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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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment Statement

The Partnership for Public Service is committed to building a culture of inclusion in which a diverse workforce has equitable opportunities to contribute, succeed and grow. 

Ensuring employees’ psychological safety and inviting a wider range of viewpoints enables new and creative ways of thinking. This foundation expands our perspective, empowers better decisions and ultimately leads to higher organizational performance. 

We define diversity expansively: We seek to bring together people with different backgrounds and qualities, both visible and invisible. We value all experiences and also acknowledge the injustices suffered by specific communities. We recognize that racism, sexism, religious bigotry, homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism and other forms of discrimination make the need for equity critical. Advantages are not universal and so we must dismantle barriers to ensure that everyone can succeed at the Partnership. We are also deeply committed to inclusion—creating an environment of belonging in which people with different personal histories, political ideologies, personality types and other attributes are valued and feel like they matter. 

We understand that the work of diversity, equity and inclusion is a challenging, continuous journey that demands humility, empathy and growth. We commit to realizing our vision, measuring our progress, and holding ourselves accountable, both in words and in action.

In 2019, 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.

The Partnership has been named one of the “Top Workplaces” by The Washington Post in their survey based entirely on employee feedback.

Job Openings

All of our current open positions are posted below. We will never ask you to reply with personal or financial information in response to a job application.
Effective October 15, 2021, all Partnership employees, regardless of position or physical location, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as a condition of employment. More information in job posting.


Associate Manager, Digital Communications (Alliance for Congress)

Reporting to the Alliance for Congress Communications Director, the Associate Manager for Digital Communications will help execute the communications strategy and will be responsible for the successful planning and implementation of the initiative’s marketing and digital engagement efforts including social media, email, website content and constituent relationship management. The Associate Manager will manage the Alliance for Congress social media channels and implement digital and social media strategies including producing, curating, publishing and editing social media and website content; working with coalition partners; overseeing the blog, newsletter and email campaigns; and providing logistical support for Alliance-related events.  

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Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff will function as a strategic partner, primarily to the President & CEO (P/CEO) and secondarily, to the remainder of the executive team, as follows:  

  • Ensuring the strategic use of the P/CEO’s time 
  • Supporting the P/CEO’s interactions within the executive team and with the management team 
  • Contributing strategic thinking, planning and facilitation to the functioning of the executive team 
  • Working to align organizational mission and goals with high quality execution across the  Partnership  
  • Fostering inclusive and productive relationships between the P/CEO and staff throughout  the Partnership  
  • Facilitating timely decision -making and a productive balance between short-term and long-term priorities    
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Associate, Leadership Development

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 (Center for Presidential Transition)

This position will play a key role in collecting, managing and analyzing political appointment datasets, including the political appointments tracker the Partnership produces with The Washington Post, developing research insights and policy recommendations on leadership appointment trends, conducting interviews and synthesizing historical information on the conduct of presidential transitions. 

Beyond the Center for Presidential Transition, this position may participate in research related to inspiring the next generation of public service careers, helping the government identify ways to adopt emerging technologies and identifying strategies for a more effective and accountable government, among others.  

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Associate Manager, Leadership Development

The Partnership is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and motivated project manager to join our Leadership Development team. The Associate Manager will play a critical role in the Partnership’s work developing strong government leaders who can address our country’s biggest challenges more effectively. This role will support the Partnership’s agency-specific leadership development programming.   

Our agency-specific leadership programs range from webinar series and one-day seminars to multi-year programming focused on complex challenges facing federal agencies. One of our largest initiatives to date has been with the Department of Labor, where we worked with thousands of leaders across the country. Through this work we developed federal executives through our Executive Onboarding Program, trained all supervisors on key leadership competencies through our one- and four-day sessions, developed and implemented programming for aspiring leaders, and created customized interventions to address sub-component-specific challenges. Typical programming at the sub-component level have included team retreats focused on vision-setting, customer service and team norms; diversity, equity, and inclusion training for all employees across the country; team and individual coaching for the executive and leadership team. 

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Manager/Facilitator, Federal Workforce (DEI/Employee Engagement)

As a program manager you will strengthen our nation’s democracy by helping federal agencies address consistent challenges around employee engagement and diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) that impede them from fully providing their services to the American public. To accomplish your work, you’ll have a range of responsibilities including scope and budget management, content and material development, internal and external stakeholder management, facilitating programs and events and helping to write proposals for fee-for-service programs.  

We are seeking an experienced program manager and facilitator to manage and deliver focus groups, retreats, workshops and seminars for federal executives and leaders. This position is ideal for someone with a strong program management background; can balance several competing priorities at once; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; subject matter knowledge on employee engagement and DEIA topics; and demonstrated experience in relationship management.    

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Senior Manager, Center for Presidential Transition

The Partnership’s Center for Presidential Transition serves as the premier nonpartisan source of information and resources to help presidential candidates and their teams lay the groundwork for a new administration or for a president’s second term. 

This leadership role will lead crucial pieces of the Center for Presidential Transition’s portfolio, oversee day-to-day project management, and work effectively with internal partners and external stakeholders so that the Center’s priorities are well managed, make an impact and advance the Partnership’s mission. Leading up to 2024, the Center is focused on creating new resources for the administration and future transition teams, conducting research on timely topics, capturing lessons learned from 2020, pursuing process reforms and onboarding political appointees.

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Senior Manager, Programs (Best Places to Work ® )

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking an experienced professional to manage a research, analysis, and programming portfolio with direct The Partnership for Public Service is seeking an experienced professional to manage a portfolio of programming with direct relevance to our mission of building a better government and stronger democracy. A key feature of this portfolio will include overseeing our long-standing Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® engagement. The annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings measure employee engagement government-wide, as well as at individual departments, agencies and subcomponents, and enable agencies to benchmark workforce satisfaction and implement solutions to retain top talent and meet mission requirements.  

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Contract Opportunity

Executive Coach and Facilitator

Our executive coaches and facilitators have extensive experience designing and facilitating programs for diverse audiences and deliver inclusive programming across a variety of settings and modalities. Our programs incorporate real-life, timely examples to support on-the-job lesson application. We support leaders as they experiment with different tools and seek new ways of leading others; we foster an environment that builds lasting relationships; and we adapt to participant feedback to ensure content and coaching is in service to the individual. As a coach and facilitator, you will bring your authentic self to the classroom/coaching engagement and create a space for others to do the same. Please note this is a fixed price contract position.

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Benefits and Perks

Health Insurance

The Partnership provides medical, dental and vision coverage to its employees and pays up to 85% 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 12 paid holidays, including the day after Thanksgiving and Juneteenth.

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.

Free Gym Membership

Free membership to 1100 New York Corporate Fitness Center.