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:
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.
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
The Partnership is seeking a detail-oriented professional, with a strong commitment to public service and at least two to three years project and event planning experience, to provide day-to-day management of our annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) program and related events. Responsibilities include building project plans and timelines, identifying target audiences and outreach strategies, and strengthening partner relationships.
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.
The Program Associate will help to carry out a broad spectrum of activities designed to assist agencies with examining employee data and learning how to transform their culture, by providing specific data analysis, facilitated workshops and targeted online or on-site training, all with the aim of improving employee engagement. She or he will play a key role in planning and organizing events, building and maintaining relationships with federal leaders, and evaluating and continuously improving Best Places to Work programming.
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.
The Program Associate will help to carry out a broad spectrum of activities designed to provide appointees with the training and development that they need to succeed as government executives. She or he will play a key role in organizing courses and roundtables, building and maintaining relationships with federal leaders, and evaluating and continuously improving Ready to Govern programming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each full time employee is eligible to accrue 10 sick leave days per year.
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.
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.
The Partnership will subsidize 50% of the cost of the building’s gym membership.
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.
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.
If you have specific questions not covered here, please contact:Alicia Hilsher
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.
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