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Assistant Editor

Assistant Editor

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Assistant Editor to join its Production team. The Assistant Editor serves primarily as a copyeditor for American Progress, helping assure the quality of publications ranging from research reports to daily columns. Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment, the Assistant Editor also helps with the daily production of the website.

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Associate Director, State Climate Policy

Associate Director, State Climate Policy

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated and organized professional to serve as Associate Director for State Climate Policy. This individual will have a strong climate policy, advocacy, and organizing background and an understanding of strategic program management.

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Associate Director/Director, Clean Energy and Conservation

Associate Director/Director, Clean Energy and Conservation

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director or Director of Clean Energy and Conservation on the Conservation Policy team within the Energy and Environment department. The United States’ transition to a clean energy economy will require new clean energy, transmission development, and a supply of clean energy materials. To fight the climate crisis while protecting communities and biodiversity, the United States cannot perpetuate the inequities of the old, dirty energy economy and must instead plan for smart siting of renewable energy and ethical sourcing of the materials required to transition. This individual will be responsible for leading American Progress’ work to develop and execute national and regional strategies and campaigns to support both conservation and clean energy goals. The ideal candidate will have strong management, strategic thinking, coalition-building, and writing skills, as well as deep organizational relationships throughout the climate, energy, and/or conservation policy world and a commitment to fighting environmental injustice. The Associate Director/Director will report to the Senior Director, Conservation.

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Development Operations Assistant

Development Operations Assistant

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Development Operations Assistant to join its Development department. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to effectively manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Reporting to the Director of Development Operations, the individual will be an integral member of the Development Operations unit and will increase the efficiency and efficacy of frontline fundraisers in the department.

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Director/Senior Director of Campaigns

Director/Senior Director of Campaigns

American Progress is seeking a Director/Senior Director of Campaigns to help lead the execution of its issue and electoral campaigns. The next year offers a unique opportunity to make significant gains in creating a more just and equitable country, anchored in an economy that works for all. American Progress is among the few progressive organizations with the capacity to engage in a broad range of policy and advocacy efforts on the economy over the next 15 months. This position offers an exciting opportunity for a developing manager and campaigner to engage on one of the most critical and enduring issues facing the progressive movement in America.

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Director/Senior Director, K-12 Education

Director/Senior Director, K-12 Education

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director or Senior Director of K-12 Education. This team lead position will be responsible for developing and communicating new policy ideas, managing staff, and coordinating projects across departments. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of K-12 education policy with expertise in one or more of the team’s core areas: equitable resource distribution across all schools; recruitment and retention of a well-trained and diverse educator workforce; innovations in the future of assessments and accountability for school quality; evidence-based strategies for protecting students’ civil rights; establishing a cradle-to-career continuum that ensures access to economic opportunity; and most crucially, an emphasis on racial equity through the application of a community-informed policymaking strategy cutting across all of these areas. In addition to representing the K-12 Education team among policymakers, media, and the public, the successful candidate will have a strong aptitude for managing people; extensive familiarity with legislative and regulatory processes; existing relationships with the K-12 policymaking community in Washington, D.C.; experience working with funders; and a collaborative vision for setting a research agenda and strategic direction.

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Donor Relations Manager

Donor Relations Manager

American Progress is seeking a Donor Relations Manager to join the Development department. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Donor Relations Manager is an important member of the department and will help support American Progress’ fundraising efforts, including board engagement. The Donor Relations Manager will provide administrative support to the CEO, Chief Development Officer, and Executive Office related to the management of their portfolios, prospect research, board engagement, and recruitment.

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Finance Associate

Finance Associate

American Progress is seeking a Finance Associate to assist with its budget and grant management. The Finance Associate will work together with the Budget team to advise project leads on budget management, including use of software, financial tracking, and expense forecasting. This individual will additionally support the Budget team in the development and reconciliation of forecasts as well as the management of grant financial proposals and reports. This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic and highly organized candidate who wants to learn about nonprofit operations at one of the leading think tanks in the country.

