NonProfit Times: Best Nonprofits to Work For 2013
The Partnership was selected as one of the “Best NonProfit Organizations to Work For 2013,” ranked five out of 50 nonprofits. The rankings are produced annually by The NonProfit Times, the leading business publication for nonprofit management.


Great Places to Work
In 2007 and 2003, the Partnership was cited by Washingtonian magazine in its "Great Places to Work" edition.

Job openings

The Partnership for Public Service is a dynamic nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation of Americans into federal service and by transforming the way government works. Through a combination of cutting-edge research, innovative legislative initiatives, leadership training and campus-based outreach programs, the Partnership advocates reforms to build a more effective government for the American people. We believe that good organizations start with good people, and we strive for excellence in pursuit of our mission through the values that guide our work:

  • Passion for public service and our work toward a more effective government
  • People who promote a culture of learning, leadership, collaboration, inclusion and respect
  • Persistence to drive change, take strategic risks and deliver results
  • Promise to be trustworthy, nonpartisan and fiscally responsible

The Partnership strives to be an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government.

Program Associate, Center for Government Leadership

As a program associate with the Center for Government Leadership, you will play a critical role supporting the Partnership’s leadership programs including the Excellence in Government Fellows program, Leadership Seminars and custom trainings with a variety of federal agencies. A program associate will largely work with a program manager and the CGL team on a range of activities to deliver leadership programs.

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Program Associate,
Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships

The Partnership’s Government Transformationand Agency Partnerships (GTAP) team works with federal leaders and agencies to tackle the government’s toughest management challenges, including human capital management, agency strategic planning, and organizational change. This entry-level role is an excellent opportunity to help improve programs that touch the lives of millions of Americans.

As a Program Associate for the GTAP team, you will work on a variety of tasks that primarily include planning forums and seminars, logistical support, and project management, as well as assistance in marketing, business development, client presentations and trainings, consulting projects, classroom facilitation, communications and writing, and coordinating with a diverse network of federal and corporate partners. You will also support the team that produces the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings by helping to develop and implement projects to address significant issues confronting employee satisfaction in the federal government.

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Contract Program Associate,
Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships

The Program Associate will be responsible for assisting the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships team in developing and implementing assessment tools for the federal acquisition workforce. The Associate will serve as the organizations main point of contact in its work with the program participants. The Associate will be primarily working on-site with the project team, and occasionally working from his or her home office.

This is a 4-month contract position, with potential for 2-year extension.

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Research Associate

The Partnership is seeking an entry-level researcher with a strong commitment to public service to help carry out a broad spectrum of research projects designed to improve the effectiveness of government and government management. The Research Associate will play a key role in producing and promoting a variety of research products, from issue briefs, literature reviews, and reports, to launch events, roundtables and symposia.

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The Partnership for Public Service is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any application for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability; or on any other basis prohibited by law.


Health Insurance
The Partnership provides medical, dental, and vision coverage to its employees. The Partnerships pays 90% of an individual health care premium and also subsidizes a portion of the premium for child, spousal, or family coverage. Health care coverage begins from the date of hire.

Retirement Plan
The Partnership offers a 401(k) retirement plan with a 4% employer match.

Flexible Spending Account
Partnership employees have the option to participate in a flexible spending account (FSA) and set aside pre-tax funds for medical, transportation and dependent care expenses.

Annual Leave
Each full time employee is eligible to accrue 15 days of annual leave per year. After two years with the Partnership, employees accrue up to 17 days of annual leave per year.

Sick Leave
Each full time employee is eligible to accrue 10 sick leave days per year.

Administrative Leave
Administrative paid leave is provided, in addition to annual leave, and sick leave for such things as medical appointments, family emergencies or meeting repair or delivery persons at home.

Paid Holidays
The Partnership recognizes 11 paid holidays, including the day after Thanksgiving.

Life and Disability Insurance
The Partnership covers its employees with a life insurance policy that will pay an amount equal to an employee’s annual salary, up to $110,000, to designated beneficiaries. The Partnership also provides long and short-term disability insurance for employees.

Gym Subsidy
The Partnership will subsidize 50% of the cost of the building’s gym membership.

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.