Council of State Governments
  • 04-Jan-2019 to 24-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • APPA
  • Lexington, KY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), an affiliate of The Council of State Governments (CSG), is an international association composed of members from the United States, Canada and other countries actively involved in community corrections which includes pretrial, probation, and parole in both criminal and juvenile justice arenas. All levels of government including federal, state/provincial, local and tribal agencies are counted among its constituents. By taking the initiative, APPA has grown to become the voice for thousands of pretrial, probation and parole practitioners and providers of services including at all levels from both the public and private sectors. Educators, volunteers, victim service providers, concerned citizens and others with an interest in criminal and juvenile justice are also among APPA members.  To learn more about APPA visit To learn more about The Council of State Governments visit


Provides general accounting, bookkeeping, and financial tasks, as well as administrative and clerical duties for APPA's externally-funded projects.  This is a part-time position.


  • Review, analyze and process project related expenses.
  • Monitor project finances and serve as liaison between APPA and CSG accounting department.
  • Initiate contractual agreements with third parties on projects.
  • Assist with coordination and submission of applications for external funding, including the development of budget detail worksheets and narratives.
  • Assist with the preparation of any prior approval requests required by funders for project meetings.
  • Assist with logistical planning for project related events.
  • Handle outgoing correspondence, memoranda, reports and e-mailing lists as requested by staff.
  • Coordinate mass mailings for project deliverables.
  • Maintain project files/databases and information, as requested.
  • Assist with other projects and APPA-related activities, as needed.


  • Proficiency in financial management processes, including creating and maintain budgets.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple projects in a detail-oriented manner.
  • Skill and competence to work independently and ability to multi-task.
  • Self-motivated, able to take initiative and see complex tasks through to completion.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple internal and external partners.
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of grammatical standards and the ability to adhere to those standards.
  • Skill to operate various office equipment (e.g., copier, printer).
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with business contacts in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access, and the willingness and ability to learn new systems.


  • Preference of two (2) years of work experience with financial management processes, including creating and maintaining budgets.
  • Preference of two (2) years of work experience with federal and private grant-making practices and budget requirements.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred and/or a minimum of 5 years of the above work experience.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Frequently communicates with internal and external coworkers and customers.
  • Frequently operates a computer to perform administrative duties such as drafting reports, letters, and documents.
  • Frequently remains in a sitting position to perform desk duties.
  • Seldom lifts objects such as with weight up to 25 pounds such as files and supplies.


Interested applicants must complete the online application and include a resume and cover letter.

CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)

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