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Manager/Senior Manager, State and Local Government Affairs

Manager/Senior Manager, State and Local Government Affairs

American Progress is seeking a Manager or Senior Manager of State and Local Government Affairs. This position will focus its work on helping grow and maintain American Progress’ relationships with state and local elected officials, their staff, and key partners. The Government Affairs team works to promote progressive policies and ideas among members of Congress; state, local, and regional organizations and elected officials; and advocacy organizations and think tanks. The team also works to promote the work of American Progress’ Advocacy and Outreach department and policy teams with the progressive community at large.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Conservation Policy

Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Conservation Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening in its Energy and Environment department for a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst on the Conservation Policy team. This position will focus on conservation, natural climate solutions, responsible siting of the renewable energy infrastructure necessary for a clean energy future, analysis of fossil fuel markets, advocating for pollution-free public lands and ocean, and ensuring a just transition for communities.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Disability Justice Initiative

Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Disability Justice Initiative

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst with the Disability Justice Initiative. The team is looking for a Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst to promote policies on a broad range of issues that improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families, in particular around reproductive health care access and access to democracy. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the principles of disability justice and possess strong quantitative analysis skills. They should also have knowledge around policies and programs that specifically affect disabled individuals and their families.

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Prospect Research Manager

Prospect Research Manager

American Progress is seeking a Prospect Research Manager to join the Development department. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and able to effectively manage multiple priority projects in a fast-paced environment. The Prospect Research Manager will work at the direction of the Vice President of Development and in close collaboration with the Major Gifts Officer and Director of Major Gifts in the Development department to help shape a robust individual fundraising program that is centered around American Progress’ institutional priorities and designed to strategically grow the Individual Giving team’s pipeline of supporters over the next several years. This individual will research prospects, stay abreast of the philanthropic landscape, help develop briefings, and manage and implement prospect identification and pipeline development. The Prospect Research Manager will act as a strategic thought partner to the Vice President of Development in metric and goal development.

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Rapid Response Creative Producer/Senior Rapid Response Creative Producer, Digital Advocacy

Rapid Response Creative Producer/Senior Rapid Response Creative Producer, Digital Advocacy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Rapid Response Creative Producer or a Senior Rapid Response Creative Producer to join its growing Digital Advocacy team. The team’s mission is to develop innovative and compelling visual content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies and values. The ideal candidate must be comfortable working independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment where they must multitask, set priorities, and quickly produce engaging content. Political acumen, sensitivity to the complexities of policy issues, and the ability to engage with communications and policy experts are necessary for this position.

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Research Assistant, International Climate Policy

Research Assistant, International Climate Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant on the International Climate Policy team that sits within the Energy and Environment department. The position will support work and conduct research and analysis related to international climate mitigation and energy policy. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and research skills, an attention to detail, a commitment to addressing climate change through clean energy deployment and climate diplomacy, and a willingness to work on a wide range of policy issues.

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Salesforce Administrator

Salesforce Administrator

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Salesforce Administrator to join the Enterprise Data subteam of the Information Technology Services team. Salesforce is integrated into every phase of American Progress’ product life cycle—from fundraising, to billing time, to tracking work products, to outreach and analytics. Salesforce is also used for back-office processes such as onboarding, offboarding, and inventory.

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Senior Adviser, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Human Resources Strategy

Senior Adviser, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Human Resources Strategy

The Senior Adviser of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Human Resources (HR) Strategy is responsible for the development and implementation of the overall DEI program strategy and will support DEI initiatives across the organization. They will work closely with the Vice President of Human Resources and Executive team to develop the DEI and HR strategy for American Progress and partner with directors and employee resource groups to facilitate and prioritize DEI efforts in internal policies, processes, and employee engagement. They may also serve as a representative of American Progress on matters related to DEI with state associations, government agencies, private foundations, and the public.

