23SEP - Program Associate, Washington and Independent Task Force Programs - 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 journal on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on itsaward-winning website, CFR.org.

Location - 1777 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

Job Description

The Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) Washington Program seeks to inform the policy conversation in Washington and foreign capitals by bringing CFR analysis to policymakers on Capitol Hill, in the executive branch of the U.S. government, and representatives of foreign governments.  The Independent Task Force Program directs in-depth studies on issues of current and critical importance to U.S. foreign policy, convening groups possessing diverse expertise to develop recommendations for decision-makers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Providing general support for  the work and activities of the Washington Program and Independent Task Force Program teams

  • Assisting team members with direct outreach to members of the U.S. Senate, House, executive branch, and foreign embassies—working to get CFR experts and publications before leading foreign policy decision-makers through briefings, roundtable meetings, and a variety of other fora

  • Assisting with the development, funding, meetings, writing and editing, marketing, distribution, and outreach for each Independent Task Force

  • Supporting the research, editing  and publication process for Task Force scope papers and report drafts

  • Drafting internal and external correspondence and documents including weekly reports, board updates, and responses to general inquiries for the Washington and Independent Task Force Programs

  • Tracking international affairs developments

  • Coordinating logistics for a variety of meetings, including scheduling, arranging travel, drafting invitations, sending and monitoring event invitations, and making catering arrangements

  • Developing strategic distribution lists for CFR products

  • Administrative duties as directed


Job Requirements

  • BA in International Relations or a related field with high academic achievement

  • One to two years of related experience, with some event planning experience preferred

  • Strong research skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proofreading and editing ability

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to multi-task

  • Ability to work both independently and on a team

  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and database management

  • Ability to work flexible hours (many events are held over breakfast or in the evening)


How to Apply

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.                        



 Deadline - N/A