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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Advocacy and Communications Associate with the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The Advocacy and Communications Associate will work to lift up and advance opportunities and strategies to cut poverty and boost opportunity. Strong media sensibilities, familiarity with writing and editing for the internet, attention to detail, and a commitment to advancing progressive anti-poverty policies are a must.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director of Media Relations. This person will work as a senior member of the Communications team and will work closely with policy staff to develop and implement communications plans and press roll-out plans for American Progress initiatives. The Associate Director will also work with other members of the Communications team to facilitate op-ed placement, television and radio bookings, and social media strategy.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Campaign Director on the Postsecondary Education team. This position is about leveraging communications and other skills to pursue strategic advocacy efforts. This individual will develop and execute strategic plans for postsecondary education advocacy efforts. They will also coordinate with the Postsecondary Education team, the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s War Room, and Generation Progress—the organization’s youth and young adult advocacy arm.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Campaign Manager for the Postsecondary Education team. This position is about leveraging communication and other skills to pursue strategic advocacy efforts. This individual will serve as the point person for higher education advocacy efforts at American Progress. This includes developing and executing strategic plans for postsecondary education advocacy efforts. It also entails coordinating with the Postsecondary Education team; the CAP Action War Room; and Generation Progress, the organization’s youth advocacy arm.
ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Reporter to join the Climate team in working to advance progressive climate and environmental policy through fact-based reporting and analysis. This position will work with the Senior Editor and Associate Editor, as well as the other climate reporters, to monitor daily and breaking climate and environmental news; identify long-term trends and undercovered issues; report from both the office and on the ground; and find new angles to bring these stories to a progressive audience. The Climate Reporter will be flexible in a wide-ranging beat that includes climate science, energy, pollution, politics, and environmental justice and come with or be able to develop their own specialties within that space. Strong news sensibilities, working knowledge of climate and environmental issues, and familiarity with reporting and writing for the internet are a must.
American Progress is looking for a creative and innovative Data Visualization Developer who understands and appreciates both the art and science of translating numbers into graphics and interactives that are easy to understand and use. The Data Visualization Developer will create dynamic and static media to visualize demographic data, numbers, trends, ideas, and comparative data in order to create compelling stories and help American Progress communicate progressive ideas and arguments.
The Director of Advocacy will work with the Vice President to develop and execute national, state, and local strategies and campaigns to further American Progress’ gun violence prevention policy goals. A focus of the Director will be facilitating and helping grow and coordinate a nationwide network of gun violence prevention organizations and advocates, as well as working with external stakeholders and state and local coalitions to assist in grassroots and “grasstops” organizing within a wide variety of constituencies. The Director will also be responsible for leveraging the research capabilities and resources of American Progress to provide customized, actionable messaging and content to a variety of progressive groups organizing on the gun issue nationally and at the state and local levels. The ideal candidate will have some familiarity with the gun violence issue and strong relationships across a range of progressive organizations.
The Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (Director) will be responsible for the formulation, monitoring, reporting and forecasting of Center for American Progress (501(c)3) and Center for American Progress Action Fund’s (501(c)4) annual budget. The Director will be tasked with implementing key analysis and planning tools to assist organizational leaders in decision-making.
American Progress seeks a self-starter with strong written and verbal communications skills, as well as an ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment for the new Foundation Relations Manager position, helping to contribute to the growing foundation relations team. This position will help American Progress pursue and capitalize on emerging opportunities for foundation funding and helps to produce written communications for the organization. The Manager will work closely with the Director, Foundation Relations, as well as the existing Foundation Relations Manager in order to drive a robust foundation fundraising program designed to increase the amount of support from the organization’s constituency over the next several years. This position is ideal for a deadline-driven, detail-oriented, and well-organized development professional who is committed to a progressive policy agenda.
ThinkProgress is looking for a full-time Graphic Designer whose primary responsibility will be working with the team’s writers and editors to develop compelling, accurate, on-brand visuals to accompany ThinkProgress’ reporting. This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by WGA East.
ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an investigative reporter to join a team working on ThinkProgress’ mission of trustworthy journalism with a progressive worldview. This reporter will likely focus extensively—but not exclusively—on reporting that holds President-elect Donald Trump and the incoming administration accountable.
The Major Gifts Officer position at American Progress reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for managing the relationships of a portfolio of current and prospective major donors to support the fundraising goals of the organization. The Major Gifts Officer engages the institution’s individual donors in the work and impact of American Progress while expanding the donor base to include new major donors.
