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 ndennis@americanprogress.org or at 202-796-9709.

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Analytics Associate, War Room

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and American Progress is committed to leading the way.

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Associate Director, Rapid Response and Analysis

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director for Rapid Response and Analysis with strong quantitative skills and a well-honed ability to translate complicated economic policy and data for the general public to advance key economic priorities. The position requires strong quantitative and writing skills, experience working with economic data, and an interest in making compelling, evidence-based public policy arguments. The candidate should be meticulous and comfortable with a fast-paced environment and rapid-response requests, as well as have a passion for advancing progressive economic policy. The candidate’s primary role will be to creatively, quickly, and thoughtfully help the Economic Policy team use evidence to respond to and inform a range of policy and political debates with analyses of relevant economic data. The candidate will support the Economic Policy and other American Progress teams’ work on issues related to the labor market, equity, and the economic recovery.

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Associate Director/Director of Government Affairs

American Progress is seeking an Associate Director or Director of Government Affairs within the External Affairs department. The External Affairs department works to promote progressive policies and ideas among members of Congress; state, local, and regional organizations and elected officials; and advocacy organizations and think tanks. Precise areas of policy responsibility are not yet determined but could include some of the following: education, national security, energy and environment, democracy and government, early childhood, and youth engagement.

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Associate Director/Director, Workforce Development Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director or Director of Workforce Development Policy. The ideal candidate is widely experienced in the area and is familiar with existing federal and state training and workforce development approaches; efforts to improve the quality of work and pay in low-wage sectors; and strategies for using federal and state funding to invest in sectors that promote other progressive goals, such as the caregiving economy or green jobs. This person will have a demonstrated ability to develop and advocate for progressive ideas that build equity and improve job quality, economic mobility, and the overall competitiveness of the U.S. economy.

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Chief Financial Officer

American Progress is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to serve as the senior finance officer of two tax-exempt, mission-driven organizations: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, known together as American Progress. The CFO must be an experienced finance and accounting professional who has exceptional technical skills, is committed to the mission of American Progress, and knows how to lead a team. The CFO will serve as a member of the Executive team and a resource and ally across the organization, helping guide and implement the strategic vision and planning of American Progress. The CFO will lead the organizations’ finances and help measure progress against organizational goals, maximizing the use of available resources across departments and developing innovative tools to help foster cross-department work and streamline reporting. The CFO will also help lead in cultivating the values of American Progress throughout the organizations. The CFO will work closely with the Legal, Human Resources, and Development teams. The ideal candidate will be a proactive partner with a genuinely held belief that no task is too big or too small.

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Content Associate, War Room

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and American Progress is committed to leading the way.

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Creative Project Manager, War Room

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Creative Project Manager to join the War Room’s growing creative team. The War Room’s mission is to develop innovative and compelling visual content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies and values.

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Digital Fundraiser/Direct Appeal Manager

American Progress has an opening for a Direct Appeal Manager to join the Development team. In its second year, the Direct Appeal program’s goal is to introduce American Progress to new audiences who can be converted to donors and to generate gifts from other donors who can be upgraded to become strong American Progress supporters and advocates. The program is budgeted to raise $250,000 through email, website creative, lead-gen, after-action appeals, and other digital fundraising initiatives.

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Digital Media Associate, Generation Progress

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Digital Media Associate on the Generation Progress team. Generation Progress is the young adult engagement and empowerment arm of American Progress. Through digital advocacy, grassroots organizing, and policy analysis, Generation Progress works with and for 18- to 35-year-olds to drive progressive change and engage them in the democratic system through the progressive issue areas they care about. With feedback from the Senior Director of Communications and Digital Strategy, the Digital Media Associate will coordinate and operate all aspects of Generation Progress’ online presence, including digital communication, website management, email marketing, social media administration, and database management.

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Director of Digital Engagement, War Room

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and American Progress is committed to leading the way.

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Director of Partnerships, War Room

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and American Progress is committed to leading the way.

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Director of Video, War Room

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Video to join the War Room’s growing creative team. This team’s mission is to develop innovative and compelling video and graphic content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies, values, and candidates.

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Director, Broadcast Communications

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Broadcast Communications. This person will work as a senior member of the Communications team and will be responsible for overseeing all interactions and partnerships with broadcast media.

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Director, Digital Engagement and Audience Retention

American Progress seeks a highly motivated Director of Digital Engagement and Audience Retention to effectively engage strategic audiences—including policymakers, advocates, experts, and more—to support distribution, marketing, and fundraising in advancing the organization’s mission. The ideal Director would offer a combination of creative, technology, and marketing experience along with proven success leading projects within policy-oriented organizations.

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Director, Domestic Climate and Energy Policy

American Progress is hiring a Director of Domestic Climate and Energy Policy to work under the Senior Director of Domestic Climate and Energy Policy. The Director will be responsible for developing and communicating new policy ideas, managing a research team, and coordinating projects across teams. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of climate policy and the U.S. energy sector, experience collaborating with partners, and creative ideas for how to build political consensus for urgent action to address the climate crisis.

