The Carter Center is Looking For a New Director

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Thom Bornemann will retire from the Carter Center on September 1. Below is the announcement for his position. 

Dir, Programs (TCC / NGO), Mental Health Program, The Carter Center

981090:The Carter Center

Job Description
A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health services. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. The Mental Health Program (MHP) mission is to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health and substance use disorders and advance policies that improve access to high-quality mental health and substance use services. The program works internationally and domestically. Current programmatic activities include but are not limited to stigma reduction, including a fellowship program for journalists, child and adolescent behavioral health services in the state of Georgia, and scaling up mental health services in post-conflict Liberia. MHP reflects the lifetime body of work of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

Minimum: Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, public administration or a related field and ten years of professional program-related experience in mental health or public health which includes five years at a management level; or equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

Preferred Qualifications
The Director manages all aspects of the Mental Health Program to demonstrate quantifiable reductions in stigma and discrimination regarding mental health services and substance abuse, and improvements for access to mental health services; serves as an advisor to the Vice President, Health Programs and Carter Center senior leadership on mental health issues; and works with Mrs. Carter and her staff to support her involvement in the Mental Health Program including providing monthly briefings, talking points and speeches; represents Mrs. Carter at private and public events.

Preferred: Doctoral degree in a health field and a degree in social work or public health; or the equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g., psychology or social work with extensive field experience); two years of experience with international programs. Effective communication and personnel and resource management skills are a must. Frequent travel to program countries to help supervise and manage field operations will be required, as well as significant domestic travel in support of programmatic activities.


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