Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Engagement and Coalitions Director

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

The Committee is looking for a dynamic Engagement and Coalitions Director. This role will be responsible for leading the recruitment, development and engagement of partnerships and coalitions on a variety of fiscal policy and good governance-related topics. An ideal candidate will have impeccable project management, organizational, and communication skills, both written and verbal, with a successful issue advocacy track record of working with, and engaging, multiple stakeholders. 

The Engagement and Coalitions Director will work with the Committee’s policy, legislative, and engagement teams and report to the Deputy Chief of Staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Engage and build multiple groups and coalitions of civic, business, thought, and political leaders, former elected officials, and activists inside and outside of Washington to support the Committee in its bipartisan work on such topics as budget policy, tax policy, healthcare policy, long-term investments, economic growth, and addressing polarization. 
  • Identify and successfully recruit potential stakeholders and partner organizations to actively engage in coalition activities and collaborations 
  • Convene, organize, and facilitate coalition and other stakeholder/partner meetings
  • Oversee preparations and facilitate the building and functioning of coalition, and engage communications across multiple platforms 
  • Proactively identify and address the needs of coalition partners involved in advocacy and program implementation and align engagement approaches accordingly
  • Exercise judgment to prioritize opportunities, prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed
  • Support the chief of staff and deputy chief of staff in all engagement-related matters


  • A self-starter who is able to develop and enact multiple creative coalition initiatives
  • A team player who is able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills -- able to establish and implement systems and identify resources to ensure successful completion of projects
  • Strong communications skills (written & oral), extremely polished and professional demeanor, and excellent interpersonal skills who can act as one of the faces of the organization
  • Demonstrated organizing experience, Capitol Hill or statewide advocacy, electoral, and/or ballot initiative experience is a plus
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
  • Passion for the Committee 

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to When applying, please write “Engagement and Coalitions Director” 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.