Sunlight is seeking candidates for executive director

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Sunlight Foundation

Earlier this year, Sunlight Foundation Co-Founder and Chairman Mike Klein wrote of the history of our organization and our need to find a new executive director. Since that time, the board of directors has created a three-member Executive Director Search Committee to guide the process of hiring. I chair this committee and Sue Gardner, along with Mike Klein, serve on it as well.

The committee is charged with designing and running the executive director recruitment process, and for selecting a finalist candidate to recommend to the full board for its approval. Communications Director Jenn Topper serves as staff liaison.

We’ve hired Lisa Grossman of m/Oppenheim Associates to lead the search. Now we’re ready to open the search and make a broad callout for our next leader. Here’s a three-page position description providing details on the organization as well as the responsibilities, experience, and characteristics of the executive director. Here’s a snip:

Sunlight seeks a visionary who will lead the organization’s work in producing more accountable, transparent politics & government, using the tools of journalism, technology, and open data, as well as effective advocacy, policy analysis, partnerships and programs.

If you are that person, contact Lisa today at (650) 323-3565 or

If you have any inkling that you are for Sunlight and Sunlight is for you, we want to hear from you.

Sunlight Foundation Executive Director Position Description by Sunlight Foundation on Scribd