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 to the Vice President, National Program & Outreach


Posted: March 2015 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: National Program & Outreach

The National Program and Outreach Department provides services to CFR’s National members, as well as to the general public. With more than one-third of CFR members based outside of New York and Washington, DC, the National Program connects these members to the work of CFR. The department’s Outreach initiatives extend CFR resources to leaders in a cross-section of American life with a focus on the academic community; religious leaders; and state and local officials. This position primarily supports the activities of the National Program, while providing administrative support to the Vice President and Director.  The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing administrative and logistical support to the Vice President and Director, including answering the phone, scheduling meetings and maintaining calendars, handling correspondence, and supporting ad-hoc projects.
  • Supporting the planning and implementation of National Program events and the annual National  Conference, including tracking responses and participation, preparing rosters, preparing mailings of meeting and conference materials, managing response inbox, updating meeting records in database, and drafting thank you notes, under the direction of the National Program Assistant Directors.
  • Assisting with logistics and staffing for the National Program Conference Call series and teleconferences of New York and Washington, DC, meetings.
  • Tracking departmental expenses, managing a corporate credit card, and preparing payment vouchers.
  • Maintaining database of contacts.
  • Providing other general logistical and project support to department, as needed.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Executive or personal assistant experience required
  • A minimum of one year of office experience required
  • Strong logistical and administrative support experience in program and/or event planning
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail with ability to multi-task and demonstrate flexibility
  • Ability to meet demanding deadlines with a positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Team player with ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • BA in international relations or related field with high academic achievement and interest in current issues
  • Strong MS Word, Excel, and database skills, as well as familiarity with managing budgets
  • Ability to work flexible hours, as 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 4,900+ 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, fax, 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 diverse backgrounds.

 

Posted: March 2015

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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Chief Engineer, Facility Operations


Posted: March 2015 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Facility and Event Operations

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

TitleChief Engineer, Facility Operations

 

Salary: Based on education and experience

 

The headquarters for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is housed in the historic landmark Harold Pratt Mansion as well as the state-of-the-art Peterson Conference Center.  This combined space is used for several hundred meetings a year.   

 

The Chief Engineer will report to the Deputy Director, Building Operations.  The position will be responsible for  managing daily maintenance and repair of all building systems and equipment, as well as for managing the maintenance of the overall appearance of the facility. This will include hands on maintenance and repair work on HVAC, boiler, heating, refrigeration, water, and energy systems, etc.  

 

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

  • Ensure that all building systems (e.g. mechanical, electrical, fire protection, BMS, etc.) are operated and maintained in an effective and safe way, and manage the coordination of external contractors
  • Complete work orders for a variety of assignments, including carpentry, painting, plastering, furniture set ups, office relocations, inventory, and specialized cleaning projects
  • Assist with emergency response management, including assisting with a response to medical emergencies and inclement weather occurrences,  and building evacuation drills.
  • Oversee certain event logistics upon request, including ensuring that rooms are set up correctly (including checking temperature set points and room cleanliness), coordinating load-in and load-outs by vendors, and responding to maintenance requests during the event

 

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 8 years of related building operations and maintenance experience, preferably in a high profile, owner-owned property of architectural significance
  • Management experience strongly preferred
  • Related education and training: minimum of High School Diploma or GED equivalent strongly preferred
  • Experience and proven familiarity with the operation, maintenance and basic repair of HVAC, mechanical, and electrical systems, including boilers, cooling towers, pumps and water/plumbing system.  Knowledge of automatic temperature controls and building management systems
  • Operational knowledge of  fire detection and notification systems strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, customer service attitude, ability to work on a team, and highest level of dependability and professionalism
  • Ability to lift and carry weight in excess of 50 pounds (i.e. - packages, office furniture, etc.)
  • Standard work schedule is Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; and 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm Tuesday through Friday. Applicants should have the ability to work flexible and periodic long hours, including  some holidays and in the event of inclement weather
  • Work status:  Essential personnel; non-exempt

 

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 4,700+ 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 including an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

 

Qualified candidates should email, fax, 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. 

