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Director of International Programs

Company Name: Kellogg Foundation
Company Location: Battle Creek, MI; Boston, MA; Miami, FL; Mexico City, MX
Work Type: Fully-Remote
Employment Status: Full-time
Date Posted: June 5, 2024
Apply By: August 18, 2024

The director of international programs will serve as a community-based liaison between the foundation and our priority places of Mexico and Haiti (leading the foundation’s strategic presence in these areas) and global initiatives like racial equity 2030, Baoba Fund, Earth University, and other geographies, as necessary. The director of international programs also supports and facilitates community change process’ within the regions in alignment with the foundation’s mission and strategic framework, in collaboration and partnership with the community and other external partners, as well as other WKKF staff.


  • Minimum of eight years of experience in grantmaking or a related field with demonstrated expertise in social and economic development to benefit vulnerable children, families in Latin America and the Caribbean other field relevant to assigned area required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of our key focus areas or other field relevant to assigned area is required; master’s degree is preferred.
  • Management and administrative experience required, including leadership of an office or organizations, hiring and supervision of staff, fiscal management and managing of board relations.
  • Private sector experience and familiarity with market-based solutions required.
  • Experience working with communities and organizations in designing and implementing effective approaches to achieve sustainable change.
  • Fluency in English with a working knowledge of another language among the following: Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Portuguese.
  • Knowledge of international cultures and systems required, particularly within the United States, Mexico, and Haiti.
  • Successful experience leading multidisciplinary teams and working effectively (nationally and internationally) with persons and communities from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated high level of ethics and commitment to organizational mission, values, and goals.

Additional Info

  • Knowledge of issues and communities in places (international and domestic).
  • Work experience and significant networks in places is preferred.
  • Nearest leader for international squads.
  • Screen and recommend grants for funding; prepare funding documents; conduct site visits; and manage and monitor grant portfolio.
  • Maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees, ensuring understanding of program direction, goals, and expectations.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships to leverage participation of other foundations, businesses, governmental agencies, and other key decision makers internationally and domestically.
  • Understand and effectively communicate the foundation’s mission, vision, core values and strategic direction to support international programming framework with internal and external groups, including key stakeholders and intermediaries.

ASSIGNED WKKF OFFICE OPTIONS: Candidates will be able to live in the following places and travel will be handled as follows:

  1. Battle Creek, MI (candidate can live elsewhere in Michigan and will need to travel to HQ at WKKF’s request and at their personal expense)
  2. Boston greater metropolitan area (travel covered by WKKF across all of these locations)
  3. Miami greater metropolitan area (travel covered by WKKF across all of these locations)
  4. Mexico City, MX (travel covered by WKKF across all of these locations)

SALARY RANGE: $201,000 – $276,000. Actual starting salary of candidate will be commensurate with years, breadth, and depth of relevant experience, education, certifications, credentials, special skills, accomplishments, and other factors relevant to the position.

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How to Apply

APPLICATIONS/NOMINATIONS PROCESS: Koya Partners/Diversified Search Group has been exclusively retained for this engagement, which is being led by Erin Reedy and Shannon O’Neill. Learn more about the position at this link: https://diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/20954-wk-kellogg-foundation/. Submit a compelling cover letter and resume by accessing this link: https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/20954?_gl=1

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

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