The Heritage Foundation has hired the executive search firm CarterBaldwin to assist in its search for a new president, according to a notification obtained by POLITICO.
The job listing, circulated by the Atlanta-based search firm on Tuesday, says the next president of the conservative think tank “has a historic opportunity to build strategically on the organization’s success, to promote unity within the conservative movement, and to positively address current public policy challenges facing our nation.” A spokesman for the Heritage Foundation did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
The top job at the influential conservative institution opened up in early May when the Heritage Foundation’s board of directors unexpectedly pushed out former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, who had led the organization since 2012, citing “significant and worsening management issues that led to a breakdown of communication and trust.”
Here is Think Tank Watch's ultimate guide to what happened at Heritage earlier this year that led to Jim DeMint's ouster.
The job as Heritage president earned DeMint $1.1 million in 2015, the highest of any of think tank head in the world.