Council on Foreign Relations

Building Engineer, Facility and Event Operations

Facility and Event Operations
New York


The Building Engineer, Facility and Event Operations will work in CFR’s Facility Operations department, and report directly to Deputy Director, Building Operations.


This is a full-time position, and the hours of this position are Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Monday through Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.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):

  • Assist in routine maintenance work on mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems
  • Carpentry, drywall, painting, basic equipment repairs, etc.
  • Knowledge of Life Safety & Security Systems (includes Fire Alarm Panel, Security Alarms, etc.)
  • Provide assistance with set-up and breakdown of  furniture in event spaces
  • Remove snow and ice, and keep sidewalks clean and safe during inclement weather
  • Ensure the cleanliness and appearance of both interior and exterior of the building areas
  • Assist with other related duties as requested or required


  • At least 5 years related facilities/building experience in a high profile organization, corporation, or high rise apartment complex
  • Knowledge of building operating systems, i.e. BMS System (monitors our HVAC & Boilers)
  • 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-task
  • Ability to work independently, and on a team; positive, proactive, flexible, results-oriented team player
  • Ability to work flexible and periodic long hours, including periodically on holidays and weekends
  • Ability to lift and carry weight in excess of 70 pounds (i.e. packages, office furniture, etc.)

Pay Range

$57,000 to $62,000 per year

Pay commensurate with experience and education

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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