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- Communications and Advocacy Associate, Poverty to Prosperity Program, DC, USA

Communications and Advocacy Associate, Poverty to Prosperity Program
Center for American Progress

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Location: USA –
Washington, DC

Description –

  • Reports to: Associate director of advocacy, Poverty to Prosperity Program
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Poverty to Prosperity Program
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time


American Progress has an immediate opening for a communications and advocacy associate with the Poverty to Prosperity Program. This position will work to lift up and advance opportunities and strategies to cut poverty and boost opportunity. The majority of this position’s time will be dedicated to the Hands Off campaign, an American Progress-led coalition focused on stopping cuts to basic living standards such as health care and nutrition in the upcoming congressional budgets. Strong media sensibilities, familiarity with progressive issue-based campaigns, attention to detail, and a commitment to advancing progressive anti-poverty policies are a must.


  • Produce timely written materials for the Hands Off campaign and other priorities for the Poverty to Prosperity Program, including talking points, newsletters, and fact sheets.
  • Field requests from advocates, policymakers, and experts on materials for the Hands Off campaign and other priorities for the Poverty to Prosperity Program.
  • Help plan events as part of the Hands Off campaign and other priorities for the Poverty to Prosperity Program.
  • Devise and draft rapid response social media posts about legislative and executive actions.
  • Draft social media for the Poverty team’s platforms, including Twitter and Facebook.
  • Support outreach and advocacy around the team’s policy priorities as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Requirements and qualifications:      

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • One to three years of professional experience, preferably in communications or political campaigns.
  • Experience editing and/or writing for a broad digital audience.
  • Exceptional editing, writing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of progressive policy and politics and how they intersect with the Poverty team’s priorities.
  • Basic graphic design experience is a plus.
  • Sound editorial and ethical judgment.
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to work under pressure and on tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously, with attention to deadlines and sometimes rapidly changing needs.
  • Commitment to the Poverty team’s mission and goals.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Understanding of best practices for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
  • Experience with Salesforce or another customer relationship management system is a plus.
  • Familiarity with economic and anti-poverty policies and related issues is a plus.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70.

To apply

E-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Or you may write to: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title and department of the job you are applying for in the subject line. 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.

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Posted on 9 September 2017
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