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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.

Please click on How to Apply for more information on how to submit your application.

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Associate Director, Foundations Relations


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

The Council relies on charitable contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations to help support its programs. 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 Associate Director, Foundations Relations serves as the Development department's primary point person on foundation and corporate giving. Working closely with the Vice President and Director of Development, the Associate Director, Foundation Relations will manage the process for all foundation grants, strategize and implement new approaches, provide leadership and coordination for proposal development, and cultivate collaborative working relationships with staff throughout the organization.

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

  • Research and develop comprehensive proposals and budgets for Council-wide initiatives, as well as specific projects
  • Conduct and present foundation research and strategize approaches
  • Manage grants, including assisting program staff in navigating the grant seeking and proposal development process
  • Develop strategies to broaden existing foundation funding opportunities and identify new sources of support
  • Monitor grant timelines while working with program staff to ensure that deadlines and other requirements are met
  • Prepare internal reports, including individual grant summary memos, grants calendar of deadlines, and prospect profiles
  • Oversee staff working on foundation and corporate related tasks as needed
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities to support the Development Office as assigned, including but not limited to creating, reviewing, and editing a range of communications

Qualifications:

  • BA in related field with high academic credentials and interest in current foreign policy issues
  • 3 to 5 years of grant management and proposal writing experience, preferably in a policy environment
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Excellent research and analytical skills with significant experience creating budgets
  • Proven communication, writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and comfortable working with all levels of staff and management
  • Detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team

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 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.

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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Audience Development Manager Foreign Affairs


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

Foreign Affairs is looking for an enthusiastic and enterprising professional to drive readership, build awareness, and develop new audiences for the magazine, its digital properties, and its ancilliary franchises. This position will pivot and grow as industry and business needs evolve in a constantly changing media landscape, so candidates must be flexible, adaptable to new responsibilities, and capable of leading innovation. This person will report to the Marketing Director but will collaborate with staff across departments, including editorial, advertising, and digital development.

Responsibilities include:

- Lead audience growth campaigns for prospecting and building paid readership including:

  • New business acquisition via online marketing, email campaigns, social media, and mail efforts
  • Retention of existing subscribers via digital and mail outreach
  • Conversion campaigns to cross-sell new products brought to market

- Develop and advance audience research and segmentation to maximize engagement across digital channels such as ForeignAffairs.com, the iPad app, eReader partners like Kindle, newsletters, and social media

- Work with third-party vendors on content distribution, syndication, and partnerships, as well as with outside vendors supporting circulation efforts and traditional fulfillment operations

- Oversee creative development for print and digital marketing collateral

- Assist in the launch of new product development and content repackaging

- Lead targeted campaigns to support advertising products and initatives

- Develop compelling marketing campaigns for ancillary products like eBooks and new features or franchises

- Promote events and conferences

Qualifications include:

- Minimum of five years professional experience

- Two plus years in publishing or media

- Experience with consumer marketing and ecommerce

- Interest in growing digital and print media brands, new media, and foreign policy

- Experience with data including financials and website analytics

- BA degree in related field with strong academic credentials

- Flexible, team-player attitude

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 or fax a resume and cover letter. Please submit 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: March 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: March 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: 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 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
  • Standard work schedule is 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday. 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: March 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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Fellow, Energy


Posted: November 2013 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking a fellow to be part of a new initiative on energy, economics, and international security. The initiative will conduct and sponsor research, as well as convene experts and policymakers, at the intersection of energy, economics, and international security with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on oil and gas. The project will be led by Michael Levi, CFR's David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, in conjunction with the fellow for energy.

The new fellow will help set the overall direction for the initiative, conduct original research and writing, solicit and oversee commissioned research and writing, and convene workshops and other events. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual relatively early in their career interested in security and economics to shape and contribute to a broad new effort to illuminate one of the most discussed, but least understood, areas of U.S. foreign policy.

