Student Leadership 2016-2017

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Across the nation, Roosevelters are organizing around their ideas for policy change, meeting with elected officials and shaping the local community around them. Supporting them at every step of the way is a core team of 35 student leaders comprising Roosevelt’s Student Leadership. Are you interested in joining the 2016-2017 team of thinkers and doers? Please read the job descriptions below and fill out the application.

Deadline for Regional Coordinator applications is April 18, 2016.

Deadline for New Chapters Coordinators, Chapter Organizers, Policy Coordinators, Emerging Fellows and Communicators is April 25, 2016.

Take a look at the list of available positions below. If you have any questions, please email Liz Sisson at esisson@rooseveltinstitute.org

Regional Coordinator

  • Manages members of the regional team including New Chapters Coordinator and Chapter Organizers
  • Responsible for all regional goals set at Hyde Park and Mid-Year Retreat
  • Facilitates chapter-to-chapter collaboration across the region(s)
  • Plans regional events, budgets, strategic plans, and objectives
  • Coordinates the work of the national Policy Coordinators and Communicators, the Emerging Fellows and the regional team
  • Oversees systems like Nationbuilder and Trello
  • Oversees policy projects and chapter based events
  • Manages relations with alumni, partners, and the Roosevelt Institute
  • Expected to contribute 10-15 hours a week
  • Expected to be a valuable and active member of the chapter on campus
  • This position receives a stipend

New Chapter Coordinator

  • Helps new chapters plan and execute events and recruiting tactics that help facilitate their growth on campus, and participation in their communities and states
  • Serves as the point of contact for new and renewing chapters, including HBCU’s, Community Colleges, for-profit institutions, and trade schools, checking in 1-2x monthly
  • Build chapters through strategic planning sessions conducted on webinars, in-person, or over the phone
  • Introduce network opportunities and programs to prospective chapters, and strategize which will be most helpful to building chapters
  • Work closely with the Regional Coordinator and Chapter Organizer to track field information and chapter growth
  • Track, tag, and manage chapter contacts in Nationbuilder and Trello
  • Targets new institutions in the region by recruiting students or institutional advocates and supports chapter development there
  • Expected to contribute 4-6 hours
  • Expected to be a valuable and active member of the chapter on campus
  • This position receives a stipend

Chapter Organizer

  • Help established chapters build their power through strategic planning, organizational alignment, and leadership training
  • Serve as the point of contact for established chapters in the region, taking the lead on internal communications between chapters, regional leadership, and national leadership
  • Serve as the region’s point-person in Nationbuilder
  • Work with policy coordinators to ensure that policy projects are supported and helping strengthen the chapter
  • Work with New Chapter Coordinators to transition new chapters to developed or functioning chapters
  • Track chapter activity on Trello
  • Previous chapter leadership or chapter head experience is highly recommended
  • Expected to contribute 4-6 hours
  • Expected to be a valuable and active member of the chapter on campus
  • This position receives a stipend

Policy Coordinators

  • These students will work on policy projects across the country under one policy area and will not be assigned to one region.
  • Act as one of the voices for the network on policy area of choice (Human Rights, Education, Economy, Healthcare, Energy and Environment, Democratic Access, Foreign Policy)
  • Supports policy ideas within issue area:
  • Supporting 10 Ideas
  • Supporting individual and chapter policy projects and helping plan for policy change
  • Supporting Blueprint initiatives
  • Acts as coach and support for ideas by understanding and deploying the Roosevelt series of trainings on Loft
  • Communicates with and works with regional teams to support individual projects and their campaigns as needed
  • Assists Communicators in identifying policy projects that can be promoted or elevated in the media
  • Expected to contribute 8-10 hours
  • Expected to be a valuable and active member of the chapter on campus
  • This position receives a stipend

Emerging Fellows:

  • Chooses an issue in their community or state, conducts research, writes and publishes a white paper and takes action to make policy change
  • Prior experience or research on proposed policy project is mandatory and should be demonstrated through prior experience (research internship, student group involvement, 10 ideas, advocacy, etc.)
  • All students will draft a White Paper in the fall and will be devoted to advancing their proposal or campaign (lobby elected officials, testify before government committees, engage with Network chapters and regions, obtaining media hits, building a coalition) through the year.
  • Expected to contribute 8-10 hours
  • Expected to be a valuable and active member of the chapter on campus
  • This position receives a stipend

Communications: Digital and Graphic Design:

  • Crafts creative content for National online platforms using chapter events & policy projects
  • Builds graphic and video content for chapter level online platforms
  • Build key digital partnerships for chapter level digital presence
  • Expected to contribute 8-10 hours
  • Expected to be a valuable and active member of the chapter on campus
  • This position receives a stipend

Communications: Media Relations:

  • Targets students for blogging opportunities and assists in editing process
  • Drafts media and press releases for all chapter level events
  • Edits and places student Op-eds for local and chapter level blogs
  • Supports regional policy change projects with developing and executing media plans
  • Apply for all positions using the Application below.
  • Expected to contribute 8-10 hours
  • Expected to be a valuable and active member of the chapter on campus
  • This position receives a stipend