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, Corporate Member Relations


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Start Date: September 2016 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 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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Development Associate


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Development

The Council relies on charitable contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations to help support its programs. Development’s fundraising initiatives include a $9+ million annual fund campaign, a capital campaign, individual giving, foundation grants, a planned giving program, and various endowment programs. The Development Associate will work closely with the Council’s development team to help support a wide range of fundraising activities including individual and institutional 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 for CFR president and board member meetings with donors and prospects
  • Assist with the development of comprehensive proposals and budgets for Council-wide initiatives
  • Draft grant reports to foundations and individuals
  • Track and monitor grant timelines and work with program and development staff to ensure that deadlines and other requirements are met
  • Prepare internal reports, including grant summary memos, and maintain the calendar of grant deadlines
  • Provide support for tracking, cultivating, and stewarding individual donors as needed, including working events
  • Schedule, prepare materials for, and take minutes of  weekly department meetings
  • Perform other administrative duties to support the Development Office as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills required
  • Minimum one year of related experience in prospect research and proposal writing essential
  • BA in international relations or related field with high academic achievement. Knowledge of current foreign policy issues preferred
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work within deadlines while handling several projects at once
  • Prior experience working with budgets
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills and ability to  work cooperatively in a team-based environment
  • Outstanding professional judgment, discretion, and demeanor
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite 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 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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Human Resources Assistant


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Human Resources

As part of the human resources team, the Human Resources Assistant will report directly to and provide administrative support to both the Vice President and the Director. The assistant will also provide administrative support to the department’s functions including training, benefits support, employee records management, employee activities, recruitment support, and reception coverage. This is a good opportunity for someone who is looking to learn and begin a career in human resources.

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

  • Providing administrative support to the Vice President and Director as well as the department, including answering telephones, handling general inquiries from staff, maintaining email/fax inbox, scheduling meetings and interviews, and maintaining employee records.
  • Coordinating logistics and participating in employee activities, including health and wellness programs, brown bag lunches, professional development events, and all staff meetings. 
  • Supporting full-lifecycle recruitment efforts for internship and entry-level full-time positions by posting position announcements, reviewing a large volume of resumes, conducting interviews and reference checks, attending career fairs, and handling other inquiries, as needed.
  • Budget, voucher, expense reporting and departmental financial support, including preparing department’s monthly corporate AMEX voucher.
  • Serving as a substitute receptionist for CFR’s reception services area and providing member service’s needs, including working some nights and early mornings. 
  • Assisting with administration of employee benefits, HRIS, and database management.
  • Providing support for all aspects of human resources and partnering with the Vice President and Director on other departmental and institutional priorities.

Qualifications:

  • At least one year of related human resources or administrative experience. Customer service experience at any point in career strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extremely flexible, organized, and detail oriented, with strong follow-through skills.
  • Excellent judgment and communications skills, with a friendly yet professional demeanor.
  • Experience having worked on a team and supporting senior staff members.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, including advanced functions such as mail merge.  Experience with ADP, a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with high academic achievement; interest in 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 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 Assistant, Membership


Posted: June 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on Education and Experience Type: Full Time Department: Meetings and Membership

The Program Assistant will work under the direction of the Vice President of Meetings and Membership. The Membership team coordinates the selection process of new members, and serves as the front-facing department for CFR’s 5,000 current members in order to enhance their member experience.

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

  • Work closely with the Membership team to provide general administrative support.
  • Respond to inquiries via phone and email regarding the application process and member accounts.
  • Edit membership applications for three application cycles per year.
  • Maintain up-to-date candidate information, draft correspondence to committee members and staff, coordinate with various departments throughout each application cycle, and assist in preparation for three committee meetings.
  • Provide support on member activation, mailings, and database management.
  • Update membership brochure, marketing materials, and informational packets.
  • Staff new member events, CFR meetings, and conferences. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations or a related field with high academic achievement
  • 1+ years related experience
  • Self-starter, with excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Word, Excel, database management
  • Strong research, verbal, and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Interest in international affairs

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 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, 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 Associate 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 two years of internship and work experience that includes 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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Program Associate, Outreach


Location: New York 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.

Job Requirements:

  • 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 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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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, U.S. Foreign Policy


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York 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 the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy.

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

 

  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, especially managing complex travel itineraries, coordinating with external organizations, handling correspondence, and responding to requests for information
  • Conducting research on specific topics as requested by the fellow
  • Managing the program’s finances, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • 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
  • Supporting other fellows and departments, upon request
  • 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, or other similar field with strong academic credentials and special emphasis on Israel and the Middle East. Master’s strongly preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of current issues in American foreign policy
  • One or more year(s) related administrative experience
  • Exceptional organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and tasks independently and under deadlines
  • Strong research skills and ability to perform well on highly varied assignments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet

 

The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

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 4,900+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy.  The Council 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 the Council’s 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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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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Multimedia Associate


Posted: July 2016 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: CFR Digital

CFR.org is CFR’s award-winning website and a leading source of foreign policy analysis. It publishes a mix of resources, including interactives, videos, podcasts, the Daily News Brief newsletter, Backgrounders, and interviews with foreign policy experts. CFR Digital collaborates closely with CFR’s think tank on its content and features insights from CFR fellows in a number of ways, including Expert Briefs and video interviews. The Multimedia Associate will provide administrative and editorial support to a team of writers and producers under the direction of CFR Digital’s Managing Editor and the Deputy Director for Multimedia.

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

  • Handle administrative responsibilities, such as maintaining the overall department budget, grant reporting, coordinating departmental meetings and scheduling, assisting with project management.
  • Support the editorial team in coordinating day-to-day activities including content distribution and publishing.
  • Support the multimedia team in managing, producing, and marketing CFR Digital’s growing volume of multimedia content, including interactive productions, videos, podcasts, and graphics.
  • Serve as the point person for CFR Digital’s social media initiatives and monitoring of web analytics.
  • Train interns and new staff on multimedia techniques and best practices.

Qualifications:

  • BA degree in International Relations, Journalism, Communications or a related field, with high academic credentials.
  • Experience working with budgets, accounts payable, receivable, and grant reporting required.
  • Experience in multimedia journalism or communications with a strong demonstrated interest in social media.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Familiarity with digital editing tools such as Photoshop and web publishing standards a plus.
  • Familiarity with web analytics a plus.
  • Ability to work as a team player, with colleagues in two cities – New York and Washington, DC.
  • Ability to multitask and work flexible hours (if 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.

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
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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Special Assistant, Research


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

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