Emory University The Carter Center: Program Associate, Senior-Mental Health Journalism in atlanta, Georgia


The Program Associate, Senior-Mental Health Journalism designs, implements, coordinates operational facets of the U.S. and international Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism (RCJF) and its related activities. Will oversee the program currently operational in the U.S., Colombia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates and the development of other country programs and/or regions, leveraging former fellowship partnerships. Will lend expertise from the RCJF across programs within the Mental Health Program and other Carter Center programs when applicable. Reports to the Sr. Associate Director overseeing the RCJF and related media activities. The position is located in Atlanta.


  • Master's degree in Journalism, Public Health, Communications or a field related to the program and five years of program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

  • A preferred candidate would have proven journalism or media experience in an international context or program development experience in education or training.

  • Experience working successfully with post-conflict or developing countries, or in sensitive environments preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written Spanish or Arabic skills.

  • Proficiency in new and multi-media technologies including social media a plus.


  • Designs, implements, coordinates operational facets of a specific program and its related activities.

  • Manages work plans that are designed to accomplish program goals and objectives, and implements changes for improvement and efficiency.

  • Makes decisions on behalf of the program based on critical analyses of operational/statistical reports, financial data and budget forecasts, and outside trends and factors related to the program.

  • May plan, administer or monitor the program's budget, financial management, and/or grants.

  • Takes a leadership role on program-related committees and teams.

  • May develop fund raising initiatives, including researching and identifying funding sources and writing and submitting grant proposals.

  • Conducts program research and ensures that mandatory operational and statistical reports are fact-based and comply with regulations.

  • Serves as liaison with other groups and organizations participating in the program or seeking knowledge of the program, and may write and give speeches/presentations at conferences, university functions, or before various boards.

  • May supervise staff. Ensures that complete and accurate program records are kept and maintained.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


Bachelor's degree in a field related to specified program areas and four years related program management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

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Job Number 15304

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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