13MAY - Research Associate, National Security - CFR - Deadline: N/A



Organization Description
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 4,900+ 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.

Location – 58 East 68th Street, New York, NY

Job Description
CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks, with a widely respected and influential research staff.  The Studies Program’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

The Research Associate will report to a Senior Fellow in national security.

Job Responsibilities

  • Researching specific areas for articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the fellow
  • Assisting with the drafting, proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written material, under the direction of the fellow
  • 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
  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
  • 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 fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed
  • Provide support across departmental lines and for other fellows, upon request

Job Requirements

  • Degree in History, International Relations or a related field, with a focus on national security; demonstrated high academic credentials
  • Advanced degree a plus
  • 1+ years related internship and administrative experience
  • Excellent research skills and experience; experience with archival research a plus
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to effectively proofread and edit
  • Highly organized with the proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, and the Internet
  • Foreign language fluency a plus

How to Apply
Qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at humanresources@cfr.org.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. 

Deadline – N/A