People and Culture Manager


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About the Roosevelt Institute

Until economic and social rules work for all Americans, they’re not working. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines the rules to create a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We are a 21st-century think tank bringing together multiple generations of thinkers and leaders to help drive key economic and social debates and have local and national impact. We advance this mission through the work of our staff, fellows, and network of students and alumni.

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.

Who You Are

You’re a forward-thinking people & culture manager who is passionate about advancing an equitable democracy and economy. As an individual contributor, you’ll provide both strategic and tactical people partnering support. An excellent relationship builder, you’ll take lead on compensation, union relations, professional development programs; ensure multistate and federal compliance, and create modern, scalable policies & procedures. You’ll also support Talent Acquisition. You’re also known for your ability to leverage automation/technology to ensure that the People & Culture team can focus on what’s important: our people.

This role reports to the chief people & equity officer and is a non-management, non-union role.

What You’ll Do

  • Be a strategic and tactical partner to the organization: listen, consult, coach, and align
  • Timely answer employee and vendor questions with a People-First approach
  • Own and iterate employee onboarding and new-hire orientation, focused on creating an experience where new employees feel energized, informed, and empowered
  • Continuously evaluate our tech stack, make recommendations; own implementation, integrations, and system maintenance as needed (e.g., HRIS, ATS, Performance Management)
  • Collaborate and build relationships with our union and union partners
  • Support our inclusive Talent Acquisition strategy, conduct prescreens, and communicate with candidates per our SLAs
  • Foster an environment of belonging and accessibility for all with a Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) lens
  • Identify, design and deliver employee development training across a wide range of topics: professional development, interviewing, manager training, etc.
  • Own organizational initiatives including documentation management in google shared drives, increasing accessibility to resources, and automation
  • Develop meaningful recognition and engagement programs that align with our values
  • Perform candidate surveys and exit interviews, synthesizing themes and areas where we can improve the employee (and candidate) experience
  • Stay current with multi-state legal compliance, employment trends, and modern best practices related to People & Culture

What You’ll Have

  • 5 plus years of progressive experience in a People Operations role
  • High emotional intelligence, you’re aware of yourself and of others and navigate accordingly
  • You’re a people person! You meet people where they are and build meaningful relationships
  • Business acumen, you understand the underpinnings of organizations and the importance of strategic workforce planning
  • A continuous improvement, growth, and accountability mindset
  • Tech savvy, you easily learn technology/systems and processes and have experience creating reports, policies & procedures, and presentations
  • Excellent time management skills, you effectively manage expectations through tools, processes, and clear communication
  • You “see around the corner” when it comes to culture and employee sentiment; proactively planning effective change management practices
  • Prior people management experience is preferred
  • Union experience is a nice-to-have, but not required

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 $77,802 to $90,000 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.