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.

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Associate Director, Global Communications and Media Relations


Posted: July 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on experience and education Type: Full Time Department: Global Communications and Media Relations

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Associate Director, Global Communications and Media Relations

Salary: Based on experience and education

The Global Communications and Media Relations office works to promote the Council on Foreign Relations' programs, publications, and scholars. It uses the full complement of channels and platforms to reach target audiences, including traditional and social media outreach, webcasts, podcasts, conference calls, and press briefings.

The Associate Director is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR, with a primary focus on the media relations efforts for Foreign Affairs magazine and its website, ForeignAffairs.com.

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

  • Develop and implement communications and media relations strategies for Foreign Affairs print and online content, including tracking impact and results.
  • Write and edit press communications and marketing materials for Foreign Affairs and CFR.
  • Coordinate marketing strategy meetings for each issue of Foreign Affairs, special sections, ebooks, and other products.
  • Execute targeted press campaigns for print and web-only content.
  • Leverage the profile and reach of Foreign Affairs authors and editorial staff by arranging broadcast and other press opportunities.
  • Develop and implement social media outreach campaigns and oversee Foreign Affairs video content and series.
  • Manage media at on-the-record events.
  • Oversee and manage the Foreign Affairs newsletter for media, Foreign Affairs DIRECT.
  • Support the Vice President with branding and messaging Foreign Affairs and CFR content.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of related experience in media relations
  • Excellent writing skills, and extensive experience writing news releases and copy editing, a must
  • Proven knowledge of and interest in current U.S. foreign policy and international affairs
  • Excellent communication and consensus-building skills
  • Experience developing and implementing social media strategies
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and database management
  • Candidates must have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary
  • Degree in Communications, International Affairs, or related field
  • Candidates must be flexible, proactive, organized, and able to function in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy.

Foreign Affairs is the leading publication on foreign policy both in readers and influence. Across its main properties—including the flagship magazine, award-winning website, and iPad app—Foreign Affairs reaches a total monthly audience of more than 800,000. Foreign Affairs is also frequently ranked among the top ten most influential media outlets by independent research firms like Erdos & Morgan.

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

Posted: July 2014

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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Building Engineer, Facility Operations


Posted: March 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Facility Operations

The headquarters for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is housed in the historic landmark Harold Pratt Mansion as well as the state-of-the-art Peterson Conference Center. This combined space is used for several hundred meetings a year.

The Building Engineer will report to the Deputy Director, Building Operations. The position will be responsible for assisting with daily maintenance and repair of all building systems and equipment, as well as for assisting with the maintenance of the overall appearance of the facility. This will include maintenance and repair work on HVAC, boiler, heating, refrigeration, water, and energy systems.

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

  • Assist with ensuring that all building systems (e.g. mechanical, electrical, fire protection, BMS, etc.) are operated and maintained in an effective and safe way
  • Assist with the coordination of outside contractor work
  • Complete work orders for a variety of assignments, including carpentry, painting, plastering, furniture set ups, office relocations, inventory, and specialized cleaning projects
  • Assist with emergency response management, including assisting with a response to medical emergencies and building evacuation drills.
  • Assist with response to inclement weather; including snow removal upon request
  • Interact with staff, guests, and members in a professional and responsive manner
  • Assist with event logistics upon request, including ensuring that rooms are set up correctly (including checking temperature set points and room cleanliness), coordinating load-in and load-outs by vendors, and responding to maintenance requests during the event

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years of related building operations and maintenance experience, preferably in a high profile, owner-owned property of architectural significance
  • Related education and training: minimum of High School Diploma or GED equivalent strongly preferred
  • Experience and proven familiarity with the operation, maintenance and basic repair of HVAC, mechanical, and electrical systems, including boilers, cooling towers, pumps and water/plumbing system. Knowledge of automatic temperature controls and building management systems
  • Operational knowledge of fire detection and notification systems strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service attitude
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Ability to lift and carry weight in excess of 50 pounds (i.e. - packages, office furniture, etc.)
  • Highest level of dependability and professionalism
  • Ability to work in the event of inclement weather
  • Standard work schedule is from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday; and 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Applicants should have the ability to work flexible and periodic long hours, including periodically on holidays and in the event of inclement weather
  • Work status: Essential personnel; non-exempt

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on international affairs. CFR provides commentary and analysis about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org, on ForeignAffairs.com, and through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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

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

Posted: July 2014

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

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Deputy Director, Building Operations


Posted: July 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Facility Operations

The headquarters for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is housed in the historic landmark Harold Pratt Mansion as well as the state-of-the-art Peterson Conference Center. This combined space is used for several hundred meetings a year.

