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APPAM's New Job Board:
Career Connections


APPAM's job board has a new look! APPAM seeks to connect job seekers and employers in the public policy field. Our new job board will make the job searching process easier and more refined while giving employers a better chance to find exactly what they’re looking for.

Rebranded as APPAM Career Connections, the new job board boasts a clean look with updated features for the best experience for job seekers and employers alike. Career Connections hosts only relevant resumes and job postings, making the process less saturated and easier to find both jobs and employees.

Job Seeker Benefits

  • Browse a full list of jobs
  • Job alerts
  • Search by keyword
  • Include your resume in the Resume Bank
  • Free for all Job Seekers!


Employer Benefits

  • Post detailed jobs
  • Select duration of post
  • Feature jobs
  • Search the resume bank for candidates
  • Free for institutional members!


See below for more detailed benefits.

Career Connections FAQ


**Reminder - APPAM Institutional Member job postings are free!**

  • Are you an active APPAM Institutional Member who needs the discount code? Email
  • Do you want to become an APPAM Institutional Member in order to receive complimentary job postings, discounted conference sponsorship, and much more? Visit our Institutional Member page to learn more or email

2024 Career Fair

Join the 2024 APPAM Career & PhD Program Fair on Friday, November 22 at the Gaylord in National Harbor, Maryland! This event is taking place at #2024APPAM and table space is limited so sign up today!


Job Seekers


 Anyone seeking to find a position in the public policy field is welcome to use APPAM Career Connections.  Below are more details on the user benefits listed above. 

Job Alerts

Simply submit your email address to be notified when any new jobs are added to the job listings



Browse, Search, & Filter Jobs

You can view the full list of open jobs on the main page of the job board, or for more narrowed searches, use the Industry and Employment type filters or keyword search box to find what best aligns with your interest. Log-in to use the quick apply feature. 



Upload your Resume

Use your APPAM username to log-in and upload your resume.  You can choose to either have the resume available to employers when you apply for a specific position, or you can make it available for any employer to view.  Want to swap or remove your resume?  Just email





Employers can have the opportunity to find their ideal candidate for their posted job in the public policy field. Below are more details on the user benefits listed above.

Search the Resume Bank

Employers who are members can view all resumes as long as they have an active job posting. As soon as the job post expires, the access to the resumes disappears too.  Employers can access the Resume Bank under Employers > Resumes.


Post a detailed job and choose a duration

Once logged in, click Post a Job at the top of the page. From here, it will ask you to post the job title, employer, description, link, address and more information. Once you've filled in the details of your job posting, click Preview on the right to see a preview of how your job will display once it's posted.


*If your organization is a member, please contact your institutional representative for instructions on waiving the fee.


Post Duration:

You can select the period of time your post should display on the job board. The options are 30, 60, or 90 days and the job will automatically be dropped from the board after that time period has passed. 




To complete your job posting, fill out your payment information. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email and your posting will go live on the job board immediately. 


Feature jobs:

Emphasize jobs that you need filled fast! Featured listings will be prioritized at the top of the job board highlighted in yellow.


Check out more job listings at

Additional Questions About Career Connections?

Feel free to review the FAQs below or contact Rebecca Cox at

Career Connections Questions

Questions & Answers

Q: Who can use the new job board?


APPAM Career Connections is available to all members and public.

Institutional Members can enjoy complimentary 30, 60, or 90 days postings.  Upgrades to featured posting will have a small fee.  Non-member institutions will be charged a fee for posting open jobs.

Job seekers do not have to be APPAM members and all functions of the job board are complimentary.

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Q: How much does it cost to use Career Connections?


Basic posts on Career Connections are free of charge for APPAM Institutional Members though upgrades to featured jobs will have a small fee. Employers that are not institutional members will need to pay for a 30, 60, or 90 day posting. 

Job Seekers can use Career Connections for free.


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Q: Who can see my resume?


You can control who sees your resume. 

When uploading your resume, you may select “Yes, add my resume to the Resume Bank” which means all employers with an active job posting will have access to your resume and could reach out to you.

Additionally, you may select “No, allow only this employer to view my resume.” and it will not be added to the Resume Bank.

To have a resume removed from the Resume Bank, please contact


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Q: How do I apply for a posted position?


To apply for a position, please select 'Apply' on the top right part of the posting's page.  If the employer has added a Quick Apply option, you will be able to apply directly within Career Connections. If they have not added Quick Apply, please follow the employer's instructions as laid out in the posting description.

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Q: What industries are covered by the job board?


Career Connections is organizaed by the following industry types:

  • Academic
  • Government
  • NGO/Non-Profit
  • Non-Academic Research
  • Other

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Q: How do I know if my organization is an institutional member?


Please email to confirm whether or not your organization is a member.

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Q: My organization is an institutional member but the site is charging me a fee. How do I use my member benefit?


Only the institutional representative's APPAM credentials will automatically waive the posting fee.  If you're part of an institutional member organization but not the institutional representative, please contact your representative and ask for the discount code to waive the fee.

Not sure who your institutional representative is?  Email and we can point you in the right direction.

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Q: I am a professional member. Can I post a position for free?


Only if you are employed by an organization that is also an institutional member.  Complimentary postings are a benefit of our institutional memberships and as such, the only organizations able to waive the posting fee.  Any organization that is not a member will be charged a posting fee.

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