The Carter Center: People Business Partner, People Operations & Programs

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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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Business Operations
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Location : Name
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 People Business Partner will serve as a generalist to support programs and departments in all aspects of human resources for The Carter Center. The People Business Partner will provide strategic and tactical implementation of HR programs and operations. The People Business Partner possesses a people-first approach, demonstrates strong HR knowledge, and is passionate about human resources being a key function to achieving the organization’s mission. Responsibilities include, performance management, employee relations, learning and development, and implementing recruitment strategy.


The People Operations & Programs department of 6 with the assistance of consultants, interns and volunteers directly supports approximately 260 staff at the Atlanta headquarters offices, and are joined with more than 3,000 staff in country offices. The Carter Center staff are mission-driven professionals committed to making an impact to advancing peace and health globally. In accordance with our commitment to human rights, The Carter Center embraces diversity as an organizational strength and source of enrichment.


Under the direction of the Director and working closely with Managers, the team of 3 generalists advise on policies and procedures, interprets and counsels managers and staff on employee relations matters ensuring practices that foster an equitable and inclusive work environment. Designs and implements innovative employee engagements, learning and professional development programs, and liaises with various Emory departments, including, equity & inclusion, employee assistance, employee relations, compensation, benefits, payroll, and learning & organizational development.



  • This classification is to be used in departments/schools at Emory University.
  • Administers Human Resources policies and procedures and related forms for a department or a division.
  • Coordinates compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Completes required forms/documents, reviews for accuracy, and processes.
  • Advises or refers individuals to the appropriate staff for guidance on human resources issues.
  • Advises supervisors/managers and prepares required paperwork to process job reclassifications and to establish and post new positions.
  • Assists in creating/updating departmental position descriptions.
  • Processes required payroll paperwork.
  • May assist in preparing and monitoring departmental budgets.
  • May supervise support staff.
  • Assists in human resources related education/training efforts within the department.
  • Utilizes database management, word processing, spreadsheet and/or other computer applications.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field and three years of experience in human resources administration or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Demonstrated success in a fast paced, action-oriented organization and interfacing with staff from diverse backgrounds is essential.
  • Ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organization and have excellent communication skills.
  • Outstanding skills in organization, multi-tasking and meticulous attention to details.
  • Strong knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
  • Ability to display a high level of emotional intelligence, empathy, tact, and responsiveness while maintaining a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • 5 years or more of generalist HR experience and a PHR or SHRM-CP certification.
  • Demonstrated experience with successful HR implementation.
  • Strong knowledge of HR concepts and industry standards.
  • Proactive, strategic and tactical thinker who has a high level of emotional intelligence.
  • HR experience working with a global non-profit.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook and familiarity with the following HRIS-PeopleSoft, Kronos and ICIMS.

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.  All non-exempts employees must reside within the State of Georgia. The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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