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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Video Producer


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

The Council on Foreign Relations is looking for a video and storytelling professional to join our award-winning Digital team to conceptualize, create, and produce video segments, video series, and innovative rich media pieces for our websites and various distribution channels.

The candidate will have experience writing, producing, and designing video explainers rich in graphics, documentaries, short form social videos, and animated graphics in both linear and interactive storytelling formats. Strong research, writing, design, and video editing experience is required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and produce video segments and series for various CFR outlets
  • Design video stories with rich motion graphics
  • Write video scripts, interview questions, and substantive outlines
  • Facilitate on-camera appearances and conduct interviews
  • Manage day-to-day production schedule, track, and communicate deliverables to the Deputy Director, Multimedia
  • Work with in-house A/V professionals and external vendors
  • Research photo and footage needs, and work with vendors to negotiate licensing terms
  • Train colleagues on rich media storytelling and help manage podcast productions
  • Produce short video assets for media requests

Qualifications:

  • At least three years of experience as a motion graphics designer or video producer
  • BA in design, cinematic arts, journalism or a related field; advanced degree a plus
  • Strong understanding and demonstration of a range of storytelling approaches
  • Experience designing motion graphics or animation for video productions
  • Experience writing scripts for video and conducting interviews
  • Experience working in a deadline-driven newsroom environment, sometimes outside of business hours
  • Must be able to synthesize complicated ideas/stories into understandable short form video
  • Strong technical skills, including video and audio production, design, editing, and shooting video experience directing multi-camera studios a plus
  • Strong familiarity with international affairs and foreign news coverage
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team and manage cross-departmental needs
  • Mastery of Adobe Premiere and After Effects
  • Proficiency with the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite including Audition, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Please include a link to samples of your best work as well as three video pitches that are appropriate for our audience.

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

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

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

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

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Assistant Director, Outreach


Posted: January 2017 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: National Program and Outreach

The goal of CFR’s Outreach Initiatives is to connect with leaders in a cross-section of American life, including religious leaders and scholars; students, teachers, professors, and higher education administrators; and civic and community leaders. The assistant director will primarily support CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative, which provides a forum for congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations to interact with CFR experts and discuss a broad range of 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):

  • Planning and logistics of Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative roundtables, conference calls, workshops, 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 organizational database, completing post-event reports, and participating in brainstorming for program topics
  • Cultivating strong relationships with new and existing Outreach constituents through regular email correspondence and calls, as well as periodic meetings and events
  • Using the organization’s database of contacts to analyze trends as well as to research target audiences and speakers
  • Coordinating 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 developing the online content for the dedicated Outreach Initiative webpages, monthly eNewsletters, and Twitter feeds
  • Overseeing tracking of Outreach activities in calendars, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Providing general project support to the department, including attending and working at National Program and Outreach events held outside of business hours

Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years of work in an office setting with programming and project management responsibilities
  • Experience working with diverse sectors and leaders; preferably with religious leaders, academics, and related constituencies
  • Understanding of and interest in diverse faith traditions and religious communities
  • General current knowledge of international relations and U.S. foreign policy issues
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with an ability to effectively multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiastic team player with positive and flexible attitude, ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • MA in a field related to religion and foreign policy with high academic achievement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Strong MS Word, Excel, and database skills
  • Experience analyzing, interpreting, and representing data preferred
  • Social media experience preferred
  • Experience working with budgets and billing preferred

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

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

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

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

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Data Visualization Designer


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

The Council on Foreign Relations is looking for a data visualization designer to join our award-winning Digital team. The position is responsible for telling compelling stories through images and parsing complicated ideas and statistics into easily understandable graphics. The role will focus on creating both flat and interactive infographics on CFR’s website, cfr.org. This position will report to the Director of Digital Design.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating engaging infographics, both flat & interactive
  • Serving as a centralized map resource for more complex map needs
  • Generating complex charts and graphs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in visual design, human interaction, or related fieldPortfolio demonstrating various types of data visualization solutions & their process
  • Solid understanding of UI/UX best practices as they apply to visualizing data
  • Solid understanding of responsive design principlesA minimum of five years of related data visualization experience, working on cross-functional teams
  • Experience designing for online news and information or other content-rich sites a plus

 

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

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

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

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

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Digital Production Associate, Education


Posted: February 2017 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Education

The promotion of global affairs has been an element of the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) mission since its inception. CFR is redoubling its commitment to education by launching a major education initiative – CFR Campus – dedicated to building and promoting a higher level of literacy in global affairs along with the fundamental skills needed to help prepare future generations to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Through innovative learning products and resources, CFR Campus leverages digital platforms to captivate and inspire college and high students, as well as lifelong learners, placing emphasis on those who have no prior specialization in global affairs. 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 from CFR.org.

