Partnership staff volunteering on the National Mall


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.

Job Openings


Intergovernmental Personnel Act Opportunity
Communications Team Senior Advisor

We are always in search of exceptional federal employees who want to contribute to the Partnership’s mission. Each year, we offer a limited number of rotational assignments through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program. Learn More


Senior Manager, Development Operations and Donor Stewardship

The Senior Manager, Development Operations and Donor Stewardship will play a crucial role in setting and tracking progress against fundraising goals; serve as a liaison to program teams regarding their funding needs; mentor and coach the development team and others regarding donor relationships; and develop and test new approaches for growing the Partnership’s financial resources.

Education and Outreach

Program Manager

The program manager will help design, launch and provide ongoing management of a foundation-supported agency Fellows program designed to build the agency’s internal capacity to address complex issues. The program manager will also lead other Partnership efforts to develop and scale alternative pathways into federal service, including our Civil Service Fellows Program.

Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships

Program Associate

The program associate will work on a variety of tasks supporting the Emerging HR Leaders Forum. The Emerging HR Leaders Forum is focused on fostering a community of human capital professionals dedicated to solving the government’s toughest workforce challenges. To that end, the program provides a leadership and professional development opportunity for mid-level human capital professionals. The program associate will play a key role in creating an exceptional learning environment for the in-person and online program participants.


Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

As the Executive Assistant, you will play a critical role working closely with the President and CEO and senior team to accomplish the organization’s priorities.

Human Resources Senior Manager

The Human Resources Senior Manager will be responsible for leading all aspects of the Partnership’s human resources and talent management functions.

Human Resources Generalist

The Human Resources Generalist will be responsible for providing generalist human resources support to the organization in conjunction with the Human Resources Manager. The Human Resources Generalist will have primary responsibility over the following functional areas: recruitment and hiring, onboarding, payroll, and training and development with increasing responsibility in other functional areas as the organization grows.

Ready to Govern

Amidst all the campaign publicity it is often lost that we expect our president to be the CEO of the largest, most complicated organization on the planet. Their ability to effectively lead that organization and deliver upon their campaign promises is dependent on a process that gives them no time, no benefit of hindsight, no training on how to get the right people into the right roles quickly and with the skills to lead. As a result, each administration makes the same mistakes as its predecessors, they lose momentum to deliver their policy objectives, and agencies go through extended periods without appointed leaders. At worst, it leaves our country dangerously at risk.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Together, we have an important opportunity to change this narrative so that the next administration has the smoothest transition in modern history and that incoming political leaders are adequately prepared to govern our nation from day one. Through the Ready to Govern four-pronged approach, we will assist the 2016 presidential candidates and outgoing Administration in navigating the transition process, engage Congress and promote presidential transition reforms, develop management recommendations for the next administration to address our government’s operational challenges, and train new and seasoned political appointees to lead effectively in their new positions.

Senior Manager, Transition Support

Manager, Program Management and Engagement

Manager, Congressional Relations

Manager, Appointee Preparation

Associate, Transition Support

Associate, Appointee Preparation


Health Insurance
The Partnership provides medical, dental, and vision coverage to its employees. The Partnerships pays 90% of the emplpoyee’s 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.

One of the Best Nonprofits to Join

The Partnership is proud that its employees have rated it one of the top nonprofits in Washington, DC.

In 2015, The Washington Post named the Partnership as one of the “Top Workplaces for 2015,” based entirely on employee feedback gathered through the WorkplaceDynamics employee survey.

In 2015, the Partnership was featured as one of the best nonprofits to work for by the The NonProfit Times, the leading business publication for nonprofit management.

Information for Federal Jobseekers

The Partnership does not post federal job announcements, recruit for federal jobs, or accept or review federal applications.

If you are interested in learning more about working for the federal government or how to find and apply for federal jobs and interships, please visit our Go Government website.

If you are looking for a list of current job openings in the federal government, please visit the U.S. Office of Personnel’s USAJOBS website.

Contact Information

If you have specific questions not covered here, please contact:

Alicia Hilsher
HR Manager
(202) 775-9111

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.