Position opportunities at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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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.


  • 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

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.


  • 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


Investment Analyst

A two year position (with an option to extend a third) to provide in-depth research and analytical support to the vice president – chief investment officer (VP-CIO) and the investments team in the areas of investments for the foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trust, including portfolio and security analysis, evaluation of investment managers, and assistance with investment instruments including equity and fixed income securities. Administrative responsibilities include the design, implementation, and maintenance of economic and investment databases and related banking, custodial information and various Board meeting preparation.


Undergraduate degree required.
Progress towards CFA designation preferred.
Minimum of 1-3 years’ practical work experience or equivalent (including internships) in fields relevant to assigned responsibilities, including investments and/or finance with portfolio management or security analysis emphasis. Experience working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds and drive strong relationships.

Additional Info

  • Strong statistical skills.
  • Knowledge of advanced use of Excel.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills. 
  • Strong understanding of the equity and/or fixed income markets.
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Prior experience with Factset, Bloomberg, Private I preferred.
  • Good understanding of PowerPoint.
  • Ability to conduct research and access networks and key informants using internal and external sources of data, information, research and analysis; able to analyze results.

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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.

Putting Children First

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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