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.
Current Job Openings
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Campaign Manager of Education Policy. The Manager will collaborate with team members of the ThinkProgress War Room, the American Progress Education team, and external stakeholders to assist in grassroots and “grasstops” organizing and mobilization efforts principally to support state implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, or CEG, housed at American Progress, is a new nonpartisan research and education project that will engage with academics and policymakers to better understand and address the effects of economic inequality in the United States and around the world. CEG is seeking a Data Visualizer/Multimedia Specialist to design infographics and interactive features to represent economic data in print and online mediums. Since CEG is a new organization, we are seeking candidates who are entrepreneurial, team players, and good problem solvers who are interested in helping address the myriad challenges associated with building a new institution.
Enough, a project of the Center for American Progress, has an immediate opening for an experienced Director of Development.
Enough is looking for a Director of Development who is highly motivated by a strong commitment to the vision and mission of the Project. The ideal candidate will have strong prior experience in promoting human rights and fund development.
In partnership with the Executive Director, other members of the management team, a Development Advisory Committee, and the development staff of the Center for American Progress, the Development Director will articulate and execute the development strategy and goals of the Enough Project. This individual will be responsible for coordinating outreach with current and potential donors and foundations, identifying prospective new donors, and preparing all funding proposals and grant reports in close coordination with Enough management and program staff.
American Progress seeks a highly motivated, creative professional with a legal background to serve as the Director of Legal Progress. Legal Progress is the legal policy and communications program for American Progress. Its mission is to make the American legal system more progressive by educating the public about why the courts matter, highlighting what’s at stake for progressives, and providing a conduit for the public to take action around the courts, particularly around judicial nominations and confirmations.
The Director will direct day-to-day operations for Legal Progress, from setting and implementing strategic plans to managing the Legal Progress staff and working with and directing in-state advocates across the country to work on issues relating to the courts and the law. The core focus of the work is on judicial nominations and the role the courts play in progressive policy issues. Additional areas of responsibility will include developing and implementing new and innovative communications and substantive policy ideas in support of Legal Progress’s work around promoting a progressive vision of the law and the Constitution and around civic participation, primarily focused on progressive allies outside Washington, D.C. This position includes public speaking, media work, and legal research and analysis.
American Progress is a progressive think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We are creating a long-term, progressive vision for America—a vision that policymakers, thought leaders, and activists can use to shape the national debate and pass laws that make a difference. American Progress seeks a Director of Tax Policy who will direct the Center’s work on tax policy.
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, or CEG, housed at American Progress, is a new nonpartisan research and education project that will engage with academics and policymakers to better understand and address the effects of economic inequality in the United States and around the world. An important part of CEG’s mission includes providing grants to academic economists and social scientists to support new research on inequality, mobility, growth, and related issues. CEG is seeking an Economics Blogger to contribute to its new blog. Since CEG is a new organization, we are seeking candidates that are entrepreneurial, team players, good problem solvers, and interested in helping address the myriad challenges associated with building a new institution.
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, or CEG, housed at the Center for American Progress, is a new, nonpartisan research and education project that will engage with academics and policymakers to better understand and address the effects of economic inequality in the United States and around the world. An important part of CEG’s mission includes providing grants to academic economists and social scientists to support new research on inequality, mobility, growth, and related issues.
CEG is seeking an Economist or Senior Economist to undertake independent research on equitable growth and public policy and help guide engagement with the academic community. Since CEG is a new organization, we are seeking candidates that are entrepreneurial, team players, good problem solvers, and interested in helping address the myriad challenges associated with building a new institution.
Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment as part of the team responsible for the production of both print and web content, the Editor will also edit and package content for the web and work on daily editing for the website, working directly with the Managing Editor, Editorial. The successful candidate will be familiar with the political landscape and have a working knowledge of a variety of national policy issues.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst for Education Campaigns. The Analyst will collaborate with team members of the ThinkProgress War Room and the American Progress Education team to produce analysis and materials relevant to education policy reforms, particularly state implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Investigative Reporter to work at ThinkProgress and assist with data collection, research, reporting, and writing.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Microsoft system administrator/network operations specialist, capable of operating in a demanding environment and learning on the fly. Applicants must be individuals following the latest developments in technology in areas such as information security, virtualization, cloud base services, and web hosting.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant who will work to advance middle-out economic policies through research, analysis, and campaign support. The job will entail data analysis; conducting literature reviews; writing reports, columns, and blog posts; and engaging with other researchers and advocates. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and interest in economic policy and also be a proven leader in organizing.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Online Organizing Associate for Generation Progress to assist with Generation Progress’s online organizing efforts and social media outreach. This position requires managing a large workflow of projects efficiently. Applicants should enjoy detail-oriented work and troubleshooting. The position will have a core set of responsibilities with the opportunity to pursue projects tailored to the individual’s interests and areas of expertise.