Generation Progress has an immediate opening for an Organizing Associate. This position requires efficiently managing a large workflow of diverse projects. Applicants should enjoy detail-oriented work and troubleshooting and should also be able to adeptly build and manage organizing relationships across a broad coalition. Generation Progress is the youth advocacy and engagement arm of American Progress. Through field advocacy, journalism, and policy analysis, Generation Progress works with and for Millennials to achieve progressive change. This position will work primarily on the advocacy efforts of the #Fight4AFuture campaign—a nationwide campaign that looks at gun violence and criminal justice through a holistic lens and drives forward solutions that speak to our generation. Young people are shot and incarcerated at rates higher than any generation. This position will take an intersectional approach to addressing these issues. Instead of simply looking at gun violence prevention policies in a vacuum, this person will address contributing systemic factors—such as structural racism and poverty—and their policy solutions in a way that does not perpetuate the cycle of violence.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst with expertise in criminal justice policy, as well as equity, diversity, and inclusion issues. This person will be the primary Policy Analyst and conduct substantial research and writing for both the Criminal Justice and Progress 2050 teams at American Progress. In addition, this person will collaborate with allied organizations.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst for the Immigration Policy team. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of strong research and written work, and will be familiar with the current policy debates on immigration. The position will help shape American Progress’ work on issues such as the economics of immigration, enforcement and border security, refugee issues, and shifting demographic trends in the United States. This position will assist in the conceptualization and execution of a range of publications using quantitative and qualitative research methods to expand the Immigration team’s body of written work.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst for Legal Progress. Legal Progress is American Progress’ legal policy program focused on the law, the Constitution, and federal and state judiciaries. This staff member’s duties will include conducting research on legal issues, as well as other policy issues in support of Legal Progress’s work, primarily on state judges and state judicial issues. There will also be an opportunity to support Legal Progress’s work around federal judicial nominations, criminal justice reform, and money in politics. The position will also involve writing reports, blog posts, and other communications materials related to progressive judicial issues. This role may also involve occasional travel, including giving presentations to grassroots groups outside of Washington, D.C.
American Progress is seeking a Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst for the Health Policy team, depending on the experience of the selected applicant. The Health Policy team focuses on generating new policy proposals and analyses to achieve policy change or influence policy debates. The team’s current portfolio includes improvements to the Affordable Care Act; payment and delivery system reforms; and drug pricing. Every member of the team performs every function responsibility to some extent.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Political Research Analyst to join the CAP Action War Room, the organization’s advocacy and communications arm. The Political Research Analyst will monitor the news, produce rapid-response pushback, and anticipate reactions to events. A good eye for building narratives and finding original angles is a must. The position will work under the guidance of the Director of Rapid Response and, when appropriate, in coordination with the campaign leads. This person will be responsible for organizing and developing thorough research files and prioritizing issues that progressives can mobilize around and reporters should cover. The ideal candidate should have experience working with communications professionals, as well as the ability to organize raw research into products for reporters and advocates who help shape stories.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Campaign Manager, Climate, to join the CAP Action War Room, the organization’s advocacy and communications arm. The Senior Campaign Manager will drive coalition engagement, organizing, and communications tactics for all climate, energy, and environmental priorities. Working in close coordination with the Energy and Environment Policy team, the Senior Campaign Manager will identify opportunities to provide greater reach for the organization’s research and policy products; develop and implement campaign plans that drive the organization’s climate, energy, and environmental priorities; and coordinate national and state-level partner outreach and engagement around key issues and events.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Policy Analyst with the Public Lands project. The Senior Policy Analyst will focus primarily on developing and advancing policies that support the conservation and restoration of natural systems, the establishment of effective natural resource mitigation policies, and the development of effective market-based tools to achieve positive environmental outcomes. The Senior Policy Analyst will work under the direction of the Policy Director for the Public Lands project.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Social Media Assistant to write and edit content for all platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube. This position works under the Social Media Director to use American Progress platforms to drive progressive conversations, inform and educate the public on progressive issues, and grow the organization’s online audience. This position also works with policy team special assistants to assist in teamwide duties. Social media experience, strong news sensibilities, familiarity with digital tools, and attention to detail are musts.
ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Video Producer to write and produce original video content. This position will work directly with another Video Producer to select topics, write and develop scripts, and produce short content that is tailored to an online audience. Strong news sensibilities, familiarity with video content for the Internet, attention to detail, and a desire to advance progressive values through fact-based reporting are a must.