The Carter Center: Associate Director, IT Applications/Data

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Regular Full-Time
The Carter Center
The Carter Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
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Information Technology
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Carter Center

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The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 in Atlanta, GA, by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. The Center has helped to improve millions of lives in more than 80 countries by waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public and private, in carrying out its mission around the world. Current information about the Center’s many programs and activities are available at The Carter Center.




The Associate Director – IT Applications and Data leads the center-wide effort to ensure that technology used in programming and operations supports our country offices and partners, enhances program outcomes, and helps streamline operations.  This position will oversee application selection, development, data, and analytics.  Works closely with others in IT, the Strategy, Innovation, and Learning team, and with program partners in Atlanta and the country offices.  Provides thought leadership on technology-enabled programming to ensure The Carter Center and its partners remain at the forefront of leveraging technology for program impact.  This position will report to the Chief IT Officer.  Due to the travel requirement, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is required.  This individual will manage development and data teams.



  • Responsible for curating, developing roadmaps for, and supporting key technologies used by The Carter Center, other than infrastructure and security. Examples include custom development, data platforms, data integration, and package selection.
  • Must have excellent working relationships across The Carter Center at very senior levels to influence, guide and support how people, process, data and technology are woven together to create world-class systems.
  • Ensures that support processes are in place to ensure best practices in data privacy and protection guide that system usage.
  • In addition, it is expected that the person in this role is actively engaged with peer organizations and partners to enhance and showcase The Carter Center's work.
  • Ensures appropriate training and documentation for all systems.
  • Where live training is relevant, will be responsible for ensuring training is scheduled and delivered.
  • Builds and maintains partnerships with vendors, peer organizations, and other partners. Assists with budget preparation.
  • Ensures that expenditures related to applications and data align with budget expectations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to discuss technical matters clearly and effectively with people who do not have a technical background.
  • Responsible for the supervision of a team of application and data engineers.
  • Drafts and reviews applicable policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Maintains professional growth and development of self and staff by identifying educational/training programs, professional organizations, activities, and resources to maintain knowledge of technology trends and to promote leading-edge expertise.
  • Participates in relevant technical and NGO organizations.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.
  • This is a very hands-on role and may require international travel.


  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or related field and seven years of related IT experience and four years as a manager or team leader, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


  • Previous experience leading application development and data teams. Understanding of web applications, data engineering, and data analysis. 
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies, including but not limited to artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, and blockchain.
  • Strong preference for candidates familiar with the Microsoft stack, including Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Dynamics, and dataverse.
  • Strong project management skills are preferred.
  • French language proficiency is considered an asset.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to The Carter Center on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines. The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. The Carter Center requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption.

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