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Program Manager | Program Assistant


 

Position: Program Manager
Posted: June 25, 2015
 
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 re-imagines 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 drive the economic and social debate of the nation and have local and national impact. We advance this mission through the work of our staff, Fellows and network of students and alumni.
 
Position Overview
The program manager will be a key member of the Institute’s think tank staff and will manage two economic programs: the Next American Economy, and the Financialization Project. Both projects hosts expert convenings and publishes papers with the to goal of influencing public policy and the long-term national debate on the relevant issues.The ideal candidate will be a team player with some background in economic policy.
  • The Next American Economy Project, run by Senior Fellow Bo Cutter, identifies the trends and challenges that will shape our economy in the next 25 years to better inform the policy decisions we must make today. We are particularly focused on technology, entrepreneurship and the future of work. The project hosts expert convenings and publishes papers with the to goal of influencing public policy and the long-term national debate.
  • The Financialization Project, run by Fellow Mike Konzcal, identifies the causes and consequences for the US economy of an increasingly large financial sector. The project hosts convenings and publishes papers with the goal of influencing public policy and the long-term national debate. 
Roles & Responsibilities
The program manager will work with relevant fellows and the senior leadership team to identify strategic programmatic goals and will then execute on those goals. This will involve a range of tasks including long term planning, research, writing, budgeting and event planning. The ideal candidate will be a team player with some background in economic policy debates.  Core responsibilities will be:
  • Program Management
Each program must achieve a set of goals related to the core mission of the organization. The program manager will work with relevant fellows to identify and assess the goals and measure our success toward the stated objectives. Responsibilities will include developing annual plans, managing budgets, enforcing deadlines, helping with grant proposals and grant reports. We are also hiring for a program assistant role and the program manager may be required to manage that staff member.
  • Event Management
The program manager will work with the relevant fellows on all aspects surrounding the implementation and management of program-related events. These events range from small expert convenings to large-scale public conferences. Responsibilities will include: developing the event purpose and program, finding vendors, managing contracts and invoices and managing communication with participants.
  • Product Management
The program manager will work with the fellows and the communications team to develop and coordinate program-related products. These products range from academic working papers and policy notes to more accessible policy reports and web content. Responsibilities will include: coordinating fellows and researchers to meet deadlines and adhere to goals, managing graphic design and print vendors, helping to develop product ideas and research, and writing internally produced content. For example: 2014 Jobs Report
  • Research and Writing:
The program manager will contribute to written products released through the relevant programs. This includes supporting fellows by providing research assistance and – depending on interest and experience –  contributing to papers, reports and rapid response products.
  • Administrative Tasks
Because we have a small team, the program manager will be relied upon to complete some administrative tasks related to the programs he/she manages.  The program manager must be a team player willing to do what needs to be done to achieve our team goals.
 
Required Qualifications and Skills
  • A B.A. or M.A./M.S. with 2-4 years experience in policy development, advocacy, and/or government.
  • Proven ability to multitask, manage deadlines, and think strategically.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Background in economics and familiarity with key economic policy issues currently debated at the national level. 
  • Ability to analyze and describe economic data. Demonstrated quantitative skills and familiarity with statistical databases are a plus.
  • Communications and/or advocacy experience is a plus.
  • Keen sense of detail and organization.
  • Ability to learn quickly, try new things, and remain flexible.
  • Humility to pitch-in wherever needed and the ambition to seek out increased responsibility.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Passion for the Roosevelt Institute’s work and mission. 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The Roosevelt Institute reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
 
The Roosevelt Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. There is a handicap accessible, all gender/gender neutral bathroom on site. We offer competitive salaries, a rewarding, supportive, collaborative work environment, excellent health insurance coverage, paid time off, and an employer-matched 403b plan if eligible.
 
Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to jobs[at]rooseveltinstitute[dot]org with “Program Manager” in the title. No phone calls please.
 

 
Position: Program Assistant
Posted: June 25, 2015
 
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 re-imagines 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 drive the economic and social debate of the nation and have local and national impact. We advance this mission through the work of our staff, Fellows and network of students and alumni.
 
Position Overview
The Program Assistant is a key member of the Roosevelt Institute’s think tank team and will work across two economic programs: the Next American Economy, and the Financialization Project. Both projects hosts expert convenings and publishes papers with the to goal of influencing public policy and the long-term national debate on the relevant issues.
 
The position will support the Program Manager and Program Fellows in tasks including administrative duties and event planning. A smaller percentage of time (25 percent) will be spent supporting research and writing. The ideal candidate will be a team player with some background in economic policy debates.
  • The Next American Economy Project, run by Senior Fellow Bo Cutter, identifies the trends and challenges that will shape our economy in the next 25 years to better inform the policy decisions we must make today.  We are particularly focused on technology, entrepreneurship and the future of work.
  • The Financialization Project, run by Fellow Mike Konzcal, identifies the causes and consequences for the US economy of an increasingly large financial sector. 
Roles & Responsibilities
Core responsibilities are listed below.
  • Program Coordination
The program assistant will work with the program manager and program fellows to execute on strategic goals. Each individual program must meet a set of goals set internally and by funding partners. The program assistant will participate in identifying and assessing the goals and measuring our success toward the stated objectives. Responsibilities will include helping with grant proposals and grant reports.
  • Event Coordination
The program assistant will work with the program manager on all aspects surrounding the implementation and management of program-related events. These events range from small expert convenings to large-scale public conferences. Responsibilities will include: finding vendors, managing contracts and invoices, managing communication with participants, along with helping to research expert participants and develop program agendas.
  • Product Coordination
The program assistant will work with the program manager to develop and coordinate program-related publications. These publications range from academic working papers and policy notes to more accessible policy reports and web content. Responsibilities will include: coordinating fellows and researchers to meet deadlines and adhere to goals and managing graphic design and print vendors, along with helping to develop product ideas and research and write internally produced content.
  • Research Assistance
The program assistant will work with relevant fellows to support ongoing research and publications. This can include reading and summarizing academic economic papers. Familiarity with economics and specifically finance will be a benefit.
  • Administrative Tasks
The program assistant will be relied upon to complete administrative tasks, as they arise, on behalf of the program team.  The program assistant must be a team player willing to do what needs to be done to achieve our team goals.
 
Required Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • A minimum of one to two years of professional experience that demonstrates ability to multi-task and work on a deadline. 
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Background in economics and familiarity with key economic policy issues currently debated at the national level. 
  • Ability to analyze and describe economic data. Demonstrated quantitative skills and familiarity with statistical databases are a plus.
  • Communications and/or advocacy experience is a plus.
  • Ability to learn quickly, try new things, and remain flexible.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of team, be flexible and learn new skills quickly
  • Humility to pitch-in wherever needed and the ambition to seek out increased responsibility.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Passion for the Roosevelt Institute’s work and mission.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The Roosevelt Institute reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
 
The Roosevelt Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. There is a handicap accessible, all gender/gender neutral bathroom on site. We offer competitive salaries, a rewarding, supportive, collaborative work environment, excellent health insurance coverage, paid time off, and an employer-matched 403b plan if eligible.
 
Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to jobs[at]rooseveltinstitute[dot]org with “Program Assistant” in the title. No phone calls please.