29JAN - Assistant Director, Outreach - Council on Foreign Relations - Deadline: N/A


Organization Description
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 5,000+ 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.

Job Description
The goal of CFR’s Outreach Initiatives is to connect with leaders in a cross-section of American life, including religious leaders and scholars; students, teachers, professors, and higher education administrators; and civic and community leaders. The assistant director will primarily support CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative, which provides a forum for congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations to interact with CFR experts and discuss a broad range of international issues. In addition, the National Program & Outreach Department seeks to energize foreign policy discussions nationwide among CFR members and other community leaders.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Planning and logistics of Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative roundtables, conference calls, workshops, and conferences by drafting and sending event-related correspondence, tracking responses and participation, researching background materials, preparing meeting materials, drafting thank you notes, updating meeting records in organizational database, completing post-event reports, and participating in brainstorming for program topics
  • Cultivating strong relationships with new and existing Outreach constituents through regular email correspondence and calls, as well as periodic meetings and events
  • Using the organization’s database of contacts to analyze trends as well as to research target audiences and speakers
  • Coordinating traditional, online, and social media marketing of CFR materials and publications to Outreach constituents and tracking the results—this includes placing print and online ads and developing the online content for the dedicated Outreach Initiative webpages, monthly eNewsletters, and Twitter feeds
  • Overseeing tracking of Outreach activities in calendars, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Providing general project support to the department, including attending and working at National Program and Outreach events held outside of business hours

Job Requirements

  • Minimum three years of work in an office setting with programming and project management responsibilities
  • Experience working with diverse sectors and leaders; preferably with religious leaders, academics, and related constituencies
  • Understanding of and interest in diverse faith traditions and religious communities
  • General current knowledge of international relations and U.S. foreign policy issues
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with an ability to effectively multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiastic team player with positive and flexible attitude, ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • MA in a field related to religion and foreign policy with high academic achievement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Strong MS Word, Excel, and database skills
  • Experience analyzing, interpreting, and representing data preferred
  • Social media experience preferred
  • Experience working with budgets and billing preferred

How to Apply
Qualified candidates should email 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. 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893

Deadline – N/A