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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.

Part-Time Graphic Designer | Operations and Finance Associate (Part-Time) |

| Research Analyst | Research Associate |


 

Position: Part-Time Graphic Designer

Posted: December 16, 2014

About the Roosevelt Institute
The Roosevelt Institute is a nonprofit organization devoted to carrying forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt by developing progressive ideas and bold leadership in the service of restoring America’s promise of opportunity for all. 
 
The Roosevelt Institute works with world-class thought leaders in our Four Freedoms Center; the Campus Network works with thousands of members to develop next generation progressive leaders and drive policy solutions at the local level; and the FDR Library maintains the historic legacy Inspired by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s drive to redress inequality in our nation. Our programs work together to build a New Deal for the 21st century.
 
Position Overview
This position is salaried with a commitment of approximately 20 hours per week. The Graphic Designer will be responsible for developing both print and web-based materials for our programs and special events. We are looking for a highly creative and organized self-starter who can manage multiple projects and deadlines at once. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who can collaborate with Roosevelt Institute staff and members of the communications team to identify visually compelling ways to promote the Institute’s work and provide recommendations to the program and development teams on both product type and product design
 
Preferably the designer would work in the office 1-2 days per week, but this is negotiable. This is a great opportunity for a young professional or established freelancer who can balance a part-time job with independent pursuits.
 
The Graphic Designer reports to the Strategic Communications Director and provides design support to the Communications, Programs, and Development staff.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with Roosevelt Institute staff and members of the communications team to identify visually compelling ways to promote the Institute’s work and provide recommendations to the program and development teams on both product type and product design
  • Create design products that support marketing, program, and event strategies - from concept to design production
  • Create infographics, charts, and other data visualization products that use good design to tell a shareable story in a clear, concise, and creative manner
  • Develop, maintain and update a variety of marketing collateral, including one-pagers, document templates, presentations, promotional items, and email templates
  • Work with the Digital Strategist to develop engaging and sharable graphics for Roosevelt Institute web properties and social media channels 
Qualifications:
  • At least two or more years of experience in graphic design and presentation applications in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of CSS, X/HTML, HTML5, and Flash
  • Knowledge of color theory, layout, and design principles and typography
  • Understanding of marketing and communications plans
  • Experience with print design and preparing files for print
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to execute multiple creative projects simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite
  • Track record of meeting deadlines, along with the ability to learn and master new skills 
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.
 
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) design samples via email to jobs[at]rooseveltinstitute[dot]org with “Part-Time Graphic Designer” in the title. No phone calls please.
 
The Roosevelt Institute is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
  

 

Position: Operations and Finance Associate (Part-Time)

Posted: November 14, 2014

About the Roosevelt Institute
The Roosevelt Institute (RI) is an ideas and leadership organization founded in the belief that America should offer opportunity, a decent life, and human dignity for all. We advance the work of progressive economists and social policy thinkers and support an emerging generation of leaders as they design bold solutions to the nation's most pressing issues.
 
Our work takes place primarily through two approaches to progressive change. The Campus Network involves 10,000+ students across more than 115 college campuses nationwide to develop and implement their ideas for innovative policy change in local communities. The Four Freedoms Center is our think tank, harnessing rigorous analysis and policy ideas from 18 Fellows who take on the country’s biggest challenges – often in support of or in coordination with advocacy partners – including the structure of the American economy and how we can rebuild an active government in which all Americans participate fully as citizens. Areas of special focus for RI include inequality, taxation, and the financialization of the economy; crowd-sourced structures for state-level democratic reform and local-level economic reform; and labor and the future of work.
 
Position Overview
In October 2014, RI hired a new CFO who is building the operations and finance team. The Operations and Finance Associate is critically important to the high functioning of all departments; the position will play a key role in supporting and coordinating organizational functions including finance, technology, facilities, human resources, and administration. In this role, the Operations and Finance Associate will gain valuable experience in managing payments, benefits, facilities, supplies, and information technology, and will build skills and knowledge in a variety of functional areas within nonprofit management. The Operations Associate works closely with the CFO and will report directly to the Operations and Finance Manager/Controller. This is a part-time position (10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 27.5 hours per week), which may grow into a full-time position in a year. 
 
