The Carter Center: Associate Director, Development, Health, Peace & Education Programs

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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
Advancement & Fundraising
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Carter Center

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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 Associate Director for Programs Development assists in the planning and implementation of fundraising activities of the Programs Development Department and is directly responsible for written materials that support a successful fundraising unit. This position carries a high level of importance to the financial wellbeing of The Carter Center’s Health, Peace, and Education Programs and requires the ability to carry out effective fundraising efforts, particularly the creation of grant proposals and other written materials, in support of funding specific objectives. The Programs Development Department is responsible for programmatic initiatives, with annual funding needs in the $75-100  million range, and management of 100+ grants and financial contributions at any given time. The Department also receives many inkind contributions, which require oversight. The successful Associate Director will manage a discrete portfolio of fundraising projects, will support the team with specific writing projects and will support the design and implementation of system improvements for grants management. The position reports to the Senior Associate Director of Development, Lead of the Programs Development Department.



  • Implements strategies for identifying, cultivating, and successfully soliciting individuals for gifts between $25K - 100K to support a department, school, or unit.
  • Solicits gifts in support of the school/unit.
  • Coordinates giving initiatives with central Constituent Giving office.
  • Manages a portfolio of prospects through an active schedule of solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship calls to donors and new prospects.
  • Builds relationships with current and prospective donors, alumni, and volunteers to support programs and priorities.
  • May ensure the processing of gifts. Liaises with central advancement offices to monitor status of the qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of prospects to build a pipeline toward major gifts.
  • Writes and edits communication materials directed at donors.
  • Develops strategies for marketing new and existing programs.
  • Maintains information on selected donors and prospects including contact reports in CRM system.
  • Communicates in ways that are donor-centric, while furthering the mission of Emory.
  • Travels to meet with donors as needed.
  • May manage a program/event budget.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.



  • A bachelor's degree and three years of experience in higher education, development, fundraising, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.



  • This position requires significant writing experience, e.g., the writing of proposals, narrative reports to donors, fund-raising publications,  newsletters, general external and internal correspondence, etc.
  • Excellent communications skills (written and oral) are required.
  • Experience is required in managing and implementing successful fundraising/development operations, including data management, events  management, and office administration.
  • Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge experience is required.
  • A Master’s degree in English, Writing, or a similar degree, and Sharepoint experience is preferred.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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