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 Work and Family Advocacy. This person will work with the Early Childhood Policy team and the Women’s Initiative on a range of issues affecting women and families, including paid family and medical leave, child care, equal pay, and employment discrimination. The Associate Director will jointly report to the Senior Director for Early Childhood Policy and the Senior Director for the Women’s Initiative and manage advocacy, coalition work, rapid response, and strategic communications for both teams. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of planning and executing issue-specific campaigns and experience working with Capitol Hill and other stakeholders on a policy agenda.
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.
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.
American Progress seeks a self-starter who is able to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment for the position of Development Coordinator. The Coordinator will assist the team responsible for individual, corporate, and labor giving to drive a robust fundraising program designed to increase the amount of support from these constituents over the next several years. This individual will research organization and individual prospects, help to develop donor briefings, compile stewardship materials, and update our Salesforce database on an ongoing basis, among other activities. This position is ideal for a deadline-driven, detail-oriented, and well-organized development professional who is committed to a progressive policy agenda.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Digital Media Associate to design and produce digital and video content for all platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube. This position works under the Managing Director of Communications for the War Room to use Center for American Progress Action Fund platforms to drive progressive conversations, inform and educate the public on progressive issues, and grow the organization’s online audience. Social media experience, strong news sensibilities, familiarity with digital and video tools, and attention to detail are musts.
The Public Lands Project at the Center for American Progress develops, advances, and defends progressive natural resource and energy policy on America’s public lands, with a focus on helping conserve disappearing open spaces for the enjoyment of current and future generations. The Director of Public Lands will lead the project’s development and implementation of national, state, and local strategies and campaigns to achieve these policy objectives and to defend bedrock environmental protections from being weakened. The Director will ensure that the research capabilities and resources of American Progress are being used to develop and deploy timely, accurate, and actionable content and messaging to a variety of progressive partners and groups who work on public lands, conservation, and climate change policy nationally and at the state and local levels. The candidate must have a depth of expertise in natural resource policy, experience in environmental communications and/or advocacy campaigns, and strong writing, research, management, and organizational skills.
American Progress has an immediate opening for the Executive Director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) advocacy arm of American Progress. The Executive Director leads CAP Action communications and advocacy staff to strategically advance the national conversation in support of progressive policies and to challenge efforts that undermine such policies. The new Executive Director will lead and expand CAP Action’s programmatic and capacity building efforts. Reporting to CAP Action’s President, the 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 Executive Director is expected to play a leading role in fundraising and overseeing online and traditional communications efforts and will have ultimate responsibility for developing and implementing organizational strategies that advance CAP Action’s mission and vision. This person serves as a member of American Progress’ senior leadership team.
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.
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 has an immediate opening for an Education Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst. The analyst will work under the direction of the Vice President for Education Policy and the Managing Director for Education Policy on a variety of education policy issues, such as teachers and principals; standards, assessments, and accountability; the science of learning; and education innovation.
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 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.
American Progress is seeking candidates for the position of Special Assistant. The Special Assistant will assist the Vice Presidents and Directors with scheduling, event coordination, and some research support as needed and time allows. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual on whom the policy staff can rely to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative support.
American Progress is seeking a candidate for the position of Vice President of Government Affairs. This position, which is part of the External Affairs team, 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 within the executive branch and among members of Congress; state, local, and regional organizations and elected officials; and advocacy organizations and think tanks.