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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

Chief People and Equity Officer
The CPEO will lead and manage the critical cross functional team responsible for building and leading a strong, equitable, and diverse organizational culture. This newly created role will have a broad mandate and significant responsibility within the organization, including: providing strategic direction for human resources, and strengthening HR systems and processes to support the organization’s growing HR needs; advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion work throughout the organization’s culture and practices; creating a talent strategy so that the organization can continue to attract and retain a high-performing, diverse workforce; and ensuring that internal communications are excellent, direct and clear, serving the organization’s overall impact goals.
Director of Development, FDR Presidential Library and Museum
The Roosevelt Institute seeks a Director of Development to oversee fundraising for the FDR Presidential Library and Museum (FDRL). Responsibilities entail developing and executing a comprehensive development strategy for the FDRL, overseeing a diverse portfolio that includes major gifts, foundation grants, corporate partnerships, public funding, planned giving, membership, and special events. They will work in close partnership with the Roosevelt Institute’s Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Development, as well as the Director of the FDR Presidential Library and Museum, and they will manage and be supported by a Development Manager.
Outreach and Digital Associate (SEAP)
The Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP), a fiscally sponsored project of the Roosevelt Institute founded in 2019, amplifies the efforts of existing organizations and networks that work toward broadening economic power and building a more equitable future. Broadening economic power brings attention to how race, class, and gender intersect with social and economic policy in the South. SEAP explores policy ideas designed to directly address these connections. SEAP focuses on 12 Southern states and marginalized/vulnerable populations within the region. SEAP is seeking to fill its newly developed position of Outreach and Digital Associate. This role is well suited for a dynamic professional who is able to identify and meet partners’ needs and engage with the general public through deep social media engagement. The Outreach and Communications Associate will be responsible for working with both the communications and regional engagement departments. This position will undertake direct engagement with partners and coordinate SEAP’s public-facing social media platforms to elevate policy efforts across the South.
Roosevelt Institute Fellowship Program
The Roosevelt Institutes’ new 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. Fellows are a critical part of Roosevelt’s intellectual community and play an essential role in Roosevelt’s work developing and advocating for new ways of thinking about our economy and governance structures. Fellows receive training and support from Roosevelt’s communications and advocacy teams to help increase their public profile. Working in one of Roosevelt’s five program areas–Corporate Power; Worker Power and Economic Security; Macroeconomic Analysis; Climate and Economic Transformations; and Race and Democracy–each fellow will publish 1-2 reports and issue briefs each year with Roosevelt as well as blog posts and op-eds.