Campaign Manager, LGBT Research and Communications Project

  • Reports to: Vice president, LGBT Research and Communications Project
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: LGBT Research and Communications Project
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time


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.


  • Help with strategic planning for team communications and press outreach across multiple issue domains.
  • Conduct outreach to partner and ally communications staff and help develop content and strategy around key initiatives.
  • Follow the local, state, and national political and policy conversations regarding LGBT issues, making strategic recommendations for engagement.
  • Draft public-facing remarks, including testimonies, op-eds, and talking points for members of the LGBT Research and Communications Project team, as well as American Progress executives and senior staff.
  • Facilitate team media appearances in conjunction with American Progress Press team.
  • Oversee and execute social media content development and strategy.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with media outlets.
  • Advance team policy priorities and showcase American Progress research through media appearances and presentations.
  • Oversee and facilitate story collection and storytelling efforts related to team priorities.
  • Track federal and state legislative and cultural developments around LGBT communities and issues.
  • Collaborate with other American Progress policy teams when needed.
  • Maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent writing, research, and verbal communication skills, with significant body of written work.
  • Ability to initiate and engage in creative approaches to advancing policy through multiple communications platforms.
  • Ability to work well both autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfort working under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with lay audiences and the media.
  • Knowledge of the legislative and administrative policy-making process.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least three years’ professional experience in policy development, advocacy, or communications.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Experience in the LGBT research and advocacy movement a plus.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70.

To apply

E-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to:

Or you may write to: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title and department of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

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