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.

Advocacy and Field Coordinator, Poverty to Prosperity Program

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Advocacy and Field Coordinator with the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The Advocacy and Field Coordinator will work to lift up and advance opportunities and strategies to reduce poverty and boost opportunity. This position will be responsible for overseeing and expanding the Poverty to Prosperity program’s story bank as well as working with the TalkPoverty.org blog to elevate the voices of people who have experienced poverty. Strong media sensibilities, experience with progressive issue-based campaigns, 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. The organization is seeking a talented, experienced designer who enjoys hands-on work with rich material in a deadline-driven, journalistic environment. The Art Director also plays 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.

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Associate Director, Media Relations

American Progress has an immediate opening for Associate Director of Media Relations. This person will work as a senior member of the Communications team and closely with policy staff to develop and implement communications and press rollout plans for American Progress initiatives. The Associate Director will also work alongside other members of the Communications team to facilitate op-ed placement, television and radio bookings, as well as social media strategy.

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Associate Editor, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an Associate Editor to help guide its Climate team. This position will work directly with the team’s Senior Editor and climate reporters to assign and write stories; work on pitches; set deadlines; edit; and craft headlines. The ideal candidate will have a strong news sensibility and a familiarity with progressive climate, energy, and environmental policy.

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Budget Analyst

The budget analyst will work closely with program staff and the Development team to prepare and monitor grant and departmental budgets, forecasts, and periodic fiscal reporting to all stakeholders. The position requires strong organizational, analytic, and writing abilities, as well as an ability to effectively work with others across the organization to maintain fiscal control at all times.

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Campaign Associate, Law of the Land Project

American Progress is launching a new initiative called the Law of the Land Project, which will help defend bedrock conservation laws and progressive public lands policies through the judicial branch of government. The Communications and Campaign Associate will work with progressive partner organizations to implement strategies to clearly communicate what is at stake in key legal debates relating to the management of public lands, oceans, and natural resources. This will include working with reporters and using social media to elevate compelling voices of academics, nonprofit organizations, legal experts, thought leaders, and citizens who have a stake in the defense of bedrock conservation laws. The Communications and Campaign Associate will ensure that various perspectives are heard and considered by legal decision-makers, journalists, and elected officials.

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Campaign Manager, Criminal Justice Reform

The Campaign Manager for Criminal Justice Reform will have significant responsibilities in developing and executing strategic campaigns for criminal justice reform efforts. The position requires strong research, analytical, and writing skills. It also requires an advanced understanding of criminal justice reform issues, as well as an ability to work effectively with a wide range of external stakeholders across the ideological and political spectrum. The Campaign Manager will coordinate with other policy teams at American Progress, including the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s War Room, Government Affairs, and Generation Progress—the organization’s youth and young adult advocacy arm.

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Campaign Manager, Law of the Land Project

American Progress is launching a new initiative, called the Law of the Land Project, that will help defend bedrock conservation laws and progressive public lands policies through the judicial branch of government. The Campaign Manager of the Law of the Land Project will work with progressive partner organizations to develop and implement strategies and messages to clearly communicate what is at stake in key legal debates relating to the management of public lands, oceans, and natural resources. The Campaign Manager will work with academics, nonprofit organizations, legal experts, thought leaders, and citizens in the defense of bedrock conservation laws and those whose voices and perspectives should be heard and considered by legal decision-makers, journalists, and elected officials.

The Campaign Manager will also be responsible for leveraging the research and communications capabilities of American Progress to provide customized and actionable analysis, messaging, and content to a variety of progressive partners who are working to defend conservation laws in the courts. The ideal candidate will have significant experience leading communications and advocacy campaigns, as well as a familiarity with environmental and natural resource policy and/or litigation.

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Campaign Manager, LGBT Research and Communications Project

American Progress has an immediate opening for the role of Campaign Manager in the LGBT Research and Communications Project. This position is responsible for strategic development and execution of communications and outreach plans for team products and programs, including rapid response communications and pro-active engagement with the media and allied organizations to advance the team’s policy priorities. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to innovate and work across issue domains, with proven interest and respect for critical and intersectional thinking. Preference will be given to candidates who also demonstrate an ability to research and write on fast-developing current events across the LGBT policy spectrum.

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Campaign Manager, Ocean Policy

American Progress is seeking an experienced Campaign Manager to focus on defending recent gains related to place-based ocean protections and other progressive ocean policy priorities.

