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Advocacy & Policy Manager

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Roosevelt Institute
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Washington, DC

Roosevelt Institute


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Published 13 days ago

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.

Our Culture

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

The Roosevelt Institute is seeking an entrepreneurial, engaging, strategic advocate for the position of Advocacy and Policy Manager. Reporting to the Managing Director, this position will work with the Institute’s fellows and staff to engage with federal policymakers and allies in support of our vision for a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. The Advocacy and Policy Manager will be responsible for translating Roosevelt Institute papers and reports into compelling and timely advocacy materials; building relationships with coalition partners and policymakers to advance our agenda; and developing strategies for ongoing engagement.  

The Advocacy and Policy Manager will have excellent organizational skills; substantial knowledge of the legislative process; superb written and verbal communication skills; willingness to learn; and a working knowledge of the economic, political, and public policy issues of our time. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, proactive, and independent.

This is a non-management, unionized, team leader role. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

The Advocacy and Policy Manager’s main responsibilities include: 

  • Helping drive opportunities to translate specific areas of Roosevelt Institute work with policymakers and allies; 
  • Establishing, building, and strengthening advocacy partnerships; 
  • Writing and editing memos, strategy briefs, blog posts, and other policy-related documents;
  • Assisting the Managing Director in tracking and managing project deliverables for the fundraising team to ensure on-time delivery;  
  • Tracking and regularly analyzing legislative activity relevant to our program areas, and providing regular assessments of such relevant activities; 
  • Attending and, in coordination with Advocacy Department staff, leading regular communications with policymakers and allies;
  • Conducting legislative and policy research, as needed; and
  • Laterally managing team members to complete logistics and programming tasks for projects.

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.  

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree, Masters or JD in Social sciences or public policy

Experience

  • 3+ years in progressively responsible experience in government or advocacy
  • A strong grounding in the policy debates surrounding progressive economic issues, such as economic inequality, corporate and public power, labor and wages, and the economics of race and gender inequality.
  • Experience working with policymakers and grassroots advocates.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with a proven track record of writing clear, structured, and persuasive communications (e.g., reports, factsheets, talking points, policy memos, and briefs) with high attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work independently are critical to the success of this position. 
  • Comfort in working on a range of issue areas.


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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

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…

Location

Washington, DC

How to Apply

Interested Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.

Interested Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.

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