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Vice President for Transformation & Organizational Effectiveness assigned to Battle Creek, MI (headquarters)/Hybrid option

Responsible for business process reengineering, quality improvement and organizational performance initiatives at the foundation. Engage foundation staff organization-wide in the strategic development and ongoing management of new quality and process improvement programs and protocols. Provide leadership for change management, concierge services and grants and contracts functions. In addition, lead a programmatic team responsible for racial equity/community engagement and strong sector grantmaking.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, or other field relevant to assigned responsibilities is required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience or equivalent in fields relevant to assigned responsibilities.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience or equivalent managing and leading teams.
  • Distinguished in fields related to organizational effectiveness and process improvement.
  • Experience with process improvement initiatives (lean/six sigma or other).
  • Bilingual desirable, particularly Spanish.
  • Experience in the philanthropic sector strongly desired.
  • Experience with process improvement initiatives (lean/six sigma or other).
  • Successful experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.

Additional Info

  • Strategic thinking and leadership: manage and model organizational vision, strategy, values, purpose and culture.
  • Execute and manage strategy: drive results through successful accomplishment of ends and avoidance of executive limitations.
  • Develop human capital: empower, coach and develop people, modeling agile practices and demonstrating WKKF’s commitment to racial equity, community engagement and leadership.
  • Communication: engage WKKF staff and external constituents, delivering timely, consistent, aligned, authentic communications at all levels.
  • Drive innovation: deliver industry insights and promote continuous learning and improvement.

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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: This search is being managed by Raines International. Please direct applications, nominations, and inquiries to WKKFRecruitmentTeam@rainesinternational.com

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

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