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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.

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Deputy Director, Education Strategy and Marketing


Posted: September 2014 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Education

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Deputy Director, Education Strategy and Marketing

Location: New York, NY

Salary: Based on education and experience

The goal of CFR's education initiative is to help prepare students and the interested public to better understand the world. CFR will leverage its existing content about global affairs, repurposing and repackaging much of it specifically for college educators and students, as well as for life-long learners. In addition, we are creating dynamic new education products, including a U.S. national security policy simulation program and modular learning materials on the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy. Finally, CFR is investing significantly in creating new distribution channels for its resources.

The Deputy Director for Education Strategy and Marketing will report directly to the Vice President, Education.

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

  • Designing, leading, implementing and maintaining new marketing and distribution strategies for CFR's educational programming that will engage college administrators and professors, employers, lifelong learners, and other audiences, including select high schools
  • Identifying, researching, and managing strategic marketing and distribution opportunities, including partnerships, sponsorships, and speaking engagements for CFR staff
  • Developing and implementing social media campaigns and overseeing web content related to the education initiative
  • Growing the digital presence of CFR's education materials, including CFR's education microsite and social media
  • Leading the development, design and distribution of marketing collateral associated with CFR's education products and programming
  • Designing and conducting focus groups with educators and students in order to inform the content and delivery of CFR's educational materials
  • Collaborating with education team members and an advisory board to continuously assess and refine CFR's educational programming to ensure its effectiveness and relevance

Qualifications

  • 5+ years' related experience in fields such as marketing or publishing; experience in marketing educational products and services to colleges strongly preferred
  • Degree in business, education or a related field
  • Ability to work well independently and as a proactive, collaborative member of a team
  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in the college-level education market
  • Strong understanding of digital marketing in the education space

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 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: September 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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Digital Analytics Manager


Posted: January 2015 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Web Management and Development

Join a digital-experience team of twelve persons as the Digital Analytics Manager for the Council on Foreign Relations. CFR aims to increase the global influence of its flagship websites – www.cfr.org and www.foreignaffairs.com – and to extend its new beachheads in social media and mobile apps. The ideal candidate possesses the vision and skill to lead the creation of analytic frameworks that will guide the course of CFR's many online initiatives.

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

  • Work with CFR's product and marketing managers to establish systematic measurement strategies for CFR's online initiatives across multiple distribution and publishing channels.
  • Deliver “actionable metrics,” i.e., make data-driven recommendations on improving product strategies and marketing performance.
  • Create customer segmentation models; design and conduct user surveys, split tests, and other forms of online marketing research.
  • Analyze conversion paths and discrete ecommerce components (offer, price, creative, etc.) to optimize online revenues.
  • Maintain competitive analytics by researching relevant industry benchmarks.
  • Manage outside analytics consultants for strategic advice, "deep-dive" reporting, implementation audits, and other special projects.
  • Establish ongoing reporting regimens for internal constituencies; fulfill ad hoc research requests.
  • Provide tactical guidance on usability and related matters to user-experience design teams. 
  • Scale the execution of the discrete parts of the overall analytics practice – data-collection implementation, ad hoc reporting, QA and validation, etc. -- through outsourcing and partnering.

Required Qualifications:

  • Four to five years’ experience as digital marketing measurement professional.
  • Mastery of the reporting features and other functionality of an enterprise-class analytics package, with Adobe SiteCatalyst/Discover highly preferred.
  • Skill at presenting analytics findings to stakeholders at meetings and in written form, with a particular emphasis on fluent communication overall to non-technical stakeholders and line-of-business owners
  • Experience in assessing website usability and in aiding user-experience optimization.
  • Skills in statistics and probability equivalent to college-level coursework.
  • Ability to work in a project team environment, and to liaise with multiple discrete stakeholder groups; experience with agile development methodologies a plus.
  • Work in the media industry and experience with paid-content models highly desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree; demonstrable commitment to continuing education in digital analytics. Familiarity with the milieu of international relations a 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 4,000+ 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.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by non-profit institutions today, including generous leave policies (“Summer Fridays” in July and August), excellent health insurance and annuity program, an on-site fitness center, and professional development training.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to the Human Resources department at the above address. Please indicate your salary requirements in your cover letter.  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 diverse backgrounds.

Posted: January 2015

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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Events Central Web Editor


Posted: October 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: National Program and Outreach

The Events Central Web Editor will coordinate events-related web content for CFR, with a focus on live streaming, editorial headlines and photos, and the curation of the new Events Central portal, under the supervision of the National Program and Outreach department. The portal is a dedicated section of CFR.org for web content from CFR meetings in New York and Washington, DC. 

