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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.

Center for Presidential Transition

Political Appointments Manager

The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition is intended to ensure a smooth and safe transfer of power between presidential administrations, maximize a new or second-term administration’s capacity to manage government challenges, and prepare senior appointees to step into office ready to lead effectively. The Political Appointments Manager will work with internal and external partners to lead key pieces of the transition portfolio, such as serving as the Partnership’s subject-matter expert on political appointments; creating new materials and updating existing resources on presidential appointments; and assisting presidential candidates, transition teams and second-term administrations understand and manage the political appointments process.

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Senior Manager

The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition is intended to ensure a smooth and safe transfer of power between presidential administrations, maximize a new or second-term administration’s capacity to manage government challenges, and prepare senior appointees to step into office ready to lead effectively. The Senior Manager will work with internal and external partners to lead key piece of the transition portfolio, such as assisting presidential candidates and their transition teams to prepare to lead and to support the current administration to plan for a second tern; ensuring the continuity of transition support activities from the pre-election phase through election, inauguration and beyond; and driving the development and execution of activities that support the presidential transition.

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Communications

Marketing Manager

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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Programs

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, Leadership Development

The senior manager is a facilitator who will design and deliver programs, retreats, workshops and seminars for federal executives and leaders and to act as the Partnership’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) content lead for both internal and external audiences. The senior manager is also a key relationship builder with our agency partners. This position is ideal for someone with a facilitation and coaching background who also has demonstrated experience with project management, as well as knowledge and understanding of the federal government.

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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.