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 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.

 

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, 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.  

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, Business Development


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

The Assistant Director, Business Development 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 revenue and business development, including responsibility for the renewals lifecycle and projections; and the prospective corporate member strategy and pipeline.

The Corporate Affairs department, which administers the Corporate Program, is the Council’s primary point of contact with the private sector. The Corporate Program raises more than $6.5 million through its membership program, which offers a forum for executives from more than 150 leading global business and financial firms to explore issues at the nexus of business and foreign policy. 

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

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

  • Coordinating the overall business development strategy and prospective member company pipeline, including the identification and research of prospective companies, coordinating specific approaches and pitch strategies, and tracking and reporting on pipeline progress. Supervise program assistant on invoice and revenue data entry. Manage own portfolio of prospects, serving as the primary point of contact with the Council and having responsibility for strategy and outreach.
  • Coordinating across the Council all corporate revenue (grants, dues, and others types of corporate support), including invoicing and follow up, acknowledgements and receipts. Work closely with the vice president and managing director on quarterly and annual revenue projections, and coordinate regular departmental meetings to review revenue and business development, and report on progress.
  • Supporting outreach by the Executive Office, vice president, and managing director by tracking and scheduling pitch meetings, and preparing backgrounders and meeting materials, and drafting correspondence.
  • Assisting with department-sponsored events and meetings, including early morning breakfasts and evening meetings
  • Working closely with other team members in support of overall departmental and institutional priorities

Qualifications:

  • Degree in a related field with an interest in business, economics, and international relations with high academic achievement
  • Three to four years related work experience, preferably at a non-profit organization or in the private sector
  • Experience in business development or relationship management or 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 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.

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, 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.

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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Interdepartmental Program Assistant


Posted: June 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Start Date: Mid-August Department: Human Resources

The Interdepartmental Program Assistant is part of the Human Resources department, reports to the Associate Director, Human Resources, and is assigned to work Reception Services and in departments that request help with general duties and deadlines.  The position is an excellent introduction to the operations of the CFR and may lead to promotion, depending on availability of positions and job performance.

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

  • Perform reception duties at Reception Services, including greeting and announcing visitors and answering CFR’s high volume switchboard
  • Checking in guests for meetings and assisting with events logistics
  • Substituting for a staff member who is out of the office, including handling event coordination, Microsoft office work, and possibly proofreading, editing, research and business writing
  • Assisting a department that is working on a deadline or is preparing for a large event or conference
  • Assisting in the Human Resources department, including staff event support and recruitment support, as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations or related area with high academic achievement
  • Related administrative and office experience
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Strong writing, research, and organizational skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to a changing schedule and work on multiple assignments at once
  • Availability to work overtime

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.

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, 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.

       

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, Fellowship Affairs


Posted: June 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program: Director of Studies Office

CFR’s Fellowship Program offers unique opportunities for mid-career professionals focusing on international relations. The program affords fellows the opportunity to broaden their perspective of foreign affairs and to pursue proposed research, with a placement at either CFR or another institution in New York City or Washington, DC. The Program Coordinator will work under the direction of the Director and Deputy Director of Fellowship Affairs to help support the wide range of fellowship activities. The major responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing administrative support to the Director and Deputy Director of Fellowship Affairs, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls, making travel arrangements, and drafting correspondence
  • Supporting all marketing and promotion efforts of the fellowship program, including updating fellowship materials and researching new marketing outlets  
  • Assisting with budget management, including monitoring grant information, preparing voucher for reimbursement, and drafting reports  
  • Coordinating event logistics for information sessions, receptions, and selection committee meetings, helping to prepare materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Assisting with the processing of fellowship applications
  • Oversee the Fellowship Program’s website
  • Maintaining fellowship contact database, including updating contact information
  • Managing the email and phone line for the Fellowship Program, including serving as the initial point of contact for applicants, and managing the application process

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations or a related field with high academic credentials
  • A minimum of three years of programming and/or project management experience. Budgetary experience preferred
  • Extremely strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Comfort and experience managing large numbers of tasks and working with multiple senior colleagues
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and ability to work within deadlines
  • Outstanding professional judgment and demeanor
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent computer 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 4,900+ 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.

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, 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.

