Campaign Manager, Early Childhood Policy

  • Reports to: Vice President, Early Childhood Policy
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Early Childhood Policy
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time


American Progress has an immediate opening for a Campaign Manager to join the Early Childhood Policy team. The Campaign Manager will help advance a progressive agenda for early childhood at the federal, state and local levels, promoting action on child care, preschool, and other programs that impact children from birth to 5 years old. The ideal candidate will combine significant project management experience with strategic thinking, communications, and advocacy in order to promote the progressive early childhood agenda.


  • Manage daily operations of coalition work with partner organizations at the national, state, and local levels, leading meetings, developing agendas, executing follow-up actions, and maintaining frequent communication with partners.
  • Plan and execute events and advocacy activities on child care, preschool, and other early childhood policies and programs.
  • Engage members of Congress on progressive child care policy by organizing meetings, planning in-state events, and drafting materials for engagement.
  • Develop toolkits, op-eds, videos, social media content, and other advocacy materials to advance progressive action on early childhood at the national and state levels.
  • Plan and execute the rollout of early childhood team products—such as reports, issue briefs, and fact sheets—in order to reach a range of audiences and maximize the impact of American Progress’ work.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least four years of experience in a related advocacy, policy, or campaign position.
  • A proven track record of project management.
  • The ability to think creatively and strategically to move a policy agenda forward.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write in a variety of formats—such as op-eds, talking points, and social media platforms.
  • Strong attention to detail as well as organization skills.
  • The ability to multitask and to set priorities under tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team and across organizations.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with a demonstrated record of early childhood advocacy and campaign work.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

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

To Apply

Please follow the link below to the online application. When completing the application, be sure to combine your cover letter and resume/CV into one Word or PDF file and upload this combined document. The system does not allow for multiple files.

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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