The Deputy Director, Building Operations will report to the Director, Facility, Event, and Security Management. The position will be responsible for the management of building operations, building maintenance, and the overall appearance for the facility. He/she will also function as the point of contact for the facility when the director is out of the office.

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

  • Managing all aspects of facility operations, including overseeing maintenance protocol and managing building infrastructure systems
  • Monitoring all work order requests and scheduling work with Facility staff
  • Assisting with the implementation of all safety procedures and protocols, including emergency action plans, business continuity, and other related procedures (i.e. security, fire, medical incident, inclement weather)
  • Ability to direct the institution's response to a safety, security, or building incident where required
  • Managing the building management system (BMS)
  • Managing vendor relations, including identifying potential vendors, checking on licensing, contract management, establishing and reinforcing vendor protocols, and verification of vendor work
  • Maintaining accurate and complete maintenance and repair records, including maintaining inventory of all equipment, tools, supplies, and chemicals
  • Monitoring the consumption of energy and purchased utilities and supplies within the building
  • Monitoring project budgets
  • Coordinating facility operations with the Washington D.C. facility counterpart, as well as with Event Management staff
  • Staying current on federal and local regulations
  • Supervising Facility Operations maintenance staff, including training, setting high customer service standards and expectations, scheduling, and fostering teamwork
  • Interacting with staff, guests, and members in a professional and responsive manner

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of eight years related experience in managing facility operations, ideally in a high profile owned property of architectural significance
  • Degree in a related field
  • NYC certificates of fitness strongly preferred, including Fire Safety Director (F-58), Emergency Action Plan Director (EAPD) and Supervision of Fire Alarm and Other Related Systems (S95)
  • Significant supervisory experience
  • Hands on knowledge of building operating systems, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical
  • Strong understanding of related federal, state, and local law, codes and regulations
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Experience with and knowledge of automatic temperature controls and building management systems
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to function well under pressure; including the ability to direct staff during safety, security, or building incidents
  • Proactive, results-oriented professional with strong attention to detail and proven ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Ability to lift and carry weight in excess of 50 pounds (i.e. - packages, office furniture, etc.)
  • Highest level of dependability and professionalism
  • Applicants should have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including periodically on holidays, when there is a building incident, and in the event of inclement weather
  • Work Status: Essential personnel; exempt

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on international affairs. CFR provides commentary and analysis about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org, on ForeignAffairs.com, and through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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

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

Posted: July 2014

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

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Deputy Director, Organizational Development


Posted: July 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on experience and education Type: Full Time Department: Human Resources

The major responsibilities of this position will include:

As part of the Human Resources team and reporting to the Director, Human Resources, and Vice President, Human Resources and Administration; the Deputy Director, Organizational Development will be a true generalist, with a focus on training and employee development and employee relations. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in working on a broad set of human resources competencies, in a fast paced, collegial, and intellectually engaging nonprofit work environment.

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

  • Assess and prioritize training needs and recommend training approaches that will help to ensure that organizational goals and employee objectives are being met
  • Design and execute training programs for staff at all levels that reflect best practices, including leadership and management training for current and emerging leaders. Identify and manage relationships with external training providers.
  • Work to develop and implement online learning opportunities, and participate in a cross-functional team to develop CFR University, an online system to coordinate all institutional training
  • Work proactively and collaboratively with supervisors to strengthen employee effectiveness and help resolve employee relations issues, including recommending approaches, providing coaching, and developing targeted performance improvement plans
  • In conjunction with legal counsel, develop and implement employment policies and procedures to reflect changes in legislation and to work towards risk mitigation
  • Conduct new hire orientations and help to further develop onboarding strategies and meet with staff to conduct check-in sessions throughout the fiscal year
  • Systemize and track all training and employee relations analytical findings and history.
  • As part of the HR management team, implement CFR's response to a safety, security, or building incident upon request, with a focus on employee communications and Reception Services support
  • As a generalist, work on other HR initiatives as needed, including performing full-life cycle recruitment searches, assisting with the performance review preparing analytic reports to reflect metrics, implementing employee activities, and supporting a comprehensive health and wellness program.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 6 years progressive human resources experience in a high profile organization. A combination of experience in a high profile non-profit organization with private sector experience is a plus.
  • Related experience in training and development, policy development and implementation, benefits management, and recruitment
  • Outstanding employee relations skills, including coaching and consultative skills, and the ability to effectively problem solve
  • Knowledge of relevant employment and benefits law
  • Prior supervisory experience, a plus
  • Strong project management experience, including the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Professional demeanor and highest level of judgment and discretion required
  • Strategic thinker, ability to build consensus, and strong problem resolution skills
  • Motivated, flexible, and positive, customer service attitude
  • Degree in related field; SPHR or PHR certification preferred
  • Proficiency with ADP HRB, advanced Excel, and MS Office products

