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Assistant Editor

Assistant Editor

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Assistant Editor to join its Production team. The Assistant Editor serves 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, the Assistant Editor also helps with the daily production of the website.

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Associate Director of Video, Digital Advocacy

Associate Director of Video, Digital Advocacy

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director of Video to join its growing Digital Advocacy team. The team’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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Associate Director/Director, Economic Analysis

Associate Director/Director, Economic Analysis

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director or Director to join its Inclusive Economy team. This position requires strong quantitative skills and experience using data to advance economic policy proposals as well as strong quantitative and writing skills; experience working with economic data; and an interest in making compelling, evidence-based public policy arguments. The ideal candidate will be meticulous and comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to juggle rapid-response requests as well as have a passion for advancing progressive economic policies through thoughtful new research. The candidate’s primary role will be to creatively and accurately help use evidence to respond to and inform a range of policy and political debates with analyses of relevant economic and demographic data. The candidate will support the Inclusive Growth department and other departments and teams across American Progress on issues related to building an economy that works for all people. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate leadership across the organization in identifying promising directions for new research and analysis, and they may be asked to supervise staff. They will be actively engaged in training and reviewing quantitative work supported by early-career staff.

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Associate Director/Director, Institutional Giving

Associate Director/Director, Institutional Giving

Reporting to the Managing Director of Institutional Giving, the Associate Director or Director of Institutional Giving is an important member of the Development department and will help support American Progress’ institutional giving efforts as the organization works to grow and diversify its revenue streams from institutional partners, including private and family foundations, corporations, and labor organizations. This individual will be responsible for a grant-seeking portfolio that generates $7 million to $15 million in annual revenue for American Progress. They will pursue and capitalize on emerging opportunities for institutional funding and will help produce written communications for the organization. Working closely with executive and senior American Progress staff, they will contribute to a robust institutional fundraising program designed to increase the amount of support from the organization’s constituency over the next several years.

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Associate Director/Director, K-12 Education

Associate Director/Director, K-12 Education

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director or Director, K-12 Education. The Associate Director or Director will be responsible for developing and communicating new policy ideas, contributing to supervision of staff, and coordinating projects across departments. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of K-12 education policy with expertise in one or more core areas, including equitable resource distribution across all schools; recruitment and retention of a well-trained and diverse educator workforce; innovations in the future of assessments and accountability for school quality; evidence-based strategies for protecting civil rights; establishing a cradle-to-career continuum that ensures access to economic opportunity; and most crucially, cutting across all of these areas, an emphasis on racial equity through the application of a community-informed policymaking strategy. A successful candidate will have familiarity with legislative and regulatory processes and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with the K-12 policymaking community in Washington, D.C.

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Associate Director/Director, Responsible Renewable Energy Development

Associate Director/Director, Responsible Renewable Energy Development

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director or Director of Responsible Renewable Energy Development on the Conservation Policy team within the Energy and Environment department. The United States’ transition to a clean energy economy will require new clean energy, transmission development, and a supply of clean energy materials. To fight the climate crisis while protecting communities and biodiversity, the United States cannot perpetuate the inequities of the old, dirty energy economy and must instead plan for smart siting of renewable energy and ethical sourcing of the materials required to transition. This individual will be responsible for leading American Progress’ work to develop and execute national and regional strategies and campaigns to support both conservation and clean energy goals. The ideal candidate will have strong management, strategic thinking, coalition-building, and writing skills, as well as deep organizational relationships throughout the climate, energy, and/or conservation policy world and a commitment to fighting environmental injustice. The Associate Director/Director will report to the Senior Director, Conservation.

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Data Analyst, Digital Advocacy

Data Analyst, Digital Advocacy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Data Analyst to join the Digital Advocacy team’s organic social media analytics program. This position will support digital strategies and messaging across the progressive landscape.

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Director of Editorial

Director of Editorial

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Editorial to join a small management team that works together to run all aspects of production on a day-to-day basis. A player-manager role, the Director of Editorial helps assure the quality of publications ranging from research reports to rapid response columns. Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment, the Director will help with daily production of the website; the hiring, training, and management of editorial staff; various digital projects including websites; and short- and long-term planning.

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Director of Research, Rights and Justice

Director of Research, Rights and Justice

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Research in its Rights and Justice department. American Progress is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country. In furtherance of that mission, the Rights and Justice department works to build a society that respects the rights and dignity of all people, provides equitable opportunity for everyone to fulfill their potential, and ensures everyone benefits from the collective strengths of the nation’s diversity.

