Careers

Open Positions

  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 to pursue a career in international relations, to skilled professionals in a service area such as development or information services.  

Available Positions in New York or Washington, DC

Senior Writer/Editor, Asia

 

The Council on Foreign Relations’s award-winning Digital Content department creates a mix of resources including in-depth explainers, timely analysis, interactives, podcasts, and videos. The team works closely with CFR experts to bring users insight on the most pressing foreign policy issues. The Senior Writer/Editor will work under the direction of the Managing Editor and Deputy Managing Editors and collaborate with other members of the CFR.org team and the think tank. 

 

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Available Positions in New York

Building Engineer, Facility and Event Operations

The Assistant Building Engineer, Facility and Event Operations will work in CFR’s Facility Operations department, and report directly to Deputy Director, Building Operations. This is a full-time position, and the hours of this position are Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Monday through Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  However, this position is considered essential personnel, and will be expected to work flexible hours upon request.

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Marketing Coordinator, Foreign Affairs

Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Marketing Coordinator role is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience with content, brand, and promotional marketing operations for an influential and highly respected publication. This position plays a critical role in reader acquisition, retention, and engagement efforts across web, email, and traditional mail channels.

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Assistant Editor, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Foreign Affairs

Founded in 1922, Foreign Affairs is the preeminent publication on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. It is published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which is a leading independent, nonprofit membership organization and nonpartisan center dedicated to producing and disseminating foreign policy ideas.


The Assistant Editor, David M. Rubenstein Fellow has substantial responsibilities and is involved in all aspects of Foreign Affairs’ editorial process. Previous assistant editors have gone on to careers in a variety of fields, including journalism, academia, and government. The position lasts for one year, starting as early as June. The position will be offered on a hybrid basis.
 

The deadline to apply is February 3, 2023.

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Program Assistant, Membership

The Program Assistant will work under the direction of the Vice President of Meetings and Membership. The Membership team coordinates the selection process of new members, and serves as the front-facing department for CFR’s 5,000 members in order to enhance their member experience.

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Network Engineer

The Network Engineer will be responsible for maintaining and supporting physical and virtual network infrastructure including switches, wireless networks, firewalls, and network security appliances. 

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Event Manager

The Event Manager will provide support to the Event Operations team based out of the New York office. This is an on-site role.

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Event Coordinator

The Event Coordinator will provide support to the Event Operations team based out of the New York office. This is an on-site role.

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Program Associate, Outreach 

CFR Outreach targets communities in a cross-section of American life, including educators and students; congregational leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations; state and local officials; and local journalists in order to elevate conversations on U.S. foreign policy choices and increase civic engagement.

Through webinars, conferences, and in-person events, CFR connects these constituencies with policy experts on regional and thematic issues of national and global interest and provides a forum for discussion of best practices. CFR Outreach also makes available the vast array of CFR digital and print resources that offer the authoritative, independent analysis necessary for informing the public on international affairs and supporting an informed citizenry.

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Senior UI/UX Designer

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking a Senior UI/UX Designer to provide project support for various design needs across the digital organization. This position reports directly to the Director, Design & User Experience. In this position, you will be collaborating and working alongside the think tank, editorial, product, and technology to define the experience across CFR.org.

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Building Maintenance Assistant, Facility and Event Operations 

The Building Maintenance Assistant, Facility and Event Operations will work in CFR’s Facility Operations department, and report directly to Deputy Director, Building Operations. This is a full-time position, and the hours of this position are Monday through Friday 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  However, this position is considered essential personnel, and will be expected to work flexible hours upon request.

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Available Positions in Washington, DC

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

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 Special Assistant will work under the direction of CFR’s Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair. Qualified candidates will have related experience that requires judgment, time management skills, and experience dealing with high-profile individuals.

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Research Associate, Global Governance

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks, with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the work of the senior fellow for global governance

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Deputy Director, Investment Operations

The Deputy Director, Investment Operations will work closely with the Chief Investment Officer in maintaining operations and establishing process for the investment team. The investment team is responsible for the oversight, management, and monitoring of the endowment assets as well as advising the Investment Committee in establishing risk and return objectives and investment policy. CFR is supported by a $530 million endowment portfolio which is allocated across 20+ external money managers investing in a diverse array of asset classes and strategies including global equity, hedge funds, and private investments.

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Investment Operations Associate

The Investment Operations Associate will partner closely with CFR’s investment team supporting the daily functioning of the group. The investment team is responsible for the oversight, management, and monitoring of the endowment assets as well as advising the Investment Committee in establishing risk and return objectives and investment policy. CFR is supported by a $530 million endowment portfolio which is allocated across 20+ external money managers investing in a diverse array of asset classes and strategies including global equity, hedge funds, and private investments. 

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How to Apply

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Contact

For more information, please contact [email protected]

New York Office

58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
tel 212.434.9400

Washington Office

1777 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
tel 202.509.8400