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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Administrative Coordinator. In this role, you will be exposed to an extremely wide range of responsibilities and opportunities. You will help to optimize the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the Finance team. You will be exposed to the most sensitive company information that others may not be privy to; discretion is essential. The right individual will be able to quickly break down and track incoming service requests to the CFO and Finance team; ensure timely tracking; and respond and assist with closing the loop to help Finance deliver excellent service to internal and external customers. Over time, you will recognize patterns in routine information requests and begin handling these for the team. You will see this as an opportunity to grow and take on more responsibility that will result in more opportunities for growth and greater responsibility. Your biggest skill will be to just figure it out with the support and guidance of senior team members.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Assistant Editor. The Assistant Editor will serve 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 as part of the Editorial team, the Assistant Editor will also help with daily production of the website. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in a range of policy areas and wants to help the organization’s progressive policy ideas shine.
American Progress has an immediate opening for Associate Director of Media Relations. This person will work as a senior member of the Communications team and will work closely with policy staff to develop and implement a communications plan and press roll-out plans for American Progress initiatives. This person will also work with other members of the Communications team to facilitate op-ed placement; television and radio bookings; and social media strategy.
ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an Associate Editor to help guide our growing team of investigative reporters. This position will work directly with the team’s Senior Editor and reporters assigning stories, working on pitches, writing stories, setting deadlines, copy editing, and crafting headlines. The ideal candidate will have a strong news sensibility. This position is located in ThinkProgress’ Washington, D.C., office. Remote candidates will not be considered.
The budget analyst will work closely with program staff and the Development team to prepare and monitor grant and departmental budgets, forecasts, and periodic fiscal reporting to all stakeholders. The position requires strong organizational, analytic, and writing abilities, as well as an ability to effectively work with others across the organization to maintain fiscal control at all times.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a campaign associate with the Guns and Crime Policy team. The campaign associate will work with the director of Advocacy to develop and execute national, state, and local strategies and campaigns to further American Progress’ gun violence prevention policy goals. The campaign associate will focus on helping coordinate a nationwide network of gun violence prevention organizations and advocates, as well as on working with external stakeholders and state and local coalitions to assist in grassroots and “grasstops” organizing within a wide variety of constituencies to support gun violence prevention advocacy efforts. The campaign associate will also coordinate with other internal teams at American Progress, including the Center for American Progress Action Fund War Room, Government Affairs, Communications, and Generation Progress.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Data Warehouse/BI Analyst. The position will take an active role in the execution of key business development activities. The role will perform technical administration duties for data warehouse development and maintenance. The position will also provide technical support to build and organize data feeds into our business intelligence systems and create visualizations for internal dashboards and reports.
American Progress has an immediate opening for Desktop Support Lead Technician. The Desktop Support Lead Technician manages and maintains technology support and best practices, helping to develop, execute, and maintain both current and new workflows and processes that strengthen the organization’s effective use of technology while providing quality service to American Progress’ staff.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a desktop support manager. The position will help maintain a mixed environment of desktops, laptops, and mobile devices using Microsoft and Mac operating system software and applications and manage day-to-day customer support and service. This person must understand advanced network concepts, security policy, virtual private networking, Microsoft Office 365, Windows Server 2012 domains, and other cloud-based technologies. The desktop support manager will enhance and maintain the organization’s expectation of customer service by effectively tracking and disseminating information; troubleshooting; using all available services and support tools; and managing a team of three technical resources.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Digital Media Associate to design and produce digital and video content for all platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube. This position works under the Vice President of Communications for the War Room to use Center for American Progress Action Fund platforms to drive progressive conversations, inform and educate the public on progressive issues, and grow the organization’s online audience. Social media experience, strong news sensibilities, familiarity with digital and video tools, and attention to detail are musts.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a six-month position to lead the new Puerto Rico Relief and Economic Policy Initiative. The initiative is being launched to direct American Progress policy and communications resources to an immediate-term response in Puerto Rico for recovery purposes, with an eye toward long-term planning for the economic well-being of the island. This is an entrepreneurial position that will require an enthusiastic self-starter dedicated to affecting positive change for the people of Puerto Rico.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Economist or Senior Economist to join a team that analyzes the effects of existing economic policy and develops progressive alternatives. We are looking for someone who is widely experienced in a range of fields and has in-depth expertise in relevant subject matter areas, such as labor economics; innovation and growth; income distribution; public economics; and industrial organization. This person will conduct research, help to maintain quality control for the work of colleagues at American Progress, consult on commissioned work, and serve as a spokesperson on broader economic issues.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Email Marketing Associate with the Strategic Outreach team. The Email Marketing Associate helps promote progressive policies and ideas among targeted audiences. The position is a part of the Strategic Outreach 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 Facilities Assistant position at American Progress is a very physical and highly visible position that supports the effective management, monitoring, and maintenance of CAP’s physical space, equipment, fixtures, and appliances. This position is responsible for providing exceptional service through a variety of facilities-related tasks. These tasks include and will not be limited to conference room maintenance; internal moves support; furniture relocations and light furniture repairs; supply inventory stocking and maintenance; and mail processing and distribution. As a member of the Office Services team, the Facilities Assistant is a critical team member who not only supports efforts requiring daily physical labor but also supports effective overall business operations. The successful candidate must be able to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and must be able to respond proactively and with an appropriate sense of urgency to facilities-related matters. This position is perfect for a candidate who has a background in building maintenance/engineering or mail/production and who understands that space and effective maintenance of space truly matters.
