Current Job Openings

American Progress is seeking to fill the positions listed below. We 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 and receive responses. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion here.

Applicants who need assistance completing the application may contact American Progress’ Human Resources at ahickel@americanprogress.org or 202-796-9709.

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Administrative and Operations Coordinator/Associate, Energy and Environment

Administrative and Operations Coordinator/Associate, Energy and Environment

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Administrative and Operations Coordinator or Associate in its Energy and Environment department. The department’s work focuses on several priority areas, including advancing progressive policies that will address the climate crisis while creating good jobs and tackling environmental injustice; strengthening international partnerships to ensure concerted global climate action; pushing ambitious conservation policies that will address the climate and nature crises; and driving the narrative that bold climate and conservation action tangibly benefits the lives of all Americans.

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Associate Director, Energy and Environment

Associate Director, Energy and Environment

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director on the Domestic Climate team in its Energy and Environment department to lead projects and conduct research and analysis related to climate and energy policy. The ideal candidate will have strong strategic thinking, coalition-building, writing, analytical, and project management skills and a commitment to addressing climate change and economic and environmental injustice. The position will report to the Director of Domestic Climate and Energy Policy and is ideal for an individual who is interested in growing into a role that involves directly supervising research staff.

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Associate Director/Director of Media Relations

Associate Director/Director of Media Relations

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director/Director of Media Relations. This person will work as a senior member of the Press team and will work closely with policy staff in the Center’s Inclusive Growth department to develop and implement a communications plan and press roll-out plans for American Progress products and initiatives, as well as work with other members of the communications team to create content as needed.

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Associate Director/Director, Federal Budget Policy

Associate Director/Director, Federal Budget Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director or Director of Federal Budget Policy on its Tax and Budget Policy team. The Tax and Budget Policy team is committed to promoting an economy that works for all, led by robust public investments and a more equitable tax code. It is a small but dynamic team that often collaborates with American Progress’ many other policy teams. The Tax and Budget Policy team is situated within the Inclusive Growth department, which works to address the deep inequities in the U.S. economy to ensure that all Americans can live secure and stable lives.

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Associate Director/Director, Technology Policy

Associate Director/Director, Technology Policy

American Progress is seeking an Associate Director or Director for its Technology Policy team. The Associate Director or Director will help lead American Progress’ efforts to develop, communicate, and implement new technology policy ideas that address social, democratic, and economic challenges, with a particular focus on disinformation and the increasing harms from online services. This position will engage in policy analysis and undertake research and writing projects designed to contribute to critical actions needed and to engage with key partners, policymakers, elected officials, the media, and funders.

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Associate Director/Director, Women’s Initiative

Associate Director/Director, Women’s Initiative

American Progress is seeking an Associate Director or Director for the Women’s Initiative to work in close partnership with the Senior Director to help oversee and coordinate the development of policy proposals that further the rights and well-being of women while advancing gender equity overall.

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Data Analyst

Data Analyst

American Progress is seeking a skilled and motivated Data Analyst experienced in performance measurement and digital data analytics to join the Digital Strategy team in its Communications department. The ideal candidate is an entrepreneur with advanced analytical skills and a knack for using data to tell a story. They know how to deal with large amounts of data to find patterns and insights that colleagues can understand and readily use in order to reach their goals. This position also enjoys having fun at work and values the comradery that comes with being part of a progressively minded and socially conscious organization such as American Progress.

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Digital Designer/Senior Digital Designer, Production

Digital Designer/Senior Digital Designer, Production

American Progress is seeking a versatile and creative Digital Designer or Senior Digital Designer to join its Art team. The budgeted salary for the Digital Designer position is $65,000, and the budgeted salary for the Senior Digital Designer position is $73,000.

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Director, Foundation Relations

Director, Foundation Relations

American Progress is seeking a self-starter with strong communications skills and the ability to multitask to join a growing team with a successful fundraising record as the organization’s Director of Foundation Relations. 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 foundation funding and will help produce written communications for the organization. Reporting to the Interim Chief Development Officer, the Director of Foundation Relations will work closely with American Progress’ executive and senior leadership. They will drive a robust foundation fundraising program designed to increase the amount of support from the organization’s constituency over the next several years.

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Director, Media Relations (Spanish Language)

Director, Media Relations (Spanish Language)

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Media Relations on its Press team. This role requires an individual who is professionally proficient in both Spanish and English. This person will serve as a senior member of the Communications department and will lead Spanish-language communications strategy for American Progress. This is a hybrid position located in Washington, D.C.

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Director/Senior Director, Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance Policy

Director/Senior Director, Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance Policy

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.

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Email Marketing Specialist

Email Marketing Specialist

American Progress is seeking an Email Marketing Specialist to help promote progressive policies and ideas among targeted audiences. The Email Marketing Specialist will join the Digital Strategy team, which is responsible for marketing American Progress’ work to highly segmented audiences, including elected officials; national, state, and local advocates; policy organizations and think tanks; and more. The successful candidate will support a specific segment of American Progress’ email engagement efforts involving the Center for American Progress Action Fund. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a sister organization of the Center for American Progress and is an independent, nonpartisan policy institute and advocacy organization.

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Events Technician

Events Technician

American Progress is seeking an Events Technician to join the Events team and support the technical production of American Progress’ hybrid (in-person and virtual) events and the technical management of the organization’s events center, associated spaces, and audiovisual systems. The Events Technician will interact with internal and external stakeholders and must be able to work well under pressure and multitask effectively. Hands-on experience in hybrid event production is required.

