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We often hear of professional opportunities in which recent graduates and alumni might have an interest. We share those on our listservs, but they are also posted below!

There are a number of online resources that may help you find new professional opportunities and/or career paths. Below are a few examples:
    NASPAA has some great tips and resources for finding internship opportunities. This includes a job search engine on their sister-site,
    USAJOBS is the place to find jobs or internships for the federal government. This is a prime place to create a job alert, since positions may be posted and removed quickly. lists opportunities in the non-profit sector for both internships and jobs.
    Daybook Job Tool is the leading job search resource for political, policy and non-profit professionals. This is an especially helpful site for students looking for opportunities in DC.

New Graduates

Berea College has received another federal Promise Neighborhood grant, this time to focus in Perry County. It has announced a number of openings where a master's degree is preferred or required. Below is the site for all openings at Berea. Program Manager or Project Director positions could be appropriate for MPA graduates.

Minimum Salary is $19.35 per hour
Grade: 516N
This position is non-exempt and eligible for over-time
April 5, 2018
The purpose of this classification is to serve as local coordinator and grants administrator for federal
Continuum of Care homeless grants awarded to the city of Lexington.
This classification works under close to general supervision according to set procedures, but determines
how or when to complete tasks.
Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four (4) years of college education in public
administration, sociology, business administration, or related field; and, a minimum of four (4) years of
experience with grants administration including direct experience with ServicePoint (HMIS) software,
familiarity with eSNAPS (HUD funding) software, experience with funding applications and source
reports, developing systems and conducting training on those systems, understanding of public and
private funded programming and other available services for people experiencing homelessness, and
working in and with organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness; or, an equivalent
combination of education, training, and experience.
In cooperation with statewide administrator, Kentucky Housing Corporation, provides training and
technical assistance for all local providers using the ServicePoint Homeless Management
Information System (HMIS) database.
Conducts research and prepares and submits reports related to homelessness and affordable
Leads local planning and implementation efforts to develop and maintain Lexington policy and
procedures for the intake and assessment of people who are homeless.
Identifies, prepares, and submits applications for funding that supports the LFUCG Office of
Homelessness Prevention and Intervention.
Creates/facilitates identification and sharing of best practices among local homeless providers
and conducts on-site grant performance and compliance monitoring.
Submit LFUCG electronic application through and attach/upload applicable documents to verify your education, training, certification/license(s), or DD214 (for military preference with appropriate discharge) by filing deadline date. 

RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE APPLICATION, but may be electronically attached/uploaded to the application. 

Please note that the section titled "Application Questionnaire" has to be completed every time a new or revised application is submitted.  Even if other information is pre-filled, the Questionnaire does not transfer.


Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offers an outstanding benefits package, i.e. voluntary benefits spending account program; three weeks vacation and three weeks sick leave per year.

Applicants must be able to perform all essential job functions, as identified in the job posting.  All positions require drug testing before employment and may require a pre-employment physical.

All applicants on previous eligibility lists for this classification must reapply in order to compete for this and future vacancies which may occur while this eligibility list is in effect.

For further information, call, e-mail, or visit:
Division of Human Resources
200 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 258-3030
Web site:

View the complete announcement and apply at

CBO’s Tax Analysis Division is seeking an analyst with an interest in tax research to join its revenue-estimating staff. The Tax Analysis Division is responsible for forecasting federal revenues as part of CBO’s baseline budget projections. It is also responsible for providing the Congress with analysis and evaluation of the effects of past and proposed changes to federal tax policies.
The analyst will develop quantitative models to use in those efforts. The analyst will also conduct empirical research on federal tax policy, undertaking short-term analyses of current legislative proposals and preparing studies for CBO. The position requires facility with quantitative work, including economic modeling and budget tracking, and it involves regular contact with staff members in the legislative and executive branches. 

The successful candidate must have an advanced degree in economics, public policy, or a related field; a strong background in economics; quantitative analytical experience in economics, tax policy, or a closely related field; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to initiate and complete projects independently and as a team member; and a desire to work on issues of current and potential legislative interest to the Congress. Prior experience in tax policy is preferred but not required.

Candidate must have passed, or be able to pass, a Tier 2 (public trust) investigation, which includes a credit check. A higher-level security clearance may be accepted instead.

Salary and Benefits
Salaries are competitive with those at other organizations and will be commensurate with education and related experience. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, a  salary history, a brief writing sample, an unofficial copy of academic transcripts, and contact information for three references . Only complete applications will be considered. Although there is no deadline, this position may be closed anytime after April 23, 2018
This position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, as made applicable to CBO by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended. The following categories of people may be eligible for preference in the hiring process: veterans who have separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after serving on active duty in the armed forces during a war, in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or during particular defined periods; disabled veterans; and the mother, spouse, or unmarried widow or widower of certain veterans.
To claim this preference, an applicant must identify himself or herself as eligible for veterans' preference in the Self-Identification for Veterans' Preference section of the application and must complete and submit CBO's Veterans' Preference Eligibility Form together with the supporting documentation specified on that form to (or by secure fax to 202-225-7539) within two weeks of applying or no later than the deadline specified for positions with deadlines. Applicants may obtain a copy of CBO's Veterans' Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to
Nancy Fahey, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628,

The Office of Fiscal and Management Analysis, a nonpartisan research and support staff to the Indiana General Assembly, is accepting applications for a fiscal/program analyst, including a senior-level fiscal/program analyst.


Foreign Service Financial Management Officers (FMO) serve at any of approximately 130 Foreign Service posts throughout the world and the United States (U.S.), including the Regional Financial Service Centers in Bangkok, Thailand, and Charleston, South Carolina. Overseas, they are responsible for the management of the financial activities of diplomatic and consular posts, including services to other U.S. government (USG) agencies.



The Director of Rural Impact is a full-time, senior-level professional position within Partners for Education at Berea College. This position will report to the Chief Strategy and Finance Officer. The Director of Rural Impact will be responsible for the management and oversight of an array of capacity-building programs, including the development of new initiatives, in support of Partners for Education’s strategic plan to influence systems and effect large-scale community change on behalf of Appalachian children. The primary duties revolve around planning and implementation of external capacity building programs built on the frameworks of collective impact and the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Results Count™.  As Partners for Education works with other organizations within Appalachia and rural America to apply these frameworks, the Director of Rural Impact will lead design teams associated with these different programs and work closely with other Partners for Education staff to ensure these initiatives are successful and maintain fidelity to the models.