Roles & Responsibilities
 
Accounts Payable
1.     Process all invoices and manage all inquiries and matters related to payments, under the supervision of the Operations and Finance Manager and in compliance with the internal organizational controls
2.     Act as a liaison on all payment issues between the operations and finance team and staff
3.     Maintain, update, and oversee vendors’ filing systems
4.     Manage all credit card activities under the supervision of the Operations and Finance Manager and in compliance with the internal organizational controls
 
Accounts receivable
1.     Collaborate closely with the development team on all contributions and income matters under the supervision of the Operations and Finance Manager and in compliance with the internal organizational controls
2.     Act as a liaison on contribution-related issues between the operations and finance team and the development team, including analysis of aging
3.     Maintain, update, and oversee filings for accounts receivable
4.     Prepare documents for bank deposits
 
Finance, banking, taxes
1.     Assist with finance projects
2.     Assist with banking issues
3.     Assist with monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, including annual audit and tax returns
 
Facilities, IT and Office Management
1.     Build systems around procurement of all types of office supplies; ensure monitoring and ordering
2.     Act as a liaison with building management and manage all building related matters, including guests, safely, compliance, etc.
3.     Act as a liaison with IT consultants as needed; identify proactively areas for improvement
4.     Maintain professional and comfortable physical environment for all staff members
5.     Manage shipping, mail, and all office inquires
6.     Maintain office systems and processes
7.     Plan and manage First Friday staff lunches
 
HR Management
1.     Assist with enrollments and inquires
2.     Prepare monthly back up for benefit payments
 
Required Qualifications and Skills
1.     Demonstrated experience in managing fast-paced office environment
2.     Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit version of Quick Books 
3.     Exceptional attention to detail, organization, and time management 
4.     Ability to learn quickly, try new things, and remain flexible
5.     Demonstrated ability to adapt, keep pace with, and manage quickly shifting needs
6.     Ability to handle high volumes of email 
7.     Minimum five years of administrative experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment
8.     Bachelor's degree, ideally in a field related to the position
9.     Excellent written and verbal professional communication skills 
10. Strong interpersonal skills and a great sense of humor
11. Proficient in Microsoft Office 
12. Passion for and commitment to RI’s mission
13. The humility to pitch-in wherever needed and the ambition to seek out increased responsibility
14. Passion for the Roosevelt Institute’s work and mission
15. Must be able to work legally in the United States.
 
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. 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 “Operations and Finance Associate” in the title. No phone calls please.
 

 

Position: Research Analyst, Economic Inequality Project

Posted: October 30, 2014 

The Roosevelt Institute is hiring a PhD economist or advanced graduate student for a research analyst position, with the option of a postdoctoral position at Columbia University. The research analyst will work as part of the economic inequality program team led by Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow and Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz.
 
About the Position
 
The Institute is seeking a full-time research analyst to work on inequality, financialization, and economic growth. The analyst will produce papers both independently and in conjunction with Roosevelt Institute Fellows.
 
The analyst will produce a mix of white papers incorporating original scholarly research, reviews of the relevant scholarly literature, and popular publications suitable for policymakers and the general public.
 
The analyst will coordinate with the program management staff to establish and implement the research agenda. As a member of the inequality team, the analyst will be expected to work from the Roosevelt Institute’s New York office a minimum of 2-3 days a week.
 
This is a one-year position.
 
Position Requirements 
  • A PhD or MA in economics, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with current debates around macroeconomic policy, financial regulation, and inequality.
  • Excellent quantitative skills and experience with at least one major statistical software package.
  • Excellent writing skills, preferably including professional experience writing for a general audience 
Compensation and Application Process
 
We expect to offer qualified candidates a postdoctoral research position at Columbia University in conjunction with the position.
 
The salary for the position will be commensurate with experience.
 
Send your CV, cover letter, and two writing samples (one academic and one popular) to jobs[at]rooseveltinstitute[dot]org. Application review and interviews will occur on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Subject line MUST include “Research Analyst.” No phone calls, please.
 
The Roosevelt Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We offer competitive salaries, a rewarding, supportive, collaborative work environment, excellent health insurance coverage, paid time off, and an employer-matched 403b plan.
 
About the Roosevelt Institute
 
The Roosevelt Institute (RI) is an ideas and leadership organization founded in the belief that America should offer opportunity, a decent life, and human dignity for all. We advance the work of progressive economists and social policy thinkers and support an emerging generation of leaders as they design bold solutions to the nation's most pressing issues.
 
The Institute’s Campus Network engages 10,000 students across more than 115 college campuses nationwide in progressive policy change in their communities. The Institute’s Four Freedoms Center harnesses rigorous analysis and policy ideas from 18 Fellows, drawn from academia, labor and politics, in the effort to rebuild an active government in which all Americans participate fully as citizens. Areas of special focus for Roosevelt Institute include inequality, taxation, and the financialization of the economy; labor and the future of work; and local democracy.    
 