The Digital Production Associate will work under the direction of the Creative Content Manager, Education, to help develop, produce and manage the flow of digital assets for the education initiative.

 

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

  • Creating charts, graphs, maps, and galleries using CFR’s digital tool kit
  • Uploading education digital content into CFR's content management system (CMS)
  • Updating and assisting with the tagging and licensing of digital assets
  • Archiving existing and future educational media assets into CFR’s Data Asset Management (DAM) system
  • Identifying and sourcing photographs and video
  • Coordinating the production of printed education materials

Qualifications:

  • Degree in related field with strong academic achievement
  • 1 to 2 years of related experience; familiarity with content management systems, digital tool kits, and digital asset management systems strongly preferred
  • Experience in identifying, sourcing, and editing photographs and video for the web
  • Experience with data-driven storytelling a big plus
  • Strong computer skills; experience with MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite strongly preferred
  • Strong editorial skills preferred
  • Basic familiarity with usage/licensing agreements and copyright law preferred
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and manage concurrent assignments under tight deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Demonstrated interest in International Relations and current foreign policy

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

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

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

 

 

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

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Events Editor


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

The Council on Foreign Relations regularly convenes meetings in New York and Washington, DC on the leading issues of the day with foreign policy experts, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and heads of top global bodies. The Events Editor will coordinate events-related web content for CFR, with a focus on live streaming, editorial headlines and photos, and the curation of the Events Central portal, under the supervision of the CFR Digital department.

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

  • Monitoring Live Streaming Add live stream details to meeting page, monitor live streams, troubleshoot and liaise with A/V leads in New York and DC during streams, and trim/edit final video in YouTube.
  • Editing Transcripts. Draft editorial headlines; select photos and write descriptive blurbs and pull quotes based on meeting details; edit transcripts; and alert relevant departments of finalized video, audio, and transcripts.
  • Web Production and Editing Curate content and videos that appear on the main landing page for publicized CFR events, including promoting upcoming live streams, highlighting past videos, and managing the meeting series sections working closely with the Global Communications and Media Relations department.
  • Video Editing ‘Chapterize’ event video as well as create short clips (15-60 seconds) for use on social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, as well as for sharing with other media outlets.
  • Project Support Assist the CFR Editorial department with web-based projects and production as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • 2+ years’ related experience in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Experience in copyediting; web publishing, including CMS, HTML, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere and Adobe Creative Cloud; familiarity with Facebook Live and uploading video content to YouTube; required.Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to handle multiple tasks within a tight timeline.
  • Ability to independently prioritize competing deadlines and manage a high volume of work in a timely manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • BA in international relations, communications, journalism, or related field, and an interest in U.S. and world leaders and current foreign policy issues.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as necessary, including early mornings and evenings.
  • Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

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

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

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

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Interdepartmental Program Assistant


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

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 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

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

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

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

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Product Manager


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

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking a technology-focused Product Manager to report to the Director, Product Management and to join its Product Management group. The group manages CFR's website, www.cfr.org, along with the full lifecycle of new online products, including mobile apps, multimedia interactives, and e-learning initiatives.

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

  • Lead cross-functional teams of engineers, designers, editors, strategists and subject matter experts responsible for the delivery of innovative digital solutions that delight our customers, and align with CFR’s organizational priorities and mission.
  • Monitor the competitive landscape, conduct research, and anticipate trends to identify opportunities to formulate new products, or make improvements to existing offerings.
  • Communicate with product stakeholders throughout the development lifecycle, by leading review meetings, and garnering appropriate approvals at each leg of the project.
  • Coordinate launch activities with online marketers and PR staff; transition product maintenance to the operations staff.
  • Refine and optimize products after launch; measure success against product goals and audience reception.
  • Create user stories, technical requirements documents, and budgets and schedules.
  • Lead product demonstrations and conduct training sessions to educate stakeholders and customers on new products and services.
  • Manage vendors, external resources, and contractors, as needed.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in end-to-end digital product management.
  • Exceptional project management skills, including capacity planning, estimating labor requirements, and a high degree of organization.
  • Skill in interpreting Web analytics and other metrics, in creating research-driven product plans, and marshalling data to define user needs.
  • Understanding of user-experience design across the Web, mobile, and social channels.
  • Able to speak and write clearly and fluently, maintaining proactive communication with stakeholders.
  • Experience with Scrum development methodologies; able to carry out Scrum's Product Owner role and to prioritize the product backlog.
  • Proficiency with Atlassian Jira, Redmine, or similar issue-trackers; familiarity with distributed version-control systems such as GitHub and with continuous deployment techniques.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; demonstrable commitment to continuing education in technology product management and user-experience design.
  • Proven interest in international relations a plus.

