Change Management Officer
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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic force helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for Change Management Officer. In recent years, the foundation has adopted a more results-oriented approach to grant making; to support this, the foundation also developed and implemented a new internal staffing structure, introducing and leveraging networked teams to more effectively support its mission. As the W.K Kellogg Foundation continues to broaden its impact and deepen its commitment to innovation and collaboration, it has developed capacity across its teams to implement and support effective change management strategies to foster this growth.
Reporting to Vice President of Quality and Organizational Effectiveness, Alandra Washington, the Change Management Officer will effectively steward change across the organization. From ongoing implementation to new projects, his/her/their work will be rooted in assessment, evaluation, and engagement at all levels – from senior leadership to administrative staff to grantees – ensuring investment and success. He/She/They will maintain a holistic view of teams’ work while building relationships to gain insight into specific strengths and potential barriers. In turn, she/he/they will also gain a clear sense of how to best address areas challenges and foster ongoing growth. The Change Management Officer will act as an internal consultant: providing direct support; engaging leaders as a thought partner; holding staff and teams accountable; defining and building required infrastructure; ensuring alignment with larger organization-wide vision.
The search is being assisted by Katherine Jacobs and Hallie Dietsch of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. 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, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: WKKF-CMO@nonprofitprofessionals.com . 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.
Katherine Jacobs, Ph.D.
As a trained psychologist, teacher, researcher, and consultant with twenty years of experience both in the U.S. and abroad, Katherine guides organizations through change with particular expertise in founder transitions, facilitation of Board and executive level decisions, and the implications for growth and strategic talent development.