Deputy Director, Roosevelt Network

Job Type

Full Time




570 Lexington Avenue
5th floor
New York
New York
United States


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.

Roosevelt is taking on some of the biggest issues facing our economy and society and putting out bold, cutting-edge research and policies. Our work ranges from thinking about how we restructure the world of finance to changing the way colleges and universities invest in their communities. In the past year alone we released a bold agenda to rewrite the rules of the American economy which the Washington Post called a new manifesto for fighting inequality; framed the issues of financialization and corporate short-termism and issued a policy agenda that influenced the presidential race and key lawmakers; and crowd-sourced a blueprint for what young people want from candidates in 2016.


Roosevelt’s Network

Roosevelt is home to the nation’s largest network of emerging doers and thinkers—young people who are committed to reimagining and rewriting the rules in their communities. Roosevelt is a network of over 10,000 students working to advance solutions in their communities because we believe it matters who writes the rules. Our members are organized on a wide variety of 130 campuses in 40 states nationwide that work with policymakers and communicators to write and enact local, state, and national policy with clear, principled ideas and visionary, actionable plans.

Our members are actively influencing policy landscape - from introducing legislation on protections for LGBTQ youth, consulting with local governments on natural disaster flood prevention. Fighting for restoring voting rights to the formerly incarcerated in Florida to ensuring free tampons are provided at Connecticut College, the Roosevelt network provides opportunities for the next generation of leaders to advocate for their communities.


Overview of the Position 

Reporting to the National Director, the Managing Director supervises the staff assigned to the Network including performance managing and coaching. This position assists the National Director with a broad range of internal and external activities and special projects.  

Roles and Responsibilities 

The essential functions include:

Project Management

• Manages the annual plan and calendar for all departmental projects and activities, including keeping track of our quarterly objectives and key results and grant deliverables. 

• Communicates with internal and external stakeholders.

• Attend project team meetings and teleconferences, as well as record and distribute meeting minutes, as needed. 

Financial Management

• Develops and monitors departmental and project budgets to assure organizational efficiency and appropriate resource allocation.

• Coordinates billing and payments for consultants, and vendors.


• Consults with Network staff to identify problems, develop improvements, and monitor outcomes. Liaison with departments outside of the department to facilitate collaboration and communication. 

• Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work process and work cooperatively and jointly with staff. 

Administrative Support

• Coordinates the recruitment and hiring of team members.

• In collaboration with Human Resources, acts as Internship Coordinator for student volunteers, internships, and fellowships.

• Assists with the travel and expenses for the Network. 


• Collaborates with Development and in the absence of the National Director, contributes to proposal development, funding requests, donor stewardship and attending cultivation events. 


Nonprofit fundraising, focus on grant writing and foundation fundraising, of which one of the three years of experience include supervisory responsibilities.

• Excellent writing and editing skills. 

• Proven experience managing, prioritizing, and meeting multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and able to meet deadlines under pressure.

• Ability to collect, synthesize, and process information quickly and with accuracy. 

• Superior active listening, observation, analytical and problem recognition and solving skills.

• Highly organized, with outstanding attention to detail. 

• Project and staff management experience. 

• Experience using donor databases like Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, etc. is a plus.


Roosevelt is 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. There is a handicapped-accessible, all gender/gender-neutral bathroom on site.

Salaries at the Roosevelt Institute are competitive and we provide a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. We offer a rewarding, friendly, supportive, and collaborative work environment, excellent health insurance coverage, paid time off, and employer pension contributions when eligibility criteria are met.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply