Program Associate

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a nonpartisan nonprofit 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. The Committee is home to a number of projects including the campaign to Fix the Debt, which is a coalition of business, civic, advocacy and community leaders who want to see elected officials step up to solve our nation’s fiscal challenges.

The Program Associate will contribute to the organization’s legislative and policy efforts in the areas of federal budget, tax, health, Social Security, and economic policy. We are looking for a team player who has previous Hill experience as well as a strong commitment to advocating for responsible fiscal policies.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supporting the legislative team in maintaining working relationships with Congressional offices
  • Tracking and summarizing hearings, floor action, and other legislative developments
  • Assisting in the planning and executing of events including member and staff policy briefings
  • Coordinating with policy team to disseminate policy papers, issue briefs, op-eds, background memos, and blog posts to the Hill
  • Scheduling member and staff meetings
  • Providing administrative support to the legislative team and assisting with other organizational products


Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Prior Hill experience as junior staffer (desired but not required)
  • Some knowledge and strong desire to learn key economic policy, federal budget, tax, and entitlement issues before Congress
  • Proven ability to work in fast-paced team environment
  • Strong writing skills, especially the ability to communicate policy ideas and legislative proposals concisely and effectively
  • Excel skills, particularly in managing lists
  • A bachelor’s degree and at least 1-3 years of experience in outreach, advocacy, coalition, legislative, or campaign work

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to When applying, please write “Program Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Salary package is commensurate with experience. Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.