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.

Administrative Coordinator

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.

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Assistant Editor, Art, Editorial, and Video

The Assistant Editor serves 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 Art, Editorial, and Video team, the Assistant Editor also helps with daily production of the website.

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Assistant Managing Editor, Art, Editorial, and Video

The Assistant Managing Editor is responsible for helping to coordinate the daily workflow among the Editorial team, as well as helping to maintain the editorial calendar to ensure the timely flow of published content. A successful Assistant Managing Editor will be proficient in both copy editing and line editing to help assure the quality of American Progress’ publications ranging from research reports to columns. Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment as part of the Art, Editorial, and Video team, the Assistant Managing Editor works nearly independently in many aspects of the job, including with daily production of the website. Working directly with the Managing Editor and the Senior Vice President for Art, Editorial, and Video, the Assistant Managing Editor also helps train new staff and take on other projects as needed. It is imperative in this position to be familiar with the political landscape, have a working knowledge of a variety of national policy issues, and want to help the organization’s progressive policy ideas shine.

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Assistant to the Executive Team

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant to the Executive team. This position will involve organizing meetings and managing schedules for a member of the Executive team; researching, drafting, and editing materials; organizing events and meetings; and performing other tasks as needed. This position calls for a highly organized individual who pays close attention to detail; maintains the ability to prioritize competing demands; provides timely and concise information; and manages important relationships.

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Associate Director, Women’s Economic Research

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director for Women’s Economic Research with the Women’s Initiative. The Associate Director for Women’s Economic Research works with the team to conduct original analyses and advance policy proposals in the areas of women’s economic security. Specific policy issue areas may include: access to paid family and medical leave; equal pay; employment discrimination; women’s health and rights; and gender-based violence. The position requires strong analytical, communication, and management skills.

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Campaign Associate, Gun Violence Prevention

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Campaign Associate to join the Gun Violence Prevention 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 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 CAP Action War Room, Government Affairs, Communications, and Generation Progress.

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Desktop Support Lead Technician

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.

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Digital Coordinator, CAP Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Digital Coordinator with CAP Action Fund. The Digital Coordinator will manage and implement digital communications efforts, including CAP Action’s daily email newsletter and social media assets. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual with very strong writing skills on whom the staff can rely to work independently and to quickly produce high-quality digital content. The right candidate will demonstrate an ability to multitask; set priorities in a fast-paced environment; and have creative ideas for the digital space, as well as political acumen and sensitivity to policy issues. Applicants must have excellent communication and organizational skills; pay careful attention to deadlines and follow-up communications; and stay attuned to current events. Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to interact well with high-level communications and policy professionals, are important.

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Digital Media Associate

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.

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Director of Digital Creative, Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Digital Creative to help lead a team that develops innovative and compelling digital video and social content that aims to build the emotional and visual case for progressive values, using stories to broaden the progressive movement. We utilized human stories to great effect in defending the Affordable Care Act and are embarking on an ambitious project to develop compelling personal stories for digital distribution in order to build a stronger progressive movement. Content will be deployed in a variety of contexts including legislative fights and electoral races. We’re looking for a Director who appreciates the power of a good story and understands how to craft one. A strong candidate should also be able to effectively manage and oversee a team that develops, designs, and produces digital and video content for all platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and has the technical skills to produce visual content as necessary. Social media experience, strong news sensibilities, expertise with digital and video tools, and attention to detail are musts.

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Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

American Progress has an immediate opening for Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. The Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative will work to create, coordinate, and manage alliances, partnerships, and campaigns with religious leaders, faith-based organizations, and progressive advocates on policy issues related to Faith team initiatives and CAP priority issues. The director will also work to strengthen outreach and alliances with new and existing partners in order to expand the reach of the initiative. The initiative focuses on religious liberty, reproductive justice, economic inequality, anti-Muslim bigotry, immigration, criminal justice, LGBTQ equality, and other issues. It also works with faith leaders and advocates across the country to help raise the visibility of their work, connect them with policy allies, and strengthen their efforts to bring about a more just and equitable nation and world.

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Director, Legal Progress

American Progress seeks a highly motivated, creative professional with a background in advocacy campaigns and communications to serve as the Director 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.

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Director, Workforce Development Policy

We are looking for someone who is widely experienced in the area and is familiar with existing federal and state approaches, successful high-quality labor-management partnerships, and the policies of other advanced economies. This person will have a demonstrated ability to develop and advocate for progressive ideas that support higher wages, economic mobility, economic equity, and the overall competitiveness of our economy.

