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Emory University The Carter Center: Senior Program Associate, Global Access to Information 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's Global Access to Information (ATI) Program works in partnership with governments, civil society, and international and regional bodies to improve governance and transform lives through a meaningful right of access to information.


The Senior Program Associate supports one or more major projects within the Global Access to Information Program, including strategic direction formation, design and implementation of multi-faceted initiative budgets, drafting of proposals and donor reports, fundraising, and public relations. Liaises with both Carter Center staff and external clients, as required. S/he may conduct applied research, manage program publications, expert meetings, supervise interns, and other project(s) responsibilities as assigned. The Senior Program Associate reports to the Director of the Global ATI Program.


  • Proficiency in Spanish and experience living or working in Latin America is required.

  • Post-graduate degree and minimum of four years of program related experience in international relations, democratic development, human rights, gender and/or good governance.

  • Strong writing and communication skills, familiarity with NGOs and project-based fundraising, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Prior experience in data analysis, monitoring, and evaluation and with budgeting and budget management is highly preferred.

  • Microsoft Excel skills are required.

  • A high level of personal energy, positive attitude, sense of humor and ability to work in a team setting are essential.

  • This position is Atlanta-based and may involve domestic and/or international travel.


  • 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.

Additional Details

Min Rate

USD $23.75/Hr.


USD $31.78/Hr.

Min Annual Rate

USD $49,400.00/Yr.

Mid Annual Rate

USD $66,100.00/Yr.

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Job Number 30166

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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