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

Available Positions in New York

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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Senior Editor, Studies Program

The Publications department, part of the David Rockefeller Studies Program, is responsible for editing and producing CFR’s print and online publications, ensuring editorial consistency, and maintaining CFR’s high editorial standards. The senior editor works closely with the managing director of Publications, associate and staff editors, Director of Studies office, fellows and research associates, and program staff throughout the organization.

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Program Coordinator, New York Meetings

The Program Coordinator will be a member of CFR’s Meetings Program, which brings major international and domestic officials, thought leaders, and others together with CFR members over the course of more than 100 meetings each year.

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Program Assistant, New York Meetings

The Program Assistant will be a member of CFR’s Meetings Program, which brings major international and domestic officials, thought leaders, and others together with CFR members over the course of more than 100 meetings each year.

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Communications Associate, Global Communications and Media Relations

The Global Communications and Media Relations department is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR and its scholars via the full spectrum of media, social media, marketing, and public relations. The Communications Associate must have an excellent understanding of international issues, the media landscape, and CFR scholars and content, and how they relate to the news cycle.

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Associate Technical Trainer

The Associate Technical Trainer will join the existing Technical Trainer to support the applications training program of Information Services, as well as expand training assistance to other departments at CFR. The selected candidate will also assist with the management of CFR’s extensive CRM database and support the CRM team with user support requests and data cleanup projects.

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Event Manager

The Event Manager will provide support to the Event Operations team based out of the New York office.

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Program Coordinator, 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. The Local Journalists (LJ) initiative equips journalists with the expertise and resources needed to draw connections between the local issues they cover and national and international trends and events. Through webinars and an annual workshop in New York, CFR connects local journalists with policy experts on regional and thematic issues of national and global interest and provides a forum for discussion of best practices for reporting. The initiative 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. Please note, this is a programmatic position for working with local journalists and their networks.

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Program Associate, Studies Administration

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 program associate will be part of a dynamic team work and under the direction of the managing director of studies administration and director for studies administration to help support the wide range of department activities.

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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

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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Audio Visual Coordinator

The Audio-Visual Coordinator will provide support for all areas of the Audio Visual Department in the Washington, DC office as well as virtual events. This position will be located onsite in the Washington, DC office.

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Research Associate, Women and Foreign Policy

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 women and foreign policy.

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How to Apply

Please click on the links above to learn more and apply directly for open positions in either the New York or Washington, DC office.

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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