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

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

Posted: July 2014

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

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Deputy Director, Studies Administration


Posted: July 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on experience and education Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program: Director of Studies Office

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 Director of Studies office manages and administers staffing, budgeting, fundraising, and developing and implementing departmental procedures. The deputy director will work under the direction of the director of studies and the director for studies administration to help support the wide range of department activities. The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

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

  • Evaluates training needs and resources across the department and designs and executes training programs.
  • Meets with Studies department staff to answer and help resolve questions, conduct check-in sessions, and exit interviews throughout the fiscal year. Travels to the Washington, DC, office monthly or as needed.
  • In conjunction with Studies directors, Human Resources, and legal counsel, develops and implements Studies policies and procedures.
  • Oversees and directs the day-to-day activities of the Expanded Diversity Initiative in Foreign Policy, which includes an annual conference, an internship program, career fairs, and sponsorship of students in an outside organization's summer programs. Responsibilities will include liaising with outside organizations, coordinating with internal departments carrying out specific activities, managing the program's budget, preparing grant reports, and other activities as needed.
  • Works proactively and collaboratively with Studies directors, Human Resources, and supervisors to strengthen employee effectiveness and help resolves employee relations issues, including recommending approaches, providing coaching, and developing targeted performance improvement plans.
  • Oversees the initial and annual performance review process for Studies staff in coordination with Human Resources staff.
  • Manages the onboarding of all short-term staffing arrangements in coordination with Human Resources.
  • Works on other initiatives as needed, including developing business continuity plans, preparing agreement letters, participating in the budget process, and implementing Studies Program employee activities.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 or more years nonprofit management experience in a high profile organization. Some human resources experience preferred.
  • Degree in a related field with high academic achievement; proven interest in American foreign policy strongly preferred
  • Related experience in training and development and policy development and implementation.
  • Strong project management experience, including the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well independently and be a proactive and collaborative member of a team
  • Flexible, positive attitude required
  • Strong organizational skills and multitasking skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Outstanding professional judgment and demeanor
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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

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

Posted: July 2014

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

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Development Coordinator, Special Projects


Posted: August 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Development

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Development Coordinator, Special Projects


Salary: Based upon education and experience

The Council relies on charitable contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations to help support its programs. The Development Office 's fund raising initiatives include an $8+ million annual fund campaign, individual giving, foundation and corporate grants, corporate sponsorship, a planned giving program, and various endowment programs. The Special Projects program is responsible for the stewardship of CFR's Major Donors. The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Special Projects to help develop, coordinate and execute special stewardship events and activities.

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

  • Coordinate all aspects of monthly roundtable lunch series with CFR scholars
  • Assist in developing, organizing, and executing fall and winter dinners for CFR's board and major donors
  • Coordinate lunches hosted by UN Permanent Representatives and Consul Generals
  • Coordinate lunches for major donors hosted by CFR's president at New York headquarters
  • Work cross-departmentally to secure speakers, and determine venue and caterer.
  • Serve as a point of contact for CFR's major donors and their offices
  • Provide support to the director of Special Projects with international and domestic trips
  • Provide administrative support for Special Projects , including scheduling of events, processing invoices, and participating in departmental meetings
  • Draft and proofread development office correspondence and other written material as needed
  • Conduct in depth prospect research on potential donors
  • Assist with departmental projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of related experience, with some experience programming/event planning, including logistical and administrative functions
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail, including the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Proven experience working with high level contacts
  • Outstanding professional judgment and demeanor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional proofreading and editing skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel; database management experience a plus
  • Flexible, resourceful, results and detail oriented, self-starter who works effectively independently and as part of a team
  • BA in related field with high academic credentials and interest in current foreign policy issues
  • Ability to work flexible hours, if necessary

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

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

Posted: August 2014

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

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Director, Corporate Member Relations


Posted: August 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Corporate Affairs

The Corporate Program, the Council's primary point of contact with the private sector, offers a unique forum for executives of approximately 165 leading business and financial firms to explore issues at the nexus of business and foreign policy. The Council's corporate member companies are offered an array of programming options, including conference calls, roundtable discussions, general meetings, and a two-day annual conference held in the spring. The Corporate Affairs team manages corporate membership benefits and the involvement of corporate member companies in activities of the Council, works across the organization to highlight Council resources for the business community, and participates in the organization's fundraising priorities.

