Program Manager,
Family and Economic Security
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Battle Creek, Michigan

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic force helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive and the nationís fifth largest foundation, is seeking nominations and applications for a Program Manager in the area of Family and Economic Security. As a part of the program team, the Program Manager will coordinate and provide support to internal grant making operations including processing and tracking grants, performing research activities, maintaining and analyzing reports, and coding data. The Program Manager will also serve as an internal liaison working among program teams in areas of focus to support program alignment, integration, and aggregated learning opportunities; will ensure internal compliance with grant management and processing standards; and will provide technical support to grantees and senior programming staff in the development, implementation, and learning associated with all programming efforts. In addition, s/he will provide exceptional customer service, working internally to support programming areas and departments, and working externally with grantees to ensure streamlined management of the grant process. The Program Manager will be a proactive and responsive leader who demonstrates exceptional communication, interpersonal, relationship building, and analytical skills. The ability to quickly develop an understanding of WKKF programs, strategies, and initiatives, as well as the organizationís mission, structure, and values is critical.

The successful candidate will be an excellent writer and communicator who demonstrates reliability, tact, and diplomacy in handling complex professional situations and in interacting with diverse audiences, including broad of trustees as assigned. S/he will have a high tolerance for ambiguity and the ability to adapt quickly to shifting priorities. Data collection and analysis is an important piece of the Program Managerís portfolio, and requires the ability to effectively manage data, to review and manage proposal intakes for the areas assigned, to identify trends and patterns clearly, and to communicate interpretations and findings. Outstanding familiarity and facility with technology and software tools (including ENCOMPASS, SAP, Excel, PowerPoint and Word) is strongly desired. A Bachelorís degree and three plus years of experience required. Foundation or nonprofit experience is preferred.

Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred:

  • Education and learning and family economic security.

  • Asset development and building, including financial education and community assets.

  • Knowledge of financial systems, strategies for guiding family stability, new models for career ladders and economic mobility, and policy approaches.

  • Child development and early learning or early childhood education knowledge.

  • Success in community engagement and community development.

  • State early childhood education policy; i.e., Head Start, curricula, teacher quality and school change knowledge.

This search is being conducted with the assistance of Allison Kupfer Poteet and Nureen Das of the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group.

Applications and nominations are requested as soon as possible, and will be reviewed as they are received. Applications including a cover letter, resume (in Word format), and salary history 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.


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