Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.
2017 Leadership Fellows Program The Port Authority of NY & NJ is looking for career-minded individuals with a passion and commitment to public service to join our distinguished rotational program for graduate students who expect to receive their degree in Fall 2016 or Spring 2017. This is your chance to join the Port Authority as we connect the region in new ways for generations to come. About the Program:
Jersey’s Leadership Fellows Program is a distinguished program for graduate students who expect to receive their degree in Fall 2016 or Spring 2017.
two-year rotational program that offers on-the-job experience in approximately four different business functions. Leadership Fellows have an opportunity to explore many different areas such as operations, finance, transportation, human resources, etc.
foundation of business acumen, adaptability, and knowledge of the Port Authority as a whole.
to key regional capital programs, learned the nuts and bolts of policy development, and managed the challenges of daily operations at our transportation facilities. The breadth and depth of these experiences are critical in preparing Leadership Fellows to be future leaders within the agency.
variety of developmental opportunities that range from one-on-one coaching to structured mentoring and various targeted training programs.
program, Leadership Fellows will be considered for key positions in areas such as policy analysis, finance, capital programs, or related business functions.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Qualifications:
* Leadership Fellows are selected based on academic achievement, analytical and communication skills, and work experience. * The selection process for the program is highly rigorous and consists of multiple rounds of interviews, including a qualitative interview, a competency-based panel interview, and multiple assessment exercises.
* Students graduating with a graduate degree in fall 2016 or spring 2017 are eligible to participate in the Program. * Candidates should possess a record of academic achievement in the areas of public administration, business administration, public policy, public finance, economics, transportation management, or a related discipline.
* Candidates must have a clear interest in a career in public service management * Candidates must demonstrate excellent problem solving, analytical, quantitative, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills with a strong customer service orientation and political acumen. * Candidates must be flexible and enthusiastic about experiencing all the Port Authority has to offer, including areas that are not necessarily aligned with their professional backgrounds. * At least one year of work experience and/or internships in public service, transportation, government, or related fields is preferred
How to Apply:
The deadline to apply for the 2017 Leadership Fellows Program is Monday, December 2, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.
To be considered for the position you must respond to the both of the essay questions below.
Please upload your response and resume as one document in the section of the online application that prompts you to upload your resume.
Your essay response cannot exceed 300 words.
Applications that do not include a resume and an essay response will be considered incomplete and will not be moved forward in the selection process.
Describe how you have used your leadership abilities to promote a positive culture in your school or organization.
If you were presented with an opportunity to work in a managerial/leadership capacity at your school or organization, what steps would you take and what skills would you apply in developing others?
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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