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

  • Work closely with the Managing Director, Corporate Affairs to develop strategies for strengthening engagement with corporate member companies, and to formulate overall stewardship and retention strategies
  • Serve as the primary liaison with corporate member companies in the New York area, maintaining strong relationships with executives and company representatives; conducting regular outreach meetings; apprising corporate members of corporate membership benefits; and connecting corporate member companies with relevant CFR resources, programming, and experts
  • Serve as an internal resource on member companies expertise, and collaborating with other departments to involve executives from corporate member companies in CFR's work
  • Working with the Managing Director, Corporate Affairs to identify and develop opportunities for corporate sponsorships/partnerships; and working with others across the organization on fundraising priorities
  • Supervising the member relations staff, including setting their priorities and investing in their professional development; and assist in managing other departmental staff
  • Working with Corporate Program staff and across the organization to ensure programming relevant to business
  • Representing the department in selected cross-departmental initiatives

Qualifications:

  • 8 or more years related experience, preferably in an external relations, client management, fundraising, or development role
  • Interest in or understanding of the policy issues that affect international business
  • Experience in relationship building, member or client engagement, strategic planning, and managing multiple relationships and projects concurrently
  • Direct supervisory experience required, preferably in a fast-paced, deadline driven, and collaborative environment
  • Outstanding writing, editing, communications, and presentation skills
  • Keen attention to detail and well-honed organizational skills
  • Degree in international relations, political affairs, business administration, or related field
  • Ability to work flexible hours, attend evening and early morning events

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

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

Posted July 2014

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 Operations Associate


Posted: August 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on experience Type: Full Time Department: Facility and Event Operations

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Event Operations Associate

Salary: Based on experience

The Council on Foreign Relations is the nation's premier foreign policy think tank; housed in the historic Harold Pratt mansion as well as the state-of-the-art Peterson Conference Center. The space is used for several hundred meetings a year, and is one of the most sought after locations in Manhattan to rent for corporate meetings, weddings, and other special events.

This position will be part of the event management team and will work as part of a team to ensure smooth execution of events.

The Event Operations Assistant will work on average 28 hours per week; hours and schedules will fluctuate based on event activity.

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

  • Assisting with light food preparation including continental breakfast items, lunch buffets, and cocktail receptions
  • Serving food and beverages to guests at events upon request
  • Assisting with logistics prior to an event, such as checking on furniture set up, overseeing that rooms are properly cleaned and restrooms are stocked, and monitoring temperature set points
  • Managing the load in and load out of vendors such as caterers, florists, and photographers; including giving them direction and ensuring they are following CFR's vendor procedures
  • Interacting with CFR staff, guests, and vendors, including providing a timely response to any requests
  • Assisting with the physical setup and breakdown of event rooms upon request, including furniture, a/v equipment, and lighting
  • Assisting with inventory control, such as filling condiments and stocking linens
  • Assist with event maintenance projects upon request
  • Providing post-event reports upon request

Qualifications:

  • Experience in the catering, hotel, or food service industry, including server experience
  • Outstanding professional demeanor and customer service skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work on a team as well as independently
  • Highest level of dependability and punctuality; proactive, flexible, and positive attitude required
  • Ability to handle heavy lifting in excess of 70 pounds (such as event furniture)
  • Availability to work a flexible and varied schedule, including some evenings and weekends, as well as 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. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.

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, 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.

Posted: August 2014

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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General Manager, CFR.org


Posted: August 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: CFR.org

CFR.org is CFR's award-winning multimedia website and a leading source of foreign policy analysis. It publishes a broad mix of resources, including papers and blogs authored by CFR scholars, a series of Backgrounders on foreign policy topics, interviews with foreign policy experts, and content geared toward specific communities, such as educators, business and religious leaders, and its members. It is a comprehensive source of general information about CFR, including about its programs, scholars, and employment opportunities.

