Emory Healthcare/Emory University The Carter Center: Program Associate, Democracy Program in Atlanta, Georgia
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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 (https://www.cartercenter.org/) .
The Program Associate organizes, coordinates and plans operational facets of the Democracy Program (DP) projects as well as the Office of the Vice President (OVP) projects in/on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Works with relevant headquarters, project field staff, consultants and external experts to achieve project goals. Manages relevant budgeting, grant and sub-grants, accounting, and program files. Monitors expenditures and may prepare financial reports. May write or develop project and budget documents, reports, speeches,
briefings, newsletters, promotional materials, grants or other written materials related to DP projects and OVP projects in/on LAC. May assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives. Prepares operational reports to assist in effective decision-making. Conducts research and gathers accurate information to develop publications. Represents DP projects and OVP LAC projects at international meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups. Provides limited administrative support, and assists in handling logistics for meetings, conferences and travel. May supervise employees, interns, work-study students, volunteers. Performs related responsibilities as required. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will 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.
- 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 international studies, political science, or related field.
Two years working on issues related to governance, elections, gender, human rights and/or related areas.
Previous experience with international or citizen election observation is desirable.
Strong collaborative problem solving and analytic skills, a high level of personal energy, positive attitude and ability to work in a team setting are essential.
Applicants should be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
Exceptional initiative and follow-through skills that deliver measurable results are crucial.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and very high facility with computers are a must.
Fluent Spanish is essential.
Prior living or working experience in a developing country is desirable.
Project design and management experience with an NGO, international agency, or government agency is 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 employee.
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Job Number 86988
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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