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 Field Coordinator with the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The Advocacy and Field Coordinator will work to lift up and advance opportunities and strategies to reduce poverty and boost opportunity. This position will be responsible for overseeing and expanding the Poverty to Prosperity program’s story bank as well as working with the TalkPoverty.org blog to elevate the voices of people who have experienced poverty. Strong media sensibilities, experience with progressive issue-based campaigns, attention to detail, and a commitment to advancing progressive anti-poverty policies are a must.
American Progress is looking for a versatile and creative Art Director to manage and work within the Art team. The Art Director is responsible for extending a consistent brand identity across all products and platforms. The organization is seeking a talented, experienced designer who enjoys hands-on work with rich material in a deadline-driven, journalistic environment. The Art Director also plays an important leadership role by managing a small in-house design team and by communicating effectively about design issues at the highest levels of the organization.
American Progress has an immediate opening for Associate Director of Media Relations. This person will work as a senior member of the Communications team and closely with policy staff to develop and implement communications and press rollout plans for American Progress initiatives. The Associate Director will also work alongside other members of the Communications team to facilitate op-ed placement, television and radio bookings, as well as social media strategy.
ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an associate editor to help guide its Climate team. This position will work directly with the team’s senior editor and climate reporters to assign and write stories; work on pitches; set deadlines; edit; and craft headlines. The ideal candidate will have a strong news sensibility and a familiarity with progressive climate, energy, and environmental policy.
The budget analyst will work closely with program staff and the Development team to prepare and monitor grant and departmental budgets, forecasts, and periodic fiscal reporting to all stakeholders. The position requires strong organizational, analytic, and writing abilities, as well as an ability to effectively work with others across the organization to maintain fiscal control at all times.
The Campaign Manager for Criminal Justice Reform will have significant responsibilities in developing and executing strategic campaigns for criminal justice reform efforts. The position requires strong research, analytical, and writing skills. It also requires an advanced understanding of criminal justice reform issues, as well as an ability to work effectively with a wide range of external stakeholders across the ideological and political spectrum. The Campaign Manager will coordinate with other policy teams at American Progress, including the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s War Room, Government Affairs, and Generation Progress—the organization’s youth and young adult advocacy arm.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Desktop Support Technician. The Desktop Support Technician is the front-line support person who will field technical requests from the user community, handle routine support, and perform maintenance tasks.
American Progress is seeking a Digital Coordinator who will manage and implement digital communications efforts, including our daily email newsletter and social media assets. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual with very strong writing skills whom the staff can rely on to work independently and produce high-quality digital content quickly. 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 and the ability to interact well with high-level communications and policy professionals are important.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Digital Media Associate to join the Generation Progress team. Generation Progress is American Progress’ dynamic effort to help young people make their voices heard on key issues and to empower new generations of progressive leaders. It engages in advocacy on issues such as affordable higher education, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, health care, and voting rights.
Under the direction of the Communications Director, the Digital Media Associate coordinates and operates all aspects of Generation Progress’ online presence, including digital communication, website management, email marketing, social media administration, as well as database management, graphic design, and layout.
American Progress is seeking a candidate for the position of Director of State and Local Government Affairs. As part of the External Affairs department, this position leads the team responsible for managing American Progress’ relationships with state and local governments, officials, and their staffs. The External Affairs department as a whole works to promote progressive policies and ideas among members of Congress, state and local elected officials, regional organizations, advocacy organizations, think tanks, and other stakeholders.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Email Marketing Associate with the Strategic Outreach team. The Email Marketing Associate helps promote progressive policies and ideas among targeted audiences. The position is a part of the Strategic Outreach team, which is responsible for marketing American Progress’ work to highly segmented audiences, including elected officials; national, state, and local advocates; policy organizations and think tanks; and more.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Outreach and Campaign Manager to join the Immigration team. The Outreach and Campaign Manager will lead the team’s work to push back against extremism, hate speech, hate acts, and nativism within the immigration space, managing two tables that focus on addressing hate in the United States. This position will also coordinate anti-hate efforts among American Progress and its partners. The Outreach and Campaign Manager will combine significant project management work with strategic thinking; rapid response communications; and research and analysis in an effort to combat the rise of hate toward immigrants and refugees.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst for the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The analyst will work under the direction of the Director of Family Policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program to promote policies that dramatically reduce poverty and increase economic mobility. This position will work on wages, income assistance and support programs, tax credits, labor policy, family policy, and disability policy, among other things. The Policy Analyst will also collaborate with other American Progress teams, such as Race and Ethnicity, Economy, Health Care, Criminal Justice, and others as needed. Successful candidates will have strong writing and analytical skills as well as the ability to work well on a team and in a fast-paced environment.
