Career Opportunities

Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations Career Opportunities homepage, where you can learn more about employment with our organization.

CFR offers exceptional opportunities for individuals at all levels in their careers, from recent graduates interested in our openings for Research Associates and Program Assistants for pursuing a career in international relations, to skilled professionals in a service area such as development or information services.

Below are links to current openings at the Council on Foreign Relations. CFR updates this section on a daily basis. The Council on Foreign Relations also offers volunteer internships for college students, graduate students, or graduates focusing on international relations or pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related field.

Please click on How to Apply for more information on how to submit your application.

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Assistant Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program


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

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:                     Assistant Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program

Salary:                  Based on education and experience

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

 

The Assistant Director will work under the direction of the senior fellow and director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program on projects related to the program’s core areas: rule of law; trade, development, and democracy; and the evolving role of civil society.  The major responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Research specific areas for articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the senior fellow.
  • Help elaborate and execute the program research agenda in each of CSMD’s core areas.
  • Lead development of regular CSMD programming, including: identify and secure speakers and presiders for meetings, workshops, and symposia related to core CSMD program areas, prepare background materials, and execute events.
  • Manage digital content for the Development Channel blog, including select global trends and contemporary events related to CSMD core areas for blog posts, research and draft content for the blog, and identify relevant practitioners, academics, or policymakers, and soliciting their contributions for the Development Channel.
  • Spearhead launch of CSMD corruption tracker and develop associated publications and marketing strategy.
  • Lead and implement communication and marketing strategy, leveraging in particular social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed.
  • Manage grant applications and monitor deliverables as well as program budget, including preparing annual budgets, tracking monthly spending, and monitoring grant information; liaise across departments to coordinate budget.

 

Qualifications:

  • Degree in International Relations, Political Science, related social sciences field with high academic achievement. Masters preferred.
  • Three to four years related research, programming, and project management experience
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and the Internet
  • Strong organizational skills, high attention to detail, and ability to multitask.
  • Work well in teams as well as independently. 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,900+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

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


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

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

  • Providing administrative and logistical support to the vice president, including answering the phone, scheduling meetings and maintaining calendars, handling correspondence, and supporting ad-hoc projects.
  • Supporting the planning and implementation of events, including tracking responses and participation, preparing rosters, preparing mailings of meeting and conference materials, managing response inbox, updating meeting records in database, and drafting thank you notes.
  • Supporting Membership business administration by assisting with onboarding of new members, annual dues processing, and database management.
  • Tracking departmental expenses, managing corporate credit cards, and preparing payment vouchers.
  • Providing other general logistical and project support to department.
  • Coordinating various departmental submissions, including a weekly report for the president,quarterly                      Board updates, and statistical reports.
  • Preparing background materials and coordinating logistics for external and internal meetings, including committees of the Board of the Directors.
  • Maintaining departmental intranet pages and other online resources.
  • Staffing CFR events to assist with implementation and logistics.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Executive or personal assistant experience required.
  • A minimum of one year of full-time office experience required.
  • Strong logistical and administrative experience in program and/or event planning.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail with ability to multi-task, demonstrate flexibility, and meet demanding deadlines with a positive attitude.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong proofreading and editing skills.
  • Team player with ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Proven experience working with high level contacts.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate frequent early morning and evening events.
  • BA in international relations or related field with high academic achievement and interest in current issues.
  • Strong MS Word, Excel, and database skills, as well as familiarity with managing budgets.

 

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

 

 

 

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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Associate Director, Global Communications and Media Relations


Posted: April 2015 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Global Communications and Media Relations

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Title:  Associate Director, Global Communications and Media Relations

Location: New York, New York

The Associate Director is part of a team that is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR via the full spectrum of media, marketing, and public relations. He or she will serve as the media relations point of contact for the president of the organization and must have excellent understanding of international issues, CFR content, and how it relates to the news cycle.

The major responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Acting as a liaison for press, including fielding journalists’ requests for CFR leadership and experts
  • Writing press releases, media guides, newsletter articles, and other content
  • Coordinating press briefings and breaking news conference calls
  • Managing on-the-record events, publication rollout events, and press briefings in New York
  • Managing marketing and press outreach for select CFR publications, and projects

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience in communications, journalism, or international relations.
  • Degree in a related field.
  • Outstanding written and communication skills and experience, including executive communications management, a plus.
  • Experience in print, broadcast or digital media strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in and  knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy and international affairs issues.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and proactively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Candidates must have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,900+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

CFR offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today.  It is committed to a balanced life for its staff, and offers generous leave policies and health insurance programs, and professional development training.