The General Manager will be responsible for developing the strategic direction for CFR.org; which will include managing a growth in multimedia content creation, overseeing an expansion of innovative digital marketing approaches, and working to build the site's audience and broaden its reach. He/she will be responsible for providing strategic management and oversight of the department's operations; and will collaborate with CFR's leadership team on content development geared to their constituents.

The General Manager will report to the Executive Vice President, and work closely with CFR' s President, vice presidents, and Editor of CFR.org.

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

  • Providing strategic direction on the full website, including but not limited to:
    • Evaluating the design and components of the website, with a goal of making the site more intuitive and engaging for users
    • Driving innovation on the site, including developing effective ways of packaging content to increase reach
    • Developing effective metrics to measure site traffic and engagement
    • Contributing to social media strategy, digital marketing, CFR branding questions, and digital partnerships
  • Managing the operational growth in the department, including supervising departmental staff and managing the departmental budget
  • Working collaboratively with department heads on developing content that will be geared towards their constituents
  • Representing the department in cross-departmental initiatives

Qualifications:

  • Significant related experience that combines providing strategic direction on web design and digital marketing as well as content. An experienced web executive who will understand CFR content and its value, and will be able to look at the site as a whole as well as on a product level.
  • Significant management and supervisory experience in a deadline driven and collaborative environment.
  • Proven consensus building skills with internal leadership and external business partners
  • Strong experience in digital media and social media; including in the development of strategies to maximize content presence
  • Significant experience in assessing website usability and developing effective analytics
  • Understanding of digital and video production
  • Degree in related field and demonstrated interest in international relations preferred

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy.

Foreign Affairs is the leading publication on foreign policy both in readers and influence. Across its main properties—including the flagship magazine, award-winning website, and iPad app—Foreign Affairs reaches a total monthly audience of more than 800,000.

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

Posted: August 2014

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: July 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Human Resources

As part of the human resources team, the Human Resources Associate will report directly to the Director and will provide administrative support to both the Vice President and Director. The assistant will also provide administrative support to the department's functions including; training, benefits support, employee records management, employee activities, recruitment support, and reception coverage. This is a good opportunity for someone who is looking to learn and begin a career in human resources.

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

  • Providing administrative support to the Vice President and Director as well as the department, including answering telephones, handling general inquiries from staff, maintaining email/fax inbox, scheduling meetings and interviews, and maintaining employee records.
  • Supporting full-lifecycle recruitment efforts for internship and entry-level full-time positions by posting position announcements, reviewing a large volume of resumes, conducting interviews and reference checks, attending career fairs, and handling other inquiries, as needed.
  • Budget, voucher, expense reporting and departmental financial support, including preparing department's monthly corporate AMEX voucher.
  • Serving as a substitute receptionist for the CFR's reception services area and providing member service's needs, including working some nights and early mornings.
  • Assisting with administration of employee benefits, HRIS processing, and database management.
  • Coordinating logistics and participating in employee activities, including health and wellness programs, brown bag lunches, professional development events, and all staff meetings.
  • Providing support for all aspects of human resources and partnering with the Vice President and Director on other departmental and institutional priorities.

Qualifications:

  • 1 or more years related human resources or administrative experience. Customer service experience at any point in career strongly preferred; please include details in resume or cover letter.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extremely flexible, organized, and detail oriented, with strong follow-through skills.
  • Excellent judgment and communications skills, with a friendly yet professional demeanor.
  • Experience having worked on a team and supporting senior staff members.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, including advanced functions such as mail merge. Experience with ADP, a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field with high academic achievement.

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

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

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

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

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Online Writer/Editor, Economics


Posted: September 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: CFR.org

CFR.org is the Council's award-winning web site that is a leading source of content, analysis, and foreign policy options. It publishes a mix of resources, including interactive InfoGuides, Daily News briefs, backgrounders, and interviews with foreign policy leaders. CFR.org collaborates closely with CFR's think tank staff on its content, and features insights from CFR Fellows in a number of ways, including Expert Briefs, op-eds, and video analysis.