The major responsibilities of the fellow will include (but are not limited to):

  • Commissioning, supervising, and editing papers by non-CFR experts on challenges and opportunities at the intersection of energy, economics, and international security.
  • Writing and publishing papers (and shorter pieces) that assess issues at the intersection of energy, economics, and international security, including economic, military, and other challenges, as well as policy options for addressing vulnerabilities.
  • Organizing and leading workshops for CFR members, officials, and experts in energy, economics, and security.
  • Meeting with administration officials, members of Congress, and their staffs to brief them on findings and recommendations of the project on energy, economics, and international security.
  • Interacting with CFR's distinguished membership and participating in CFR programs and activities.
  • Educating a broader public audience through media interviews and public speaking.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in International Relations, Political Economy, Economics, or related field, with high academic achievement
  • 3-5 years postdoctoral and/or industry experience strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be within five years of having received their PhD
  • Expertise on energy (specific expertise on oil and gas preferred)
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Program planning and/or supervisory skills a plus

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.

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 Counsel


Posted: April 2014 Location: New York Type: Full Time

Areas of Responsibility

  • Develop an ongoing risk management function, including risk assessment, prioritization, mitigation, and compliance monitoring
  • Manage administration for a large volume of contracts and agreements, including reviewing initial proposals, negotiating terms, and establishing systems to ensure compliance with contract regulation
  • Assist with developing new business policies and reviewing existing ones
  • Advise on employment and benefit law and policy, including on issues of liability, insurance, immigration, and changes in legislation
  • Provide counsel on corporate governance issues, including developing sound non-profit 501 (c) (3) governance practices
  • Advise on intellectual property issues, including protection and use of copyrighted content, digital publishing and dissemination, data licensing, and social media policies
  • Provide counsel on applicable financial issues, including ensuring compliance with IRS guidelines related to CFR's activities, taxation, and form 990 review
  • Provide counsel on legal issues pertaining to development issues, including foundation and corporate giving
  • Provide counsel on real estate issues, as well as facility management and regulations (CFR is the property owner for its New York and Washington, D.C. locations)
  • Manage record and document-retention policies
  • Serve as liaison to external counsel and cultivate pro bono resources
  • Develop and manage a legal budget
  • Stay current on applicable regulatory mandates

Qualifications

  • JD degree
  • Member in good standing with the New York Bar Association
  • Minimum of 8 years related legal experience
  • Significant experience in the areas of contract management, risk assessment, compliance management, intellectual property, data licensing, publishing (including digital), employment and benefit law, liability and insurance law, facility management regulations, and corporate governance
  • Experience in legal issues related to nonprofit organizations
  • Experience in working with external legal counsel, including developing pro bono resources
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, strategic thinking, negotiation, and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment with the proven ability to frame issues and convey them clearly to contacts at all levels
  • Ability to research and recommend sound legal strategies and solutions
  • Outstanding oral and written communication
  • Management and supervisory skills and experience

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 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 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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Program Coordinator, Academic Initiative


Posted: April 2014 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: National Program and Outreach

The goal of the National Program & Outreach 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 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 the CFR Academic Initiative, which seeks to connect educators and students at the high school, college, and graduate level with CFR's research and analysis, as well as assist in the implementation of new projects under the CFR Education Initiative. The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Planning, implementation, and follow-up for Academic Initiative events
  • Maintaining online presence for the Academic Initiative, as well as managing the production of Teaching Notes and Academic Modules
  • Logging responses to event invitations in CFR database
  • Tweeting for the Academic Initiative's Twitter feed
  • Drafting brief write-ups upon the completion of projects or events
  • Providing project support to other parts of the department as needed, including attending and working at National Program and Outreach events

Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years of related event planning experience
  • Interest in educational programming
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience and enthusiasm for working with teams in an office setting
  • Flexibility in adjusting work plan when department priorities change
  • BA in international relations or related field with high academic achievement
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • High proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Quick learner of computer programs such as content management systems and databases
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends for program coverage

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations 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 4,500+ 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 the CFR's award winning website, CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email or fax 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.

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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Research Associate, Latin America


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

Start date: Mid-June 2014

The Council'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.

The Research Associate will report to the Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies. The Fellow's current work examines general themes relating to Latin America and the Western Hemisphere, including political and economic trends, crime and public security, energy, globalization, immigration, and the U.S. Hispanic population, with a significant portion of the work focusing on economic, social, and political developments in Mexico.

