Events Director

Remote or Hybrid

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This role is remote or hybrid (New York, NY). The ideal candidate will be located in New York or DC -or- in the EST timezone. We can hire from CA, CT, DC, GA, IL, LA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT but welcome candidates from other states to apply as well.  

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 reimagine 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 of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply.


What You’ll Do

You’ll own the production and coordination of all external and internal events including regular in-person policy convenings and panel discussions – typically held in Washington, DC or New York City – webinars, fundraising events including the biennial Four Freedoms Awards, student network convenings, and all-staff and departmental retreats.

Your background in nonprofit events management, superior organizational and project management skills, and passion for building an events program that features Roosevelt’s work will stand out. Join us, and drive a sea change in economics, driving a new paradigm for justice and democracy forward.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain comprehensive event project plans and timelines in consultation with internal and external partners, ensuring all parties understand what is expected of them, and provides a framework for ongoing accountability connected to timelines and deliverables.
    • Serve as point-person internally within Roosevelt and with relevant external consultants, including:
      • Coordinating and facilitating prep meetings
      • Taking meeting notes and creating follow-up task lists
      • Facilitating internal communications and coordination across teams
      • Providing task and timing updates and reminders
    • Travels to- and staffs meetings, site visits, and events
    • Facilitate decision-making across multiple departments by coordinating and connecting dots with teams including Think Tank, Advocacy, Development, Communications, and Finance
    • Create event plans and materials including agendas, invitations, run of show, thank you’s, etc., partnering with the Digital team for distribution
    • Secure event-related consultants and vendors including venues, caterers, photographers, AV/event production services,—following our vendor contract and payment procedures
    • Manage all event-related print and design products with external designers, ensuring adherence to brand guidelines
    • Maintain high-quality relationships with existing vendors and research new ones who can provide cost-effective and creative services while meeting organizational standards
    • Manage event budgets to ensure consistent quality and cost-effectiveness
    • Serves as primary contact for speakers, honorees, etc., arranging logistics and travel

What You’ll Have

  • 5 plus years of experience in nonprofit events management including policy convenings and fundraising events
  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to conduct and coordinate multiple tasks under pressure to ensure deadlines are met
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with staff at all levels, and ability to represent the Roosevelt Institute with tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality
  • Outstanding communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience using digital event and project management tools (e.g., Salesforce, Mailchimp, WordPress, Asana, Zoom, or similar). Virtual event platform experience is a plus
  • Significant experience in successfully managing consultant contracts
  • Strong commitment to the mission and goals of the Roosevelt Institute including economic, racial, environmental, and social justice
  • Resilient, resourceful, and detail-oriented, with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Creative solutions-focused problem solver

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.

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 $119,000.00 – $125,000.00 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.