Open Positions

Operations Manager

The Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to government transparency and accountability, is looking for a smart, organized and entrepreneurial new team member to help us deliver the next stage of our mission. The Operations Manager will report to the Executive Director, and will work closely with every member of our staff. Key qualifications include experience in financial management and accounting, human resources, vendor management, and logistical support, including coordinating staff travel and events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Financial management, including compliance, budgets, financial reporting, and accounting

  • Lead benefits administration, human resources management

  • Supervise an annual audit, the Form 990 and other tax filings

  • Manage organizational information, including sensitive information

  • Administer travel, event, and office logistics

  • Maintain aspects of the organization’s website

  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Two to four years of relevant office experience, including accounting or bookkeeping.

  • Proficient in the use of office software, preferably including Quickbooks Online, WordPress, and G (Google) Suite

  • A detailed-oriented, well-organized work style

  • A willingness to both learn and develop a variety of business processes

  • Motivation to contribute to a vibrant workplace, and strengthen Sunlight’s pursuit of our mission

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Paid medical, prescription and dental coverage; disability and life insurance. Retirement plan with matching funds. Generous paid vacation, holiday, sick leave and family and medical leave benefits. Metro benefits and Flexible Spending Account.

This is a full-time position based at Sunlight Foundation’s Washington D.C. office.

To apply, please send your resume, a statement of interest, a writing sample or other relevant work and two references to, with the phrase “Operations Manager” in the subject line. Principals only. No phone calls, please.

The Sunlight Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability or veteran status. Sunlight is a nonpartisan organization.

Why Work at Sunlight?

The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all.

We are passionate about open government and excited to make a difference. Feel the same way? Join us!

The Sunlight Foundation offers competitive salary and benefits with Metro-adjacent offices next to the White House.

Full-time benefits include:

  • Paid medical, prescription and dental coverage; disability and life insurance
  • Retirement plan with matching funds
  • Generous paid vacation, holiday, sick leave and family and medical leave benefits
  • Metro benefits and Flexible Spending Account
  • Working in a fun and dedicated environment

The Sunlight Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.