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


Vice President, Communications

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President of Communications plays a crucial role helping the Partnership to effectively influence government and achieve its mission. He or she is the senior management team member responsible for the organization’s communications agenda and brand ensuring the Partnership’s messaging, its research and programmatic marketing are clear, compelling, consistent and actionable. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in a senior leadership role and proven results managing communications in a fast paced, mission-driven organization.

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Web and Design Manager

The Web and Design Manager will work on the communications team helping to conceive and implement designs for an array of print and digital projects including websites, reports, marketing collateral, campaign graphics, data visualizations and infographics, presentations and video graphics. This person will work with the Creative Director to refine the UX and visual identity of the Partnership’s websites and will lead the design and development of site enhancements.

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Communications Team Senior Advisor

Primary duties are to contribute to the implementation of the Partnership’s communications and marketing strategy, which supports the organization’s key programs and initiatives and drives mission impact across the organization. The Communications Team Senior Advisor assignment will be for a minimum of six months, with a possibility to extend. This position will require you to be onsite at the Partnership’s offices in Washington, D.C., and the core work hours for the organization are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships


As the manager of Shared Services and Enterprise Risk Management, you will assist the Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships team in managing programs focused on helping federal agencies modernize their management systems. You will conceptualize, convene, facilitate and manage high-level roundtables and meetings related to shared services and enterprise risk management. The Shared Services Roundtable program engages public and private shared services stakeholders to develop government-wide solutions to help federal agencies better utilize shared resources. The Enterprise Risk Management program brings together federal agencies to discuss and strategize how to effectively implement risk management practices.


Intergovernmental Personnel Act Opportunity
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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Research and Evaluation


A manager on the Research and Evaluation team 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 manager is also responsible for day to day interactions with our sponsors and other partners. As a key member of the Research and Evaluation 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 Partnership pays 90% of the employee’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 2016, 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:

Heather Cruz
HR Generalist
(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.