American Progress is seeking to fill the positions listed below. We do anticipate other openings in the future and encourage you to check our site often. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress. Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

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Assistant Editor, Art, Editorial, and Video

The Assistant Editor serves primarily as a copyeditor for American Progress, helping assure the quality of publications ranging from research reports to daily columns. Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment as part of the Art, Editorial, and Video team, the Assistant Editor also helps with daily production of the website.

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Associate Director, Advocacy and Communications, Postsecondary Education

The Associate Director for Advocacy and Communications on the Postsecondary Education team will manage all of the team’s advocacy work and collaborate with the American Progress Press team. The bulk of the Associate Director’s time will be spent on advocacy, including creating and executing a strategy to educate policymakers such as Hill staff about the team’s proposals and priorities. The Associate Director will also work with the Press and Digital Strategy teams to develop and execute effective plans related to product releases and ongoing campaigns to promote the Postsecondary Education team’s work. There are also opportunities for research and writing if that is of interest.

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Audience Development Manager, CAP Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Audience Development Manager to manage the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s amplification and distribution efforts around building the case for progressive policies, values, and candidates.

Applicants should have a keen understanding of how content gets disseminated across digital platforms. With Americans facing a greater onslaught of news and media content than ever before, it has never been more important to build hypertargeted strategies to break through the clutter and reach key audiences.

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Content Manager, Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Content Manager to join CAP Action’s growing digital team and help build the case for progressive policies, values, and candidates. A strong candidate for this role is a team player who has experience in digital communications and an interest in leveraging email to grow, educate, and engage audiences. American Progress is looking for someone who understands the technical aspects of email marketing and has experience using email to reach and engage different audiences effectively. Candidates should be comfortable brainstorming content ideas and writing compelling copy for video scripts, websites, and email for a variety of progressive issue campaigns and projects.

This person must be a fast learner who is passionate about progressive values, has excellent attention to detail, and is skilled at managing multiple tasks in a demanding and fast-paced environment.

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Design Associate, Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Design Associate to join its growing digital team. This person will support our in-house creative team with graphic design for social, email, and websites as well as rapid-response design requests. The Design Associate will join a team with a mission to develop innovative and compelling video and graphic content that helps build the emotional and visual case for progressive policies, values, and candidates.

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Desktop Support Technician

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Desktop Support Technician. The Desktop Support Technician will be the front-line support person who will field technical requests from the user community and handle routine support and maintenance tasks.

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Editor, Art and Editorial

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Editor on the Art and Editorial team. A successful Editor will be proficient in both copy editing and line editing, to help assure the quality of American Progress’ publications that range from research reports to columns. Working in a fast‐paced, journalistic environment, the Editor works nearly independently in all aspects of the job, including with daily production of the website which will be a focus of this position.

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Executive Vice President, Policy

American Progress seeks an Executive Vice President for Policy who will work closely with the President and CEO. This position will provide strategic consultation and policy analysis on issues affecting the organization. The Executive Vice President for Policy will work with all departments to develop policy products and programs.

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Manager, State and Local Government Affairs

American Progress is seeking a candidate for the position of Manager of State and Local Government Affairs. This position will focus its work on helping grow and maintain American Progress’ relationships with state and local elected officials, their staffs, and key partners. The Government Affairs team as a whole works to promote progressive policies and ideas among members of Congress; state, local, and regional organizations and elected officials; and advocacy organizations and think tanks.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Energy and Environment

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst who will work with the Energy and Environment team to conduct research and analysis on energy and climate change policy. A successful analyst will have expertise in energy and climate change mitigation and resilience policy issues and possess strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Poverty to Prosperity Program

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst for the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The analyst will work under the direction of the Senior Director of Poverty Policy to promote policies that dramatically reduce poverty and increase economic mobility. This position will work on income assistance and support programs, tax credits, labor policy, and disability policy, among other policy areas. The analyst will also collaborate with other American Progress teams such as Race and Ethnicity, Economic Policy, Health Care, Criminal Justice, and others as needed. Successful candidates will have strong quantitative, analytic, and writing skills, as well as the ability to work well on a team and in a fast-paced environment.

