Special Assistant, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative
American Progress - Washington, DC

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American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. The Special Assistant is an essential member of the team; he or she is responsible for managing collaborations with American Progress policy teams and external groups, doing research, and managing systems that strengthen our work. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a creative, well-organized, and self-motivated person who is knowledgeable about religion and public life and committed to working for social justice.

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct research and provide editing for reports and projects.
  • Write short analytic and rapid-response pieces for our website.
  • Monitor news on selected issues.
  • Organize meetings and public events and manage related details.
  • Serve as intern coordinator by reviewing applications and interviewing and hiring interns.
  • Serve as liaison to other policy teams, departments, and organizations.
  • Provide staff support to team, including arranging travel and accommodations and processing and filing forms. Provide other administrative support to assist with the management of the team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements and qualifications:
  • Excellent research, writing, and verbal communications skills.
  • Proven ability to multitask, prioritize, take initiative, and organize in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with policy and cultural issues relevant to our policy teams.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to work in high-pressure situations and occasionally work long hours.
  • Commitment to American Progress’s mission and goals.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of religion, politics, and public life.
  • Experience working for a nonprofit advocacy organization.
Please include a writing sample with your application.

American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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