An Urban Scholar’s competencies include:
· Proven ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems
· Able to work cooperatively with a wide range of personalities
· Hard worker, quick learner, and ability to assume responsibility
· Work well under pressure to meet deadlines
· Well-groomed appearance
· Ability to elicit confidence and build rapport
· Self-motivated and can work well independently
· Basic knowledge of computer software packages (e.g. 2010 Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Outlook)
· Previous public sector experience a plus
Urban Scholars are required to attend regular leadership development trainings and events. Department-specific job descriptions will be provided once selected.
Candidates must be enrolled and in good standing at an accredited two-year, four-year, college, university, graduate, or law school or a recent graduate from up to 6 months prior to the start of the program. Also, candidates must have completed their first year of post-secondary education. All academic majors are encouraged to apply.
Paid and unpaid professional experiences will be considered. Previous public sector work experience is valued in our selection process, but not required.
Background checks will be administered.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Please review the FAQ section under www.minneapolismn.gov/urbanscholars for more information.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Please submit all of the following items and answer the essay questions fully as it is the primary form of selection:
· Resume (including education, work history, accomplishments [i.e. honors, awards, etc.])
· Unofficial transcript labeled with your student information (i.e. name, major, etc.)
· A one to two page, 1.5 spaced, cover letter addressed to the “Urban Scholars Team” answering the following questions:
o Why do you want to be an Urban Scholar?
o What’s the difference that you want to make? How is your community going to be different because of you?
o Share an experience that illustrates your ability to lead yourself or others?
o Leadership begins with you; so, tell us about a time when you faced adversity or a challenge and came out better for it or demonstrate your resilience?
o Why are you interested in government/public sector?
o If you were a previous Urban Scholar, what changes have you seen in yourself and your leadership of others since your Urban Scholars experience?
The City of Minneapolis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.