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Recruitment and Internship Manager

American Progress seeks a Recruitment and Internship Manager to collaborate with internal hiring managers on all aspects of the recruitment and selection process for regular staff and interns. The ideal candidate is meticulous with details and excited to provide outstanding service to employees, candidates, and interns, while filling about 100 regular jobs each year. Expertise with nonprofit recruitment, a commitment to organizational diversity, and dedication to progressive ideals are required. This position, in collaboration with the Senior Director of Talent Management and Diversity Initiatives, is responsible for managing recruitment and selection processes as well as managing the internship program. Our robust internship program hires about 30 interns each spring, summer, and fall semester.

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Senior Director, Development

American Progress seeks a seasoned fundraiser with demonstrated people and program management experience to lead the individual and corporate fundraising program in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. The Senior Director of Development executes the fundraising efforts for individual and corporate donors on the organization’s Development team. This position engages the institution’s donors in American Progress’ work and impact while expanding the donor base to increase support. This position is ideal for a fundraiser who is entrepreneurial and has a track record of motivating others to succeed. This individual manages a team of three and will carry a personal portfolio of high-level donors. The position works closely with the Vice President of Development, the Managing Director of Foundation Relations, and the Director of Development Operations on the strategy for meeting the organization’s annual and long-term fundraising goals.

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Senior Policy Analyst, Legal Progress

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Policy Analyst for Legal Progress. The candidate will assist the Director of Legal Progress under the direction of the Managing Director for Democracy and Government Reform and the Vice President for Democracy and Government Reform. The work will include research and writing that helps the public better understand the connection between judicial rulings and issues that affect everyday life in America; raising awareness about the conservative takeover of the courts; and advancing judicial reforms that help the federal bench become more diverse and make the courts fairer and more accessible to the American people.

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Special Assistant, Early Childhood Policy

American Progress has an opening for a Special Assistant to the Early Childhood Policy team. The Special Assistant will support the team in the production of timely policy research and analysis on a range of early childhood policy issues affecting young children, including child care, preschool, Head Start, home visiting, and maternal and infant health. The Special Assistant will also provide administrative support for managing internal systems, scheduling, meetings, and events. This position is budgeted for $40K.

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Special Assistant, LGBT Research and Communications Project

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant to the LGBT Research and Communications Project. The Special Assistant will support the team in the production of timely policy research and analysis on a range of issues affecting LGBTQ Americans, including nondiscrimination protections and civil rights enforcement; health care; housing and homelessness; immigration; and family issues. The Special Assistant will also provide administrative support to the team’s Vice President and senior staff and for team meetings and events. Depending on the applicant’s qualifications, the Special Assistant may also provide communications and digital strategy support and/or develop additional expertise in independent policy research and writing. This position is budgeted for $40K.

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Special Assistant, Race and Ethnicity Policy and Technology Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant for the Race and Ethnicity Policy team and the Technology Policy team. The Special Assistant will assist the Vice President of Race and Ethnicity Policy and the Vice President of Technology Policy with scheduling, event coordination, and some research support as needed and time allows. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual on whom the policy staff can rely to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative support. This position is budgeted for $40K.

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Vice President, Economic Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Vice President for Economic Policy. The Vice President will have principal responsibility of day-to-day management and strategic direction for American Progress’ Economic Policy team. The team’s work is designed to shape the agenda around economic policy within the progressive movement, developing and furthering ideas that will build a more equitable economy to improve the lives of all people. The Economic Policy team covers fiscal, labor, competition, and infrastructure policies; macroeconomic research; workforce development; and other areas. The Vice President represents the Economic Policy team to other American Progress teams, as well as to American Progress’ senior leadership. The Vice President also serves as the principal point of contact and manages the team’s relationships with other organizations, especially those in the economic policy arena.

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Vice President, Poverty to Prosperity Program

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Vice President to run the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The Poverty to Prosperity Program is devoted to advancing progressive policies to cut poverty and expand opportunity in America, with staff working on policy development and analysis, advocacy, and communications. The ideal candidate will bring expertise and strong commitment to working with low-income and other historically marginalized individuals and communities and thrive in a fast-paced workplace where juggling a range of diverse projects and priorities is a constant.

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Video Associate, Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Video Associate to join its growing digital team. This person will support our in-house creative team with editing, animation, rapid-response video requests, and field shoots. The Video Associate will join a team with a mission to develop innovative and compelling video and graphic content that helps build the emotional and visual case for progressive policies, values, and candidates.

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