• The Carter Center: Senior Associate Director, Journalism Fellowship Program/Behavioral Health and Media, Mental Health Program

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    The Carter Center
    The Carter Center
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Business Operations
  • Description





    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.




    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.




    • Master's degree in a related field and a minimum of seven years of professional program related experience in mental health specialty, media or public policy.
    • Experience with domestic or international mental health or media program development and implementation.
    • Managerial experience including staff supervision and project-based budgeting.
    •  Strong writing/communication skills, familiarity with NGOs, and fundraising.


    • Assumes a senior role in the planning, development, and implementation of various aspects of a complex global program.
    • Serves as a liaison and key spokesperson to various committees and organizations.
    • Leads policy formulation, strategy development, and management of daily operations.
    • Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies to design, implement and/or evaluate program-related projects and strategies that effectively address the public needs associated with the program.
    • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and writes publishable articles and papers.
    • May write grant proposals, and prepare/present associated reports to funding organizations and to clients.
    • May engage in fundraising initiatives on behalf of the program.
    • May oversee the annual budget and other financial aspects of the program.
    • May supervise staff.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required. 



    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.

    Additional Details



    Min Annual Rate
    USD $76,900.00/Yr.


    Mid Annual Rate
    USD $106,900.00/Yr.


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