Contracts Administrator

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Job Description



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, visit




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:


Battle Creek, Michigan




Working as part of the grant and contract services team, the contracts administrator is responsible for researching, reviewing and analyzing contracts and vendor due diligence information; coordinating legal reviews and drafting of contracts in consultation with in-house counsel; assisting in the design, testing, implementation and maintenance of the contract management systems; and providing leadership on other contract projects.

Job Requirements

Education & Experience:


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or related field and 3-5 years’ relevant experience.
  • Preference for business, accounting or legal background with knowledge and experience working with contracts, conducting research, and analyzing financial data.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written and grammar skills.
  • Experience working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Haitian Creole language a plus.


Salary Information: 


The salary range is $50,800-$63,500. Actual starting salary of candidate will be commensurate with years, breadth, and depth of relevant experience (internal and external to WKKF), education, certifications, credentials, special skills, accomplishments and other factors relevant to the position.


Applications/Nominations Process:


The W.K. 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.


To apply for this opportunity, please submit all materials to,

 Talent and Human Resources via [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

Materials should include a cover letter and resume.

Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017

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

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