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The Carter Center: Senior Program Associate, Democracy Program

Job Number
70310
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
The Carter Center
Department
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
US-GA-Atlanta

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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.

 

Description

 

The Democracy Program works globally to support democratic elections and strengthen participatory democracy, consistent with human rights. The overarching objective is to enhance democratic governance and increase effective political participation for all, especially groups that have been historically disadvantaged or that face political, cultural, or socioeconomic barriers. This includes women, racial and ethnic minorities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, youth, elderly people, and other marginalized groups.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

The Senior Program Associate will support the U.S. Election Project within the Democracy Program, including design and implementation of multi-faceted activities related to election reform and election observation, including partnership building, training development and implementation, budget management, fundraising, and monitoring, evaluation and learning. May conduct applied research, manage program publications, supervise consultants and interns, and other project(s)  responsibilities as assigned. The Senior Program Associate will report to the  Associate Director of the Democracy Program or her designee. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required. 

 

  • 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.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preferably four or more years of program related experience in law, good governance, democracy promotion, voting rights, election  administration in the United States or internationally.
  • Knowledge  and experience of voting and election issues in the United States  strongly preferred. Strong writing and communication skills,  familiarity with NGOs and projectbased fundraising, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Microsoft Excel skills are required, and knowledge of CRM platforms is preferred.
  • R and Python skills helpful.
  • Experience managing large scale volunteer efforts is strongly preferred.
  • Strong training and event facilitation skills preferred.
  • A high level of personal energy, positive attitude, sense of humor and ability to work in a team setting are essential.
  • This position is Atlanta-based and may involve domestic travel.

 

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.

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