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Emory University The Carter Center: Associate Director, Access to Information and Justice 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.


Working under the overall supervision of the Director of the Global Access to Information Program, the Associate Director will support management of one or more projects, with emphasis on the justice and security sector, including strategic direction, design and implementation, budgeting, fundraising, and public relations. Liaises with both Carter Center staff and external clients. Tasks include supporting project development, grant development, budget planning, leading and/or participating in field missions, project/initiative promotion, report production and networking. S/he assists the Director in defining and evaluating the program’s overall mission and strategy, and supervises staff, interns and consultants as assigned by Director.


  • Ability to travel internationally is required.

  • Post-graduate degree and a minimum of six (6) years of program related experience or equivalent in international relations, political science, public policy, justice and security, human rights, good governance and/or law.

  • Experience working with the justice and security sectors.

  • Strong written and communication skills.

  • Applicant should be detail-oriented, well-organized, and proactive on follow-up.

  • Applicant should possess a positive attitude and an excellent sense of humor are essential.

  • Familiarity with NGOs and project-based fundraising and prior living/working experience abroad is a plus.


  • Directs the strategic planning, development, and implementation of program.

  • Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies.

  • Represents the program in various national and international fora.

  • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, writes publishable articles and papers, collaborates with others, and designs programs.

  • May supervise staff.


Bachelor's degree in field related to specific program as indicated and five years program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Master's degree preferred.

Additional Details

Min Rate

USD $30.96/Hr.


USD $42.36/Hr.

Min Annual Rate

USD $64,400.00/Yr.

Mid Annual Rate

USD $88,100.00/Yr.

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Job Number 30179

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

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322