Student Leadership 2018-2019

In 2018, our political institutions are under attack from the inside, and our political leadership is failing to enact policies that help those most in need. That’s why we need a new generation of leaders committed to fighting for their ideas and their values.

Our national leadership team ensures the network’s success each year by organizing our people, strategizing and supporting policy projects, communicating our message, and influencing decision-makers.

Our New Chapters Coordinators, Regional Coordinators, and Chapter Organizers are organizing their fellow Roosevelters and chapters to build power in their communities. Meanwhile, our Communications Coordinators and Policy Coordinators focus on writing, organizing, and advocating for the ideas of their fellow Roosevelters. You must be an undergraduate student during the 2018-19 school year to be eligible for the position.

Positions and descriptions are listed below. If you have questions, please contact Katie Kirchner –

Applications for the 2018-19 cohort are now closed.

Regional Coordinator (RC) – One per region

  • Responsible for regional vision and impact goals set at Hyde Park
  • Manage regional team
  • Responsible for scheduling and running regional strategy calls
  • Facilitates chapter to chapter collaboration across the region
  • Facilitates coordination between regional team and other National Leadership members (ie. develop regional communication goals, plan conferences and research with PCs)
  • Point of contact for regional partnerships (partner organizations, coalitions, etc.)
  • Point of contact for alumni
  • Manages regional budget
  • Uses regional tools like Trello and Slack

Chapter Organizer (CO) – One per region 

  • Supports the work of established Roosevelt chapters through strategic planning and operational support
  • Helps grow and develop newly established chapters
  • Reports to the Regional Coordinator
  • Sets strategy and executes on plans for campus-level influence and growth
  • Works with Policy Coordinators to support individual projects in chapters
  • Facilitates relevant trainings for chapters

New Chapter Coordinator (NCC) – One per region

  • Reports to Regional Coordinator
  • Builds and executes regional growth strategy with Katie
  • Helps identify and research target institutions in the relevant region
  • Works with campus points of contact (students, faculty, staff) to build new chapters on campuses
  • Onboards new Roosevelters to the network, explaining opportunities for involvement
  • Uses Trello to manage chapters, people, and growth

Policy Coordinator (PC) – One per issue area 

  • Identify, support, and manage all policy projects/policy events in your issue area
  • Train all student policy projects on both policy writing and policy change using Roosevelt’s Loft policy guides
  • Actively track and share relevant policy change project updates
  • Edit, evaluate, and workshop all 10 Ideas submissions in your issue area for both print and online ideas
  • Conduct relevant policy and issue training for chapters across multiple regions with regional teams
  • Write regular Op-eds on key ongoing policy issues in your issue area

Financialization Coordinator (FC) 

  • Conduct financialization trainings online and in person for chapters across the country with Roosevelt’s Program Manager
  • Support all financialization chapter projects through regular email and phone check-ins
  • Lead Roosevelt chapters through every stage of their financialization research including crunching budgetary numbers, building power maps and more.
  • Support the Program Manager on research and writing for any national or chapter based financialization report
  • Track all relevant program updates, schedule calls, and maintain meeting notes
  • Produce written content for Roosevelt’s blog on ongoing issues of Financialization in higher education
  • Conduct national level advocacy research on past and present legislation on the topic if/where relevant
  • Attend external financialization convenings if/where relevant

Communications Coordinator – Digital  (CC – Digital)

  • Listen, respond, and engage with chapter heads and/or chapter communications leads in developing their chapter level digital media strategy across a variety of social platform including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Assist the Roosevelt Institute’s Communications Team with content creation and curation for our national digital media platforms from video to blogs and graphics.
  • Coordinate with policy change project leaders to support their grassroots or policy organizing efforts through digital media, if needed
  • Ensure that all chapters with social media accounts have up-to-date Roosevelt network logo and language branding
  • Send regional communications with guidance from Regional Teams, when needed

Communications Coordinator – Press and Promotion (CC – Press and Promotion)

  • Monitor media to assess prevailing narratives relevant to the network’s policy work
  • Works with PCs and Emerging Fellows to identify potential opportunities for earned media and press engagement for policy projects
  • Targets students for blogging opportunities in the region and assists in editing process
  • Organizes and recruits blog submissions.

Student Board of Advisors

The Student Board of Advisors (SBA) is a five-person board that oversees the Network and provides student input into core strategy decision.Those interested should reach out to incoming SBA chair Donna Imadi– Note: SBA positions are not paid.