Deputy Policy Director

18 Apr, 2021


Deputy Policy Director

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Washington, DC

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (Committee) is a nonpartisan, 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, and the Government Accountability Office.

Position Summary: 

The Deputy Policy Director will assist in managing the production of studies and reports 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 helping to lead a team of budget policy experts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and conduct budget policy research
  • Manage 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
  • Serve as liaison between the policy team and the organization’s President, Senior Vice President, and department heads
  • 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 estimates
  • Disseminate policy products and other information to policymakers on Capitol Hill, bloggers, reporters, and other interested parties


Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Prior knowledge of fiscal and budgetary policy and familiarity with CBO documents
  • 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 environment
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel’s graphing and data manipulation functions
  • Background in health care policy is preferred but 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 When applying, please write “Deputy Policy Director” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Salary package is commensurate with experience.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. The Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

Job posted: 2021-04-18