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August 08, 2013

Program Coordinator, New York Meetings- Council on Foreign Relations


Location: New York

New York Meetings provides CFR members in New York with the opportunity to exchange ideas with international policymakers, opinion shapers, and respected experts on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. Each year, New York Meetings convenes over 150 programs including panel discussions, film screenings, single-speaker events, debates, roundtable discussions, videoconferences, conference calls, symposia, and conferences. New York Meetings also organizes events and trips for CFR's term members.

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

Developing and researching ideas for potential speakers and topics for meetings.
Acting as a liaison between CFR and the presiders and speakers for each event, including providing all the necessary details for each meeting such as room set up, discussion format, and registered attendees.
Coordinating logistics for meetings, including drafting meeting announcements, speaker and presider invitations, maintaining database of event information, audience development, posting meeting information and related readings on the CFR member website, attending meetings to oversee logistics, and working closely with CFR's event management staff and other departments.
Coordinating logistics for term member roundtables, workshops, and trips.
Handling post event follow-up work, including writing thank you letters to speakers and presiders, and processing vouchers.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in International Relations or related field with high academic achievement and knowledge of current foreign policy issues required; Master's degree strongly preferred.
At least 2 years related experience, including experience managing all administrative aspects of event planning and corresponding with high-level speakers.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
Strong MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and database skills.
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team.
Flexible schedule to accommodate early morning and evening events.
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: June 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 02:51 PM


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