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

Conference Services Coordinator

As the Conference Services Coordinator, you will bring an energetic, positive attitude to help teams across the organization plan and execute quality events for our partners and constituents. This includes understanding the objectives of the Partnership and its programs, anticipating the needs of participants and clients, and helping team members manage day-to-day logistics of events in the Partnership’s conference facilities and at external venues.

Senior Media Relations Manager

The Senior Media Relations Manager oversees the day to day media relations efforts and the strategic media planning for the Partnership for Public Service. The Senior Media Relations Manager develops and executes creative strategies to drive earned media visibility for the organization’s mission, programs, research, activities and priorities. He/she will be the primary point of contact for all media inquiries; maintain and develop relationships with the media; write supporting materials that include e-mail pitches, talking points, media advisories and news releases; prepare key members of the organization for interviews; evaluate and report on the success of outreach, and other duties related to proactive media relations.

Program Manager, Education and Outreach

As a program manager with the Education and Outreach team you will lead the team’s agency work on recruiting, outreach and hiring. This position is ideal for someone who has a background in federal HR, program and events management, strong oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated experience in relationship management.

Senior Manager for Content and Curricula

As a senior manager with the Center for Government Leadership, you will play a critical role in refreshing content and curricula for existing leadership development programs, as well as designing curricula for new programs. Specifically, the senior manager will be responsible for bringing cohesion to existing training and development content across Partnership programs; keeping materials current to reflect changes in the federal leadership environment; strengthening the Partnership’s brand within programs; and developing new content as programs increase in scale.

EIG Program Manager

As a program manager with the Center for Government Leadership, you will manage and support the growth strategy of the Excellence in Government Fellows (EIG) program, a yearlong leadership development program for more than 400 high-performing GS-13s through 15s across the federal government. This position is ideal for an experienced program or project manager who is both adept at long-term planning and can also quickly adapt his or her ability to deliver and lead as circumstances change and especially as the EIG program grows.

Program Manager, Center for Government Leadership

As a program manager with the Center for Government Leadership team, you will support and manage leadership development programs tailored to specific agency needs. This position is ideal for someone who has a background in change management/organizational development, strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated experience in relationship management, and is able to manage competing priorities.

Program Associate, Center for Government Leadership

Multiple positions exist at the program associate level which require a variety of skills and experience. As a program associate with the Center for Government Leadership, you will play a critical role supporting the Partnership’s leadership programs including leadership development work, including but not limited to the Department of Labor, the Excellence in Government Fellows program, event planning and program evaluation. Each program associate will work with a program manager and the CGL team on a range of activities to deliver leadership programs, which may include: customer service, program operations, event logistics, data collection and analysis, and contract and budget management.

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.

Research Manager

The Research Program Manager is responsible for all aspects of a research project or program from start to finish, including project scoping and design, budgeting, project staffing and collaboration, data collection and analysis, data synthesis and report writing. The Research Program Manager is also responsible for day to day interactions with our sponsors and other partners. As a key member of the Research Team, the manager will also contribute to the Partnership's overall research agenda and will mentor junior colleagues.


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 2014, The Washington Post named the Partnership as one of the “Top Workplaces for 2014,” based entirely on employee feedback gathered through the WorkplaceDynamics employee survey.

In 2013 and 2014, the Partnership also ranked 5th out of 50 top nonprofits in 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.