Join our Team!

Current job opportunities at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget include:

We also welcome interns with a focus other than fiscal policy. Other opportunities exist for those who would like experience in a fast-paced communications department or experience engaging with stakeholders and like-minded policy organizations.


Director of the Fiscal Institute, CRFB

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a bipartisan non-profit organization devoted to educating policymakers, the media and citizens about the fiscal challenges facing the country, as well as the possible solutions. The Committee is made up of some of the nation's leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

CRFB is in the midst of creating a Fiscal Institute to undertake larger studies related to fiscal and economic policy which are less directly tied to the day to day workings of Congress or immediate legislation.  Every year, the Fiscal Institute will run a number of initiatives on a variety of topics. Current initiatives include projects on disability insurance, broadening the social contract, budget process reforms, and an annual symposium on health reform. 

Responsibilities

The Director of the Fiscal Institute will oversee the creation and running of the initiatives working with other members of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s staff. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Developing concepts for new initiatives
  • Working with our grants manager to fundraise for initiatives
  • Providing research for projects, writing papers, commissioning outside work
  • Building high-level steering committees for the initiatives
  • Working with interested Congressional offices
  • Hosting high level conferences and events
  • Overseeing the day to day operations of the Fiscal Institute

This will be a senior position in the organization.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Policy and research experience in the field of economics and policy fields such as health, retirement, education, technology, and/or labor policy
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to self-direct, manage many moving pieces of a project, and participate well in a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong writing skills
  • An advanced degree and at least 15 years of experience

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to info@crfb.org. When applying, please write “Director, Fiscal Institute” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

This position is full-time and based in Washington, D.C. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary package is commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Deputy Policy Director

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact, seeks to hire a Deputy Policy Director to study and report on federal budget policies. This individual will contribute to the organization’s analysis of federal health, tax, budget, and economic policy issues. We are looking for a team player interested in writing, researching, and publishing new content, tracking and analyzing new legislation and approaches to federal budget policy and practice, and becoming part of a growing team of budget policy thought leaders.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and conduct budget policy research.
  • Assist in the management of a team of policy researchers and oversee the production of a variety of publications.
  • Write and edit policy papers, issue briefs, op-eds, memos and blog posts.
  • Evaluate academic literature, economic data, and relevant government reports.
  • Perform analysis of policy proposals, and participate in policy design efforts.
  • Estimate and extrapolate various budgetary policies.
  • Disseminate policy products and other information to policymakers on Capitol Hill, bloggers, reporters, and other interested parties.
  • Advise and assist the Campaign to Fix the Debt on various policy issues.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Prior knowledge of fiscal and budgetary policy and familiarity with CBO documents.
  • 5-15 years of experience in budget policy or related field.
  • Proven quantitative, analytical, and research skills.
  • Strong writing skills, especially the ability to communicate policy ideas and legislative proposals concisely and effectively to a diverse range of audiences
  • Ability to work in fast-paced team environments.
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel’s graphing and data manipulation functions.
  • Background in health care policy is preferred by not required.
  • A graduate degree in economics, public policy, or a related field is preferred.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and writing sample no longer than six pages to info@crfb.org. No phone calls, please. Salary package is commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Executive Administrative Assistant

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation's leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

The Executive Administrative Assistant will support the senior management team on a variety of tasks including group and individual scheduling, project management, event planning, coordination with board and senior organizational partners, and other projects as needed. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the President with her daily and travel schedules
  • Managing the senior team’s travel schedules
  • Coordinating internal office meetings including all-staff meetings and events
  • Assisting the Chief of Staff with internal project management
  • Acting as liaison to the Board of Directors and assisting with the planning and implementation of all Board and Committee meetings
  • Assisting in event planning and logistical support
  • Providing operational support including ordering supplies and troubleshooting office equipment
  • Assisting the database administrator with database integrity and data entry
  • Special projects as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to adapt to changing schedules and priorities in a fast-paced environment where efficient and effective collaboration is essential
  • Experience communicating with high level managers, including but not limited to elected officials and CEO’s
  • Exceptional organizational skills, proofreading skills, high-level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and willingness to remain current with upgrades to computer systems
  • Ability to learn and work in database systems including NGP.

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience scheduling or equivalent exposure in a similar working environment
  • BA or BS
  • Previous experience working on the Hill, in a think tank or foundation preferred

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to info@crfb.org. When applying, please write “Executive Administrative Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Salary package is commensurate with experience.

