Program Officer - Ford Foundation, New York, NY

Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020


The Ford Foundation seeks a dynamic, strategic leader to serve as a Program Officer in its new U.S. Disability Rights portfolio, which seeks to strengthen the power, influence, and inclusion of disabled people in social justice movements by supporting a strong, intersectional disability movement within the U.S.

Using disability rights and justice frames, the foundation's U.S. Disability Rights portfolio aims to fuel the impact of organizations that effectively advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities, a deep and diverse community of disability activists committed to social change, and a movement that has a pipeline of diverse leaders who have the opportunity to carry out the social change they seek.

In close consultation with the disability community and Ford colleagues, the Program Officer will envision and create a Disability Rights portfolio strategy; develop and manage a grant portfolio, serve as a key convener and thought-leader with various stakeholders in public and private settings; and support the foundation's efforts to build philanthropic partnerships that elevate disability within the sector.

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