Job Opportunities

Open positions:

Manager of Career and Professional Development

The Manager of Career and Professional Development supports the Director in the delivery of GSPIA's career and professional development program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with developing and implementing a diverse program of professional development content, counseling students on all aspects of professional and career development, assisting with events and workshops, managing the internship process, and building a diverse professional network for GSPIA and its students.

Executive Assistant to the Dean

The Executive Assistant to the Dean will provide advanced, professional administrative support to the Dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. The incumbent will be responsible for providing daily administrative support, performing and operating in a highly professional and confidential manner. Incumbent will be responsible for drafting formal correspondence, memorandums, and other confidential documents as directed. As well, the incumbent will be responsible for organizing GSPIA's administrative calendar, maintaining agendas, minutes, and records. Will manage the Dean's engagements by overseeing the executive's calendar, travel arrangements, and expense reimbursements, while supporting other logistical needs. Additional support related to school specific functions will be provided to the Associate Dean and affiliated committees.

Development Associate

The Development Associate is responsible for supporting the Directors of Development in Frederick Honors and GSPIA in the areas of annual giving, alumni engagement, and donor stewardship. This is a 50-50 joint position between Frederick Honors and GSPIA. Primary responsibilities include: implementing a comprehensive stewardship plan for donors, coordinating annual giving fundraising efforts, assisting with alumni and constituent engagement activities and events for Frederick Honors and GSPIA. The selected candidate will work with the hiring supervisors from both schools to determine the appropriate weekly schedule and split responsibilities and duties based on school needs. A hybrid work model is available for this position. 



GSPIA is a dynamic, multidisciplinary school focused on training future practitioners for careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors. GSPIA is home to several research centers that serve as points of outreach and intersection for faculty within our school, at Pitt, and externally. These include the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, the Center for Governance and Markets, the Center for Analytical Approaches to Social Innovation, and more. Additionally, GSPIA faculty are connected broadly with colleagues and schools at the University of Pittsburgh, including the University Center for Social and Urban Research, PittCyber, the University Center for International Studies, and more. In addition, GSPIA also has a presence at the Pitt Washington Center in Washington, D.C.

GSPIA's students, staff, and faculty are committed to making significant contributions to society through public service.  We are committed to helping realize the vision of a more equitable and inclusive society. We embrace the diversity of experience of all members of our community, including those arising from differences of race, gender and gender identity, ethnicity, abilities/disabilities, age, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, geographic region, migrant/immigrant/refugee status, and veteran status. Our goal is a diverse, cosmopolitan community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service, and/or community engagement will contribute to advancing this goal.

Applicants are encouraged to address these issues in their application materials.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.