27AUG - Assistant Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations - Deadline: N/A



Organization 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 aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.  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 4,900+ 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 itsaward-winning website, CFR.org.


1777 F Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

Job Description

As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the work of multiple programs, including geoeconomics, cybersecurity policy, and U.S. foreign policy. The research associate will provide half-time support to the Douglas Dillon Fellow, focusing on the international energy markets, clean energy technology, and climate policy, in addition to short-term assignments as requested by the Studies program.


Job Responsibilities

  • Providing research for books, articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested

  • Providing logistical and administrative support, handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information

  • 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

  • Substituting for a staff member who is out of the office, and/or assisting a program that is working on a deadline or preparing for a large event

  • Tracking news and data sources

  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written material


Job Requirements

  • BA/BS in International Affairs, Economics, or other related quantitative field, with strong academic credentials

  • One or more years related research and administrative experience

  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills

  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Outstanding mathematics, computer (particularly Excel modeling), writing, and research skills

  • Flexibility to adapt to a changing assignment and multitasking several projects at one time

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment

  • Knowledge and/or interest in energy economics and/or clean energy technology preferred


How to Apply

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume, cover letter and two writing samples 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 -  Open until filled