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American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director/Director of Editorial to join a small management team that works together to run all aspects of production on a day-to-day basis. A player-manager role, the Associate Director/Director will help assure the quality of publications ranging from research reports to rapid-response columns. Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment, the Associate Director/Director will contribute to the writing and editing of American Progress products; daily production of the website; hiring, training, and management of Editorial team staff; various digital projects including websites; and short- and long-term planning.
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 is seeking a highly motivated and organized professional with a strong advocacy and organizing background to serve as the Campaign Associate 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.
The China Program Coordinator will provide administrative and research support across a range of China policy issues and programs for a two-year term beginning January 2020. Administrative duties will include managing travel logistics for international research programs, planning and supporting events, scheduling, and completing other administrative tasks as directed. In addition, the China Program Coordinator will conduct research and related tasks on a variety of China policy issues, leveraging both English and Mandarin Chinese resources to help the China team answer targeted research questions.
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 Director to lead its Puerto Rico Relief and Economic Policy Initiative. This initiative was launched to direct American Progress policy and communications resources to an initial, immediate-term response in Puerto Rico after the 2018 hurricanes, with an eye toward long-term planning for the economic well-being of the island. This is an entrepreneurial position that will require an enthusiastic self-starter dedicated to effecting positive change for the people of Puerto Rico. This position is budgeted through December 2020, with possibility to renew.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Email 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 is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Assistant and Scheduler to the President. This role serves as the primary assistant to American Progress’ President and calls for an exceptional, highly organized individual with unwavering attention to detail. Duties will include managing the President’s schedule, staffing the President, and ensuring that institutional priorities are moving forward. The position involves providing both administrative and research support to senior executives who rely heavily upon the Executive Assistant and Scheduler to triage all incoming requests; assess and determine the order of priorities; manage important relationships; provide timely, concise, and reliable information; and ensure that the President is thoroughly prepared for a variety of speaking engagements, events, and meetings. This position is best suited for an individual with superior strategic thinking skills who can help manage the President’s time effectively given constant competing demands.
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.
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.
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 a Policy and Outreach Coordinator or Manager for K-12 Education Policy. The Coordinator/Manager will work under the direction of the Managing Director for K-12 Education Policy to implement a community-informed policymaking strategy. This will include supporting direct engagement with affected stakeholders on a variety of education policy issues such as applying an explicit racial equity lens to education policymaking; recruiting and retaining effective teachers and principals; providing equitable access to K-12 opportunities in preparation for the future of work; and exploring strategies for a balanced approach to charter school policies. The coordinator will conduct small amounts of research and evaluation on effective strategies in community-informed policymaking. Successful candidates will have excellent community organizing or campaign management skills as well as strong persuasive writing and analytical skills. They will also work well in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Program Coordinator for Generation Progress to assist with the team’s 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 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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant for Public Lands to conduct research and analysis related to land, water, and wildlife policy. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, an attention to detail, and familiarity with energy and environmental policy.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant or Research Associate for K-12 Education Policy. The Research Assistant/Associate will work under the direction of the Director of Standards and Accountability on a variety of education policy issues, such as applying an explicit race equity lens to education policymaking; recruiting and retaining effective teachers and principals; providing equitable access to K-12 opportunities in preparation for the future of work; and exploring strategies for a balanced approach to charter school policies. The Research Assistant/Associate will work in a team environment to develop products that make the case for progressive education policy ideas that increase educational opportunities for historically disadvantaged students, as well as products that defend against threats posed to these students. Successful candidates will have excellent writing and analytical skills and will work well in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities.
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.
The Senior Policy Analyst for Postsecondary Education is responsible for conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses and literature reviews; writing reports and other products; and engaging with other organizations, researchers, and advocates to conduct research and advance postsecondary education policy priorities.
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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant for Economic Policy. The position is open to those with interest in economic policy. The Special Assistant will provide administrative and research support to policy experts developing policy analysis and recommendations across a wide range of subjects relating to the U.S. economy, including macroeconomics, inequality, employment and wages, financial markets, budget and taxes, consumer protection, and international trade.
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.
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.
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.