 

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

  • Live Streaming Add live stream details to meeting page, monitor live streams, troubleshoot and liaise with A/V leads in New York and DC during streams, and trim/edit final video in YouTube.
  • Post-Meeting Editing Draft editorial headlines; select photos and write descriptive blurbs and pull quotes based on meeting details; edit transcripts; and alert relevant departments of finalized video, audio, and transcripts.
  • Web Production and Editing Curate content and videos that appear on the main landing page for publicized CFR events, including promoting upcoming live streams, highlighting past videos, and managing the meeting series sections.
  • Web Distribution and Promotion Research ways to promote CFR web content to the public and specialized audiences, including raising visibility on YouTube and Twitter, web view optimization, and potential organizational partners.
  • Project Support Assist National Program and Outreach department with web-based projects as needed.

 

Job Requirements:

  • 2+ years' related experience in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Experience in copyediting; web publishing, including CMS, HTML, and Photoshop; and uploading video content to YouTube; required.
    • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and proofreading skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure and to handle multiple tasks within a tight timeline.
  • Ability to independently prioritize competing deadlines and manage a high volume of work in a timely manner.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • BA in international relations, communications, journalism, or related field, and an interest in U.S. and world leaders and current foreign policy issues.
    • Ability to work flexible hours as necessary, including early mornings and evenings.

 

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 address below. 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 diverse backgrounds.

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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Facility and Event Operations Associate


Posted: January 2015 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Facility and Event Operations

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:  Facility and Event Operations Associate

Salary:  Based on Experience

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.   

One of the main responsibilities for the Facility and Event Operations Associate will be to provide facility support for CFR events. He/she will be a flexible team player with outstanding customer service skills and maintenance experience. Please note: This position is based on a schedule requiring flexible hours with the ability to work weekends and evenings; and to adjust to seasonal demands and holidays (including periodic lengthy shifts).

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

  • Assisting with the physical setup and breakdown of internal and external events
  • Arriving prior to the setup of the event to walk through the facility and ensure it is set up according to the departmental and/or client specifications (i.e. – check on room set up, check temperature set points, be sure lights are on, ensure that event rooms are properly cleaned and restrooms are stocked, etc.), and coordinating any last minute work
  • Managing and coordinating the load in and load out of the vendors for the events, including giving direction to the vendors on where and how to set up and break down (including caterers, florists, photographers, and musicians), and ensuring the Council's policies and procedures for the vendors' use of the facility are understood and adhered to
  • Identifying and performing maintenance and repairs on building operating structures, as needed
  • Cleaning building areas, both interior and exterior
  • Assisting with other related duties such as specialized cleaning projects, inventory, etc. as requested

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years related facility maintenance experience in a high profile organization
  • Related customer service experience, such as in the hotel or catering industry
  • Outstanding customer service skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highest level of dependability and professionalism
  • Knowledge of building operating systems, i.e. HVAC, plumbing and electrical work strongly preferred
  • Positive, proactive, flexible, results-oriented team player
  • Ability to lift and carry weight in excess of 70 pounds (i.e. - packages, office furniture, etc.)
  • Standard work schedule is from 4:00 pm to 12:00 am Tuesday through Saturday. Applicants must 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 offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including generous leave policies and health insurance programs, and on-site fitness center with fitness classes.

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 address below.  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 2015

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 Manager, CFR.org


Posted: August 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: CFR.org

CFR.org is CFR's award-winning multimedia website and a leading source of foreign policy analysis. It publishes a broad mix of resources, including papers and blogs authored by CFR scholars, a series of Backgrounders on foreign policy topics, interviews with foreign policy experts, and content geared toward specific communities, such as educators, business and religious leaders, and its members. It is a comprehensive source of general information about CFR, including about its programs, scholars, and employment opportunities.

The General Manager will be responsible for developing the strategic direction for CFR.org; which will include managing a growth in multimedia content creation, overseeing an expansion of innovative digital marketing approaches, and working to build the site's audience and broaden its reach. He/she will be responsible for providing strategic management and oversight of the department's operations; and will collaborate with CFR's leadership team on content development geared to their constituents.

The General Manager will report to the Executive Vice President, and work closely with CFR' s President, vice presidents, and Editor of CFR.org.

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

  • Providing strategic direction on the full website, including but not limited to:
    • Evaluating the design and components of the website, with a goal of making the site more intuitive and engaging for users
    • Driving innovation on the site, including developing effective ways of packaging content to increase reach
    • Developing effective metrics to measure site traffic and engagement
    • Contributing to social media strategy, digital marketing, CFR branding questions, and digital partnerships
  • Managing the operational growth in the department, including supervising departmental staff and managing the departmental budget
  • Working collaboratively with department heads on developing content that will be geared towards their constituents
  • Representing the department in cross-departmental initiatives

Qualifications:

  • Significant related experience that combines providing strategic direction on web design and digital marketing as well as content. An experienced web executive who will understand CFR content and its value, and will be able to look at the site as a whole as well as on a product level.
  • Significant management and supervisory experience in a deadline driven and collaborative environment.
  • Proven consensus building skills with internal leadership and external business partners
  • Strong experience in digital media and social media; including in the development of strategies to maximize content presence
  • Significant experience in assessing website usability and developing effective analytics
  • Understanding of digital and video production
  • Degree in related field and demonstrated interest in international relations preferred

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.

