This role is remote or hybrid (New York, NY).

We prioritize the following locations for hiring: CA, CT, DC, GA, IL, LA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, but we welcome candidates from other states to apply as well.

About the Roosevelt Institute

The Roosevelt Institute takes on today’s greatest public policy 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–and have successfully engaged with policymakers and the media to inform and shape public debate. 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.

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 Roosevelt into the 21st century.

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 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 with diverse work and life experiences, diverse educational backgrounds, and diverse cultures to apply.

What You’ll Do 

The Progressive Jobs Coordinator (Career Advisor)  will provide individualized career coaching to undergraduate students and young professionals who are part of the Roosevelt Network. They will possess a deep knowledge of the progressive policy ecosystem and help connect students and young professionals to relevant career and higher education opportunities across organizations, government, and academic institutions.

The Roosevelt Network develops and supports undergraduate college students and early career professionals—in particular, those who hold identities historically denied political power—to be the next generation of leaders in the progressive policy ecosystem. We are creating a pipeline of new leaders who champion ideas that rebalance power in our economy and democracy. As a program of the Roosevelt Institute stewarding the legacy of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt into the 21st century, we believe that we can rewrite the rules by changing who writes them.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Provide individualized career coaching to undergraduate students in their final year of school:

  • Provide personalized career coaching to undergraduate students, with an intentional orientation toward jobs in the progressive policy ecosystem or government, or advanced degree programs in public policy, economics, political science, and related fields
  • Assist students with building a career plan, building on trainings and assessments completed through their fellowship programs
  • Introduce students to relevant databases, listservs, websites, etc.
  • Advise students on their early career resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and/or other digital footprints as relevant
  • Conduct mock interviews with students to prepare them for interviewing
  • Ensure students interested in graduate school are connected to our partner campus opportunities

Provide individualized career coaching to young professionals in their 2nd–5th year out of their undergraduate degree program. 

  • Provide personalized career coaching to young professionals, including but not limited to those entering the job market after completing advanced degree programs, with a specific focus toward jobs in the progressive ecosystem and in government or evaluate career plans as young professionals continue through the early phases of their careers
  • Establish steps for advisees to take to advance their career knowledge
  • Critique resumes, cover letters, and offer LinkedIn profile analysis specific to early career professionals in the progressive ecosystem
  • Conduct mock interviews
  • Help create job search strategies
  • Share general knowledge and information about opportunities across the progressive ecosystem related to the advisee’s specialization, skills, and interests

Connect students and young professionals to career opportunities across the progressive ecosystem:

  • Proactively build a rolodex/database/jobs board to connect students and young professionals to opportunities across the progressive ecosystem, government, and Roosevelt  partners and allies
  • Build relationships with hiring managers across the progressive ecosystem
  • In coordination with Roosevelt’s government relations and appointments teams, build relationships with hiring managers and departments across the federal government
  • Proactively source databases, listservs, websites, etc. and send relevant opportunities to advisees
  • Coordinate trainings, “career fairs,” or other kinds of programming to connect these partners to the students and young professionals of the Network

What You’ll Have 

  • Experience providing career advising to students or early career professionals
  • 5–7 years in a public policy or economics university career center OR experience working in human resources for a progressive organization, labor organization, career advising department, etc.
  • An understanding of the progressive policy ecosystem and its various components

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

We know talent comes in many forms. Join our team and help envision a new equitable future for all.

The salary range for this role is $68,000 – $84,000 annually. The Roosevelt Institute offers excellent benefits that include 100 percent paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and 80 percent paid for dependents; life insurance; vacation; personal and sick time; paid parental leave; professional development; healthcare,  dependent care, and commuter FSA; and a 403(b) retirement plan with up to 4 percent contribution.