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About Us

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.

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.

Our Values

We believe that good organizations start with good people. We strive for excellence, as one team, in pursuit of our mission. Our values guide how we achieve success for the Partnership and our partners:


Passion for public service and our work toward a more effective government


People who promote a culture of learning, leadership, collaboration, inclusion and respect


Promise to be trustworthy, nonpartisan and fiscally responsible


Persistence to drive change, take strategic risks and deliver results

Working at the Partnership

If people are going to devote their time and energy to an organization, they want to believe in its mission. They also want to enjoy going to work, and find meaning and satisfaction in what they do each day.

When it comes to the Partnership: check, check and check.

The Partnership has one mission: to make government more effective. Our government must bring in the best people and cultivate an environment for them to do their best work. The same applies to our organization.

We offer employees opportunities to develop skills, advance their careers and do good in the world. We also look to our staff to help shape our organization’s culture—one that strives for excellence and promotes respect for one another.

The Partnership recognizes hard work, and values the unique contributions of everyone here, encouraging ideas from interns and new employees as well as from our senior staff.

How typical is it in other organizations for entry-level employees to present key initiatives to government leaders? Or for team vice presidents to be in the rotation for cleaning the kitchen after “bagel Monday” and the Friday snack?

Here, it’s all part of the culture.

So come join our organization and be a part of the Partnership family.

In 2017, 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.

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

Job Openings

We are not currently seeking an Office Clerk. The Office Clerk opportunity on external job search sites has been posted fraudulently and has been reported to the proper parties. Interested applicants should not pursue this opportunity or reply to any requests regarding a submitted Office Clerk application. Thanks for your understanding.


Manager, Programs

As a Manager you will work with federal agency and cross-sector leaders to develop strategies that improve government-wide challenges such as recruiting and hiring talent, strengthening management systems, developing leaders and improving other mission support functions and processes. To accomplish your work, you’ll have a range of responsibilities including designing and implementing programs, facilitating meetings and events with diverse stakeholders, and helping to write proposals for corporate, foundation and fee-for-service programs.

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Government Relationship Manager

The Partnership is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, proactive and collaborative business development professional. As a manager on the business development team, you will play a critical role in identifying and developing opportunities, building relationships with federal clients and growing the Partnership’s reach, impact and revenue. You should excel at developing and selling new ideas, managing multiple and varied assignments, and building and maintaining strong relationships with senior executives.

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Associate Manager, Programs

As an associate manager on the Programs team, you will support two of the Partnership’s largest leadership development programs – the Excellence in Government Fellows (EIG) program and the Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals (LEAP) program – leading essential functions and providing key management support for both programs. You should have the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with internal teams, external stakeholders, customers and other partners.

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Press Secretary

The Press Secretary is responsible for developing and executing creative media strategies to communicate the Partnership’s mission, programs, research, activities and priorities. The Press Secretary is the primary point of contact for all media inquiries. This person will maintain and develop relationships with the media; write supporting materials that include e-mail pitches, talking points, press statements, 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.

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Intergovernmental Personnel Act Opportunities

Contracts and Procurement Senior Advisor

This is a unique opportunity for a federal acquisition expert. Instead of writing RFPs, RFQs, and RFIs, you will have the chance to work on a team drafting responses. This change in perspective will strengthen your skill set and make you an overall better writer and reviewer. You will act as the Partnership’s in-house expert in federal acquisition. This positioning will provide you with coaching and training opportunities not always available in current federal procurement positions. The Partnership will also draw upon your expertise and make you a key member of our team that manages our Leadership Excellence in Acquisition (LEAP) Program. Working on LEAP will provide you with exposure to program management and curriculum development. You will have the opportunity to write content, directly support our participants, and network with other procurement professionals across government.

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Knowledge Management Consultant/Library Scientist for Center for Presidential Transition

The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition and the Ready to Govern program are intended to ensure a smooth and safe transfer of power between presidential administrations, maximize a new administration’s capacity to manage government challenges, and prepare senior appointees to step into office ready to lead effectively. The Center for Presidential Transition Publication and Resource Library serves as a growing generator and repository of data and documents from presidential transitions, and currently has over 400 items on the digital platform available to the public, along with many other items that have not been published. The collection continues to grow since the 2016-2017 transition from the Obama to the Trump administration. The Partnership seeks to create a consistent approach to the collection, storage and retrieval of material and documents and to make those materials searchable and accessible for internal and external users. This assignment requires a commitment of three to six months. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative, flexible and positive team player who is able to thrive in changing environments and demonstrates a commitment to public service and the mission of the Partnership.

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Benefits and Perks

Health Insurance

The Partnership provides mental, dental and vision coverage to its employees and pays up to 90% of employees’ health care premiums, while subsidizing a portion of the premium for child, spouse 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.