Career Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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Assistant Building Engineer


Posted: June 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Facility and Event Operations

The Assistant Building Engineer, Facility and Event Operations will work in CFR’s Facility Operations department, and report directly to Deputy Director, Building Operations.

Please note: This is a full-time position, and the hours of this position are Wednesday through Sunday 4:00 p.m. until midnight. 

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

  • Assist in routine maintenance work on mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems
  • Carpentry, drywall, painting, basic equipment repairs, etc.
  • Providing assistance with set-up and breakdown of  furniture in event spaces
  • Assist in snow removal
  • Ensure the cleanliness and appearance of both interior and exterior of the building areas.
  • Assist with monitoring and responding to Fire Alarms, Security Alarms, etc.
  • Assisting with other related duties as requested or required

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years related facilities/building experience in a high profile organization, corporation, or high rise apartment complex
  • Knowledge of building operating systems, i.e. HVAC, plumbing, electrical , and carpentry strongly preferred
  • Computer knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Knowledge of Life Safety & Security Systems (includes Fire Alarms, Security Alarms, etc.)
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Highest level of dependability and professionalism
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail with proven ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Positive, proactive, flexible, results-oriented team player
  • Ability to work flexible and periodic long hours, including periodically on holidays and in the event of inclement weather and/or other times when facility assistance is needed
  • Ability to lift and carry weight in excess of 70 pounds (i.e. - packages, office furniture, etc.)

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 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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Assistant Director, Global Communications and Media Relations


Posted: September 2016 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on Education and Experience Type: Full Time Department: Global Communications and Media Relations

The Assistant Director is part of a team that is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR via the full spectrum of media, marketing, and public relations. Ideal candidates must have an excellent understanding of international issues and CFR content and how they relate to the news cycle.

The major responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Acting as a liaison for press, including fielding journalists’ requests for CFR 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 3 years of related experience in communications, journalism, or international relations
  • Degree in a related field with high academic achievement
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and experience
  • Experience in print, broadcast, or digital media highly preferred
  • Experience with writing and producing promotional content
  • Experience with video production a plus
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy and international issues
  • Proven ability to work effectively and proactively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Familiarity with content management systems
  • 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 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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Creative Content Manager


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

The Council on Foreign Relations is creating multimedia educational resources as part of its CFR Campus Initiative, which seeks to equip students (college and advanced high school) with the skills, knowledge, and perspective – the global literacy – required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape the world and how the United States operates in it. These resources include modular learning materials about the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy, as well as an array of teaching resources and activities to accompany CFR’s educational content. 

The Creative Content Manager will work closely with senior management in the Education division as well as CFR’s Digital unit. 

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

  • Working collaboratively with content, creative, and technical teams, including 3rd party vendors, to develop and generate multimedia content and ensure technical compatibility
  • Managing creative production of content assets, such as videos, interactive maps, timelines, and infographics
  • Providing creative feedback to internal teams and vendors to transform ideas into products
  • Creating manageable templates and success metrics for creative assets
  • Assisting with search engine optimization
  • Overseeing overall organization of  education-related digital assets and content, and tagging with keywords

Qualifications:

  • Five to seven years of related experience project managing and developing digital creative projects such as videos and interactives—including working with vendors, technical teams, budgets, and tight schedules
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Advanced knowledge of production tools including Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Knowledge of the Adobe After Effects a plus
  • Comfortable working in new mediums and formats – with a willingness to experiment and to continue to improve production skills
  • Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven, collaborative environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Familiarity with and ability to learn search engine optimization, content management, and digital asset management systems
  • Ability to tag content with keywords strongly preferred
  • Copyrighting, art production, and photo editing skills strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of and interest in current foreign policy issues strongly preferred

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 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 and foreignaffairs.com

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 Assistant, Corporate Affairs


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

The program assistant will support the work of the Corporate Affairs department, which administers the Corporate Program, and is the Council’s primary point of contact with the private sector. The Corporate Program raises more than $6.5 million through its membership program, which offers a forum for executives from approximately 165 leading global business and financial firms to explore issues at the nexus of business and foreign policy. 

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

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

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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field with high academic achievement
  • Related administrative experience; experience working with high level executives preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, including exceptional writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter with outstanding organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively, both independently and on a team, and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel; Microsoft Dynamics database management experience a plus.
  • Flexible schedule to work during early morning and evening events

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 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 including 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 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 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

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, Latin America


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

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

The Research Associate will report to the Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies.  The fellow’s current work examines general themes relating to Latin America and the Western Hemisphere, including political and economic trends, crime and public security, energy, globalization, immigration, and the U.S. Hispanic population, with a significant portion of the work focusing on economic, social, and political developments in Mexico. 

