Job Announcement: Research Strategist, North Carolina League of Municipalities

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The North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) is a service and advocacy organization representing nearly every city and town in North Carolina. NCLM is recruiting for a Research Strategist. This position is part of the Public and Government Affairs Team with responsibility to support the development and execution of the League’s research program and assist in policy analysis and other strategic activities, as well as support the development and execution of research and policy development and oversight for the Public and Governmental Affairs Department. This is accomplished by managing day to day activities of the League’s research program, leading the execution of the League’s regularly conducted surveys, analyzing fiscal policies and economic activities, developing new areas of research that would be beneficial to League members, conducting research, organizing policy development processes, and assisting local government officials.

This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Support the development and execution of the League’s research program by assisting in the development and oversight of research projects that would be beneficial to League member cities and towns; assisting in collection and analysis of data for the League Forecast of Projected State-Collected Revenues and interim Revenue Reports; managing the League’s regular surveys of its members; reviewing and editing survey instruments; developing policies and procedures for research projects; studying and analyzing publications; negotiating and managing contracts for research services; and developing grant proposals/monitoring expenditure of grant funds.
  • Analyzes fiscal policies and economic activities by assisting in the identifying and reporting of governmental and economic actions that affect League member cities and towns; analyzing the fiscal effects of proposed legislation; and estimating the fiscal effect of changing the revenue structure for specific municipalities.
  • Makes recommendations for League policy positions by recommending potential improvements; monitoring legislation; communicating with legislative staff; and providing overall coordination, staffing, and assistance to League policy committees.
  • Assists local government officials by responding to inquiries; presenting research results; preparing and providing responses to questions; developing conference programs; and attending conferences and training sessions.
  • Conducts Research by developing survey instruments; collecting, compiling, editing, and verifying statistical and survey data; and writing interpretative reports and summaries.
    Some travel is required for this position.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Two to five years’ experience in budgeting, financial analysis, research, data analysis or other related areas. Knowledge of the North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina state government, and/or local government preferred. Experience working with non-profit, membership-based organizations is ideal. Experience with PowerBI and/or data visualization software preferred.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills are crucial. Ability to exercise considerable tact, courtesy and discretion in frequent contact with public officials and municipal managers and others. Must be highly skilled in strategic thinking. Ability to assess situations, assemble coalitions and build support for ideas to influence behavior, and lead strategic advocacy initiatives. Also, candidate must effectively express complex ideas orally and in writing and prepare and present presentations to League members and others to further legislative advocacy and other goals of the League.


Selected candidate must have great interpersonal and communication skills and possess a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Valid Class C Driver’s License.

Job Announcement: Assistant/Associate Professor, Public or Nonprofit Management, Georgia State University

Assistant/Associate Professor, Public or Nonprofit Management
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

The Department of Public Management and Policy seeks a tenure-track assistant or associate professor with research interests in any area of public or nonprofit management to start in Fall 2021. Applicants should provide evidence of teaching and research excellence and of success or strong potential in sponsored research. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can contribute to the department’s in-person and online teaching needs in public budgeting and financial management, or more general public and nonprofit management classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should also show a commitment to the department’s mission of preparing a diverse population of students to become leaders in public service careers and see a place for themselves in the school’s ongoing Digital Landscape initiatives which includes policy analytics and research on vulnerable populations and communities.

The Department of Public Management and Policy focuses on four areas of excellence: management and finance of public and nonprofit organizations; nonprofit management and policy; program evaluation and policy analysis; and economic development and urban policy. The Andrew Young School ranks 19th overall among graduate programs in public affairs in the US News rankings, as well as 4th in urban policy, 5th in public budgeting and finance, 7th in local government management, 10th in nonprofit management, 13th in public management and leadership, and 25th in public policy analysis. Located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is one of the country’s top urban public research universities and has one of the most diverse student bodies. US News calls GSU the 2nd most innovative university in the U.S. and ranks it 3rd in undergraduate teaching.

The department offers a NASPAA-accredited MPA, as well as undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in public policy. The school’s seven interdisciplinary policy research centers and location at the heart of a vibrant public and nonprofit sector, provide excellent opportunities for applied research that contributes to policy-making and management at all levels of government.

Please submit your application through Academic Jobs Online Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of teaching evaluations and three letters of reference (associate professors may just send contact information of their references). You must have completed your doctorate by August 2021 and be eligible to work in the USA. At the time of offer, the university will conduct a background check. Consideration of applications will begin on February 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Information about the Andrew Young School is available at Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor, Urban Management/Urban Policy, UNC-Charlotte

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Political Science and Public
Administration invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level
specializing in public management or urban management and policy to teach in the NASPAA-accredited and nationally ranked Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program. The
standard teaching load for an assistant professor is two courses each Fall and Spring semester. We
seek an exceptional colleague and scholar with a research focus on diversity, equity, and social justice
in government, nonprofits, or in urban communities, like Charlotte. We welcome scholars
employing a variety of methodological approaches including but not limited to the analysis of
experiments, large N data analyses, interpretive and critical research methods, and surveys. This
nine-month position begins Fall 2021.

