Council on Foreign Relations

  • Event Associate, Washington, DC

    Facility and Event Operations
  • Overview

    The Event Associate will provide support to the Event Management team in the Washington office. 

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

    • Working closely with the Event Management team to schedule all CFR events in the Washington office.
    • Managing catering orders, logistics and staffing for all Studies Department meetings including working closely with event leads to ensure a successful event.
    • Assisting in staffing all meetings and Special Events.
    • Providing administrative support to the Events Management team through assisting with inventory control, processing bills, ordering supplies, and drafting client documents.
    • Compiling event reports for the Special Events department and CFR events.
    • Overseeing the arrangements for and operations of audio visual needs and equipment for CFR and Special Events.
    • Handling routine office functions such as maintaining the appearance of conference space and ensuring proper operation of equipment.


    • BA in hospitality, event management, communications or marketing preferred but not required.
    • 1-2 years event, customer service or hospitality experience.
    • Highly experienced in MS Word, Excel and email, database experience preferred.
    • Strong interest in meetings and events. 
    • Availability to work flexible hours, including early mornings and late evenings.
    • Exceptional attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication skills and phone manner.
    • Experience in handling and prioritizing multiple tasks and excellent time management skills.
    • Ability to work effectively on a team, as well as independently.

    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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