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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

Associate Social Media Manager

The Associate Social Media Manager will be responsible for leading the organization’s overall social media engagement strategy, drafting content and posting to social media accounts, translating the Partnership’s programs and thought leadership into shareable social media content, and using analytics to evaluate and evolve the organization’s digital efforts.

The Associate Social Media Manager will work as part of an interdisciplinary communications team of graphic design, marketing, editorial, media, and events staff, and as a result should be able to collaborate with others and contribute ideas. This position will assist the team with writing tasks, including drafting and editing of news releases, e-newsletters, event invitations, web content and other forms of written communication, as needed. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two to four years of professional experience in social media or digital communications; a strong understanding of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn; and a strong interest in the mission of the Partnership for Public Service.

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Operations

Associate, Human Resources and Operations

The Human Resources and Operations Associate collaborates with staff across the organization to maintain and strengthen the Partnership’s Operations function with a particular focus in human resources. The Associate will assist and provide support for the following functional areas: recruitment and hiring, onboarding/offboarding, payroll, benefits administration, compliance and reporting, budget and project management. This entry-level position is a great opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience in a wide range of operational support areas.

The ideal candidate will have excellent time-management and organizational skills; a strong interest in nonprofit operations and human resources; customer service experience; and the ability to maintain discretion with personal information. Candidates should be able to navigate ambiguity and work independently, as well as on a team, in a fast-paced environment.

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Programs

Associate Manager, Research and Analysis

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking an early career professional to support and, where appropriate, manage 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 developing high-visibility reports, insightful issue briefs and other innovative research projects. Responsibilities will include contributing to research design and planning; data collection and analysis; project management; and drafting various research products. Research topics may include inspiring the next generation to pursue public service careers, helping the government identify ways to adopt emerging technologies and identifying strategies to assist federal leaders in carrying out their duties as public servants, among many others. This position also may support program evaluation efforts.

The ideal candidate will have project management and qualitative research experience; knowledge in relevant areas of federal government operations; strong writing, organizational and time-management skills; and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and data analysis platforms. Candidates should be able to navigate ambiguity and work independently, as well as on a team, in a fast-paced environment.

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Manager, Federal Workforce Programs

The Partnership is firmly committed to the idea that good government starts with good people. Our nation is fortunate to count some of the brightest, most dedicated professionals among its ranks, but too often they succeed despite the current civil service system, and it is getting harder to attract highly qualified and skilled employees. Young people, whose energy and creativity in the workplace is valuable, are vastly underrepresented compared to the broader labor market. And it is challenging for government to attract and hire external mid- and senior-level talent who could bring fresh perspectives and innovations from other sectors to solve federal challenges.

The Federal Workforce Programs manager will lead programs and initiatives focused on helping federal agencies address their human resources gaps, including, but not limited to, identifying and implementing new strategies to improve the way they: hire mission-critical talent, build talent pipelines into government service, use workforce and human resources-related data, conduct workforce planning activities and manage performance. We are seeking an experienced manager with prior federal experience and a demonstrated knowledge of federal human resources.

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Senior Manager, Federal Technology Strategy and Programs

In the federal government today, technology underpins all major initiatives, enabling internal operations and external service delivery. The Partnership for Public Service is uniquely positioned to collaborate with top tech leaders in government, including Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers and Chief Data Officers. The Senior Manager for Federal Technology Strategy and Programs is a new position that will oversee the strategic direction, planning and execution of our growing technology-focused portfolio. We seek an experienced and entrepreneurial candidate who has strong management skills, a deep understanding of technology issues in the federal government, and a desire to shape the direction of programming in a dynamic, growing organization.

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Senior Manager, Research and Analysis

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking an experienced professional to manage a research and analysis portfolio with direct relevance to our mission. Though research topics will be wide-ranging, this position will dedicate half its time to efforts around our newest initiative to strengthen Congress. Launching in February 2021, this initiative will promote public service and effective government by helping Congress become a healthier institution and a more capable steward of the executive branch.

Beyond this initiative, this position may lead research related to inspiring the next generation of public service careers, helping the government identify ways to adopt emerging technologies and identifying strategies to assist federal leaders in carrying out their duties as public servants, among others. This position is ideal for someone with a strong project management background who has demonstrated experience creating high-quality written products with meaningful insights and actionable recommendations. An understanding of executive or legislative branch functions and demonstrated experience in relationship management with relevant institutions is preferred.

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Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

The Partnership seeks a Senior Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation to grow the Partnership’s monitoring and evaluation capacity and evidence base; oversee the Partnership’s efforts to monitor progress against its goals and understand its programming’s relevance, effectiveness, and impact; advise the senior management team on organizational performance; advance Partnership efforts to capture learning for the organization; and identify or support opportunities to provide assessment, monitoring, and evaluation programming to the federal government.

The ideal candidate will have eight or more years’ experience evaluating training, events, convenings, advocacy and/or human resources initiatives; familiarity with the issues related to the Partnership’s mission, to include good governance, talent management, leadership development, or other government management challenges; and experience working with MaxQDA and software such as Stata, SPSS, or R.

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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.