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 or 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 MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
Under the leadership of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a long-standing champion for the rights of people with mental illnesses, the Carter Center's Mental Health Program works to promote awareness about mental health issues, inform public policy, achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care, and reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mental illnesses.
The Senior Associate Director directs the strategic planning, policy formation, development strategy, and management of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism and Behavioral Health and Media work of the Mental Health Program. This position serves as a liaison and key spokesperson to various committees and organizations domestically and internationally related to media and behavioral health and stigma reduction of mental illnesses. Additional primary responsibilities include: budget and grant management, program promotion and fundraising, design and evaluation of projects, institutional management functions, report production, and networking. The Senior Associate Director may provide expert analysis on issues of interest to the program, such as stigma reduction, media, and public policy change. This position reports to the Director of the Mental Health Program and is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
Master's degree in a field related to the program and seven years of professional experience related to the program and previous supervisory and program/project management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
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