Council on Foreign Relations

Assistant Director, Teaching and Learning

New York


The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) creates innovative educational resources that seek to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and perspective—the global literacy—required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape today’s world. These resources include World101, a growing library of multimedia primers that explain the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy; Model Diplomacy, a multimedia simulation program that invites students to play the role of members of the National Security Council and UN Security Council; and Convene the Council, an educational video game developed in collaboration with iCivics to teach students as young as twelve how foreign policy is made. Each product comes with companion teaching resources and activities appropriate for a specific target audience, be it high school teachers, college professors, and/or their students.


Working under the supervision of the Director, Teaching and Learning, the Assistant Director, Teaching and Learning will collaborate on the development of all teaching resources to ensure products are accessible and effective for teachers and students.

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

  • Supporting the Director, Teaching and Learning with the development of all teaching resources (lesson plans, activities, and assessments (including a possible credential).
  • Ensuring products are accessible and effective for teachers and students based on development feedback.
  • Supporting the Director, Business Development on pedagogical partnerships.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and determining how to increase social studies teachers’ usage of CFR Education materials and implementing a concrete plan to accomplish this goal.
  • Developing an educator implementation guide.
  • Managing professional development workshops, attending conferences, providing ongoing teacher support, and implementing all aspects of how to use CFR Education products in classrooms.


  • 4+ years’ experience teaching social studies at the high school level and writing supplemental curriculum.
  • Degree in international relations or a related field with high academic credentials and broad knowledge of current foreign policy issues.
  • Superior writing, editing, proofreading, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with editors, experts, and senior management.
  • Experience with digital publishing and editorial workflows.
  • Flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Proven ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team, balancing multiple projects while meeting deadlines.

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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