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

Posted:  April 2015

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

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Deputy Director, Research and Information Management


Posted: May 2015 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Library and Research Services

The Library and Research Services department seeks a versatile and creative information professional to join us as we integrate the library’s digital research collections with CFR’s strategy for enterprise content management in a SharePoint environment.  Ideal candidate will be able to contribute traditional research management skills— content organization and classification, database management, metadata and taxonomy, digital asset and records management—to ambitious plans for organizing and governing enterprise-wide content.  

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

  • Provide leadership in the application of information management and retrieval techniques to enterprise content solutions. 
  • Work interdepartmentally on issues of information systems governance, training, and assessment.   
  • Participate in departmental strategic planning and the evaluation of the library’s research services.
  • Align research collection with the changing needs of the institution. Monitor changes in online and internet publishing and relate findings to CFR research and management needs; make resource allocation recommendations that maximize effectiveness of expenditures.
  • Develop the annual budget requests for both operating and capital budgets; monitor monthly reports of activity from the Finance department; prepare the midyear budget review; prepare special reports and projections as needed. 
  • Review vendor contracts and participate in negotiations; monitor contracts with vendors and print subscriptions; implement approved systems.   
  • Provide general and in-depth reference services and consultation on CFR research projects.   
  • Work with colleagues to develop library's research web sites and design information training programs that support CFR projects and administrative processes.  Oversee reference service policies and research services training for Council staff.
  • Collaborate with departmental team on planning, coordinating, and implementing plans for digital asset management and library automation.
  • Participate in crafting interdepartmental goals and creating targeted objectives for requirements gathering for the CFR wide implementation of a digital asset management system.
  • Supervise staff and manage the work of the department in the absence of the Director. Coordinate staff projects and assignments; create collaborative environment wherein staff work with multiple administrative departments to meet interdepartmental objectives.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science, Information Management, or Knowledge Management.
  • 5-7 years of professional library management experience in an academic, non-profit, or business organization.  
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to convey complex processes in clear and simple terms.
  • Experience with information/knowledge management projects that developed robust research and information environments in one or more organizations.   
  • Working knowledge of information management principles, techniques, and technology for classification, preservation, search and records retention in both print and digital formats. 
  • Experience in financial budgeting and reporting, including strong analytical skills to monitor and manage research databases and research services for the organization. 
  • Ability to approach projects in a practical and entrepreneurial manner, with strong creative, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.   
  • Ability to implement technological innovations to facilitate and improve library research analysis /delivery and to create reporting tools to assess research services.
  • A management and operating style suited to work in a small office setting, with limited staff support, where teamwork is highly valued. 
  • Ability to direct and evaluate the work of others and help them to grow as professionals.
  • Professional, network building, and interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with a wide range of diverse individuals and groups. 
  • Proficient in the use of technology in all facets of work including standard office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Experience with integrating library and research services into a SharePoint environment preferred.
  • Experience with digital asset management (DAM) systems and digitizing archival collections preferred.
  • Demonstrated considerable experience in several of the following areas related to information management also preferred:
    • drafting information management strategies and/or roadmaps that stimulate institutional change and support evolving missions
    • developing information and records management policies and procedures
    • creating and applying taxonomies and/or metadata structures in an electronic environment
    • developing and rolling out ECM communications and training
  • Second masters degree in international affairs, economics, or political science highly desirable.

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center[MH1] , and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,900+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

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

Posted: May 2015

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

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Development Associate, Development Office


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

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Posted: February 2015

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

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Membership Administrator


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

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

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

Required Qualifications:

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

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

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

Posted: March 2015

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

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Program Assistant, Meetings


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

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

 

  • Extensive use of membership database requiring advanced skills to write and execute statistical queries, manage RSVPs, enter event attendance data, and generate general database reports.
  • Providing administrative support to Meetings coordinates.
  • Managing email, web, and phone RSVPs for over 150 events per year, plus managing the registration process for occasional conferences and symposia
  • Frequent phone interaction and email correspondence with members
  • Tracking and reporting daily on audience development for upcoming events
  • Preparing program rosters for events and creating program booklets for special lectureships, symposia, and conferences
  • Preparing vouchers for payment to vendors
  • Attending events to assist with logistics

 

Qualifications:

 

