Employment Opportunities

If there are no jobs available that match your skills and qualifications, you may submit your resume by e-mail to jobs[at]rooseveltinstitute[dot]org for future consideration. Please be sure to indicate the type of position (e.g. managerial, support staff, etc.) for which you are applying in the SUBJECT LINE of the e-mail. Your resume will be maintained in our files for one year and your qualifications will be considered for any future openings.

| Operations Associate (Campus Network) | Media Relations Specialist |


Position: Operations Associate (Campus Network)
Posted: May 18, 2015
Our Operations Associate facilitates efficient and effective organizational processes by managing systems and resources for staff, chapters, and students.This individual also strengthens the quality of work in the network by providing high-quality logistical support.
Our rapidly growing network of college and city chapters is successful because of the strength of our model and the ingenuity of our staff and student leaders. As we continue to pursue greater impact, we are eager to welcome an Operations Associate to lead and execute on organizational operations. Over the past year we have invested heavily in operations and contact management, and we are now seeking an individual to further develop and run those systems. The Operations Associate will be a highly valued member of the Campus Network team.  
At the heart of our work is a belief that young people can make a difference throughout the political process, not just on Election Day. Our members, through communication and coordination with community members and stakeholders, identify pressing issues facing their towns, counties, and states. Taking advantage of the unique resources on their college campuses and in their communities, they engage in policy research and analysis and connect that research to the local policy process through advocacy, organizing, and working directly with decision-makers.
Over the past nine years, the Campus Network has developed a robust chapter network and has cultivated student leaders of the highest caliber. We work on 120 campuses, from Ivy League institutions to community colleges, in 38 states. Students have changed policies around predatory lending, established a tax fund in New Haven capable of sending low-income high school graduates to college tuitionā€free, and even included an automatic health care enrollment policy in the Affordable Care Act.
The Campus Network is a part of the Roosevelt Institute. 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 help drive key economic and social debates and have local and national impact.
  • Manage critical operations infrastructure for the Campus and Alumni Network
o   Serve as Campus Network’s NationBuilder administrator, driving and supporting staff and student engagement on the platform
o   Assist project managers on programmatic operations and hold team members accountable to set budgets
  • Lead the program evaluation process for all major Campus Network programs
  • Serve as the liaison between the Campus Network and the Roosevelt Institute finance department
o   Serve on the RI Operations Working Group for office management and logistics
o   Run the Campus Network PayPal system for student payments
  • Support Campus Network chapters by managing the delivery of chapter resources
o   Guide Regional Coordinators as they manage their budgets
o   Run the materials and grants processes
o   Guide regional convenings alongside the Chapter Strategist
  • Design and implement core programming for major events in collaboration with the Chapter Strategist, Illinois Director, and Impact Strategist
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (years of work experience are a plus)
  • Strong organizational skills with a background in project management, systems maintenance, or logistical support strongly desired
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Ability to maintain professional relationships with students while still fostering an open, experiment-oriented, and creative environment
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, resourceful, flexible, and creative
  • Ability to think strategically and execute toward goals as well as rethink tactics when faced with challenges
Compensation is commensurate with experience and is highly competitive. The Roosevelt Institute is an EEO/AA/ADA/IRCA Employer. We especially encourage applications from women and people from diverse backgrounds.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and 1–3 examples or statements on previous work product/successes to jgamble[at]rooseveltinstitute[dot]org with “Operations Associate” in the subject line.


Position: Media Relations Specialist
Posted: March 27, 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 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.
Position Overview
This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, passionate and ambitious media relations professional to join an organization working to re-imagine the rules of America’s social and economic policies. The Media Relations Specialist reports to the Strategic Communications Director and serves on a team with the Digital Strategist, Graphic Designer and Editorial Manager. The Media Relations Specialist will help elevate the work of our Fellows and Campus Network members and alumni and play a leading role in developing communications strategies around Roosevelt Institute projects addressing economic inequality, financialization, the future of work, Millennial issues and other issues as well as the work being done on campuses and in communities across the country.
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Serve as a primary media contact for Roosevelt Institute issues and projects.
  • Coordinate with staff, Fellows and students to develop and execute earned media strategies for Roosevelt issues and projects.
  • Seize opportunities to inject the voices of Roosevelt Institute leaders, Fellows, students and alumni into the news cycle.
  • Identify and develop spokespeople.
  • Prep and staff spokespeople for media events and interviews.
  • Build and maintain media lists.
  • Field media inquiries and coordinate interviews.
  • Monitor media coverage and prepare press clip compilations.
  • Draft fact sheets, media advisories, press releases, op-eds, talking points and other communications products.
  • Pitch stories to reporters and editorial boards.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with members of the media.
  • Develop creative ways to promote Roosevelt Institute content and issues to the public and reach new and nontraditional audiences.
  • Organize events for bloggers and reporters.
  • Support Roosevelt projects and initiatives.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience in media relations, journalism or related field.
  • Self-driven working style and ability to juggle multiple projects at a time.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Keen attention to organization, detail and deadlines.
  • Passion for the mission of the Roosevelt Institute.
  • Interest in policy issues.
  • Nice person with a sense of humor. 
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, friendly, 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 “Media Relations Specialist” in the title. No phone calls please.