Monday, March 31, 2008

Migrant and Refugee Rights Program Officer position

The Ford Foundation is currently seeking qualified applicants for the Migrant and Refugee Rights Program Officer position. For the job description and contact information, see Download migrant_refugee_rights_posn_postingfinal_draft.doc

The Program Officer will develop and manage a portfolio of grants in the field of migrant and refugee rights that strive to promote the consistent protection of the rights of migrants and refugees as well as effective sustained advocacy on their behalf. The Program Officer will build on current work with a network of grantees that work toward the aforementioned goals from a variety of angles, including litigation, community development and policy creation and analysis, and share a commitment to securing the protection of human rights of migrant and refugee communities. The position is based in New York City; grants will be made primarily in the United States and in select other regions in which the Ford Foundation has offices. Additionally, the Program Officer will be expected to support the development of a diverse, unified and effective migrant and refugee rights movement that includes advocacy for the most vulnerable, as well as provide intellectual leadership in the field of migrant and refugee rights. The Program Officer will work closely with other Program Officers throughout the Foundation on issues of common concern. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced training in law or public policy, or other relevant field; substantial professional experience working on immigrant/refugee rights issues in the U.S. and internationally; and excellent analytical, oral presentation, writing, and interpersonal skills are required. Also desirable are fluency in a second language and familiarity with philanthropy and nonprofit sector issues in the U.S. and developing countries. The ability to work closely with colleagues and grantees of diverse backgrounds and perspectives is critical. Excellent people skills, high energy and commitment level are required. To nominate candidates, please contact Janet Graber:, (v) 212-573-5262 or (f) 212-351-3644. Applicants should visit or send full application materials (consisting of substantive cover letter, C.V., and a 5-20 page sole-authored writing sample) by April 30, 2008 to Ms. Janet Graber at 320 E. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017.


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Take Back Our Country Song


Can you please place a link on your website / or blog; to this Take Back Our Country Song it’s a patriotic song that is very inspiring, and truthful. I wrote this song after being fed up with what I see happening in my neighborhood and to our country daily on the news.

I am just an ordinary citizen that went away to serve at age 19. And I am sick and tired of the lies and chaos our ELECTED SELLOUT OFFICIALS has put this country into. So I wanted to do my part, as a soldier of the USANG, I wrote this song and put it on this video.

My state Louisiana was hit hard by hurricane Katrina and hundreds of illegal aliens moved into our community took away jobs that we Americans were ready to do, and now crime has gone thru the roof. I am sick and tired of these people in my neighborhood and hanging out on our street corners. WE MUST DO SOMETHING TO PUT A STOP TO THIS!

Please check out my video Take Back Our Country Song on here’s the link. And FORWARD it to everyone on your email list. This is my way of fighting back and giving back to my country.

Please, I served my country in the US Army National Guards, and I hate what’s happening to our country. We must do all we can to Take Her Back!

Thank you,
Richie Collins

Take Back Our Country

Posted by: Take Back Our Country | Mar 31, 2008 10:38:39 AM

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