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. Applicants who need assistance completing the application may contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 202-796-9709.
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American Progress seeks an experienced Accountant/Payroll Accountant with proven experience processing payroll and supporting enterprise travel. The ideal candidate will have outstanding attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to provide superior internal customer service. They will have recent experience in processing payroll for an organization with about 300 employees. This position will offer a full range of support in the primary areas of payroll and travel. The Accountant/Payroll Accountant reports to the Assistant Controller and works closely with the Office Services and budget, planning, and forecasting teams.
American Progress is seeking a highly motivated and organized professional with a strong advocacy and organizing background, plus an understanding of strategic communications, to serve as the Advocacy Associate for Generation Progress.
American Progress is seeking a highly motivated and organized professional with a strong advocacy and organizing background, as well as an understanding of strategic communications, to serve as an Advocacy Associate for Generation Progress.
American Progress is seeking a Budget Analyst to help manage the financial planning and operations of the organization’s portfolio of programs and projects. The Budget Analyst will join a hardworking team of professionals on the Budget Planning and Forecasting team who strive to provide timely, reliable, and valuable business operations support and expertise to the organization. As a member of the team, the Budget Analyst will collaborate with internal and external customers to play an active role in the overall financial success and operational efficiency of American Progress.
American Progress is seeking a human resources professional with expertise in compensation structures and benefits administration. This position reports to the Vice President of Human Resources and works closely with the Human Resources team to provide service to about 300 employees. They will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of American Progress’ benefits plans and programs, ensuring that staff fully understand and enroll in plans according to their eligibility and that American Progress fully complies with all laws and regulations associated with employee benefits. They will also help to develop, implement, and support compensation programs and processes, including benchmarking activities, the annual salary increase process, and employee communications regarding compensation. This position will work closely with the Managing Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to ensure that compensation programs are equitable throughout the organization.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Design Associate to join its growing digital team. This person will support our in-house creative team with graphic design for social, email, and websites as well as rapid-response design requests. The Design Associate will join a team with a mission to develop innovative and compelling video and graphic content that helps build the emotional and visual case for progressive policies, values, and candidates.
The Digital Fundraising Associate is a new role at American Progress that was created to work closely with the Development team to scale up the direct appeal fundraising program. This role is part of the Email Marketing team under the larger Digital Strategy team. The person in this position will be responsible for a variety of production needs related to online fundraising and will also help project manage donation campaigns, from goals setting to production to metrics analysis. A successful candidate must be able to work well in collaboration with many different partners on technical, marketing, fundraising, editorial, and progressive policy teams, using excellent communication and time management skills to keep projects on track. This is a one-year, limited-term position with the option for permanent employment to follow.
American Progress seeks a highly motivated Director/Associate Director of Digital Strategy to bring a combination of creative, technology, and marketing experience, with proven success leading projects within policy change organizations. This position will be empowered to collaborate extensively with American Progress’ more than 20 policy teams and diverse strategic contributors to execute the organization’s digital strategy. The Director/Associate Director of Digital Strategy will lead collaborations to define, measure, and achieve a diversity of policy and audience goals across all of the organization’s platforms and engage progressives across the country. This position also loves having fun at work and values the comradery that comes with being a part of a progressively minded and socially conscious organization like American Progress.
American Progress seeks a Foundation Relations Coordinator who is a self-starter able to effectively manage multiple priority projects in a fast-paced environment. The Foundation Relations Coordinator will work at the direction of the Managing Director of Foundation Relations and in close collaboration with the Associate Directors on the Development team to drive a robust foundation fundraising program designed to increase the amount of support from American Progress’ constituency over the next several years. This individual will research prospects, stay abreast of the philanthropic landscape, help develop foundation briefings, compile and copyedit proposal and report materials, help track donor outreach and submission of proposals and reports, and update American Progress’ Salesforce database on an ongoing basis, among other activities. This position is ideal for a deadline-driven, detail-oriented, and well-organized development professional who is committed to a progressive policy agenda.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst on the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project. The Policy Analyst’s responsibilities will include developing and executing research plans, data analysis, writing reports and other products, and engaging with other organizations, researchers, and advocates to conduct research and advance policy priorities. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to innovate and work across issue domains and have a proven interest and respect for critical and intersectional thinking.
The Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst for Postsecondary Education is responsible for conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses and literature reviews; writing reports and other products; and engaging with other organizations, researchers, and advocates to conduct research and advance postsecondary education policy priorities.
The Criminal Justice Reform team at American Progress works to shrink the size of the criminal justice system, make the system fairer and more equitable, and provide opportunities for people who have been directly impacted by mass incarceration. The Research Assistant will assist in developing ideas for new policy prescriptions, provide research and writing support for drafts of reports and other publications, and assist in the conceptualization and execution of a range of projects. Additionally, the Research Assistant will help manage the team’s communications efforts and perform administrative duties as assigned.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant with the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project to provide research support and analysis on a range of issues affecting LGBTQ people, including nondiscrimination protections and civil rights enforcement; health care; housing and homelessness; immigration; and family issues. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual on whom the team can rely to work independently and deliver high-quality research support, including quantitative analysis.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Director of the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project. The team’s work combines substantive policy research on issues of importance to the LGBTQ community with rapid-response communications and messaging efforts.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director to lead the Video team. This is a player/coach position for a seasoned storyteller who is equally comfortable providing vision and creative direction and getting their hands dirty producing original short- and medium-form video content. The Director will work with staff to identify and develop strategic opportunities for video content as well as enterprise and pitch video ideas to amplify American Progress’ policy positions; provide creative direction consistent with American Progress’ brand and identity; manage a small team of video creatives, interns, freelancers, and contractors; and oversee American Progress’ livestreaming and archiving operations for internal and external live events. This visual leader must be comfortable with a diverse range of styles and techniques and have an interest in progressive ideas and policies.