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Director/Senior Director, Democratic Accountability

Director/Senior Director, Democratic Accountability

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director or Senior Director of Democratic Accountability in its National Security and International Policy department to lead American Progress’ efforts to craft and advocate for a new “age of accountability” agenda at the global level. Democratic political systems around the world are struggling to meet the justified expectations of their citizenry; rein in misinformation and the consequent distrust in institutions; and promote the rule of law by holding to account those responsible for corruption, tax evasion, human rights abuses, and widespread citizen insecurity. Many citizens have lost faith that democratic systems can deliver tangible improvements in their lives, while illiberal political actors have tapped into this discontent to build power, undercut democratic checks and balances, and erode the post-Cold War international order.

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Director/Senior Director, LGBTQI+ Policy

Director/Senior Director, LGBTQI+ Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening in its Rights and Justice department for a Director or Senior Director of the organization’s LGBTQI+ policy work. The Director or Senior Director will lead American Progress’ efforts to address disparities faced by LGBTQI+ individuals and advance LGBTQI+ rights and equity. The successful candidate will conceptualize and lead a substantial LGBTQI+ research and policy agenda; spearhead policy advocacy and coalition efforts; and manage relationships with external stakeholders such as allied organizations, policymakers, and the media.

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Finance Manager

Finance Manager

American Progress is seeking a Finance Manager to assist with financial analysis and the preparation, management, implementation, and reconciliation of budgets and forecasts. The candidate will additionally oversee all financial transactions in a portfolio and manage grant financial proposals and reports while also serving as a liaison between policy departments and the Development, Human Resources, and Legal teams.

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Individual Giving Coordinator

Individual Giving Coordinator

American Progress is seeking an Individual Giving Coordinator who is a self-starter and able to manage multiple priority projects effectively in a fast-paced environment. The Coordinator will work at the direction of the Director of Major Gifts and in close collaboration with the Major Gift Officers in the Development department. Together, they will drive a robust individual fundraising program centered around American Progress’ institutional priorities and designed to increase the amount of support from American Progress’ constituency over the next several years. This individual will research prospects, stay abreast of the philanthropic landscape, help develop briefings, compile and copyedit proposal and report materials, help track donor outreach, and update American Progress’ Salesforce database on an ongoing basis, among other activities. The Individual Giving Coordinator will also be deeply involved with the individual giving unit’s event and communication strategy. 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

Legal Assistant

American Progress has an opening for a Legal Assistant to join its Legal team. The Legal team manages legal matters for the Center for American Progress, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and educational think tank, as well as its affiliated 501(c)(4) organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, which are together known as American Progress. This role will be driven by American Progress’ mission to improve the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country.

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Partnerships Associate/Partnerships Strategist

Partnerships Associate/Partnerships Strategist

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Partnerships Associate or Partnerships Strategist to support the Digital Advocacy team’s coordination and amplification efforts to build the case for progressive policies and values.

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Policy Analyst, Domestic Climate

Policy Analyst, Domestic Climate

American Progress has an immediate opening in its Energy and Environment department for a Policy Analyst on the Domestic Climate team. This position will focus on maximizing the benefits from climate and clean energy incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, analyzing clean energy and fossil fuel markets, advocating for strong Clean Air Act regulations, and ensuring a just transition for communities.

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Policy Analyst, Health Policy

Policy Analyst, Health Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst on the Health Policy team. The Policy Analyst will work under the direction of the Vice President of Health Policy to promote policies that strengthen health. They will work with the team and senior fellows to conduct original analyses and advance policy proposals to expand affordable health coverage, lower health costs for consumers, and advance public health and equity. The position requires strong analytical, communication, and management skills.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Conservation Policy

Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Conservation Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening in its Energy and Environment department for a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst on the Conservation Policy team. This position will focus on conservation, natural climate solutions, responsible siting of the renewable energy infrastructure necessary for a clean energy future, analysis of fossil fuel markets, advocating for pollution-free public lands and ocean, and ensuring a just transition for communities.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Courts and Legal Policy

Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Courts and Legal Policy

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated, creative professional to join the Structural Reform and Governance department, on its Courts and Legal Policy team, as a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst. This Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst will work hand in hand with staff across the organization to improve the functioning of the U.S. courts and legal system. The ideal candidate will be a consummate team player with strong research, writing, and project management skills; an attention to detail; a willingness to work on a wide range of policy issues; a commitment to safeguarding an independent and well-functioning judiciary; and the ability to advance a long-term strategy to ensure that the courts are a key pillar of a resilient democracy. The position will report to the Senior Director for Courts and Legal Policy, and the title will be determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Criminal Justice Reform

Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Criminal Justice Reform

American Progress is seeking a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst to join its Criminal Justice Reform team, which is part of the Rights and Justice department. American Progress is dedicated to improving community safety and justice by developing, advancing, and amplifying progressive policies that create safer, healthier, and more equitable communities and provide second chances to people exiting incarceration; pushing back against punitive criminal legal system policies that cause disproportionate harms to people of color; ensuring that federal policies, programs, and dollars are implemented effectively, equitably, and in ways that create openings for more ambitious policies; and shaping and driving the narrative that progressive policies and reforms are good for community safety as well as the economy, public health, and overall well-being of the country. The work of the Rights and Justice department’s Criminal Justice Reform team aims to reduce the footprint of the criminal legal system, reduce barriers to reentry for people returning to the community from incarceration, and create meaningful alternatives to the criminal legal system that improve community safety and public health.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Technology Policy

Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Technology Policy

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated, creative Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst to join the Technology Policy team in the Structural Reform and Governance department. The Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst will work hand in hand with staff across the organization to advance bold ideas for technology regulation, advocate for stronger consumer protections online, develop the future of artificial intelligence regulation, focus on privacy and antitrust, fight online hate and disinformation, and protect elections online. This role will be responsible for helping to develop American Progress’ technology policy ideas as well as campaigns to further those policies. The ideal candidate will have strong research, writing, strategic thinking, and coalition-building skills as well as experience working on technology policy issues.

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Product Manager, Digital Strategy

Product Manager, Digital Strategy

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated Product Manager to lead the iterative development of its flagship website and align current and future web functionalities to end-user needs. The Product Manager will serve as the chief driver of product backlog needs identification, refinement, prioritization, delivery, and alignment to established enterprise web goals.

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Prospect Research Manager

Prospect Research Manager

American Progress is seeking a Prospect Research Manager to join the Development department. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and able to effectively manage multiple priority projects in a fast-paced environment. The Prospect Research Manager will work at the direction of the Vice President of Development and in close collaboration with the Major Gifts Officer and Director of Major Gifts in the Development department to help shape a robust individual fundraising program that is centered around American Progress’ institutional priorities and designed to strategically grow the Individual Giving team’s pipeline of supporters over the next several years. This individual will research prospects, stay abreast of the philanthropic landscape, help develop briefings, and manage and implement prospect identification and pipeline development. The Prospect Research Manager will act as a strategic thought partner to the Vice President of Development in metric and goal development.

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Rapid Response Creative Producer/Senior Rapid Response Creative Producer, Digital Advocacy

Rapid Response Creative Producer/Senior Rapid Response Creative Producer, Digital Advocacy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Rapid Response Creative Producer or a Senior Rapid Response Creative Producer to join its growing Digital Advocacy team. The team’s mission is to develop innovative and compelling visual content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies and values. The ideal candidate must be comfortable working independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment where they must multitask, set priorities, and quickly produce engaging content. Political acumen, sensitivity to the complexities of policy issues, and the ability to engage with communications and policy experts are necessary for this position.

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Research Assistant/Associate, Health Policy

Research Assistant/Associate, Health Policy

American Progress is seeking a Research Assistant or Research Associate for the Health Policy team. The Research Assistant or Research Associate will provide research support for American Progress’ work to ensure that health care is affordable and accessible to all; to fortify the public health system; and to provide all Americans with the opportunity to achieve their full health potential. This effort is part of American Progress’ mission to improve the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country.

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Research Assistant/Research Associate, Inclusive Economy

Research Assistant/Research Associate, Inclusive Economy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant or Research Associate on the Inclusive Economy team that sits within the Inclusive Growth department. The position will support work on policy topics across American Progress, primarily those related to labor, worker power, and workforce in the context of building an economy that works for all.

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Senior Adviser, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Human Resources Strategy

Senior Adviser, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Human Resources Strategy

The Senior Adviser of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Human Resources (HR) Strategy is responsible for the development and implementation of the overall DEI program strategy and will support DEI initiatives across the organization. They will work closely with the Vice President of Human Resources and Executive team to develop the DEI and HR strategy for American Progress and partner with directors and employee resource groups to facilitate and prioritize DEI efforts in internal policies, processes, and employee engagement. They may also serve as a representative of American Progress on matters related to DEI with state associations, government agencies, private foundations, and the public.

