Emory University The Carter Center: Senior Associate Director, Conflict Resolution 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 Carter Center works to build sustainable peace in emerging democracies and to prevent and resolve conflicts.

The Center has conflict resolution efforts underway in:

  • , where we support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We encourage reconciliation between Palestinian factions and promote comprehensive peace in the region.

  • , where the Center serves as the Independent Observer of the 2015 Peace Agreement, reporting on the progress of the implementation of agreement.

  • , where we aim to combat and prevent the rise of violent extremism and Islamophobia by working with religious and community leaders in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and the United States.

  • , where the Center supported the de facto ceasefire that’s been in place since early 2016 and continues to support the current phase of the peace process.

  • , where we support a political solution to the catastrophic war by exploring governance and constitutional reform options, and where we have initiated a conflict mapping project that analyzes the unprecedented volume of citizen-generated information about the conflict to better inform peacebuilding efforts.


Serving as a deputy to the Conflict Resolution Program Director, the Senior Associate Director oversees the implementation of Conflict Resolution program activities. The Senior Associate Director’s primary responsibilities include: all aspects of project management (design, implementation, and evaluation), fundraising, budget and grant management, staff supervision, and liaising with both Carter Center program and departmental personnel and external stakeholders. The Senior Associate Director supports the Program Director in setting overall strategy and assures that projects align with the program mission. The Senior Associate Director primarily manages activities for MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, including track-2 and 1.5 activities, data collection and analysis, conferences, field missions, networking and negotiation/facilitation and other activities. S/He will manage and provide leadership to Atlanta staff and field-based staff and provide direction on short-term missions to countries of potential programmatic interest. S/He will supervise staff, interns, and volunteers.


  • Post-graduate degree in conflict resolution, international relations, area studies, international law, or related fields.

  • Preferably ten years of experience in international conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation, facilitation, program design and implementation.

  • Experience working with conflicts in the Middle East or North Africa preferred.

  • Incumbent should be detail oriented, well organized, and meticulous.

  • A high level of personal energy and positive attitude are essential.

  • Excellent writing and communication skills are essential.

  • Familiarity with NGOs and project-based fundraising is advantageous.

  • Fluency in English and foreign language skills, especially Arabic or French, are preferable.


  • Assumes a senior role in the planning, development, and implementation of various aspects of a complex global program.

  • Serves as a liaison and key spokesperson to various committees and organizations.

  • Leads policy formulation, strategy development, and management of daily operations.

  • Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies to design, implement and/or evaluate program-related projects and strategies that effectively address the public needs associated with the program.

  • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and writes publishable articles and papers.

  • May write grant proposals and prepare/present associated reports to funding organizations and to clients.

  • May engage in fundraising initiatives on behalf of the program.

  • May oversee the annual budget and other financial aspects of the program.

  • May supervise staff.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


Master's degree in a field related to the program and seven years of professional experience related to the program and previous supervisory and program/project management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Additional Details

Min Rate

USD $37.55/Hr.


USD $52.16/Hr.

Min Annual Rate

USD $78,100.00/Yr.

Mid Annual Rate

USD $108,500.00/Yr.

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Job Number 29704

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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