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American Progress seeks a highly motivated 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 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 has an immediate opening for an Associate Director/Director of Editorial to join a small management team that works together to run all aspects of production on a day-to-day basis. A player-manager role, the Associate Director/Director will help assure the quality of publications ranging from research reports to rapid-response columns. Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment, the Associate Director/Director will contribute to the writing and editing of American Progress products; daily production of the website; hiring, training, and management of Editorial team staff; various digital projects including websites; and short- and long-term planning.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Audience Development Director to run the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s amplification and distribution efforts around building the case for progressive policies, values, and candidates. Applicants should have a keen understanding of how content gets disseminated across digital platforms. With Americans facing a greater onslaught of news and media content than ever before, it has never been more important to build hypertargeted strategies to break through the clutter and reach key audiences.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Deputy Executive Director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) advocacy arm of American Progress. The Deputy Executive Director will work with the President of CAP Action to lead communications and advocacy staff to strategically advance the national conversation in support of progressive policies and challenge efforts that undermine such policies. Reporting to CAP Action’s President and Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director will oversee day-to-day operations and management of CAP Action staff and will be responsible for all administrative, finance, and program functions. The Deputy Executive Director is also expected to play a leading role in developing and implementing organizational strategies that advance CAP Action’s mission and vision.
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.
American Progress seeks a highly skilled and motivated Digital Analytics Specialist experienced in performance measurement and digital data analytics to join the Digital Strategy team at the organization. The ideal candidate is an entrepreneur with serious analytical chops 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 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 has an immediate opening for a Director to lead its Puerto Rico Relief and Economic Policy Initiative. This initiative was launched to direct American Progress policy and communications resources to an initial, immediate-term response in Puerto Rico after the 2018 hurricanes, 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 effecting positive change for the people of Puerto Rico. This position is budgeted for a one-year term, with possibility to renew.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Email Manager to join CAP Action’s growing digital team and help build the case for progressive policies, values, and candidates. A strong candidate for this role is a team player who has experience in digital communications and an interest in leveraging email to grow, educate, and engage audiences. American Progress is looking for someone who understands the technical aspects of email marketing and has experience using email to reach and engage different audiences effectively. Candidates should be comfortable brainstorming content ideas and writing compelling copy for video scripts, websites, and email for a variety of progressive issue campaigns and projects.
This person must be a fast learner who is passionate about progressive values, has excellent attention to detail, and is skilled at managing multiple tasks in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Executive Assistant to the President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This position is ideal for an entrepreneurial, well-organized, and detail-oriented professional who has a keen interest in national politics and a commitment to advancing a progressive policy agenda.
American Progress is seeking a Junior Information Security Analyst to provide operational assistance and support to the Information Security team. The team is responsible for monitoring and responding to security threats, ensuring American Progress makes informed decisions about the responsible use of technology, and providing technical knowledge and expertise related to data security and protection.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant on the Democracy and Government Reform team to conduct research on democracy issues, federal courts, and legal policy. For this research and writing-intensive role, successful candidates will be highly detail oriented and have substantive research experience to put into practice. Candidates should have a familiarity with democracy, voting rights, the federal judiciary, and anti-corruption policy issues. This position is budgeted for $46,000 annually.
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 Research Assistant on the Race and Ethnicity Policy team to conduct research on racial justice and economic justice issues. For this research- and writing-intensive role, a successful candidate will be highly detail-oriented and have substantive research experience. Candidates should also have familiarity with economic policy, racial equity work, and diversity/equity and inclusion work.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant for the Race and Ethnicity Policy team and the Technology Policy team. The Research Assistant will assist the Vice President of Race and Ethnicity Policy and the Vice President of Technology Policy with scheduling, event coordination, and research support. This position calls for a highly organized and detail-oriented individual with strong writing skills.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant or Research Associate on the Energy and Environment team to conduct research and analysis of energy and climate change policy. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, an attention to detail, a commitment to addressing climate change, and a willingness to work on a wide range of domestic and international policy issues. The title will be determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Campaign Manager/Campaign Manager on the Early Childhood Policy team. The Senior Campaign Manager/Campaign Manager will plan and manage advocacy work focused on increasing access to high-quality early childhood programs for children from birth to age 5. The position requires strong project management and communications skills, as well as the ability to complete tasks both independently and as part of a team working across organizations.
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 Senior Manager for Budget, Planning, and Forecasting. The Senior Manager will provide leadership in budget development, financial planning, reporting, analysis, grant management, and compliance. This position will work closely with team leads and development staff to prepare, monitor, and report to all stakeholders as well as oversee grant and departmental budgets, forecasts, and periodic fiscal reporting. The position requires strong technological, organizational, analytic, and writing abilities as well as an ability to effectively lead and communicate with others throughout American Progress to maintain fiscal control at all times.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Policy Analyst for Legal Progress. The candidate will assist the Director of Legal Progress under the direction of the Managing Director for Democracy and Government Reform and the Vice President for Democracy and Government Reform. The work will include research and writing that helps the public better understand the connection between judicial rulings and issues that affect everyday life in America; raising awareness about the conservative takeover of the courts; and advancing judicial reforms that help the federal bench become more diverse and make the courts fairer and more accessible to the American people.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant to the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project. The Special Assistant will support the team in the production of timely policy research and analysis on a range of issues affecting LGBTQ Americans, including nondiscrimination protections and civil rights enforcement; health care; housing and homelessness; immigration; and family issues. The Special Assistant will also provide administrative support to the team’s Vice President and senior staff as well as for team meetings and events. Depending on the applicant’s qualifications, the Special Assistant may also provide communications and digital strategy support and/or develop additional expertise in independent policy research and writing.
American Progress is seeking a candidate for the position of Vice President of Government Affairs. This position has principal responsibility for managing American Progress’ relationships with policymakers at all levels of government. The External Affairs department, specifically the Government Affairs team, works to promote progressive policies and ideas to the executive branch; members of Congress; state, local, and regional organizations and elected officials; and advocacy organizations and think tanks.
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.