Center for American Progress

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.

Jan 13, 2022  
$56,000 yearly
Reports to:   Video Director, Production Staff reporting to this position:   None Department:   Communications Position classification:   Nonexempt, full time; Union - Level 4 Minimum compensation:   $56,000 Summary American Progress has an immediate opening for a full-time Events Video Producer to join its growing creative team. American Progress hosts a diverse range of events with progressive leaders and policy experts that highlight bold, innovative ideas to address the nation’s most pressing problems. The Production team is looking for applicants who can envision and create compelling videos to amplify American Progress’ events for its broadcast and beyond. A strong candidate for this role should have the technical skills to broadcast and live switch events. In collaboration with the Events team, the Events Video Producer will need the strategic perspective to produce, edit, and manage promotional material, in-program interstitials, and wrap-up/post-event...
Center for American Progress Washington D.C., DC, USA Full-Time
Jan 06, 2022  
$90,000 yearly
Reports to : Chief Financial Officer; Vice President, Finance Staff reporting to this position : Senior Budget Analyst; Budget Analysts (3) Department : Finance Position classification : Exempt, full time; Nonunion - Level 7 Minimum compensation : $90,000 Summary American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Budget, Planning, and Forecasting. The Director will provide leadership in budget development, financial planning, reporting, analysis, grant management, and compliance. They will work closely with team leads and development staff to prepare, monitor, and report to all stakeholders, as well as oversee grant and departmental budgets, forecasts, and periodic fiscal reporting. The position requires strong technological, organizational, analytic, and writing abilities, as well as an ability to effectively lead and communicate with others throughout American Progress to maintain fiscal control at all times. The Director of Budget, Planning,...
Center for American Progress Washington D.C., DC, USA Full-Time
Jan 04, 2022  
$75,000 - $100,000 yearly
Reports to : Senior Director, Enterprise Systems and Procurement Staff reporting to this position : None Department : Technology Position classification : Exempt, full time; Nonunion - Level 6 Minimum compensation : $75,000 Summary The Data Warehouse Developer will deliver integration solutions to American Progress. The position will focus on automating integrations between various business systems, including Unanet, Paycom, Salesforce, data services, and data warehouse systems. The successful candidate will perform technical administration duties for data warehouse development, programming, and maintenance. The Data Warehouse Developer will be driven by 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.” They will join a dynamic team of colleagues to assist in strengthening the team’s...
Center for American Progress Washington D.C., DC, USA Full-Time
Dec 23, 2021  
$70,000 - $80,000 yearly
Reports to:   Director of Design Staff reporting to this position:   Associate Director of Design: Social Media Design Associate/Graphic Designer Department:   Advocacy and Outreach Position classification:   Exempt, full time Minimum compensation:   $62,000/$75,000 Summary American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Social Media Designer or Associate Director of Design to join a growing creative team within the Advocacy and Outreach department. The department’s mission is to develop innovative and compelling visual content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies, values, and candidates. The successful candidate will work as part of a team that creates infographics, advertisements, websites, email newsletters, and videos. The Senior Social Media Designer’s responsibilities will include providing across-the-board design support for the department’s social channels and partners and staying up to date with the latest political...
Center for American Progress Washington D.C., DC, USA Full-Time
Dec 22, 2021  
$56,000 yearly
Reports to : Art Director Staff reporting to this position : None Department : Production Position classification : Exempt, full time; Union - Level 4 Minimum compensation : $56,000 Summary American Progress is seeking a versatile and creative Digital Designer to join the Art team. This individual will work as part of a team to produce websites and webpage layouts; social media graphics; data visualizations; web figures and graphics; print reports; marketing materials; and event branding. The Digital Designer will develop creative design solutions to help American Progress grow a modern, forward-thinking digital strategy and communicate progressive ideas and arguments through clear, visually compelling design. The position’s primary responsibilities will include webpage and social media asset design as well as branding work and layout and production of print publications. This role will be driven by American Progress’ mission “to improve the lives of all...
