Congressional Coalitions Director/Manager

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

The Congressional Coalitions Director/Manager will contribute to the organization’s legislative efforts by managing the operations, recruitment, development, and engagement of Congressional coalitions on a variety of fiscal policy and good governance-related topics.  An ideal candidate will have impeccable project management, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills; and experience engaging Congressional staff.  The position could be senior or mid-level depending on the applicant.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Building and managing coalitions of lawmakers and Congressional staff
  • Developing medium and long-term strategic plan for Congressional coalition building
  • Designing and executing group programming, including recruiting high-level speakers for briefings
  • Writing and disseminating regular communications with key groups and outside stakeholders
  • Developing materials for Hill audiences such as one-pagers and talking points
  • Coordinating internally with the legislative, policy, and public engagement teams to support Congressional coalitions
  • Growing Congressional relationships for Committee’s leadership and staff


Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • At least five years of experience in outreach, advocacy, coalitions building or campaigns including Hill experience
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with ability to establish and implement systems and identify resources to ensure successful completion of projects
  • Existing Capitol Hill relationships
  • Interest in economic policy, federal budget, tax, and entitlement issues before Congress
  • Proven ability to work in fast-paced team environments 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate policy ideas and legislative proposals concisely and effectively to Members of Congress and their staff
  • A bachelor’s degree

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to When applying, please write “Congressional Coalitions Director/Manager” in the subject line.  Salary package and title commensurate with experience.

Salary: $70,000 to $150,000 with generous benefits package including health, dental, life and long- term disability insurance; 403(b) contribution; and paid time off.

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.