Career Opportunities

Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations Career Opportunities homepage, where you can learn more about employment with our organization.

CFR offers exceptional opportunities for individuals at all levels in their careers, from recent graduates interested in our openings for Research Associates and Program Assistants for pursuing a career in international relations, to skilled professionals in a service area such as development or information services.

Below are links to current openings at the Council on Foreign Relations. CFR updates this section on a daily basis. The Council on Foreign Relations also offers volunteer internships for college students, graduate students, or graduates focusing on international relations or pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related field.

Please click on How to Apply for more information on how to submit your application.

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Assistant Building Engineer


Posted: June 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Facility and Event Operations

The Assistant Building Engineer, Facility and Event Operations will work in CFR’s Facility Operations department, and report directly to Deputy Director, Building Operations.

Please note: This is a full-time position, and the hours of this position are Wednesday through Sunday 4:00 p.m. until midnight. 

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist in routine maintenance work on mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems
  • Carpentry, drywall, painting, basic equipment repairs, etc.
  • Providing assistance with set-up and breakdown of  furniture in event spaces
  • Assist in snow removal
  • Ensure the cleanliness and appearance of both interior and exterior of the building areas.
  • Assist with monitoring and responding to Fire Alarms, Security Alarms, etc.
  • Assisting with other related duties as requested or required

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years related facilities/building experience in a high profile organization, corporation, or high rise apartment complex
  • Knowledge of building operating systems, i.e. HVAC, plumbing, electrical , and carpentry strongly preferred
  • Computer knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Knowledge of Life Safety & Security Systems (includes Fire Alarms, Security Alarms, etc.)
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Highest level of dependability and professionalism
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail with proven ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Positive, proactive, flexible, results-oriented team player
  • Ability to work flexible and periodic long hours, including periodically on holidays and in the event of inclement weather and/or other times when facility assistance is needed
  • Ability to lift and carry weight in excess of 70 pounds (i.e. - packages, office furniture, etc.)

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

  

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Assistant Director, Corporate Member Relations


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Corporate Affairs

The Assistant Director, Corporate Member Relations will report directly to the Managing Director of Corporate Affairs, and work closely with others in the department and across the Council. This position will work on all matters related to corporate member relations, stewardship, retention, and involvement.

The Corporate Program consists of nearly 170 U.S. and foreign corporations from all business sectors, and engages the corporate community in the Council's work. The program provides a high-level forum for corporate members to exchange views with their peers in the private and public sectors on a wide range of wide range of issues at the intersection of business and foreign policy. Members also gain access to information and analysis by Council researchers and other experts.

Qualified candidates will have related experience that required interaction with senior executives, exceptional attention to detail, the ability to prioritize, sound judgment, and the highest level of discretion.

The major responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Coordinate and track corporate member relationships, including stewardship opportunities, retention and relationship strategies, compiling information on member companies, and running regular reports.
  • Support outreach by the executive office, vice president, and managing director by tracking and scheduling stewardship meetings, preparing backgrounders and meeting materials, drafting correspondence to primary contacts and senior executives, and managing follow-up actions.
  • Manage own portfolio of companies, serving as their primary point of contact with the Council and having responsibility for outreach, stewardship, retention, and involvement.
  • Manage the Corporate Leaders program, including serving as the primary point of contact in both New York and Washington, DC, onboarding new Corporate Leaders, and coordinating with the Term Member program on participation.
  • Coordinate corporate member participation for special events, trips, and regular meeting opportunities with Studies, the National Program, Foreign Affairs, and other departments as necessary.
  • Assist with department-sponsored events and meetings, including early morning breakfasts and evening meetings.
  • Work closely with other team members in support of overall departmental priorities.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in a related field with an interest in business, economics, and international relations with high academic achievement
  • Four to five years related work experience, preferably at a non-profit organization or in the private sector
  • Experience in relationship management and corporate stewardship
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work within deadlines
  • Detail oriented, self-starter that can work effectively, both independently and on a team
  • Excellent communication skills, both across departmental lines and with high-profile and senior executives
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the aptitude to learn and utilize different technologies

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Assistant Director, Global Communications and Media Relations


Posted: September 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on Education and Experience Type: Full Time Department: Global Communications and Media Relations

The Assistant Director is part of a team that is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR via the full spectrum of media, marketing, and public relations. Ideal candidates must have an excellent understanding of international issues and CFR content and how they relate to the news cycle.