Are you a fast editor and a news junkie with a desire to advance progressive values through fact-based reporting? ThinkProgress is seeking a talented Producer/Editor to join its video team and produce short-form news content. This position will be required to consistently generate story ideas and work creatively and efficiently to turn around exciting new videos daily.
Excellent editing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently are a must. Ideal candidates will also think creatively about video editing, have strong news sensibilities, and be familiar with video content for the internet. Motion graphics and/or camera skills are a plus.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a research analyst on the Moscow Project team to conduct open source, public records, and database research into topical issues, including ostensible Russian government actions to undermine democratic institutions by interfering in recent elections in Europe and the United States. Guided by the War Room’s policy and research director, the research analyst will be responsible for developing thorough and organized research files, mapping relationships between individuals and entities, and integrating breaking news developments into investigative projects, among other duties. The ideal candidate would have experience working with communications and policy professionals and the ability to organize raw research into products that can help lawmakers and shape stories for journalists.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Analyst on the War Room team to 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. This person will work under the guidance of the Rapid Response Director and, when appropriate, in coordination with campaign leads. The Research Analyst will be responsible for organizing and developing thorough research files and for prioritizing issues around which progressives can mobilize. The ideal candidate should have experience working with communications professionals as well as the ability to organize raw research into products that help shape stories for reporters and advocates.
American Progress has an immediate opening for the role of Research Associate for Energy and Environment Policy. The Research Associate will work with the energy and environment policy team to conduct research on energy and climate change policy. A successful Research Associate will be detail-oriented, have a close familiarity with key energy policy issues and concepts, and possess strong writing skills. Experience and interest in working on transportation issues a plus.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a research associate for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. The research associate will work under the direction of the vice president of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative and will be responsible for producing research and writing on the intersection of theology and progressive social policy. The work will span across several issue areas, including religious liberty, economic inequality, immigration, racial justice, LGBT issues, women’s health, and other related issues. The associate will also assist the team in identifying and working with religion scholars and faith leaders to articulate a moral frame to promote just policies that recognize the dignity of all people.
ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a hybrid newsroom position: a researcher who writes news articles or a reporter/writer who has a strong background in research. The position would help fact-check our investigative and enterprise reporting, as well as contribute news writing to the site. The successful candidate would demonstrate an abiding interest and concern with factual accuracy and a grasp of the tenets of good journalism.
American Progress is seeking a Software Developer to join the Technology Development team. The Software Developer will work with other team members to build enabling applications to reach our audiences and shape their experience on our websites.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a special assistant for the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This position is ideal for an entrepreneurial, well-organized, detail-oriented professional who has a thorough knowledge of national politics and a commitment to advancing a progressive policy agenda.
The special assistant serves as the primary assistant to the senior strategic adviser by managing their schedule, travel, speaking and media engagements, and administrative needs. In addition, the special assistant assists with donor relations, communications with the board of directors, and additional research as needed. The special assistant will also support the Moscow Project and CAP Forward teams overseen by the senior strategic adviser, with a particular focus on supporting the press staff for these teams. The administrative workload will be significant, but this is not just an administrative job; opportunities to gain press and research experience will exist for an efficient, hard-working self-starter. In addition to administrative tasks, team support tasks will include, but not be limited to, monitoring and sending press clips, assisting in drafting press and outreach materials as needed, maintaining press lists, coordinating contact with members of the media, and research support.
American Progress has an immediate opening for the position of Special Assistant for Health Policy. American Progress’ Health Policy team is working to defend the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, from efforts to repeal it; defend the Medicaid program from cuts and other proposals that would negatively affect low-income beneficiaries; and develop ideas on a range of issues, including prescription drug pricing.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant for the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The Special Assistant serves as the primary assistant to the Vice President and Managing Director for the Poverty to Prosperity Program through managing their schedules, making travel arrangements, providing any other administrative assistance as necessary, and helping to facilitate day-to-day operations. Additionally, the Special Assistant provides general assistance to the Poverty team by coordinating with other teams to handle contracts and reimbursements; organizing and managing metrics to track progress on key goals; and liaising with other policy and outreach teams to work on shared priorities. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible self-starter whom the policy staff can rely on to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative and research support.
American Progress is seeking a highly motivated, creative professional with a strong communications and organizing background to serve as the Story Bank 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 and action. CAP Action animates the stakes of political and policy debates by driving new analysis of key issues and existing research that demonstrates the value of progressive solutions and quantifies the true cost of conservative policies. With deep partnerships in Washington, D.C., and across the country, CAP Action arms state and national allies with the tools necessary to promote progressive policies.
American Progress is seeking a Windows Security and Systems Engineer 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.