Council on Foreign Relations

  • Deputy Director, Education Content

    New York
  • Overview

    The Council on Foreign Relations is creating innovative educational resources, which seek to equip students and the interested public with the skills, knowledge, and perspective—the global literacy—required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape our world. These resources include World101, a growing library of multimedia primers explaining the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy; and Model Diplomacy, a multimedia simulation program that invites participants to role-play in the context of National Security Council and UN Security Council meetings. Both products come with an array of teaching resources and activities aimed at high school and college instructors and their students.


    The Deputy Director, Education Content will develop appropriate pedagogical assets for both digital learning products and serve as a liaison to the education community. Target audiences include high school and college students and instructors, and life-long learners.

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

    • Creating teaching resources, including lesson plans, assessments (essay, short-answer, and multiple-choice), and classroom discussion questions and activities related to international relations and foreign policy topics
    • Aligning content with Common Core and AP standards for World History, European History, and U.S. History
    • Developing content and resources in order to ensure the highest possible adoption rates for both products
    • Working to ensure consistent pedagogical underpinnings for multimedia content 
    • Developing messaging and promotional materials that will appeal to instructors
    • Attending conferences to interact with educators, explain and answer questions about World101 and Model Diplomacy, products, and promote the adoption of both products
    • Writing measurable learning and performance objectives for educational products
    • Participating in product research, including educator interviews and focus groups 
    • Designing and managing professional development workshops for high school and college instructors


    • 6+ years of experience teaching relevant subjects (e.g., world history, U.S. history, political science, or international relations) at the advanced high school and/or college level 
    • Degree in international relations or a related field 
    • Prior instructional/curricular design experience
    • Public speaking experience strongly preferred
    • Experience managing professional development workshops for educators preferred
    • Prior exposure to storytelling in a digital environment
    • Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven, collaborative environment
    • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail

    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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