The Carter Center: Program Associate, Peace Program

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Regular Full-Time
The Carter Center
The Carter Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
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Business Operations
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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 and 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 Program Associate organizes, coordinates, and plans operational facets of projects under the Senior Associate Director, and the Office of Vice President for Peace Programs. Conducts research and gathers accurate information to develop publications and internal reports about U.S.-China public opinion, issues affecting the U.S.-China bilateral relationship (including the role of technology, social media, and digital threats) and the intersection of peace and information technology more broadly; Edits content for the China Focus websites, including the U.S.-China Perception Monitor and for Peace-data projects; Represents the China Focus and Peace Programs at international meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups. Under the direction of the Senior Associate Director for Peace Programs, may develop budget documents, reports, speeches, briefings, newsletters, promotional materials, grants, or other written material.
Prepares operational reports and maintains electronic records for budgets, grants, and other program-related information. Provides administrative support, and assists in handling logistics for meetings, conferences, and travel. May supervise staff, interns, work-study students, and volunteers. Includes occasional international and domestic travel. Due to travel requirement, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.




  • Organizing, coordinating, and planning operational facets of a global program and its related activities which include, but are not limited to the following: researching factors that may impact the success of the program, and working with individuals or groups to research and document program requirements in order to provide appropriate input.
  • Monitors and reports progress of objectives and goals of the program.
  • Develops promotional materials/venues, manages relational databases, and establishes/forecasts budget requirements.
  • Develops work plans to accomplish objectives and monitors progress toward their achievement.
  • Monitors expenditures and may prepare financial reports; may assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives.
  • Prepares operational and statistical reports to assist in effective decision-making.
  • Conducts training, represents the program at international meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups.
  • May write or develop reports, speeches, briefings, newsletters, promotional materials, grants or other written materials related to the program.
  • Conducts research and gathers accurate information to develop various publications.
  • May plan, administer, or monitor the program's budget or related grants.
  • May assist in developing and coordinating program-related conferences, conventions, or meetings.
  • May supervise staff. Performs related responsibilities as required.
  • This is not an administrative support position.


  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.



  • Master's degree in political science, international studies, Chinese studies, or
    related field.
  • 1-2 years working on issues related to U.S.-China relations or Chinese politics.
  • Strong collaborative problem solving and analytic skills, a high level of personal energy and the ability to work in a team setting are essential.
  • Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Exceptional initiative and follow-through skills that deliver measurable results are crucial.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and facility with computers are a must.
  • Prior living, studying, or working experience in China and ability to read and speak
    Chinese is desirable.
  • Strong familiarity with Chinese politics and U.S.-China relations is desirable.
  • Knowledge or experience with public opinion research is a plus.
  • Knowledge or experience with Chinese social media is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Power BI, Microsoft Forms, and basic database management
    also a plus.


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 The Carter Center on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines. The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to the employee.

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