The Campaign Manager will be a key member of American Progress’ Ocean Policy team, helping develop and implement strategies and messages that clearly communicate what is at stake in key battles relating to the management of ocean and coastal natural resources and the sustainable blue economy. One focus of this position will be to coordinate partner groups, which include academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, legal experts, thought leaders, industry members, and citizens’ groups in the defense of conservation initiatives, ensuring that these voices and perspectives are heard by legal decision-makers, journalists, and elected officials.

The Campaign Manager will also be responsible for leveraging the research and communications capabilities of American Progress to provide customized, actionable analysis, messaging, and content to a variety of partners who work to defend conservation laws within the courts, Congress, and the executive branch. The ideal candidate will have significant experience leading communications and advocacy campaigns, as well as familiarity with environmental and natural resource policy or litigation.

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Communications Director, Generation Progress

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Communications Director for Generation Progress. Generation Progress is American Progress’ dynamic effort to help young people make their voices heard on key issues and to empower new generations of progressive leaders. Generation Progress engages in advocacy and engagement on issues including affordable higher education, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, health care, and voting rights. The Communications Director will manage the team’s communications project and workflows, ensure an integrated communications strategy, design shareable graphics, and oversee many of the team’s communications processes.

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Desktop Support Manager

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Desktop Support Manager. The position will help maintain a mixed environment of desktop, laptops, and mobile devices using Microsoft and Mac operating system software and applications as well as manage day-to-day customer support and service. This person must understand advanced network concepts, security policy, virtual private networking, Microsoft Office 365, Windows 2012 domains, and other cloud-based technologies. The Desktop Support Manager will enhance and maintain the organization’s expectation of customer service by effectively tracking and disseminating information; troubleshooting; using all available services and support tools; and managing a team of three technical resources.

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Digital Media Associate, Generation Progress

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Digital Media Associate to join the Generation Progress team. Generation Progress is American Progress’ dynamic effort to help young people make their voices heard on key issues and to empower new generations of progressive leaders. It engages in advocacy on issues such as affordable higher education, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, health care, and voting rights.

Under the direction of the Communications Director, the Digital Media Associate coordinates and operates all aspects of Generation Progress’ online presence, including digital communication, website management, email marketing, social media administration, as well as database management, graphic design, and layout

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Executive Vice President, Policy

American Progress is a progressive think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We are developing bold new progressive ideas and working on key issues in the national debate. American Progress seeks an Executive Vice President who will serve in the leadership of the institution and represent the institution externally. The Executive Vice President will oversee departments developing policy products and programs, and will provide strategic consultation on issues affecting the organization.

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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 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 will help produce written communications for the organization. The manager will work closely with the director of foundation relations and members of the foundation relations unit to drive a robust foundation fundraising program designed to increase support 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. Candidates with background related to energy and environmental policy would be of particular interest.

The Foundation Relations unit works with program staff at both the Center for American Progress, a 501(c)(3), and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a 501(c)(4), in order to become familiar with program content and make the case for support for various programs, conduct ongoing research to identify foundation funding opportunities, collaborate on strategies for approaching foundation prospects, and track all foundation activity and deadlines.

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Legal Analyst, CAP Forward

American Progress has an immediate opening for a legal analyst to evaluate the legality of actions taken by the Trump administration, generate creative theories for legal challenges, and conduct legal research for partners bringing litigation. The ability to learn an array of legal and policy issue areas is a must. This person will work under the guidance of the CAP Forward director of legal policy. The ideal candidate should have legal research experience and the ability to analyze financial records and federal laws, regulations, and executive actions.

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Legal Researcher/Senior Legal Researcher, CAP Forward

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Legal Researcher/Senior Legal Researcher on the CAP Forward team to conduct short- and long-term investigations into actions taken by the Trump administration that potentially conflict with substantive or procedural laws. The Legal Researcher/Senior Legal Researcher will be responsible for tracking new federal laws, regulations, and executive actions; examining public documents, Freedom Of Information Act responses, and materials obtained via discovery; and identifying individuals injured by the federal government. This person will work under the guidance of CAP Forward’s policy and research director. The ideal candidate should be creative and have extensive experience conducting investigations.

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Outreach and Campaign Manager, Anti-Hate and Immigration

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Outreach and Campaign Manager to join the Immigration team. The Outreach and Campaign Manager will lead the team’s work to push back against extremism, hate speech, hate acts, and nativism within the immigration space, managing two tables that focus on addressing hate in the United States. This position will also coordinate anti-hate efforts among American Progress and its partners. The Outreach and Campaign Manager will combine significant project management work with strategic thinking; rapid response communications; and research and analysis in an effort to combat the rise of hate toward immigrants and refugees.

