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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.

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.

Education/Experience

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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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

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

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.


SharePoint Developer

SharePoint Developer for Battle Creek, MI to support SharePoint development projects by working with end users & business analysts to develop solutions that meet business requirements; understand organizational processes & associated data sets; work with business analysts & end users to identify, design & implement systems improvements; find ways to use data & systems better; understand technology status; improve development standards; create & maintain technical documentation; support & lead development of creative & maintainable SharePoint solutions; design, code, test, deploy & support programs that run on & utilize SharePoint; understand & support programs that integrate processes across systems; provide overviews to business users; solicit feedback from end users to identify system improvements; support business analysts in identifying approaches & solutions; monitor work progress & project issues. Requires Bachelor's degree in C.S., Computer and Information Science or closely-related field; 5 yrs. progressive post-Bachelor's development experience with .NET technologies, Visual Studio, ASP.NET, VB.NET, HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, IIS, MSSQL and SharePoint 2007, 2010 and/or 2013. Will also accept Master's degree in said fields and 2 yrs. stated experience. Position also requires 2 yrs. of SharePoint solution development, including SharePoint Designer, SharePoint Object Model, SharePoint Web Services, SharePoint Web Content Management and Branding. 

How to Apply

Email resumes to Sarah Smith, W.K. Kellogg Foundation at employment@wkkf.org. 

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