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.
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Department: Outreach and Communications
Reports to: Regional Engagement Director and Communications Manager
Start Date: September 1, 2022
The Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP), founded by Stacey Abrams in 2019, amplifies the efforts of existing organizations and networks that work towards broadening economic power and building a more equitable future. Broadening economic power brings attention to how race, class and gender intersect social and economic policy in the South. We explore policy ideas designed to directly address these connections. SEAP focuses on 12 Southern states and marginalized/vulnerable populations within the region and is a fiscally sponsored project of the Roosevelt Institute.
SEAP is seeking to fill its newly developed position of Outreach and Digital Associate. This role is well suited for a dynamic professional who is able to identify and meet partners’ needs and engage with the general public through deep social media engagement.
The Outreach and Communications Associate will be responsible for working with both the communications and regional engagement departments. This position will undertake direct engagement with partners and coordinate SEAP’s public-facing social media platforms to elevate policy efforts across the South. The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for creating digital content for the website and social media based on current SEAP projects and happenings
Create content which includes writing captions and designing graphics/videos
Reply to comments and email inquiries
Write copy for emails to help establish partnerships, collaborations, & outreach for new members
Research new social media engagement strategies
Measure and maintain the periodic increase of followers on all social media platforms
Increase SEAP’s online presence and overall engagement
Support the Regional Engagement Director with setting up partner calls
Research new partnership opportunities
Assist in planning and executing digital webinars and other engagement programs for Southern stakeholders
Support the Director with Human Resources and contract database
Coordinate internship programming efforts and schedule interviews
Participate in staff meetings
Draft agendas and run-of-shows for large external meetings
A keen understanding of social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Google and Microsoft Office suite
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience with email content creation and distribution (MailChimp)
Experience with website content management system (WordPress)
Self-starter with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively across teams, functions, and departments, driving alignment, and managing deadlines
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Digital Marketing and/or Outreach Strategy, Social Work, Sociology, or Psychology
Experience in political campaigns, nonprofits, grassroots organizing, or event planning is valued
Fluency in another language: Spanish or Korean will be a plus
How to Apply:
Please submit your resume/CV and Cover Letter to:
Genny Castillo + Dede Dunham at SEAP@rooseveltinstitute.org with the subject line “OUTREACH AND DIGITAL ASSOCIATE”
Remote, Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, 401(k), Flexible spending account, Paid time off, Life insurance
We comply with all applicable laws concerning COVID vaccinations and accommodations.