Program Associate

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

Position Summary:

The Program Associate will provide operational support to the organization. This will include scheduling meetings, project research and writing, database entry, and assisting with office operations. An ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and project management skills, previous scheduling experience, and be a successful multitasker. There are many opportunities for professional growth in this position and the organization.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist the senior leadership team by scheduling meetings
  • Assist in event planning and logistical support
  • Conduct database entry and research
  • Exercise judgement to prioritize opportunities, prepare background materials and presentations and other project supporting materials
  • Manage up and across functional teams to achieve project goals and objectives
  • Conduct research for organization initiatives
  • Special projects as needed


Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience
  • Hill experience is a plus

How 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.

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.