Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the Atlanta-based Carter Center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 80 countries. The Center, in partnership with Emory University, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering.
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, 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 Center emphasizes action and measurable results. Based on careful research and analysis, it is prepared to take timely action on important and pressing issues.
- The Center seeks to break new ground and not duplicate the effective efforts of others.
- The Center addresses difficult problems in difficult situations and recognizes the possibility of failure as an acceptable risk.
- The Center is nonpartisan, actively seeks complementary partnerships and works collaboratively with other organizations from the highest levels of government to local communities.
- The Center believes that people can improve their own lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.
The Carter Center staff are mission-driven professionals committed to making an impact to advancing peace and health worldwide. In accordance with our commitment to fundamental human rights, The Carter Center embraces diversity as an organizational strength and source of enrichment. We value free and open communication, respecting the views, roles, and contributions of all.
There are approximately 200 staff at the Atlanta headquarters and thousands more in field offices around the world. Atlanta staff are recruited through the Emory University Human Resources Department and are employees of Emory University. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our staff.