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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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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Assistant Communications Director, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for an Assistant Communications Director to execute the team’s messaging, media strategy, and overall communications strategy alongside the Communications 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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Associate Director, Digital Strategy

American Progress seeks a highly motivated 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 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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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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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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Deputy Executive Director, CAP Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Deputy Executive Director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) advocacy arm of American Progress. The Deputy Executive Director will work with the President of CAP Action to lead communications and advocacy staff to strategically advance the national conversation in support of progressive policies and challenge efforts that undermine such policies. Reporting to CAP Action’s President and Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director will oversee day-to-day operations and management of CAP Action staff and will be responsible for all administrative, finance, and program functions. The Deputy Executive Director is also expected to play a leading role in developing and implementing organizational strategies that advance CAP Action’s mission and vision.

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Deputy Research Director, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Deputy Research Director to work with the Senior Research Director to execute the team’s research agenda. 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 Analytics Specialist

American Progress seeks a highly skilled and motivated Digital Analytics Specialist experienced in performance measurement and digital data analytics to join the Digital Strategy team at the organization. The ideal candidate is an entrepreneur with serious analytical chops and a knack for using data to tell a story. They know how to deal with large amounts of data to find patterns and insights that colleagues can understand and readily use in order to reach their goals. 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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Director of Audience Development, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Director of Audience Development to run the organization’s amplification and distribution efforts and build 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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Director of Social Media, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Director of Social Media 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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Director, Puerto Rico Relief and Economic Policy Initiative

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 for a one-year term, with possibility to renew.

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Email Manager, Action Fund

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.

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

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Media Relations Manager/Senior Relations Manager to pitch surrogates for interview programs across multiple media platforms. 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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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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Policy and Outreach Coordinator/Manager, K-12 Education Policy

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.

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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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Regional Media Relations Manager/Senior Media Relations Manager, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has immediate openings for three Regional Media Relations Managers or Senior Regional Media Relations Managers to drive media coverage in key regions across the country. 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, Democracy and Government Reform

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant on the Democracy and Government Reform team to conduct research on democracy issues, federal courts, and legal policy. For this research and writing-intensive role, successful candidates will be highly detail oriented and have substantive research experience to put into practice. Candidates should have a familiarity with democracy, voting rights, the federal judiciary, and anti-corruption policy issues. This position is budgeted for $46,000 annually.

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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 Assistant, Race and Ethnicity Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant on the Race and Ethnicity Policy team to conduct research on racial justice and economic justice issues. For this research- and writing-intensive role, a successful candidate will be highly detail-oriented and have substantive research experience. Candidates should also have familiarity with economic policy, racial equity work, and diversity/equity and inclusion work.

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Research Assistant, Race and Ethnicity Policy and Technology Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant for the Race and Ethnicity Policy team and the Technology Policy team. The Research Assistant will assist the Vice President of Race and Ethnicity Policy and the Vice President of Technology Policy with scheduling, event coordination, and research support. This position calls for a highly organized and detail-oriented individual with strong writing skills.

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Research Assistant/Research Associate, Energy and Environment

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant or Research Associate on the Energy and Environment team to conduct research and analysis of energy and climate change policy. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, an attention to detail, a commitment to addressing climate change, and a willingness to work on a wide range of domestic and international policy issues. The title will be determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

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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 Campaign Director, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Senior Campaign Director to develop campaign plans, ensure collaboration across departments, and ensure the campaign is leveraging all available resources for maximum programmatic impact. 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 Campaign Manager/Campaign Manager, Early Childhood Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Campaign Manager/Campaign Manager on the Early Childhood Policy team. The Senior Campaign Manager/Campaign Manager will plan and manage advocacy work focused on increasing access to high-quality early childhood programs for children from birth to age 5. The position requires strong project management and communications skills, as well as the ability to complete tasks both independently and as part of a team working across organizations.

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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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Senior Manager, Budget, Planning, and Forecasting

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Manager for Budget, Planning, and Forecasting. The Senior Manager will provide leadership in budget development, financial planning, reporting, analysis, grant management, and compliance. This position will work closely with team leads and development staff to prepare, monitor, and report to all stakeholders as well as oversee grant and departmental budgets, forecasts, and periodic fiscal reporting. The position requires strong technological, organizational, analytic, and writing abilities as well as an ability to effectively lead and communicate with others throughout American Progress to maintain fiscal control at all times.

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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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Surrogate Program Director, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Surrogate Program Director to enlist influencers, public officials, and other well-known individuals to elevate climate in the 2020 elections. 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 and Multimedia Producer/Senior Video and Multimedia Producer, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for two Video and Multimedia Producers or Senior Video and Multimedia Producers to produce compelling video 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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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 Director, Climate War Room

The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Video Director to lead the organization’s video strategy by developing innovative and compelling video and graphic content that builds the emotional and visual case for climate action. 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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