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Research Associate, International Institutions and Global Governance-Council on Foreign Relations

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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 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, www.cfr.org.

Location - 1777 F Street NW, Washington, DC, 20006, US 

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 aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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

  • Reviewing content on IIGG website, proposing ideas for weekly featured content, and drafting newsletters on updates to website

  • Providing administrative support for the Council of Councils initiative, including preparation for the annual conference and ongoing projects, such as the report card on international cooperation

  • Assisting in multimedia aspects of the website, including online advertisements

  • Maintaining and updating the Global Governance Monitor

  • 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

  • Assisting with the drafting, proofreading and editing of written material

  • 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

  • Managing budgets, including tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information, writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement

Job Requirements

  • Degree in International Relations, Political Science or related social sciences field, with high academic achievement.

  • 1+ year related research and administrative experience

  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and Internet research

  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills

  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail

How to Apply

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
202.509.8400 fax 202.509.8490

humanresources@cfr.org www.cfr.org

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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