• The Carter Center: Senior Program Associate, China 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.




    The Carter Center's China Program is dedicated to preserving this legacy and advancing U.S.-China relations by building synergy between China and the United States on issues of global importance, including fostering greater cooperation between them in other nations, providing resources and scholarship, and nurturing the next generation of young leaders who can shape the critical U.S.-China bilateral relationship to be a cornerstone of global peace and prosperity.The China Program is initiating pilot programs to highlight the benefits of coordinated and collective action between the United States and China in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.


    Under the direction of the Program Director, the Senior Program Associate designs and implements program activities based on research on issues related to U.S.-China relations and the possibility of U.S.-China collaboration in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, etc. The Senior Program Associate manages program websites, represents the China Program at meetings and events, plans and monitors the program's budget and grants, drafts grant proposals and donor reports, and prepares briefing materials for senior management and may supervise staff and interns.  This is scheduled to be a one year position.




    • Master's degree in political science, international affairs, international development, public policy, economics, communications, or a related field, and a minimum of three years of experience in international affairs, development, or international business.
    • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese is preferred.
    • Work experience in or knowledge of African countries is preferred.
    • Strong written and oral communications skills are a must.
    • Project design, monitoring and evaluation, website management, and knowledge of social media and online communications tools are a plus.




    • Designs, implements, coordinates operational facets of a specific program and its related activities.
    • Manages work plans that are designed to accomplish program goals and objectives, and implements changes for improvement and efficiency.
    • Makes decisions on behalf of the program based on critical analyses of operational/statistical reports, financial data and budget forecasts, and outside trends and factors related to the program.
    • May plan, administer or monitor the program's budget, financial management, and/or grants.
    • Takes a leadership role on program-related committees and teams.
    • May develop fund raising initiatives, including researching and identifying funding sources and writing and submitting grant proposals.
    • Conducts program research and ensures that mandatory operational and statistical reports are fact-based and comply with regulations.
    • Serves as liaison with other groups and organizations participating in the program or seeking knowledge of the program, and may write and give speeches/presentations at conferences, university functions, or before various boards.
    • May supervise staff.
    • Ensures that complete and accurate program records are kept and maintained.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required. 



    Bachelor's degree in a field related to specified program areas and four years related program management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

    Additional Details



    Min Annual Rate
    USD $48,700.00/Yr.


    Mid Annual Rate
    USD $65,100.00/Yr.


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