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


Posted: May 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Start Date: Late June 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’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 with a focus on U.S. foreign policy, economic statecraft, energy and climate security, state capitalism, U.S.-China relations, and U.S. competitiveness.  The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching specific areas, finding articles, writing research briefs, analyzing data sets, and tracking news as requested by the fellow
  • Assisting with drafting, fact-checking, proofreading and editing of  blogs, op-eds, journal articles, and other written materials
  • 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
  • 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
  • Provide support across departmental lines and for other fellows, upon request

Qualifications:

  • BA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, or a related field, with high academic credentials. 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
  • Very strong organizational skills and multitasking skills with a keen attention to detail is essential
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work calmly in a fast-paced environment
  • Background in economics, U.S. foreign policy, climate change, and/or 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, 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.

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, 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.

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, National Security


Posted: April 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Start Date: Late June 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’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 report to a Senior Fellow in national security.  The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching specific areas for articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the fellow
  • Assisting with the drafting, proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written material, under the direction of the fellow
  • Tracking news and data sources
  • 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 fellow, handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
  • Managing budgets, 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 fellow 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:

  • Degree in History, International Relations or a related field, with a focus on national security; demonstrated high academic credentials
  • Advanced degree a plus
  • 1+ years related internship and administrative experience
  • Excellent research skills and experience; experience with archival research a plus
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to effectively proofread and edit
  • Highly organized with the proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, and the Internet
  • Foreign language fluency a plus

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 4,900+ 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. 

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, 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.       

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 Operations Assistant


Posted: April 2016 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on Experience Type: Full Time Department: Facility and Event Operations

The Facility Operation Assistant will be responsible for the maintenance of all event spaces and overall appearance of our LEED Gold facility located at 1777 F Street NW, Washington, DC. He/she will be a flexible team player with outstanding customer service skills.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn and grow in facility operations management. This is a full time position, and the hours are Monday through Friday, 8am – 4pm.

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

  • Provide assistance and direction with set up and breakdown  of conference rooms and event areas, including furniture, a/v equipment, beverages and food
  • Assist in coordination of maintenance and light cleaning of conference space, staff, and event areas, including checking, restocking, and ordering supplies, painting, changing light bulbs, minor building and furniture repairs, waste removal, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping and carpet cleaning
  • Outdoor maintenance of building perimeters and entrances, including sweeping, cleaning and snow removal
  • Handling incoming and outgoing mail, deliveries, and messenger services (UPS, Fed Ex, food deliveries, etc.)
  • Hourly checks of the building to collect outgoing mail/packages, restock supplies and monitor temperature or maintenance issues
  • Copying, facsimiles, and print job assemblies
  • Responding to staff help desk requests via phone, email, and in person; inputting requests into a work order tracking system
  • Office moves of furniture and contents, including packing and unpacking
  • Receiving training to respond to safety and security incidents, including CPR, AED, and first aid, as part of the emergency response team
  • Assist in other duties of the department as needed or assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years related facilities/building experience in a high profile organization, corporation, hotel, or high rise apartment complex
  • Knowledge of building operating systems, i.e. HVAC, plumbing, electrical
  • Positive, proactive, flexible, results-oriented team player with proven leadership abilities
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Highest level of dependability and professionalism
  • Ability to work from heights such as balconies and ladders
  • Ability to lift and carry weight in excess of 50 pounds (i.e. - packages, office furniture, etc.)
  • The position is considered essential personnel; availability to work flexible hours and overtime, including periodic holidays and during inclement weather 

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 4,900+ 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. 

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, 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.   

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 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.

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, 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.   

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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Part-Time Library Assistant (10 hours per week)


Posted: June 2016 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Part Time Department: Library and Research Services

The Library provides access to books, journals, and databases to support research conducted at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Library Assistant will borrow and track materials requested by CFR staff and contribute to Library projects. The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Retrieving articles, books, and archival materials from local libraries with which CFR has borrowing privileges. (The Library Assistant will be provided with a SmarTrip card and rolling backpack for travel to these libraries).
  • Performing routine circulation monitoring, including renewing books and notifying staff of due dates.
  • Assisting Library staff in testing intranet, database, and publication access in the Washington office.
  • Working with Library staff to identify and evaluate research sources for CFR.org and intranet.

 

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with bibliographic databases (library catalogs, article databases, etc.)  and online research; library work experience a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Superior communication skills, with sound judgment and problem solving abilities
  • Strong attention to detail, sharp organizational skills, and persistence in providing excellent service.