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

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

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

 

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

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Production Design Associate


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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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Program Coordinator, National Program


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

The goal of the National Program is to energize foreign policy discussions nationwide. The National Program supports and connects with the one-third of CFR members based outside of New York and Washington, DC.

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

  • Coordinating logistics and planning of National Program events, including drafting and sending meeting correspondence, arranging venues and catering details, preparing meeting materials, and managing meeting records in database
  • Coordinating logistics for the National Program Conference Call series and teleconferences of New York and Washington, DC, meetings, including liaising with other departments, sending invitations and dial-in information, preparing rosters, and staffing calls
  • Assisting with logistics, planning, and implementation of the annual National Conference in June and annual National Symposium in December, including drafting and sending correspondence, arranging staffing, setting up catering details, preparing meeting materials, and tracking responses
  • Contributing to topic development and speaker suggestions for a variety of National Program events
  • Proofreading departmental documents and general correspondence for CFR style
  • Drafting activity reports and analyzing statistical data
  • Managing database records and maintaining departmental tracking spreadsheets
  • Providing general project support to the department, including attending and working at National Program and Outreach events held outside of business hours

Requirements:

  • Three or more years of logistical and administrative program and/or event planning experience
  • Experience working with high-level contacts or in member relations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to use appropriate discretion
  • Knowledge of current events, international relations, and U.S. foreign policy issues
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with an ability to effectively multi-task and meet deadlines
  • 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
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Strong MS Word, Excel, and database skills; Microsoft Dynamics CRM 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.

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

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

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

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Recruiter, Human Resources


Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on experience and education Type: Full Time Department: Human Resources

As part of the Human Resources team, the recruiter will help with full cycle recruitment and onboarding. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in full-spectrum talent acquisition, in a fast paced, collegial and intellectually engaging nonprofit work environment.

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

  • Oversee full-life cycle talent acquisition process for a wide range of full time and part time positions (from publishing to research and digital) for the New York and Washington offices, including working directly with hiring managers, identifying recruitment sources, interviewing candidates, conducting reference checks, and making offers
  • Serve as the recruitment lead at local and out-of-state career fairs and conferences
  • Partner with director and recruitment team on diversity initiatives and other priorities.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of employee benefits programs and be able to convey these programs to candidates during the recruitment process
  • Respond to and track referrals and employment inquiries
  • Onboard all New York employees by processing new hire paperwork, fielding inquiries, guiding new staff members through training, and facilitating the New York new hire orientation
  • Support junior staff members with recruitment and HR team with staff events as needed, including foreign policy lunch series, skills training workshops, health and wellness program events, and staff outings

Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years related recruiting experience in a high profile organization for a wide range of positions.
  • Recruitment experience with digital positions preferred
  • Degree in a related field with high academic achievement
  • High level of proficiency in proactive social media and traditional recruitment methods
  • Knowledge of employment law
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with outstanding editing skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple priorities
  • Excellent judgment and discretion a must
  • Must be flexible and able to work well independently as well as collaboratively in a team based environment
  • Exceptional organizational and strong follow-through skills
  • Interest in American foreign policy strongly preferred

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

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

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

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

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Recruitment Coordinator, Human Resources


Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Human Resources

As an integral part of the Human Resources team, the Recruitment Coordinator will focus on the New York and Washington fall, spring, and summer internship programs, Franklin Williams internship program, campus ambassador program, and recruitment. 