This position is full-time and based in Washington, D.C. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary package is commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Policy Analyst

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation's leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

The Policy Analyst will contribute to the organization’s analysis of federal tax, health, disability, budget, and economic policy issues. We are looking for a team player interested in writing, researching, and publishing new content, analyzing new legislation and approaches to federal budget policy, and becoming part of a growing team of fiscal policy thought leaders.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and conduct fiscal policy research.
  • Evaluate academic literature, economic data, and relevant government reports.
  • Write policy papers, issue briefs, op-eds, background memos, and blog posts.
  • Perform analysis of policy proposals and participate in new policy design efforts.
  • Estimate and extrapolate various budgetary estimates.
  • Assist media, external groups, and lawmakers on fiscal policy issues.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Prior knowledge and experience with fiscal policy, including familiarity with CBO documents.
  • Proven quantitative, analytical, and research skills.
  • Proven ability to work in fast-paced team environments.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel’s graphing and data manipulation functions.
  • Strong writing skills, especially the ability to communicate policy ideas and legislative proposals concisely and effectively to a diverse range of audiences.
  • Background in health care policy is preferred by not required.
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher, with major in economics, public policy, or a related field preferred.

How to Apply

This position is full-time and based in Washington, D.C. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and writing sample no longer than six pages to info@crfb.org. When applying, please write “Policy Analyst Application” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Salary and title commensurate with experience. Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.


Communications Intern

Applications are closed for the Summer., but we welcome applicants for the Fall.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is always looking for enthusiastic interns to join our team! We are a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating lawmakers and the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation’s leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Congressional Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

We welcome applications from highly motivated undergraduate or graduate students year-round, though interns typically work for one semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Interns may work full-time, or part-time while attending classes in the DC area. Interns work as a full member of our fast-paced communications team, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects according to their specific interest.

Responsibilities

  • Review the media every day for relevant articles about CRFB and its issues; circulate an overview to the CRFB president and staff
  • Contribute to press releases, policy explainers, and op-eds
  • Draft tweets and Facebook posts
  • Database research and management
  • Help maintain and update the website
  • Attend events related to fiscal and budget policy
  • Write blogs about fiscal issues
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • Enrollment in or recent completion of an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Interest in fiscal policy and budgetary & economic issues
  • Proven research and analytical skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience with and interest in social media
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • A flexible and enthusiastic team player

Application Process

E-mail resumé, cover letter, and one writing sample (no more than six pages) to info@crfb.org. No phone calls, please. When applying, please write "Communications Intern Application" in the subject line, along with the term you are applying for (e.g., Summer 2016). Applicants must be currently eligible to be employed in the United States. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.


Fiscal Policy Intern

Applications are closed for the Summer., but we welcome applicants for the Fall.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is always looking for enthusiastic interns to join our team! We are a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating lawmakers and the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation’s leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Congressional Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

We welcome applications from highly motivated undergraduate or graduate students year-round, though interns typically work for one semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Interns may work full-time, or part-time while attending classes in the DC area. Interns work as a full member of our policy team, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects according to their specific interest.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on taxes, entitlement programs, budgetary policy, and the economy;
  • Post daily blog entries on http://crfb.org/blog;
  • Attend and brief CRFB staff on high-level policy discussions and events;
  • Contribute to press releases, policy papers, and op-eds;
  • Maintain and update the website;
  • Track budget-related news;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Enrollment in or recent completion of an undergraduate or graduate program;
  • Interest in fiscal policy and budgetary & economic issues;
  • Proven research and analytical skills;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Familiarity with internet research tools;
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Be a flexible and enthusiastic team player.

Application Process

E-mail resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (no more than six pages) to info@crfb.org. No phone calls, please. When applying, please write "Intern Application" in the subject line, along with the term you are applying for (e.g., Summer 2016). Applicants must be currently eligible to be employed in the United States. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.


Intern

Applications are closed for the Summer., but we welcome applicants for the Fall.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is always looking for enthusiastic interns to join our team! We are a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating lawmakers and the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation’s leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Congressional Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

We welcome applications from highly motivated undergraduate or graduate students year-round. Hours are flexible. Interns may work full time, or part time while attending classes in the DC area, and are paid an hourly rate. Interns work as a full member of our team, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects according to their specific interest.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as an assistant to the Chief of Staff, supporting various management and administrative functions
  • Review media and relevant policy related websites for relevant articles about CRFB and its issues
  • Attend events related to fiscal and budget policy
  • Contribute to policy publications, papers, press releases, policy explainers, and op-eds
  • Support Social Media engagement by drafting tweets and Facebook posts
  • Write blogs about fiscal issues
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • Enrollment in or recent completion of an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Interest in fiscal policy and budgetary & economic issues
  • Proven research and analytical skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience with and interest in social media
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • A flexible and enthusiastic team player

Application Process

E-mail resumé and cover letter to info@crfb.org. No phone calls, please. When applying, please write "Intern Application" in the subject line, along with the term you are applying for (e.g., Spring or Summer 2016). Applicants must be currently eligible to be employed in the United States. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.