  • BA in a related field with a focus on International Affairs
  • Related administrative and database experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in database management
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet firm deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team oriented environment
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate early morning and evening events
  • Interest and coursework in international relations preferred

 

 

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

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

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Program Assistant, Membership


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

Title:   Program Assistant, Membership

 

Salary:  Based on education and experience

 

The Program Assistant will work under the direction of the Vice President of Meetings and Membership and provide support to members of the department. The principal responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Work closely with the Membership team and provide general administrative support.
  • Respond to inquiries via phone and email regarding membership accounts and the application process.
  • Track member news and provide timely updates to member records and accounts.  
  • Edit membership applications for three application cycles per year.
  • Provide support on member activation, mailings, and database management.
  • Research and prepare biographical profiles and reports on membership trends and statistics.
  • Staff new member events, CFR meetings, and conferences. 

 

Qualifications:

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, offices in Washington, D.C., and programs nationwide.  It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.  The Council’s 4900+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy.  The Council also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on the Council’s award winning website,CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates should email or fax 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.

 

Posted: May 2015

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

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Program Associate, Membership


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

The Program Associate will work under the direction of the Vice President of Meetings and Membership and will work closely with members of the department. The principal responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Responding to general inquiries from CFR members and applicants via phone and email.
  • Editing applications for completion and tracking correspondence from applicants and CFR members.
  • Preparing and editing materials for three membership selection committee meetings.
    • Coordinate committee meeting wrap-up including preparing recommendations for the Board of Directors, notifications to candidates and supporters, and onboarding of new members.
    • Maintaining member and applicant records and information.
    • Updating Member Services site with current information and assist in improving navigability for members.
    • Planning and coordinating new member events.
    • Staffing member events and conferences.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations or a related field with high academic achievement
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Word, Excel, database management
  • Strong research skills and 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
  • Self-starter, with excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, offices in Washington, D.C., and programs nationwide.  It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.  The Council’s 4900+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy.  The Council also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on the Council’s award winning website,CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email or fax 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.

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, Outreach


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

The goal of CFR’s Outreach Initiatives is to connect with leaders in a cross-section of American life, including the academic community; religious leaders and scholars; and state and local officials. The program coordinator will primarily support CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative, which provides a forum for religion scholars and congregational leaders 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 amongCFRmembers and other community leaders.

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

  • Assisting with planning and logistics of Outreach Initiative 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 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
  • Maintaining a large database of contacts, including researching and compiling contract information for constituents
  • Coordinating the traditional, online, and social media marketing of CFR materials and publications to Outreach constituents and tracking the results—this includes placing print and online ads and developing the online content for the dedicated Outreach Initiative webpages, monthly and quarterly eNewsletters, and Twitter feeds
  • Tracking activities for Outreach efforts 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

Requirements:

  • Three or more years related program planning experience, including project management experience
  • Experience working with diverse sectors and leaders; preferably with government actors, 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
  • BA in international relations or related field 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
  • Social media and/or online marketing experience preferred
  • Experience working with budgets and billing preferred

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, offices in Washington, D.C., and programs nationwide.  It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.  The Council’s 4700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy.  The Council also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on the Council’s award winning website,CFR.org.

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

Posted: May 2015

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

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Purchasing Manager


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

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Title:                   Purchasing Manager

 

Location:            New York, New York

 

Salary:                Based on education and experience

 

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

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

 

Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting ,Business Administration, , or related field
  • Building Operations and Information Technology procurement experience preferred
  • A keen attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, strategic thinking, negotiation, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative deadline driven environment.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (e.g. periodically working in evenings and holidays upon request) 
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team

 

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

 

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

 

Posted:  February 2015    

 

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

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Research Associate, Asia Studies


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

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:             Research Associate, Asia Studies

Salary:         Based upon education and experience

Start Date:   Late July

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 research summaries and business writing.
  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, including answering telephones, handling correspondence, and responding to media requests.
  • Coordinating events, including arranging mailings, 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 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 the fellow with social media outreach, including publishing on the blog, website maintenance, podcast production, and Twitter.

 

Qualifications:

  • BA degree in international relations or a related field, with strong academic credentials and a concentration on Chinese studies (MA degree a plus) 
  • Advanced Mandarin Chinese language skills are required, with the ability to conduct research with and translate Chinese-language materials (familiarity with the Chinese Internet, bulletin boards, and social networking sites a plus)
  • Related administrative and/or internship experience
  • Strong research, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

 

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, D.C., 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 the Council’s award winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the 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: April 2015

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

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Research Associate, Geoeconomics and Energy


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

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Title:                     Research Associate, Geoeconomics and Energy

 

Salary:                  Based on education and experience

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Qualifications:

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, offices in Washington, D.C., and programs nationwide.  It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.  The Council’s 4700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy.  The Council also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on the Council’s award winning website,CFR.org.

