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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.

Current Job Openings

Assistant Editor

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Assistant Editor. The Assistant Editor will serve primarily as a copyeditor for American Progress, helping assure the quality of publications ranging from research reports to daily columns. Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment as part of the Editorial team, the Assistant Editor will also help with daily production of the website. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in a range of policy areas and wants to help the organization’s progressive policy ideas shine.

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Associate Director, Teacher Policy, K-12 Education

The Education Policy team at American Progress is devoted to generating pragmatic and progressive new policy ideas to improve educational outcomes in the United States. We are looking for someone to assist with conceptualizing and executing policy products. Our work focuses on several priority areas, including recruiting and retaining effective teachers and principals; promoting national standards, accountability, and fiscal equity; and exploring school-improvement strategies for high-poverty schools such as expanded learning time and community schools. The Associate Director of Teacher Quality will join a dynamic team of colleagues to assist in deepening this education policy work. Job title and salary will be determined based on the successful applicant’s level of experience.

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Deputy Editor, TalkPoverty.org

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Deputy Editor for TalkPoverty.org on the Poverty to Prosperity team. TalkPoverty.org works to improve the quality of the debate around poverty through the team’s blog, radio show, interactive data, and other communications resources. The Deputy Editor will work to lift up opportunities and strategies to advance solutions to cut poverty and create greater economic opportunity for all. Strong news sensibilities, familiarity with writing for the Internet, attention to detail, and a desire to advance progressive values are a must.

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Director, Education Innovation, K-12 Education

The K-12 Education team at American Progress is devoted to generating pragmatic and progressive new policy ideas to advance education reform in the United States and defending effective existing policies. The team’s work focuses on several priority areas, including recruiting and retaining effective teachers and principals; promoting national standards, accountability, and fiscal equity; and exploring innovative school-improvement strategies for high-poverty schools. The Director of Education Innovation will join a dynamic team of colleagues to assist in strengthening American Progress’ education policy work.

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Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

American Progress has an immediate opening for the Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. The Initiative works on religious liberty, reproductive justice, economic inequality, anti-Muslim bigotry, and other issues. Under the Director’s leadership, the Initiative serves as a resource to the policy teams at American Progress, collaborating on intersectional issues and providing them with faith and conscience-based resources and expertise for their work. The Initiative also works with faith leaders and advocates across the country to help raise the visibility of their work, connect them with policy allies, and strengthen their efforts to bring about a more just and equitable nation and world.

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Email Marketing Associate

American Progress is seeking an Email Marketing Associate to help promote progressive policies and ideas among targeted audiences. The Email Marketing Associate will be part of the Email Marketing 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.

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Ethnic Media Associate

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Ethnic Media Associate, a position that is part of the Communications team. The Ethnic Media Associate should be a person who is bilingual in English and Spanish. They will be responsible for daily outreach to ethnic media, development of communication plans, and advancement of American Progress in the ethnic media landscape, as well as providing general media support to the Press team.

The Ethnic Media Associate will also be responsible for overseeing the CAP en Español website and the @CAPespanol Twitter account. Written translation responsibilities include press materials, social media posts, website copy, and policy reports.

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Foundation Relations Manager

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.

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Legal Assistant

American Progress has an opening for a Legal Assistant to join its Legal team. The Legal team manages the legal matters for the Center for American Progress, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and educational think tank, and its affiliated organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization.

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Policy Analyst, Criminal Justice and Progress 2050

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.

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Policy Analyst, Early Childhood Policy and K-12 Education

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst for early childhood policy and K-12 education. The analyst will work under the direction of the Vice President of Education Policy and the Director of Early Childhood Policy on policies that span early education and K-12.

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Policy Analyst, Economic Policy

American Progress seeks an Economic Policy Analyst to drive innovative economic policy development and analysis across a wide range of subjects relating to the U.S. economy, such as macroeconomics, inequality, employment and wages, financial markets, budget and taxes, consumer protection, and international trade.

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Policy Analyst, Education

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Education Policy Analyst. The analyst will work under the direction of the Vice President of Education Policy on policies aimed at improving the teacher pipeline (teachers and principals).

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Policy Analyst, Postsecondary Education

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst on the Postsecondary Education policy team to work on issues related to equity, quality, affordability, and data. The ideal candidate will possess either exceptional writing skills or rigorous data skills.

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Research Assistant/Associate, Energy Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant/Associate to work with the Energy Policy team to conduct research and analysis on energy and climate change policy. The ideal candidate will be committed to addressing climate change and willing to work on a wide range of domestic and international policy issues. The title for the position will be determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

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Research Assistant/Associate, Middle East Team

The Research Assistant/Associate for the Middle East team is responsible for substantive research and writing on issues including, but not limited to, overall U.S. policy in the Middle East, the Gulf, the Middle East peace process, Egypt, the Islamic State, and other terrorist groups in the region. The position also requires administrative work related to the Middle East team’s operations and for the National Security and International Policy team at large. These tasks include budgeting, reimbursement management, event and meeting coordination, travel arrangements, and serving as the team’s point of contact to the rest of the organization.

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Senior Policy Analyst, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Faith and Progressive Policy team Senior Policy Analyst. The Analyst will work under the direction of the Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative on a variety of policy issues, with a strong focus on religious liberty and reproductive justice. The Analyst’s responsibilities will span across several issue areas, including economic inequality; religious liberty; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, issues; women’s health and rights; and related issues. This position will work both independently and with American Progress’ other policy teams to produce new research for the Faith team and for the Center.

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Special Assistant, Economic Policy

American Progress seeks a Special Assistant to provide a variety of programmatic, administrative, and research-related tasks for the Economic Policy team. The team focuses on key policy areas related to the U.S. economy, including budget and taxes, consumer protection, employment and labor, financial markets, infrastructure, small business, trade, and general macroeconomics.

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Special Events Coordinator

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Events Coordinator in the Communications Department. The Coordinator will work with the Events team to plan and staff public and private events.

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Video Editor

American Progress is seeking a Video Editor to join its in-house video team, which works to amplify and advance the organization’s progressive ideas through compelling visual content. The Video Editor will film and edit live events, manage American Progress’ video archives, and produce video content optimized for sharing on social media. This is an exciting early-career opportunity for someone who can balance bread-and-butter production duties with more creative project work.

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Video Producer, ThinkProgress

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.

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