The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is seeking a Senior Fellow to provide technical assistance in formulating, establishing, and advancing FGA policy reforms. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who loves to dig into the nuts and bolts of a policy and really understand it, but who also loves to sit down with a governor’s chief of staff or a legislative leader to share those ideas and help them overcome obstacles to implementing the reforms in their state.
The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is seeking a seasoned leader to oversee its Outreach team, which encompasses both government affairs (80%) and donor outreach (20%). This team is responsible for the relationships with all FGA’s key audiences: federal executive officials, members of Congress, governors, state agency leaders, state legislators, and donors. The Outreach team includes about a dozen staff and nearly thirty high-level contractors, mostly government affairs professionals, and its 2019 budget is $7 million.
In 2014, Joe Maddon became the coach of the Chicago Cubs. A year later he won Manager of the Year and two years after that he led the supposedly cursed team to its first World Series title in 108 years. How? Not because he was the best baseball player—he never made it past the minor leagues—but because he was capable of building a team that truly functioned as one, with the trust, clarity, focus, and accountability needed to turn a collection of individual stars into a championship team.