Progress 2050 has an immediate opening for a technology-focused Fellow. This person will be responsible for researching and conducting original analyses in emerging technology issues. The ideal applicant should have expertise in technology policy, statistics, diversity issues, and strong familiarity with census, labor, and other demographic tables. In addition, the individual should have excellent writing, research, and policy analysis skills.
American Progress is seeking a versatile and creative designer to join our Art team. The graphic designer will work as part of a team that creates reports, infographics, web graphics, marketing materials, websites, email designs, interactive media, and video storytelling. The graphic designer will help American Progress communicate progressive ideas and arguments through clear, visually compelling design. The designer’s primary responsibilities include the layout of print publications and the production of compelling web graphics, but the most successful graphic designer will have a knack for translating complex data and information into easy-to-interpret visual representations.
The Major Gifts Officer at American Progress reports to the Director of Individual and Corporate Giving and is responsible for raising resources from individual and corporate donors to support the mission of American Progress. The Major Gifts Officer’s job is twofold: provide stewardship to current donors and expand the current donor base.
Generation Progress has an immediate opening for an Organizing Associate. This position requires efficiently managing a large workflow of diverse projects. Applicants should enjoy detail-oriented work and troubleshooting and should also be able to adeptly build and manage organizing relationships across a broad coalition.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Outreach and Campaign Manager to join the Immigration team. The Outreach and Campaign Manager will lead the team’s work to push back against extremism, hate speech, hate acts, and nativism within the immigration space, managing two tables that focus on addressing hate in the United States. This position will also coordinate anti-hate efforts among American Progress and its partners. The Outreach and Campaign Manager will combine significant project management work with strategic thinking; rapid response communications; and research and analysis in an effort to combat the rise of hate toward immigrants and refugees.
American Progress seeks an experienced Payroll and Benefits Coordinator for a midsized organization. The ideal candidate is highly skilled, detail oriented, and motivated with a proven history of delivering results. He or she has recent experience processing payroll and administering benefit programs for a medium-sized organization. He or she will provide a full range of day-to-day HR support in the primary areas of payroll and benefits but will provide support in other areas.
The policy analyst for the Criminal Justice Reform team at American Progress works to advance fair, just and proportional, comprehensive, and data- and evidence-driven public safety and criminal justice policies. The policy analyst will develop ideas for new policy prescriptions, conduct original research, write reports and other publications, and assist in the conceptualization and execution of a range of projects. This position requires a proven track record of strong research and writing skills and the ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to translate research into concrete policies.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Press Secretary in the Energy and Environment War Room. The Press Secretary will work closely with American Progress’ Communications team and Energy and Environment policy staff to develop and implement media strategies that promote the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s climate initiatives and amplify personal stories about the importance of strong environmental protections as part of CAP Action’s story bank. The Press Secretary will devise and implement communications plans; work closely with members of the media; provide input on the development of campaigns and products; and work closely with allies in order to advance the Energy and Environment War Room’s goals.
Are you a fast editor and a news junkie with a desire to advance progressive values through fact-based reporting? ThinkProgress is seeking a talented Producer/Editor to join its video team and produce short-form news content. This position will be required to consistently generate story ideas and work creatively and efficiently to turn around exciting new videos daily.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Program Manager for the Higher Ed, Not Debt campaign to assist with its nationwide organizing efforts. This position requires efficiently managing a large workflow of diverse projects. Applicants should enjoy detail-oriented work and troubleshooting and be able to design a digital strategy that organizes and mobilizes individuals across all aspects of the campaign.