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

  • Support the full life cycle talent acquisition process for internships, the Franklin Williams internship program, and a variety of positions which includes: drafting, updating and posting position announcements, partnering with hiring managers, identifying recruitment sources, screening and interviewing candidates and referrals, conducting reference checks, extending offers, and following up with candidates
  • Conceptualize and conduct professional development events for the interns
  • Conduct intern supervisor training once a year, and coach new supervisors through intern recruitment and management
  • Maintain all recruitment marketing materials for both full-time and internship positions
  • Work with CFR’s Education department on executing CFR’s Campus Ambassador Program
  • Partner with the director and recruitment team on diversity initiatives and other priorities as needed, including attending career fairs and working on various recruitment related projects
  • Provide support for a wide array of training seminars and staff events, such as brown bag lunches, CFR’s junior staff professional development program, employee activities, health and wellness program events, and holiday events
  • Periodically support Reception Services, including greeting and announcing visitors, responding to guest inquiries, and answering calls

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years HR experience in a high profile organization, with proven experience in proactive social media and traditional recruitment
  • Degree in related field, with high academic credentials
  • Knowledge of employment law
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with outstanding editing skills and strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational skills, along with strong follow-through skills
  • Must be flexible, results oriented, and a team player
  • Ability to work flexible and periodic long hours
  • Interest in American foreign policy strongly preferred

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

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

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

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

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Research Associate, Asia Studies


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

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

The research associate will work under the direction of the C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies. The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Spearheading new digital projects that inform policymakers, business leaders, and the general public about Asian regional affairs and U.S. policies toward Asia.
  • Proposing and implementing creative outreach methods to amplify the publications and activities of Asia program fellows.
  • Boosting the Asia program’s online presence, including managing social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook) and administering the Asia Unbound blog and the Asia program website pages.
  • Designing and authoring monthly Eyes on Asia newsletters, and producing weekly Asia Unbound podcasts.
  • Coordinating meetings and collaborative projects between Asia program fellows and research associates.
  • Researching specific areas as requested by the fellow. Tracking news and data sources on Asian foreign policy and other economic, political, security, and environmental issues.
  • Handling writing assignments, including writing research memos and editing blogs and articles.
  • Assisting with events, including preparing materials for distribution and providing other logistical support, and providing miscellaneous administrative support to the fellow.

Qualifications:

  • BA degree in international relations or a related field, with strong academic credentials and coursework in Asian studies
  • Advanced Asian language skills a plus
  • Proactive, self-starter mentality
  • Related administrative and/or internship experience
  • Strong research, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

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

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

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

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

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Research Associate, China Studies


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 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 C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies. 

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

  • Researching specific areas as requested by the fellow. Tracking both English and Chinese-language news and data sources on Chinese domestic and foreign policy, including economic, political, security, environmental, and other issues.
  • Handling writing assignments, including writing research memos and editing blogs and articles.
  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, including responding to media requests, arranging travel, and handling correspondence.
  • Coordinating events, including preparing and sending invitations, scheduling, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support.
  • Managing finances, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement.
  • Assisting the fellow with social media outreach, including promoting content on Twitter and podcast production.

 

Qualifications:

  • BA degree in international relations or a related field, with strong academic credentials and coursework in Chinese studies
  • Advanced Mandarin Chinese language skills are required, with the ability to conduct research with and translate Chinese-language materials
  • Related administrative and/or internship experience
  • Strong research, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

 

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

 

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

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

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

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Research Associate, International Economics


Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Start Date: June 2017 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.

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

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

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

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

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Special Assistant to the President, Research


Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Executive Office

The Special Assistant will work under the direction of the Council’s President and the President’s Chief of Staff.  Qualified candidates will have related experience that demonstrate deep knowledge of international relations, and have required judgment, strong writing and editing skills, the ability to prioritize, and experience dealing with high profile individuals. 

