The Carter Center: Human Resources Associate, Human Resources

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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
Location : Name
Carter Center
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

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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 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 Human Resources Associate will serve as a generalist to support all aspects of human resources for The Carter Center programs and departments. The HR Associate will primarily support the Peace Programs, Finance, and Overseas Operations area, and will be the first point of contact to staff for hiring, onboarding, compensation, learning & professional development and performance management. The Carter Center's 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. The HR Associate will directly support approximately 230 staff at the Atlanta headquarters offices, which are joined with more than 2,500 staff in field offices.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Associate advises on policies and procedures, interprets and counsels managers and staff on employee relations matters ensuring practices that foster an equitable and inclusive work environment. Coordinates and contributes to employee engagements, learning and development programs, and serves as a liaison with various Emory departments, including, equity & inclusion, employee assistance, compensation & benefits, payroll, and learning & organizational development.



  • The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of generalist HR experience and a PHR or SHRM-CP certification.
  • Strong knowledge of HR laws and regulations is required.
  • This role requires the ability to display sensitivity, tact and responsiveness in various situations and maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • HR experience in a global non-profit is a plus.
  • Demonstrated success in a fast paced, action-oriented organization and interfacing with staff from diverse backgrounds is essential.
  • The HR Associate must have the ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organization and have excellent communication skills.
  • Outstanding organization skills and meticulous attention to detail is necessary, as well as the ability to multi-task effectively.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook, familiarity with human resources database applications, preferably PeopleSoft, Kronos and ICIMS software knowledge is helpful.



  • 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.
  • Three years of experience in human resources administration or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

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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