Council on Foreign Relations

Event Coordinator

Facility and Event Operations


The Council on Foreign Relations’ DC office is located just one block from the White House. It is home to a state-of-the-art conference center and is used for several hundred meetings a year. It is also rented for numerous rental events each year. The Event Coordinator will provide support to the Event Operations team based out of the Washington, DC office.

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

  • Plan, coordinate, and manage event logistics for CFR and rentals events.
  • Partner with event stakeholders (facilities and audio visual staff) and work closely with event leads on managing timelines, menu planning, room setups, audio visual needs and serve as the day of event planner for events in person, virtually, and hybrid which can require early mornings, late evenings, and weekends.
  • Coordinate the audio visual and logistics for virtual events including operating events, creating virtual events, ensuring proper details are captured, and running the event from start to finish.
  • Provide administrative support to the Event Management team on a variety of new and existing projects and challenges that come up including event scheduling, catering, and client relations.
  • Provide and uphold a courteous, positive, professional and cooperative attitude with the staff, vendors, and guests.


  • Degree in hospitality, event management, communications or marketing preferred but not required.
  • 2+ years related experience; corporate hotel/banquet, catering and/or event experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong administrative experience including the ability to manage multiple priorities on deadline.
  • Outstanding customer service, communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • As this role is designated as essential personnel the availability to work flexible hours upon request, including early mornings, late evenings, and during periods of inclement weather is required.
  • Ability to lift equipment and furniture.

Pay Range

$55,000 to $65,000 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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