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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Director of Development executes the fundraising efforts for individual, corporate, and labor donors within the Development team. The Director engages the institution’s donors in the work and impact of American Progress while expanding the donor base to increase support. This position is ideal for a fundraiser who is entrepreneurial and has a track record of motivating others to succeed. The Director manages a team of three and will also carry a personal portfolio of high-level donors. The position works closely with the Vice President of Development and the Director of Foundation Relations on the strategy for meeting the organization’s annual fundraising goals.
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.
The Director/Senior Director of Criminal Justice Reform Policy will work with key policy teams and senior leadership at American Progress to formulate and implement the team’s criminal justice reform priorities. The Director/Senior Director will be tasked with driving all legislative advocacy initiatives related to criminal justice, as well as developing effective and high-impact policy solutions to communicate these initiatives to stakeholders. The right candidate will be a dynamic leader capable of driving an agenda to transform criminal justice reform through the development of evidence-based policy, creative communications, and effective stakeholder engagement. Title will be commensurate with experience.
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.
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.
American Progress seeks a highly skilled and motivated Payroll and Benefits Manager with two to four years of recent experience processing payroll and administering benefits plans for a medium-sized organization. The ideal candidate has experience working with a human resource information system, or HRIS, in a nonprofit environment. The ideal candidate takes a “big picture” view and is prepared to implement change and new processes to make the department more efficient. Although this position will primarily focus on payroll and benefits administration, it will also serve as support for the HR Generalist and HR Director.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst for the Immigration Policy team. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of strong research and written work, and will be familiar with the current policy debates on immigration. The position will 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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst in the LGBT Research and Communications Project. The ideal candidate will have a background in health, economic, or social sciences and a strong familiarity with federal and/or state public policy in the United States related to LGBT issues. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong knowledge of research and policy related to economic security and the needs of low-income communities. Job responsibilities include data analysis, conducting literature reviews, writing reports and other products, dissemination planning and execution, and engaging with other organizations, researchers, and advocates to conduct research and advance policy priorities. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to innovate and work across issue domains, with a proven interest and respect for critical and intersectional thinking.
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.
American Progress seeks a Receptionist to staff its primary reception area. The Receptionist will be the first point of contact for all guests. The person in this position will be responsible for a variety of day-to-day tasks, including answering phones, coordinating shipments, and training staff on the phone system. As part of the Administration team, the Receptionist will assist with various administrative functions on an as-needed basis.
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.
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.
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.
American Progress is seeking a full-time Special Assistant for Legal Progress. Legal Progress is the legal policy and communications program for American Progress. Its mission is to make the American legal system more progressive by educating the public about why the courts, and decisions made by the courts, matter, highlighting what’s at stake for progressives and providing a conduit for the public to take action around the courts, particularly around judicial nominations and confirmations.
The Vice President for Energy Policy has principal responsibility for day-to-day management and must possess the substantive expertise to set the strategic direction for American Progress’ Energy Policy team. The Vice President represents the Energy Policy team to other Center for American Progress and Center for American Progress Action Fund teams and to the organization’s senior leadership. The Vice President also serves as the Center’s principal point of contact and manages the team’s relationships with outside NGOs and other organizations, especially those in the energy and environmental policy arena.