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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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.
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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director of Media Relations. This role requires an individual who is fluent in Spanish. This person will serve as a senior member of the Communications team and will lead communications strategy for several American Progress policy teams.
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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Campaign Manager who will assist in coordinating strategic initiatives for the Criminal Justice Reform team, with a focus on efforts to expand opportunities for individuals affected by the criminal justice system.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Campaign Manager to join the Energy and Environment War Room, the Energy and Environment policy team’s communications and advocacy staff. The Campaign Manager will drive advocacy campaigns, coalition engagement, and communications tactics for all CAP’s climate, energy, and environmental priorities. The campaign manager will also oversee and manage the Energy and Environment story bank project, identifying and working with individuals who have compelling and diverse personal stories about the impacts of climate change and importance of strong environmental protections.
American Progress is seeking a highly motivated and organized professional with a strong advocacy and organizing background to serve as the Campaign Manager for the Center for American Progress Action Fund. CAP Action is an independent, nonpartisan education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas, stories, and action. CAP Action animates the stakes of political and policy debates by driving new analysis, messaging, and personal stories of key issues that demonstrate the value of progressive solutions and quantify the true cost of conservative policies.
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.
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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Desktop Support Lead Technician to manage and maintain technology support and best practices. The technician will help develop, execute, and maintain workflows and processes that strengthen the organization’s effective use of technology while providing high-quality service to American Progress employees.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Digital Communications Associate for Generation Progress. Generation Progress is the young adult engagement and empowerment arm of American Progress. Through digital advocacy, grassroots organizing, and policy analysis, Generation Progress works with and for 18- to 35-year-olds to drive progressive change and to engage them in the democratic system through the progressive issue areas they care about. With feedback from the Communications Director, the Digital Communications Associate will coordinate and operate all aspects of Generation Progress’ online presence, including digital communication, video and graphics production, website management, email marketing, social media administration, and database management.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Digital Creative to lead a creative team that develops innovative and compelling video and graphic content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies, values, and candidates.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director for Women’s Health and Rights with the Women’s Initiative. The Director will lead all efforts on policy development and research and analysis as well as rapid response and communications efforts on women’s health and rights for American Progress. The ideal candidate will be passionate about reproductive justice and ensuring health care access for low-income women, women of color, young women, and other groups of women who are too often excluded from the mainstream narrative because of factors such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, or disability.
American Progress seeks two highly motivated, creative professionals for immediate openings for Director(s) and/or Associate Director(s) of Legal Progress. These candidates will manage the Legal Progress portfolio on the Democracy and Government Reform team.
Over the past 40 years, conservatives have executed a rigorous strategy of using the courts to advance their ideological priorities. From undercutting civil rights, to constraining government, to protecting corporations from accountability, to weakening labor unions, the courts have served as the primary venue for some of the largest conservative gains over the past few decades.
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.
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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for the position of Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst with the Women’s Initiative. The team is looking for a policy analyst to support work on a range of health issues that affect women and families, such as protecting abortion rights and access to affordable contraception, defending the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid program, and developing progressive ideas on a range of women’s health policy issues. The ideal candidate will be passionate about reproductive justice and ensuring health care access for low-income women, women of color, young women, and other groups of women who are too often excluded from the mainstream narrative because of factors such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, or disability.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Program Coordinator with Generation Progress to assist with its nationwide student debt organizing efforts. This position requires efficient management of a large workflow of diverse projects. Applicants should enjoy detail-oriented work and troubleshooting and be able to design a digital strategy that organizes and mobilizes individuals across all aspects of the campaign.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Associate on the Energy and Environment Policy team to conduct research on energy and climate change policy. Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, have a close familiarity with key energy and climate change mitigation and resilience policy issues, and possess strong writing skills. Experience and interest in working on transportation issues are a plus.
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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Social Media Associate to write and edit content for social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Social Media Associate will work in collaboration with policy teams to drive progressive conversations, inform and educate the public on progressive issues and solutions, and grow American Progress’ online audience through social media platforms. Social media experience, strong news sensibilities, familiarity with digital tools, and attention to detail are a must.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Media Coordinator on the Communications team. The Senior Media Coordinator handles the editing and placement of all American Progress-authored op-eds and items for external placement. This position will also work closely with policy teams, the Digital Strategy team, and the Government Affairs team, as well as with colleagues on the Press team, to develop and implement communications plans for American Progress initiatives. Finally, the Senior Media Coordinator will assist in research and promotion for American Progress’ flagship podcast.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant to serve as the primary assistant to the Vice President and Managing Director for the Poverty to Prosperity Program. This individual will manage their schedules, make travel arrangements, provide other administrative assistance as necessary, and help to facilitate the team’s day-to-day operations. Additionally, the Special Assistant will provide general assistance to the Poverty team by coordinating with other teams to handle contracts and reimbursements; organizing and managing metrics to track progress on key goals; and liaising with other policy and outreach teams to work on shared priorities. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible self-starter on whom the Poverty team staff can rely to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative and research support.
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.
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.