Talent Officer, based in Battle Creek, MI

As part of the Talent and Human Resources (THR) team, the talent officer role will be responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of talent strategy and recruitment; partner with leadership to set priorities for human capital and role development in the context of the broader strategic plan; lead and innovate around the foundation’s approach to staffing and internal capacity-building; and ensuring effective recruitment, retention, and talent pipeline development.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is required and an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ related work experience in search, human capital management, human resources, organizational development or another field relevant to the position responsibilities required, and a deep and comprehensive understanding of the nexus of strategic talent development and systems change. Preferred 8+ years’ experience.
  • Experience working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience working in a high performing and agile organization with a team-oriented culture.

Additional Info

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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: The foundation is partnering with an executive search firm to fill this position. The search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Whitney Herrington of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, including a letter of application, resume and a list of references. You may apply or make a referral here. Please send questions about the role to WKKF-TO@nonprofitprofessionals.com.

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

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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

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