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

  • Providing logistical support to the Fellow, handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
  • Researching specific areas for articles, blog posts, and other publications; assisting with the proofreading and editing of blog posts, articles, book chapters, and other written material
  • Managing a blog, twitter, facebook and other social media
  • Tracking news and data sources
  • 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:

  • Bachelors degree in International Relations. Political Science, Economics and/or Latin America Studies, with high academic credentials
  • Reading, writing, and speaking fluency in the Spanish language
  • Working knowledge of Portuguese, a plus
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong organizational, and program planning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Interest and experience in social media

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, 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 4300+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. The Council 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 the Council's 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 contact information. 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: March 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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Senior Payroll Accountant


Posted: March 2014 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Finance

The Senior Payroll Accounct reports to the Director of Finance and works closely with Human Resources. The position will manage all payroll activities for the organization's 300+ employees. The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Run bi-weekly payroll for 300+ employees; including for remote employees in different locations
  • Supervise the work of an Accounting Associate who performs a wide range of administravive functions connected with processing the bi-weekly payroll and maintaining the master payroll records
  • Manage the time and attendance function through ADP Workforce Now
  • Manage the processing of payroll withholdings, including staying current on regulatory, statutory, and benefit related deductions in order to help ensure accurate deductions.
  • Ensure correct payroll administration of annuity distributions and assist with the external annual annuity audit
  • Identify and adjust payroll errors
  • Respond to employees' inquiries; including analyzing problems and developing effective courses of action
  • Run analytics and reporting upon request
  • Identify ways to streamline payroll processes in order to increase efficiency, with a focus on using technology to meet changing needs
  • Provide ADP system training and/or technical assistance to system users
  • In conjunction with Human Resouces, manage the compensation budget and identify variances to actual
  • Work directly with the Director of Finance on special projects
    • Maintain a high level of integrity and ensure confidentiality of sensitive information

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years of payroll experience
  • Bacholor's degree in related field
  • Significant experience with ADP Workforce Now or related ADP product including experience with Report Smith and ADP Time and Attendance
  • Significant experience in Excel
  • A keen attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, strategic thinking, negotiation, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative deadline driven environment
  • Outstanding oral and written communication
  • Strong supervisory skills and experience
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (e.g. periodically working in evenings and holidays upon request) including during inclement weather when required. This position is considered essential personnel.

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 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 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: March 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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Fellow, Energy


Posted: November 2013 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking a fellow to be part of a new initiative on energy, economics, and international security. The initiative will conduct and sponsor research, as well as convene experts and policymakers, at the intersection of energy, economics, and international security with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on oil and gas. The project will be led by Michael Levi, CFR's David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, in conjunction with the fellow for energy.

The new fellow will help set the overall direction for the initiative, conduct original research and writing, solicit and oversee commissioned research and writing, and convene workshops and other events. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual relatively early in their career interested in security and economics to shape and contribute to a broad new effort to illuminate one of the most discussed, but least understood, areas of U.S. foreign policy.

The major responsibilities of the fellow will include (but are not limited to):

  • Commissioning, supervising, and editing papers by non-CFR experts on challenges and opportunities at the intersection of energy, economics, and international security.
  • Writing and publishing papers (and shorter pieces) that assess issues at the intersection of energy, economics, and international security, including economic, military, and other challenges, as well as policy options for addressing vulnerabilities.
  • Organizing and leading workshops for CFR members, officials, and experts in energy, economics, and security.
  • Meeting with administration officials, members of Congress, and their staffs to brief them on findings and recommendations of the project on energy, economics, and international security.
  • Interacting with CFR's distinguished membership and participating in CFR programs and activities.
  • Educating a broader public audience through media interviews and public speaking.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in International Relations, Political Economy, Economics, or related field, with high academic achievement
  • 3-5 years postdoctoral and/or industry experience strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be within five years of having received their PhD
  • Expertise on energy (specific expertise on oil and gas preferred)
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Program planning and/or supervisory skills a plus

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 November 2013

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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General Counsel


Posted: April 2014 Location: Washington Type: Full Time

Areas of Responsibility

  • Develop an ongoing risk management function, including risk assessment, prioritization, mitigation, and compliance monitoring
  • Manage administration for a large volume of contracts and agreements, including reviewing initial proposals, negotiating terms, and establishing systems to ensure compliance with contract regulation
  • Assist with developing new business policies and reviewing existing ones
  • Advise on employment and benefit law and policy, including on issues of liability, insurance, immigration, and changes in legislation
  • Provide counsel on corporate governance issues, including developing sound non-profit 501 (c) (3) governance practices
  • Advise on intellectual property issues, including protection and use of copyrighted content, digital publishing and dissemination, data licensing, and social media policies
  • Provide counsel on applicable financial issues, including ensuring compliance with IRS guidelines related to CFR's activities, taxation, and form 990 review
  • Provide counsel on legal issues pertaining to development issues, including foundation and corporate giving
  • Provide counsel on real estate issues, as well as facility management and regulations (CFR is the property owner for its New York and Washington, D.C. locations)
  • Manage record and document-retention policies
  • Serve as liaison to external counsel and cultivate pro bono resources
  • Develop and manage a legal budget
  • Stay current on applicable regulatory mandates