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Editing and Advocacy Associate/Deputy Editor, Poverty to Prosperity Program

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Editing and Advocacy Associate/Deputy Editor with the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The Editing and Advocacy Associate/Deputy Editor will work with TalkPoverty.org to uplift and advance opportunities and strategies to cut poverty and boost opportunity. Strong media sensibilities, familiarity with writing and editing for the internet, attention to detail, and a commitment to advancing progressive anti-poverty policies are a must.

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Editor in Chief, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an Editor in Chief to oversee a nonprofit newsroom of about 40 staff producing trustworthy journalism from a progressive perspective.

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Editor, Art and Editorial

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Editor on the Art and Editorial team. A successful Editor will be proficient in both copy editing and line editing, to help assure the quality of American Progress’ publications ranging from research reports to columns. Working in a fast‐paced, journalistic environment, the Editor works nearly independently in all aspects of the job, including with daily production of the website.

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Email Marketing Associate

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.

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Managing Editor, TalkPoverty

The Managing Editor of TalkPoverty.org will manage the day-to-day operations of the blog and support the long-term content and digital strategy for the website. Strong understanding of digital best practices and editing for the internet are a must.

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Office Administrator

The Office Administrator position at American Progress is a highly visible and impactful position that manages and ensures the efficient execution of all day-to-day business, office, and facilities operations. These tasks include but will not be limited to: maintaining and establishing vendor relationships; managing internal office moves; approving orders and managing inventory of standard office and kitchen supplies; and managing and negotiating maintenance contracts for equipment. As an integral member of the Office Services team, the Office Administrator will supervise the Receptionist and the Facilities Assistant to ensure optimal performance of all guest services and facilities-related processes and functions. Additionally, the Office Administrator will work closely with the Associate Director of Operations to develop and maintain standard business practices. The successful candidate must be able to work independently in a fast-paced workplace, to interact successfully with all levels of staff, and to work well under pressure while exhibiting professionalism, poise, and an unwavering positive demeanor. The ideal candidate is someone who supports the organization’s mission and understands the role this position plays within that mission.

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Policy Analyst, Health Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst in the Health Policy team. The Policy Analyst will work with the team and senior fellows to conduct original analyses and advance policy proposals in the areas of health cost control, long-term care, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The position requires strong analytical, communication, and management skills.

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Receptionist

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Receptionist, a highly visible position that serves as the first point of contact for all visitors, guests, and callers to the 10th floor main reception area. As part of the Office Services team, the Receptionist is responsible for a variety of essential and routine administrative tasks and functions on a daily and as-needed basis that support effective and efficient business operations. These tasks include but are not limited to professionally answering and directing phone calls and greeting, directing, and announcing guests.

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Research Assistant for Women’s Health and Rights

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant for Women’s Health and Rights. The Research Assistant assists the Women’s Initiative team by providing research support as needed, primarily on topics related to women’s health, rights, and justice. Research on additional issues of women’s equality, from women’s leadership to women’s economic security, may also be needed. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual on whom the policy staff of the Women’s Initiative team can rely to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative and research support, including quantitative analysis. Successful research assistants demonstrate an ability to multitask, set priorities in a fast-paced environment, and manage important communication on behalf of the team. Successful research assistants 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.

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Research Assistant, Disability Justice Initiative

The Research Assistant assists the Disability Justice Initiative by providing research support, primarily on topics related to U.S. disability policy and advocacy. 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. Successful research assistants demonstrate an ability to multitask, to set priorities in a fast-paced environment, and to manage important communication on behalf of the Disability Justice Initiative. The successful candidate will have excellent research and organizational skills, pay careful attention to deadlines, and be interested in and passionate about policies to reduce poverty and improve economic opportunity. Strong verbal and written communication skills are important, as well as the ability to interact well with high-level policy professionals—both internally and externally.

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Research Assistant, Economic Policy

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.

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Research Assistant, Poverty to Prosperity Program

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant with the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The Research Assistant provides the team with research support primarily on topics related to U.S. anti-poverty policy and advocacy. 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. Successful research assistants demonstrate an ability to multitask; to set priorities in a fast-paced environment; and to manage important communication on behalf of the Poverty to Prosperity team. The successful candidate will have excellent research and organizational skills; pay careful attention to deadlines; and be interested in and passionate about policies to reduce poverty and improve economic opportunity. Strong verbal and written communication skills are important, as well as the ability to interact well with high-level policy professionals—both internally and externally.