The Online Writer/Editor will work under the direction of the site's Editor and Deputy Director and will work closely with the CFR.org team as well as the think tank staff. The responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Serve as CFR.org's main staff writer/editor on global economic developments and policy, including trade, energy security, and global finance. The staff writer will be expected to research, report, and write Backgrounders on a regular basis.
  • Conduct interviews with experts and policymakers that relate to major news developments on international trade and finance.
  • Serve as the website's principal liason withCFR's Center for Geoeconomic Studies, including discussing and coordinating web site coverage with the Center's staff on a regular basis.
  • Occasionally copy edit and proofread the work of other staffers.
  • Produce and publish home page packages related to coverage beat, including photo cropping and selecting related links.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-2 years experience writing for a daily news publication, preferably online; experience writing on economic topics strongly preferred
  • Ability to write and process information under deadlines
  • Degree in global economics or related field with high academic achievement
  • Strong writing, reporting, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop, CMS, and web publishing tools

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in NY, offices in Washington, D.C., and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S.foreign policy. The Council's 4700+ members are the leading scholars and practitioners in international affairs and foreign policy. The Council also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on global issues. The Council is host to a wide range of views, but an advocate of none.

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

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

Posted: September 2014

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

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Program Assistant, Education


Posted: August 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Executive

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Program Assistant, Education

Location: New York, New York

Salary: Based upon education and experience

The goal of CFR's education initiative is to help prepare students and the interested public to better understand an increasingly globalized world. CFR is creating dynamic new education products that will fill a void in the global literacy space. This will include Model Diplomacy, an online simulation program geared to college and advanced high school students. Model Diplomacy provides educators and students with essential knowledge about the institutions, processes, and issues involved in foreign policymaking, and is infused with exercises to build multidisciplinary skills such as persuasive speaking and writing, critical thinking, and collaboration.

The Program Assistant will work under the direction of the Vice President , Education to provide support to the full department, with a large portion of the work focused on administering the Model Diplomacy program. The main responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing general administrative and research support to the Vice President, Education
  • Responding to internal and external inquiries regarding Model Diplomacy; including monitoring Model Diplomacy email, mail, and phone lines
  • Updating the Model Diplomacy website and uploading content to the Model Diplomacy Content Management System (CMS)
  • Monitoring the Model Diplomacy social media platforms and website forum

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in international relations or a related field, with high academic achievement
  • Related internship or work experience preferred
  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Word, and Excel.
  • Experience with CMS strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with editing and proofreading
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Demonstrated interest in international affairs and education strongly preferred

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

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

Posted: August 2014

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

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Program Associate, Model Diplomacy


Posted: August 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Executive

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Program Associate, Model Diplomacy

Location: New York, New York

Salary: Based upon education and experience

The goal of CFR's education initiative is to help prepare students and the interested public to better understand an increasingly globalized world. CFR is creating dynamic new education products that will fill a void in the global literacy space. This will include Model Diplomacy, an online simulation program geared to college and advanced high school students. Model Diplomacy provides educators and students with essential knowledge about the institutions, processes, and issues involved in foreign policymaking, and is infused with exercises to build multidisciplinary skills such as persuasive speaking and writing, critical thinking, and collaboration.

The Program Associate will work under the direction of the Vice President, Education and the Assistant Director, Education to coordinate the Model Diplomacy program within the department. The major responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Coordinating and tracking the development of program content
  • Maintaining and updating a work flow calendar
  • Assisting with the monitoring of the Model Diplomacy website
  • Coordinating with the Deputy Director, Education Strategy on the program, and assisting with the organization of and support for pilots
  • Coordinating Model Diplomacy networking opportunities and workshops with educators to showcase the content
  • Tracking metrics and creating reports
  • Providing general administrative support to the Model Diplomacy Program

Qualifications:

  • Degree in a related field with high academic achievement
  • Demonstrated interest in international relations and education
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with project management
  • Strong multitasking skills in a deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, and internet research skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude

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

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

Posted: August 2014

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

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Program Associate, National Program


Posted: July 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: National Program and Outreach

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

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

  • Assisting with logistics and planning of National Program sessions, conference calls, and teleconferences of New York and Washington, DC, meetings, including drafting and sending meeting correspondence, arranging venues and catering details, tracking responses and participation, preparing meeting materials, researching background materials, drafting thank you notes, and updating meeting records in database.
  • Assisting with logistics, planning, and implementation of the annual National Conference in June including but not limited to drafting and sending correspondence, arranging staffing, setting up catering details, preparing meeting materials, and tracking responses.
  • Building monthly National Program newsletter.
  • Contributing to topic development and speaker suggestions for events.
  • Proofreading departmental documents and general correspondence.
  • Maintaining database of contacts and departmental tracking spreadsheets.
  • Providing logistical and project support to department as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • One+ years related experience to program/event planning, including logistical and administrative experience.
  • BA in international relations or related field with high academic credentials, and an interest in current foreign policy issues.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to independently prioritize competing deadlines and manage a high volume of work in a timely manner while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills.
  • Advanced computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and database entry.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, as 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, offices in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900 members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on CFR's award-winning website, www.cfr.org.

