Junior Information Security Analyst

  • Reports to: Director, Technology and Security
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Technology
  • Position classification: Nonexempt, full time


American Progress is seeking a Junior Information Security Analyst to provide operational assistance and support to the Information Security team. The team is responsible for monitoring and responding to security threats, ensuring American Progress makes informed decisions about the responsible use of technology, and providing technical knowledge and expertise related to data security and protection.

The Junior Information Security Analyst will primarily focus on the operation and administration aspects of the Information Security team, performing initial analysis of threats against American Progress’ information systems, organizing and documenting processes, and educating staff on security best practices. The position is based in Washington, D.C, and reports to the Director of Technology and Security.

American Progress is keen to hear from people who consider themselves underrepresented in the security and/or technology communities—even if they feel they meet only some of the qualifications.


Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Operational support
    • Monitor and manage day-to-day IT security infrastructure.
    • Process, analyze, and respond to staff-submitted phishing emails.
    • Support the team in monitoring and evaluation, including tracking, collating, and analyzing data on security incidents and other ongoing security projects.
    • Monitor endpoint security alerts and real-time threat detention technologies to identify and quarantine threats. Take corrective action or escalate to the incident response function as a part of the Incident Response team.
    • Perform regular system and network audits and coordinate corrective actions to security posture.
    • Coordinate with the Desktop Support and Server Operations teams to ensure that systems are properly patched and security baselines are applied correctly.
  1. Administrative support
    • Train staff on security policies and best practices.
    • Maintain security asset supply requests, tracking, and inventory management, including security tokens, travel equipment, and other security hardware/software/accounts that are provided to staff on a temporary basis.
    • Organize and document security operations processes and procedures.
  1. Carry out other duties as required.


Education: A level of education that when combined with professional experience will adequately demonstrate the capability to contribute meaningfully to American Progress’ Information Security team. Candidates who have relevant academic degrees or security certifications are encouraged to apply, but this is a plus, not a requirement.

Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required.

Related skills and knowledge:

  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to synthesize content for public consumption is required.
  2. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks are required.
  3. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
  4. Proficiency in computer packages, including Microsoft Office applications, is required.
  5. Experience working with nongovernmental organizations is desirable.

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.

American Progress is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is more than a commitment at American Progress—it is the foundation of what we do. American Progress recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and all the other characteristics that make us unique.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org. For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaction.org.