American Oversight: Strategic Partnerships Director

  • June 01, 2021

About - American OversightAmerican Oversight is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to accountability at all levels of government. We use targeted public records requests and litigation to expose evidence of corruption, abuses of power, or conflicts of interest. 

This job is about relationships. The ideal candidate will be passionate about accountability and irrepressibly collaborative. 

This is a leadership position–the director will serve as a key liaison between the entire American Oversight team and allies–so we anticipate strong candidates will have five or more years of relevant experience, as well as a demonstrated interest in government accountability and transparency.  

  • Build and strengthen senior-level relationships with partners, expanding our influence with peer organizations. 
  • Represent American Oversight in meetings with allied organizations and government staffers, through webinars, and in other outward facing opportunities.
  • Step up in coalitions by offering to draft group letters and position papers, coordinate working groups, and facilitate communication with political leaders.
  • Work with partners to develop ideas for open record requests and keeping them updated on the progress of filed requests.
  • Coordinate with AO research, communications, and legal staff members to meet partner goals.
  • Serve as go-between for AO communications staff and partners to coordinate messaging opportunities and to amplify impact.  
  • Keep track of commitments to partners and coordinate internally to make sure AO is meeting them.
  • Prepare regular reports on communications with other organizations to keep AO leadership updated.
  • Maintain awareness of the roles and responsibilities of other AO staffers and seek opportunities to include them in relevant meetings with partners, Congress, and other government officials.
  • Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five years of experience in a similar role with a track record of success in partnership development. However, we encourage you to apply if you meet the other qualifications for the role but have less experience.
  • Exceptional writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Confidence to speak out and step up in shared spaces.
  • Entrepreneurial approach to developing relationships
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders and coalitions.
  • Interest in government ethics and accountability; familiarity with open records work preferred.
  • Sound judgment in anticipating reaction of partner groups to our efforts.
  • Outstanding ability to work collaboratively.
  • Strong project management skills and detail-oriented.
  • Quick learner willing to develop fluency across a wide swath of policy areas.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at soon as possible. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

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