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 or at 202-796-9709.

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Associate Director/Director of Advocacy, Gun Violence Prevention

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated and organized professional with a strong advocacy and organizing background, as well as an understanding of strategic communications, to serve as the Associate Director/Director of Advocacy for the Gun Violence Prevention team.

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Director, Early Childhood Policy

American Progress seeks a Director for the Early Childhood Policy team to help lead a team of individuals committed to making affordable, high-quality early care and education a reality for all families. Through research, action-oriented advocacy, and strategic communications, the Early Childhood Policy team is a leading voice on the need for significant reform and investments in child care and early education. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and management skills, attention to detail and organization, and a proven track record of managing multiple, complex projects in a fast-paced environment.

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Senior Policy Analyst, Race and Ethnicity Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Policy Analyst on the Race and Ethnicity Policy team. The Senior Policy Analyst’s responsibilities will include developing and executing research plans; providing data analysis; writing reports and other products; and engaging with other organizations, researchers, and advocates to conduct research and advance policy priorities. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to innovate and work across issue domains and must have a proven interest and respect for critical and intersectional thinking.

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Video Director

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.

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