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Program Coordinator, Outreach

CFR Outreach works to raise the profile of the organization and develop relationships with communities across the United States, including college and university educators, administrators, and students; congregational leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations; state and local officials; and local journalists. This program coordinator position will focus on cultivating relations with the academic community including professors, administrators, and students in tertiary educational institutions. Primary responsibilities will be connecting this constituency with CFR’s research and analysis and providing forums to discuss international relations and the role of the United States in the world.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):
Assisting with planning and logistics for Academic Outreach programming including two webinar series, briefings, an annual workshop, and participation in educational association conferences. Tasks include brainstorming speaker and topic ideas, scheduling and implementation of events, drafting correspondence, researching background resources, preparing meeting materials, and drafting reports.
Disseminating CFR publications including selecting content and drafting blurbs for the CFR Academic webpage and monthly eNewsletter.
Raising the CFR Academic profile via email campaigns, conference ads, and the CFR Academic Twitter page.
Maintaining a large database of contacts, including researching and compiling contact information for new constituents.
Monitoring the CFR Academic inbox: managing RSVPs, responding to queries, and cultivating new and existing relationships with constituents.
Building pages in the content management system to publish on
Upkeeping calendars.
Tracking metrics and conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis for reporting purposes and as a basis for strategic decisions.
Processing vouchers for payment and assisting with the CFR Academic budget.
Supporting other team members and department-wide projects and programming as needed.
Cultivating institutional diversity.

Three years program planning experience that includes database entry and logistical tasks related to event planning.
BA in international relations or related field with high academic achievement and an interest in world affairs and current foreign policy issues.
Experience working with populations from diverse sectors, preferably with academic communities.
Superior organizational and time management skills with an ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines.
Enthusiastic team player with positive and flexible attitude, ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a hybrid environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Detail oriented with strong proofreading and editing skills.
Strong MS Word, Excel, and database skills.

About CFR
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,

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.


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