The Port Authority's Leadership Fellows Program is a distinguished program for leadership and public service in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan region. This two-year, fast-track, rotational program offers Port Authority Fellows invaluable on-the-job experience in planning, financial and facility operations functions. Each assignment is designed to build a strong foundation of business acumen and knowledge of Port Authority operations. The breadth and depth of these experiences are critical in preparing the participants to be future leaders of the Port Authority.
The Leadership Fellows Program reinforces critical leadership skills and offers talented and motivated graduate students exposure to:
Here at the Port Authority, we are committed to developing our team. In the Leadership Fellows Program, you will have four to five rotational assignments over a two-year period. You will manage multiple projects in our major business units, field facilities and corporate offices. Past Fellows have had the opportunity to contribute to our key regional capital programs, learn the nuts and bolts of policy development and manage the challenges of daily operations at our transportation facilities.
Rotational assignments - coupled with an agency orientation, classroom training, coaching by senior management and your commitment - will ensure a valuable experience. After successful completion of the program, Fellows will be considered for key positions in areas such as facility management, finance, capital programs or related business functions.
Leadership Fellows are selected based on academic achievement, analytical and communication skills and work experience.
The selection process for the program is highly competitive and includes a prescreening interview, a competency-based panel interview and rigorous assessment exercises.
First-round interviews for the program will begin in January. Second-round interviews, will take place in February. Final selections and offers to selected candidates will be made in late March, and our 2013 Leadership Fellows class will begin in July. This timeline is subject to change.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive compensation and benefits program including health, dental, life insurance, vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance. In addition to our generous benefits package, the Port Authority offers in-house training and development for all staff.
We are seeking dynamic candidates who are flexible and committed to quality public service. Students graduating with a master's degree in fall 2012 or spring 2013 are eligible to apply for the 2013 program.
Candidates should possess a record of academic achievement in the areas of public administration, business administration, public policy, urban planning, public finance, economics, transportation management or a related discipline. Candidates must have a clear interest in a career in public-service management, and demonstrate excellent problem-solving, analytical and quantitative written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with a strong customer-service orientation and political acumen. One to three years of work experience and/or internships in public service, transportation, government or related fields is preferred.
The application period for the 2013 Leadership Fellows Program will open on Monday, September 17, 2012 and close on Monday, December 3, 2012. All applications must be submitted via our on-line application system. Please carefully review the steps listed below prior to applying to ensure that your application is received and processed appropriately.