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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Analytics Associate, Action Fund

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and CAP Action is committed to leading the way.

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Associate Director/Director of Government Affairs

American Progress is seeking an Associate Director or Director of Government Affairs within the External Affairs department. The External Affairs department works to promote progressive policies and ideas among members of Congress; state, local, and regional organizations and elected officials; and advocacy organizations and think tanks. Precise areas of policy responsibility are not yet determined but could include some of the following: education, national security, energy and environment, democracy and government, early childhood, and youth engagement.

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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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Chief Financial Officer

American Progress is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to serve as the senior finance officer of two tax-exempt, mission-driven organizations: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, known together as American Progress. The CFO must be an experienced finance and accounting professional who has exceptional technical skills, is committed to the mission of American Progress, and knows how to lead a team. The CFO will serve as a member of the Executive team and a resource and ally across the organization, helping guide and implement the strategic vision and planning of American Progress. The CFO will lead the organizations’ finances and help measure progress against organizational goals, maximizing the use of available resources across departments and developing innovative tools to help foster cross-department work and streamline reporting. The CFO will also help lead in cultivating the values of American Progress throughout the organizations. The CFO will work closely with the Legal, Human Resources, and Development teams. The ideal candidate will be a proactive partner with a genuinely held belief that no task is too big or too small.

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Content Associate, Action Fund

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and CAP Action is committed to leading the way.

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Creative Project Manager, Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Creative Project Manager to join CAP Action’s growing creative team. The CAP Action War Room’s mission is to develop innovative and compelling visual content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies and values.

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Deputy Digital Director, Climate Power

The Center for American Progress Action Fund Climate Power team has an immediate opening for a Deputy Digital Director to help build and support the execution of the team’s digital communications and organizing strategies. The Deputy Digital Director will oversee the department’s paid media and audience development efforts, assist in managing vendor contracts and external relationships, and act as a key partner to the Senior Digital Director.
Climate Power will use hard-hitting research, polling, earned media, paid media, and creative digital content to build the political will and public support needed for climate action in 2021. The team will elevate the threat of climate change to spur a national conversation on solutions; embolden leaders to take immediate, bold climate policy action; and wage an offensive campaign against climate deniers and their fossil fuel industry backers.

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Digital Fundraiser/Direct Appeal Manager

American Progress has an opening for a Direct Appeal Manager to join the Development team. In its second year, the Direct Appeal program’s goal is to introduce American Progress to new audiences who can be converted to donors and to generate gifts from other donors who can be upgraded to become strong American Progress supporters and advocates. The program is budgeted to raise $250,000 through email, website creative, lead-gen, after-action appeals, and other digital fundraising initiatives.

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Digital Media Associate, Generation Progress

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Digital Media Associate on the Generation Progress team. Generation Progress is the young adult engagement and empowerment arm of American Progress. Through digital advocacy, grassroots organizing, and policy analysis, Generation Progress works with and for 18- to 35-year-olds to drive progressive change and engage them in the democratic system through the progressive issue areas they care about. With feedback from the Senior Director of Communications and Digital Strategy, the Digital Media Associate will coordinate and operate all aspects of Generation Progress’ online presence, including digital communication, website management, email marketing, social media administration, and database management.

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Director of Analytics, Action Fund

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences and CAP Action is committed to leading the way.

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Director of Content Strategy, Action Fund

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and CAP Action is committed to leading the way.

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Director of Digital Engagement, Action Fund

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and CAP Action is committed to leading the way.

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Director of Partnerships, Action Fund

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and CAP Action is committed to leading the way.

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Director of Policy, Poverty to Prosperity Program

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program. Along with the Managing Director and Vice President for Poverty, the Director will be responsible for planning, developing, and administering activities related to American Progress’ Poverty program.

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Director of Video, Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Video to join the CAP Action War Room’s growing creative team. This team’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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Director, Broadcast Communications

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Broadcast Communications. This person will work as a senior member of the Communications team and will be responsible for overseeing all interactions and partnerships with broadcast media.

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Director, Digital Engagement and Audience Retention

American Progress seeks a highly motivated Director of Digital Engagement and Audience Retention to effectively engage strategic audiences—including policymakers, advocates, experts, and more—to support distribution, marketing, and fundraising in advancing the organization’s mission. The ideal Director would offer a combination of creative, technology, and marketing experience along with proven success leading projects within policy-oriented organizations.

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Director, Disability Justice Initiative

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of the Disability Justice Initiative. The team’s work combines substantive policy research on issues of importance to the disability community with rapid-response communications and messaging efforts.

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Director, International Climate Policy

The Director of International Climate Policy will lead the Energy and Environment Policy team’s work to develop and execute a program to drive international ambition and action toward the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement. To meet the goal of global net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the work will focus on achieving ambitious and concrete actions by key large emitting countries in the next 10 years. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of international climate policy, including the strategic use of economic policy such as trade and investment to achieve this goal.

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Director, Public Health Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Public Health Policy. This position will lead the Health team’s new public health project. The Director will work with other experts on American Progress’ Health team to develop and advance bold solutions to tackle health disparities through a social determinants of health framework.

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IT Manager

American Progress has an immediate opening for an IT Manager. This position will oversee the day-to-day tasks of the five members of the Desktop Support and Operations teams, supporting American Progress’ technology infrastructure and day-to-day customer support and service. The IT Manager will interact with internal clients at all levels to help resolve IT-related issues and supply services and solutions in a manner that meets the department’s service-level agreements. The IT Manager will report to and work directly with the Director of Technology and Security to identify and implement improvements in all areas of responsibility.

