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. Applicants who need assistance completing the application may contact Human Resources at or at 202-796-9709.

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Associate Director/Director of Advocacy, Gun Violence Prevention

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated and organized professional with a strong advocacy and organizing background, as well as an understanding of strategic communications, to serve as the Associate Director/Director of Advocacy for the Gun Violence Prevention team.

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Senior Policy Analyst, Disability Justice Initiative

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Policy Analyst on the Disability Justice Initiative. The Senior Policy Analyst’s responsibilities will include developing and executing research plans; providing data analysis; writing reports and other products; and engaging with other organizations, researchers, and advocates to conduct research and advance policy priorities. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to innovate and work across issue domains and must have a proven interest and respect for critical and intersectional thinking.

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Special Assistant, Development

American Progress has an opening starting in January 2021 for a Special Assistant to join the Development team. The Special Assistant will be an integral part of the Development Operations unit and work closely with front-line fundraisers to provide support for a robust fundraising program in a fast-paced environment. This individual will be responsible for handling Salesforce database entry, reporting, and audits; serving as the first point of contact for donor inquiries; and liaising with the Executive and Finance teams on administrative matters, among other activities. This position is ideal for a well-organized, detail-oriented professional who is either beginning a career or is an experienced administrative support professional in nonprofit fundraising and who is committed to a progressive policy agenda.

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Vice President and Chief of Staff

American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country. American Progress currently has an opening for a Chief of Staff who will collaborate closely with the President and CEO to ensure that they effectively fulfill both internal and external commitments to partners, funders, and the board of directors. Serving as a member of the executive team, a successful candidate will be someone who is completely committed to progressive ideas, can adapt easily to rapidly changing priorities, and is able to manage multiple urgent projects quickly and efficiently.

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Video Director

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director to lead the Video team. This is a player/coach position for a seasoned storyteller who is equally comfortable providing vision and creative direction and getting their hands dirty producing original short- and medium-form video content. The Director will work with staff to identify and develop strategic opportunities for video content as well as enterprise and pitch video ideas to amplify American Progress’ policy positions; provide creative direction consistent with American Progress’ brand and identity; manage a small team of video creatives, interns, freelancers, and contractors; and oversee American Progress’ livestreaming and archiving operations for internal and external live events. This visual leader must be comfortable with a diverse range of styles and techniques and have an interest in progressive ideas and policies.

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