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 or at 202-796-9709.

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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/Director of Advocacy, Gun Violence Prevention

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated and organized professional with a strong advocacy and organizing background, as well as an understanding of strategic communications, to serve as the Associate Director/Director of Advocacy for the Gun Violence Prevention team.

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Budget Analyst

American Progress is seeking a Budget Analyst to help manage the financial planning and operations of the organization’s portfolio of programs and projects. The Budget Analyst will join a hardworking team of professionals on the Budget Planning and Forecasting team who strive to provide timely, reliable, and valuable business operations support and expertise to the organization. As a member of the team, the Budget Analyst will collaborate with internal and external customers to play an active role in the overall financial success and operational efficiency of American Progress.

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Director, Early Childhood Policy

American Progress seeks a Director for the Early Childhood Policy team to help lead a team of individuals committed to making affordable, high-quality early care and education a reality for all families. Through research, action-oriented advocacy, and strategic communications, the Early Childhood Policy team is a leading voice on the need for significant reform and investments in child care and early education. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and management skills, attention to detail and organization, and a proven track record of managing multiple, complex projects in a fast-paced environment.

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Senior Policy Analyst, Race and Ethnicity Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Policy Analyst on the Race and Ethnicity Policy team. The Senior Policy Analyst’s responsibilities will include developing and executing research plans; providing data analysis; writing reports and other products; and engaging with other organizations, researchers, and advocates to conduct research and advance policy priorities. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to innovate and work across issue domains and must have a proven interest and respect for critical and intersectional thinking.

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Special Assistant, Poverty to Prosperity Program

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant with its Poverty to Prosperity Program. The Special Assistant will serve as the primary assistant to the Senior Vice President and Vice President for the Poverty to Prosperity Program—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 will provide 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.

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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 Producer, Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Video Producer to join a growing creative team in the CAP Action War Room. The War Room’s mission is to develop innovative and compelling video and graphic content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies, values, and candidates.

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