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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

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.


Web and Design Manager

The Web and Graphic Design Manager will work on the communications team to lead the design efforts for all of the Partnership’s print and digital projects including six websites, reports, marketing collateral, campaign graphics, data visualizations and infographics, presentations and video graphics. This person will focus on refining the UX and visual identity of the Partnership’s websites and will direct and contribute to the design and development of all site enhancements.

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Associate Designer

The Associate Designer will work on the communications team helping to conceive and implement designs for an array of print and digital projects including webpages, reports, marketing collateral, campaign graphics, data visualizations and infographics, signage, presentations and video graphics. This person will also perform content updates to the Partnership’s six websites and will contribute to user experience and visual updates to these sites. Other digital projects include creating compelling designs for the Partnership’s email marketing and social media campaigns.

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As an associate with the Center for Government Leadership, you will play a critical role supporting the Partnership’s leadership programs. This position may support programs such as the Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Program (LEAP), the Excellence in Government Fellows (EIG) program, the Federal IT Leaders Program and other customized programs for government agencies. The associate will work with individual managers and the CGL team on a range of activities to deliver leadership programs.

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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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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.