Advocacy & Policy Associate

01 Oct, 2020


Advocacy & Policy Associate

Roosevelt Institute
Washington, DC

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.


The Advocacy and Policy Associate is part of the Advocacy Department and reports to the Managing Director of Advocacy and Policy. This Advocacy and Policy Associate will develop and implement advocacy strategies to engage elected officials, policymakers, and ally advocates in support of our vision for a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. The Advocacy and Policy Associate will be responsible for tracking and analyzing relevant contacts, legislative activities, and polling materials; preparing drafts of timely and compelling advocacy materials; maintaining relationships with identified policymakers and allies; and providing administrative support to advance our issue advocacy efforts.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Track and regularly analyze communications with policymakers;
  • Track and regularly analyze legislative activity relevant to our program areas, and provide regular assessments of such relevant activities;
  • Attend and, in coordination with Advocacy Department staff, lead regular communications with policymakers and allies;
  • Draft and edit advocacy materials;
  • Provide administrative support to the Advocacy Department, including scheduling, note-taking, preparing meeting materials, maintaining team calendar and budget, personnel research, as needed; and
  • Conduct legislative and policy research, as needed.

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.


  • BA/BS in Social Sciences or Public Policy required
  • Master’s degree preferred; focus on political science, economics, public policy is preferred.  Must also have a strong academic record and proven outstanding writing skills


  • 1 – 2 years of relevant work experience required (including prior administrative and/or project management experience
  • Background/interest in economic policy.
  • Working knowledge of the federal policy-making process.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate as part of a team; and to be flexible, entrepreneurial, and self-directed.
  • Detail-oriented; skilled in event planning and project management


Learn more here

Job posted: 2020-10-01