 

March 2015

 

 

 

               

 

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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Development Associate, Development Office


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Development

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:  Development Associate, Development Office
Salary:  Based upon education and experience

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) relies on charitable contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations to help support its programs.  Fund raising initiatives include an $8+ million annual fund campaign, individual giving, foundation and corporate grants, corporate sponsorship, a planned giving program, and various endowment programs.  The Development Associate will work closely with CFR’s development team  to help support a wide range of fundraising activities including individual, institutional, and corporate outreach and cultivation. The principal responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Conduct foundation and individual donor research and help strategize approaches
  • Create briefing materials and bios for senior staff meetings with donors and prospects
  • Assist with the development of comprehensive proposals and budgets for Council-wide initiatives
  • Draft reports to foundations and individuals
  • Prepare internal reports, including grant summary memos and grants calendar of deadlines
  • Monitor grant timelines while working with program and development staff to ensure that deadlines and other requirements are met
  • Draft and edit development office correspondence and other written material as needed
  • Provide support for individual donor tracking, cultivation, and stewardship events as needed
  • Schedule, prepare materials for, and attend  weekly department meetings
  • Perform other administrative duties to support the Development Office as assigned, including but not limited to creating, reviewing, and editing a range of communications, as well as expense vouchers
  • Oversee interns working on individual donor or foundation related tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience in prospect research and proposal writing
  • BA in international relations or related field with high academic achievement and knowledge of current foreign policy issues preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work within deadlines handling several projects at once
  • Solid budgetary skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in prospect research and proposal writing a plus preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Outstanding professional judgment and demeanor
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and database management

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations 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 4,700+ 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, fax, 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.

Posted: February 2015

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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Facility and Event Operations Associate


Posted: January 2015 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Facility and Event Operations

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:  Facility and Event Operations Associate

Salary:  Based on Experience

The headquarters for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is housed in the historic landmark Harold Pratt Mansion as well as the state-of-the-art Peterson Conference Center.  This combined space is used for several hundred meetings a year.   

One of the main responsibilities for the Facility and Event Operations Associate will be to provide facility support for CFR events. He/she will be a flexible team player with outstanding customer service skills and maintenance experience. Please note: This position is based on a schedule requiring flexible hours with the ability to work weekends and evenings; and to adjust to seasonal demands and holidays (including periodic lengthy shifts).

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

  • Assisting with the physical setup and breakdown of internal and external events
  • Arriving prior to the setup of the event to walk through the facility and ensure it is set up according to the departmental and/or client specifications (i.e. – check on room set up, check temperature set points, be sure lights are on, ensure that event rooms are properly cleaned and restrooms are stocked, etc.), and coordinating any last minute work
  • Managing and coordinating the load in and load out of the vendors for the events, including giving direction to the vendors on where and how to set up and break down (including caterers, florists, photographers, and musicians), and ensuring the Council's policies and procedures for the vendors' use of the facility are understood and adhered to
  • Identifying and performing maintenance and repairs on building operating structures, as needed
  • Cleaning building areas, both interior and exterior
  • Assisting with other related duties such as specialized cleaning projects, inventory, etc. as requested

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years related facility maintenance experience in a high profile organization
  • Related customer service experience, such as in the hotel or catering industry
  • Outstanding customer service skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highest level of dependability and professionalism
  • Knowledge of building operating systems, i.e. HVAC, plumbing and electrical work strongly preferred
  • Positive, proactive, flexible, results-oriented team player
  • Ability to lift and carry weight in excess of 70 pounds (i.e. - packages, office furniture, etc.)
  • Standard work schedule is from 4:00 pm to 12:00 am Tuesday through Saturday. Applicants must have the ability to work flexible and periodic long hours, including periodically on holidays and in the event of inclement weather
  • Work status:  Essential personnel; non-exempt

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

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations 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 4,700+ 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, fax, 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.                 

Posted:  January 2015

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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Membership Administrator


Posted: March 2015 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Meetings and Membership

The Membership Administrator will manage and implement Membership administrative operations. Candidates must have exceptional judgment, the ability to handle a wide range of responsibilities, and proven time-management skills.  The position includes (but is not limited to):

  • Managing all membership and applicant database records, running reports, calculating statistics, and performing diagnostic tests to ensure the integrity of the department’s data; serve as primary liaison with the IT department to troubleshoot database issues and maintenance problems
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for member inquiries via phone and email, including processing dues payments and updating contact information
  • Working closely with the Finance department, manage individual annual membership billing processes totaling $6 million in annual revenue
  • Coordinating the Membership budgeting and forecasting process and managing revenue and expense reporting
  • Coordinating selected team meetings, external appointment scheduling, and administrative projects
  • Maintaining membership administration files, archives, and training manuals
  • Assisting in developing updates and enhancements to the CFR.org Member Services website
  • Assisting with other departmental needs, as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • 4-5 years of related work experience in a fast-paced, high profile organization, including experience in a client relations environment
  • Outstanding computer skills, including extensive experience in database management and Microsoft Office
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills and experience in a customer service or payment remittance environment preferred
  • Strong business writing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work within deadlines
  • Budget management and expense tracking skills
  • Degree in a related field

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 4,700+ 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, fax, 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.                                                                                                          

Posted: March 2015

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 Coordinator, Membership


Posted: March 2015 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Meetings and Membership

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Title:                 Program Coordinator, Membership

 

Location:          New York, NY

 

Salary:              Based on education and experience

 

The Program Coordinator will work under the direction of the Vice President of Meetings and Membership.

