Emory University The Carter Center: Program Assistant, Mental Health Program in Atlanta, Georgia

Description

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 MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

Under the leadership of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a long-standing champion for the rights of people with mental illnesses, the Carter Center's Mental Health Program works to promote awareness about mental health issues, inform public policy, achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care, and reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mental illnesses.

SUMMARY

The Program Assistant is responsible for providing support to the Mental Health Program. This position will assist the Program Associates and the Program in general by maintaining calendars, receiving and composing correspondence and inquiries, data management, handling logistics of domestic and international travel, drafting contracts and MOUs, budgets, salary allocations and expenditures, and donor reports, writing routine reports and supporting development of new program materials, organizing meetings and events, liaise with other programs/departments. The incumbent will conduct applied research and provide substantive support in one or more of the Mental Health Program efforts including programmatic efforts in the areas of Global, Media and Public Policy behavioral health activities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • The ideal Program Assistant will possess a bachelor’s degree in public health, international studies, public policy or related field and one year of related work experience.

  • Applicant should be detail-oriented, well organized, and committed to excellence, with a demonstrated capacity for problem-solving and good judgment.

  • A high level of personal energy, a positive attitude, sense of humor and a passion for advancing the mental health of persons both domestically and internationally are essential.

  • Strong written and communication skills and working knowledge of various personal computer software applications, e.g. Microsoft Word, Access database, Power Point, Microsoft SharePoint, and most Microsoft Excel is required.

  • Ability to quickly learn new software programs and electronic platforms is a must.

  • Experience with event planning is required.

  • Ability to travel internationally is required.

  • Prior administrative experience preferred.

  • International operations, accounts payable and receivable/expense processing and monitoring is a plus.

  • Prior living or working experience in a developing country and Spanish and/or French language skills are desirable.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION

  • 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 regarding project and programmatic efforts.

  • May supervise work study students and volunteers.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Additional Details

Min Rate

USD $18.03/Hr.

Midpoint

USD $23.89/Hr.

Min Annual Rate

USD $37,500.00/Yr.

Mid Annual Rate

USD $49,700.00/Yr.

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Job Number 28652

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

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