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Program Associate, Conflict Resolution Program

The Carter Center

The Carter Center

Marketing & Communications, Customer Service, Design, Data Science, Quality Assurance · Full-time
Atlanta, GA, USA
52,000 – 56,000 USD per year
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024


The Carter Center works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve conflicts to build transformative and sustainable peace. The Conflict Resolution Program works toward an inclusive, holistic approach to peacebuilding – one that addresses various dimensions of the conflict – based on the belief that sustainable peace depends on engaging with everyone affected by the decisions made by the people at the peace table. Its gender-conscious approach includes constructive change initiatives that go beyond the resolution of conflicts, reaffirming the importance of women’s participation and involvement at all levels of the peace and security agenda and the development of local solutions to global problems.

Under this initiative, the Carter Center currently supports programs in the U.S., the Middle East, and Africa. Program Associate’s scope of work will include but is not limited to support to the current implementation of The Carter Center’s U.S. conflict resolution programming.


  • The Program Associate acts as an integral member of the team to which they are assigned.
  • The Program Associate will help plan, implement, and conduct follow-up, including reporting and evaluation, regarding all events related to the projects to which they have been assigned, including, but not limited to, workshops, conferences, and field visits.
  • Monitors ongoing events developments in U.S. politics, especially those related to political and identity-based violence.
  • Facilitates coordination with other parts of The Carter Center.
  • Assists in drafting project related proposals, reports, memoranda, and public information.
  • Helps drafts and monitor budgets, consultant agreements, and procurement.
  • Supports operations including overseeing logistical planning for events, as well as management of interns and volunteers.
  • This position will report to the Associate Director, Conflict Resolution Program.


  • Monitors and reports progress of objectives and goals of the program.
  • Develops promotional materials/venues, manages relational databases, and establishes/forecasts budget requirements.
  • Develops work plans to accomplish objectives and monitors progress toward their achievement.
  • Monitors expenditures and may prepare financial reports; may assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives.
  • Prepares operational and statistical reports to assist in effective decision-making.
  • Conducts training, represents the program at international meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups.
  • May write or develop reports, speeches, briefings, newsletters, promotional materials, grants or other written materials related to the program.
  • Conducts research and gathers accurate information to develop various publications.
  • May plan, administer, or monitor the program's budget or related grants.
  • May assist in developing and coordinating program-related conferences, conventions, or meetings.
  • May supervise staff.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.
  • This is not an administrative support position.


  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • Ability to juggle numerous demands under tight deadlines while keeping a level head and a positive attitude.
  • Highly advanced intercultural and interpersonal skills are key to this position's success.
  • Strong ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, computer skills, and teamwork are a must.
  • Knowledge of domestic U.S. politics, prior experience on political campaigns, experience with strategic communication, as well as monitoring and evaluation highly preferred.
  • Experience in peacebuilding work preferred.

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.  All non-exempt employees must reside within the state of Georgia. The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

The Carter Center is an equal opportunity employer.