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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.

Chief of External Relations
Washington, DC
We are seeking an experienced strategic leader as our Chief of External Relations (CExRel). The CExRel will report to the Roosevelt Institute’s CEO, developing and executing strategies to ensure that Roosevelt’s actionable influence work is targeted and successful. They will oversee federal affairs, advocacy, and partner engagement. They will also ensure that traditional communications and owned media work are aligned with an overall external engagement approach. The SVP for Communications and her team will report to this new role.
Director of Race and Democracy
Reporting to the Vice President, Think Tank, the Director, Race and Democracy, will lead the Roosevelt Institute’s race and democracy program. The race and democracy program investigates the structure and functioning of our democratic institutions and the racial rules that structure our economy.
Director, Think Tank
In this role, you'll orchestrate a dynamic team of research associates and program managers, steering their deployment across think tank program areas. Your responsibilities span from nurturing partnerships with systems teams to curating compelling content aligned with our organizational ethos. Crafting visionary programming for our esteemed fellows, spearheading external engagements, and even standing in for our VP in pivotal meetings are integral aspects of this multifaceted role.
Donor Engagement Manager
Washington, DC
Working closely with the development team, executive team, and other senior staff at the Roosevelt Institute, the Donor Engagement Manager will play a key role in ensuring best-in-class cultivation and stewardship for Roosevelt’s funders. Responsibilities include: developing and executing cultivation and stewardship strategies for major individual and institutional donors, staffing principals for meetings and events, managing the individual giving pipeline, prospecting, and other related activities. The Donor Engagement Manager will report to the Director of Development.
Managing Director, Government Relations
Washington, DC.
The Roosevelt Institute is seeking an entrepreneurial, engaging, strategic advocate for the position of Managing Director, Government Relations. In partnership with think tank leadership, the Managing Director will be responsible for working with the think tank’s fellows and staff on the parts of their work that engage with federal policymakers in support of our vision for a more equitable economy with healthier, better-structured markets and a better balance of power between workers and private firms.
Research Associate
The Research Associate will provide research assistance, program assistance, and administrative support. They will also have opportunities to write for a wide range of audiences.
Senior HR Associate
New York (Hybrid)
Successful candidates will be highly organized, have strong decision-making skills and impeccable discretion, and understand employee relationships, organizational culture, staffing management, and payroll and benefits administration. Top candidates will be superb at problem-solving, technology/systems, and project management, be efficient in scheduling, and understand basic HR-related tasks.
Sr. Student Program Associate
Washington, DC
Explore the pivotal functions and responsibilities of a role offering dynamic support at the Roosevelt Institute. From student information processing and database management to program coordination and administrative duties, this position demands mastery of digital platforms, organizational prowess, and excellent communication. Ideal for proactive individuals with a penchant for collaboration, it's a gateway to contribute meaningfully to impactful initiatives in a progressive setting.
Fellowship Program
The Roosevelt Institutes’ fellowship program brings early- and mid-career professionals into the life of the Institute for two-year, part-time fellowships. These fellowships are intended to bring new, diverse voices and expertise into the progressive policy community.