 

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

 

  • Researching and identifying potential candidates for membership in targeted sectors and regions, including those from a diverse background
  • Recommending strategies for engaging with potential candidates to encourage them to apply for membership
  • Responding to inquiries about membership and fielding questions from candidates and members
  • Planning, preparing, and editing materials for membership selection committee meetings
  • Assisting with the wrap-up after committee meetings, including preparing recommendations for the Board of Directors, mailing invitation letters to electees, and updating the database
  • Developing systems and procedures to meet Membership’s information and prospecting needs
  • Updating Member Services website with current information and assist in improving navigability for members
  • Working closely with the membership team in support of overall departmental priorities, including assisting at member events and conferences

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree international relations or a related field with high academic achievement
  • 2 or more  years related experience in high-profile organization with proficiency in research and information acquisition
  • Detail-oriented with strong follow through skills and proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Word and Excel; database and CRM experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion
  • Flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Ability to work flexible hours (in order to periodically work events that are scheduled in the early morning or in the evening)

 

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 4,700+ 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, fax, 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.            

 

Posted: March 2015

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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Purchasing Manager


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Finance

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Title:                   Purchasing Manager

 

Location:            New York, New York

 

Salary:                Based on education and experience

 

The Purchasing Manager reports to the Director of Finance and will work closely with General Counsel to provide oversight and management of all phases of procurement.  The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Meet with department heads to identify how the purchasing function can support program operations.
  • Seek innovative sourcing options; build procurement strategies to maximize value while ensuring that internal expectations and requirements are met.
  • Review and negotiate procurement agreements for the various departments within the organization.
  • Implement strategies to consolidate vendor activity, improve quality, productivity and to deliver cost savings.
  • Oversee the development of the Request for Proposal and competitive bid processes for any products and services related to the organization.
  • Demonstrate an on-going commitment to continuous improvement by implementing systems and process enhancements that improve the quality of CFR’S  products and services and the efficiency of the process used to operate the organization.
  • Work directly with General Counsel to review all requests for contracts and procurements under operating and capital budgets.
  • Implement the use of requisitions and purchase orders to help manage operating and capital budgets.
    • Maintain a high level of integrity and ensure confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Maintain and build positive relationships with vendors to identify and implement best practices.

 

Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting ,Business Administration, , or related field
  • Building Operations and Information Technology procurement experience preferred
  • A keen attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, strategic thinking, negotiation, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative deadline driven environment.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (e.g. periodically working in evenings and holidays upon request) 
  • 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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal 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, fax, 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. 

 

Posted:  February 2015    

 

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, Geoeconomics and Energy


Posted: March 2015 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Title:                     Research Associate, Geoeconomics and Energy

 

Salary:                  Based on education and experience

 

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 the Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, with a focus on energy (including environment) and geoeconomics issues.  The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Coordinating events, including sending invitations and managing RSVPs, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Managing budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests
  • Researching specific areas, finding articles, writing research briefs, and tracking news as requested by the Director
  • Assisting with fact-checking, proofreading and editing of  blogs, op-eds, journal articles, and other written materials
  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, including scheduling, booking travel, handling correspondence, and responding to requests for information
  • Assisting fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed

 

Qualifications:

 

  • BA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, or a related field, with high academic credentials.
  • Two years related administrative and/or internship experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfort with quantitative data essential; strong quantitative skills a plus
  • Strong research, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and multitasking skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work calmly in a fast-paced environment
  • Background in U.S. foreign policy / international economics / energy strongly preferred.

 

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, D.C., and programs nationwide.  It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.  The Council’s 4700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy.  The Council 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 the Council’s award winning website,CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the contact information 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.                                                                                                                               

Posted: March 2015

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 Developer


Posted: October 2014 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Web Management and Development

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking a back-end web developer to join its five-member Web engineering team. The team leads the development of CFR's two main websites – www.cfr.org and www.foreignaffairs.com – along with related activities such as creating mobile apps and interactive data visualizations. You will report to the Manager of Software Development within a department of twelve digital media professionals overall.

