Job Overview

The mission of American Compass is to restore an economic consensus that emphasizes the importance of family, community, and industry to the nationā€™s liberty and prosperity. The policy and program manager is responsible for the programming that we develop to serve our broad network of aligned policy professionals and groups, including: first and foremost, our membership group; second, policymakers and staff; and third, other likeminded organizations. This role offers significant opportunity for growth within the organization, developing in-depth expertise, and establishing a public profile. The ideal candidate will have experience in policy analysis and enthusiasm for building the relationships and institutions that create momentum for political change.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as a full benefit package. The role is based in our Washington office with flexibility for some remote work.

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General Responsibilities

  • Expand and nurture the American Compass membership group, including recruitment and onboarding, event conception/planning/execution, and management of tech infrastructure
  • Collaborate with other members of the American Compass team to develop policy recommendations; conduct research to support policy development
  • Create and manage channels for sharing American Compassā€™s work with its broader coalition, e.g., newsletters, trainings, retreats, salon dinners, discussion groups, etc.
  • Build strong relationships with members and partner organizations, providing resources and support to help them achieve their own goals
  • Draft written materials and presentations to facilitate discussion of American Compassā€™s research and policy recommendations


  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in fields that require engagement with American politics and public policy, including at least some work focused on one or more specific policy issues
  • Strong understanding of, and commitment to, the American Compass mission
  • Collegial and outgoing attitude and a passion for bringing together groups of people with shared interests and helping them succeed
  • Combination of firm personal convictions and a spirit of intellectual generosity in engagement with people who hold widely differing views
  • Ability to convey complex concepts clearly and succinctly in writing and when speaking
  • Well organized, careful planner; track record of managing multiple projects simultaneously

To apply, send resume and cover letter toĀ

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