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Senior Director, Early Childhood Policy

Senior Director, Early Childhood Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Director for Early Childhood Policy, within the Education department. The Senior Director for Early Childhood Policy will serve as the co-lead of the Early Childhood team and be a creative and analytic partner in American Progress’ work to change the country’s approach to early childhood education, including by connecting with K-12 and higher education efforts and seeking out and developing connectivity with the organization’s five crosscutting priorities:

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Senior Director, Institutional Giving

Senior Director, Institutional Giving

Reporting to the Managing Director of Institutional Giving, the Senior Director of Institutional Giving is an important member of the Development department and will help support American Progress’ Institutional Giving efforts as we look to grow and diversify our revenue streams from institutional partners, including private and family foundations, corporations, and labor organizations. This individual will be responsible for a grant-seeking portfolio that generates $10–15 million in annual revenue for American Progress. They will pursue and capitalize on emerging opportunities for institutional funding and will help produce written communications for the organization. Working closely with executive and senior American Progress staff, they will contribute to a robust institutional fundraising program designed to increase the amount of support from the organization’s constituency over the next several years.

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Senior Director, Workforce Development Policy

Senior Director, Workforce Development Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Director of Workforce Development Policy within the Education department. The ideal candidate will be widely experienced in the subject area and is familiar with existing federal, state, and/or local approaches to workforce development, including effective training programs, strengthening community colleges, adult education, career and technical education, and assessing workforce needs related to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Inflation Reduction Act, and CHIPS and Science Act (CHIPS). The Senior Director will have a demonstrated ability to develop and advocate for progressive ideas that support higher wages, economic mobility, educational attainment, equity, and the overall competitiveness of the economy. They will partner with policy teams and experts across the organization to ensure that workforce and training is a complement to a wide range of policy goals.

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Senior Human Resources Generalist

Senior Human Resources Generalist

The Senior Human Resources Generalist is responsible for completing a variety of tasks to support the daily operations of the Human Resources team. They provide generalist expertise, advice, and counsel in areas including recruiting, compensation, benefits, labor relations, employment law, health and safety, workers’ compensation, organizational development, performance management, onboarding, training, and relocation.

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Senior Manager, Media Relations

Senior Manager, Media Relations

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Manager of Media Relations in the Communications department. The Senior Manager has three distinct portfolios of work supporting American Progress’ mission to improve the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country.

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Social Media Strategist/Senior Social Media Strategist, Digital Advocacy

Social Media Strategist/Senior Social Media Strategist, Digital Advocacy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Social Media Strategist or Senior Social Media Strategist to join the Digital Advocacy team. Strong applicants for this position will be highly organized and detail oriented with strong writing and communications skills. American Progress is looking to hire someone who can do a lot more than copy and paste talking points into tweets and Facebook posts. The ideal candidate will be excited by the challenge of producing engaging, compelling social content that helps advance the organization’s goals and meet target audiences where they are in terms of tone, substance, and platform. This role will primarily manage the team’s work on Instagram and TikTok, with a focus on both growing and engaging progressive audiences and many of the largest progressive pages on those platforms.

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Vice President, Inclusive Economy

Vice President, Inclusive Economy

The Vice President for Inclusive Economy will lead American Progress’ economic policy team and coordinate American Progress’ crosscutting, organizationwide priority of building an economy for all. The Vice President will guide American Progress’ work to bring approaches for effectively and sustainably growing the economy, including by maximizing inclusion and equity. This effort is part of American Progress’ mission to improve the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country.

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Vice President/Senior Vice President, Digital Advocacy

Vice President/Senior Vice President, Digital Advocacy

American Progress seeks a highly motivated Vice President or Senior Vice President of Digital Advocacy with the ability to develop and manage a multifaceted digital communications and engagement program that helps advance and achieve the organization’s goals. The Vice President/Senior Vice President will work to position the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAP Action)—a multi-issue advocacy organization—as a hub within the progressive community. They will work closely with partners to develop and disseminate content across a range of issues and to advance a clear progressive narrative across digital platforms. This individual will manage one of the largest and most effective digital teams in progressive advocacy with a unique focus on maximizing organic digital communications.

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