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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Data Visualization Designer


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: CFR Digital

CFR Digital is looking for a Data Visualization Designer to join our growing Creative Innovation team. The candidate will turn complex information and data into infographics to help users better understand subjects such as news, foreign policy, and economics. The role demands creative and innovative design approaches and will involve working closely with subject matter experts, designers, creative leads, and product managers.

CFR.org is an award-winning website and a leading source of foreign policy analysis publishing a variety of content, including interactives, videos, maps, timelines, articles, and blogs.

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

  • Translate complex concepts and data on foreign policy issues into compelling visual images.
  • Work collaboratively with the creative & development staff, writers, and scholars.
  • Create comps, wire frames, and sketches to represent the work.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related field
  • 5+ years of web design and development experience
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative suite (PhotoshopIllustrator, InDesign, After Effects)
  • Strong design skills and good grasp of visual hierarchy
  • Knowledge of mobile user interface, image optimization, and website constraints including download times, browser differences, and web-safe palettes; experience working with HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge of U.S. foreign policy issues a plus
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines
  • Self-starting and results oriented
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills

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. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

Posted: January 2016

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, Annual Giving


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

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) relies on charitable contributions from individual, corporate, and institutional donors to help support its programs and launch new initiatives. Fund raising efforts include a $9+ million Annual Fund program, a planned giving program, grants from foundations and corporations, and various endowment programs. The Development Associate will work closely with the development staff to help support the wide range of development activities, with primary responsibility for the Annual Fund. The principal responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Work with the Associate Director, Gifts Administration to create the plan for the Annual Fund solicitation and mailing schedule
  • In conjunction with the Vice President, Philanthropy and Corporate Affairs and the Managing Director, Development, draft all Annual Fund solicitation and acknowledgment letters
  • Oversee Annual Fund and other mailings to current and prospective donors; produce lists, letters, and envelopes, coordinate with the mail house, and handle implementation of all aspects of these mailings
  • Produce all acknowledgment letters and receipts for donors to the annual fund
  • Record and distribute the minutes of the weekly Funding Group meeting
  • Provide administrative support to the Vice President, Philanthropy and Corporate Affairs and the Managing Director, Development, including scheduling of appointments, coordinating meetings, preparing expenses, and making travel arrangements
  • Assist with maintaining and updating donor records in the CRM and producing regular fundraising reports
  • Provide support for and attend donor events as needed

Qualifications:

  • 1 + years related administrative experience in the major giving and/or development office of a high profile nonprofit organization
  • BA in related field with high academic achievement and interest in current foreign policy issues
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading, and quantitative skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a deadline driven environment
  • Outstanding professional judgment and demeanor
  • Flexible, resourceful self-starter who works effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel; Microsoft Dynamics database experience a plus

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

CFR offers a benefits package that is among the best provided by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program featuring 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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Director, Digital Design


Posted: September 2015 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: CFR Digital

CFR Digital is seeking a hands-on Director, Digital Design to join our growing Creative Innovation team. The candidate will manage and lead large- and small-scale design projects, including interactives, maps, timelines, assets for video, as well as overall page design for CFR.org and its mobile products. The Director, Digital Design will contribute at each stage of the design process, including design research, concept development, and implementation. The position reports to the Chief Digital Officer.

CFR.org is an award-winning website and a leading source of foreign policy analysis publishing a variety of content, including interactives, videos, maps, timelines, articles, and blogs.

The responsibilities will include (but are not limited to)

  • overseeing and implementing all in- and out-of-house design projects for CFR.org;
  • working with the Chief Digital Officer to elevate CFR’s look and feel as part of the redesign of CFR.org;
  • creating wire frames and all UI/UX design documentation and functional specifications; and
  • working with the development, editorial, creative, and audience development stakeholders through the design process and upkeep.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in digital design or a related field
  • Eight or more years of experience designing digital products
  • Minimum of two years experience as a creative lead
  • Strong design skills and good grasp of visual hierarchy
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS HTML 5 and current design and UX best practices
  • Experience with current UX/IA tools
  • Extensive experience in mobile design
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines
  • Self-starting, results oriented attitude and strong interpersonal, management, and teamwork skills
  • Interest in U.S. foreign policy issues strongly preferred

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 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. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Posted: January 2016

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, Corporate Affairs


Posted: January 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on Education and Experience Type: Full Time Department: Corporate Affairs

 The program assistant will support the work of the Corporate Affairs department, which administers the Corporate Program, and 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 approximately 165 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 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):

