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The Council brings together people who are passionate about the world's most pressing issues and invites everyone into the conversation to ensure we consider diverse perspectives that push us to think, grow, and move forward. If you're likewise invested in the world's most pressing issues—if you want to help shape our global future—you’d find yourself in good company here. We hope you'll apply and be part of our growing team.

For the safety and well-being of our staff, we require that all prospective employees submit proof of an up-to-date COVID vaccination and booster record or seek a reasonable accommodation for a religious or medical reason prior to their first day of employment.

Open Positions

Throughout the year we have opportunities ranging from research and program support, to fundraising, to communications, and technology.

The person in this hands-on role will work creatively and collaboratively, with speed and accuracy, to brainstorm ideas, develop concepts, and produce distinctive visuals for web stories, newsletters, social media, data journalism, and videos.

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The person in this role will support strategies that maximize our reach while finding ways to meaningfully invite communities to engage with the Council in creating a more open world.

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The work will involve reporting and writing for newsletters, a new website, and other platforms while using best practices to optimize for reach.

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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is seeking a Style & Standards Editor to ensure that everything we publish is clear, accurate, and fair.

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This position will strategically plan, evaluate, and lead efforts to optimize the support of the organization through the Council’s operations functions including finance, accounting, legal, information technology (IT), human resources (HR), and physical infrastructure/facility-related matters.

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This person is a corporate fundraising and partnership professional who works with the director to ensure that corporate donors are contributing to and participating in the Council's offerings at the highest levels.

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Internships The Council offers undergraduate juniors and seniors, and graduate students the opportunity to learn about our organization and participate in a variety of duties associated with ongoing projects through its internship program.
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Leadership development opportunities From membership to the Emerging Leaders Program, the Council offers myriad ways to engage in Chicago’s rich international affairs community.

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