Director of Infrastructure Policy
Reports to: Vice President, Economic Policy
Department: Economic Policy
Staff reporting to this position: Shared research associate and staff assistants
Position classification: Exempt, full-time
The Center for 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. The Center seeks a Director of Infrastructure Policy who will direct the Center’s work on infrastructure investments.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Direct the Center’s work on federal infrastructure issues.
- Produce timely and relevant analysis of infrastructure policy issues and legislation, authoring reports, issue briefs, columns, and other materials.
- Speak on behalf of CAP at external meetings and public events, and to the media.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key policymakers and thought leaders outside of the organization.
- Represent CAP in coalitions and other advocacy efforts.
- Advise senior executives on infrastructure issues.
- Grow expertise on a wide range of infrastructure issues.
- Additional duties as assigned.
Qualifications and requirements:
- Several years of professional experience in and demonstrated knowledge of infrastructure issues.
- Excellent analytical and writing ability.
- Strong verbal communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team.
- Comfortable working under deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Commitment to CAP’s mission.
The following are not required, but are a plus:
- Federal or state legislative or executive branch experience.
- Experience working for a 501(c)(3) policy organization.
American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.
American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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