Available Positions in New York or Washington, DC
Director, Council Trips
The Director, Council Trips is responsible for developing, planning, and delivering high-end, foreign policy-focused domestic and international travel experiences for CFR’s membership and staff. The Director oversees trip planning from start to finish and is responsible for developing trip concepts with appropriate in-house experts, determining the destinations, and proposing topics for meetings and briefings.
Fellow or Senior Fellow for Technology
The David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking to hire a fellow or senior fellow for technology, with the title depending on the successful candidate’s level of experience. The fellow will be expected to conduct original research on the challenges and opportunities that new technologies create for U.S. national security, economic policy, intelligence policy, and/or foreign policy, and to identify specific steps that policymakers should take in response. This is an extraordinary opportunity for someone looking to shape the national conversation on the intersection of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or synthetic biology with America’s role in the world.
Available Positions in New York
Senior Writer, Education
Working under the supervision of senior management in the Education Department, the Senior Writer will collaborate with CFR experts and a small editorial team, led by a Content Director, to develop new and update existing multimedia lessons and mini simulations that populate CFR Education’s vast content library.
Associate Director for Stewardship
Working under the supervision of CFR’s Managing Director for Development, the Associate Director for Stewardship is responsible for the stewardship of CFR’s Major Donors through special events and activities. This position is a critical part of CFR’s fundraising team and works closely with colleagues across CFR, Trustees, and major donors to develop and implement a comprehensive stewardship program. The role offers the opportunity to apply creative and critical thinking skills in a wide range of communications and special events.
Assistant Director, Foreign Affairs Media Relations
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 Assistant 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. This position reports directly to the Vice President, Global Communications and Media Relations.
The Event Manager will provide support to the Event Operations team based out of the New York office. This is an on-site role.
Associate Director, Building Maintenance Operations and Engineering
The headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is housed in the historic landmark Harold Pratt Mansion and state-of-the-art Peterson Conference Center. This combined space is used for several hundred meetings a year.
The Associate Director, Building Maintenance Operations and Engineering will report to the Deputy Director, Building Maintenance and Engineering. The position will be responsible for managing daily maintenance and repair of all building systems and equipment, as well as for managing the maintenance of the facilities overall appearance. This will include hands on maintenance and repair work on HVAC, boiler, heating, refrigeration, water, and energy systems, etc., managing vendor relations and preparing RFP’s and bid analysis and recommendations.
Program Assistant, Outreach
The goal of the National Program & Outreach department is to extend CFR’s reach to leaders in a cross-section of American life, including the academic community; religious leaders; state and local officials, and local journalists—and to energize foreign policy discussions with CFR members based outside of New York and Washington, DC, areas.
Under the supervision of the vice president and director of the National Program & Outreach department, the program coordinator will support CFR Outreach efforts.
Available Positions in Washington, DC
Program Assistant, Task Forces, Washington External Affairs, and Executive Office
The Program Assistant, Task Forces, Washington External Affairs, and Executive Office is responsible for supporting the work of the Independent Task Force team, the Washington External Affairs team, and the Executive Office. The position works closely with staff in all three of these areas. This role will primarily be onsite in the Washington, DC office.
Research Associate, Trade 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 aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.
As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the work of the fellow for trade policy on the areas of trade, international economics, and foreign policy. The research associate will also support the work of other programs within the Studies Program.
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