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.

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: August 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, Asia Studies


Posted: January 2015 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Title:                     Research Associate, Asia Studies

 

Salary:                  Based upon education and experience

 

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 Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program.  The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Researching specific areas as requested by the Fellow. Tracking both English and Chinese language news and data sources on technology, innovation, and cybersecurity.
  • Handling writing assignments, including research findings summaries and business writing.
  • Providing administrative support to the Fellow, including answering telephones, handling correspondence, and responding to media requests.
  • Coordinating events, including arranging mailings, preparing invitations, making travel arrangements, scheduling, 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.
  • Assisting the fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed

 

Qualifications:

 

  • BA degree in International Relations or a related field, with high academic credentials and a concentration on Chinese studies (MA degree a plus) 
  • Advanced Mandarin Chinese language skills are required, with the ability to conduct research with Chinese language materials (familiarity with the Chinese Internet, bulletin boards, and social networking sites a plus)
  • 1 year related administrative and/or internship experience
  • Strong research, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Email, including advanced functions such as mail merge

 

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 magazine 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 address below.  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 2015

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 Building Engineer


Posted: January 2015 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Facility and Event Operations

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

TitleSenior Building Engineer, Facility Operations

 

Salary: Based on education and experience

 

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 Senior 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, and assist with the coordination of external contractors
  • 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 inclement weather occurrences,  and building evacuation drills.
  • 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 5 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, customer service attitude, ability to work on a team, and highest level of dependability and professionalism
  • Ability to lift and carry weight in excess of 50 pounds (i.e. - packages, office furniture, etc.)
  • 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 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. 

 

January 2015

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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Web Developer


Posted: October 2014 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Web Management and Development

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking a back-end web developer to join its five-member Web engineering team. The team leads the development of CFR's two main websites – www.cfr.org and www.foreignaffairs.com – along with related activities such as creating mobile apps and interactive data visualizations. You will report to the Manager of Software Development within a department of twelve digital media professionals overall.

The major responsibilities of the position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing code and mark-up to projects such as:

    • Creating a scalable system of customizable micro-sites for CFR departments and programs

    • Delivering new educational products, such as simulations of government responses to international crises, for college audiences

    • Expanding CFR's portfolio of multimedia products such as long-form video and podcasts

    • Extending the capabilities of a custom PHP-based CMS

    • Creating RESTful API services between the CFR websites and partner/provider sites

    • Optimizing the CFR websites for fast performance

  • Participating in the Scrum developer workflow: software estimation, code reviews, product demos, and sprint reviews

  • Assisting with software testing and QA activities

  • Collaborating with third-party vendors and partners, including off-shored contractors, security and sysadmin consultants, and SAAS providers

  • Assisting with other departmental priorities, as needed

Required qualifications:

  • Three or more years of experience as a Web developer in LAMP environments

  • Expert proficiency with the following tools and technologies:

    • Object-oriented PHP 5.x and the HTML5 DOM

    • MySQL and Apache

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and/or CentOS

    • AWS or similar cloud-hosting providers

    • Git and GitHub

    • Caching systems: memcache, varnish, CDNs, etc.

    • Charles Proxy for debugging JavaScript such as server-side Ajax calls

    • Cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility solutions

    • Responsive Web Design (RWD) and mobile optimization

    • Drupal 7.x a plus

    • WordPress plugin development a plus

    • Website metrics implementation (Adobe/Omniture, DoubleClick, etc) a plus

  • Understanding of the open-source software milieu

  • Demonstrable evidence of business-class oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrable activity in the community of software professionals, for example through personal Github repositories, StackOverflow reputation, or personal blogging

  • Experience in the media industry, publishing, or work on paid-content sites, a plus

  • Bachelor's degree in related field

CFR is a leading independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. Founded in 1921, CFR is dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens to better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. CFR, with headquarters located in New York City and an office in Washington, DC, conducts outreach programs to target constituencies nationwide. The organization's 4,500+ members are leaders in global issues and include representatives from a broad range of fields. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal 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.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to the Human Resources department to the below address. 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 diverse backgrounds.

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, Japan Studies


Posted: January 2015 Location: Washington Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Title:                     Research Associate, Japan Studies

 

Location:            Washington, D.C. Office

 

Salary:                Based on education and experience                    

 

 

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 Japanese studies.

 

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

  • Providing administrative support to the Senior Fellow, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls, travel arrangements, and drafting correspondence
  • Researching specific areas for articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the Senior Fellow
  • Coordinating events logistics, including preparing invitations, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Assisting with the drafting, proofreading and editing of written material
  • Managing social media and other digital tools
  • Managing budgets, including tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information, writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, or related social sciences field, with high academic achievement; coursework in Japan studies required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Japanese language proficiency required
  • Related internship or administrative experience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Twitter or other social media

 

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: January 2015

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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