 

The major responsibilities of the position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing code and mark-up to projects such as:

    • Creating a scalable system of customizable micro-sites for CFR departments and programs

    • Delivering new educational products, such as simulations of government responses to international crises, for college audiences

    • Expanding CFR's portfolio of multimedia products such as long-form video and podcasts

    • Extending the capabilities of a custom PHP-based CMS

    • Creating RESTful API services between the CFR websites and partner/provider sites

    • Optimizing the CFR websites for fast performance

  • Participating in the Scrum developer workflow: software estimation, code reviews, product demos, and sprint reviews

  • Assisting with software testing and QA activities

  • Collaborating with third-party vendors and partners, including off-shored contractors, security and sysadmin consultants, and SAAS providers

  • Assisting with other departmental priorities, as needed

Required qualifications:

  • Three or more years of experience as a Web developer in LAMP environments

  • Expert proficiency with the following tools and technologies:

    • Object-oriented PHP 5.x and the HTML5 DOM

    • MySQL and Apache

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and/or CentOS

    • AWS or similar cloud-hosting providers

    • Git and GitHub

    • Caching systems: memcache, varnish, CDNs, etc.

    • Charles Proxy for debugging JavaScript such as server-side Ajax calls

    • Cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility solutions

    • Responsive Web Design (RWD) and mobile optimization

    • Drupal 7.x a plus

    • WordPress plugin development a plus

    • Website metrics implementation (Adobe/Omniture, DoubleClick, etc) a plus

  • Understanding of the open-source software milieu

  • Demonstrable evidence of business-class oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrable activity in the community of software professionals, for example through personal Github repositories, StackOverflow reputation, or personal blogging

  • Experience in the media industry, publishing, or work on paid-content sites, a plus

  • Bachelor's degree in related field

 

CFR is a leading independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. Founded in 1921, CFR is dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens to better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. CFR, with headquarters located in New York City and an office in Washington, DC, conducts outreach programs to target constituencies nationwide. The organization's 4,500+ members are leaders in global issues and include representatives from a broad range of fields. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on international affairs. CFR provides commentary and analysis about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org, on ForeignAffairs.com, and through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to the Human Resources department to the below address. 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 diverse backgrounds.

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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Event Associate


Posted: March 2015 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Event Management

The Event Associate will provide support to the Event Management team in the Washington office.  The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Working closely with the Event Management team to schedule all CFR events in the Washington office.
  • Managing catering orders, logistics and staffing for all Studies Department meetings including working closely with event leads to ensure a successful event.
  • Assisting in staffing all meetings and Special Events.
  • Providing administrative support to the Director of Event Management and Special Events.  
  • Providing administrative support to the Events Management team through assisting with inventory control, processing bills, ordering supplies, and drafting client documents.
  • Compiling event reports for the Special Events department and CFR events.
  • Overseeing the arrangements for and operations of audio visual needs and equipment for CFR and Special Events.
  • Handling routine office functions such as maintaining the appearance of conference space and ensuring proper operation of equipment.

 

Qualifications

  • BA in hospitality, event management, communications or marketing preferred but not required.
  • 1-2 years event, customer service or hospitality experience.
  • Highly experienced in MS Word, Excel and email, database experience preferred.
  • Strong interest in meetings and events. 
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including early mornings and late evenings.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills and phone manner.
  • Experience in handling and prioritizing multiple tasks and excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team, as well as independently.

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 4,700+ 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, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above contact information.  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.       Posted: March 2015

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


Posted: January 2015 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Title:                     Research Associate, Japan Studies

 

Location:            Washington, D.C. Office

 

Salary:                Based on education and experience                    

 

 

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 the Senior Fellow on projects related to Japanese studies.

 

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

  • Providing administrative support to the Senior Fellow, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls, travel arrangements, and drafting correspondence
  • Researching specific areas for articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the Senior Fellow
  • Coordinating events logistics, including preparing invitations, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Assisting with the drafting, proofreading and editing of written material
  • Managing social media and other digital tools
  • Managing budgets, including tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information, writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, or related social sciences field, with high academic achievement; coursework in Japan studies required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Japanese language proficiency required
  • Related internship or administrative experience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Twitter or other social media

 

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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal 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, fax, 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

 

Posted: January 2015

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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