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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Associate Graphic Designer

American Progress is seeking a versatile and creative junior-level Designer to join the Art team. This individual will work as part of a team that creates reports, websites, data visualizations, web graphics, marketing materials, event branding, interactive media, and video storytelling. They will help American Progress communicate progressive ideas and arguments through clear, visually compelling design. The Designer’s primary responsibilities will include wireframing and web page design, as well as layout and production of print publications.

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Communications and Advocacy Associate, Women’s Initiative

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Communications and Advocacy Associate with the Women’s Initiative. The Communications and Advocacy Associate will help to advance a progressive agenda for women’s issues at the federal, state, and local levels, promoting action on women’s health and economic security across the team. This will include work on access to equal pay, abortion and contraception, maternal health, paid family leave, sexual harassment, and other issues affecting women and families. The ideal candidate will combine some project management experience with communications and advocacy skills to promote a progressive women’s agenda.

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Digital Coordinator, CAP Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Digital Coordinator with CAP Action Fund. The Digital Coordinator will manage and implement digital communications efforts, including CAP Action’s daily email newsletter and social media assets. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual with very strong writing skills on whom the staff can rely to work independently and to quickly produce high-quality digital content. The right candidate will demonstrate an ability to multitask; set priorities in a fast-paced environment; and have creative ideas for the digital space, as well as political acumen and sensitivity to policy issues. Applicants must have excellent communication and organizational skills; pay careful attention to deadlines and follow-up communications; and stay attuned to current events. Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to interact well with high-level communications and policy professionals, are important.

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Director of Digital Creative, Action Fund

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.

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Director, Domestic Climate and Energy Policy

The Director of Domestic Climate and Energy Policy will lead the Energy and Environment team’s work to develop innovative and ambitious federal policy ideas to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and transition the economy to clean energy. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of climate mitigation policy and the U.S. energy sector, as well as creative ideas for how to build the political consensus for urgent action to address the climate crisis.

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Director/Associate Director, Anti-Poverty Advocacy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director/Associate Director of Anti-Poverty Advocacy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced workplace where juggling a range of diverse projects and priorities is a constant. The Director/Associate Director of Anti-Poverty Advocacy will play a central role in shaping and implementing the team’s advocacy strategy to advance policies that cut poverty and boost opportunity, and stop harmful policies that would exacerbate poverty. This position will work closely with the program’s policy staff and across teams at American Progress, as well as with a broad range of national and local partner organizations, elected officials, the media, and influencers to drive advocacy efforts and campaigns around American Progress’ anti-poverty policy priorities.

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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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Enterprise Applications Technical Support Technician

The Enterprise Applications Technical Support Technician will plan, develop, deliver, and support the enterprise applications for American Progress staff. The technician will assist the Senior Director for Enterprise Systems and Procurement and other IT staff in creating technical documentation, supporting the end user, and monitoring system updates. The position will be tasked with training staff on various IT systems, including Salesforce, Concur, Unanet, Ceridian, SharePoint Online, and Office 365.

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Managing Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Managing Director for the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The program is devoted to advancing progressive policies to cut poverty and expand opportunity in America. It has a team of 16 staff working on policy development and analysis; advocacy and communications; and two in-house media platforms: TalkPoverty.org, a blog and website, and Off-Kilter, a nationally distributed weekly radio show and podcast. The Poverty to Prosperity Program is also home to American Progress’ Disability Justice Initiative. The ideal candidate for the Managing Director position will bring experience 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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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Women’s Health and Rights

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.

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Program Manager, Higher Ed, Not Debt, Generation Progress

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Program Manager for the Higher Ed, Not Debt campaign to assist with its nationwide organizing efforts. This position requires efficiently managing 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.

Now more than ever, a college degree is the ticket required for entry into the American middle class. Unfortunately, the skyrocketing cost of this ticket—and the resulting damage to access, equity, and post college wealth accumulation—is risking the United States’ future as a middle-class nation. Higher Ed, Not Debt is a new multiyear, nationwide campaign comprised of more than 100 coalition partners working to ensure that quality higher education is affordable and accessible to all without the burden of financial hardship.

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Special Assistant, National Security International Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant to the National Security and International Policy team. The Special Assistant will support the team’s Vice President and Managing Director, as well as the entire National Security and International Policy team. This position involves managing the day-to-day operations of the team, coordinating meetings and events, scheduling, research support, and managing important communications among and on behalf of senior staff. The right candidate will be highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible, as well as able to multitask while delivering high-quality support to the team.

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Training and Onboarding Manager, Human Resources

American Progress seeks a Training and Onboarding Manager for the Human Resources team. The Training and Onboarding Manager will be responsible for creating an inclusive and comprehensive onboarding program for all levels of staff. This person will ensure new staff receive a warm welcome to American Progress, have the resources they need to perform their job from day one, and experience a comprehensive and smooth onboarding process.

American Progress is looking for candidates who demonstrate attention to detail and an ability to multitask. As a member of the Human Resources team, it is critical that candidates handle confidential matters with complete discretion. This position is located in downtown Washington, D.C.

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Vice President, Digital Strategy

American Progress seeks a highly motivated Vice President of Digital Strategy to bring a combination of creative, technology, and marketing experience, with proven success leading projects within advocacy organizations. This position will be empowered to execute American Progress’ digital content strategy at the executive level. The Vice President of Digital Strategy will define, measure, and drive a world-class user experience across all of the organization’s platforms to inform, empower, organize, and activate progressives across the country around American Progress’ content.

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Vice President, Education Policy

The education program at American Progress is devoted to generating pragmatic and progressive new policy ideas to advance education reform in the United States. Our work focuses on several priority areas, such as promoting college- and career-ready standards and assessments; recruiting, supporting, and retaining effective teachers and principals; fiscal equity; and exploring school improvement strategies for high-poverty schools—including expanded learning time and community schools. The Vice President of Education Policy will lead a dynamic team to assist in deepening our education policy work.

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Vice President, Education Policy

The education program at American Progress is devoted to generating pragmatic and progressive new policy ideas to advance education reform in the United States. Our work focuses on several priority areas, such as promoting college- and career-ready standards and assessments; recruiting, supporting, and retaining effective teachers and principals; fiscal equity; and exploring school improvement strategies for high-poverty schools—including expanded learning time and community schools. The Vice President of Education Policy will lead a dynamic team to assist in deepening our education policy work.

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Windows Systems Administrator

American Progress is seeking a Windows Systems Administrator to join the Technology Development team. This person will work closely with members of the Operations team, the Desktop Support team, and external consultants to ensure Windows systems are running securely and according to established best practices. This position requires a strong attention to detail, excellent project management skills, and the ability to work under tight deadlines.

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