Director of New Mexico Programs, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Under the leadership of the vice president, the director of New Mexico programs will provide oversight for execution of the strategic framework within assigned element, approach or strategy 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, approach or strategy within priority places.


  • 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

  • Knowledge of issues and communities in New Mexico.
  • Relevant work experience in New Mexico, including strong networks in New Mexico and nationally.
  • Significant relevant local and national systems experience in economic development and employment equity.
  • Sophisticated understanding of economic disparities in New Mexico and related systems and policy landscapes at the local, state, tribal and federal levels and with policy issues affecting families with children.
  • Strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees, ensuring understanding of program direction, goals and expectations.
  • Must execute interpersonal communication strategies that promote transparency and collaboration within and across the New Mexico team and within the foundation.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships to leverage participation of other foundations, businesses, governmental agencies and other key decision makers in New Mexico.
  • Understand and effectively communicate the foundation’s mission, vision, core values and strategic direction to support New Mexico programming framework with internal and external groups, including key stakeholders and intermediaries.

Download the position description.

How to Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicant materials will begin immediately and continue until finalist candidates have been identified.

APPLICATIONS/NOMINATIONS PROCESS: The foundation is partnering with an executive search firm to fill this position. 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

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

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