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Career Opportunities at The Carter Center

The Carter Center staff are mission-driven professionals committed to making an impact to advancing peace and health worldwide. In accordance with our commitment to fundamental human rights, The Carter Center embraces diversity as an organizational strength and source of enrichment. We value free and open communication, respecting the views, roles, and contributions of all. There are approximately 200 staff at the Atlanta headquarters and thousands more in field offices around the world. Atlanta staff are recruited through the Emory University Human Resources Department and are employees of Emory University. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our staff.

Below are just a few of the many benefits available. To see all of the benefits Emory offers, visit the Benefits webpage.

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental and vision plans)
  • Retirement Savings Plans (with an excellent matching program)
  • Life Insurance (basic and supplemental)
  • Short & Long-term Disability
  • Courtesy Scholarship (tuition discount at Emory for faculty/staff and their dependents)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays (10 holidays per year + two floating holidays)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Resources for Child Care, Adult Care and Emergency Back-up Care
  • Adoption Reimbursement
  • Fitness and Personal Wellness Programs
  • Workplace Flexibility
  • Public Transportation Subsidies

A complete list of Carter Center position openings can be viewed on Emory University's Career Opportunities. If you don't see a position that you are interested in, please submit your resume for future consideration to careers@cartercenter.org. We will certainly keep you in mind and contact you if a position becomes available that matches your background.

Below are a few of the Center's current openings:

+Associate Director, Annual Fund, Development

SUMMARY:

The Associate Director, Annual Fund is charged with the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual donors to The Carter Center in keeping with the high ethical standards and principles of the founders and the organization. As a member of the Center's Major Gifts/Ambassadors Circle team, develops and implements strategies for management and cultivation of a portfolio of individual donors making unrestricted gifts of $1,000 - $20,000+ annually. Provides exceptional level of donor-focused service, including timely and appropriate follow-up to receipt of gifts and donor visits. Writes and edits promotional and fundraising materials, both for print and online. Assists in the planning and coordination of special events and fund raising projects. Develops strategies for marketing new and existing programs. Researches donor histories to develop appropriate solicitation strategies. Assists in the planning, administration, and monitoring of the unit's budget. Designs and generates reports on revenue, donor retention, and other metrics as appropriate for strategic planning. The Associate Director may supervise intern and administrative staff. The position reports to the Senior Associate Director, Development, Annual Fund. This position requires travel up to 50% of the time to achieve cultivation, stewardship, and revenue targets. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-Strong interpersonal and long-term relationship-building skills are essential.
-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in written and oral forms.
-Ability to understand and articulate the mission and goals of The Carter Center and its programs in a compelling manner.
-Excellent follow up and organizational skills.
-Familiarity with mass mailings and event planning preferred.
-High degree of competency with Microsoft Office software and Raiser's Edge constituent management system a plus.
-Active engagement in professional development and best practices for fundraising programs.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

-Implements strategies for identifying, cultivating, and successfully soliciting individuals for mid-level gifts to support a department, school, or unit.
-Solicits gifts in support of the school/unit.
-Coordinates giving initiatives with central Alumni and Constituent Giving office.
-Manages a portfolio of prospects through an active schedule of solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship calls to annual donors and new prospects.
-Builds relationships with current and prospective donors, alumni, and volunteers to support programs and priorities.
-May ensure the processing of gifts.
-Liaises with central advancement offices to monitor status of the qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of prospects to build a pipeline toward major gifts.
-Writes and edits communication materials directed at donors.
-Develops strategies for marketing new and existing programs.
-Maintains information on selected donors and prospects including contact reports in CRM system.
-Communicates in ways that are donor-centric, while furthering the mission of Emory.
-Travels to meet with donors as needed.
-May manage a program/event budget.
-Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor's degree and three years of experience in higher education, development, fundraising, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Learn more about or apply for this job here.

