Council on Foreign Relations

Facility Operations Assistant

Facility and Event Operations
New York


The Facility Operations Assistant, will work in CFR’s Facility Operations department, and report directly to the Manager of Public Space.


This is a full-time position, and the hours of this position are Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Monday through Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.  However, this position is considered essential personnel, and will be expected to work flexible hours upon request.

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

  • Perform basic repairs and operate tools or equipment used in routine maintenance.
  • Provide assistance with set-up and breakdown of furniture in event spaces and offices.
  • Perform cleaning of building interior and exterior.
  • Perform maintenance of wood and marble floors.
  • Ability paint and plaster.
  • Remove snow and ice, and keep sidewalks clean and safe during inclement weather.
  • Assist with other related duties as requested or required.
  • Assist with monitoring and responding to Fire Alarms, Security Alarms, etc.


  • At least 2 years related facilities/building experience in a high profile organization, corporation, or high rise apartment complex.
  • Knowledge of building operating systems, i.e. HVAC, plumbing, electrical.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Strong customer service and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highest level of dependability and professionalism.
  • Strong attention to detail with proven ability to multi-tasking.
  • Ability to work independently and on a team; positive, proactive, flexible, results-oriented team player.
  • Availability to work flexible hours which includes weekends and overtime.
  • Ability to lift and carry weight in excess of 70 pounds (i.e. packages, office furniture, etc.)


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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