The Roosevelt Institute is looking for qualified candidates to fill the positions listed below.
Posted: October 22, 2015
Location: NYC Preferred
About the Roosevelt Institute
Until economic and social rules work for all Americans, they’re not working. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines the rules to create a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We are a 21st century think tank bringing together multiple generations of thinkers and leaders to help drive key economic and social debates and have local and national impact. We advance this mission through the work of our staff, fellows, and network of students and alumni.
This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, passionate, and ambitious digital professional to join an organization working to reimagine the rules of America’s social and economic policies. Fresh off a comprehensive rebrand and new web site launch, the Senior Digital Associate will have a key role in reimagining digital strategy for a think tank and national student and alumni network.
The Senior Digital Associate will develop and implement integrated digital campaigns to elevate the work of fellows, staff, students, and alumni; manage Roosevelt social media properties, the Roosevelt web site, and Roosevelt contact lists; develop and implement a strategic email program to reach key audiences and funders; and work with the development team to increase online giving and communications with funders and prospective funders.
Roosevelt works on a wide range of projects addressing economic inequality, financialization, the future of work, race and gender discrimination, and policy proposals written and enacted by college students across the country. The Senior Digital Associate reports to the Vice President and Strategic Communications Director and serves on a team with the Graphic Designer, Senior Communications Associate, and Editorial Manager.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Develop and implement industry-leading integrated digital campaigns to elevate the work of fellows, staff, students, alumni, and the overall Roosevelt profile and meet key Roosevelt Institute goals.
- Manage Roosevelt social media properties and the Roosevelt website on a daily basis—including upkeep of an editorial calendar.
- Manage the development and upkeep of multiple Roosevelt lists.
- Develop and implement a strategic email program to reach key audiences and funders.
- Research opportunities to target new audiences and set/reach growth goals.
- Work with development team to write, produce, and send constituent emails for outreach, engagement, and fundraising.
- Develop key metrics and provide ongoing analysis of Roosevelt’s digital strategy, making suggested revisions to strategy as needed.
- Manage and maintain vendor accounts related to digital strategy.
- Build alliances with digital leads from partner organizations.
- Promote Roosevelt work to key digital influentials.
- Support Roosevelt projects and initiatives.
Qualifications and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience in digital strategy or related field.
- In-depth understanding of web/online communications strategy and the latest technologies to enhance the profile and work of Roosevelt.
- Familiarity with CMS and CRM systems.
- Experience with Nationbuilder, WordPress, and Salesforce.
- Experience with managing substantial contact lists and growing contact lists.
- Self-driven working style and ability to juggle multiple projects at a time.
- Knowledge of social media platforms and new technologies.
- Familiarity with web analytics.
- Digital marketing and fundraising expertise.
- Ability to translate tech-speak to non-tech co-workers.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
- Keen attention to organization, detail, and deadlines.
- Passion for the mission of the Roosevelt Institute.
- Interest in policy issues.
- Familiarity with basic graphic design and photo editing preferred.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The Roosevelt Institute reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. This is a full-time, salaried position.
The Roosevelt Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. There is a handicapped-accessible, all gender/gender neutral bathroom on site. We offer competitive salaries, a rewarding, friendly, supportive, and collaborative work environment, excellent health insurance coverage, paid time off, and employer pension contributions when eligibility criteria are met.
Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to jobs[at]rooseveltinstitute[dot]org with “Senior Digital Associate” in the title. No phone calls, please.
Posted: September 16, 2015
The Roosevelt Institute seeks an experienced and dedicated development professional to manage the Roosevelt Institute’s fundraising efforts for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.
The Director will implement and help develop a broad strategy for the Library’s development activities. Reporting formally to the CEO of the Roosevelt Institute and working closely both programmatically and strategically with the Director of the FDR Library, he/she will oversee and execute all aspects of fundraising activities for the Library including; the cultivation, stewardship and direct solicitation of individual and institutional gifts; and Trustee management. The Director will also assist in planning and executing fundraising, stewardship and cultivation events; and conduct prospect research.
Designed by Franklin Roosevelt and dedicated on June 30, 1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is the nation’s first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. Every president since FDR has followed his example and established a presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The Roosevelt Library’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the lives and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their continuing impact on contemporary life. This work is carried out through the Library’s archives and research room, museum collections and exhibitions, innovative educational programs, and engaging public programming.
The Library is overseen and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, while the Library’s fundraising efforts are supported by its non-profit partner, the Roosevelt Institute.
- Partner with Library Director on implementing a broad fundraising strategy to increase donor acquisition, donor retention, and upgrades
- Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward lead annual gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations
- Conduct multiple face-to-face visits each month
- Assist the Library Director in engaging, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding the Library’s Trustees
- Conduct prospect research
- Help maintain and grow an existing Library membership program
- Help plan fundraising, steward ship and cultivation events
- Design, prepare, and distribute print and electronic appeals
- 4 – 6 years of related experience with a strong emphasis on individual giving
- Ability to work with high level corporate and government officials
- Direct experience with corporate or foundation giving
- Fluency with social media and digital communications tools
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Detail oriented
- Outgoing positive personality with strong work ethic
- Ability to work occasional evening /weekend hours
- Interest in history preferred
Salary commensurate with experience, with a full, competitive benefits package.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The Roosevelt Institute reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
The Roosevelt Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. There is a handicap accessible, all gender/gender neutral bathroom on site. We offer competitive salaries, a rewarding, friendly, supportive, collaborative work environment, excellent health insurance coverage, paid time off and an employer-matched 403b plan if eligible.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs[at]rooseveltinstitute[dot]org with “Director of Development” in the title. No phone calls, please.