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August 08, 2013

Program Assistant, Executive Office, Council on Foreign Relations


Location: New York

The executive office program assistant will work under the direction of the chief of staff to the president of the Council on Foreign Relations. Qualified candidates will have related experience that required judgment, strong writing and editing ability, the ability to prioritize, and experience dealing with high profile individuals. The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

Drafting correspondence and memos for the chief of staff and the president
Proofreading and editing correspondence submitted by Council departments, including meeting invitations, acknowledgment letters, and background briefs
Tracking and filing written materials
Providing administrative support to the Council president, chief of staff, and members of the Executive Office staff, including answering telephones, greeting guests, scheduling, responding to requests for information, and interacting with other Council departments
Supporting the planning of three Board of Directors meetings each year, including preparation of background materials
Assisting the chief of staff and the members of the Executive Office staff as needed for special projects
Aiding in some research on foreign policy issues

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations or a related field, with high academic credentials and awareness of current foreign policy issues
Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
Outstanding communication skills and professional demeanor
Proficiency in word processing, Excel, database management, and social media platforms
Relevant internship and/or administrative experience with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks on deadline
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: August 2013

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

Posted by sjadrich at August 8, 2013 02:49 PM


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