Qualified candidates must have a PhD in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, or a
related field at the time of appointment; an active research agenda and demonstrated excellence in
research that will contribute to and enhance the department’s and program’s national reputation; and
a commitment to teaching in a diverse environment.

The Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program ranks in the top 20% nationwide by
US News and World Report and 2nd best MPA Value in the US. The MPA program offers
concentrations in: Urban Management and Policy, Nonprofit Management, Arts Administration,
Emergency Management, and Public Budgeting and Finance (Ranked #23). The MPA Program
operates in an urban environment where it has strong ties to local government and non-profit
organizations, alumni, and the local chapters of the American Society for Public Administration, the
North Carolina City and County Management Association, and the National Forum for Black Public
Administrators. The program offers courses both on the main campus and at UNCC’s Center City
Building in downtown Charlotte. Additional information may be found at:

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration has award-winning faculty,
houses the Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program, operates an experimental lab
offering research opportunities to faculty and graduate students (POLS-Lab), and is a core
department in the interdisciplinary Public Policy PhD Program.

As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and
mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary
programs. With its 35 graduate degrees and 78 undergraduate degree options, the College is
connected to the world and its concerns, and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university,
located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses,
UNC Charlotte offers more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically diverse students a wide range of
undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community
Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports
faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal
faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic
space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural,
recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked
one of the best cities to live (#20 by U.S. News & World Report).

Applicants must apply electronically at (position number #007144) and attach
the following:

  • Cover letter describing your research accomplishments and agenda, teaching experience and
    philosophy, and a commitment to diversity (e.g., how have multicultural issues influenced
    and/or been a part of your teaching, research, and outreach/service)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available)
  • One writing sample (single or lead author preferred)
  • Contact information for three professional references

Review of applications begins November 2, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.
Please contact Dr. Jaclyn Piatak, chair of the search committee, at with any
questions about the position.

As an affirmative action, equal opportunity and an ADVANCE Institution, UNC Charlotte is
committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages
applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration seeks to recruit and retain a diverse
workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to
offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their
highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, American University

Position Announcement
Assistant Professor (Public Finance and Budgeting)
Department of Public Administration & Policy
School of Public Affairs
American University

The Department of Public Administration & Policy in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2020. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2020 in Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, or a related field.

We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship in public finance and budgeting/financial management. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in the school’s Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, and doctoral degree programs. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute to both the management and policy fields in their research and teaching. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include engagement in department, school, and university activities.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), copies of recently published articles or working papers, and three letters of recommendation. Please email if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit

Established in 1934, the School of Public Affairs offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of Government; Justice, Law, & Criminology; and Public Administration & Policy. The Department of Public Administration & Policy offers six graduate degrees, an undergraduate minor, and several graduate certificates. Its programs are consistently ranked among the best in the field of public affairs by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about the School of Public Affairs at and about the Department of Public Administration & Policy at

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Job Announcement: Director of Finance; Bensenville, IL

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The Village of Bensenville is a strategically located, vibrant community known for its family oriented neighborhoods and bustling business districts. Bensenville’s location near O’Hare International airport provides a foundation for a large commercial, industrial and retail base of employment that continues to grow. The community is also home to an historic downtown with a theater, restaurants and multi family living options. Bensenville functions as a key “gateway” from adjoining Cook County into DuPage County, and with its low DuPage County tax rate is an ideal place to live, play, work and conduct business. The Village is home to over 1,500 businesses and it has one of the largest industrial parks in Illinois.

The Village of Bensenville is a non-home rule municipality. The Village operates under the Council-Manager form of local government. The Village provides a full range of municipal services including police protection, emergency management, recreational programming, finance, human resources, public works operations, community and economic development, and general administrative services. The Village’s budgets total around $58 million, including a $21 million general fund. The Village’s equalized value exceeds $580 billion and has a bond rating of Aa3.

The Village is seeking a highly professional, progressive public finance professional with exceptional interpersonal skills and experience in public finance to serve as the Finance Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for the direction and coordination of the financial and business activities of the Village of Bensenville. The Finance Director is responsible for the coordination of all Village proposed budgets in relation to current year’s budget, future year’s budget, goals and objectives through sessions with Village Board, Department Heads and Village Manager.

The Finance Director oversees the preparation and disbursement of payroll, utility billing, accounts receivable and payables, purchasing, front desk and cash receipt operations; ensures staff is collecting and posting the receipts accurately; is responsible for safeguarding the Village assets and utilizes controls and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure the same; reviews postings of internal cash flow and bank statements; and handles customer service issues for utility billing and other Village services.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Financial Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field and seven (7) years’ experience working in local government with at least three (3) years’ experience in a managerial position. Other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job, may be considered. Master’s Degree and/or Certified Public Accountant certification is preferred.
  • Exceptional customer service skills servicing internal and external customers.
  • Strong understanding of governmental budget, audits, GASBs, debt management, and financial planning and analysis skills are required.

The starting salary range is +/- $120,000 DOQ. Candidates should immediately apply online with a cover letter, resume and contact information for five professional references. Document submission deadline is June 6, 2019. Electronic Submissions are required. Apply at For Questions, Contact: Sarah McKee, Senior Vice President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Phone: (224) 282-8310 Email: The Village of Bensenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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