Council on Foreign Relations

  • Program Associate, Corporate Affairs

    Corporate Affairs
    New York
  • Overview

    The Corporate Program consists of some 140 U.S. and foreign corporations from all business sectors, and engages the corporate community in the Council's work. The program provides a high-level forum for corporate executives to exchange views with their peers in the private and public sectors on a wide range of wide range of issues at the intersection of business and foreign policy. Members also gain access to information and analysis by Council researchers and other experts.

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

    • Report to and work closely with Director, Corporate Programming to coordinate the development and execution of New York Corporate Affairs programming (roundtables, conference calls, special events, etc.) on topics at the nexus of business and policy for senior executives from leading global companies and experts from the business community
    • Oversee New York Corporate Affairs event logistics lifecycle from speaker coordination to event-day and follow-up responsibilities
    • Provide administrative support including arranging officiator travel and processing invoices and vouchers
    • Research and remain current on relevant topics and regions for member companies and prospect member companies
    • Work closely with other team members and other departments in support of overall departmental and institutional priorities and provide assistance across departmental lines upon request
    • Staff Corporate Program events as well as meetings hosted by other departments, as needed


    • Bachelor’s Degree in international affairs, international business, or related field with high academic achievement
    • Minimum one year of related experience including some business experience or relevant experience in a similar organization
    • Strong understanding of the business world, including issues that are at the center of business and policy
    • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
    • Detail oriented, self-starter with the ability to work effectively both independently and on a team
    • Excellent communication skills, both across departmental lines and with high-profile members and executives
    • Event planning experience strongly preferred
    • Strong proficiency in MS Word, and Excel, knowledge of HTML and database management a plus
    • Flexible schedule to work during early morning and evening events

    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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