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

  • Providing logistical support to the fellow, handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
  • Researching specific areas for articles, blog posts, and other publications; assisting with the proofreading and editing of blog posts, articles, book chapters, and other 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.
  • Tracking news and data sources
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Managing program finances, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Supporting other fellows and departments, upon request

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations. Political Science, Economics and/or Latin America Studies, with high academic credentials
  • Reading, writing, and speaking fluency in the Spanish language
  • Working knowledge of Portuguese, a plus
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong organizational and program planning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Interest and experience in social media
  • Experience with budget management and/or website maintenance 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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Taxonomist/Content Curator


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

CFR Digital is seeking a Content Strategist with familiarity with UX principles to contribute to the successful redesign and ongoing governance of the taxonomy for the CFR.org website. The content strategist will work closely with the chief digital officer, managing editor, and analytics manager to map out the website search strategy, and curate topics pages.  

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 of 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
  • Ability to demonstrate a background in both editorial content management and digital user experience
  • Excellent editorial judgement
  • Strong writing and editing skills; comfortable creating presentations and presenting ideas
  • An understanding of how taxonomies affect user experience
  • 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
  • Interest in current events and/or 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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Visual Designer


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

CFR Digital is seeking a Visual Designer to assist the Design Director various projects within the digital function of CFR. In this role, the Visual Designer will be collaborating and working alongside product and technology stakeholders to define the user experience across CFR.org. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop the visual design for CFR products such as infographics, data visualizations, interactives, and microsites across a responsive platform
  • Participate in product ideation and conceptual development
  • Maintain and assist in the evolution of the style guide
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and seek ways to apply new principles
  • Facilitate design communication across a multidisciplinary team throughout each phase of a project, including design rationale

Qualifications

  • Five years of related design experience, working on cross-functional teams
  • Deep understanding of interaction design concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Possess a solid working understanding of user-experience design principles
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Professional-level knowledge of industry standard Web design software (Adobe CS, Sketch, etc.)
  • Familiarity with print design principles a plus
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS a plus
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in design, photography, or related field
  • Interest in current events and foreign policy a plus

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 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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Event Associate


Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Facility and Event Operations

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
  • Working closely with event leads to ensure a successful event
  • Assisting with staffing all meetings and Special Events
  • Providing administrative support to the Director of Event Management and Special Events
  • 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

  • Degree in hospitality, event management, communications or marketing preferred
  • One to two years related event, customer service, or hospitality experience with strong interest in meeting and event planning
  • Exceptional organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and phone manner
  • Experience in handling and prioritizing multiple tasks and excellent time management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and database management
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including early mornings and late evenings.
  • 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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Facility and Reception Services Associate


Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on experience and education Type: Full Time Department: Facility and Event Operations

As part of the facility and event operations team, the Facility and Reception Services Associate will report to and provide administrative support to department directors.  The associate will also provide support for departmental functions and reception services for the Washington, DC office.

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

  • Providing administrative support to the department managers, including scheduling appointments, maintaining departmental calendar and distribution lists, coordinating projects, and responding to staff requests to the departmental helpdesk
  • Providing financial support to the department through preparation and processing of documents including invoices, vouchers, and expense reports
  • Assisting reception services, which includes answering incoming phone calls and greeting visitors and speakers
  • Maintaining inventory and ordering supplies for staff and events
  • Maintaining relationships with outside vendors
  • Providing assistance with tracking of and response to safety and security incidents when warranted
  • Assisting with other departmental and project duties, as needed

Qualifications

  • 1+ years related administrative experience in a high profile and fast-paced organization; reception experience preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including strong customer service skills
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and email; database experience preferred
  • Proven time management and organizational skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Flexibility and team-player attitude
  • The position is considered to be essential personnel; availability to work flexible hours and overtime, including periodic holidays and during inclement weather
  • 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 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 address below.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

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

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Human Resources Associate


Posted: March 2016 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on experience and education Type: Full Time Department: Human Resources

As part of the human resources team, the human resources associate will be a generalist, with a focus on recruitment, employee activities, benefits, training, and will lead efforts for CFR’s volunteer internship program in the Washington, DC office.  

