Monday, February 1, 2016
Research Director -- The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Research Director The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact, seeks to hire a Research Director to study and report on federal budget policies. This individual will contribute to the organization’s analysis of federal health, tax, budget, and economic policy issues. We are looking for a team player interested in writing, researching, and publishing new content, tracking and analyzing new legislation and approaches to federal budget policy and practice, and becoming part of a growing team of budget policy thought leaders. Primary Responsibilities Lead and conduct budget policy research, managing a team of policy researchers and overseeing the production of a variety of publications. Write and edit policy papers, issue briefs, op-eds, memos and blog posts. Evaluate academic literature, economic data, and relevant government reports. Perform analysis of policy proposals, and participate in policy design efforts. Estimate and extrapolate various budgetary estimates. Disseminate policy products and other information to policymakers on Capitol Hill, bloggers, reporters, and other interested parties. Advise and assist the Campaign to Fix the Debt on various policy issues. Qualifications Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: Prior knowledge of fiscal and budgetary policy and familiarity with CBO documents. Proven quantitative, analytical, and research skills. Strong writing skills, especially the ability to communicate policy ideas and legislative proposals concisely and effectively to a diverse range of audiences Ability to work in fast-paced team environments. Strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel’s graphing and data manipulation functions. Background in health care policy is preferred by not required. A graduate degree in economics, public policy, or a related field is preferred. How to Apply This position is full-time and based in Washington, D.C. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and writing sample no longer than six pages to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. Salary package is commensurate with experience. Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.