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 ndennis@americanprogress.org or at 202-796-9709.

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Accountant/Payroll Accountant

American Progress seeks an experienced Accountant/Payroll Accountant with proven experience processing payroll and supporting enterprise travel. The ideal candidate will have outstanding attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to provide superior internal customer service. They will have recent experience in processing payroll for an organization with about 300 employees. This position will offer a full range of support in the primary areas of payroll and travel. The Accountant/Payroll Accountant reports to the Assistant Controller and works closely with the Office Services and budget, planning, and forecasting teams.

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Advocacy Associate, Generation Progress

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated and organized professional with a strong advocacy and organizing background, plus an understanding of strategic communications, to serve as the Advocacy Associate for Generation Progress.

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Advocacy Associate, Generation Progress

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 an Advocacy Associate for Generation Progress.

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Application Developer

American Progress is looking for a talented Application Developer to create technology platforms and software tools that advance progressive causes. The position is part of the Web Technology subteam on the Digital Strategy team, with the prime responsibility developing and maintaining a large portfolio of websites and software applications. Leveraging various technologies, tools, and techniques, the Application Developer works cross-functionally to gather requirements from various stakeholders, compile technical specifications, and develop high-quality software applications.

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Associate Director of Design, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for an Associate Director of Design to manage the design team and create graphics, animations, and other design products to advance the War Room’s strategic priorities. The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment in the nation’s ability to address the climate crisis. It is critical that the next president and Congress emerge from the election emboldened to act on climate change.

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Audience Development Manager/Senior Audience Development Manager, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for an Audience Development Manager or Senior Audience Development Manager to support the team’s amplification and distribution efforts and execute hypertargeted strategies to reach key audiences. The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment in the nation’s ability to address the climate crisis. It is critical that the next president and Congress emerge from the election emboldened to act on climate change.

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Budget Analyst

American Progress is seeking a Budget Analyst to help manage the financial planning and operations of the organization’s portfolio of programs and projects. The Budget Analyst will join a hardworking team of professionals on the Budget Planning and Forecasting team who strive to provide timely, reliable, and valuable business operations support and expertise to the organization. As a member of the team, the Budget Analyst will collaborate with internal and external customers to play an active role in the overall financial success and operational efficiency of American Progress.

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Campaign Associate, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Campaign Associate to work with the team’s Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director—along with Climate War Room staff—on event coordination, research, writing, and campaign support. The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment in the nation’s ability to address the climate crisis. It is critical that the next president and Congress emerge from the election emboldened to act on climate change.

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Communications Associates, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has immediate openings for two Communications Associates to work with the team’s communications and campaigns staff on research, writing, and campaign support. The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment in the nation’s ability to address the climate crisis. It is critical that the next president and Congress emerge from the election emboldened to act on climate change.

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Compensation and Benefits Manager

American Progress is seeking a human resources professional with expertise in compensation structures and benefits administration. This position reports to the Vice President of Human Resources and works closely with the Human Resources team to provide service to about 300 employees. They will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of American Progress’ benefits plans and programs, ensuring that staff fully understand and enroll in plans according to their eligibility and that American Progress fully complies with all laws and regulations associated with employee benefits. They will also help to develop, implement, and support compensation programs and processes, including benchmarking activities, the annual salary increase process, and employee communications regarding compensation. This position will work closely with the Managing Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to ensure that compensation programs are equitable throughout the organization.

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Creative Director, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Creative Director to lead a creative team responsible for developing innovative and compelling video and graphic content. The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment in the nation’s ability to address the climate crisis. It is critical that the next president and Congress emerge from the election emboldened to act on climate change.

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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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Design Associate/Senior Design Associate, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for two Design Associates or Senior Design Associates to support our in-house creative team with graphic design for social media, email, and websites as well as rapid-response design requests. The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment in the nation’s ability to address the climate crisis. It is critical that the next president and Congress emerge from the election emboldened to act on climate change.

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Digital Campaign Associate, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Digital Campaign Associate to support the team’s digital strategies and draft copy for digital products. The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment in the nation’s ability to address the climate crisis. It is critical that the next president and Congress emerge from the election emboldened to act on climate change.

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Digital Fundraising Associate

The Digital Fundraising Associate is a new role at American Progress that was created to work closely with the Development team to scale up the direct appeal fundraising program. This role is part of the Email Marketing team under the larger Digital Strategy team. The person in this position will be responsible for a variety of production needs related to online fundraising and will also help project manage donation campaigns, from goals setting to production to metrics analysis. A successful candidate must be able to work well in collaboration with many different partners on technical, marketing, fundraising, editorial, and progressive policy teams, using excellent communication and time management skills to keep projects on track. This is a one-year, limited-term position with the option for permanent employment to follow.