+Grants Compliance Officer, Development

SUMMARY:
The Grants and Compliance Officer (GCO) is primarily responsible for managing adherence to donor rules and regulations from pre-award to contract close-out. The Officer will provide support on grants and cooperative agreements from the United States government, in supporting the Development Officers who manage grant awards. The GCO works in close communication with Program, Finance, Office of International, Communications, and field staff colleagues. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) may be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-Advanced knowledge of U.S. Government awards including cooperative agreements and grants.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Interest in/knowledge about global health/developing countries/neglected diseases.
-Ability to interpret, apply, and communicate complex regulations, provisions, policies, and procedures.
-Exposure to FAR/USG contracting a plus, as is exposure to non-U.S. Government bilateral funders, international experience, QuickBooks and/or Microsoft Dynamics GP proficiency.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

-Responsible for managing adherence to donor rules and regulations from pre-award to contract close-out, within an NGO environment.
-Provides professional expertise in primarily United States Government contract administration, supporting organizational leadership who manages the award, and works in close communication with Program, Finance, Program Support, Public Information, and field staff colleagues.
-Contributes to compliance planning during subagreement, proposal/workplan, budget, and amendment development.
-Supports leadership's review of awards and modifications prior to signature to ensure that the most favorable terms are included and that the terms are consistent with the organization's policies and procedures.
-Reviews executed awards to identify all compliance requirements.
-Develops tools and templates for financial and programmatic compliance throughout award period.
-Liaises with the finance department to monitor program activities, and conducts field office site visits to ensure consistency with grant terms and conditions, timelines, budgets, and performance measures.
-Liaises with the field to assist in budget format compliance (with particular focus on the differing internal and donor budget formats), and proper recording of grant expenditures.
-Identifies situations where contractual obligations may not be met and develop and execute a plan to mitigate risks.
-Trains other staff in standardized procedures for efficient award and sub award management and recommend best practices.
-Assists as needed in the coordination, planning, and execution of annual audit by independent public accountants.
-Maintains files, and assists in reviewing financial reports and programmatic narratives.
-Articulates and advocates for the organization's position on matters of regulation and other contractual issues.
-Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

-A Bachelor's degree in a related field and four years of negotiating experience and direct management of contracts and other agreements, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
-Advanced knowledge of U.S. Government grant management regulations and policies.
-Ability to travel internationally. Excellent communication skills and Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Dynamics GP proficiency.
-Ability to interpret, apply, and communicate complex regulations, provisions, policies, and procedures.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Learn more about or apply for this job here.

+Epidemiologist, Guinea Worm Eradication Program

GUINEA WORM ERADICATION PROGRAM:
Since 1986, The Carter Center has led the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease, working closely with ministries of health and local communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and many others. Guinea worm disease could become the second human disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. It would be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated and the first disease to be eradicated without the use of a vaccine or medicine.

SUMMARY:

The Epidemiologist directly assists the Director, Dracunculiasis Eradication Program to monitor the status of all national dracunculiasis eradication programs, and provide technical assistance to interrupt transmission, as warranted, via interactions with TCC Country Representatives and with the national GWEP coordinator/director. As requested, the Epidemiologist also briefs the Vice President for Health Programs and the Sr. Director, Office of International Support regarding the eradication of dracunculiasis and complies with directives as appropriate. The Epidemiologist will work with the program director to ensure GWEPs implement effective (a) interventions against GWD transmission, (b) surveillance networks for cases of GWD, (c) communication with communities, (e) personnel skill enhancement and training, (f) resource identification needed for program implementation, (g) and collaboration and communication with other government officials. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-Demonstrated ability to apply epidemiological principles and/or procedures to design program initiatives and/or studies that investigate risk factors for infectious disease and evaluate the effectiveness of program interventions.
-Proficiency in model selection for and statistical analysis of correlated, hierarchical, non-parametric, and/or complex data, utilizing qualitative and quantitative analytic software (e.g., NVivo, MaxQDA, R, SAS, Stata) to perform analyses and generate reports.
-Proficiency in geospatial analysis and the use of ArcGIS or Q-GIS software.
-Skill in preparing documents and maps electronically with accuracy, in creating databases and maintaining and updating data layers.
-Experience in using analytical results to inform evidence-based programmatic and policy recommendations, preparing and submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed scientific journals, and presenting related findings at international fora.
-Good communication and personnel management skills.
-A history of working in African field and/or community based public health programs, or in community development in Africa, would be a distinct advantage.
-Fluency in French is preferred.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

