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Position opportunities at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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

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

Vice President for Program Strategy (Places)

The Vice President for Program Strategy (VP) is accountable for creative and strategic program leadership, direction, design and implementation, both across the foundation and in assigned areas. In general, working effectively as a contributing member of the executive team, the VP is responsible for leadership, capacity building and fostering collaboration and teamwork in the development and implementation of programming, organizational policy and philosophies, human and financial resource allocation management and internal and external communications.

Education/Experience

  • Level of education appropriate to standard for field of expertise.
  • Substantial number of years of work experience in fields relevant to assigned areas. Minimum of 15 years’ increasingly-responsible experience. Effective work beyond areas of relevant field of practice and technical skills in one or more core programming area.
  • Recognized in areas of expertise through established networks, publications, contributions and accomplishments.
  • Significant management experience, including management of multidisciplinary teams of persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.

Additional Info

  • Deep and comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and the program strategies that can best align with WKKF mission and goals and aspirations of people from our place-based programming regions. 
  • Evidence of effective work in public, private and non-profit sectors with networks in areas of health, education, economic development and community engagement important. Experience with community development, leadership development and public policy work helpful. 
  • Knowledge of and work experience in Latin America, in particular Mexico and Central America required, including knowledge of culture, social, and economic development in Latin America.
  • A working knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese and/or French Creole is preferred.
  • Accurate and current knowledge about trends, movements, and developing policy to stimulate appropriate programming directions and capitalize on emerging opportunities. Understanding of broad social and economic forces that affect communities and families and shape programming efforts.

How to Apply

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-vpps@nonprofitprofessionals.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