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24 Jun 2020

Full-Time Executive Director

CampaignforAccountability – Posted by CampaignforAccountability Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

Government Accountability Nonprofit Seeks Executive Director to Lead Dynamic Team

Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a non-profit government watchdog organization focused on public accountability, is seeking an executive director to oversee the organization’s day to day activities.

Campaign for Accountability

CfA is a small nonprofit dedicated to uncovering ethical problems and malfeasance in public life.  CfA investigates federal and state officials, corporate malfeasance, and, through the Tech Transparency Project, large technology companies. CfA uses the law creatively to hold bad actors accountable.  To learn more about CfA, please visit our website:


The Ideal Candidate

This position is a unique opportunity for an experienced lawyer or policy expert to oversee CfA’s accountability efforts. The executive director oversees CfA’s legal actions, press communications, administrative functions, and interactions with outside organizations.  The ideal candidate will either be an attorney or have deep familiarity with the law and is comfortable speaking with media. CfA seeks candidates with experience in some combination of technology policy, ethics issues, and government transparency, as well as experience making open records requests, knowledge of federal ethics laws, and familiarity with lobbying and campaign finance regulations.

This position is (or will be post-Covid) located in Washington, DC.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Draft CfA’s core products, including:
    • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests;
    • State open records requests;
    • Requests for investigations;
    • Letters to federal officials;
    • Investigative reports;
    • Op eds.
  • Supervise all of CfA’s written materials, including website content, press releases, newsletters, social media posts, and communications with CfA’s donors.
  • Manage CfA’s litigation and review work of outside counsel.
  • Serve as CfA’s primary spokesperson to media outlets and maintain relationships with journalists.
  • Conceive of and manage the execution of long-term research projects to investigate new areas of unethical conduct.
  • Oversee all financial, operational, and administrative functions, working in tandem with CfA’s CFO.
  • Represent CfA in all external relationships including with partner organizations, investigators, legislators, and supporters.
  • Monitor news developments and conduct research to spot potential legal actions.
  • Manage CfA’s staff and hire new employees when positions become vacant.



  • 7 years of experience working in government, advocacy, journalism, or politics.
  • Experience managing a team of individuals.
  • Law degree or experience and familiarity with open records laws.
  • Familiarity with regulatory environment pertaining to technology companies.
  • Proven track record of conceiving and executing creative investigative strategies.
  • Strong organizational and project-management abilities.
  • Exceptional writing, research, and verbal communications skills.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Instinct to cooperate and work with others.


Additional Information

Campaign for Accountability is an equal opportunity employer.  Minorities, women, persons with disabilities, LGBT individuals, and veterans encouraged to apply.

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous and comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

Please send a one-page cover letter describing your relevant experience and interest along with your resume to with Executive Director in the subject line. Please indicate in your submission email how you heard about this opening.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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