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

  • Providing research assistance on long term writing projects for the President and “CFR Campus,” the Council’s education initiative.
  • Providing additional research to the President as requested on various foreign policy topics.
  • Editing and/or proofreading written material, including articles/op-eds, speeches, Council publications, and summaries of research findings.
  • Coordinating the President’s review of draft Council publications and related materials.
  • Drafting memorandums of meetings with foreign officials.
  • Assisting with the President’s high-level meetings and events (including on international travel), by preparing background materials, rapporteuring, and providing other logistical support.
  • As part of the Executive Office staff, providing administrative support to the President and the Chief of Staff, including answering telephones, greeting guests, scheduling, and responding to requests for information.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in International Relations or a related field (or equivalent years of related experience), with high academic credentials and broad knowledge of current foreign policy issues preferred.
  • Outstanding research skills
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team

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

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

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

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

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Taxonomist/Content Strategist


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

CFR.org is undergoing a redesign. We are looking for a Content Strategist with experience/understanding of journalism, media, and foreign policy  to govern our site taxonomy, implement new keyword terms, and curate new topics pages. The successful candidate will work closely with the Editorial and Studies departments to ensure best taxonomical practices. 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Developing  and governing the web taxonomy; building controlled vocabularies and thesauri
  • Providing guidance to staff in tagging and keywording all CFR content
  • Performing weekly reviews of published content to ensure best practices are being met
  • Curating editorial topics and keyword portal pages
  • Developing and providing institutional training to staff who tag content and assign keywords on the website
  • Coordinating with other departments to determine optimal search needs and language, and insuring integration with other institutional systems
  • Conducting usability testing to ensure relevant and useful functionality

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in website taxonomy development
  • Demonstrated background in both editorial content management and digital user experience
  • An understanding of how taxonomies affect user experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills; comfortable creating presentations and presenting ideas
  • Familiarity with conducting content audits and content documentation
  • Knowledge of SEO and analytics
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in digital media, journalism or international relations preferred
  • Editorial experience in covering current affairs and/or foreign policy, and strong editorial judgment

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

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

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

 

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

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UI/UX Designer


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

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking a UI/UX Designer to provide project support for various design needs across the digital organization. Reporting directly to the Design Director, in this position you will be collaborating and working alongside the think tank, editorial, product and technology to define the experience across CFR.org. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Participating in the product ideation, conceptual development and creation of site verticals, interactives and microsites, across a responsive platform
  • Facilitating design communication across a multidisciplinary team throughout each phase of a project, clearly articulating design rationale
  • Creating low-fidelity prototypes to quickly visualize, sketch, and communicate solutions to complex design problems
  • Maintaining and assisting in the evolution of the CFR visual style guide, ensuring that all work adheres to brand guidelines
  • Keeping abreast of industry trends and seeking ways to apply new UI/UX principles

Qualifications

  • Five years of related design experience, working on cross-functional teams
  • Portfolio demonstrating a solid understanding of UI/UX principles and responsive design; include sketches, flows, mid-fidelity interactions (show your process)
  • Experience designing for online news and information or other content-rich sites
  • Ability to engage with others to cultivate an environment of learning and constructive dialogue
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines
  • Professional-level knowledge of industry standard design software (Adobe CS, Sketch, etc.)
  • Interest in current events and foreign policy
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in visual design, human interaction or related field
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS a plus

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

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

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

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

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

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Help Desk Technician


Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Information Systems

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

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

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

Qualifications:

  • Degree and/or certifications in a related field with strong academic performance preferred
  • A minimum of one year of related work experience in a service oriented position
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Network Operations experience a plus
  • Familiarity with desktop operating system and network architecture
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with proven ability to problem solve
  • Exceptional organizational skills, along with strong follow-through and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. with additional hours as needed. Preferably 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Periodic travel to New York City office
  • Ability to be on-call for weekend technical support and, if necessary, come into the office to resolve system problems (Approximately once every 11 weeks)
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment up to 50 pounds in weight

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

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

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

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

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Human Resources Generalist


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 generalist will focus on benefits administration, recruitment, employee activities, and training in the Washington, DC office.   This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in building his/her career in human resources.

 

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

  • Handling the administration of employee onboarding and benefits programs, including conducting orientation for new hires, processing enrollments and changes, HRIS system and database management, and maintaining employee records
  • Coordinating logistics for a wide array of staff events and training seminars, such as brown bag lunches, professional development events, holiday 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.
  • Providing guidance on HR and benefits related questions such as FMLA, workers compensation, open enrollment and employee relations
  • Providing support for CFR’s award-winning health and wellness initiative
  • Partnering with the director on other departmental priorities

 

Qualifications:

  • Three or more years HR experience in a high profile organization, with experience in benefits administration strongly preferred
  • Degree in related field, with high academic credentials
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with outstanding editing skills and strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational skills, along with strong follow-through skills
  • Must be flexible, results oriented, and a team player
  • Ability to work flexible and periodic long hours
  • Interest in American foreign policy strongly preferred

 

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

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

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

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

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Investment Associate


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

As part of a newly established Investment team, the Investment Associate will work closely with the Chief Investment Officer in establishing the structure and protocol for the Investment team.  The Investment team is responsible for the day-to-day oversight, management and monitoring of the endowment assets as well as advising the Investment Committee in establishing risk and return objectives and investment policy. CFR is supported by a nearly $400 million endowment portfolio which is allocated across 20+ external money managers investing in a diverse array of asset classes and strategies including global equity, fixed income, hedge funds, private equity, and real assets.

