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At Roosevelt, you can build a rewarding career within the progressive movement; help make our economy and democracy work for the many and not the few; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career.

Our Workplace

At the Roosevelt Institute, you can build a rewarding career within the progressive movement; help make our economy and democracy work for the many and not the few; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We recognize that the culture of the workplace and opportunities for career growth and development are important to all. We believe that diversity of background and experience among our people make our work to rewrite the rules of our economy and society stronger and better.

Roosevelt is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in all job classifications without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, military status, height and weight, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or other legally protected status. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. There is a handicapped-accessible, all gender/gender neutral bathroom on site.

Our Work

Roosevelt takes on today’s greatest challenges by advancing bold, cutting-edge research and policy ideas. We believe that the future of the American economy and our democracy depends on a new way of thinking about markets and government. Too few people hold too much economic and political power today, and we know that a stronger society is possible if we rectify this imbalance between private actors and the public. With a commitment to transforming corporations, restructuring markets, reviving democratic institutions, and reimagining the role of government, our work moves our nation toward a more resilient, equitable, and green future. Join us in restructuring our economy to make both the private and public sectors better serve more Americans.

Current Positions

Advocacy & Policy Intern
The Advocacy and Policy Intern will assist the advocacy team in developing and implementing strategies to engage elected officials, policymakers, and ally advocates in support of our vision for a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity.
Chief Programs Officer
The President and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute, along with fellow executive team members, seek an experienced leader to manage critical cross-functional program teams and execute related strategy. The Chief Programs Officer plays the key leadership role for establishing and managing Roosevelt’s programmatic teams across research and policy, and advocacy; and also engaging and supporting the development of college students through the Roosevelt Network.
Deputy Director, Education, Jobs, and Worker Power Program
The Deputy Director, Education, Jobs and Worker Power will serve as a key member of the Education, Jobs, and Worker Power team. The Deputy Director will partner with the Managing Director of Research and Policy to develop Roosevelt’s strategy for engaging in and managing research and policy analysis on postsecondary education, job training, the labor market, and worker power.
Director, Power Building Initiative
Reporting to the Vice President and Senior Advisor, the Director of the Power Building Initiative will lead a new program at the Roosevelt Institute designed to engage organizers, movement leaders, and academic researchers to generate and disseminate new learning about the theory and practice of power building, including local base building. The Initiative will seek to understand the most innovative strategies and tactics being used to build power, and develop a strategic framework for understanding the role community-based power building plays in achieving health equity.
Human Resources Associate
We are looking to hire an HR Associate with outstanding administrative and communication skills. The HR Associate is expected to be a conceptual thinker with superb organizational and time management skills. You must be reliable and should accurately follow instructions with the ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Top candidates will be superb at problem-solving and project management, be efficient in scheduling, and understand basic HR-related tasks.
Individual Giving Manager
Working closely with the Vice President of Development, the Individual Giving Manager will play a key role in the Roosevelt Institute’s fundraising strategy. This is an exciting opportunity for an early- to mid-career fundraiser to develop and execute on a new individual giving program, cultivating and stewarding donors from the Roosevelt Institute’s broad and diverse community of stakeholders.
Senior Director, Corporate Power
Reporting to the Managing Director, Research and Policy, the Senior Director, Corporate Power will lead the Roosevelt Institute’s largest and most established program area. Roosevelt’s Corporate Power program develops cutting-edge research exploring the mechanisms by and extent to which firms, executives, and shareholders have gained, retained, and wield outsized power in our economy and politics.