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

Posted: July 2014

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

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Program Coordinator, Center for Geoeconomic Studies


Posted: July 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Program Coordinator, Center for Geoeconomic Studies

Location: New York

Salary: Based on education and experience

CFR's David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country's largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. Its Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (CGS) promotes innovative thinking at the intersection of economics, international relations, and foreign policy, with efforts emphasizing international economic policy; energy, resources, and environment; and economics and international security.

The Program Coordinator will work with a range of CGS fellows under the direction of the Director of the CGS to strengthen and grow the Center's activities. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in economics and foreign policy who wants to pursue an operations-focused role. The major responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Coordinate events, including high-level workshops, meetings, and roundtables. Includes researching potential speakers and participants, corresponding with participants and speakers, managing logistics in cooperation with other CFR departments, and assisting in supervising any written products.
  • Help develop outreach strategies and participate in outreach efforts aimed at media, executive branch, Congress, scholars, and business community, in cooperation with relevant CFR departments. To this end, develop and maintain connections with individuals and institutions interested in the intersection of economics and foreign policy, and further CGS social media strategy.
  • Create and manage budget, including tracking program goals, monitoring grant information, writing reports, and tracking monthly statements; liaise across departments and with funders to coordinate budgets and monitor supported projects.
  • Research potential funding sources and participate in development of funding proposals.
  • Oversee maintenance of CGS website.
  • Provide administrative support for the CGS Director, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in a relevant social science or business with clearly demonstrated interest and experience related economics and/or foreign policy (preferably both). Masters preferred.
  • 3-6 years related programming, communications, and/or project management experience
  • Extremely strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Comfort and experience managing large numbers of tasks and working with multiple senior colleagues.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.

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

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

Posted: July 2014

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

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Program Coordinator, Digital and Cyberspace Policy


Posted: June 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

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

The Program Coordinator will work under the direction of the Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program on projects related to digital and cybersecurity. The major responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Create and manage budget, including setting programmatic goals, monitoring grant information, writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and tracking monthly statements; liaise across departments and with funder to coordinate budget and monitor supported projects
  • Manage workflow for research assistance, website updates, outside consultant support, and event management
  • Approve new content for website updates
  • Help manage new blog on digital and cyber issues, research and draft content for the blog
  • Oversee Cybersecurity Tracker, assist with research and data collection
  • Manage event logistics, including preparing invitations, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution
  • Assisting fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed
  • Research specific areas for articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the Senior Fellow

Qualifications:

  • Degree in International Relations, Political Science, related social sciences field or Computer Science with high academic achievement. Masters preferred.
  • Three years related research, programming, and project management experience
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, and the Internet
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail

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

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

Posted: June 2014

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, Education Content


Posted: August 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Executive

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Research Associate, Education Content

Location: New York, NY

Salary: Based on education and experience

The goal of CFR's education initiative is to help prepare students and the interested public to better understand an increasingly globalized world. CFR is creating dynamic new education products that will fill a void in the global literacy space. This will include Model Diplomacy, an online simulation program geared to college and advanced high school students. Model Diplomacy provides educators and students with essential knowledge about the institutions, processes, and issues involved in foreign policymaking, and is infused with exercises to build multidisciplinary skills such as persuasive speaking and writing, critical thinking, and collaboration.

As part of the Education Department, the Research Associate will support the work of multiple programs, including Model Diplomacy and global learning initiatives. The Research Associate will report to the Director, Education Content. The major responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with research and drafting content for Model Diplomacy cases, Global Literacy modules, and other publications
  • Working with the Director, Education Content to develop Model Diplomacy case materials, including role sheets, glossaries, bibliographies, video scripts, and discussion questions
  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of written material associated with the education initiative
  • Providing logistical and administrative support to the Director, Education Content, as well as the full department; including drafting correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
  • Tracking relevant news and data sources

Qualifications:

  • Degree in International Affairs or a related field, with strong academic credentials
  • One or more years related experience
  • Strong research, writing, and communication skills
  • Outstanding proofreading and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, and internet research skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude

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

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

Posted: August 2014

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, U.S. Foreign Policy


Posted: July 2014 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in NY, offices 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 4000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award winning website, CFR.org.