  • Covering the email and phone line for the Corporate Program, including serving as the initial point of contact for executives from corporate member companies; handling the email, web, and phone registration process for over 250 events per year; and troubleshooting general questions and routing specific inquiries to appropriate team members.
  • Extensive use of membership database requiring advanced skills to manage RSVPs, enter event attendance data, write and execute statistical queries, generate general database reports, and track audience development for upcoming events.
  • Maintaining the corporate contact database, including updating contact information, tracking relevant interactions, and sending materials to contacts.
  • Assisting the deputy director, Corporate Programming on all programming administration and logistics, including drafting and sending invitations, preparing meeting materials; staffing events, including early morning breakfasts and evening meetings, outside regular business hours as needed; and coordinating with other CFR departments.
  • Providing support to the Corporate Affairs department, including researching and preparing briefs, organizing background materials, preparing vouchers for payment to vendors, and general administrative support.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field with high academic achievement
  • Related administrative experience; experience working with high level executives preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, including exceptional writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter with outstanding organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively, both independently and on a team, and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel; Microsoft Dynamics database management experience 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
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Program Assistant, Education


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

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

58 E. 68th St., New York, NY 10065  

FAX:  (212) 434-9893

email:  humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Title:                                 Program Assistant, Education

 

Location:                          New York, New York

 

Salary:                             Based upon education and experience

 

The Council on Foreign Relations is creating innovative new education products as part of the CFR Campus effort to help students and the interested public gain the knowledge, skills, and perspective necessary to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.  These resources include Model Diplomacy, a multimedia simulation program; modular learning materials about the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy; and repurposed and original content for CFR Campus social media and the CFR Campus website.

The Program Assistant will work under the direction of the Vice President of Education and the Associate Director of Education to provide support to the department and Model Diplomacy program. The principal responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide general and administrative support to the Vice President of Education including handling correspondence, scheduling, preparing vouchers for payment to vendors, and coordinating meetings and video shoots
  • Provide research support to the Vice President of Education
  • Support the Associate Director of Education with tracking website enhancements
  • Assist with internal and external inquiries regarding Model Diplomacy as it relates to the Vice President
  • Occasional photo research for website content and videos

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in international relations or a related field with high academic achievement
  • Related internship or work experience preferred
  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Word and Excel.
  • 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 and education

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.

Posted: February 2016

 

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, Meetings


Posted: January 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Meetings and Membership

The Program Coordinator will be a member of the 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 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.
  • Oversee the development of team procedures and connections within CFR to promote integration with the broader missions and activities of CFR.
  • 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; MA in International Relations or related field strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of current foreign policy issues, ongoing debates, and structures of U.S. and international policymaking
  • A minimum of three years related experience, including event planning. Supervisory and budgetary experience preferred
  • Self-starter with excellent planning, organizational, problem-solving, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team
  • Strong research skills and excellent 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 journal on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

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

Posted: January 2016

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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Publishing Assistant


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

Foreign Affairs is looking for an enthusiastic and enterprising entry-level candidate to support the magazine’s marketing efforts as well as print and digital production. This person will report to the Marketing Director, but will collaborate with staff across departments including advertising, digital development, and editorial. As industry and business needs evolve, candidates must be flexible, able to take on new responsibilities, and proactive about introducing new initiatives.

The Publishing Assistant will support the entire publishing operation, with a special emphasis on production operations. The ideal candidate will come with exposure to print or digital media as well as a demonstrated record of working on production or marketing in an academic setting, internships, or other jobs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support digital consumer marketing campaigns through staging and deployment of special offers, including the oversight of prospect database and segmentation
  • Handle routine office duties such as invoicing, data entry, and other miscellaneous tasks
  • Coordinate space advertising dedicated to marketing of magazine subscriptions and other products through online ads, newsletter ads, partnerships 
  • Assist with routine print and digital production tasks including advertising approvals process  and building of custom products for sponsors on an ad hoc basis
  • Work with third-party vendors on content distribution, syndication, and partnerships
  • Act as the primary liaison for internal and external customer service requests and subscriber care

Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills and outstanding attention to detail
  • Possess an interest in media and passion for developing a deep understanding of the publishing industry
  • BA in related field with high academic achievement
  • Prior experience at a media company preferred
  • Design, HTML and Photoshop skills a plus
  • Familiarity with email service providers and content management systems a plus

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 5,000 members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org. Foreign Affairs is the leading publication on foreign policy both in readership and influence. Across its main properties—including the flagship magazine, award-winning website, and iPad app—Foreign Affairs reaches a total monthly audience of 1.1 million readers. Foreign Affairs is also frequently ranked among the top ten most influential media outlets by independent research firms like Erdos & Morgan. 

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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Research Associate, Geoeconomics


Posted: January 2016 Location: New York 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 in the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (CGS), the part of the Studies department that focuses on the intersection of international economics and international relations.  The research associate will support the work of the Senior Fellow.

