Battle Creek, MI
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Website: W. K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for a Communications Manager based in Battle Creek, MI. Working on the team led by the Vice President of Communications and reporting to the Director of Communications, the new Communications Manager will assist the Communications Officers in managing and implementing the foundation’s internal and external strategy from the field throughout the foundation’s network. The new Communications Manager will be a skilled storyteller with the ability to craft content that engages audiences around the foundation’s identity, mission, programming, and impact. S/he will join the Communications team based at the foundation’s headquarters to implement a communication and outreach strategy to raise awareness and advance the social impact of the W.K. Kellogg foundation’s priorities. The Communications Manager will provide support in telling the foundation’s story and managing media relations, social media platforms, writing high level editorial content, and other relevant communication and outreach activities.
Under the direction of Kathy Reincke, Director of Communications, the Communications Manager will collaborate with program staff and peers to appropriately elevate the Foundation’s story across all portfolio’s funding strategies, programmatic priorities, grantees, and partners to priority audiences. The Foundation’s matrixed or networked model positions the members of the Communications team as thought-partners to program officers as they conceptualize and execute the foundation’s grantmaking strategy.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, public communication, fine arts, marketing, communications, or related field and at least five years’ experience in communications with an agency, corporation, publication, or a nonprofit organization. He/She/They will be committed to advancing social change and achieving racial equity, with particular interest in the foundation’s mission to create healthy communities for children and families; and a desire to lean into the foundation’s new networked model that relies on agile, collaborative teams. Additionally, he/she/they will have demonstrated experience partnering with leadership to create content across mediums; the ability to analyze and translate raw data and or technical information; the ability to translate it into accessible language for multiple audiences; and an in-depth understanding of current digital marketing technologies, industry trends, and audience engagement tactics. Success at a networked organization requires each team member to be highly-motivated and nimble, results-oriented and adaptable. The ideal candidate will bring passion, maturity, creativity, and humility to the role of Communications Manager.
Applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: WKKF-CM@nonprofitprofessionals.com
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