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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.

Deputy Director of Alumni Programs
Remote
The Deputy Director of Alumni Programs will lead the Roosevelt Network’s work with young professionals and alumni. They will manage a small team of people, help scale our programs, and connect the Network community with the Roosevelt Society initiative.
Development Associate
Hybrid NYC
The Development Associate is a core member of a 10-person development department, with a focus on executing essential processes for fundraising, special events, and systems support. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate is responsible for gift processing, donor database management, and administrative support for the team. This is an entry-level position with room for growth. 
Director of Democratic Institutions
Remote
The Director, Democratic Institutions will build the Roosevelt Institute’s portfolio of work on strengthening and rebuilding our democratic institutions. The Director will develop a portfolio on key governing institutions and their relationship to a functioning democracy and democratic economy.
Director, Macroeconomic Analysis
Remote
The Director, Macroeconomic Analysis’s work will combine day-to-day management, long-range strategy development, and research and writing. Their time will be divided roughly as follows: 40 percent personal research and writing; 30 percent managing the research and writing of fellows and contract authors; 20 percent promoting the work of the program; and 10 percent administrative and management tasks—for example, supporting the development team. Included in the time devoted to research and writing and fellows’ research and writing may involve helping research associates and program managers support the program’s work.
Director, Stratification Economics
Remote
The Director, Stratification Economics’s work will combine day-to-day management, long-range strategy development, and research and writing. Their time will be divided roughly as follows: 40 percent personal research and writing; 30 percent managing the research and writing of fellows and contract authors; 20 percent promoting the work of the program; 10 percent administrative and management tasks—for example, supporting the development team. Included in the time devoted to research and writing and fellows’ research and writing may involve helping research associates and program managers support the program’s work. 
Donor Engagement Manager
Remote
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 and prospects. Responsibilities include developing and executing donor cultivation and stewardship strategies, staffing principals for meetings and events, prospecting, grant writing, running the annual appeals, and other related activities. The Donor Engagement Manager will report to the Managing Director of Development.
Managing Director of Development
Remote
The Managing Director of Development will oversee the fundraising strategy for the Roosevelt Institute’s think tank and people development programs, with a focus on foundations and major donors. Responsibilities include managing and continuously building a robust pipeline of donors and prospects to support the organization’s work, cultivating and managing relationships with funders, managing the team toward excellent grant writing, managing and stewarding projects, partnering with organizational leadership and program staff on new program development and strategy, and other related activities. The Managing Director will manage a team of four staff: the Director of Foundation Relations, Donor Engagement Manager, Grants Manager, and Development Associate.
Principal Economist
Remote
The Principal Economist’s work will combine day-to-day management, long-range strategy development, and research and writing. Their time will be divided roughly as follows: 30 percent managing think tank directors and fellows, helping these subject matter experts develop strategic research and writing plans and ensuring high-quality products; 30 percent advising Roosevelt’s senior leadership on strategic economic policy interventions; 15 percent serving as a spokesperson on economic matters for the organization through work with media and regular meetings with allies and policymakers. About 20 percent of the Principal Economist’s time will be spent conducting their own research and writing. 
Sr. Operations Associate
New York (Hybrid)
The Senior Operations Associate is a core member of the systems and operations team, serving as the internal liaison between departments. Reporting to the Director of Systems, the Senior Operations Associate will have a detailed understanding of clerical duties, process billing and invoices, and facilitate contracts to execution while ensuring alignment with finance policies and procedures. The responsibilities for this role will be managing essential day to day office operations and executing administrative tasks.
Fellowship Program
Remote
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.