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

  • Carrying out quantitative data analysis and other research on specific areas as requested by the fellow, including global capital flows, China and other emerging economies, and the macroeconomic policies of the major advanced economies
  • Assist in preparing graphics for blog posts, presentations, and policy briefs
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations and travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, and assembling background papers and materials for distribution
  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, including handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
  • Managing budgets
  • Providing support across departmental lines and for other Fellows, 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:

  • Degree in economics, or significant coursework in economics, with superior academic credentials
  • Outstanding research, quantitative, and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly Excel. Experience with Bloomberg data analysis helpful

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 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 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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Research Associate, International Economics


Posted: December 2015 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Start Date: April or May 2016 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 in the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (CGS), the part of the Studies department that focuses on the intersection of international economics and international relations.  The research associate will support the work of the Director of International Economics.

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

  • Researching specific areas as requested by the fellow, including significant research for a book the fellow is writing
  • Carrying out quantitative data analysis and summarizing research findings
  • Preparing graphics for presentations
  • Assisting with the management and copy-editing of a scholarly economics journal edited by the Fellow
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations and travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, and assembling background papers and materials for distribution
  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, including handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
  • Managing budgets
  • Providing support across departmental lines and for other Fellows, 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:

  • Degree in economics, or significant coursework in economics, with superior academic credentials
  • Outstanding research, quantitative, and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly Excel and Powerpoint. Experience with Bloomberg data analysis helpful

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 is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the 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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Video Producer


Posted: January 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: CFR Digital

CFR Digital is seeking a Video Producer to join the Creative Innovation team. Reporting to the Chief Digital Officer and working closely with editors, the global communications and media relations team, and creative staff, the Video Producer will pitch and produce stories and content supporting CFR’s mission.

CFR.org is an award-winning website and a leading source of foreign policy analysis.

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

  • Drive creative thought for current and future projects, and work closely with stakeholders to transform ideas into tangible video products
  • Manage, track, and coordinate all aspects of the production process from start to finish, sometimes working on very tight deadlines
  • Generate ides for short- and long-form video content and interviews, script features, and develop creative ways to repurpose and repackage video content
  • Create manageable templates and success metrics for interviews, live streams, and other creative productions

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Five or more years of experience in television, film, or digital video production
  • Experience working with online video hosting platforms, such as YouTube
  • Proven experience with video editing tools, including Final Cut Pro
  • Ability to identify and communicate project scope, timeline, and budget
  • Self-starting, results oriented attitude and strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Interest in news and U.S. foreign policy issues

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. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

 

Posted: January 2016

 

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: August 2015 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on experience Type: Part Time Department: Facility and Event Operations

The Facility Operations Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the maintenance of the overall appearance of the facility and building systems. The hours of this position are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

  • Indoor and outdoor maintenance of the building, including but not limited to cleaning, stocking, and snow removal
  • Assisting with special maintenance projects, such as painting, office relocations, light carpentry,  inventory, and specialized cleaning
  • Assisting with the maintenance and repair of all building systems (e.g. mechanical, electrical, fire protection, EMS, etc.)
  • Interacting with staff, guests, and members in a professional and responsive manner
  • Coordinating with vendors, including the load in/out of caterers, florists, outside cleaners, UPS, Fed Ex, etc.  
    • Assisting with emergency response, such as assisting during building evacuation drills
    • Assisting with other departmental duties as directed
  • Assisting with the physical setup and breakdown of internal and external events; including furniture setups, checking temperature set points, ensuring event rooms/restrooms are cleaned, turning on lights, etc.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years of related building maintenance and building operations experience, preferably in a high profile, owner-owned property
    • Proven experience with the operation and basic maintenance of building operating systems, including HVAC, mechanical and electrical systems, and water/plumbling systems
    • Strong customer service and communication skills
    • Positive, proactive, and results-oriented with proven ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
    • Highest level of dependability and professionalism
    • Ability to lift and carry weight in excess of 50 pounds
    • Related education and training
    • The position is considered essential personnel; availability to work flexible hours and overtime, including periodic holidays and during inclement weather

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 is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

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

Posted August 2015

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


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

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

The Research Associate will work under the direction of the senior fellow whose work focuses on the Middle East and on democracy promotion.

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

  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, including handling correspondence and scheduling, and requests for information or interviews
  • Researching specific areas for op-eds, articles, blog posts, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the fellow
  • Tracking news, significant analyses of Middle Eastern politics and of global democracy and human rights issues, and other data sources
  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written material
  • 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
  • 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
  • Supporting other Fellows and departments, upon request

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, and/or Middle Eastern Studies with high academic achievement
  • Fluency in either Hebrew or Arabic preferred
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and high attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and Internet research
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet
  • Experience living in Israel and/or the Arab world strongly preferred
  • 1+ year(s) related administrative and/or internship experience preferred; experience coordinating events strongly preferred
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

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

Posted: January 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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