Now more than ever, a college degree is the ticket required for entry into the American middle class. Unfortunately, the skyrocketing cost of this ticket and the resulting damage to access, equity, and post‐college wealth accumulation is risking our future as a middle‐class nation. Higher Ed, Not Debt is a new multiyear and nationwide campaign working to ensure that quality higher education is affordable and accessible to all without the burden of financial hardship.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a research analyst on the Moscow Project team to conduct open-source, public records, and database research into topical issues, including ostensible Russian government actions to undermine democratic institutions by interfering in recent elections in Europe and the United States. Guided by the Moscow Project’s lead investigator, the research analyst will be responsible for developing thorough and organized research files, mapping relationships between individuals and entities, and integrating breaking news developments into investigative projects, among other duties. The ideal candidate would have experience working with communications and policy professionals and the ability to organize raw research into products that can help lawmakers and shape stories for journalists.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Analyst on the War Room team to monitor the news, produce rapid-response pushback, and anticipate reactions to events. A good eye for building narratives and finding original angles is a must. This person will work under the guidance of the Rapid Response Director and, when appropriate, in coordination with campaign leads. The Research Analyst will be responsible for organizing and developing thorough research files and for prioritizing issues around which progressives can mobilize. The ideal candidate should have experience working with communications professionals as well as the ability to organize raw research into products that help shape stories for reporters and advocates.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant to conduct research and analysis on early childhood policy and to provide administrative support to the Early Childhood Policy team. Research will include analysis of policies at the federal, state, and local levels that impact children from birth through 5 years old, such as child care, Head Start, home visiting, and preschool.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an economic Research Assistant. The position is open to those with expertise or interest in economic policy. The Research Assistant will assist policy experts in developing policy analysis and recommendations across a wide range of subjects relating to the U.S. economy, which include macroeconomics; inequality; employment and wages; financial markets; budget and taxes; consumer protection; and international trade.
The position requires strong research, writing, and analytic abilities as well as an ability to effectively work with others on the economic team-and throughout the organization-in order to provide assistance with the production of original research papers and the analysis of current and proposed policy. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work with large-scale economic databases to construct and manage data files, using one or more of the commonly used statistical software packages, such as SAS, Stata, R, and Python.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a research associate for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. The research associate will work under the direction of the vice president of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative and will be responsible for producing research and writing on the intersection of theology and progressive social policy. The work will span across several issue areas, including religious liberty, economic inequality, immigration, racial justice, LGBT issues, women’s health, and other related issues. The associate will also assist the team in identifying and working with religion scholars and faith leaders to articulate a moral frame to promote just policies that recognize the dignity of all people.
American Progress is seeking a Software Developer to join the Technology Development team. The Software Developer will work with other team members to build enabling applications to reach our audiences and shape their experience on our websites.
American Progress is seeking candidates for the position of Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President for Policy. This position calls for a highly organized individual with particular attention to detail. The job involves providing both administrative and research support to senior executives, who rely heavily on special assistants for setting priorities, exercising judgment, managing important relationships, providing timely and concise information, and ensuring that they are well-prepared for speeches, events, and meetings.
The Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President for Policy will assist with administrative procedures; coordinate with other teams at American Progress; organize meetings and manage schedules; research, draft, and edit materials; help organize events or meetings; and perform other tasks.
American Progress seeks a Special Assistant to provide a variety of programmatic, administrative, and research-related tasks for the Economic Policy team. The team focuses on key policy areas related to the U.S. economy, including budget and taxes; consumer protection; employment and labor; financial markets; infrastructure; small business; trade; and general macroeconomics.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant to support the Education Policy team. The Special Assistant assists the Vice President of Education Policy, the Managing Director of K-12 Education Policy, and the policy staff, helping with scheduling, event coordination, and research support as needed. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible self-starter whom the policy staff can rely on to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative and research support.
The Special Events Coordinator works with the events team to plan and execute American Progress’ events, coordinate between departments internally and externally, maintain event calendars, and perform other duties related to organizing and hosting small- and large-scale events.
American Progress is seeking a highly motivated, creative professional with a strong communications and organizing background to serve as the Story Bank Campaign Associate for the Center for American Progress Action Fund. CAP Action is an independent, nonpartisan education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. CAP Action animates the stakes of political and policy debates by driving new analysis of key issues and existing research that demonstrates the value of progressive solutions and quantifies the true cost of conservative policies. With deep partnerships in Washington, D.C., and across the country, CAP Action arms state and national allies with the tools necessary to promote progressive policies.
American Progress seeks a highly motivated, creative professional with a background in advocacy or communications around legal and judicial issues to serve as the Vice President of Legal Progress. Legal Progress is the legal policy and communications program at American Progress. Its mission is to make the American legal system more progressive by educating the public about why the courts matter, highlighting what is at stake for progressives, and providing a conduit for the public to take action around the courts—particularly around judicial nominations, confirmations, and fair courts issues.
The Vice President of Legal Progress will direct day-to-day operations, setting and implementing strategic plans; managing the Legal Progress staff; editing and guiding research projects, op-eds, reports, and multimedia products; working with and directing in-state advocates across the country on issues relating to courts and the law. The core focus of the work is judicial nominations, the need for fair and diverse courts, and the importance of the courts to progressive issues and causes. Additional areas of responsibility include the development and implementation of new and innovative communications strategies and substantive policy ideas in support of Legal Progress’ work promoting civic participation and a progressive vision of the law and the Constitution, primarily focusing on progressive allies outside of Washington, D.C. This position’s duties will include public speaking, media work, fundraising, media interviews, occasional travel, and legal research and analysis.
American Progress is seeking a Windows Security and Systems Engineer to join the Technology Development team. This person will work closely with members of the Operations team, the Desktop Support team, and external consultants to ensure Windows systems are running securely and according to established best practices.