The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), a leading national philanthropic force helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for a Contracts Administrator. Reporting to Kristin Duffy, Contract Services Manager, the new Contracts Administrator will join the Grant & Contract Services Team working closely with Kristin Duffy to manage relationships between service providers and the foundation.
As part of the Integrated Services team?, Grant & Contract Services serves two functions: 1)Ensuring legal, financial and administrative compliance for foundation grantees/payees, including determining eligibility; completing financial due diligence; developing contractual grant agreements/amendments; and conducting annual grant reviews and closings. 2)Providing support for program and operations contracting, including managing processes for master, standard and simplified contracts, contract creation and due diligence. Additionally, the team manages vendor due diligence, creation and communications.
The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in business, or a related field. S/he will have 3-5 years’ experience in due diligence, service procurement, cost analysis, contract development, customer service and technical writing. Experience in technical writing includes, but is not limited to, drafting letters, contracts, amendments and internal and external communication. Candidates with experience in the contracts or legal departments of hospitals, universities, corporations, and government agencies are particularly suited for this role.
The ideal candidate will also bring an entrepreneurial spirit along with the capacity, skill, and expertise to manage multiple relationships at once. S/he will be a strong project manager with developed analytical skills and the ability to research and assess potential vendors to determine whether their services will be a good fit for the foundation. S/he will possess a strong team orientation, a high tolerance for uncertainty and complexity, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and success working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds. Proficiency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole are a plus.
The search is being led by Katherine Jacobs, Nureen Das & Erica Nicole Griffin of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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