Interdepartmental Program Assistant

Council on Foreign Relations
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jan 31

Position description


The Interdepartmental Program Assistant is part of the Human Resources department, reports to the Director, Human Resources, and is assigned to work Reception Services and in departments that request help with general duties and deadlines.  The position is an excellent introduction to the operations of the CFR and may lead to promotion, depending on availability of positions and job performance.

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

  • Perform reception duties at Reception Services, including greeting and announcing visitors and answering CFR’s high volume switchboard
  • Checking in guests for meetings and assisting with events logistics
  • Substituting for a staff member who is out of the office, including handling event coordination, Microsoft office work, and possibly proofreading, editing, research and business writing
  • Assisting a department that is working on a deadline or is preparing for a large event or conference
  • Assisting in the Human Resources department, including staff event support and recruitment support, as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations or related area with high academic achievement
  • Related administrative and office experience
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Strong writing, research, and organizational skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to a changing schedule and work on multiple assignments at once
  • Availability to work overtime
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