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The Roosevelt Institute: Director, Macroeconomic Analysis

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United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

The Roosevelt Institute: Director, Macroeconomic Analysis




$119,000 – $146,000 / Yearly


The Roosevelt Institute



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The Director, Macroeconomic Analysis’s work will combine day-to-day management, long-range strategy development, and research and writing. Their time will be divided roughly as follows: 40 percent personal research and writing; 30 percent managing the research and writing of fellows and contract authors; 20 percent promoting the work of the program; and 10 percent administrative and management tasks—for example, supporting the development team. Included in the time devoted to research and writing and fellows’ research and writing may involve helping research associates and program managers support the program’s work.
Reporting to the Principal Economist, the Director will partner with team members and leaders across the organization to develop, refine, and execute program strategy. The Director will also serve as Roosevelt’s primary resident expert on the macroeconomy and fiscal and monetary policy, driving internal strategy and representing Roosevelt in the media, among advocacy groups, with funders, and with elected officials. ** **
**Essential Functions and Responsibilities**
**Research and Writing:**
- Conduct research and author papers and other products, such as blog posts, articles, and op-eds.
- Conduct research and provide regular commentary on government data releases.
- Engage and collaborate with fellows, external partners, and outside experts on research.
**Program Strategy and Leadership:**
- Working with Principal Economist, develop research agenda on macroeconomic analysis in conjunction with the program area’s experts, including identifying areas for new long-range thought leadership as well as for near-term policy change.
- Lead a team, potentially including both full-time staff, part-time fellows, and contract experts, aligning them around goals, overseeing research product development, and ensuring that the whole of the program’s work and products is greater than the sum of its parts.
- Partner with the Think Tank Director to guide research by junior staff in support of program goals.
- Partner with government relations and communications teams to develop overall programmatic goals and materials and promote work in service of those goals.
- Where appropriate, represent the organization’s program work among press, government officials, funders, and allied organizations.
- Manage and review the research and writing of fellows, contractors, and staff to ensure quality and rigor.
- Partner with development team to articulate clear goals, strategies, and deliverables for proposals to support program work, and to track and report out on progress.
- Oversee product pipeline for program area and ensure all products are delivered on time and meet the highest research standards.