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 below 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, Washington Corporate Affairs


Posted: May 2016 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Start Date: July 2016 Department: Corporate Affairs

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.

The principal responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Report to and work closely with Managing Director, Corporate Affairs to ensure the highest level of member interaction
  • Coordinate and work closely with the Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs on all Corporate Program programming, including topic and speaker identification, calendar of events, invitations, etc., as well as designing and executing the annual Corporate Conference
  • Coordinate the development and execution of Washington Corporate Affairs programming (roundtables, conference calls, special events, etc.) on topics at the nexus of business and policy for senior executives from leading global companies and experts from the business community
  • Oversee Washington Corporate Affairs event logistics lifecycle from speaker coordination to event-day and follow-up responsibilities
  • Provide administrative support including scheduling outreach, travel arrangements, and vouchers
  • Coordinate with New York Corporate Affairs team on member stewardship opportunities and other areas
  • Research and remain current on relevant topics and regions for member companies and prospect member companies
  • Maintain, update, and share Corporate Program event statistics regarding meeting attendance, topics, speakers/presiders, etc.
  • Maintain marketing packets and coordinate materials and  updates with the New York Corporate Affairs Team
  • Work closely with other team members and other departments in support of overall departmental priorities and provide assistance across departmental lines upon request

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in international affairs, international business, or related field with high academic achievement
  • Minimum one year of related experience including some business experience or relevant experience in a similar organization
  • Strong understanding of the business world, including issues that are at the center of business and policy
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Detail oriented, self-starter with the ability to work effectively both independently and on a team
  • Excellent communication skills, both across departmental lines and with high-profile members and executives
  • Strong proficiency in MS Word, and Excel, knowledge of HTML and database management a plus
  • Flexible schedule to work during early morning and evening events

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.

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 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
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Program Associate, Washington Meetings


Posted: May 2016 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Washington Meetings

The Program Associate will be a member of the Washington Meetings Program, which brings major international and domestic officials, thought leaders, and others together with CFR members over the course of more than 120 meetings each year. 

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

  • Developing and researching ideas for the substance of CFR meetings, including relevant topics, potential speakers, and intellectual structure of events on U.S. foreign policy, international economics, and other related issues.
  • Coordinating logistics for meetings, including drafting meeting announcements, speaker and presider invitations, maintaining database of event information, audience development, posting meeting information and related readings on the CFR member website, attending meetings to oversee logistics, and working closely with CFR's other departments.
  • Acting as a liaison between CFR and the presiders and speakers for events, including providing all the necessary details for each meeting such as room set-up, discussion format, and registered attendees.
  • Handling post event follow-up work, including writing thank-you letters to speakers and presiders, and processing vouchers.
  • Communicating professionally with CFR members, visitors, media, and staff; by phone, fax, email, and in person.
  • Administrative duties as needed for departmental functions.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations or a related field with high academic achievement
  • Knowledge of current foreign policy issues, ongoing debates, and structures of U.S. and international policymaking
  • Two years related experience, with some event planning experience preferred
  • Self-starter with excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Strong research skills and written and verbal communication skills, including proofreading and editing ability 
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and database management
  • Ability to work flexible hours (many events are held over breakfast or in the evening)

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 4,900+ 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. 

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, 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.                       

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, India, Pakistan, and South Asia


Posted: June 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’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 on projects related to India, Pakistan, and South Asia, with a special emphasis on India. 

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

  • Providing administrative support to the senior fellow, including handling correspondence, scheduling, filing, answering telephones, and responding to requests for information or interviews
  • Coordinating events, including arranging mailings, preparing invitations, making travel arrangements, scheduling, corresponding with speakers, helping to 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, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Researching specific areas as requested by the Fellow
  • Assisting with the drafting, proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written material, under the direction of the fellow
  • Tracking news and data sources on issues related to U.S. foreign policy and national interests in India and South Asia, with a focus on political, economic, security, social, and demographic dynamics throughout the region
  • 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
  • Provide support across departmental lines and for other fellows, upon request

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations or a related field, with superior academic achievement; demonstrated interest and academic background in South Asia required, with a particular focus on India. Demonstrated interest in U.S.-India economic relations or Indian foreign policy desirable. Masters considered but not essential
  • 1+ years related administrative and/or internship experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding research, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Familiarity with Indian languages, names, and words highly preferred. Living experience in India extremely helpful
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

 

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 an on-site fitness center.

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 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: June 2016

 

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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