The major responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Acting as a liaison for press, including fielding journalists’ requests for CFR experts
  • Writing press releases, media guides, newsletter articles, and other content
  • Coordinating press briefings and breaking news conference calls
  • Managing on-the-record events, publication rollout events, and press briefings in New York
  • Managing marketing and press outreach for select CFR publications and projects

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience in communications, journalism, or international relations
  • Degree in a related field with high academic achievement
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and experience
  • Experience in print, broadcast, or digital media highly preferred
  • Experience with writing and producing promotional content
  • Experience with video production a plus
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy and international issues
  • Proven ability to work effectively and proactively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Familiarity with content management systems
  • Candidates must have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Creative Content Manager


Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: CFR Digital

The Council on Foreign Relations is creating multimedia educational resources as part of its CFR Campus Initiative, which seeks to equip students (college and advanced high school) with the skills, knowledge, and perspective – the global literacy – required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape the world and how the United States operates in it. These resources include modular learning materials about the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy, as well as an array of teaching resources and activities to accompany CFR’s educational content. 

The Creative Content Manager will work closely with senior management in the Education division as well as CFR’s Digital unit. 

The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively with content, creative, and technical teams, including 3rd party vendors, to develop and generate multimedia content and ensure technical compatibility
  • Managing creative production of content assets, such as videos, interactive maps, timelines, and infographics
  • Providing creative feedback to internal teams and vendors to transform ideas into products
  • Creating manageable templates and success metrics for creative assets
  • Assisting with search engine optimization
  • Overseeing overall organization of  education-related digital assets and content, and tagging with keywords

Qualifications:

  • Five to seven years of related experience project managing and developing digital creative projects such as videos and interactives—including working with vendors, technical teams, budgets, and tight schedules
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Advanced knowledge of production tools including Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Knowledge of the Adobe After Effects a plus
  • Comfortable working in new mediums and formats – with a willingness to experiment and to continue to improve production skills
  • Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven, collaborative environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Familiarity with and ability to learn search engine optimization, content management, and digital asset management systems
  • Ability to tag content with keywords strongly preferred
  • Copyrighting, art production, and photo editing skills strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of and interest in current foreign policy issues strongly preferred

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org and foreignaffairs.com

CFR offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including generous leave policies and health insurance programs, an award-winning health and wellness initiative including an on-site fitness center, and professional development training.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the address below. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Help Desk Technician


Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Information Services

The Help Desk Technician will act as the Council’s computer services help desk operator and as a member of the Information Services team, with potential for growth within the team. 

The principal responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide first tier technical support on client software.
  • Report potential problems in computer network systems, application software or any other Information Services operations to the attention of Information Services management.
  • Assist in all Information Services projects, including software and hardware installations and upgrades, operating reorganization projects, monthly maintenance and wiring.
  • Provide scheduled technical support on off-hours (evenings, weekends, early mornings, and holidays) as required.  This duty is shared by all I.S. staff and happens once every three months.
  • Maintain software and hardware inventories.
  • Assist with the relocation of computer equipment.
  • Build on technical knowledge base through department sponsored training and reading of industry related publications.

Qualifications:

  • BA degree or similar certifications in a related field with high academic achievement preferred
  • At least one year of related work experience in a service oriented position
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Network Operations experience a plus
  • Familiarity with desktop operating system and network architecture
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. with additional hours as needed. Preferably 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Periodic travel to Washington, D.C. office
  • Ability to be on-call for weekend technical support and, if necessary, come into the office to resolve system problems (Approximately once every 11 weeks)
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment up to 50 pounds in weight

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Production Design Associate


Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Part Time Department: CFR Digital

CFR Digital is seeking a Production Design Associate to support the Design Director with various projects within the digital functions of CFR. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Create print and digital design assets such as charts, graphs, one-sheeters, postcards
  • Prepare assets for print production such as report and book covers
  • Research photography for editorial content, primarily via stock/existing photography and public domain
  • Assist in training staff on best photography practices
  • Provide administrative support for Design Director such as managing contracts with photo agencies, department budget and vendor invoices

Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of related experience, preferably in an editorial environment
  • Exceptional photo editing skills
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite 6 (particularly Photoshop, Lightroom, and Bridge)
  • Familiarity with Digital Asset Management Systems
  • Working knowledge of copyright law and usage/licensing agreements
  • Ability to follow creative direction, adapt to changing priorities, and manage multiple projects,
  • Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven, collaborative environment
  • Ability to create design assets in keeping with brand guidelines a plus
  • Great communication skills
  • Interest in current events and foreign policy a plus
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in design, photography or related field

To be considered, please include a link to an online portfolio.

 Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the address below. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Program Assistant, Outreach


Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: National Program and Outreach

The goal of CFR’s Outreach Initiatives is to connect with communities in a cross-section of American life, including educators and students; congregational and civic leaders; religion scholars; and representatives of faith-based organizations. The program associate will support both CFR’s Outreach Initiatives, which connect the academic and religious communities with CFR’s research and analysis, and provide a forum for interested citizens to discuss a broad range of pressing international issues. In addition, the National Program & Outreach Department seeks to energize foreign policy discussions nationwide among CFR members and other community leaders.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with planning and logistics of Outreach Initiative workshops, conference calls, roundtables, and conferences by drafting and sending event-related correspondence, tracking responses and participation, researching background materials, preparing meeting materials, drafting thank you notes, updating meeting records in the database, registering for conference exhibitions, completing post-event reports, and participating in brainstorming for program topics.
  • Maintaining a large database of contacts, including researching and compiling contact information for constituents.
  • Processing a large volume of email correspondence with Outreach constituents.
  • Assisting with print, online and social media marketing of CFR materials and publications to Outreach constituents and tracking the results—including placing print and online ads and supporting the Outreach Twitter feeds.
  • Tracking activities for Outreach efforts in calendars, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Providing general project and administrative support to the department, including attending and working at National Program and Outreach events.

Qualifications:

  • Some office or program planning experience that includes database entry and logistical tasks related to event planning.
  • Experience working with diverse sectors and leaders—government actors, religious leaders, and academics preferred.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills so as to effectively multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize competing deadlines and manage a high volume of work in a timely manner while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Enthusiastic team player with positive and flexible attitude, capacity to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • BA in international relations or related field with high academic achievement and an interest in current foreign policy issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail oriented with strong proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong MS Word, Excel, and database skills.
  • Social media and/or online marketing experience preferred.
  • Experience working with budgets and billing preferred.

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Program Associate, Outreach


Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: National Program and Outreach

The goal of CFR’s Outreach Initiatives is to connect with communities in a cross-section of American life, including educators and students; congregational and civic leaders; religion scholars; and representatives of faith-based organizations. The program associate will support both CFR’s Academic Outreach initiative and Religion and Foreign Policy initiative, which connect the academic and religious communities with CFR’s research and analysis, and provide a forum for interested citizens to discuss a broad range of pressing international issues. In addition, the National Program & Outreach Department seeks to energize foreign policy discussions nationwide among CFR members and other community leaders.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with planning and logistics of Outreach Initiative workshops, conference calls, roundtables, and conferences by drafting and sending event-related correspondence, tracking responses and participation, researching background materials, preparing meeting materials, drafting thank you notes, updating meeting records in database, completing post-event reports, and participating in brainstorming for program topics.
  • Maintaining a large database of contacts, including researching and compiling contract information for constituents.
  • Processing a large volume of email correspondence with Outreach constituents.
  • Coordinating the traditional, online, and social media marketing of CFR materials and publications to Outreach constituents and tracking the results—this includes placing print and online ads, and selecting content and drafting descriptive text for dedicated Outreach Initiative webpages, monthly and quarterly eNewsletters, and Twitter feeds.
  • Building pages in the content management system to be published on CFR.org.
  • Tracking departmental expenses, preparing payment vouchers, and assisting with budget development.
  • Tracking activities for Outreach efforts in calendars, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Providing general project and administrative support to the department, including attending and working at National Program and Outreach events.

Qualifications:

  • One to two years related program planning experience that includes database entry and logistical tasks related to event planning.
  • Experience working with diverse sectors and leaders; preferably with government actors, religious leaders, academics, and related constituencies.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with an ability to effectively multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to independently prioritize competing deadlines and manage a high volume of work in a timely manner while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Enthusiastic team player with positive and flexible attitude, ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • BA in international relations or related field with high academic achievement and an interest in U.S. and world leaders and current foreign policy issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail oriented with strong proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong MS Word, Excel, and database skills.
  • Social media and/or online marketing experience preferred.
  • Experience working with budgets and billing preferred.

