Training and Field Manager

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 Training and Field Manager will support the training and development of Roosevelt Network members – current undergraduate students and members of our young professional alumni network. They will serve as the team’s lead training facilitator, delivering content to help students develop their policy, communication, and leadership skills and embark on career exploration. They will manage several student positions on our Student Leadership Team and assist with alumni initiatives, like Affinity Groups. This role requires someone flexible – comfortable adapting to the ongoing changes in higher education and student life, the political landscape, and joining an organization that is in the first stages of implementing a new strategic plan.

Passion and excitement about working with young people is a must; experience in the progressive movement, teaching experience, and prior student management experience is preferred.

This is a non-management, unionized, role.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

– Student leadership and chapter ecosystem development:

  • Supervise and train student members of our 5 geographic regional teams who:
  • Provide Peer mentorship and guidance to long-standing and emerging chapters;

– Establish new student and institution contacts across each region;

  • Plan and execute regional conferences and workshops.
  • Advise student leaders as they plan events, trainingS, and conferences.
  • Support the implementation of our Strategic Plan, including stakeholder management and rollout of programmatic changes related to chapter support.
  • Utilize Trello, Google Drive, Zoom, and other digital tools/systems to coordinate with student leaders across the country.

– Serve as the lead facilitator for Roosevelt Network trainings:

  • Master the content of our policy and leadership skills focused Core Curriculum, and deliver engaging training sessions to Network members throughout academic year:
  • Execute Core Curriculum for annual Network Fellowships’ summer onboarding.
  • Master, plan, and deliver professional development training series, Level Up, and coordinate with Senior Program Manager to transition students to a formal mentorship program during the Spring semester.
  • With guidance from Senior Program Manager, lead logistics, assessment, and execution of annual conferences and events.

– Assist with training and programming delivery for alumni initiatives:

  • Facilitate Affinity Group and Alumni Association programming.
  • Assist with, or facilitate, quarterly book club meetings.
  • Deliver and/or plan professional development training for young professionals.

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.


  • four-year degree in education and/or public policy preferred



  • 3+ years of nonprofit or higher education experience running student-facing programs, student advising, or training/teaching.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with individuals— in particular students and alumni — from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Willingness to travel for site visits (if/when it is safe to do so) and to staff occasional weekend and night-time student conferences, events, etc.
  • Intermediate to advanced digital and web skills — comfort using systems like Asana, Trello, Slack, Google, Zoom — and experience with project management.
  • Past experience with cloud-based project management systems strongly preferred.
  • Passion for student advising, developing young progressive leaders, and comfort with managing students and their work.
  • Experience with stakeholder management with a demonstrated record of advanced emotional intelligence, successful expectation management, and strong communication.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, with the ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfort working with ambiguity in a growing and changing organization.


  • Personal experience with student organizing, participation in college registered student organizations, and/or participation in progressive student movement spaces.
  • Experience with student advising across diverse backgrounds.

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