Appointments Manager


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About the Roosevelt Institute

The Roosevelt Institute is a think tank, a student network, and the nonprofit partner to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum that, together, are learning from the past and working to redefine our collective future. Focusing on corporate and public power, labor and wages, and the economics of race and gender inequality, the Roosevelt Institute unifies experts, invests in young leaders, and advances progressive policies that bring the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor into the 21st century.

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.

Our Culture

At Roosevelt, 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 social and economic realities stronger. Roosevelt is an equal opportunity employer and, as 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 with diverse work and life experiences, diverse educational backgrounds, and diverse cultures to apply.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

The appointments manager is a core member of the team responsible for supporting, and, with direction, executing key elements of a program designed to bring the legacy of FDR and Eleanor to bear into contemporary governance. The appointments manager is responsible for political appointee identification, federal government research, and candidate database management.

Federal Government Research

  • Conducts research on relevant positions including statutory responsibilities, previous occupants, and organizational structure and;
  • Government hiring processes, standards, and terms

Candidate Identification

  • Under the direction of the Director, identifies potential candidates for roles from the database and from external research, based on relevant criteria
  • Maintains a network of colleagues to support candidate identification

Database Management

  • Maintain candidate database, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information
  • Ensure smooth intake of candidates
  • Maintain an updated pool of potential candidates through regular engagement with sources

Programmatic Support

  • Prepare materials to support candidate recommendations
  • Prepare regular reports to senior management on the Program
  • Own communications with team, meeting agendas, materials, and meeting follow-up; staff senior management as needed
  • Provide administrative and logistical support


  • 3 plus years of public policy or related experience in nonprofit advocacy, government, or political campaigns
  • Track record of engaging in public policy debates—with a particular emphasis on economic policy or related areas
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and thriving in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to collect, synthesize, and process information quickly and accurately
  • Knowledge of government agency organization and practices
  • Excellent research skills
  • Proven ability to exercise an extremely high level of confidentiality, discretion, diplomacy, and sound judgment
  • CRM experience e.g., Salesforce or similar
  • Experience in direct advocacy a plus

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Please apply!

We know talent comes in many forms. Our only requirement is that you’re passionate about advancing democracy—to create meaningful change. Join our team and help envision a new equitable future for all.

The salary range for this role is $67,736.00 – $75,000.00 annually. The Roosevelt Institute offers excellent benefits that include 100% paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and 80% paid for dependents; life insurance; vacation; personal and sick time; paid parental leave; professional development; healthcare- dependent- and commuter FSA; and a 403(b) Retirement plan with up to 4% contribution.