She Saved Her Husband From Deportation
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Ballinger | Leafblad is proud to present the following information on behalf of our client, Carlson School of Management, in its search for Assistant Dean, Marketing & Communications.
Based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul and hosted in the University of Minnesota, the Carlson School is a leader in business education and research. The school’s approach connects students to unique experiential learning opportunities, dynamic international education programs, and a vibrant network of businesses throughout the state and beyond. Since its founding in 1919 as the University of Minnesota School of Business, the school has grown, changed names, and moved locations, all while maintaining its commitment to excellence. In 1986, Curt Carlson, founder of Carlson Companies, made a $25 million gift to the University of Minnesota, which at the time was the largest single gift ever given to a public university. In his honor, the School of Management was renamed the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management. The School is housed in two state of the art buildings on the West Bank campus of the University, a stone’s throw from downtown. The Carlson School offers 10 degree programs and a range of executive courses with over 5,000 current students and 50,000 graduates worldwide. The School leverages its strong partnerships with over 40 international business schools to provide opportunities for students and faculty and offers degree programs in Austria and China in addition to the US. There are over 100 Carlson faculty members and they have extensive experience working with executives and organizations across the globe. The Carlson School’s faculty are highly ranked among U.S. business school faculty for their intellectual contributions. The Carlson School draws as well from the strength of the University of Minnesota, a Big 10 R1 university, through collaborative research and dual degree programs across disciplines, as well as the strength of the global business community in Minnesota, which includes 18 Fortune 500 firms and some of the largest private corporations in the world. In 2007, the Carlson School became one of the first business schools to require all students to have an international experience. Between 35% and 40% of Carlson students spend a semester abroad; the remaining participate in shorter programs or participate in faculty-led courses that include an international residency.
Executive Education Program
Located in one of the most powerful business communities in the nation, Carlson School of Management Executive Education partners with leaders, teams and organizations to deliver world-class educational and experiential learning courses to transform outcomes for senior managers, top leadership and their companies. The Carlson School offers both high-quality open enrollment courses, available to individuals and corporate attendees, as well as programs that are customized to suit corporate needs.
To inspire and enable individuals and organizations to create a brighter future
Create a transformative learning experience for every student Develop influential knowledge that impacts the future of organizations Grow entrepreneurial leaders with the imagination, integrity, and global mindset required to tackle the grand challenges facing business and society
THE CARLSON ADVANTAGE
The Marketing and Communications unit is a school-wide administrative unit designed to build and manage the brand, provide marketing services, integrated communications, digital marketing, advertising, social media and media relations support to the School, and to its wide variety of academic programs, initiatives and events, as well as to its faculty and leadership. As a member of the senior leadership team of the school, the Assistant Dean of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the strategic alignment and management oversight of all marketing and communications activities of the school, in order to effectively develop a brand strategy and marketing plans and communicate strategic and operational decisions and program-related messages in a timely manner to a variety of stakeholders, as well as to influence reputation, recognition, corporate and alumni involvement, philanthropy, and overall goodwill among the Carlson School’s constituents, community, and peers. The Assistant Dean of Marketing and Communications leads and has managerial oversight and responsibility for all strategic, administrative and operational activities of the unit, including setting priorities, discretionary control of a budget, and staff supervision. The Assistant Dean will participate in major decision-making which affects college-wide marketing and communications activities, and will develop and implement short-term and long-range strategies for achieving unit goals. The Assistant Dean is responsible for managing the unit in accordance with relevant institutional policies. This position reports to the Dean of the school, Sri Zaheer.
25% Strategy Development and Planning
50% Project, Message and Relationship Management
25% Unit Management and Supervision
** The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position **
Preferred Qualifications / Selection Criteria
US immigration policy touches countless communities in Minnesota and across the country, but the historic roots, present-day political battles and long-term human impact are still invisible to many of us. To effectively create change, we all need important context on this complex and far-reaching issue.
Deportation exacerbates existing oppression and historical injustices.
Many immigrants and refugees to the United States, including members of Release MN8, sought refuge in the US because of instability and war in their homelands. It is no secret that the conditions they escaped are connected to US military and political involvement abroad. Such is the recent situation with Central American unaccompanied minor migrants leaving Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. That thousands of young people from this region now seek asylum at the US border, only to be turned away, highlights the dangerous contradictions inherent in US foreign and immigration policies, particularly given the history of US interventions that destabilized these nations, specifically connected to the drug war.
This tragic irony is also present in the case of Cambodian refugees who fled war and genocide in Cambodia over 30 years ago. The Khmer Rouge regime oversaw the “killing fields” period of Cambodian history (1975-1979). Prior to the Khmer Rouge’s takeover, Cambodia (and neighboring Laos) experienced massive US bombings raids across its countryside in the early 1970’s. US military forces sought to disrupt Vietnamese communist supply lines, disregarding the neutrality of both Cambodia and Laos during the Vietnam War. These bombing raids both devastated Cambodia’s agricultural infrastructure and contributed significantly to political instability that eventually gave rise to the Khmer Rouge.