 

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

Posted: March 2015

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

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Research Associate, Global Health


Posted: April 2015 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Studies

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Title:                     Research Associate, Global Health

 

Salary:                  Based on education and experience

 

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

 

The Research Associate will work under the direction of the Senior Fellow for Global Health.  The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, including answering telephones, handling correspondence, filing, and responding to requests for information
  • Handling writing assignments, including articles, book chapters, rapporteuring at meetings, summarizing research findings, and business writing
  • Researching specific areas as requested by the fellow.  Tracking news and data sources on major international and health issues
  • Attending high-level global health policy meetings and conferences to support the fellow
  • 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
  • Coordinating events, including arranging mailings, preparing invitations, travel arrangements, scheduling, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Supporting other fellows and departments, upon request

 

Qualifications:

 

  • BA or Masters in international relations, public health, or economics
  • Related administrative and research experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong research, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Strong skills in social media and website management
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Experience working in developing countries, a plus
  • Knowledge and proven interest in foreign policy preferred
  • Facility with cutting edge biology information is highly valued

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, offices in Washington, D.C., and programs nationwide.  It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.  The Council’s 4900+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy.  The Council also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on the Council’s award winning website,CFR.org.

 

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

 

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

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Research Associate, Military Fellows


Posted: May 2015 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on salary 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. It is also the home of the Council’s Fellowship Program, which offers a variety of year-long fellowship opportunities including the Military Fellowship Program. 

 

The Council is seeking a talented individual to work closely with and report to the Director and Deputy Director of the Fellowship Program and provide support for the Military Fellowship Program as well as the annual class of Military Fellows that come through the program. The Council usually awards four to five Military Fellowships annually. The program enables selected officers to broaden their understanding of international relations by spending approximately a year in residence at the Council’s headquarters in New York.  Military Fellows expand their knowledge of international relations through extensive participation the Council’s active program of meetings and events, interaction with the Council’s diverse membership, and research and writing. The fellows also assist in arranging several military trips for Council members during the year.

 

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

 

  • Working with the Director and Deputy Director of the Fellowship Program to provide support for the Military Fellows
  • Keeping the Director and Deputy Director apprised of all Military Fellowship activities
  • Coordinating (and attending when necessary) events and military trips, 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, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Drafting, editing, and proofreading written material, including speeches, meeting summaries, memos, and summaries of research findings
  • Providing research assistance and tracking news and data sources on requested foreign policy issues for the Military Fellows
  • Handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
  • Provide support in the Studies Program when the need arises

 

Qualifications:

 

  • BA in International Relations, or related field, with strong academic credentials
  • Familiarity or experience with the U.S. Military
  • 1 or more year(s) related administrative experience
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong organizational, and program planning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,900+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

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

 

Posted: May 2015

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

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Web Developer


Posted: May 2015 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Web Management and Development

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Title:  Web Developer

Salary:   Based on education and experience

Location:  May work remotely; Tri-State Area preferred

 

 

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking a front-end Web developer, with a specialization in Drupal, to join its five-member software engineering team. The team leads the development of CFR's two main websites – www.cfr.org and www.foreignaffairs.com – along with related activities such as creating mobile apps and multimedia products. You will report to the Manager of Software Development within a department of 12 digital media professionals overall.

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

  • Contributing code and mark-up to projects such as:
    • Migrating existing website CMSes to Drupal 7 and 8
    • Creating educational products, such as simulations of government responses to international crises, for college audiences
    • Expanding CFR's portfolio of multimedia products such as the CFR InfoGuides
    • Ensuring continuous improvement to mobile optimization across all of CFR’s digital publishing channels
    • Optimizing the websites for fast performance at the presentation layer
  • Participating in the Scrum developer workflow: software estimation, code reviews, product demos, and sprint reviews
  • Assisting the QA Analyst with software testing and performance profiling
  • Collaborating with third-party vendors and partners, including near-shored contractors, security and sysadmin consultants, and SAAS providers

 

Required qualifications:

