Director/Senior Director, Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance Policy

Reports to: Acting Vice President, Inclusive Economy
Staff reporting to this position: None
Department: Inclusive Growth
Position classification: Exempt, full time
Minimum compensation: $92,000/$112,000
Work site: Hybrid (on-site two days per week, Washington, D.C., office)


American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director or Senior Director of Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance Policy. American Progress is looking for someone who is widely experienced in the area and familiar with existing federal regulatory and supervisory approaches. This individual should be knowledgeable of market practices, financial market structure, successful practices in banking regulation, capital markets and corporate governance, antitrust, and the policies of other advanced economies and multilateral institutions. This position will have a significant focus on climate change-related financial regulation and corporate governance issues. Applicants will have a demonstrated ability to develop and advocate for progressive ideas that support investor protection, market integrity, financial market stability, capital formation, and the overall competitiveness and inclusiveness of the U.S. economy.

The core function of the Director or Senior Director will be to advance American Progress’ five crosscutting priorities through research and analysis of federal budget policy, development of policy ideas and proposals, collaboration with stakeholders, and active engagement in ongoing policy debates. The five crosscutting priorities are:

  • Strengthening health and ending the pandemic
  • Building an economy for all
  • Tackling climate change and environmental injustice
  • Advancing racial equity and justice
  • Restoring social trust in democracy


  • Direct the workstream on financial market regulation and corporate governance—including financial market regulation, banking supervision, corporate governance, and antitrust—as well as the relationship of those areas with environmental, social, governance, and labor issues.
  • Conduct original research and analysis of financial regulatory and supervisory policy, corporate governance, and the incorporation of climate risks into these policies.
  • Research legislative and administrative financial regulatory, supervisory, and corporate governance policy.
  • Develop, implement, and manage the production and distribution of policy portfolios and products.
  • Lead the coordination and planning of meetings and events.
  • Maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Manage and supervise staff as needed, either directly or on tasks and projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced degree in economic policy-related field, juris doctor, or the equivalent specialized experience is preferred.
  • At least seven years of professional experience related to financial markets and regulation or corporate governance for the Director position; 8 to 10 years of related experience for the Senior Director position.
  • Strong interest in incorporating climate-related risks into financial regulatory policies and corporate governance.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Ability to work well on a team and to convene stakeholders with different interests.
  • Flexibility as a teammate, particularly in connecting elements of financial regulation to other policy issues and in working toward broader economic policy goals.
  • Effective project management skills and the ability to manage and mentor staff.
  • A commitment to equity in policymaking.
  • Comfort working under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Proven ability to manage consultative processes.
  • Nonprofit experience—with both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations—and think tank experience are a plus.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.

American Progress offers full and competitive benefit packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is not represented by a union. The Director position has a minimum salary of $92,000, and the Senior Director position has a minimum salary of $112,000.

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and the levels of community spread and adjust plans as needed for in-office work. Any changes to our current hybrid office work policy will be communicated at the time of hire. Updates will be posted on American Progress’ Jobs page.

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Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

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Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is more than a commitment at American Progress—it is the foundation of what we do. American Progress recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and all the other characteristics that make us unique.

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