Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
4 Year Degree
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.
ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM:
Under the leadership of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a longtime champion for the rights of people with mental illnesses, the Carter Center's Mental Health Program works to promote awareness about mental health issues, inform public policy, achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care, and reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mental illness.
ABOUT THE JOB:
The Senior Program Associate designs, implements, and coordinates the operations of the U.S. and international Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism (RCJF) and its related activities. They 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, while leveraging fellowship partnerships.
The Senior Program Associate collaborates across programs within the Mental Health Program and other Carter Center programs, when applicable. This position will report to the Senior Associate Director of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. The position is based in Atlanta with flexible work arrangement options. Due to international travel, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required and provided by The Carter Center.
Designs, implements, coordinates operational facets of a specific program and its related activities.
Manages work plans 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 fundraising initiatives, including 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.
Four years related program management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Health, Communications, or a related field and several years of program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
A preferred candidate would have journalism or media experience in an international context and/or program development experience.
Experience working successfully with post-conflict or economically developing countries or in sensitive environments.
Exemplary communication and relationship management skills; verbal and written Spanish or Arabic skills are a plus.
Exceptional attention to detail in the pursuit of high-performing execution, working independently and with a team; proficiency in social media, project management software (ex. Trello or related), and content management (WordPress or related).
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.
EMORY SUPPORTS A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE CULTURE
Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
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Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Emory University and The Carter Center provide a competitive benefits package.
About The Carter Center
A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.
As part of an international effort to reduce stigma and discrimination, the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism at The Carter Center provide stipends to journalists from the United States, Latin America, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates to report on topics related to mental health or mental illnesses.