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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

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.

Communications

Events Manager

The Partnership for Public Services seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Events Manager to guide the strategy and execution for the organization’s events, including virtual, hybrid, and in-person events, creating engaging experiences for its audiences, and ensuring a high level and consistent image of the organization across all events. This position will work across the organization to identify and capitalize on opportunities for the Partnership to advance the national conversation on our areas of expertise. In essence, the Events Manager is responsible for making sure that the Partnership is in “the room where it happens,” whether that room is one we create or one we’re invited to. Additionally, this position will be responsible for handling all event related logistics, managing event budgets and evaluating event success, measured by progress towards organizational goals. The ideal candidate will bring an entrepreneurial approach and have a minimum of five years experience in nonprofit event planning, event marketing or program management.

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Press Secretary, Alliance for Congress

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking a strategic, results-oriented and experienced communications professional to play a key role in its new initiative, the Alliance for Congress. Launching in 2021, the Alliance for Congress will promote public service and effective government by helping Congress become a healthier institution and a more capable steward of the executive branch. 

The Press Secretary will help implement the Alliance for Congress communications strategy, build and manage media relationships, lead proactive media engagements and contribute to the initiative’s marketing and digital engagement efforts. This position will also engage in strategic outreach efforts aimed at building and engaging an alliance of diverse organizations working to empower, strengthen and fix Congress. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years’ experience in media relations and strategic communications, preferably working on Capitol Hill or with other public officials, on political campaigns or with a political or advocacy organization.

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Government Affairs

Director, Alliance for Congress

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking a strategic, results-oriented and experienced leader for its new initiative, the Alliance for Congress. Launching in 2021, the Alliance for Congress will promote public service and effective government by helping Congress become a healthier institution and a more capable steward of the executive branch. 

The Director for the Alliance for Congress will lead the Partnership’s work to launch this new initiative to strengthen Congress while advancing the Partnership’s greater mission to create an effective federal government. The Alliance for Congress will serve as a “force multiplier” for people and organizations working to strengthen Congress, initiate programs to support those working inside Congress, and champion efforts to make Congress a more diverse, representative and effective institution. The Director will drive this work and ensure that the Alliance for Congress is integrated with the Partnership’s programs, research and advocacy. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and talented communicator with high energy, exceptional relationship skills and a belief in the importance of a well-functioning legislative branch. A detailed understanding of Capitol Hill and/or civil society and good government organizations is essential.

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Operations

Vice President, Human Resources

The Partnership is seeking a motivational leader with at least 15 years of human resource/talent management experience with a focus on strategic talent management, diversity, equity and inclusion, and employee learning in a growth environment. The Vice President of Human Resources will play a vital role in helping us expand from a 120+ person to a 150- to 200-person multi-state organization, creating the environment and processes to manage our people in a larger and more complicated construct. Additionally, the Vice President will partner will the CEO, EVP and COO to envision and implement a strategy for the Partnership’s post-pandemic workforce, workplace and culture.

The Vice President of Human Resources is responsible for bringing innovation and leadership to the development and execution of best-in-class strategies designed to attract, develop, motivate, and retain a highly productive, diverse and engaged workforce. This includes leading and reinvigorating all aspects of strategic workforce planning, talent acquisition, performance management, pay and benefits, training and development and internal strategic partnerships. As a member of the management team, this individual will work with colleagues to ensure the organization has the right talent aligned with organizational needs, people are equipped and supported to do their best work, and the Partnership is a great place to work.

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Benefits and Perks

Health Insurance

The Partnership provides medical, 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.

Free Gym Membership

Free membership to 1100 New York Corporate Fitness Center.