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

  • Coordinating the volunteer internship program from recruitment through on-boarding and exit procedures in the Washington, DC office.
  • Planning and executing approximately eight intern professional development events each semester while continuing to conceptualize new programs, events, and materials for the program.
  • Supporting the full life cycle recruitment process for a variety of positions, including drafting and posting position announcements, working directly with hiring managers, identifying recruitment sources, screening and interviewing candidates and referrals, conducting background and reference checks, extending offers, and following up with all candidates.
  • Assisting with the coordination and logistics for a wide array of employee events, including brown bag lunches, professional development events, health and wellness activities, and all staff meetings. 
  • Providing administrative support, including support for the award-winning health and wellness initiative, benefits data entry and tracking, voucher processing, and maintaining the transit benefit.
  • Providing back-up support to Reception Services; including greeting visitors and speakers, answering incoming calls, and checking in guests for meetings.
  • Working with the director on other priorities, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • One or more years related HR experience, with proven experience in recruitment. Experience in a high profile organization preferred.
  • Extremely flexible, organized, and detail oriented, with strong follow-through skills.
  • Excellent judgment, with a friendly yet professional demeanor and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Degree in related field, with high academic credentials.
  • Available to work flexible hours, including early mornings, late evenings, and in the event of inclement weather

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (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, International Economics and U.S. Foreign Policy


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

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

As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the work of multiple programs, including global governance and U.S. foreign policy.  The research associate will provide half-time support to the Senior Fellow for Global Governance, in addition to short-term assignments as requested by the Studies program.

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

  • Providing logistical and administrative support to fellows, handling correspondence, scheduling and calendar management, and responding to media and information requests
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, making travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, preparing background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Providing research for articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested
  • Providing logistical and administrative, handling correspondence, scheduling and calendar management, and responding to media and information requests
  • Handling writing assignments, summarizing research findings, and composing business correspondence.
  • Tracking news and data sources
  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written materials.
  • Tracking news and data sources
  • 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
  • Substituting for a staff member who is out of the office, and/or assisting a program that is working on a deadline or preparing for a large event
  • Assisting fellow(s) with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed
  • Supporting other fellows and departments, upon request

Qualifications:

  • High academic achievement and a degree in international relations, economics, political science or a related social science.  Coursework or research experience in international economics, international political economy, or development is desirable.  
  • One or more year(s) related administrative and/or internship experience preferred; experience coordinating events strongly preferred
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to a changing assignment and multitasking several projects at one time
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with high attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and internet research
  • Experience with budget management and/or website maintenance 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
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Research Associate, U.S. Foreign Policy


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

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

The research associate will support the work of the Historian in Residence.

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

  • Providing administrative support, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls, drafting correspondence, travel arrangements, and responding to requests for information
  • Drafting, editing, proofreading, and fact-checking written material
  • Conducting research on specific areas as requested
  • Managing the program’s finances, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Tracking news and data sources
  • Coordinating events and meetings, including preparing invitations, making travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Assisting with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed
  • Provide support across departmental lines and for other fellows, upon request

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, History, or a related field, with high academic credentials and knowledge of historical and current foreign policy issues
  • One or more year(s) related administrative experience
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills, with experience working with archival documents preferred
  • Exceptional organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail, with the ability to handle competing tasks
  • Professional demeanor and highest level of judgment and discretion required
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and tasks independently and under deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and database management  

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 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, Women and Foreign Policy


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

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

The Research Associate will work under the direction of a Senior Fellow in the Women and Foreign Policy Program. The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching specific areas, as requested by the fellows, for articles, book chapters, web interactives, and other publications.
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, making travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, preparing background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support.
  • Providing administrative support to the fellows, handling correspondence, scheduling and calendar management, and responding to media and information requests.
  • Handling writing assignments, summarizing research findings, and composing business correspondence.
  • Tracking news and data sources on women’s issues and international economic issues.
  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written materials.
  • Assisting in 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.
  • Assisting with the fellows’ presence on the internet and social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed.
  • Supporting other fellows and departments, upon request.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in international relations, political science, or related social sciences field with high academic achievement. Experience on women’s issues, development, or international economics preferred.
  • 1+ year(s) related administrative and/or internship experience preferred; experience coordinating events strongly preferred
  • Outstanding research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with high attention to detail and ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and internet research.
  • Experience with budget management and/or website maintenance preferred.

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

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (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, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background

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

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