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Research Associate, Asia Studies


Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff.  The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

The Research Associate will work under the direction of Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching specific areas as requested by the fellow. Tracking both English and Chinese language news and data sources on technology, innovation, and cybersecurity.
  • Handling writing assignments, including research findings summaries and business writing. 
  • Assisting the fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed.
  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, including answering telephones, handling correspondence, and responding to media requests.
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, making travel arrangements, scheduling, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support.
  • Managing program finances, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement.
  • Supporting other fellows and departments, upon request.

Qualifications:

  • BA degree in International Relations or a related field, with high academic credentials and a concentration on Chinese studies. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Advanced Mandarin Chinese language skills are required, with the ability to conduct research with Chinese language materials. Familiarity with the Chinese internet, bulletin boards, and social networking sites a plus.
  • One year of related administrative and/or internship experience
  • Strong research, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook, including advanced functions such as mail merge
  • Experience with budget management and/or website maintenance preferred

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

     

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Visual Designer


Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: CFR Digital

CFR Digital is seeking a Visual Designer to assist the Design Director various projects within the digital function of CFR. In this role, the Visual Designer will be collaborating and working alongside product and technology stakeholders to define the user experience across CFR.org. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop the visual design for CFR products such as infographics, data visualizations, interactives, and microsites across a responsive platform
  • Participate in product ideation and conceptual development
  • Maintain and assist in the evolution of the style guide
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and seek ways to apply new principles
  • Facilitate design communication across a multidisciplinary team throughout each phase of a project, including design rationale

Qualifications

  • Five years of related design experience, working on cross-functional teams
  • Deep understanding of interaction design concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Possess a solid working understanding of user-experience design principles
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Professional-level knowledge of industry standard Web design software (Adobe CS, Sketch, etc.)
  • Familiarity with print design principles a plus
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS a plus
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in design, photography, or related field
  • Interest in current events and foreign policy a plus

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

CFR offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including generous leave policies and health insurance programs, an award-winning health and wellness initiative including an on-site fitness center, and professional development training.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the address below. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Web Editor (Interim Employee)


Location: New York Type: Full Time Start Date: October 1, 2016 (anticipated six-month period) Department: Publications

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, offices in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S.foreign policy. CFR’s more than 5,000 members are the leading scholars and practitioners in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues. CFR is host to the widest possible range of views, but an advocate of none.

The Publications Department is responsible for editing and producing CFR’s reports–such as Task Force reports, Council Special Reports, and other papers—for online publication. Ahead of the launch of the new CFR.org site in spring 2017, the Web Editor will assist the Publications Department in managing the migration of report web pages. The Web Editor will work closely with the department and others to edit and produce CFR content for the website.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Working in the CMS to create, build, and update content for the new CFR.org
  • Managing the migration quality assurance process for CFR publications
  • Ensuring that content and tags are compliant with SEO best practices
  • Assisting the Production Editor and Associate Editor with production of new content on CFR.org, including photo research and SEO
  • Vetting CFR digital publications for Council style

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills
  • Strong academic credentials, with three-plus years’ experience with web production and SEO in a deadline-driven environment
  • Familiarity with Photoshop and web analytics
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Background or interest in international relations preferred

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Web Editor, Foreign Affairs


Posted: August 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs is looking for a web editor to join our editorial team. He/she will help manage the site's editorial activities; conceptualize, commission, and edit various online features; and shape short- and long-term development priorities.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Significant editing experience
  • Experience with digital publishing, social media, and multimedia editing
  • Ability to juggle a wide range of tasks on short deadlines and work well with writers, editors, Web producers, and circulation and advertising staff
  • Strong interest in and understanding of foreign policy and international affairs
  • Master's degree in a relevant field or equivalent professional experience (preferred)

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three writing samples, and a 500-word statement outlining a vision for how Foreign Affairs should develop its Web presence to: FA_jobs@cfr.org

You can also mail your materials to:

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Assistant Director, Washington External Affairs


Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Washington External Affairs

CFR’s Washington External Affairs operation is focused primarily on actively engaging members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives and their staff to provide timely, relevant, and useful analyses to further inform policymaking at the U.S. Capitol.  Through discussion and examination of the critical challenges facing the United States and international community, the program seeks to serve as both a direct resource for Congress and a convener of leading thinkers and practitioners both on and off the Hill in a variety of nonpartisan fora. The secondary focus on this program is facilitating limited engagement with the diplomatic community and executive branch.

