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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: Serguei Alex. Oushakine [mailto:sao15@COLUMBIA.EDU] Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2001 12:11 AM To: ANTHRO-L@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU Subject: Job:
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      FW: Ford Foundation (Education, Media, Arts and Culture)

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Serguei Alex. Oushakine [mailto:sao15@...]
      Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2001 12:11 AM
      To: ANTHRO-L@...
      Subject: Job: Ford Foundation (Education, Media, Arts and Culture)


      Subject: Ford Foundation program officer position #139 (Area Studies)


      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO RESUMES@... OR
      MAILED TO THE  ADDRESS LISTED BELOW.

      THE FORD FOUNDATION
      320 EAST 43RD STREET, BOX 139
      NEW  YORK, NEW YORK  10017
      POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

      AREA STUDIES PROGRAM OFFICER
      EDUCATION, MEDIA, ARTS AND CULTURE PROGRAM
      EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND RELIGION UNIT


      SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Working with the Director of the Education, Knowledge
      and Religion unit and other Foundation staff, the program officer will
      support the strengthening and revitalization of area studies, a field of
      long-standing Foundation commitment.   The program officer will be
      responsible for: developing and implementing a Foundation strategy to
      promote the sustainability of area studies programs by informing relevant
      campus-based and government policy; and fostering innovative thinking with
      respect to area studies.  The program officer will be expected to join with
      other Foundation staff in supporting projects that build new knowledge on
      areas of the world of interest to the Foundation and that prepare students
      to be global citizens.

      The Program Officer will be expected to help build and implement a vision
      for the future sustainability of the field as well as develop grantmaking
      strategies; identify prospective grantees; solicit, review and respond to
      grant proposals; and prepare recommendations for Foundation funding.  In
      addition to working with Foundation staff in New York and overseas offices,
      the Program Officer will meet with other donors, government agencies, and
      other professionals on issues of common program concern.

      QUALIFICATIONS:  Substantive professional experience in the field of area
      studies (Ph.D. preferred); extensive work in academic institutions;
      excellent interpersonal skills; sound analytical and writing abilities; a
      teamwork orientation and ability to interact effectively with colleagues
      from diverse disciplines and perspectives; strong conceptual,
      organizational, financial analysis, and oral and written communication
      skills.

      Salary is based on experience and the Foundation's commitment to internal
      equity.   A generous benefits package is included.

      To apply for employment, please send resume, cover letter, and brief writing
      sample (5-20 ages of original work) to Ms. Z. Reiter at the above address or
      by e-mail to resumes@... by  March 9, 2001.

      Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental
      principles at The Ford Foundation, where employment and promotional
      opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications
      without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual
      orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status,
      citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected
      characteristic as established under law.

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