Ched Nin and other Southeast Asian refugees are essentially all children of the US-Vietnam conflict. Most Cambodian American deportees were young when they arrived in the US. Some were babies. As Eric Tang observed in his book, Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto, there has never been an adequate resettlement policy for Cambodian refugees. And with inhumane immigration and deportation policies, the US continues to fail this community. Something is critically wrong with a system that deports individuals who arrived here as refugee infants and toddlers.
Immigration is a federal policy but local decisions matter
For lawful permanent residents (LPRs—i.e., green card holders) with removal orders, as was each of the MN8, their convictions for state crimes lead to deportation. The types of offenses that can trigger a removal order are part of a very broad category called “aggravated felonies.” An offense is deemed an aggravated felony when it earns a criminal sentence of at least one year. As legal scholar Bill Ong Hing noted in his book, Deporting Our Souls, the aggravated felonies category has been broadening ever since the term became part of immigration laws in 1988. It includes things ranging from rape, treason and murder, to relatively minor offenses such as criminal damage to property or selling small amounts of marijuana.
The interaction of state and local authorities—like police, district attorneys, and judges—with immigration policy matter for LPRs. Local and state decisions, including enforcement and prosecution, carry significant implications for immigrants and refugees who are not US citizens. Jenny Srey and the ReleaseMN8 coalition are preparing to introduce legislation in the Minnesota Legislature that would allow individuals to challenge their state convictions if they were not notified of the deportation consequence of the conviction or plea bargain (see US Padilla v Kentucky). And the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee have put forth a 13 point sanctuary city platform for Minneapolis that includes funding legal representation for immigrants detained by ICE, and promotes active ordinances to deter local cooperation with ICE.
The consequences of separating families are severe.
Deportation doesn’t just affect those caught up in the criminal justice web of current immigration policy. It causes severe harm to those left behind, including young children. Ched Nin and his wife, Jenny, were raising five children and leading ordinary lives when Ched was detained in 2016. The impact of his deportation would have been catastrophic for his entire household: his wife, three daughters, two stepsons and his parents. Ched is a respected carpenter and the loss of his union salary and health coverage would have been devastating for the family.
Beyond the financial challenges, it is difficult to fully assess the ongoing impact of such an absence on a family, though one can imagine that cycles of poverty, reliance on social services, and contact with the criminal justice system are intimately connected to the disruption and disintegration of family systems.
Not all family members with removal orders are able to share the type of progress narrative that Ched is able to convey—a story of mistakes made, and of redemption. In fact, many individuals caught up in this immigration-criminal justice web are being directly transferred into immigration detention after serving prison sentences. Many are subsequently deported without ever seeing their families, even though they had children, spouses, parents and siblings desperately awaiting their return.
It is important to acknowledge that these individuals, all of them, also deserve to be with their families. It cannot be overstated that deportation creates more problems for families and communities. These families, now more than ever, need their loved ones home.
Vichet Chhuon is Associate Professor of Culture and Teaching and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota. His work centers on the teaching and learning needs of immigrant and marginalized students, and the relationships between educational institutions, families and social context.
The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC)’s grant programs provide opportunities to partner with organizations offering robust humanities programming in communities across Minnesota.
MHC is announcing the launch of a competitive grant opportunity through the Minnesota State Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF). Aligning with its Veterans’ Voices program, MHC is seeking humanities-based projects that celebrate the rich diversity of voices, identities, stories, and experiences of Minnesota’s Veterans across the state.
MHC is also announcing the launch of a competitive grant opportunity through the Minnesota State Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF). Aligning with its foundational offerings around absent narratives, MHC is seeking humanities-based projects that celebrate the rich diversity of voices, identities, stories, and experiences of Minnesotans.
The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. Program interests include regional economic and community development, Minnesota’s arts and artists, education equity, youth development, Midwest climate and energy, Mississippi River water quality, neuroscience research, international crop research, and rural livelihoods. Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Foundation has assets of approximately $2.4 billion and grants about $90 million a year. For more information, visit www.mcknight.org.
Designated as a Great Place to Work® for its high-trust, high-performance workplace culture, 100% of McKnight employees say they’re proud to work here. Employees love our mission and the chance to take on meaningful, creative work alongside caring, talented colleagues in a beautiful location with great benefits. In addition, McKnight has been recognized as one of the nation’s best workplaces for women and one of the nation’s best small workplaces.
The international program assistant will provide program and administrative support for the Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) including expenditure responsibility grants requiring detailed review and strict adherence to internal controls. Responsibilities include managing grantee information and reports, assisting with organization of local and international meetings and conferences, and overseeing grant nomination and application processes. The international program assistant (PA) is a key administrative contact person for grantees and consultants of the CCRP.
Key Areas of Responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years related full time professional work experience in a foundation, nonprofit, or government field, or a combination of equivalent experience and training. International work experience in a developing country is preferred.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Hiring Range is $24.00-$25.00/Hour
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