Management Fellow

City of Lone Tree, CO

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Our mission statement in Lone Tree is that “We will achieve Lone Tree’s community vision by doing things the best way, not just the expected way.” In that spirit, we’re looking for an exceptional, entrepreneurial, analytical, and motivated graduate student of public administration, public policy, business, or related field who wants to learn and grow in one of the most dynamic cities on Colorado’s Front Range.

The Management Fellow will have the opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a municipal government, make a difference in day-to-day projects, and contribute to the organization at the executive leadership level. The Management Fellow will be involved in research, analytical work, and managing special projects.

This is a one year, full-time benefited position that will gain experience in assisting management in the performance of specialized professional work, including conducting research; performing analyses; developing recommendations for senior staff; and providing professional assistance to departments and service areas in the City.

Applicants must have completed or substantially completed coursework toward a Master of Public Administration or closely related degree by June 2023.

The position is intended as a one-year fellowship that will conclude in May 2024.

About Lone Tree

We are an innovative, thriving, business-friendly, family-oriented suburb located at the foot of the Rockies. Our 15,000 residents enjoy world-class cultural and recreational amenities both within Lone Tree and through easy access to the surrounding region. Two freeways and three light rail lines connect our residents to Downtown Denver and Denver International Airport.

The City is a retail and employment hub for the south Denver metro area, home to over 1,700 businesses including Charles Schwab, Kiewit, Cochlear Americas, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and Park Meadow Retail Resort.

Lone Tree offers something for everyone, from traditional suburban neighborhoods to walkable urban centers surrounding rail stations.

The City organization serves many different people & stakeholders, including our core residents, regional visitors, and our business community. Our daytime population is 3x larger than our resident population due to people coming to the City for work and our regional retail offerings.

Our Future

Our team works every day to continually improve our community’s quality of life and to raise the bar for government services. As the City continues to grow, scaling, enhancing, and improving our services while maintaining our strong community bonds will remain an organizational focus.

Our community sees growth as a catalyst for continued improvement. In addition to continued infill development, Lone Tree is home to RidgeGate, an ambitious and unique 2,000 acre mixed-use development, which includes a 500 acre downtown area and several residential villages. The West Village is nearly complete. Once built out, the development will nearly triple the City’s residential population and add 20 million square feet of commercial space. Planning for and guiding the development of this area will be a major focus of the City organization for the foreseeable future.

Our Strategic Plan & 6 Big Ideas

The work of the City of Lone Tree is shaped by a strategic plan, which outlines 6 Big Ideas. This plan is updated every 3 years and guides the work of City staff. 2022-2024 Strategic Plan

Our 6 Big Ideas. We will be a national model for…
Our deep, active commitment to public safety.
Our visionary transportation network.
Building a great community known for exceptional places.
Creating signature cultural and recreational opportunities.
Attracting and growing top-tier businesses and a diverse economy.
Our innovative, customer-focused and efficient city government.

The Position

As the Management Assistant in the Lone Tree City Manager’s office, you will have the opportunity to learn more about local government management in a dynamic, innovative environment through work on a variety of projects, including strategic planning, economic development, budgeting, and more.

This position, under the direction of the Assistant to the City Manager is responsible for completing one-time projects as well as certain on-going assignments that require skills and interest in public administration, project management, and public engagement processes as well as the ability to interact with a variety of city staff members and the public. Through these experiences, the Management Assistant will gain exposure in local government and a comprehensive overview of city operations. This position contributes meaningfully to the City of Lone Tree’s service delivery and receives mentorship from all members of the City Manager’s Office and other City of Lone Tree staff members.

The Management Assistant will be able to help shape their experience based on their interest areas and will be given an opportunity to provide feedback on the value of the experience they are receiving.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the City Manager’s Office in researching high-level issues of concern as they arise.
Performs entry level program analysis, organizational and administrative field studies, and statistical analysis of research data.
Reports findings of research or study to the Deputy City Manager, City Manager or other management team staff and elected officials in writing and in person.
Act as a liaison between the City and the community at City events.
Attends regular City Council and Management Team meetings.
Attend meetings on behalf of or in conjunction with department directors.
Plan and coordinate various meetings.
Attend skill and knowledge development events and/or conferences.
Participate in the City budget or strategic planning process.
Review, update and implement department operations policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
This position is not responsible for the supervision of City employees but may assist in the oversight of one or more part-time interns.
Manage and often facilitate employee events that promote the City’s work culture.

How to Apply

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City of Lone Tree


9220 Kimmer Dr Ste 100
Lone Tree, CO 80124-2881
United States

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