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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


Data Director, SEAP
Launched in 2019, the Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) partners with policy thinkers and doers to amplify their efforts and bridge gaps in policy infrastructure. We are seeking a data expert who has an advocate’s or organizer’s mindset. The Data Director will be responsible for assisting the Research Director in development and execution of SEAP’s research agenda and engagement with allied organizations.
Deputy Director of Finance
In partnership with the Director of Finance, the Deputy Director of Finance is responsible for daily management of accounts payable and accounts receivable for Roosevelt Institute, its c4 partner organization, the FDRL program at the Institute, and the fiscally sponsored programs.
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.
Program Manager, Race and Democracy
At the direction of the Deputy Director, this position will support the implementation of policy and research initiatives and oversee daily programmatic operations of the Race and Democracy Program. This support will include the race landscape project, as well as a significant new 3-year project looking at new research in economics, neuroscience and other fields regarding a policy agenda for thriving communities and another project on improving the craft of organizing and social change.
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