Company: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Marketing & Communications
Location: Battle Creek, USA
Start Date: December 01, 2018
Posted On: Nov 01, 2018
Communications Officer at W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for a Communications Officer for its Latin America and Caribbean Programs. Working on the team led by the Vice President of Communications and reporting to the Director of Communications and Director of Latin America and Caribbean Programs, the new Communications Officer will execute the foundation’s internal and external strategy with the Officer managing that strategy from the field throughout the foundation’s network. The Communications Officer will be a seasoned, skilled storyteller with the ability to craft content that engages audiences around the foundation’s identity, mission, programming, and impact. S/he will join the Latin America and Caribbean team to implement a communication and outreach strategy to raise awareness and advance the social impact of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s priorities. The Communications Officer will be chiefly responsible for telling the foundation’s story in Haiti and Mexico. This includes: managing media relations and social media platforms, writing high level editorial content, leveraging the work and relationships of the foundation to advance narrative change, and other relevant communication and outreach activities. The new Communications Officer will also be responsible for a small set of communications-focused grantee relationships.
To advance its mission, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation created a framework to prioritize investment decisions toward achieving desired outcomes. Leveraging the foundation’s matrixed or networked model, the Communications Officer will collaborate closely with program staff and foundation leadership as they strategize the goals and objectives of grantmaking portfolios in both countries. This collaborative working model positions Communication Officers not only as thought-partners on communication strategy but also as thought-partners to Program Officers as they conceptualize and execute the foundation’s grantmaking strategy
APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS
More information about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation may be found at http://www.wkkf.org.
Applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: WKKF-COLAC@nonprofitprofessionals.com
The search is being led by the search firm NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, fine arts, marketing, or related field and at least eight years’ experience in communications with an agency, corporation, publication, or nonprofit organization. S/he will be committed to advancing social change with particular interest in the foundation’s mission to create healthy communities for children and families, and a desire to lean into the foundation’s new networked model that relies on agile, collaborative teams. Importantly s/he will have relevant regional knowledge related to Haiti and/or Mexico including and especially the micro-regions to which the foundation is committed, including Chiapas, the Yucatan Peninsula, Central Haiti and Southern Haiti. Additionally, s/he will have demonstrated experience partnering with leadership to create content across mediums; the ability to analyze and translate raw data and/or technical information; the ability to translate it into accessible language for multiple audiences; and an in-depth understanding of current digital marketing technologies, industry trends, and audience engagement tactics. Success at a networked organization requires each team member to be highly motivated and nimble, results-oriented and adaptable. The ideal candidate will be flexible, independently motivated, and able to balance robust engagement across the two countries served by the team. S/he will bring passion, maturity, creativity, and humility to the role of Communications Officer.
This Communications Officer will be based in Mexico or the US and travel regularly to Mexico, Haiti and the US to work directly with the Programs Teams in the three countries. They must be willing and able to travel extensively (up to 50%) and fluent in English, plus one (or both) of the following languages: Haitian Creole, and Spanish.