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The Carter Center: Program Associate, Human Rights Program

Job Number
98745
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
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Atlanta
Location : Name
Carter Center

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Description

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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.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

The Program Associate  will support the Human Rights Program’s US Racial Justice initiatives, including design and implementation of multi-faceted initiatives, support for human rights program, budget management, drafting of proposals and donor reports, fundraising, and public relations. Liaises with both Carter Center staff and external clients, as required. May conduct applied research, manage program publications, supervise interns, and other project(s) responsibilities as assigned. Some travel may be required.

 

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Primary duty is 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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Post-graduate degree and minimum of four years of program-related experience in human rights in the US, with a specific focus on civil rights, social, and racial justice.
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills, familiarity with NGOs and project-based fundraising, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience and strong networks with US policy makers, legislators, religious, and political leaders at the forefront of pursuing a social justice agenda.
  • Prior experience in policy reform and advocacy.
  • Familiarity with data analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and budgeting and budget management is highly preferred.
  • Microsoft Office skills are required, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • 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 and/or international travel.

 

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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