Master of Public Administration

Job Resources

This page is designed to assist our students and alumni in their job searches. Please take a look at the following websites and announcements to find that perfect position for you. We also send announcements via the listservs as we receive them. Be sure that you are on one of the MPA listservs. The MPA program does not serve as a staffing agency, so please contact the hiring agencies directly for additional information.

Town Managers Needed! Read this Star News article about the demand for town managers.

MPAJobs Listserv

The MPAJobs Listserv is the MPA Program's primary method of sharing job and internship announcements. Unlike our other lists, no one is automatically subscribed by the program administrators. You can subscribe/unsubscribe by following the instructions at MPA Jobs.

There is also an email-based interface for users of the list; you can get information about using it by sending a message with just the word `help' as subject or in the body, to:

Sending mail to the list is just like sending it to a person. In the To: box of your message, simply type in the list, write your message and send it off. There are many people subscribed to the list. Messages should focus on current job, internship, or professional development opportunities.

Public Service Job Banks

Public Service Careers
Policy Jobs

Government Positions

Council of State Governments
Gov Jobs
Gov Spot
International City/County Management Association
Local Government Institute
National Association of Counties
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Governors Association
National League of Cities
N.C. Association of County Commissioners
N.C. City & County Management Association
State and Local Government on the Net
State and Local Governments
U.S. Conference of Mayors
The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site (USAJobs)

Surrounding States

North Carolina State Employment
Georgia State Employment
Maryland State Employment
South Carolina State Employment
Tennessee State Employment
Virginia State Employment

UNCW's 8-County Region

New Hanover County
Bladen County
Brunswick County

Columbus County

Duplin County
Onslow County
Pender County
Sampson County

Other NC Counties

Charlotte - Mecklenburg
Cumberland County
Forsyth County
Guilford County

Wake County

City/Municipal Employment

City of Wilmington
District of Columbia (DC)
Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC)
NC League of Municipalities
SC list of City Employment
Wave Transit

Nonprofit Positions

American Society of Association Executives
Corporation for National and Community Service
North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations
The Foundation Center
The United Way of America
Public Housing Authorities Directors' Association (jobs and RFPs)

Public Policy

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Global Policy Forum
Moving Ideas
Public Agenda
Think Tanks

Higher Education

HigherEd Jobs
The Chronicle
Academics 360

Common Search Sites

Career Builder
The Ladders
Jobwonk (DC Jobs & Internships)