Generation Progress is American Progress’s dynamic effort to help young people make their voices heard on key issues and to empower new generations of progressive leaders. Generation Progress engages in policy, advocacy, and communications on issues including affordable education, LGBT rights, immigration reform, climate change, and voting rights.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst for Postsecondary Education.
The Policy Analyst will monitor policy proposals pending before Congress and will conduct policy-relevant long-term analysis as well as rapid response. The Policy Analyst will work with the Associate Director/Director of Postsecondary Education to formulate progressive policy alternatives. The Policy Analyst will support the research and policy development of the Associate Director/Director of Postsecondary Education in areas including higher education and workforce development policy.
The Policy Analyst will also work on issues pertaining to the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Acts as well as related legislation. The position will require strong analytical, communication, and management skills.
American Progress seeks a Receptionist to staff its primary reception area. The Receptionist will be the first point of contact for all guests. The person in this position will be responsible for a variety of day-to-day tasks, including answering phones, coordinating shipments, and training staff and interns on the phone system. As part of the Administration team, the Receptionist will assist with various administrative functions on an as-needed basis.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant or Associate. The assistant or associate will work under the direction of the Vice President for Education Policy and the Director of K-12 Education Policy on a variety of education policy issues, and he/she will often support other members of the CAP K-12 education team.
The Research Assistant position requires strong analytic and writing abilities, as well as an ability to effectively work with others to provide assistance in the production of original research papers, the coordination of outreach efforts, and the analysis of current and proposed policy.
American Progress is looking for a versatile and creative Designer for a senior position with the Art Team. The Designer will work as part of a team that creates reports, infographics, web graphics, advertisements, marketing materials, websites, email designs, interactive media, and video storytelling. He or she will help American Progress communicate progressive ideas and arguments through clear, visually compelling design. The Designer’s primary responsibility is the layout and production of print publications, as well as visuals and design for the web.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Social Media Reporter for ThinkProgress to help us drive the progressive policy discussion online. The Social Media Reporter will play an important role in an expanding team focused on building the organization’s presence and impact in social media.
American Progress is seeking candidates for the position of Special Assistant to the Education team. The Special Assistant will assist the Vice President for Education Policy and the policy staff with scheduling, event coordination, and research support as needed. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual whom the policy staff can rely on to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative and research support.
The right candidate will demonstrate an ability to multitask, set priorities in a fast-paced environment, and manage important communication on behalf of the Education team. Applicants must have excellent research and organizational skills and pay careful attention to deadlines and follow-up communications. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact well with high-level policy professionals both internally and externally are important. Applicants must also be willing to develop and maintain familiarity with the team’s policy work.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Speechwriter/Researcher who will work with the organization’s Executive and Communications departments to write speeches, statements, presentations, talking points, briefings, and other miscellaneous copy for American Progress’s executive staff.
The Speechwriter/Researcher will also be responsible for staying up to date on all of the organization’s policy initiatives and strategic objectives in order to communicate them most effectively in all written materials. In addition to being a strong writer and editor, the most qualified applicants must also be able to pay specific attention to the tone and argumentative structure of the executives for whom they are writing.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Tech Reporter to work with the team that produces ThinkProgress.org.
American Progress is seeking a Video Editor/Producer to join our in-house Video team, which works to amplify and advance the organization’s progressive ideas through compelling visual content. The Video Editor/Producer will be responsible for the technical aspects of our video operations, including filming and editing live events, managing our video archives, and recording and editing interviews with staff and visiting speakers. The position will also offer opportunities to produce original videos and animations on pressing policy issues. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person who can balance bread-and-butter production duties with long-term projects.