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August 08, 2013

Interdepartmental Program Assistant


Location: Washington, DC

The Interdepartmental Program Assistant is part of the Human Resources department, reports to the Associate Director, Human Resources, and is assigned to work Reception Services and in departments that request help with general duties and deadlines. The position is an excellent introduction to the operations of the CFR and may lead to promotion, depending on availability of positions and job performance.

The principal responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

Perform reception duties at Reception Services, including greeting and announcing visitors and answering CFR's switchboard, which has a high volume of calls
Checking in guests for meetings and assisting with events logistics
Substituting for a staff member who is out of the office, including handling event coordination, Microsoft office work, and possibly proofreading, editing, research and business writing
Assisting a department that is working on a deadline or is preparing for a large event or conference
Assisting in the Human Resources department, including staff event support and recruitment support, as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in International Relations or related area with high academic achievement
Related administrative and office experience
Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
Highly organized with strong attention to detail
Strong writing, research, and organizational skills
Flexibility to adapt to a changing schedule and multitasking several projects at one time
Availability to work overtime
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, CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the below 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.

Posted: July 2013

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490

Posted by sjadrich at August 8, 2013 02:53 PM


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