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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

Passion for public service and our work toward a more effective government

PEOPLE

People who promote a culture of learning, leadership, collaboration, inclusion and respect

PROMISE

Promise to be trustworthy, nonpartisan and fiscally responsible

PERSISTENCE

Persistence to drive change, take strategic risks and deliver results

Inclusivity Statement

As a nonpartisan nonprofit, the Partnership for Public Service values diversity of thought, personal identity and unique backgrounds to achieve a more effective government for the American people. We believe that the organization is strengthened when all employees with varied experiences and ideas have a voice. We are committed to fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, belonging and mutual respect, and we believe every individual at the Partnership is responsible for creating an inclusive and equitable work environment.

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.

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.

Communications

Marketing Manager

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking a Marketing Manager to play a key role in advancing our mission. This position is responsible for the development, management and implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan that engages the Partnership’s key stakeholders and builds brand awareness. The Marketing Manager will lead the organization’s efforts to identify and target new audiences, program participants and donors, by planning and executing marketing strategies that include targeted campaigns and content creation. This position will create compelling and tailored content for use across channels and will translate complex topics into relatable and persuasive narratives to help achieve the organization’s strategic goals.

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Senior Communications Manager

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking a strategic, results-oriented and experienced communications and marketing professional who believes strongly in the organization’s mission. Reporting to the Vice President of Communications, the Senior Communications Manager will serve as a key deputy to the vice president and will advance the reputation and impact of the organization and its programs by helping to develop and implement the communication strategy and by providing strategic guidance and oversight to marketing, public relations and digital engagement efforts including social media, email and constituent relationship management. This position will enhance brand identity, improve Partnership content and ensure consistency across platforms. In this role, the Senior Communications Manager will also lead strategic outreach efforts aimed at increasing the Partnership’s public profile.

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Government Affairs

Associate, Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Associate will help support and execute the Partnership’s policy and advocacy agenda and engage Members of Congress and congressional staff in the Partnership’s work. This important role will support the team with legislative advocacy, outreach, research, tracking, and event coordination. The government affairs associate will manage the government affairs team’s responsibilities for key events, such as the Service to America Medals finalist event and gala, and Capitol Hill sessions for participants in our leadership programs. The associate will also contribute to the Partnership’s work to improve working relationships between the executive and legislative branches.

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Operations

Talent Acquisition Specialist

The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for talent sourcing, talent engagement and end-to-end recruiting across all career levels to ensure the Partnership is attracting exceptional and diverse talent in a timely and cost-effective manner. This individual will use innovative sourcing strategies and networks to grow a diverse pipeline of candidates while simultaneously identifying process improvements to enhance the recruiting and hiring process. As the lead for talent recruitment, this position will build strategies and systems that will grow the organization’s talent pool.

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Programs

Associate, Presidential Transition Data Analysis and Research

The presidential transition data analysis and research associate supports the research portfolio for the Center for Presidential Transition. This associate plays a key role in collecting, managing and analyzing political appointment datasets, conducting interviews and synthesizing historical information to create practical tools and templates for external audiences and responding to internal and external research requests.  

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Associate, Research and Analysis

The research and analysis associate supports our wide-ranging research on topics related to government effectiveness and the most important challenges confronting how our government operates. This position will play a key role in conducting background research, attending and writing summaries of interviews with federal leaders, analyzing qualitative and quantitative program data and responding to internal and external research requests while supporting all aspects of research project implementation from conceptualization to completion.

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Associate, Programs

Associates 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 program operations, customer service, program enrollment and event logistics.    

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Senior Manager, West Coast

The Partnership for Public Service aims to expand our offerings outside the capital beltway by establishing a satellite office in California, home to the largest population of federal employees outside of the Washington, D.C., region. We will design and implement a range of initiatives with federal agencies and other partners while identifying and exploring new areas for organizational growth. We seek a dynamic, collaborative, motivated, entrepreneurial, and experienced senior manager to oversee the Partnership’s growing portfolio of initiatives in California and help establish a long-term organizational presence on the West Coast. This role will involve regular travel to California.

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Vice President for Research, Analysis and Evaluation

The Vice President leads a team in the production of high quality and impactful content on a broad range of topics related to the performance of the federal government. The team also recently has taken on the challenge of developing ways to better evaluate the Partnership’s own performance and impact, an activity which the Vice President will oversee during the coming year. The Vice President also serves as a key relationship builder with a range of people, from our government partners and the good-government community, to corporate organizations and private citizens who care deeply about the Partnership’s mission.

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Intergovernmental Personnel Act Opportunities

Knowledge Management Consultant/Library Scientist for Center for Presidential Transition

The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition and the Ready to Govern program are intended to ensure a smooth and safe transfer of power between presidential administrations, maximize a new administration’s capacity to manage government challenges, and prepare senior appointees to step into office ready to lead effectively. The Center for Presidential Transition Publication and Resource Library serves as a growing generator and repository of data and documents from presidential transitions, and currently has over 400 items on the digital platform available to the public, along with many other items that have not been published. The collection continues to grow since the 2016-2017 transition from the Obama to the Trump administration. The Partnership seeks to create a consistent approach to the collection, storage and retrieval of material and documents and to make those materials searchable and accessible for internal and external users. This assignment requires a commitment of three to six months. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative, flexible and positive team player who is able to thrive in changing environments and demonstrates a commitment to public service and the mission of the Partnership.

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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.