Special Projects Manager

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 Special Projects Manager will report to the Chief of Staff & Director of Strategic Initiatives and will be responsible for managing the development and execution of various FixUS project elements. This will include researching and interfacing with project stakeholders, as well as taking a lead role in planning and managing project events. The special projects manager will also provide support for Committee projects and initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Research and interface with project stakeholders, including but not limited to reform thought leaders, academics, advocates and funders
  • Work with leadership to develop project strategy, and oversee management of day to day project activities, including maintaining project timelines and overseeing deliverables
  • Serve as lead staff member responsible for organizing project events with relevant stakeholders
  • Exercise judgement to prioritize opportunities, prepare background materials and presentations and other project supporting material, and serve as external project spokesperson as needed
  • Manage internal tracking systems to ensure projects are executed according to the guidelines set
  • Support 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
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work to meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Experience organizing both small and large scale events
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with excellent attention to detail
  • Previous research and project management experience preferred
  • Prior fundraising and development experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and contact information for three references to jobs@crfb.org. When applying, please write “Special Projects Manager” 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.