Program Analyst

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact. Our bipartisan leadership comprises some of the nation's leading budget experts, including many past heads of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

The Committee has recently launched a program called FixUS. The FixUS program is based on the premise that our growing national divisions are putting our nation at risk by preventing us from dealing responsibly with a range of critical threats and challenges, and that sustainable policy solutions will remain elusive until the nation comes together to address the underlying root causes of hyper-partisanship and public distrust. The program runs numerous projects focused on research, convening stakeholders, and coalition engagement efforts intended to help better understand the root causes of division, bring attention to the issues, and to advance needed solutions over time.

Position Summary: 

The Program Analyst will report to the Chief of Staff & Director of Strategic Initiatives and be responsible for conducting research and project support for the FixUS program. This will include conducting public policy research and interfacing with project stakeholders, supporting program events, drafting program reports, and other duties as assigned. It will also provide support for Committee projects and initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conducting public policy research and analysis in support of program objectives
  • Drafting, writing, and editing program publications and reports
  • Meeting with program stakeholders, including but not limited to reform thought leaders, academics, reform advocates and funders
  • Working with program leadership to develop project strategy
  • Exercising judgement to prioritize opportunities, preparing background materials and presentations and other project supporting material
  • Supporting the Director of Development in researching potential program underwriters, drafting proposals, and authoring grant reports
  • Supporting other organizational projects of the Committee as needed and assigned


Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • An interest and background in the mission of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the FixUS program
  • Ability to conduct policy related research and analysis
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Strong writing skills - able to write concisely and effectively for a diverse range of audiences
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written
  • An interest in and ability to support organizational fundraising efforts
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-4 years of experience preferred

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to When applying, please write “Program Analyst” 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.