The successful candidate will be skilled at working in a nonpartisan, team-oriented environment.  The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Manage logistical aspects of program planning and execution including, coordinating logistics for CFR meetings and briefings on Capitol Hill, arranging travel for speakers, drafting, sending and tracking invitations, and making catering arrangements.
  • Conceptualize and implemen programming for a variety of Capitol Hill constituents, including senior congressional staff, Senate and House Chiefs of Staff, individual members of Congress, and others.
  • Develop and coordinate outreach to Senate and House members, their staffs, and constituencies in the Executive branch and diplomatic community to get CFR staff and publications before leading foreign policy decision makers.
  • Respond to requests for distribution channels for Council initiatives and helping provide contacts for Washington-based distribution lists.
  • Maintain CFR’s database of relevant information on congressional, executive branch, and diplomatic community constituencies.
  • Track and update CFR staff on international affairs developments on the Hill.
  • Generate and implement creative new program initiatives.
  • Draft and disseminate Council materials to targeted audiences.
  • Other program support as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Practical, experience-based understanding of the legislative process and current international affairs issues with a minimum of two years of congressional experience
  • Degree in international relations or a related field with strong academic credentials. Masters degree preferred
  • Strong research skills and excellent written communication skills, including proofreading and editing ability
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to multi-task
  • Experience in relationship management with excellent communication skills and professionalism, both across departmental lines and with high-profile individuals
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and database management
  • Ability to work flexible hours (many events are held over breakfast or in the evening)
  • Dynamic self-starter with the ability to work effectively, both independently and on a team

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Facility and Event Operations Assistant


Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on experience and education Type: Full Time Department: Facility and Event Operations

As part of the facility and event operations team, the Facility and Event Operations Assistant will report to and provide administrative support to department directors.  The assistant will also provide support for departmental functions and reception services for the Washington, DC office.

The major responsibilities of this position will include(but are not limited to):

  • Providing administrative support to the department managers, including scheduling appointments, maintaining departmental calendar and distribution lists, coordinating projects, and responding to staff requests to the departmental helpdesk
  • Providing financial support to the department through preparation and processing of documents including invoices, vouchers, and expense reports
  • Assisting reception services, which includes answering incoming phone calls and greeting visitors and speakers
  • Maintaining inventory and ordering supplies for staff and events
  • Maintaining relationships with outside vendors
  • Providing assistance with tracking of and response to safety and security incidents when warranted
  • Assisting with other departmental and project duties, as needed

Qualifications

  • Related administrative experience; previous office experience a must
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including strong customer service skills
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and email; database experience preferred
  • Proven time management and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple, competing tasks with a keen attention to detail
  • Flexibility and team-player attitude
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including early mornings and evenings
  • Degree in a related field strongly preferred

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Human Resources Associate


Posted: March 2016 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on experience and education Type: Full Time Department: Human Resources

As part of the human resources team, the human resources associate will be a generalist, with a focus on recruitment, employee activities, benefits, training, and will lead efforts for CFR’s volunteer internship program in the Washington, DC office.  

The primary responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to): 

  • Coordinating the volunteer internship program from recruitment through on-boarding and exit procedures in the Washington, DC office.
  • Planning and executing approximately eight intern professional development events each semester while continuing to conceptualize new programs, events, and materials for the program.
  • Supporting the full life cycle recruitment process for a variety of positions, including drafting and posting position announcements, working directly with hiring managers, identifying recruitment sources, screening and interviewing candidates and referrals, conducting background and reference checks, extending offers, and following up with all candidates.
  • Assisting with the coordination and logistics for a wide array of employee events, including brown bag lunches, professional development events, health and wellness activities, and all staff meetings. 
  • Providing administrative support, including support for the award-winning health and wellness initiative, benefits data entry and tracking, voucher processing, and maintaining the transit benefit.
  • Providing back-up support to Reception Services; including greeting visitors and speakers, answering incoming calls, and checking in guests for meetings.
  • Working with the director on other priorities, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • One or more years related HR experience, with proven experience in recruitment. Experience in a high profile organization preferred.
  • Extremely flexible, organized, and detail oriented, with strong follow-through skills.
  • Excellent judgment, with a friendly yet professional demeanor and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Degree in related field, with high academic credentials.
  • Available to work flexible hours, including early mornings, late evenings, and in the event of inclement weather

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background. 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Research Associate, U.S. Foreign Policy


Posted: September 2016 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff.  The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

The research associate will support the work of the Historian in Residence.

