Location: New York
Salary: Based upon experience
The Corporate Program, the Council's primary point of contact with the private sector, offers a unique forum for executives of approximately 170 leading business and financial firms to explore issues at the nexus of business and foreign policy. Corporate members are offered an array of programming options, including conference calls, roundtable discussions, general meetings, and a two-day annual conference held in the spring. Corporate Affairs and Strategic Partnerships develops targeted partnerships with member companies in the leadership tiers, and engages CFR's Global Board of Advisers, a group of prominent leaders, to strengthen CFR's understanding of international perspectives, while also enhancing the dialogue between U.S. leaders in international affairs and their counterparts from other countries.
The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:
· Work closely with the Corporate and Strategic Partnerships team to ensure the highest level of member interaction and relations
· Manage the email, web, and phone registration process for over 100 events per year
· Maintenance of contact database, including updating contact information, sending welcome materials to new contacts, and tracking relevant interactions
· Work closely with other team members in support of overall departmental priorities, including general administrative support, news monitoring, and preparation of background briefing materials.
· Frequent phone interaction and email correspondence with corporate members
· Liaise with the Information Services department to troubleshoot database issues and maintenance problems and individual web log-ins
· Assist with department-sponsored events and meetings, including early morning breakfasts and evening meetings
· Degree in international affairs, international business, or related field with high academic achievement
· Prior administrative experience preferred
· Interest in issues at the nexus of business and policy
· Ability to work a flexible schedule; including early morning and late evening meetings
· Proficiency in MS Word and Excel; html and database management experience a plus
· Excellent communication skills, including writing and proofreading
· Detail oriented, self-starter with the ability to work effectively, both independently and on a team
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 4,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal 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 mail, email or fax 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.
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