Public Finance Associate

The Public Finance Associate is responsible for working with finance officers and other government leaders from across the US and Canada to support GFOA’s research, educational, consulting, and networking programs. These activities will require collaborating with other subject matter experts to develop resources, drafting GFOA’s best practice statements, and working collaboratively with colleagues to organize logistics and activities to support. Minimal travel is required related to meetings with local governments, training events, and conferences.

You need:

  • At minimum, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, business, or related field preferred.
  • Between 2-7 years of experience in state/local government or the public finance industry.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.

You should be:

  • Passionate about the public sector and desire to positively influence public finance
  • Enjoy networking and collaborating with colleagues across the profession
  • Adept at working on various projects and managing various responsibilities and projects at once
  • Member-oriented and enjoy serving as a facilitator who connects professionals
  • Able to work independently / with minimal supervision, but enjoy collaborating and learning with colleagues and peers

You will:

  • Facilitate and organize meetings with GFOA members for standing committees in an area of government finance, task force groups to discuss solutions to public finance challenges, and/or networking groups to convene member segments.
  • Coordinate educational programming for practitioners on financial management, including creating course outlines, identifying instructors, developing educational materials, and serving as day-of logistical support
  • Serve as a resource and subject matter expert to address member inquiries on local government best practices
  • Support GFOA’s research plans as well as conduct research and disseminate findings
  • Write for leading industry publications and speak at conferences or training on topics related to financial management
  • Take a leadership role in managing  programs related to GFOA’s strategic initiatives
  • Gain experience working with a variety of departments representing various functions of government to help solve complex organizational challenges through consulting, education, and advocacy
  • Participate in or lead designated programs and projects as required

About us:

Established in 1906, GFOA represents over 19,000 public-sector finance professionals across the United States and Canada. As a non-profit membership association, we take great pride in our mission to promote excellence in state and local government finance through developing industry guidance, providing opportunities for members to network and collaborate, and developing educational and award programs.

To apply:

Applicants should email a resume, writing sample, and cover letter to the following:
Mike Mucha, Deputy Executive Director / Director, Research and Consulting Center
203 N. LaSalle Street Suite, 2700, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-578-2282

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.