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Senior Director, Energy and Environment Campaigns

Senior Director, Energy and Environment Campaigns

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Director for the Energy and Environment Campaigns team, the communication and advocacy arm for American Progress’ climate and conservation teams. The Senior Director will develop and execute a communications strategy for American Progress’ climate, energy, and conservation priorities; collaborate with internal and external partners; and manage a diverse and high-performing team of communications, campaign, and research staff. The ideal candidate will bring experience and strong commitment to working on energy, environmental, conservation, environmental justice, or climate change issues.

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Senior Director, Women’s Initiative

Senior Director, Women’s Initiative

The Senior Director for the Women’s Initiative will develop and promote robust progressive policies and affirmative solutions to ensure that all women can participate fully in the U.S. economy and live healthy and productive lives. This individual will centrally focus on the diverse experiences of women and the challenges they face in national policy debates, particularly in navigating a policy path forward for reproductive justice and abortion access. The team’s work will include creating and advancing policies to secure women’s health and bodily autonomy, economic stability, and equality, as well as access to equitable opportunities and other reproductive, civil, and human rights.

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Senior Human Resources Generalist

Senior Human Resources Generalist

The Senior Human Resources Generalist is responsible for completing a variety of tasks to support the daily operations of the Human Resources team. They provide generalist expertise, advice, and counsel in areas including recruiting, compensation, benefits, labor relations, employment law, health and safety, workers’ compensation, organizational development, performance management, onboarding, training, and relocation.

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Summer 2024 Content Strategy Internship

Summer 2024 Content Strategy Internship

American Progress’ Advocacy and Outreach department has an opening for a summer intern on the Content Strategy subteam of the Digital Advocacy team. The Advocacy and Outreach department works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders.

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Summer 2024 Database Internship

Summer 2024 Database Internship

American Progress is seeking a summer 2024 intern on the Information Technology Services team to support developing and managing the organization’s databases and reporting framework. Candidates should have significant experience with database manipulation and with platforms and software including but not limited to Salesforce and Microsoft Excel. Candidates also should be able to solve problems quickly in a fast-paced environment.

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Summer 2024 Digital Engagement Internship

Summer 2024 Digital Engagement Internship

American Progress’ Advocacy and Outreach department has an opening for a summer 2024 intern on the Engagement subteam of the Digital Advocacy team. The Advocacy and Outreach department works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders.

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Summer 2024 Digital Strategy and Communications Internship

Summer 2024 Digital Strategy and Communications Internship

American Progress has an opening for a summer 2024 intern on the Communications department’s Digital Strategy team. The Digital Strategy team collaborates with teams and individuals throughout the organization to increase American Progress’ reach, engagement, and impact in order to improve the lives of all Americans. Working with experts in policy, communications, government affairs, and development, the team helps amplify efforts through digital communications and technology to raise awareness of American Progress with strategic audiences and build relationships with progressive allies.

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Summer 2024 Facilities Internship

Summer 2024 Facilities Internship

American Progress is seeking a summer 2024 facilities intern who is highly motivated, organized, and detail oriented. The selected candidate will support the Office Services team on a variety of projects, including supporting the effective monitoring and maintenance of American Progress’ physical space, equipment, fixtures, and appliances. This individual will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service through a variety of facilities-related and front desk tasks that will include but not be limited to: greeting and directing visitors and guests; answering and redirecting phone calls; conference room setups; internal moves support; furniture relocations and light furniture repairs; supply inventory stocking and maintenance; and mail processing and distribution.

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Summer 2024 Human Resources Internship

Summer 2024 Human Resources Internship

American Progress is seeking a summer 2024 intern to join the Human Resources (HR) team. This individual will have a strong work ethic and passion for change and value diversity, equity, and inclusion; innovation; integrity; and social responsibility. The selected candidate will support the HR team on a variety of projects, including providing administrative and logistical support for the onboarding process, research, performance management, and benefits open enrollment. This internship provides opportunities for students to gain real-world experience by working on a wide range of HR projects and programs in a professional office environment.

