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Job Title: Program Assistant, Guinea Worm Eradication Program
Job Number: 130912
Organization: The Carter Center
Posted: 6/3/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care Administration
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: $47,250---$50,000
Position Description: The Program Assistant is responsible for providing the necessary support to the Guinea Worm Eradication Program (GWEP) by answering phones; drafting correspondence; handling logistics of meetings, conferences, and special projects; researching information for reports and presentations; preparing and processing travelers; assisting staff with administrative functions (including data entry of programmatic expenses); assisting in submission of publications; maintaining office functionality; and handling department procurement. This position will report to the Senior Associate Director. Due to potential travel, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.


Provides administrative and logistical support for projects, initiatives, and programs within an NGO environment. Assists assigned managers and team members by maintaining calendars, receiving and composing communications as correspondence, and replies to inquiries. Handles preparations, scheduling, logistics, and other various requirements for domestic and international travel. Drafts contracts, budgets, and donor reports with direction from manager. Processes financial documents including contracts, expense reports, invoices, etc. Writes routine reports and correspondence, and assists with the development of project/program materials. Organizes meetings and events. Works with and maintains data management and filing for projects/program. Serves as an administrator of work product with other programs/departments, i.e. finance, program development, public information, etc. Liaises and communicates with project consultants and field office staff, providing logistical and administrative support, as directed. Conducts research and provides support to one or more staff members in regards to project and programmatic efforts. May supervise work study students and volunteers. Performs other related duties as required.


A high school diploma or equivalent and five years of administrative experience, OR a bachelor's degree. Proficiency with various personal computer software applications.


A Bachelor's degree in business administration, communications, or a related field. Three years of office administration, senior secretarial or related experience or seven years of office administration, senior secretarial or related experience in lieu of a bachelor's degree. The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and must exhibit a cordial demeanor and be capable of day-to-day organization and follow-up. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Adobe Acrobat are required. Experience with entering data into a financial management system or enterprise resource planning software such as QuickBooks, PeopleSoft, Unit4 or other similar systems is preferred. Experience with international travel or work is beneficial, but not required. Fluency in written and spoken Portuguese or French is an advantage.

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. 

Organization 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 and 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

Closing Date: 9/3/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Jace Rogers,  Program Assistant, Guinea Worm Eradication Program
Contact Location: 453 John Lewis Freedom Pkwy NE
Atlanta GA 30307
Atlanta   GA  30307-1406
United States
Contact Location: 453 John Lewis Freedom Pkwy NE
  Atlanta GA 30307
  Atlanta   GA  30307-1406
  United States
Contact Phone: 4044205100 
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Web Site Delete Date: 9/3/2024