Associate Director/Director of Ocean Policy - Center for American Progress

Post Date: 3/17/2023
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: Center for American Progress (CAP)
Position/Title/Fund: Associate Director/Director of Ocean Policy - Full-time
Deadline: March 29, 2023; Open until filled
Location: Hybrid (on-site two days per week, Washington, D.C., office)

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director or Director of Ocean Policy on the Conservation team in its Energy and Environment department. This role will be responsible for leading American Progress’ work to develop and execute national and regional strategies as well as campaigns to further its ocean policy, climate change, and clean energy goals. The ideal candidate will have strong management, strategic thinking, coalition-building, and writing skills, as well as established organizational relationships throughout the ocean policy world and a commitment to addressing conservation, climate change, and environmental injustice. The position will report to the Senior Director of Conservation Policy.

This role 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. The Director or Associate Director will be part of a dynamic department that supports work across American Progress’ five cross-cutting priorities:

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

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and preference will be given to applications received by March 29, 2023.

Include short responses of 200 words or less to the following prompts in the application:

  • Please provide examples of partners or coalitions you have worked with in past roles.
  • Please briefly describe a project that you created and then managed from start to finish.
  • How many total years of experience do you have in policy, advocacy, campaigning, organizing, and/or analysis?

American Progress offers a full and competitive benefits package. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is not represented by a union. The minimum salary for the Associate Director position is $77,000, and the minimum salary for the Director position is $92,000.