Rewind: Long Beach, CA Management Assistantship Webinar

Posted on December 18, 2019

Long Beach Fellows

On December 17, 2019, we learned about the unique Long Beach, CA Management Assistantship program from the current MAs. Watch the video below, and review the application and information materials!

The City of Long Beach, California is looking for talented aspiring public leaders interested in applying their skills to serve a diverse, full-service city of 470,000 residents. Established in 1980, the City of Long Beach Management Assistant program is the longest-running municipal management development program in California. The Management Assistant Program provides talented and motivated individuals with experience and skills to become innovative local government leaders. Management Assistants experience a paid one-year apprenticeship working in four 3-month rotations in various city departments alongside career department heads. For more information, visit our website. 

Alumni of the Management Assistant Program have held many key positions in the City including Assistant City Manager, Deputy City Manager, and Directors of Economic Development, Development Services, and Human Resources. Alumni have also taken leadership positions in various other local government agencies, as well as non-profits and philanthropic organizations. 

Applications to the program can be found here and are due on January 20, 2020 at 11:59pm 


Applicants must have completed the requirements for a Master’s Degree in an applicable field such as but not limited to: Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Business Administration, Organizational Leadership, and Social Work by June 2020 and must have 6 months of relevant experience. 


Approximately $57,210, a full benefits package, and a CalPERS defined pension with an employee participation currently at 6.5 percent of salary.  

“Ask a Management Assistant”: 

If you have any questions about the Management Assistant Program, the application process, or the City of Long Beach, feel free to schedule a conversation with a Management Assistant. One of the four current Management Assistants will connect with you for a phone call or video chat. 

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