Associate Director, Democracy Program

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.

DESCRIPTION:

Working under the supervision of the Director, Democracy Program, the Associate Director leads the planning,  development, and operations of program activities.  Collaborates with representatives from private, government,  and international agencies. Plans, executes, and monitors  program budgets, including approval of expenditures; prepares annual financial and program reports to external parties with  interests in the program. May engage in fundraising initiatives  on behalf of the program. Ensures that the program is in compliance with federal and international laws and regulations.  Oversees program communications, including development of communications strategies, development of  key program messages, production of print and electronic  materials, and reputation management. Represents the  program in various national and international-fora, and actively engages with representatives from other NGO’s for purposes of  conducting research and designing new initiatives. May supervise program staff. Performs other related duties as required.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Directs the planning, development, and operations of a program.
  • Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies.
  • Plans, executes, and monitors program budgets, including approval of expenditures; prepares annual financial and program reports to external parties with interests in the program.
  • May engage in fundraising initiatives on behalf of the program.
  • Ensures that the program is in compliance with federal and international laws and regulations.
  • Oversees program communications, including development of communications strategies, development of key program messages, production of print and electronic materials, and reputation management.
  • Represents the program in various national and international fora, and actively engages with representatives from other NGO’s for purposes of conducting research and designing new initiatives.
  • May supervise program staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in field related to specific program as indicated and six years program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in English.
  • Post-graduate degree in international studies, political science, public policy or related field, or JD.
  • Three years related program management experience, along with a demonstrated proficiency in developing and implementing activities and project management, including supervision, budget preparation and execution, and relationship building.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, familiarity with NGOs and project-based fundraising.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in at least one foreign language, preferably Spanish, or possibly French and/or Arabic.

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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