CFR'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.

As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the work of multiple programs, including public health, law and foreign policy, and U.S. foreign policy. The research associate will support the Senior Fellow for Global Health, 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 research for books, articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested
  • Providing logistical and administrative support, handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
  • 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
  • Tracking news and data sources
  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written material
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Managing budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement

Qualifications:

  • BA or MA in International Affairs, or a related field, with strong academic credentials
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet
  • Excellent social media skills
  • One or more year(s) related experience
  • Knowledge or interest in global health and/or Asia

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

Posted: July 2014

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 Librarian and Digital Management Specialist


Posted: April 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Library and Research Services

CFR's Library and Research Services department seeks a versatile and creative information professional to join us as we begin to integrate the library's research collections with the institution's strategic enterprise content management (ECM) plan. We are looking for a librarian who brings experience in social science reference services and innovative ideas in instruction, experience with taxonomy and metadata for research sources and enterprise content management, and indexing skills. This position will also be involved with the management of the archival collection, particularly development of institutional processes and procedures for inventory and access to born-digital records, hybrid collections, and implementation of a digital asset management system.

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

  • Provides general and in-depth reference services and consultation on CFR research projects.
  • Works with colleagues to develop Library's research web sites and design information delivery programs that support CFR projects and administrative processes.
  • Works with fellow librarians to create and deliver innovative instructional resources (orientations, workshops, etc.).
  • Assesses effectiveness of training in furthering CFR missions through follow-up interviews, web based assessments, usability studies, and regular audits of information preferences of institutional researchers and administrators.
  • Collaborates with other departments to identify, implement, and assess effectiveness of various technology solutions in delivering reference and instruction.
  • Works collaboratively to set priorities and determine appropriate institutional approaches to digital asset management.
  • Contributes to selection, acquisition and organization of books and materials in anticipation of changing institutional research priorities.
  • Participates in establishing and continuous improvement of taxonomy structures for CFR enterprise content management systems and licensed research sources.
  • Participates in departmental strategic planning and the evaluation of the Library's contribution to institutional missions and goals.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
  • 2-3 years of professional library experience designing and delivering reference and instructional services in a complex academic, non-profit, or business environment.
  • At least one year of professional archival processing experience; experience with digital asset management (DAM) systems, a plus.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with databases, publications, informal networks, and data sources that support international affairs and geoeconomic research.
  • Working knowledge of information management principles, techniques, and technology for classification, preservation, search and records management in both print and digital formats.
  • Demonstrated skill in building taxonomies, controlled vocabulary and creating keywords.
  • Ability to approach projects in a practical and entrepreneurial manner, with strong creative, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • Readily able to manage capacity and workload with flexibility and responsiveness.
  • A collegial style suited to work in a small office setting where teamwork is highly valued.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to convey complex processes in clear and simple terms.
  • Proficient in the use of technology in all facets of work including standard office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Experience with information/knowledge management projects that developed robust research and information delivery systems and experience with integrating library and research services into a SharePoint environment, a plus.

CFR is a leading independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. Founded in 1921, CFR is dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens to better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. CFR, with headquarters located in New York City and an office in Washington, DC, conducts outreach programs to target constituencies nationwide. The organization's 4,500+ members are leaders in global issues and include representatives from a broad range of fields. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on international affairs. CFR provides commentary and analysis about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org, on ForeignAffairs.com, and through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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

Posted: April 2014

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

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Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair


Posted: July 2014 Location: Washington Salary Rate: David Rockefeller Studies Program 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 special assistant will support the work of the Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair. The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting the director of Studies in managing departmental priorities
  • Acting as point person between the Director of Studies and other CFR departments
  • Drafting, editing, proofreading, and tracking written material, including Director of Studies' correspondence and memos
  • Assisting the Director of Studies with the review of CFR publications
  • Researching specific areas as requested by the Director of Studies, for articles, speeches, and other publications
  • Manage ad hoc projects within the department or coordinating across CFR department

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations or a related field, with high academic credentials and knowledge of current foreign policy issues
  • Minimum two years work experience
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Strong organizational skills and experience managing competing priorities and projects
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in word processing, Excel, database management
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team

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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