the organizational operations, fostering teamwork, integration and alignment, cultivating and maintaining a great service culture, and developing and monitoring policies, philosophies, and organization-wide systems to accomplish the programmatic mission of the foundation. Overall responsibility for leadership and coordination of the operational functions of the organization.

Education/Experience

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related field is required. A master's degree is preferred.
  • Substantial number of years (15 or more) of practical work experience or equivalent in fields relevant to assigned responsibilities and/or level of education appropriate to standard for field of expertise.
  • Expertise and ability working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.

Additional Info

Download the Executive Summary

How to Apply

This search is being conducted with assistance from Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group.

Nominations and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please submit nominations and/or applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary history and where you learned of the position to the following address:  wkkf-coo@nonprofitprofessionals.com

Program Officer - Grand Rapids

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

  • Deep knowledge of issues and communities in Grand Rapids is required.
  • Significant work experience in Grand Rapids is preferred.
  • Position will work primarily in Grand Rapids (70 percent) with balance of time in Battle Creek and other places (30 percent).

How to Apply

Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group
wkkf-pogr@nonprofitprofessionals.com

Vice President of Information Systems and Technology

Provide overall leadership of the information systems and technology functions within WKKF. Working effectively as a contributing member of the executive team, the VP will provide strategic leadership and direction ensuring consistent and fair application of policies, philosophies, and organization-wide systems to accomplish the mission of the foundation. Provide leadership for the information and technical architecture of the foundation, including management of budget and staff.

Education/Experience

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in computer science, library information science or in other related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience or equivalent in fields relevant to assigned responsibilities.
  • Experienced with process improvement initiatives (lean/six sigma or other).
  • Proven track record in technology areas of responsibility required. Distinguished in a field related to technology and possess proven leadership experience.
  • Successful experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.

Additional Info

Download the Executive Summary

How to Apply

Please submit all nominations, inquiries or application materials (internal or external), including a letter of application, curriculum vita and a list of references in confidence to:

Summit Search Solutions, Inc. 

Stephanie Fowler, Senior Consultant

sfowler@summitsearchsolutions.com

Direct: 530.677.9945

Planning, Evaluation and Research (PER) Officer

Serving under the direction of the vice president – learning and impact, the PER officer is responsible for designing, leading and supporting mission-oriented planning, research and evaluation-related 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

Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group
wkkf-pero@nonprofitprofessionals.com

Director of Family Economic Security (FES)

Under the leadership of the vice president – program strategy, the director of FES programs will provide oversight for execution of the strategic framework within assigned element or approach 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 or approach 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.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to represent WKKF to a variety of stakeholders and intermediaries in a credible and influential way, with a selfless manner focusing on WKKF values and program objectives.

Additional position specific information

  • Ability to represent WKKF to a variety of stakeholders and intermediaries in a credible and influential way, with a selfless manner focusing on WKKF values and program objectives.
  • Additional position specific information
  • Expertise in asset development and building, including financial education and community assets.
  • Success in designing (geographic) place-based system and social change strategies.
  • Knowledge of financial systems, strategies for guiding family stability, new models for career ladders and economic mobility and policy approaches.

Additional Info

Download the Executive Summary.

How to Apply

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 the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group.

Program Officer for the Community Leadership Network Fellowship Program

The program officer will manage an exceptional fellowship program for individuals who can be catalytic actors. Under the leadership of the program’s director, s/he will oversee the on-the-ground execution of the fellowship curriculum and programming, including: coordinating leadership development sessions, managing external vendors and consultants, and providing individual and group support to fellows in the pursuit of social change. 

The program officer will serve as an ambassador to stakeholders, building extensive internal and external community networks, strengthening relationships within communities, leveraging a distinguished and high profile group of former fellows to inspire and nominate new leaders, and working across WKKF teams to increase impact. The program officer will help build metrics and mechanisms for continuous improvement within the program, across and within networks, fostering the development of social change agents in a community-grounded context to make meaningful and sustainable community transformation and social change.

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.
  • Distinguished in relevant field of practice.
  • Evidence of effective work beyond areas of relevant field of practice and technical skills in one or more core programming areas (family income and assets; community assets; food, health and well-being; education and learning; civic and philanthropic engagement; racial equity) 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.
  • Evidence of 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

Download Executive Summary

How to Apply

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-lead@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.


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.

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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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