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Kellogg Foundation Seeks Program Director in Civic and Philanthropic Engagement

from their press release…

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations, is seeking a Program Director for its Civic and Philanthropic Engagement team. This is an opportunity to join the Kellogg Foundation at a time of organizational restructuring, renewal and recommitment to its core mission. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation will unveil its new strategic plan in 2008, a blueprint for subsequent organizational transition. The Program Director will report directly to Anne Mosle, Vice President for Programs and will participate fully in the organizational transition process.

The Program Director will create a portfolio of programs, aligned with the new strategic plan, that are innovative, bold, and outcome-driven and that collaborate with the other Foundation programs to develop a more interdisciplinary approach to grant-making. S/he will focus on developing and promoting participatory democracy and effective civic engagement models that build public will and awareness and that engage new, diverse participants in propelling vulnerable children forward and creating strong families and communities. S/he will identify and increase opportunities for children and their families to play an active role in their community as well as contribute to the strengthening and innovation of the non-profit and philanthropic sector.

More after the break…

The ideal candidate for this position will have a sound understanding of social justice, non-profit sector and civic engagement and, in particular, will have a deep awareness of the needs of the nation’s most vulnerable children and families. S/he needs to be an analytical thinker and possess an ability to assume leadership and management of a large body of work. S/he must excel in building teams internally and externally and motivating diverse players and partners.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has retained the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to Isaacson, Miller at the address listed at the end of this document. All communications will be held in strict confidence.

Submit via E-mail nominations, inquiries, or application material including a letter of application, curriculum vita, and a list of references in confidence to: Jane Gruenebaum or Sean Farrell, Isaacson, Miller, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 710, Washington, DC 20009, Phone: 202.682.1504, Fax: 202.682.1272, Email: 3584@imsearch.com.

More information on the W.K. Kellogg Foundation may be found at: http://www.wkkf.org

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