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

Assistant Director, Education

The Council on Foreign Relations is creating innovative educational resources, which seek to equip students and the interested public with the skills, knowledge, and perspective—the global literacy—required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape our world. These resources include World101, a growing library of multimedia primers explaining the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy; and Model Diplomacy, a multimedia simulation program that invites participants to role-play in the context of National Security Council and UN Security Council meetings. Both products come with an array of teaching resources and activities aimed at high school and college instructors and their students, as well as the interested public.  The Assistant Director will work under the direction of CFR’s Vice President, Education to provide support for departmental initiatives, including partnerships, group convenings, media production, partnerships, and marketing. Qualified candidates will have related experience that requires judgment, strong writing and editing ability, research, and time management skills. 

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Program Coordinator, Membership

The Program Coordinator 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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Security Analyst

The Security Analyst is responsible for performing all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. The position requires a dedicated, analytical, proactive technologist with strong interpersonal and project management skills. This position reports to the Deputy Chief Technology Officer.

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Part-Time Library Assistant 

The Library provides access to books, journals, and databases to support research conducted at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Library Assistant will borrow and track materials requested by CFR staff and contribute to Library projects. This position requires an approximately 10 hr per week commitment.

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Product Manager

CFR is seeking a Product Manager to join its growing Digital team. The Product Manager is responsible for identifying new development opportunities, ensuring their delivery and helping improve internal and consumer-facing product experiences. The Product Manager, reporting to the Director of Product and Design, works closely with other product managers, designers and developers to define product strategy, prioritize features and ensure successful delivery of product initiatives.

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Visual Designer

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking a Visual Designer to provide project support for various design needs across the digital organization. Reporting directly to the Design Director, in this position you will be collaborating and working alongside the think tank, editorial, product and technology to define the experience across CFR.org.

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Research Associate, Energy and U.S. 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 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 Program on Energy Security and Climate Change. The research associate will provide full -time support to the Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change and David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow, focusing on the intersection of economics, markets, and geopolitics, in addition to short-term assignments as requested by the Studies program.

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Program Assistant, Fellowship Affairs

CFR’s Fellowship Program offers unique opportunities for mid-career professionals focusing on international relations. The program affords fellows the opportunity to broaden their perspective of foreign affairs and to pursue proposed research, with a placement at either CFR or another institution in New York City or Washington, DC. The Program Assistant will work under the direction of the Director and Deputy Director of Fellowship Affairs to help support the wide range of fellowship activities.

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Associate Director, Business Development

The Associate Director, Business Development will report directly to the Vice President, Philanthropy and Corporate Affairs and work closely with others in the department and across the Council. This position will work on all matters related to corporate revenue and business development, including responsibility for the renewals lifecycle and projections; and the prospective corporate member strategy and pipeline.

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Data Visualization Designer

CFR Digital is looking for a Data Visualization Designer to provide project support for various story-telling needs across the digital organization. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director, Design in this position the Data Visualization Desiger will be collaborating and working alongside the think tank, editorial, product and technology to create various design solutions.

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Managing Director, Digital Development

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking a Managing Director, Digital Development to manage CFR’s ongoing transformation across all digital platforms. This encompasses multiple websites, interactive features, video, content management systems and movement toward personalization and customization. Reporting to the Chief Digital Officer, and working closely with the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer, they will supervise the Digital Technology team.

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Senior Editor, Education

The Council on Foreign Relations is creating innovative educational resources, which seek to equip students and the interested public with the skills, knowledge, and perspective—the global literacy—required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape our world. These resources include World101, a growing library of multimedia primers explaining the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy; and Model Diplomacy, a multimedia simulation program that invites participants to role-play in the context of National Security Council and UN Security Council meetings. Both products come with an array of teaching resources and activities aimed at high school and college instructors and their students. 

This role will serve as Senior Editor on a small team of staff editors and interns to help create, produce, and manage a growing range of multimedia content for CFR’s World101 course.

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Digital Production Associate, Education

The Council on Foreign Relations is creating innovative educational resources, which seek to equip students and the interested public with the skills, knowledge, and perspective—the global literacy—required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape our world. These resources include World101, a growing library of multimedia primers explaining the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy; and Model Diplomacy, a multimedia simulation program that invites participants to role-play in the context of National Security Council and UN Security Council meetings. Both products come with an array of teaching resources and activities aimed at high school and college instructors and their students.

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Web Editor, Foreign Affairs

The Web Editor will report to the Executive Editor and, as part of the Foreign Affairs editorial team, help shape the magazine’s coverage across platforms; manage the website’s editorial activities; conceptualize, commission, and edit online features; shape short- and long-term development priorities; and supervise the work of junior editors. Foreign Affairs has more than 200,000 print and digital subscribers, and more than one million monthly visitors to the website. 

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Social Media and Audience Development Editor 

Foreign Affairs is the leading journal in the field of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. The Social Media and Audience Development Editor will identify and craft story angles to grow Foreign Affairs' following and circulation through social media, newsletters, partnerships, and more. We are looking for someone who has strong experience in using social platforms to promote a publication and build audience engagement.

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Available Positions in Washington, DC

Research Associate, Korea Studies

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 Research Associate will work under the direction of the Senior Fellow on projects related to Korea Studies.

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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.

Contact

For more information, please contact humanresources@cfr.org

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

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