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Research Assistant, Race and Ethnicity Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant for Race and Ethnicity Policy. The Research Assistant assists the team by providing research support primarily on topics related to racial justice, demographic shifts, and the intersection of race and economics. The Research Assistant will be responsible for conducting research on a variety of racial justice policy issues and communication efforts, including but not limited to the impact of demographic shifts, hate and extremism, and the wealth gap.

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Research Associate, Energy and Environment

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Associate on the Energy and Environment Policy team to conduct research on energy and climate change policy. A successful Research Associate will be detail-oriented; have a close familiarity with key energy policy issues and concepts; and possess strong writing skills. Experience and interest in working on transportation issues are a plus.

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Salesforce Administrator

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Salesforce Administrator to join the Salesforce (CRM) team. Salesforce is integrated into every phase of American Progress’ product life cycle—from fundraising, to billing time, to tracking work products, to outreach and analytics. Salesforce is also used for back-office processes such as onboarding, offboarding, inventory, etc.

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Senior Manager/Associate Director, Foundation Relations

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Manager/Associate Director of Foundations Relations. The position requires a self-starter with strong written and verbal communications skills as well as an ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. This position helps American Progress pursue and capitalize on emerging opportunities for foundation funding and helps to produce written communications for the organization. The Associate Director will work closely with the Foundation Relations Director to drive a robust foundation fundraising program designed to increase the amount of support from American Progress’ constituency over the next several years. The Senior Manager/Associate Director will supervise the Foundation Relations Coordinator. This position is ideal for a deadline-driven, detail-oriented, and well-organized development professional who is committed to a progressive policy agenda.

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Social Media Director

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Social Media Director. This person will lead social media efforts at American Progress and work closely with policy staff to develop and implement roll-out plans for American Progress initiatives, as well as focus on growing the platforms and influence of American Progress’ online audiences. The Social Media Director will also be responsible for managing paid advertisement initiatives as well as organic promotions; leading trainings for staff and interns; and maintaining social media guidance and best practices.

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Special Assistant for Democracy and Government Reform

American Progress is seeking candidates for the position of Special Assistant for the Democracy and Government Reform team. The Special Assistant will assist the Senior Director with scheduling, event coordination, and some research support as needed and as time allows. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual on whom the policy staff can rely to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative support.

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Special Assistant to the Executive Team

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant to the Executive team. This position will involve organizing meetings and managing schedules for two members of the Executive team; researching, drafting, and editing materials; organizing events and meetings; and performing other tasks as needed. This position calls for a highly organized individual who pays close attention to detail; maintains the ability to prioritize competing demands; provides timely and concise information; and manages important relationships.

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Special Assistant, Criminal Justice and Race and Ethnicity Policy

The Special Assistant assists the Vice President of Criminal Justice Reform and Senior Director of Race and Ethnicity Policy with scheduling, event coordination, and some research support as needed and time allows. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual on whom the policy staff can rely to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative support.

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Special Assistant, Poverty to Prosperity Program

The Special Assistant serves as the primary assistant to the Senior Vice President and Vice President for the Poverty to Prosperity Program by managing their schedules, making travel arrangements, providing any other administrative assistance as necessary, and helping to facilitate day-to-day operations. Additionally, the Special Assistant provides general assistance to the Poverty team by coordinating with other teams to handle contracts and reimbursements, organizing and managing metrics to track progress on key goals, and liaising with other policy and outreach teams to work on shared priorities. 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.

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Special Events Coordinator

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.

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Training and Onboarding Manager, Human Resources

American Progress seeks a Training and Onboarding Manager for the Human Resources team. The Training and Onboarding Manager will be responsible for creating an inclusive and comprehensive onboarding program for all levels of staff. 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, and experience a comprehensive and smooth onboarding process.

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Vice President, Education Policy

The education program at American Progress is devoted to generating pragmatic and progressive new policy ideas to advance education reform in the United States. Our work focuses on several priority areas, such as promoting college- and career-ready standards and assessments; recruiting, supporting, and retaining effective teachers and principals; fiscal equity; and exploring school improvement strategies for high-poverty schools—including expanded learning time and community schools. The Vice President of Education Policy will lead a dynamic team to assist in deepening our education policy work.

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Vice President, Human Resources

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Vice President of Human Resources. This position is responsible for directing all the organization’s human resources, in accordance with the policies and practices of American Progress; legal and other regulatory rulings; and industry best practices. The Vice President will work with the Chief Operating Officer to provide strategic human resource planning to various stakeholders. The Vice President will also supervise and manage day-to-day activities for the Human Resources team.

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Windows Security and Systems Engineer

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.

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