The City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program is the longest-running nationally ranked municipal management development program in California. The Program offers a unique and fulfilling one-year fellowship consisting of high-priority projects, engaging rotations, and advancement opportunities for career and personal growth — not to mention a built-in network of alumni and events.

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.

Management Assistants Receive:

  • Annual salary of $58,624
  • Health, vision, and dental benefits
  • Direct mentorship from executive management
  • Professional Memberships

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, Public Health, or Social Work by June 2022 and must have 6 months of relevant experience.

About City of Long Beach

Long Beach, with a population of approximately 465,000, covers 52 square miles in Southwest Los Angeles County and is the seventh largest city in California. It has some of the best shoreline, marinas and beaches in Southern California, and a superb climate moderated by pleasant ocean breezes. The City of Long Beach is recognized as the home of the Queen Mary, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Long Beach Grand Prix, America's cargo gateway to the Pacific Rim through the Port of Long Beach (the Nation's second business container port), one of the world's most environmentally safe off-shore oil operations and numerous major business and commercial enterprises.