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Posted: Monday, October 9, 2017 9:41 AM


Job Description:

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Program Officer for Family Economic Security. Reporting to the Director of Family Economic Security, Jonathan Njus, the Program Officer will identify and nurture opportunities for affecting positive systemic change within communities, and executing programming efforts that are aligned with the organizational direction. S/he will join a team responsible for grantmaking nationally, specifically to advance key campaigns for Family Economic Security, including but not limited to, employment equity, workforce development, community development, and economic development.


The Program Officer will provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of program efforts. S/he will screen and recommend grants for funding; conduct site visits; and manage and monitor a portfolio of grants and collaborate with the other Foundation program staff to maintain an interdisciplinary approach to grantmaking. The Program Officer will maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees, and act as a spokesperson for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, effectively communicating the Foundation’s goal of working with communities to improve the lives of their children.


The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree and substantial work experience in fields related to Family Economic Security as well as a national network of contacts and a deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development. S/he will have expertise and experience in economic development, job creation, workforce development, employer engagement, job quality, worker organizing, and labor policy. S/he will have the capacity, skill and passion to assume leadership and management of a large body of work.


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

More information about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation may be found at


The search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet and Erica Nicole Griffin of the national search firm NPAG. 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: 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.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

• Location: Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI

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