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Facilities Assistant

Facilities Assistant

American Progress is seeking a Facilities Assistant to join its Office Services team. The Facilities Assistant position is a physically demanding and highly visible role that supports the effective monitoring and maintenance of American Progress’ physical space, equipment, fixtures, and appliances and provides front desk coverage in partnership with the team’s Administrative Associate. This position is responsible for providing exceptional customer service through a variety of facilities-related and front desk tasks, including greeting and directing visitors and guests; answering and redirecting phone calls; setting up conference rooms; supporting internal moves; relocating furniture and making light furniture repairs; stocking and maintaining the supply inventory; and processing and distributing mail. The successful candidate will be expected to work from American Progress’ office five days per week.

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General Counsel; Senior Vice President, Legal

General Counsel; Senior Vice President, Legal

American Progress has an immediate opening for an experienced General Counsel and Senior Vice President on its in-house Legal team. The Legal team manages legal and compliance matters for both the Center for American Progress (CAP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and educational think tank, as well as its affiliated organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAP Action), a 501(c)(4) organization.

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Operations Specialist

Operations Specialist

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Operations Specialist in the Executive department. The Operations Specialist will be responsible for the management of workflow throughout all departments within American Progress. The purpose of this position is to optimize daily activities and performance of the organization across the board.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Immigration Policy

Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Immigration Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst on the Immigration Policy team in its Rights and Justice department. American Progress is committed to fixing the broken U.S. immigration system, including by winning a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and increasing opportunities for legal migration. American Progress works to defend, protect, and expand protections for vulnerable immigrants; rebuild and reform the refugee and asylum systems; improve the administration of immigration policies and practices by the federal government; and build a more fair, humane, and workable immigration system.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, LGBTQI+ Policy

Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, LGBTQI+ Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst on the LGBTQI+ Policy team in its Rights and Justice department. American Progress is devoted to expanding legal and lived equality for LGBTQI+ people. This includes a commitment to advancing policies that combat discrimination, promote equity, and improve the health, economic security, and well-being of LGBTQI+ individuals and families.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Women’s Initiative

Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Women’s Initiative

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst for the Women’s Initiative in its Inclusive Growth department. The Women’s Initiative works to advance policy proposals that further the rights and well-being of women and advance gender equity overall.

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Research Assistant/Research Associate, Inclusive Growth

Research Assistant/Research Associate, Inclusive Growth

American Progress is seeking a Research Assistant or Research Associate in its Inclusive Growth department. The Assistant or Associate will primarily assist the Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance initiative by providing research support as needed on topics related to banking, capital markets, corporate governance, derivatives, and broader issues of financial regulation and the overall competitiveness and inclusiveness of our economy. They will also support the research of the Inclusive Growth department on a broader range of economic issues. The successful candidate will be guided 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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Research Associate, Domestic Climate Policy

Research Associate, Domestic Climate Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Associate on the Domestic Climate team in its Energy and Environment department to conduct research and analysis related to climate, transportation, and energy policy. The ideal candidate will have strong writing, analytical, and research skills; an attention to detail; a commitment to addressing climate change and economic and environmental injustice; and a willingness to work on a wide range of policy issues.

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Senior Editor, Wide Margins and TalkPoverty

Senior Editor, Wide Margins and TalkPoverty

The Senior Editor of Wide Margins and TalkPoverty.org will support the transition away from TalkPoverty.org, an existing blog at American Progress, to Wide Margins, a new quarterly digital magazine that will launch in January 2023. After launch, the Senior Editor will help manage the long-term content and digital strategy for Wide Margins. Strong understanding of digital best practices and an ability to edit for the internet are required. This is a fully remote position.

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Senior Training and Development Specialist

Senior Training and Development Specialist

American Progress is seeking a Senior Training and Development Specialist to join its Human Resources team. The Senior Training and Development Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that staff get the training and professional development needed to successfully achieve the objectives of the organization. This person will ensure new staff receive a warm welcome to American Progress; have the resources they need to perform their job from day one; experience a comprehensive and smooth onboarding process; receive regular training and development opportunities; and continue to learn and grow on the job throughout their time at American Progress.

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Senior Vice President, Inclusive Growth; Coordinator, Building an Economy for All

Senior Vice President, Inclusive Growth; Coordinator, Building an Economy for All

The Senior Vice President for Inclusive Growth and Coordinator for Building an Economy for All will lead in executing 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.” This leader will be a creative and analytical thought partner with team leads, bringing approaches for effectively and sustainably growing the economy, including by maximizing inclusion and equity. In coordinating American Progress’ efforts on building an economy for all, this leader also will be expected to see and execute on points of connectivity with the organization’s five cross-cutting priorities.

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Speechwriter

Speechwriter

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Speechwriter who will work with the organization’s President and Executive department to write speeches, op-eds, talking points, briefings, and other miscellaneous copy. The Speechwriter will also be responsible for staying up to date on all American Progress’ policy initiatives and strategic objectives in order to most effectively communicate them in written materials. The job requires very strong writing, editing, research, storytelling, synthesizing, and summarizing skills. The most qualified applicant will have a powerful command of writing for the spoken word and will also be a keen student of character and voice, with the ability to pay specific attention to the personal tone, language, and argumentative structure of the executives for whom the applicant is writing.

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