Program Manager - Mississippi/New Orleans



Organization: W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF)
Date Posted: 7/11/2013
City: Jackson, MS
Location: Georgia
Country: United States
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Mich., and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority locations in the U.S. are located in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information,

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. 

Work Location: 
Jackson, MS


Provide coordination and leadership support to grant making activities, including the processing and tracking of grants made by the organization; obtaining, maintaining, and analysis of reports; and working both internally with programming areas, and other departments, as well as externally with grantees to provide excellent customer service with an overall focus on moving grant work through the process efficiently and effectively.

Education/Experience requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in field relevant to assigned area required, with three or more years' significant relevant experience.
    Foundation or nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Experience working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Evidence of strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and act as liaison between the MS/NOLA place-based office, Battle Creek headquarters and external stakeholders (estimate approximately 30 percent of time will be spent in liaison/office support role).
  • Provide information, on behalf of the director, in response to internal and external written and/or telephone requests.

Applications/Nominations Process: 
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 / Contact

For immediate and confidential consideration, please send your application materials

Review of applicant materials will begin immediately and continue until finalist candidates have been identified.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.