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Director, Financial Regulatory and Corporate Governance Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Financial Regulatory and Corporate Governance Policy. We are looking for someone who is widely experienced in the area and is 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. They 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 our economy.

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Director, Health Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Health Policy. In conjunction with the Vice President and Managing Director of the Health Policy team, the Director will develop a long-term policy and research strategy for developing and advancing policy proposals to lower health care costs and improve health care coverage, affordability, and quality. The position requires strong analytical, communication, and management skills.

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Director, Public Health Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Public Health Policy. This position will lead the Health team’s new public health project. The Director will work with other experts on American Progress’ Health team to develop and advance bold solutions to tackle health disparities through a social determinants of health framework.

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IT Manager

American Progress has an immediate opening for an IT Manager. This position will oversee the day-to-day tasks of the five members of the Desktop Support and Operations teams, supporting American Progress’ technology infrastructure and day-to-day customer support and service. The IT Manager will interact with internal clients at all levels to help resolve IT-related issues and supply services and solutions in a manner that meets the department’s service-level agreements. The IT Manager will report to and work directly with the Director of Technology and Security to identify and implement improvements in all areas of responsibility.

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Legal Assistant

American Progress has an opening for a Legal Assistant to join the Legal department. The Legal department manages legal matters for the Center for American Progress, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and educational think tank, as well as its affiliated 501(c)(4) organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

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Legal Counsel

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

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Partnerships Associate (Issues), War Room

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and American Progress is committed to leading the way.

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Partnerships Associate (Platforms), War Room

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and American Progress is committed to leading the way.

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Policy Analyst, Early Childhood Policy

The Policy Analyst for Early Childhood Policy will design and conduct original quantitative analysis using statistical software, contribute to policy analyses and policy recommendations, and craft rapid-response commentary including written reports and talking points. The position requires strong writing skills, including translating complex research into easily digestible materials. The Policy Analyst will work closely with a collegial team and engage with other organizations, researchers, and advocates to conduct timely research to advance progressive early childhood policy priorities.

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Policy Analyst, Federal Fiscal Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst focusing on federal fiscal policy. The position requires strong quantitative skills, experience using economic data and research to make compelling public policy arguments, meticulousness, comfort with a fast-paced environment, and a passion for advancing progressive economic policy. The candidate’s primary role will be to conceive and produce rigorous analyses of federal taxes and the federal budget that inform current policy debates. The candidate will support the Economic Policy team’s work on fiscal and overall economic issues.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, International Climate Policy

The Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst will work with the Energy and Environment Policy team to conduct policy research and analysis on international climate change and energy policy. Successful applicants will have expertise in climate change mitigation, resilience policy, and international climate policy issues as well as possess strong analytical, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Women’s Health and Rights

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst for Women’s Health and Rights with the Women’s Initiative. The Women’s Initiative advocates to advance policies that provide people with the ability to become a parent and to parent with dignity; to determine whether, when, and with whom to have children; to have a healthy pregnancy; and to have safe and healthy families and relationships. The team works in an interdisciplinary way to advance policies on a range of health issues that affect women and families, particularly through collaborations with other American Progress teams focused on the rights of LGBTQ people, people of color, people with low incomes, persons with disabilities, and those working on other health policies. This intersectional work also frequently touches on issues outside of health care, including but not limited to economic policies, democracy and court reform, and faith.

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Rapid Response Manager, War Room

With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and American Progress is committed to leading the way.

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Research Assistant, Economy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant who will work to advance economic policies through research, analysis, and writing. The Research Assistant will assist the American Worker Project and other projects related to economic policy matters by providing background research and writing support, primarily on topics related to raising standards and building power for workers.

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Senior Data/Systems Analyst

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Data/Systems Analyst. The position will take an active role in the execution of key business development activities. The candidate will perform technical administration duties for data warehouse development and maintenance. The technical responsibilities include designing, developing, and maintaining business intelligence solutions.

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Senior Director/Director, International Climate Policy

The Senior Director/Director of International Climate Policy will lead the Energy and Environment Policy team’s work to develop and execute a program to drive international ambition and action toward the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement. To meet the goal of global net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the work will focus on achieving ambitious and concrete actions by key large emitting countries in the next 10 years. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of international climate policy, including the strategic use of economic policy such as trade and investment to achieve this goal.

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Senior Motion Graphics Producer, War Room

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Motion Graphics Producer to join a growing creative team. The War Room’s mission is to develop innovative and compelling video and graphic content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies and values.

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Vice President, Advocacy and Campaigns

American Progress is seeking a Vice President for Advocacy and Campaigns to lead the organization’s issue and electoral campaign activity. There is a unique opportunity to make significant gains in creating a more just and equitable country, anchored in an economy that works for all. American Progress will be one of the few progressive organizations with the capacity to engage in a broad range of policy and advocacy efforts over the next few years, and this is an exciting opportunity for a strategic leader and campaigner to engage with the breadth of the progressive movement.

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