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Digital Organizing Manager/Senior Digital Organizing Manager, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Digital Organizing Manager or Senior Digital Organizing Manager to work with the Director of Digital Organizing to execute the Climate War Room’s email and SMS strategies. The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment in the nation’s ability to address the climate crisis. It is critical that the next president and Congress emerge from the election emboldened to act on climate change.

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Director/Associate Director, Digital Strategy

American Progress seeks a highly motivated Director/Associate Director of Digital Strategy to bring a combination of creative, technology, and marketing experience, with proven success leading projects within policy change organizations. This position will be empowered to collaborate extensively with American Progress’ more than 20 policy teams and diverse strategic contributors to execute the organization’s digital strategy. The Director/Associate Director of Digital Strategy will lead collaborations to define, measure, and achieve a diversity of policy and audience goals across all of the organization’s platforms and engage progressives across the country. This position also loves having fun at work and values the comradery that comes with being a part of a progressively minded and socially conscious organization like American Progress.

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Foundation Relations Coordinator

American Progress seeks a Foundation Relations Coordinator who is a self-starter able to effectively manage multiple priority projects in a fast-paced environment. The Foundation Relations Coordinator will work at the direction of the Managing Director of Foundation Relations and in close collaboration with the Associate Directors on the Development team to drive a robust foundation fundraising program designed to increase the amount of support from American Progress’ constituency over the next several years. This individual will research prospects, stay abreast of the philanthropic landscape, help develop foundation briefings, compile and copyedit proposal and report materials, help track donor outreach and submission of proposals and reports, and update American Progress’ Salesforce database on an ongoing basis, among other activities. This position is ideal for a deadline-driven, detail-oriented, and well-organized development professional who is committed to a progressive policy agenda.

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Motion Graphics Editor, Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Motion Graphics Editor to join a growing creative team with the CAP Action War Room. The War Room’s mission is to develop innovative and compelling video and graphic content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies, values, and candidates.

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Policy Analyst, LGBTQ Research and Communications Project

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst on the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project. The Policy Analyst’s responsibilities will include developing and executing research plans, 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 have a proven interest and respect for critical and intersectional thinking.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Postsecondary Education

The Policy Analyst/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.

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Press Secretary, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Press Secretary to execute the team’s earned media strategy and to serve as a spokesperson engaging with state and national reporters. The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment in the nation’s ability to address the climate crisis. It is critical that the next president and Congress emerge from the election emboldened to act on climate change.

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Research Assistant, Criminal Justice Reform

The Criminal Justice Reform team at American Progress works to shrink the size of the criminal justice system, make the system fairer and more equitable, and provide opportunities for people who have been directly impacted by mass incarceration. The Research Assistant will assist in developing ideas for new policy prescriptions, provide research and writing support for drafts of reports and other publications, and assist in the conceptualization and execution of a range of projects. Additionally, the Research Assistant will help manage the team’s communications efforts and perform administrative duties as assigned.

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Research Assistant, LGBTQ Research and Communications Project

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant with the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project to provide research support and analysis on a range of issues affecting LGBTQ people, including nondiscrimination protections and civil rights enforcement; health care; housing and homelessness; immigration; and family issues. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual on whom the team can rely to work independently and deliver high-quality research support, including quantitative analysis.

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Research Associate, CAP Action War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund seeks a highly motivated Research Associate to help CAP Action develop compelling and effective content that can help achieve the organization’s goals. The Research Associate will develop specific original research projects and execute daily rapid response to create accountability around the Trump administration’s policies and advocate for progressive policy alternatives.

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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has immediate openings for two Research Associates or Senior Research Associates to work with the team’s Research Director. The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment in the nation’s ability to address the climate crisis. It is critical that the next president and Congress emerge from the election emboldened to act on climate change.

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Senior Director, LGBTQ Research and Communications Project

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Director of the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project. The team’s work combines substantive policy research on issues of importance to the LGBTQ community with rapid-response communications and messaging efforts.

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Social Media Manager/Senior Social Media Manager, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Social Media Manager or Senior Social Media Manager to produce compelling social content, manage social media accounts, and develop and implement social engagement strategies. The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment in the nation’s ability to address the climate crisis. It is critical that the next president and Congress emerge from the election emboldened to act on climate change.

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Vice President, Government Affairs

American Progress is seeking a candidate for the position of Vice President of Government Affairs. This position has principal responsibility for managing American Progress’ relationships with policymakers at all levels of government. The External Affairs department, specifically the Government Affairs team, works to promote progressive policies and ideas to the executive branch; members of Congress; state, local, and regional organizations and elected officials; and advocacy organizations and think tanks.

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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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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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Video Producer, Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Video Producer to join a growing creative team in the CAP Action War Room. The War Room’s mission is to develop innovative and compelling video and graphic content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies, values, and candidates.

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