Career Resources

Employment Facts

Alumni are Employed in Government
Alumni Employed in NonProfits
Alumni 3 years Out make between $45K-$75K

Your Source for Professional Jobs in the New Public Sector. is the most authoritative and widely used website for finding jobs, career advice, and information on degrees in public service and public affairs.

Other Career Resource Links

In addition to, there are other job sites you may want to try. Some are listed below.

The US federal government's official job listing and application system.  The site includes a special section for the Pathways Programs for Students and Recent Graduates includes nonprofit and community organizations, jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities around the world.

The online source of jobs available in state and local government.: International City/County Management Association is a widely used job site. 

Council on Foundations

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Nonprofit Times  A business publication for nonprofit management A source of nonprofit jobs and career opportunities.

Alumni Survey Salary Data 

Alumni Survey Salary Data


What could be my starting pay working for the federal government? The federal government has a General Schedule (GS) pay scale that is based upon “grades” and “steps.” The links below show how much an individual earns at each grade and step. MPA/MPP graduates usually enter the federal government at GS-9, or at GS-11 if they have relevant work experience. In 2017, a GS-9’s annual pay starts at $43,251, while a GS-11’s starts at $52,329. Federal workers are usually promoted within their grade in 1-2 “steps” per year.  You can view the whole table by clicking here. Pay is also based on cost of living (geographic area). For example, a GS-9’s annual pay in Washington, DC starts at $54,972, a GS-11 at $66,510.  See the whole table for the DC Metro area

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