Director/Deputy Director of Health Policy

01 May, 2020


Director/Deputy Director of Health Policy

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Washington, DC

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.

In 2019, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget launched a new project to develop health policy options with an emphasis on making health care more affordable across all payers and reducing the costs of federal health programs. The Committee is seeking a Director or Deputy Director of Health Policy to lead or co-manage the project to develop new and innovative policy options, estimate potential savings, write issue briefs and participate in efforts to disseminate and socialize the options among policymakers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead or co-manage a project to develop and publish health savings options — title and level of responsibility commensurate with experience
  • Lead analysis of potential effects of policy options, including estimates of budgetary and other system savings
  • Manage the work of a team of analysts
  • Coordinate with project partners
  • Evaluate academic literature, economic data, CMS data, relevant government reports, congressional proposals, and other organizational research
  • Write policy papers, issue briefs, op-eds, background memos and blog posts
  • Writing and submitting grant proposals to expand the Committee’s capacity to monitor, analyze and explain federal health policy proposals
  • Assisting the Committee’s policy team with analyzing health policy proposals


  • Extensive experience in health policy, knowledge of budgetary policy and the legislative process, and familiarity with CBO cost estimates and related reports
  • Proven quantitative, analytical, and research skills
  • Experience conducting or managing advanced data analysis projects
  • Ability to work in fast-paced team environment
  • Strong writing skills, especially the ability to communicate policy ideas and legislative proposals concisely and effectively to a diverse range of audiences
  • A graduate degree in economics, public policy, or a related field is preferred

How 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 “Director, Health Policy” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.

Job posted: 2020-05-01