Introducing the Interactive Career Compass!

Looking for a job?
Want to locate a fellowship opportunity?
Wish that your employment search was just more fun?

The Leaders’ Lounge has the answer!
The Villanova MPA program is pleased to present our Interactive Career Compass!

This interactive map allows you to locate job boards, listings, classifieds, and other resources, centralized for easy searching. Locate a job site in your geographic region, find a job site with listings across the country, or sort the map by category.


We’ll be adding more sites and resources to the map soon, so check back! The Interactive Career Compass can be found, along with frequently updated job opportunities, on the Leaders’ Lounge Job Board. Know of a job site that should be added to our map? Or want to post an opportunity on our Job Board? Email us!

Article: Cities to the rescue in child migrant crisis

Faculty in the news! Dr. Catherine Wilson was recently quoted in this article in The Christian Science Monitor. She commented on the role cities are playing in our nation’s immigration crisis.

Read the story here:
Cities to the rescue in child migrant crisis: why some say, ‘send them here’


Watch Video at The Leaders’ Lounge!

Extra! Extra!
The Leaders’ Lounge is now your go-to site for videos of MPA events!

Just click the Watch Video tab at the top of the page!

Videos posted so far include the most recent Pi Alpha Alpha colloquium, ICMA’s spring panel event, Dr. Palus’s Commencement speech, and Bonnie Svrcek’s keynote address at the 14th Annual MPA Dinner, which you can also watch right here!


As some of you may know, Villanova’s student chapter of ICMA, Unitas, recently entered the “Life, Well Run” video contest. We created two videos showcasing aspects of professional local government management. Now, we are competing with other student chapters for the most Youtube “likes” to win the popular vote!

That’s where you come in!

We need you to vote for the Villanova videos. Follow the links below and like our entries on YouTube by clicking the “thumbs up”!

Interns” – a music video parody about public service motivation and local government interns…


Top Ten” – Managers and Assistant Managers share their wisdom…


Thank you for voting and supporting our student chapter!

Check out the full playlist of “Life, Well Run” entries here!

Visit to learn more about thisĀ  ICMA initiative
for professional local government management.

Article: Manager Rich Manfredi to leave Warminster for Conshohocken

Here’s a news item about two members of our MPA program community! Rich Manfredi, a part-time faculty member here at Villanova, will moving on from his post as Manager of Warminster Township to manage Conshohocken. Assistant Manager of Warminster Randee Elton, a student in the MPA program here, will be serving as interim Manager in Warminster. Congrats to Rich and Randee!

Read the story here:
Manager Rich Manfredi to leave Warminster for Conshohocken



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