Job: Kino Border Initiative seeks an Associate Director

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Kino Border Initiative

Associate Director

PROFILE

The Kino Border Initiative, a dynamic, faith-based, non-profit located on the border of Nogales, AZ and Nogales, Sonora, seeks an experienced, bi-lingual professional to work closely with the Executive Director to manage internal operations including planning, finance, human resources, facilities and general business administration and engage with external constituencies.  The ideal candidate will possess experience in a non-profit setting in these key areas, be fluent in English and Spanish, and be fully committed to KBI’s mission and values.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director will be responsible for enhancing the internal organization processes and infrastructure that will allow Kino Border Initiative to effectively fulfill its mission, as well as engage externally with key constituencies.

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Ruling by Dominican Republic Constitutional Court threatens access to international justice for victims of human rights violations 

Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2014) — Kerry Kennedy and Santiago A. Canton, on behalf of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (Robert F. Kennedy Center), condemn a ruling by the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic invalidating the State’s acceptance of the jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. In particular, they express profound concern for the impact this ruling will have denying access to international justice for all Dominicans, including most recently hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent who have looked to the international community and the Inter-American human rights system for protection.

“The Dominican Republic had an opportunity to demonstrate bold human rights leadership by protecting the rights of its most vulnerable citizens,” said Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center. “Instead, the Dominican Constitutional Court has not only failed to protect them, but also pretends to deny all Dominicans the possibility of appealing to international law to protect their fundamental rights. The Constitutional Court is playing politics at the expense of the very people it is obliged to protect.”

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