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Policy Analyst, Poverty to Prosperity Program

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst for the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The analyst will work under the direction of the Director of Family Policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program to promote policies that dramatically reduce poverty and increase economic mobility. This position will work on wages, income assistance and support programs, tax credits, labor policy, family policy, and disability policy, among other things. The Policy Analyst will also collaborate with other American Progress teams, such as Race and Ethnicity, Economy, Health Care, Criminal Justice, and others as needed. Successful candidates will have strong writing and analytical skills as well as the ability to work well on a team and in a fast-paced environment.

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Producer/Editor, ThinkProgress

Are you a fast editor and a news junkie with a desire to advance progressive values through fact-based reporting? ThinkProgress is seeking a talented Producer/Editor to join its video team and produce short-form news content. This position will be required to consistently generate story ideas and work creatively and efficiently to turn around exciting new videos daily.

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Research Assistant, Education K-12

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant. The Research Assistant will work under the direction of the Vice President for Education Policy on a variety of education policy issues. Candidates must have excellent writing skills and a committed willingness to work on a wide range of education policy issues.

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Research Associate, Energy and Environment 

American Progress has an immediate opening for the role of Research Associate for Energy and Environment Policy. The Research Associate will work with 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 a plus.

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Research Associate, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

American Progress has an immediate opening for a research associate for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. The research associate will work under the direction of the vice president of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative and will be responsible for producing research and writing on the intersection of theology and progressive social policy. The work will span across several issue areas, including religious liberty, economic inequality, immigration, racial justice, LGBT issues, women’s health, and other related issues. The associate will also assist the team in identifying and working with religion scholars and faith leaders to articulate a moral frame to promote just policies that recognize the dignity of all people.

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Research Associate, Ocean Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a research associate to support the Ocean Policy team. This person will monitor a wide range of ocean policy issues with a particular focus on domestic and international fishery management; provide research assistance; write original reports and blog pieces; assist with communications, social media, and outreach; and provide programmatic administrative support. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have a close familiarity with ocean policy issues and concepts, and possess administrative experience, including strong organizational skills.

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Researcher/Writer, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a hybrid newsroom position: a researcher who writes news articles or a reporter/writer who has a strong background in research. The position would help fact-check our investigative and enterprise reporting, as well as contribute news writing to the site. The successful candidate would demonstrate an abiding interest and concern with factual accuracy and a grasp of the tenets of good journalism.

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Senior Editor, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Senior Editor to help shape the site’s coverage strategy as it works to hold the Trump administration accountable in a constantly changing media landscape. The Senior Editor will play a crucial role in fulfilling ThinkProgress’ mission of producing trustworthy journalism with a progressive worldview.

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Software Developer

American Progress is seeking a Software Developer to join the Technology Development team. The Software Developer will work with other team members to build enabling applications to reach our audiences and shape their experience on our websites.

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Special Assistant to the Executive Team

American Progress is seeking a candidate for the position of 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 high attention to detail and maintains the ability to prioritize competing demands; provide timely and concise information; and manage important relationships.

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Special Assistant, Health Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for the position of Special Assistant for Health Policy. American Progress’ Health Policy team is working to defend the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, from efforts to repeal it; defend the Medicaid program from cuts and other proposals that would negatively affect low-income beneficiaries; and develop ideas on a range of issues, including prescription drug pricing.

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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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Story Bank Campaign Associate, War Room

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated, creative professional with a strong communications and organizing background to serve as the Story Bank Campaign Associate for the Center for American Progress Action Fund. CAP Action is an independent, nonpartisan education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. CAP Action animates the stakes of political and policy debates by driving new analysis of key issues and existing research that demonstrates the value of progressive solutions and quantifies the true cost of conservative policies. With deep partnerships in Washington, D.C., and across the country, CAP Action arms state and national allies with the tools necessary to promote progressive policies.

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Story Bank Director, War Room

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated, organized professional with a strong communications and advocacy background to serve as the Story Bank Director for the Center for American Progress Action Fund. CAP Action is an independent, nonpartisan education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas, stories, and action. CAP Action animates the stakes of political and policy debates by driving key messages, amplifying hard-hitting analysis and facts, and lifting up personal stories that demonstrate the value of progressive solutions. With deep partnerships in Washington, D.C., and across the country, CAP Action arms state and national allies with the tools necessary to promote and defend progressive policies.

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YouTube Producer, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress is seeking a YouTube Producer to manage and grow its newsroom’s video presence. This position will be responsible for maintaining ThinkProgress’ YouTube channel; overseeing video distribution; and producing and editing content for a YouTube audience.

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