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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


Digital Director
The digital director will be responsible for all elements of digital strategy including the Roosevelt Institute and Roosevelt Forward websites, email marketing, social media, digital advertising and acquisition, and, in collaboration with the development department, digital fundraising. This newly created position will report to the vice president of communications and will have the opportunity to hire a team of two manager-level positions focused on social media, email, and website strategy and maintenance. This is a full-time, non-unionized management role.
Director of Development
Joining a seven-person development team, the director of development will play a leadership role in the Roosevelt Institute’s fundraising strategy by overseeing the foundations revenue stream. Responsibilities include: grant writing and stewardship management for a portfolio of foundation donors; collaborating with the team on logistics, communications, and donor cultivation/stewardship; conducting research and analysis on grants, donors, and prospects; partnering with program teams on new program development and strategy; and other related activities. The director of development will report directly to the vice president of development and manage the director of foundation relations and development manager. This is a full-time, non-unionized management role.
Roosevelt Network External Relations Manager
The Roosevelt Network external relations manager will lead and manage the team’s program communications, stakeholder management, and partnership development. This role will work with the national director and senior program manager to develop and communicate program language for new and existing initiatives, leverage the network’s Salesforce data to inform a robust communication and engagement strategy—including helping define the appropriate scale for a complex network of students and alumni, manage the student leader who provides communication guidance to peers across network chapters, and work with the network’s two advisory boards alongside the national director. This role requires someone flexible and highly adaptable to the ongoing changes in higher education and student life, the political landscape, and joining an organization that is in the first stages of implementing a new strategic plan. Passion and excitement about the power of young people to be change-makers, experience supervising interns or volunteers, communication, and project management experience required; experience with youth-focused programming is preferred. This is a non-management, unionized, role.
Special Assistant, Office of the President & CEO
Reporting directly to the president and CEO, the special assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the President. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The special assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.