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Program Officer - Human Rights and Immigration

Skokie, IL · Volunteering/Non-Profit
We have been retained by a newly created growing Family Foundation in their search for a dynamic, strategic leader to serve as a Program Manager in it's Human Rights and Immigration area of giving. 

The Human Rights and Immigration program strives to actively ensure that the legal and basic human rights of every person served is promoted and protected.  The Program Officer will help develop and shape the Foundation's Human Rights & Immigration program strategy, develop grant portfolios and related activities, and participate as a thought-leader on issues related to the program in various public and private settings.

The ideal Program Officer should have extensive knowledge and experience in giving in the areas of Human Rights and Immigration in the United States. They should have strong relationships with potential grantees and the ability to research, and find new organizations making a difference in the fight to protect Human Rights and the rights of Immigrants and refugees.  A deep understanding and ability to analyze potential grantees for long term stability.   The ideal candidate would be able to help the Foundation anticipate or envision how the program may evolve in the future – with knowledge of and experience with methods of strategic foresight – to help shape how a major Foundation can contribute to better outcomes for immigrants and others seeking Human Rights protections.

Bachelor's Degree in Social Service, Human Rights or similar. Master's Degree preferred.
4+ years managing a program giving in the area of Human Rights and Immigration. 
Ability to speak in public and private forums. 
Excellent research and analytical skills. 
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