-Provides technical and scientific expertise for programs in the areas of communicable disease, chronic disease and environmental epidemiology.
-Designs, conducts and reports on the epidemiological study of diseases, collects and analyzes data and develops health education materials.
-Manages and participates in investigations and surveys that have national and international impact.
-Conducts program research and prepares operational and statistical reports.
-May write publishable articles and papers.
-Serves as a liaison to and works with other groups and organizations participating in related programs.
-May travel internationally to supervise field operations.
-Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A doctoral degree in a field related to area of research or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. International travel required.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Learn more about or apply for this job here.

+Epidemiologist, River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis and Malaria Program

SUMMARY:

The Epidemiologist provides technical and scientific expertise for monitoring the status of malaria and lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The Epidemiologist maintains direct communication with and travels to program countries to support activities, meetings, and program oversight. This position is Atlanta-based with international and domestic travel required approximately 25% of the time. The Epidemiologist will report to the Director of the River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis and Malaria Programs. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-A doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DVM) in epidemiology, statistics, medicine or a related public health field.
-At least five years of experience, including working in international settings.
-Strong quantitative skills (Excel) and proficiency in statistical software (Stata, R, or SAS).
-Strong writing and communication skills and competency with Microsoft-suite computer applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
-Demonstrated record of scientific publication.
-Fluency in French or Spanish.
-Experience in program implementation for malaria, LF or neglected tropical disease (NTD) control/elimination.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

-Provides technical and scientific expertise for programs in the areas of communicable disease, chronic disease and environmental epidemiology.
-Designs, conducts and reports on the epidemiological study of diseases, collects and analyzes data and develops health education materials.
-Manages and participates in investigations and surveys that have national and international impact.
-Conducts program research and prepares operational and statistical reports.
-May write publishable articles and papers.
-Serves as a liaison to and works with other groups and organizations participating in related programs.
-May travel internationally to supervise field operations.
-Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A doctoral degree in a field related to area of research or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. International travel required.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Learn more about or apply for this job here.

+Deputy Country Representative, Chad - Guinea Worm Eradication Program

SUMMARY:
The Deputy Country Representative (DCR) assists the Chad Guinea Worm Eradication Program (CGWEP). The location of this assignment is Chad. Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required. The DCR will oversee the Operations and Administrative departments of the program and supervise technical field staff under the direct supervision of the Country Representative (CR) to Chad, and will represent the CR/Carter Center before the Ministry of Public Health, including the National Coordinator, CGWEP and partner organizations in Chad. The Country Representative is the supervisor. The Director, Dracunculiasis Eradication, and the Vice President for Health Programs are the primary providers of direction and guidance concerning priorities and action steps to be implemented regarding the eradication of dracunculiasis. The Senior Director, Office of International Support is the primary supervisor for administrative, financial and operational guidance for the program. In the absence of the CR, the DCR assumes all roles and responsibilities of the CR.

The Guinea Worm Eradication Program
Since 1986, The Carter Center has led the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease, working closely with ministries of health and local communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and many others.

Guinea worm disease could become the second human disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. It would be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated and the first disease to be eradicated without the use of a vaccine or medicine.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Public health or a field related to the program and five years of program related experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Track record of conducting program administration and field assessments.
  • Experience of project management, including field teams.
  • Experience in conducting and planning operational support.
  • French language proficiency is required.


FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • 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.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

Learn more about or apply for this job here.

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1. Go to Emory University's Career Opportunities page.
2. Type "Carter Center" into the Search Positions Listing box, then click Search.
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