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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.

Current Job Openings

Advocacy and Communications Associate, Poverty to Prosperity Program

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Advocacy and Communications Associate with the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The Advocacy and Communications Associate will work to lift up 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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Art Director

American Progress is looking for a versatile and creative Art Director to manage and work within the Art team. The Art Director is responsible for extending a consistent brand identity across all products and platforms. We are seeking a talented, experienced designer who enjoys working hands-on with rich material but also can play an important leadership role by managing a small in-house design team and by communicating effectively about design issues at the highest levels of the organization.

The Art Director will manage a team that creates reports, interactive media, infographics, web graphics, video graphics, books, annual reports, event materials, and special projects. The Director will help American Progress communicate progressive ideas and arguments through clear, visually compelling design. The right candidate will be able to bridge print- and web-centric worlds and evolve American Progress’ portfolio. The Director will serve as the point person for the Art team and will be responsible for managing design requests, project workflow, and hands-on creation of materials.

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Associate Video Producer, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an Associate Video Producer to assist with the conception and production of original video content. This position will be expected to generate story ideas, write and develop scripts, and produce short content tailored to an online audience. Strong news sensibilities, familiarity with video content for the internet, attention to detail, and a desire to advance progressive values through fact-based reporting are a must. Ideal candidates will have a creative approach to visual storytelling and be comfortable shooting and editing video and/or creating motion graphics.

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Campaign Manager, Postsecondary Education

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Campaign Manager for the Postsecondary Education team. This position is about leveraging communication and other skills to pursue strategic advocacy efforts. This individual will serve as the point person for higher education advocacy efforts at American Progress. This includes developing and executing strategic plans for postsecondary education advocacy efforts. It also entails coordinating with the Postsecondary Education team; the CAP Action War Room; and Generation Progress, the organization’s youth advocacy arm.

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Climate Editor, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Climate Editor to help guide our team of climate reporters and continue to advance progressive climate and environmental policy by managing a range of on-the-ground and rapid-response reporting. This position will work with ThinkProgress’ other Climate Editor to monitor daily and breaking climate and environmental news, identify topics to cover, and work with reporters as they complete their stories. The Climate Editor will help writers develop new ways to cover a wide range of environmental topics, including climate change, air and water pollution, agriculture, and, particularly, the 2016 election. Strong news sensibilities, familiarity with writing for the internet, copy and content editing skills, attention to detail, and writing skills are a must.

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Data Visualization Developer

American Progress is looking for a creative and innovative Data Visualization Developer who understands and appreciates both the art and science of translating numbers into graphics and interactives that are easy to understand and use. The Data Visualization Developer will create dynamic and static media to visualize demographic data, numbers, trends, ideas, and comparative data in order to create compelling stories and help American Progress communicate progressive ideas and arguments.

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Director of Financial Planning and Analysis 

The Director of Financial Planning and Analysis will be responsible for the formulation, monitoring, reporting, and forecasting of American Progress’ 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) annual budgets. This position will be tasked with implementing key analysis and planning tools to assist organizational leaders in decision-making.

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Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

American Progress has an immediate opening for the Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. The Initiative works on religious liberty, reproductive justice, economic inequality, anti-Muslim bigotry, and other issues. Under the Director’s leadership, the Initiative serves as a resource to the policy teams at American Progress, collaborating on intersectional issues and providing them with faith and conscience-based resources and expertise for their work. The Initiative 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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Foundation Relations Coordinator

American Progress seeks a self-starter who is able to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment for the position of Foundation Relations Coordinator. The Coordinator will assist the Foundation Relations Director and Manager to drive a robust foundation fundraising program designed to increase the amount of support from this constituency over the next several years. This individual will research prospects, help develop foundation briefings, compile proposal and report materials, 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.

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Foundation Relations Manager

American Progress seeks a self-starter with strong written and verbal communications skills, as well as an ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment for the new Foundation Relations Manager position, helping to contribute to the growing foundation relations team. This position will help American Progress pursue and capitalize on emerging opportunities for foundation funding and helps to produce written communications for the organization. The Manager will work closely with the Director, Foundation Relations, as well as the existing Foundation Relations Manager in order to drive a robust foundation fundraising program designed to increase the amount of support from the organization’s constituency over the next several years. 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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Organizing Associate, Generation Progress

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.