  • Three or more years of experience as a front-end Drupal developer
  • Expert proficiency with the following tools and technologies:
    • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, and CSS pre-processors
    • Prototyping in Jekyll
    • The full Web technology stack -- HTTP, cookies, headers, asset loading, caching, etc. – down to the Linux OS
    • Solutions for cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility
    • Responsive Web Design (RWD) and mobile optimization
    • Web metrics applications like Adobe/Omniture, Google Analytics, Google Doubleclick for Publishers, along with Charles Proxy or equivalent tools for debugging JavaScript calls
    • Common third-party APIs such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
    • Git and GitHub
    • Agile developer workflows like Scrum a plus
    • Understanding of the open-source software milieu
    • Demonstrable evidence of business-quality oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrable activity in the community of software professionals, for example through personal GitHub repositories, Stack Overflow reputation, or personal blogging
    • Experience in the media industry, publishing, or work on paid-content sites a plus
    • Bachelor’s degree a plus

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,900+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

 

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

 

Posted May 2015

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

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Associate Director, Global Communications and Media Relations


Posted: May 2015 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Global Communications and Media Relations

The Associate Directorr is part of a team that is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR via the full spectrum of media, marketing, and public relations. He or she must have excellent understanding of international issues, CFR content, and how it relates to the news cycle.

 

The major responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Developing and implementing media, communications, and marketing strategies for CFR.
  • Writing press releases, media guides, newsletter stories, and other content.
  • Acting as a liaison for Washington, DC-based press, including fielding journalists’ requests for experts.
  • Managing on-the-record events, publication rollout events, and press briefings in Washington, DC.
  • Managing marketing and press outreach for select CFR publications, projects, and products.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience in communications, journalism, or related field.
  • Degree in a related field.
  • Proven knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy and international affairs issues.
  • Outstanding written and communication skills and experience, including copyediting and social media skills.
  • Web publishing skills preferred.
  • Experience and familiarity with media and online news preferred.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and proactively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Candidates must have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary.

 

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

 

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

 

Posted: May 2015

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

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Associate Director, International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG)


Posted: May 2015 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 Associate Director will work under the direction of the Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program on projects related to international institutions and global governance. The major responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Coordinate activities of IIGG Research Associates, under the guidance of the director, including research assistance, website updates, event management
  • Work closely with the director on budget management, including: monitoring grant information, writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, tracking monthly statements, and liaising across departments  to coordinate  budget and monitor IIGG supported projects
  • Manage  administrative support to the director, including supervision of daily finances
  • Assist with production and give  editorial input on oversight of content for IIGG publications, the Global Governance Monitor and the Council of Councils Report Card
  • Assist with coordination of new content for website updates
  • Assist in the preparation and coordination of event logistics
  • Provide general assistance to ensure that social media outreach meets program goals, including managing programmatic efforts to publish blogs, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Degree in International Relations, Political Science or related social sciences field, with high academic achievement. Masters preferred.
  • 5+ years related policy research/international affairs/NGO experience with 2 or more years management experience
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet

 

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: May 2015

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

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Director, Washington Meetings


Posted: April 2015 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Washington Meetings

The Washington Meetings Program brings major international and domestic officials, thought leaders, and others together with Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) members over the course of more than 120 meetings each year.  The Director, Washington Meetings will report to the Managing Director, Washington Program.

 

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

  • Work closely with a senior management team, including the Vice President, Meetings and Membership; Managing Director, Washington Program; and Director, New York Meetings; to develop an annual agenda of events covering a range of critical regional and functional issues related to foreign policy and international economics.
  • Oversee the development and execution of high-level programming, including development of programming that responds to the interests of CFR members and institutional priorities.
  • Supervise the members of the Washington Meetings staff, including setting their priorities and investing in their professional development.
  • Oversee the development of team procedures and connections within CFR to promote integration with the broader missions and activities of CFR.
  • Work to identify and engage potential contacts within the policy community.                                                      
  • Manage all departmental functions, including developing effective procedures, measures, and metrics to achieve departmental goals.
  • Represent the department in selected cross-departmental initiatives.
  • Manage the program’s planning, budget, and review process.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Ten or more years related program management experience, with an understanding of  foreign policy issues
  • Have strong network of contacts in the policy field, particularly in the Washington, DC area
  • Degree in international relations, business or a related field with high academic achievement; Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of current foreign policy issues, ongoing debates, and structures of U.S. and international policymaking
  • Results-oriented manager, with significant supervisory experience in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and collaborative environment
  • Outstanding communication, writing, editing, and presentation skills
  • Budget management experience and strong computer skills
  • Availability to work flexible hours to attend events outside of standard business hours

 

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: April 2015 

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

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Event Associate


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

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

 

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above contact information.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.       Posted: March 2015

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

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Research Associate, Center for Preventive Action


Posted: April 2015 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Start Date: Mid-June 2015 Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR's David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country's largest foreign policy think tanks. Its widely respected and influential research staff of more than seventy scholars advances the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through their research, writing, and public outreach.

