The Carter Center, Human Resources Manager

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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 Manager will manage the operational functions of human resources including recruitment, compensation, staff engagement, performance management, learning and professional development, and lead special projects. The Director, Manager, and 2 Human Resources Associates, provide human resources programs and services  with the assistance of consultants, interns and volunteers to directly support approximately 230 staff at the Atlanta headquarters offices, and are joined with more than 2,500 staff in field 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.


The Carter Center’s partnership with Emory coordinates human resources services with Emory University and the Manager will coordinate with Emory Human Resources and various administrative offices including, the Office of Equity & Inclusion, Office of Accessibility Services, Faculty Staff Assistance Program, Employee Relations, Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, Finance (payroll), International Student and Scholars Program and Learning & Organizational Development to deliver human resources services consistently and equitably in accordance with Carter Center/Emory policies and procedures. 


The Human Resources Manager interprets and counsels’ managers and staff on policies and procedures. Provides guidance on job classifications, recruitment strategy and processes, and resolution of conflicts. Ensures recruitment, compensation, performance management, disciplinary actions, health and safety practices and policies are compliant with federal, state, and local laws. Develops and implements human resources programs and services that create an equitable and inclusive work environment, foster positive morale, enhance learning and development programs.


This position reports to the Director, Human Resources and serves as the back-up for the Director and will supervise staff, consultants, volunteers and/or interns.



  • Coordinates operational Human Resources functions for a division or business unit.
  • Reviews and updates organizational job descriptions.
  • Ensures the staffing needs of the division are met by projecting needs, interviewing and hiring employees to fill vacant positions and resolving staffing issues.
  • Advises staff on job reclassifications, new position requests, promotions/demotions and salary determination and processes appropriate paperwork.
  • Provides guidance on organizational restructuring.
  • May assist with preparation and monitoring of division's/business unit's budget.
  • Serves on and provides input to internal and external committees and represents the department within the organization on Human Resources matters.
  • May advise faculty on grant and leave request situations.
  • Leads and participates in special projects.
  • Designs and generates reports.
  • Ensures employment, compensation, employee relations and affirmative action practices comply with organization and legal requirements.
  • Maintains records and files according to established procedures.
  • May hire, train and supervise a small staff.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration or a related field.
  • Five years of professional human resources experience as a generalist or in multiple human resources specialties, i.e. employment, employee relations, compensation, benefits administration.




Preferably, the candidate will be a seasoned HR professional with generalist experience and progressively increasing HR responsibilities over a period of about 10 years, hold a certificaiton from SPHR or SHRM-SCP, and previous HR experience in a non-profit organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise decisive and discerning judgment, consultative decision-making, creative problem solving and innovative approaches to managing human resources
  • This role requires the ability to display sensitivity, tact and responsiveness in various situations and maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • The Manager must have demonstrated experience partnering with HR teams to build strong relationships at all levels of the organization and have excellent communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local employment law.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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

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. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
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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