Posted on February 23, 2012
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation - Communications Officer
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (“WKKF”), the nation’s fifth largest foundation and a leading philanthropic foundation partnering with communities to create the conditions vulnerable children need to be successful in school and in life, seeks an innovative and resourceful Communications Officer who will enhance the ways in which the foundation works and communicates among staff, with its communities, grantees, partners, fellow funders, media, policy-makers, opinion leaders and other stakeholders.
Serving under the direction of the Vice President for Communications, the Communications Officer is responsible for managing a portfolio of communication projects, including some communications grant making; managing the work of communication professionals (agencies and contract support) in the foundation’s priority places (Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans); collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to design, plan and implement communications campaigns and projects; implementing integrated communications strategies; providing communications support to grantees; and identifying and nurturing opportunities for affecting positive systemic change within communities. In recent years WKKF has sharpened its focus on improving conditions for vulnerable children, concentrating on key factors of success and programmatic intersections across Education & Learning; Food, Health & Well-Being; and Family Economic Security in carefully identified
The ideal candidate will be an energetic, results-oriented, interdisciplinary thinker and team player able to translate concept into action and provide clarity of message through a broad range of strategic communications opportunities. S/he will be an exceptional listener, with a client-service approach and proven ability to collaborate effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds. S/he must possess the flexibility to adapt quickly to change in a demanding and intellectually challenging environment. Successful candidates will be exceptional project managers with outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills; and hands-on experience in the design, editing and production of electronic and print materials. S/he will possess 8-10 years of internal/external communications experience gained through working in one or more of the following organizations, e.g., agency, co
rporation and/or large non-profit institution. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (communications, marketing, journalism, English) is required and a master’s degree and/or an understanding of program design and development, systems, networking and community change as well as current knowledge of broad social and economic forces affecting communities and families, especially those who are poor and underserved, is desired.
More information about The Kellogg Foundation may be found at http://www.wkkf.org.
A full position description and application instructions may be found at: http://nonprofitprofessionals.com/searches/kf-co.htm.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.