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Press Secretary, Partnership for Public Service

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Communications

The Partnership for Public Service seeks a Press Secretary to develop and execute creative earned media strategies to communicate the Partnership’s mission, programs, research, activities and priorities.  As the only nonprofit dedicated to building a better government and a stronger democracy, this position will play a key role in advancing the Partnership’s efforts to strengthen democracy, including ensuring a peaceful and effective presidential transition, restoring public trust in government and supporting a professional, nonpartisan civil service. Serving as the primary point of contact for all media inquiries, this person will maintain and develop relationships with the media; write supporting materials that include email 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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Senior Communications and Events Manager

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Communications

The Partnership is seeking a creative, detail-oriented go-getter, with a strong commitment to public service and eight to ten years of project and event planning experience. This position will partner with the Director of Public Relations on management and strategic oversight of our signature Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® (Sammies) program, lead strategic planning for flagship Partnership events such as the annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government awards breakfast and oversee a team of dynamic events professionals. 

The Sammies are presented annually to honor outstanding federal employees who have made significant contributions to our country. By recognizing excellence in the federal workforce and exposing the public to the stories of these heroic public servants they would otherwise not encounter, we can meaningfully improve perceptions of government and increase public trust in government. This position would be responsible for project management of the Sammies program, to include building project plans, timelines and budgets, strengthening partner relationships, managing the nomination and selection process and executing on Sammies events throughout the year, especially including the annual awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center. 

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Associate, Center for Presidential Transition

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Programs

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking an associate to support the Center for Presidential Transition during a fast-paced, high-impact election cycle. The Center for Presidential Transition works to ensure a peaceful and effective transfer of power between presidential administrations, maximize a new or second-term administration’s capacity to manage government challenges and prepare senior appointees to lead effectively. This position will provide operational support to the Center leadership, assist in developing resources, and act as a liaison with government leaders and transition officials. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to public service and the ability to remain nonpartisan in judgment and actions related to the Center. They will also have excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic and curiosity about what it takes for the government to function effectively. 

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Associate, Programs

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Programs

As an associate with the Programs team, you will play a critical role supporting the Partnership’s work to develop strong leaders, engage federal employees, strengthen government management systems and improve government-wide workforce-related challenges such as recruiting and hiring talent. The associate will work with individual managers and the Programs team on a range of activities, which may include:

  • Direct program support and delivery.
  • Program operations.
  • Customer service.
  • Program enrollment.
  • Event logistics.
  • Program evaluation.
  • Guest speaker invitations and stakeholder meeting coordination.
  • Direct communication with external stakeholders.
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Associate, Research and Analysis

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Programs

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking a research and analysis associate to support the organization’s research on various topics related to its mission of building a better government and a stronger democracy. The associate will support the administration of research projects by scheduling meetings and interviews, tracking stakeholder outreach, and helping to organize and facilitate focus groups and other convenings, among other things. The associate will also be responsible for a range of research activities, such as conducting literature reviews and environmental scans; participating in research interviews and focus groups; analyzing interview and focus group transcripts; collecting, cleaning and analyzing quantitative data; drafting blog posts or portions of larger research products; and fulfilling data requests from other Partnership teams and from external stakeholders, including the media.  

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Associate Manager, Technology and Innovation

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Programs

As government modernizes its services and processes, the use of innovative practices and modern ways of working–ranging from methodologies like agile and design thinking to innovative approaches to hiring and procurement–have never been more important. Through thought leadership, engagement with critical stakeholders and training, the Partnership for Public Service works to increase the use of proven innovative practices enabling government’s ability to achieve its mission. Our goal is a government that delivers equitable services and effective outcomes to the public using modern ways of working.

We seek an early career professional to support a portfolio of projects relevant to fostering innovation in the federal government and improving core government operations, including identifying and addressing barriers to innovation, engaging cross-governmental stakeholders, and promoting innovation and government management best practices and tools. 

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Manager, Federal Customer Experience

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Programs

As a manager on our Customer Experience (CX) team, you will lead our federal CX community-building efforts, including design and delivery/facilitation of CX roundtables and designing custom fee for service offerings for agency engagements. 

Your responsibilities will include the following: 

  • Implementing and further developing the organization’s strategy to engage government CX champions. 
  • Establishing and developing productive and collaborative relationships with government stakeholders and partnering organizations, including leading a federal customer experience community.  
  • Managing the CX community engagement program, currently consisting of monthly CX roundtables and a mentor-protégé component. 
  • Leading the design of monthly federal CX roundtables that include participants ranging from emerging leaders to senior executives.  
  • Creating roundtable materials as needed, which might include handouts, presentations, exercises, and other tools for participant engagement. 
  • Leading delivery/facilitation of monthly federal CX roundtables. 
  • Advise and work with other Partnership for Public Service teams to translate insights from the federal CX community into action and impact through program design, policy advocacy, training programs, communications, and other interventions.  
  • Providing guidance on other challenges, opportunities and topics within the federal CX community and the Partnership’s role in addressing them. 
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Manager, Programs

Location: Washington, DC

Department: 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 will have a range of responsibilities including scope and budget management, content and material development, internal and external stakeholder management, and managing programs and events. 

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