Associate Director, Access to Information and Justice

The Carter Center
  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 11

Position description

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.



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.  


  • 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.



  • 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.



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.
Midpoint: USD $42.36/Hr.

Min Annual Rate: USD $64,400.00/Yr.
Mid Annual Rate: USD $88,100.00/Yr.

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