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Partnerships Associate (Issues), Action Fund

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and CAP Action is committed to leading the way.

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Partnerships Associate (Platforms), Action Fund

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and CAP Action is committed to leading the way.

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Partnerships Manager, Action Fund

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and CAP Action is committed to leading the way.

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Policy Analyst, Early Childhood Policy

The Policy Analyst for Early Childhood Policy will design and conduct original quantitative analysis using statistical software, contribute to policy analyses and policy recommendations, and craft rapid-response commentary including written reports and talking points. The position requires strong writing skills, including translating complex research into easily digestible materials. The Policy Analyst will work closely with a collegial team and engage with other organizations, researchers, and advocates to conduct timely research to advance progressive early childhood policy priorities.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, International Climate Policy

The Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst will work with the Energy and Environment Policy team to conduct policy research and analysis on international climate change and energy policy. Successful applicants will have expertise in climate change mitigation, resilience policy, and international climate policy issues as well as possess strong analytical, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.

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Public Lands Senior Director, Energy and Environment

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Public Lands Senior Director for the Energy and Environment team. The Senior Director will drive advocacy campaigns, coalition engagement, and communications tactics to further American Progress’ land conservation, climate change, and clean energy goals. The Public Lands program focuses on developing and advancing progressive natural resource and energy policy on America’s public lands, with a focus on stemming the nature crisis and its disproportionate impact on historically marginalized communities. The ideal candidate for the Senior Director position will bring experience and strong commitment to working on conservation, energy, and climate change issues and to balancing a diverse portfolio of strategic planning, writing, research, staff development, budgeting, and project management.

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Rapid Response Manager, Action Fund

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and CAP Action is committed to leading the way.

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Research Assistant/Research Associate, Ocean Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant or Research Associate on the Energy and Environment Policy team to conduct research and analysis of ocean policy. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills; an attention to detail; a commitment to conserving the ocean, addressing climate change, and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in ocean policy; and a willingness to work on a wide range of ocean policy issues. The position will report to the Deputy Director for Ocean Policy, and the title will be determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

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Senior Communications Director, Climate Power

The Center for American Progress Action Fund Climate Power team has an immediate opening for a Senior Communications Director to lead the organization’s strategic communications strategy to elevate climate and clean energy solutions into the political conversation and identify opportunities to shift the national political narrative. The Senior Communications Director will work with the senior management team to set campaign and policy priorities for Climate Power and lead a communications team of six or more staff.

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Senior Data/Systems Analyst

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Data/Systems Analyst. The position will take an active role in the execution of key business development activities. The candidate will perform technical administration duties for data warehouse development and maintenance. The technical responsibilities include designing, developing, and maintaining business intelligence solutions.

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Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Action Fund

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and CAP Action is committed to leading the way.

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Senior Director/Vice President, Race and Equity

The Senior Director or Vice President for Race and Equity Policy will lead American Progress’ efforts to develop, communicate, and move toward implementing policy ideas that provide a new way forward for a range of equity challenges in an increasingly diverse America, with a particular focus on race and equity. The Vice President will create a team work plan and clear annual objectives with measurable outcomes. They will coordinate policy analysis and substantial research and writing for the team, while also working regularly on relevant ideas and issues with other American Progress teams. The Senior Director or Vice President will also manage the team’s relationships with outside stakeholders, including ally organizations, policymakers, and the media.

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Senior Fellow, Asia Program

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Fellow with the Asia Program of the National Security and International Policy (NSIP) team. The fellow will manage and oversee the department’s work on Asia policy, including programs on China, Japan, South Korea, and North Korea. The person in this role will oversee the Asia Program’s substantive work, including writing reports and columns, engaging with the public and other stakeholders, and managing grants and helping to fundraise. The fellow will oversee and manage a team of five staff. This is a limited-term appointment of three years.

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Senior Graphic Designer, Action Fund

The Center for American Progress Action Fund has an immediate opening for a Senior Graphic Designer to join a growing creative team with the CAP Action War Room. The War Room’s mission is to develop innovative and compelling visual content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies, values, and candidates.

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Senior Motion Graphics Producer, Action Fund

The Center for American Progress Action Fund has an immediate opening for a Senior Motion Graphics Producer to join a growing creative team. 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 and values.

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Special Assistant, Climate Power

The Center for American Progress Action Fund Climate Power team is seeking a Special Assistant to the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director. The Special Assistant will assist with scheduling, project management, administrative tasks, and research and writing support as needed. This position works directly with campaign leadership to support the mission of elevating climate and clean energy solutions into the political conversation and identifying opportunities to shift the national political narrative. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible self-starter on whom Climate Power’s leadership can rely to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative and research support.

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Special Assistant, Energy and Environment

American Progress is seeking a Special Assistant to the Energy and Environment team. The Special Assistant will assist the Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Energy and Environment Policy—along with Energy and Environment team staff—with scheduling, event coordination, administrative tasks, and social media support as needed. In addition, the Special Assistant will support the team’s story bank project by interviewing individuals who have compelling and diverse personal stories about the importance of strong environmental protections, as well as drafting op-eds and letters to the editor amplifying their stories. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, responsible, and proactive individual whom the policy staff can rely on to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative and research support.

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