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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Taxonomist/Content Strategist


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

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

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Video Producer


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

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

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Assistant Director, Outreach


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

The goal of CFR’s Outreach Initiatives is to connect with leaders in a cross-section of American life, including religious leaders and scholars; students, teachers, professors, and higher education administrators; and civic and community leaders. The assistant director will primarily support CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative, which provides a forum for congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations to interact with CFR experts and discuss a broad range of international issues. In addition, the National Program & Outreach Department seeks to energize foreign policy discussions nationwide among CFR members and other community leaders.

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

  • Planning and logistics of Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative roundtables, conference calls, workshops, and conferences by drafting and sending event-related correspondence, tracking responses and participation, researching background materials, preparing meeting materials, drafting thank you notes, updating meeting records in organizational database, completing post-event reports, and participating in brainstorming for program topics
  • Cultivating strong relationships with new and existing Outreach constituents through regular email correspondence and calls, as well as periodic meetings and events
  • Using the organization’s database of contacts to analyze trends as well as to research target audiences and speakers
  • Coordinating traditional, online, and social media marketing of CFR materials and publications to Outreach constituents and tracking the results—this includes placing print and online ads and developing the online content for the dedicated Outreach Initiative webpages, monthly eNewsletters, and Twitter feeds
  • Overseeing tracking of Outreach activities in calendars, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Providing general project support to the department, including attending and working at National Program and Outreach events held outside of business hours

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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Digital Production Associate, Education


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

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

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

 

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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Interdepartmental Program Assistant


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

The Interdepartmental Program Assistant is part of the Human Resources department, reports to the Associate Director, Human Resources, and is assigned to work Reception Services and in departments that request help with general duties and deadlines.  The position is an excellent introduction to the operations of the CFR and may lead to promotion, depending on availability of positions and job performance.

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

  • Perform reception duties at Reception Services, including greeting and announcing visitors and answering CFR’s high volume switchboard
  • Checking in guests for meetings and assisting with events logistics
  • Substituting for a staff member who is out of the office, including handling event coordination, Microsoft office work, and possibly proofreading, editing, research and business writing
  • Assisting a department that is working on a deadline or is preparing for a large event or conference
  • Assisting in the Human Resources department, including staff event support and recruitment support, as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations or related area with high academic achievement
  • Related administrative and office experience
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Strong writing, research, and organizational skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to a changing schedule and work on multiple assignments at once
  • Availability to work overtime

 

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

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

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

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

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Product Manager


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

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

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

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

 

Qualifications:

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Production Design Associate


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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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Recruiter, Human Resources


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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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Recruitment Coordinator, Human Resources


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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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UI/UX Designer


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

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Interdepartmental Program Assistant


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

The Interdepartmental Program Assistant is part of the Human Resources department, reports to the Director, Washington Human Resources, and is assigned to work Reception Services and in departments that request help with general duties and deadlines.  The position is an excellent introduction to the operations of the CFR and may lead to promotion, depending on availability of positions and job performance.

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

  • Perform reception duties at Reception Services, including greeting and announcing visitors and answering CFR’s switchboard, which has a high volume of calls 
  • Checking in guests for meetings and assisting with events logistics
  • Substituting for a staff member who is out of the office, including handling event coordination, Microsoft office work, and possibly proofreading, editing, research and business writing
  • Assisting a department that is working on a deadline or is preparing for a large event or conference
  • Assisting in the Human Resources department, including staff event support and recruitment support, as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations or related area with high academic achievement
  • Related administrative and office experience
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Strong writing, research, and organizational skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to a changing schedule and multitasking several projects at one time
  • Availability to work overtime

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

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

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

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
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


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 work of the senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair. Qualified candidates will have related experience that required judgment, strong writing and editing ability, time management skills, and experience dealing with high-profile individuals. 

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

  • Assisting with drafting, fact-checking, proofreading, and editing of written material, including director of studies’ talking points, blog posts, memos, and correspondence
  • Conducting research on specific areas as requested by the director of studies, for articles, speeches, and other publications
  • 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.
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Providing administrative support to the director of studies, including drafting correspondence and responding to requests for information

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of arts in international relations, history, or a related field, with high academic credentials and knowledge of current foreign policy issues
  • One or more year(s) related work experience
  • Experience with social media outreach and using social media applications preferred
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail
  • Proficiency in word processing, Excel, and database management
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced 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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