The individual should be flexible, highly motivated, able to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction, and be a problem solver with excellent attention to detail.  The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating with external data and performance reporting providers to synthesize data and portfolio results for Investment Committee distribution
  • Monitoring investment managers’ portfolios and performance, maintaining records of performance drivers and portfolio exposures, as well as coordinating, participating in, and documenting regular calls or meetings with external money managers
  • Overseeing, organizing, and prioritizing the flow of external manager communication
  • Assisting in crafting and maintaining total portfolio exposure and risk templates for internal use and Investment Committee discussion
  • Providing modeling and analytical support for asset allocation and investment policy setting
  • Supporting new manager identification, evaluation, and due diligence across multiple asset classes represented in the portfolio
  • Utilizing analytical tools and resources, such as Bloomberg and other databases, to help assess the attractiveness of global markets and investment strategies
  • Providing administrative support to the Investment team, including scheduling, handling phone calls, making travel arrangements, managing budgets and expenses, and preparing materials for Investment Committee and Board distribution

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with high academic credentials; degree in Finance, Economics, or quantitative field preferred
  • Two to three years of related work experience
  • Proven interest in global financial markets and investments
  • Strong organizational, planning, and multitasking skills with high attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint, familiarity with Bloomberg and/or S&P Capital IQ preferred
  • Experience with quantitative data and analysis
  • Excellent research and critical thinking skills; capable of synthesizing large amounts of data and information in a clear and concise manner
  • Desire and ability to work in a collaborative and team-oriented environment, partnering with a small team

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

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

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

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

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Part-Time Library Assistant (10 hours per week)


Location: Washington Type: Part Time Department: Library and Research Services

The Library provides access to books, journals, and databases to support research conducted at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Library Assistant will borrow and track materials requested by CFR staff and contribute to Library projects.

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

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

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with bibliographic databases (library catalogs, article databases, etc.) and online research; library work experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Superior communication skills, with sound judgment and problem solving abilities
  • Strong attention to detail, sharp organizational skills, and persistence in providing excellent service
  • Available 3-5 business days per week, 2-3 hours per day preferred

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

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

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

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

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Research Associate, China Studies


Location: Washington Type: Full Time

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 Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies.

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

  • Researching specific areas as requested by the fellow. Tracking both English and Chinese language news and data sources on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign policy, and regional security in Asia.
  • Providing logistical and administrative support to the fellow,  including handling correspondence, scheduling and calendar management, and responding to media and information requests
  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written materials.
  • Handling writing assignments, summarizing research findings, and composing business correspondence.
  • Assisting the fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed.
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, making travel arrangements, scheduling, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support.
  • Managing program finances, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement.
  • Supporting other fellows and departments, upon request.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in international relations, political science or a related field, with high academic credentials and knowledge of defense and security issues in Asia.
  • One or more year(s) related administrative and/or internship experience preferred.
  • Advanced Mandarin Chinese language skills are required, with the ability to conduct research with Chinese language materials.
  • Strong research, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and database management
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team

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

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

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

 

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

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Research Associate, Japan Studies


Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Start Date: July 2017 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 a senior fellow on projects related to Japanese studies. The major responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing logistical and administrative support to the fellow, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls, travel arrangements, and drafting correspondence
  • Researching specific areas for articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the fellow
  • Coordinating events logistics, including preparing invitations, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Assisting with the drafting, proofreading and editing of written material
  • Assisting the fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed.
  • Managing budgets, including tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information, writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Supporting other fellows and departments, upon request.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, economics, or related social sciences field, with high academic achievement; coursework in Japan studies required; master’s degree preferred
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Japanese language proficiency required
  • Related administrative and/or internship experience preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, database management, and Twitter or other social media

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

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

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

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

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