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.
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 reimagine the rules of our social and economic realities stronger. Roosevelt is an 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.
Purpose of Position
Reporting to the Vice President and Senior Advisor, the Director of the Power Building Initiative will lead a new program at the Roosevelt Institute designed to engage organizers, movement leaders, and academic researchers to generate and disseminate new learning about the theory and practice of power building, including local base building. The Initiative will seek to understand the most innovative strategies and tactics being used to build power, and develop a strategic framework for understanding the role community-based power building plays in achieving health equity.
The Director will provide day-to-day management of this new program, the Power Building Initiative, and will represent the organization with local, regional, and national base-building organizations and movement leaders, where appropriate. The Director will manage team members to achieve individual and programmatic goals. In addition to management experience, the Director will have experience as or working closely with local, regional, and national organizers and base-building organizations, and familiarity with the role of academic research in informing movements and organizing strategy. Experience in a variety of movement settings and an understanding of how health equity intersects with racial and economic justice are strongly preferred.
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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…
Roosevelt Institute offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; vacation, personal and sick time; paid parental leave; professional development; medical, dependent & commuter FSA; and 403(b)/Roth Retirement planning options.
Roosevelt Institute offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; vacation, personal and sick time; paid parental leave; professional…