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Management Assistant Program

David M. Wodynski Memorial Fellowship

Fast Track Your Future in Local Government Management

The City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program offers an intense and fulfilling one-year apprenticeship filled with challenge, excitement, and tremendous opportunities for career and personal growth - not to mention a host of work-life benefits that are hard to match.

Excellent and meaningful opportunities to explore different career options await you, whether you are looking for a stepping stone to launch your professional life, growing a long-term career, or changing career paths. A unique and rewarding opportunity to work in local government exists where you can gain the knowledge and skills to be effective local government practitioners and make a difference in a community. An opportunity to be a highly valued integral player on the City team makes the City of Long Beach the employer of choice.

The 2022-2023 Management Assistant Program application process is now open until January 17, 2022 at 11:59 P.M. 

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Each year, the City conducts recruitment events where you can meet representatives from the City and learn more about the Management Assistant Program! Please RSVP to attend any of the listed information sessions hosted by the current Management Assistants.

Management Assistant Program Info-Sessions**
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 6-7:30pm PSTRSVP Link
  • Monday, December 13, 2021 @ 6-7:30pm PST, RSVP Link
  • Friday, January 7, 2022 @ 6-7:30pm PST, RSVP Link
  • **NEW** Tuesday, January 11, 2022, @ 1-2:30pm PST, RSVP Link

Location: all meetings held virtually via Zoom (please RSVP to receive a zoom link 

**Please contact ManagementAssistant@longbeach.gov with any questions.

We are looking for Management Assistants who will provide the following:


Bring fresh perspectives to the organization about public administration and public policy from top research and professional institutions and offer unique outside perspectives and experiences to the organization.


Provide enthusiasm and focused energy to important high-priority City projects.


Play an important role coordinating, facilitating and managing priority city projects that require the involvement of multiple departments.


Be dedicated to becoming effective leaders by gaining experience in many different aspects of local government, which is a benefit to them and the City whether they transition to other positions in the City or go on to become leaders in other communities across the country.