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Director, Financial Regulatory and Corporate Governance Policy

  • Reports to: Vice President, Economic Policy
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Economic Policy
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time; Nonunion - Level 7
  • Minimum compensation: $90,000


American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Financial Regulatory and Corporate Governance Policy. We are looking for someone who is widely experienced in the area and is familiar with existing federal regulatory and supervisory approaches. This individual should be knowledgeable of market practices, financial market structure, successful practices in banking regulation, capital markets and corporate governance, antitrust, and the policies of other advanced economies and multilateral institutions. They will have a demonstrated ability to develop and advocate for progressive ideas that support investor protection, market integrity, financial market stability, capital formation, and the overall competitiveness and inclusiveness of our economy.


  • Direct the workstream on financial markets regulation and corporate governance, including financial market regulation, banking supervision, corporate governance, and antitrust, as well as the relationship of those areas with environmental, social, governance, and labor issues.
  • Conduct original research and analysis of financial regulatory and supervisory policy, corporate governance, and the incorporation of climate risks into these policies.
  • Research legislative and administrative financial regulatory, supervisory, and corporate governance policy.
  • Develop, implement, and manage the production and distribution of policy portfolios and products.
  • Lead the coordination and planning of meetings and events.
  • Maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Manage and supervise staff as needed, either directly or on tasks and projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced degree in economic policy-related field or JD is preferred.
  • At least eight years of professional experience related to financial markets and regulation or corporate governance is preferred for the position.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Ability to work well on a team and to convene stakeholders with different interests.
  • Flexibility as a teammate, particularly in connecting elements of financial regulation to other policy issues and in working toward broader economic policy goals.
  • Effective project management skills and the ability to manage and mentor staff.
  • A commitment to equity in policymaking.
  • Comfort working under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Proven ability to manage consultative process.
  • Nonprofit experience—with both 501 (c)(3) and 501 (c)(4) organizations—and think tank experience are a plus.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.

American Progress offers full and competitive benefit packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is budgeted for $115,000.

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.

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