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Summer 2024 National Security and International Policy Internship

Summer 2024 National Security and International Policy Internship

American Progress has an opening for two summer interns with its National Security and International Policy department. The department seeks to advance a strong progressive vision for U.S. foreign policy by developing innovative ideas and new coalitions to tackle pressing transnational issues such as climate change, economic prosperity, migration, and public health. The team works on a wide array of substantive issues and across a broad geographic scope: from East Asia to the Middle East and Turkey to Mexico and the Americas. Through this work, American Progress hopes to provide a practical road map showing how democracies and open societies can compete with alternative governing systems to bolster human security, protect democracy and accountability, and deliver results for all.

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Summer 2024 Research Internship

Summer 2024 Research Internship

American Progress’ Advocacy and Outreach department is seeking two summer 2024 interns on its Research subteam. The Advocacy and Outreach department works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders.

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Summer 2024 Structural Reform and Governance Internship

Summer 2024 Structural Reform and Governance Internship

American Progress has an opening for two full-time summer interns with the Structural Reform and Governance department. This department includes the Democracy Policy, Courts and Legal Policy, and Technology Policy teams as well as the Faith Initiative. The department is dedicated to taking swift action to strengthen the legal, institutional, digital, and informational guardrails of democracy and doing so in a way that equips the democratic process to serve as a force for good.

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Summer 2024 Video Internship

Summer 2024 Video Internship

Are you a budding filmmaker with a passion for social justice and progressive issues? American Progress has an opening for a summer 2024 intern to join the Communications department’s creative and fast-paced Video team. This team’s mission is to develop innovative and compelling video and graphic content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies and values.

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Summer 2024 Video Research Internship

Summer 2024 Video Research Internship

American Progress’ Advocacy and Outreach department is seeking a summer 2024 Video Research intern who is passionate about accountability and research-based evidence. The intern will play a crucial role in the Digital Advocacy team’s media monitoring and rapid-response efforts, searching databases and media platforms to provide video clips and assets. The intern’s work will contribute to the weekly production of video products across American Progress’ social media channels, ensuring messages are impactful and aligned with the organization’s goals. In addition, the intern will be responsible for monitoring media coverage trends and flagging relevant information to keep staff informed.

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Vice President, Democracy Policy

Vice President, Democracy Policy

The Vice President for Democracy Policy will lead the Democracy Policy team and coordinate American Progress’ crosscutting, organizationwide priority to restore social trust in democracy. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of democracy policy, including helping safeguard free and fair elections, creating effective institutions of government, and building a multiracial democracy that is reflective of all Americans. A successful candidate will have familiarity with legislative and regulatory processes and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with the democracy policymaking community in Washington, D.C.

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Vice President, Inclusive Economy

Vice President, Inclusive Economy

The Vice President for Inclusive Economy will lead American Progress’ economic policy team and coordinate American Progress’ crosscutting, organizationwide priority of building an economy for all. The Vice President will guide American Progress’ work to bring approaches for effectively and sustainably growing the economy, including by maximizing inclusion and equity. This effort is part of American Progress’ mission to improve the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country.

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Vice President/Senior Vice President, Digital Advocacy

Vice President/Senior Vice President, Digital Advocacy

American Progress seeks a highly motivated Vice President or Senior Vice President of Digital Advocacy with the ability to develop and manage a multifaceted digital communications and engagement program that helps advance and achieve the organization’s goals. The Vice President/Senior Vice President will work to position the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAP Action)—a multi-issue advocacy organization—as a hub within the progressive community. They will work closely with partners to develop and disseminate content across a range of issues and to advance a clear progressive narrative across digital platforms. This individual will manage one of the largest and most effective digital teams in progressive advocacy with a unique focus on maximizing organic digital communications.

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