The Center for Preventive Action (CPA) seeks to help prevent, defuse, or resolve deadly conflicts around the world and to expand the body of knowledge on conflict prevention. It does so by creating a forum in which representatives of governments, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, corporations, and civil society can gather to develop operational and timely strategies for promoting peace in specific conflict situations. The center focuses on conflicts in countries or regions that affect U.S. interests, but may be otherwise overlooked; where prevention appears possible; and when the resources of the Council on Foreign Relations can make a difference.

The Research Associate will work under the direction of the Director and Senior Fellow on projects related to conflict prevention and crisis areas within the Center for Preventive Action.

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

  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative research for Center for Preventive Action publications as well as articles and book chapters authored by the Director and Senior Fellow
  • Coordinating events, including suggesting and researching potential topics, determining appropriate invitees, preparing invitations, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Shepherding reports and articles through the publication process. Drafting, proofreading, formatting, and editing documents for internal use and external publication
  • Managing social media and other digital tools
  • Managing budgets, including tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information, writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Providing administrative support to the  Director and Senior Fellow, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls, making travel arrangements, and drafting correspondence
  • Supporting other Fellows and departments, upon request

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, or related social science field, with high academic achievement; strong knowledge of global affairs required
  • Experience with budget management and/or website maintenance preferred
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and high attention to detail
  • Experience with website maintenance preferred
  • Related internship or professional experience
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and  internet research

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

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

Posted: May 2015

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

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Research Associate, International Economics


Posted: May 2015 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Start Date: Mid-July Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR's David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country's largest foreign policy think tanks. Its widely respected and influential research staff of more than seventy scholars advances the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through their research, writing, and public outreach.

 

The Research Associate will work in the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies supporting the Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics focusing on the area of finance, international economics and foreign policy. The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Researching specific areas as requested by the Fellow, for articles, book chapters, and other publications
  • Quantatative analysis of key macroeconomic issues and trends
  • 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
  • Tracking news and data sources
  • Managing budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements,  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

 

Qualifications:

 

  • BA degree or above in Economics, International Relations, or other relevant area, with strong academic credentials
  • Proven interest in global financial markets, financial regulation, and economic policy required
  • Administrative and/or internship experience
  • Strong research, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Strong organizational, planning and multitasking skills wth high attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and internet research
  • Strong comfort with quantitative data. Ability to perform econometric and statistical analysis 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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy.CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

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

 

Posted: May 2015

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

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Research Associate, International Institutions and Global Governance


Posted: May 2015 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 and will work closely with the Associate Director on projects related to international institutions and global governance. The major responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Providing administrative support to the Senior Fellow, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls, travel arrangements, and drafting correspondence
  • Researching specific areas for articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the Senior Fellow
  • Reviewing content on IIGG website, proposing ideas for weekly featured content, and drafting newsletters on updates to website
  • Providing administrative support for the Council of Councils initiative, including preparation for the annual conference and ongoing projects, such as the  report card on international cooperation
  • Assisting in multimedia aspects of the website, including online advertisements
  • Maintaining and updating the Global Governance Monitor
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Assisting with the drafting, proofreading and editing of written material
  • 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
  • Managing budgets, including tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information, writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in International Relations, Political Science or related social sciences field, with high academic achievement.
  • 1+ year related research and administrative experience
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and Internet research
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail

 

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: May 2015

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

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Research Associate, U.S. Foreign Policy


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

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

 

As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the activities of the Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair. The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Providing administrative support to the director of studies, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls and drafting correspondence, travel arrangements, and responding to requests for information
  • 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
  • Tracking news and data sources Researching specific areas as requested by the director of studies, for articles, speeches, and other publications
  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, op-eds, and other written materials
  • Managing budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Assisting the director of studies with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed

 

Qualifications:

 

  • BA in Political Science, International Relations, or a related field, with strong academic credentials
  • One or more year(s) related administrative experience
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience managing competing priorities and projects
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Twitter or other social media

 

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

 

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

 

Posted: May 2015

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

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