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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

Center for Government Leadership


The associate plays a critical role supporting the Partnership’s leadership programs. This position may support programs such as the Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Program, the Excellence in Government Fellows program and other customized programs for government agencies. The Program Associate will work with individual managers and the CGL team on a range of activities to deliver leadership programs.


The manager with the Center for Government Leadership will manage a variety of leadership development programs tailored to specific agency needs. This position is ideal for someone who has experience designing and managing new programs, improving processes for existing programs, has strong attention to detail, has demonstrated experience in senior-level relationship management and contract management, and is able to manage competing priorities.

Senior Manager

The Senior Manager with the Center for Government Leadership will oversee and manage emerging programs for federal employees who work to address various economic and social challenges faced by America's communities. Programs may include both fee-for-service training and grant-funded initiatives to assist federal agencies with community engagement and revitalization efforts in designated Promise Zones. This person may also manage leadership development programs tailored to a specific federal agency or participant needs.


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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Intergovernmental Personnel Act Opportunity
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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Education and Outreach


This manager with the Education and Outreach team will lead Partnership efforts to develop and scale opportunities to inspire and hire mission-critical talent and assist federal agencies with building their talent pipelines. This includes managing our Civil Service Fellows Program, which connects talent in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) community with short-term positions in the federal government to help agencies innovate. In addition to managing the Civil Service Fellows Program, the manager will lead a foundation-supported grant to create a plan for an expanded fellowship program that seeks to connect talent from academia and the nonprofit sector with key positions in the federal government to meet high-priority needs.

Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships


The associate works on a range of programs and services, largely focused on improving employee engagement in the federal government through educational, training and advisory activities. The associate will also support the organization’s work with strategic partners and sponsors to provide opportunities for further collaboration and information sharing across the public and private sectors on targeted topics.



The Research 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 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 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.