 

Position: Research Associate, Democratic Futures Program

Posted: October 28, 2014

The Roosevelt Institute
 
The Roosevelt Institute (RI) is an ideas and leadership organization founded in the belief that America should offer opportunity, a decent life, and human dignity for all. We advance the work of progressive economists and social policy thinkers and support an emerging generation of leaders as they design bold solutions to the nation's most pressing issues.
 
Our work takes place primarily through two approaches to progressive change. The Campus Network involves 10,000+ students across more than 115 college campuses nationwide to develop and implement their ideas for innovative policy change in local communities. The Four Freedoms Center is our think tank, harnessing rigorous analysis and policy ideas from 18 Fellows who take on the country’s biggest challenges – often in support of or in coordination with advocacy partners – including the structure of the American economy and how we can rebuild an active government in which all Americans participate fully as citizens. Areas of special focus for Roosevelt Institute in 2014 include inequality, taxation, and the financialization of the economy; crowd-sourced structures for state-level democratic reform and local-level economic reform; and labor and the future of work.
 
Research Associate, Democratic Futures Program
 
The Democratic Futures project seeks to build a dynamic, innovative program that (1) develops new thinking about the prospects for democratic revival, while (2) working closely with practitioners to innovate democratic reforms on the ground. Where many discussions of democracy reform today tend to focus on issues of campaign finance, voting rights, and political polarization, the focus of this project is on expanding the ability of citizens to participate in the actual practice of governing. Expanding civic capacity, in turn, requires (i) facilitating the ability of citizens to engage in politics through civil society associations and community organizations; (ii) reshaping our institutions to create spaces for a more active, inclusive, and ultimately effective participation; and (iii) structuring such participation so that it enables government to address social and economic problems without falling prey to gridlock or special interest capture. By looking beyond elections to the actual practices of civic engagement, organizing, and actual policymaking, we can unlock a more diverse and innovative array of reform possibilities, in particular by focusing on community organizations, cities, regulatory agencies, and other such sites of democracy.
 
To this end, the Research Associate will be responsible for supporting the research efforts of this project, handling planning and logistical tasks for activities such as conferences, and developing creative partnerships and opportunities for impact. 
 
Duties include:
  • Executing research that supports the work of the project
  • Working with project lead fellows and Roosevelt staff to create and manage a conference in Spring 2015
  • Working with Campus Network staff to develop curriculum and “modules” based on program research for use by students and interested parties
  • Coordinating various research inquiries simultaneously
  • Supporting administrative needs of lead fellow
  • Contributing creatively to a forward-thinking team 
Qualifications:
 
Applicants should be advanced graduate students in the social sciences, public policy, or law, based in New York City, available for 15-20 hours per week.
 
In addition, applicants must have: 
  • Strong grounding in the research and policy debate surrounding democratic participation and economic inequality, such as:

o   Inequality and participation in American politics

o   Community organizing and civic engagement

o   Participation in local government, regulatory process, or other forms of governance

  • Excellent analytical and research skills such as:

o   Policy analysis

o   Literature review

o   Legal, institutional, or organizational analysis

o   Ability to synthesize findings from diverse fields and disciplines

  • Creativity and eagerness to develop new avenues for research and new potential partnerships with existing practitioners, organizations, or research institutions, for example:

o   By identifying and engaging potential partners for conferences, research efforts, or as the subjects of case studies

  • A keen sense of detail and organization
  • Excellent communication skills
This is a seven-month, part time (15-20 hours per week) contract position that begins in Fall 2014, until early Summer 2015. This position is renewable, contingent on performance and project funding. The position is based in New York City.
 
Candidates are invited to send credentials, including a persuasive and well-crafted cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample via email to jobs[at]rooseveltinstitute[dot]org with the subject line “Research Associate, Dem Futures.” No phone calls.
 
Applicants must also submit a 1-2 page memo answering one of the following questions:
 
1.    Pick an example of a promising new approach to improving democratic participation and write a short case study of this example.  What is unique and valuable about this innovation? How does it work? What can it contribute to contemporary American democracy? Who are the practitioners we might contact if we wanted to investigate more deeply?
2.     Pick a recent article (academic or journalistic) that you think is wrong in its analysis of the failures of American democracy today.  Where does the argument go wrong? What would you argue instead?
3.     Examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s approach to stakeholder engagement. What are the different ways the agency currently engages stakeholders? Do any of these seem to you to be especially promising or valuable? Why or why not?
 
The Roosevelt Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.