Qualifications

  • JD degree
  • Member in good standing with the New York Bar Association
  • Minimum of 8 years related legal experience
  • Significant experience in the areas of contract management, risk assessment, compliance management, intellectual property, data licensing, publishing (including digital), employment and benefit law, liability and insurance law, facility management regulations, and corporate governance
  • Experience in legal issues related to nonprofit organizations
  • Experience in working with external legal counsel, including developing pro bono resources
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, strategic thinking, negotiation, and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment with the proven ability to frame issues and convey them clearly to contacts at all levels
  • Ability to research and recommend sound legal strategies and solutions
  • Outstanding oral and written communication
  • Management and supervisory skills and experience

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 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 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
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Infographic Designer


Posted: January 2014 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Part Time Department: CFR.org

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT


Title: Infographic Designer (18 hours/week)

Location: Washington, D.C. (offsite)

CFR.org is CFR's award-winning website and a leading source of foreign policy analysis. It publishes a mix of resources, including interactives, Daily News Briefs, Backgrounders, and interviews with foreign policy experts. CFR.org collaborates closely with CFR's think tank on its content and features insights from CFR fellows in a number of ways, including Expert Briefs and video interviews. The Information Graphic Designer will help design and produce graphics and data visualizations to be used in web and interactive projects for the Council's website.

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

  • Create graphic visualizations for online editorial publications, including Backgrounders, timelines, maps, and slideshows;
  • Add graphics to the InfoGuide series;
  • Work with the CFR.org multimedia team to establish production timelines.
  • Translate complex concepts and data on foreign policy issues into visual images.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or related field
  • 2+ years of web design and development experience
  • A strong portfolio of past work that is easily viewable online
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative suite (PhotoshopIllustrator, InDesign, After Effects)
  • Strong design skills and good grasp of visual hierarchy
  • Knowledge of mobile user interface, image optimization, and website constraints including download times, browser differences and web-safe palettes; experience working with HTML and CSS
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines
  • Self-starting, results oriented attitude and strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of U.S. foreign policy issues a plus
  • A passion for design and a strong visual style
  • Experience designing across multiple media (broadcast, print, online and mobile) is a strong plus.

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. 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: January 2014

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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Research Associate, Latin America


Posted: March 2014 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Start Date: July 2014



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 report to the Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies. The Washington-based Latin American Program examines general themes relating to Latin America and the Western Hemisphere, with a particular focus on Brazil and Cuba.

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

  • Providing administrative support, handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
  • Research and writing for op-eds, articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the fellow
  • 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 drafting reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Manage fellow's presence on social media, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, Facebook, etc., as needed

Qualifications:

  • BA degree in International Relations, Political Science and/or Latin America Studies, with strong academic credentials
  • One year related administrative and/or internship experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent research, writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Proven capacity to multitask and work independently
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Fluency (reading, writing, speaking) in Portuguese with Spanish proficiency or vice versa
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook, including advanced functions such as mail merge

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 contact information. 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: March 2014

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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Research Associate, Middle East


Posted: March 2014 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Start Date: June 2014



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 whose work focuses on the Middle East and on democracy promotion.

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

  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
  • Researching specific areas for op-eds, articles, blog posts, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the fellow
  • Tracking news, significant analyses of Middle Eastern politics and of democracy and human rights issues, and other 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, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Managing social media and other digital tools

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in International Relations, Political Science and/or Middle Eastern Studies with high academic credentials
  • Fluency in either Hebrew or Arabic strongly preferred
  • Strong organizational, and program planning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet
  • Experience living in Israel and/or the Arab world strongly preferred
  • 1+ years related administrative experience desirable
  • Strong research, writing, and editing 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 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: April 2014

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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