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Emory Healthcare/Emory University The Carter Center: Program Assistant, Digital Threats Project, Democracy Program in Atlanta, Georgia


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 Program Assistant is the daily facilitator and coordinator of administrative and financial duties within the Digital Threats Project team and the Democracy Program. This is accomplished by acting as a liaison within the project, between the project and DP and other Carter Center programs and departments on a wide range of activities which include: developing project and program budgets, grants administration, handling routine program correspondence and inquiries, managing program files and databases, coordinating meetings/ conferences, staff travel, and coordinating field operations. Depending on locations of activities, may require HEAT training.


  • Candidate must have superior organizational skills.

  • Strong background in Microsoft Word, Excel and database software required.

  • Ability to type or keyboard 55 accurate words per minute.

  • Comfort with learning new applications preferred.


  • Provides administrative and logistical support for projects, initiatives, and programs within an NGO environment.

  • Assists assigned managers and team members by maintaining calendars, receiving and composing communications as correspondence, and replies to inquiries.

  • Handles preparations, scheduling, logistics, and other various requirements for domestic and international travel.

  • Drafts contracts, budgets, and donor reports with direction from manager.

  • Processes financial documents including contracts, expense reports, invoices, etc.

  • Writes routine reports and correspondence, and assists with the development of project/program materials.

  • Organizes meetings and events.

  • Works with and maintains data management and filing for projects/program.

  • Serves as an administrator of work product with other programs/departments, i.e. finance, program development, public information, etc.

  • Liaises and communicates with project consultants and field office staff, providing logistical and administrative support, as directed.

  • Conducts research and provides support to one or more staff members in regards to project and programmatic efforts.

  • May supervise work study students and volunteers.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


A high school diploma or equivalent AND five years of administrative experience, OR a bachelor's degree. Proficiency with various personal computer software applications.

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Job Number 46830

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