Generation Progress is the youth advocacy and engagement arm of American Progress. Through field advocacy, journalism, and policy analysis, Generation Progress works with and for Millennials to achieve progressive change. This position will work primarily on the advocacy efforts of the #Fight4AFuture campaign—a nationwide campaign that looks at gun violence and criminal justice through a holistic lens and drives forward solutions that speak to our generation. Young people are shot and incarcerated at rates higher than any generation. This position will take an intersectional approach to addressing these issues. Instead of simply looking at gun violence prevention policies in a vacuum, this person will address contributing systemic factors—such as structural racism and poverty—and their policy solutions in a way that does not perpetuate the cycle of violence.

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Organizing Associate, Higher Ed Not Debt, Generation Progress

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.

Generation Progress is the youth advocacy and engagement arm of American Progress. Through field advocacy, journalism, and policy analysis, Generation Progress works with and for Millennials for progressive change. This position will work primarily on the organizing activities related to Generation Progress’ Higher Ed, Not Debt campaign—a nationwide campaign that is working to ensure that quality higher education is affordable and accessible to all without the burden of financial hardship.

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 the nation’s future as a middle‐class nation.

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Policy Analyst, Immigration Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst for the Immigration Policy team. The successful candidate will be a strong writer and researcher who is familiar with the current policy debates on immigration that can help shape American Progress’ work on issues such as the economics of immigration, enforcement and border security, refugee issues, and shifting demographic trends in the United States. This position will assist in the conceptualization and execution of a range of publications using quantitative and qualitative research methods to expand the Immigration team’s body of written work.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Health Policy

American Progress is seeking a Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst for the Health Policy team, depending on the experience of the selected applicant. The Health Policy team focuses on generating new policy proposals and analyses to achieve policy change or influence policy debates. The team’s current portfolio includes improvements to the Affordable Care Act; payment and delivery system reforms; and drug pricing. Every member of the team performs every function responsibility to some extent.

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Research Assistant, Women’s Health and Rights

American Progress is currently seeking a Research Assistant who will assist the Women’s Initiative team by providing research support as needed, primarily on topics related to women’s health, rights, and justice. American Progress’ Women’s Initiative is a comprehensive effort to marshal American Progress’ broad expertise and promote public policies that enable women to participate fully in our economy and our society. The Women’s Initiative team focuses on key policy areas that are important to working women and their families, including women’s economic security, women’s health and rights, and women’s leadership.

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 and research support, including quantitative analysis. The right candidate will demonstrate an ability to multitask, to set priorities in a fast-paced environment, and to manage important communication on behalf of the Women’s Initiative. Applicants must 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. Applicants must develop and maintain familiarity with the team’s policy work.

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Senior Policy Analyst, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Faith and Progressive Policy team Senior Policy Analyst. The Analyst will work under the direction of the Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative on a variety of policy issues, with a strong focus on religious liberty and reproductive justice. The Analyst’s responsibilities will span across several issue areas, including economic inequality; religious liberty; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, issues; women’s health and rights; and related issues. This position will work both independently and with American Progress’ other policy teams to produce new research for the Faith team and for the Center.

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Senior Policy Analyst, Natural Resource Economics and Markets

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Policy Analyst with the Public Lands project. The Senior Policy Analyst will focus primarily on developing and advancing policies that support the conservation and restoration of natural systems, the establishment of effective natural resource mitigation policies, and the development of effective market-based tools to achieve positive environmental outcomes. The Senior Policy Analyst will work under the direction of the Policy Director for the Public Lands project.

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Senior Vice President, Domestic Policy

American Progress is a progressive think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We are creating a long-term, progressive vision for America—a vision that policymakers, thought leaders, and activists can use to shape the national debate and pass laws that make a difference. American Progress seeks a Senior Vice President for Domestic Policy to manage several issue-based policy teams. In concert with the Executive Vice President for Policy, the Senior Vice President will provide strategic consultation and policy analysis on issues that affect the organization.

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Voting Rights Manager

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated, creative professional with a strong policy, communications, and research background to serve as its Voting Rights Manager. This person will work with the Democracy and Government Reform, Legal Progress, and affiliated teams to advance American Progress’ work in increasing political participation and empowering citizens by fighting voter suppression and advancing affirmative reforms to eliminate barriers to the ballot and fair representation. In coordination with affiliated teams, the Voting Rights Manager will be responsible for rapid responses, writing, coordination with national and state partners, and support of advocacy campaigns.

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