Partnerships Associate/Partnerships Strategist, Digital Advocacy

Reports to: Director of Partnerships, Digital Advocacy
Staff reporting to this position: None
Department: Advocacy and Outreach
Position classification: Exempt, full time
Compensation range: $56,000–$64,400/$62,000–$74,400
Work site: Hybrid (on-site two days per week, Washington, D.C., office)


American Progress has an immediate opening for a Partnerships Associate or Partnerships Strategist to support its Digital Advocacy team’s coordination and amplification efforts to build the case for progressive policies and values.

With Americans facing an increasing volume of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and American Progress is committed to leading the way.

A strong candidate for this role will work as part of a team that builds relationships across the progressive political landscape in order to promote messaging and content, ultimately improving the performance and reach of progressive policy content online. They will have a keen interest in and understanding of relationship management, how content gets disseminated across platforms, progressive influencers and organizations, and the progressive landscape. The Partnerships Associate/Strategist’s responsibilities will include managing a digital community of partners, building individual relationships with progressive strategists and organizations, identifying opportunities for partner engagement and expansion, and supporting the execution of the Partnerships subteam’s overarching strategy.

The Partnerships Associate/Strategist will be part of a dynamic department that supports work across American Progress’ five crosscutting priorities:

  • Building an economy for all
  • Restoring social trust in democracy
  • Advancing racial equity and justice
  • Tackling climate change and environmental injustice
  • Strengthening health

This is a full-time position funded for one year, with opportunities for extensions. 


  • Help identify, track, cultivate, and strengthen American Progress’ external relationships with partners across the progressive landscape.
  • Manage a robust online community of more than 300 progressive partners, including daily content distribution, collaboration opportunities, and event planning and execution.
  • Own specified partnerships, serving as the lead point of contact and ensuring a strong relationship is established and maintained.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration and/or engagement between American Progress and its partners, including pitching content for promotion on social media, video collaborations, event opportunities, messaging strategy, and more.
  • Identify new potential partners and ways to expand and deepen American Progress’ work with both progressive political and nonpolitical voices.
  • Stay up to date on the latest trends and best practices for digital content and distribution.
  • Share feedback from and among partners on content performance, effective tactics, and emerging needs.
  • Track and report out on metrics and progress.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • At least two years of professional experience in partnerships, political organizing, and/or advocacy for the Partnerships Associate position; at least three years of the same experience for the Partnerships Strategist position.
  • Strong understanding of progressive policies and the broader progressive community of organizations, elected officials, and strategists; relationships within the progressive movement is a plus.
  • Expert networking skills, proactive, and a self-starter; ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to juggle multiple projects for different stakeholders, often in rapid-response or high-pressure situations.
  • Creative and committed to innovation and experimentation; open to developing new skills as needed.
  • Positive team player with a passion for and commitment to the values and ideals advanced by American Progress.

American Progress offers a full and competitive benefit package. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70. The Partnerships Associate position has a salary range of $56,000–$64,000, and the Partnerships Strategist position has a salary range of $62,000–$74,400.

American Progress’ hybrid work policy is posted on our Jobs page. Please visit this page for updates. Any changes to this policy will also be communicated at the time of hire.

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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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