The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing administrative support, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls, drafting correspondence, travel arrangements, and responding to requests for information
  • Drafting, editing, proofreading, and fact-checking written material
  • Conducting research on specific areas as requested
  • Managing the program’s finances, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Tracking news and data sources
  • Coordinating events and meetings, including preparing invitations, making travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Assisting with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed
  • Provide support across departmental lines and for other fellows, upon request

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, History, or a related field, with high academic credentials and knowledge of historical and current foreign policy issues
  • One or more year(s) related administrative experience
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills, with experience working with archival documents preferred
  • Exceptional organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail, with the ability to handle competing tasks
  • Professional demeanor and highest level of judgment and discretion required
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and tasks independently and under deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and database management  

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Research Associate, U.S. Foreign Policy


Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff.  The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the work of the Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair. Qualified candidates will have related experience that required judgment, strong writing and editing ability, time management skills, and experience dealing with high-profile individuals. 

The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with drafting, fact-checking, proofreading, and editing of written material, including director of Studies’ talking points, blog posts, memos, and correspondence
  • Conducting research on specific areas as requested by the director of studies, for articles, speeches, and other publications
  • Assisting the director of studies with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc.
  • Acting as liaison between the director of Studies and other CFR departments
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Providing administrative support to the director of studies, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls and drafting correspondence, travel arrangements, and responding to requests for information

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, History, or a related field, with high academic credentials and knowledge of current foreign policy issues
  • One or more year(s) related work experience
  • Experience with social media outreach and using social media applications preferred
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail
  • Proficiency in word processing, Excel, and database management
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Research Associate, Women and International Economics


Posted: August 2016 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

The Council’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff.  The Studies Program’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

The Research Associate will work under the direction of a Senior Fellow in the Women and Foreign Policy Program and the Senior Fellow for Global Governance. The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching specific areas, as requested by the fellows, for articles, book chapters, and other publications.
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, making travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, preparing background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support.
  • Providing administrative support to the fellows, handling correspondence, scheduling and calendar management, and responding to media and information requests.
  • Handling writing assignments, summarizing research findings, and composing business correspondence.
  • Tracking news and data sources on women’s issues and international economic issues.
  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written materials.
  • Managing program finances, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement.
  • Assisting with the fellows’ presence on the internet and social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed.
  • Supporting other fellows and departments, upon request.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in international relations, political science, or related social sciences field with high academic achievement. Experience on women’s issues, development, or international economics preferred.
  • 1+ year(s) related administrative and/or internship experience preferred; experience coordinating events strongly preferred
  • Outstanding research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with high attention to detail and ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and internet research.
  • Experience with budget management and/or website maintenance preferred.

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Special Assistant, Research


Posted: August 2016 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff.  The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

As part of the Studies Program, the Special Assistant will support the work of the Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair. Qualified candidates will have related experience that required judgment, strong writing and editing ability, time management skills, and experience dealing with high-profile individuals. 

The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting, editing, proofreading, fact-checking, and written material, including director of Studies’ talking points, blog posts, memos, and correspondence

  • Researching specific areas as requested by the director of studies, for articles, speeches, and other publications

  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Assisting the director of studies with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc.

  • Providing administrative support to the director of studies, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls and drafting correspondence, travel arrangements, and responding to requests for information
  • Acting as liaison between the director of Studies and other CFR departments

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, History, or a related field, with high academic credentials and

  • Strong knowledge of historical and current foreign policy issues

  • Minimum three years’ related work experience, including some administrative experience

  • Experience with social media outreach and using social media applications preferred

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Exceptional organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail

  • Proficiency in word processing, Excel, and database management

  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, both independently and as part of a team

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background. 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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