Program Specialist, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

About the Foundation

In 1930, breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg donated $66 million in Kellogg Company stock and other investments “to help people help themselves,” launching the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The foundation began its work in Michigan, but by the 1940s had expanded its work internationally and was breaking ground in areas such as rural children’s health, “mainstreaming” children with disabilities, and the development of the healthcare profession. By its 50th anniversary, the foundation was among the world’s largest private philanthropic organizations. Its mission reflects the foundation’s core priorities of thriving children, working families, and equitable communities, and the dynamic connection between the three. “The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.”

Program specialists cultivate and maintain relationships with grant seekers, grantees and other internal and external partners by using foundation best practices and providing appropriate technical and systems support in the development and implementation associated with all aspects of foundation programming efforts. (position may be based in Battle Creek, Mich. or Jackson, Miss.)


Administrative Support

Managing Grant Proposals and Budgets

Grant Portfolio Management

Program and Operations Contracts



  • Minimum of associate degree plus three years of administrative or management support experience; or high school diploma or equivalent with at least five years of previously mentioned experience.
  • Strong skills in interpersonal and relationship building, written and oral communication and judgment. 
  • Understanding of WKKF programs, strategies and direction.
  • Adaptable to broad and diverse audiences.
  • Knowledge of project management and workflow approaches and technologies; research skills including data collection, analysis, interpretation and communication.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues, teams, grantees, partners and communities.
  • Demonstrated agility in day-to-day work.
  • Demonstrated commitment to mindfulness, resilience and ongoing personal development.
  • Highly developed customer service skills: proactive, attention to detail, responsive, results-oriented and resourceful.
Salary & Benefits: 

The Kellogg Foundation offers an excellent total compensation/rewards package that includes competitive pay (commensurate with experience, education, credentials, and performance) and a comprehensive benefits program.

How To Apply: 

For immediate and confidential consideration, please apply online at:

Hiring Organization: 
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Program Specialist
City and State: 
Battle Creek, MI or Jackson, MS
Hiring Deadline: 

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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