Associate Director, Conflict Resolution Program

  • Full Time
  • Atlanta, GA
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“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.”

PEACE PROGRAMS: The Carter Center is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the field of election observation. It has monitored 113 elections in 39 countries, helping to ensure democratic elections that reflect the will of the people. When the Center first started observing elections in the late 1980s, the Cold War was ending and a wave of democratization was spreading globally. In the last 10 years, however, the trend toward greater democracy has plateaued, and citizens in many parts of the globe are now confronting challenges from authoritarian governments and narrowing political space. Beyond elections, the Center seeks to deepen democracy by nurturing full citizen participation in public policy-making and by helping to establish government institutions that bolster the rule of law, fair administration of justice, access to information, and government transparency. A culture of respect for human rights is crucial to permanent peace. The Center supports the efforts of human rights activists at the grass roots, while also working to advance national and international human rights laws that uphold the dignity and worth of each individual. When democracy backslides or formal diplomacy fails, the Center offers conflict resolution expertise and has furthered avenues for peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.

Since 1982, The Carter Center has shown that creating a world at peace is a very possible journey, one step at a time.


The Associate Director for the Prevention of Political Violence in the US project, working under the overall supervision of the Director of the Conflict Resolution Program, the Associate Director (AD) designs, implements and coordinates activities of the Conflict Resolution Program, including projects, conferences, inter-state travel, and other daily activities. The AD maintains awareness of the latest political, legal, and electoral developments in the U.S., with a focus on understanding conflict dynamics and anticipating conflict triggers, both in target U.S. states and states and nationally. Responsibilities include project development, implementation, and management; grant development; budget planning; program promotion; report production; networking and negotiating. The AD will support the Director of the Conflict Resolution Program in designing, implementing, and evaluating the program’s mission and strategy in the U.S. The AD provides staff support and/or leadership in short-term trips to target U.S. states.


Post-graduate degree in conflict resolution, political science, sociology, law, or related fields.
Proven experience in US focused conflict resolution, including a mix of international and U.S.-focused work.
Experience with facilitation and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively across political and sectarian divides is necessary.
Candidates should have proven familiarity with conflict assessment methodologies.
Experience with the emerging landscape of U.S. nonprofits working on domestic conflict mitigation, and experience with voting rights and voter mobilization groups, is helpful.
Experience using data analytics for conflict mapping and risk analysis also is a plus.
Excellent organization, time management skills, and attention to details is necessary.
Proven ability to manage staff and projects with a track record of achieving results.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Familiarity with NGOs and project-based fundraising is advantageous.

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.


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

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.

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