Center for American Progress Washington D.C., DC, USA Full-Time
Dec 03, 2021  
$140,000 yearly
Reports to:   Executive Vice President, Communications Staff reporting to this position:   None Department:   Communications Position Classification:   Exempt, full time; Nonunion - Level 9 Minimum compensation:   $140,000 Summary American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Adviser for Communications, who will work with the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Advocacy Department to manage media relations and other external communications. This person will serve as a strategist, working closely with the president of CAP Action to develop and implement communications plans for CAP Action’s programs and priorities. The Senior Adviser will work closely with other CAP Communications staff and with counterparts at allied organizations to align messaging and press strategies. They will also work side by side with the Advocacy Department’s digital communications, campaigns, and research teams and play a leadership role in developing CAP Action’s...
Center for American Progress Washington D.C., DC, USA Full-Time
Dec 02, 2021  
$56,000 - $62,000 yearly
Reports to:   Managing Director, K-12 Education Policy Staff reporting to this position:   None Department:   Education Position Classification:   Exempt, full time Minimum compensation:   $56,000/$62,000 Summary American Progress has an immediate opening for an Outreach and Engagement Manager or Senior Outreach and Engagement Manager for K-12 Education Policy. The Manager/Senior Manager will work under the direction of the team lead for K-12 Education Policy to implement the team’s community-informed policymaking strategy. This will include supporting direct engagement with stakeholders closest to a variety of education policy issues such as applying an explicit racial equity lens to education policymaking; recruiting and retaining effective teachers and principals; providing equitable access to K-12 opportunities in preparation for the future of work; and reimagining public education to work for all students. The successful candidate will conduct research and...
Center for American Progress Washington, D.C. Full-Time
Dec 02, 2021  
$75,000 - $85,000 yearly
Reports to:   Senior Director, Development, Individual and Corporate Giving Staff reporting to this position:   None Department:   Development Position Classification:   Exempt, full time; Nonunion - Level 6 Minimum compensation:   $75,000 Summary American Progress seeks an experienced front-line political or nonprofit fundraiser who is a self-starter with strong communications skills and the ability to manage competing priorities to join the growing Development team as Major Gifts Officer. This individual will pursue and capitalize on emerging opportunities for major gifts and corporate fundraising. Reporting to the Senior Director for Individual and Corporate Giving, the Major Gifts Officer will also work with executive and senior American Progress staff. They will own a robust fundraising portfolio as part of a team raising $22 million in year 1.   This position has a budgeted salary of $85,000. This position is ideal for a deadline-driven, detail-oriented, and...
Center for American Progress Washington, D.C. Full-Time
Dec 02, 2021  
$55,000 yearly
Reports to:   Deputy Chief of Staff Staff reporting to this position:   None Department:   Executive Office Position Classification:   Exempt, full time; Nonunion - Level 2 Minimum compensation:   $55,000 Summary American Progress is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Assistant to the President. This role serves as the primary assistant to American Progress’ President and calls for an exceptional, highly organized individual with unwavering attention to detail who is guided by 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.” Duties will include managing the President’s schedule, staffing the President, and ensuring that the President is prepared for daily objectives. This position involves providing both administrative and research support to senior executives who rely heavily...
Center for American Progress Washington, D.C. Full-Time
Dec 02, 2021  
$56,000 yearly
Reports to:   Director, Broadcast Communications Staff reporting to this position:   None Department:   Communications Position Classification:   Exempt, full time; Union - Level 4 Minimum compensation:   $56,000 Summary American Progress has an immediate opening for a Broadcast Media Manager. This position involves leading the organization’s radio and podcast strategy, including pitching, booking, and preparing staff for interviews on radio and podcasts. The Broadcast Media Manager will also serve as the lead producer of the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s podcast, “The Tent.” They will lead production meetings, edit and produce a new episode every week, oversee the podcast’s booking producer in securing guests, help prepare the host for interviews, brainstorm and execute ideas around promotion in conjunction with the podcast’s digital producer, and coordinate with other members of the Press team on overall production of the podcast. Additionally, the...
Center for American Progress Washington, D.C. Full-Time