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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

Communications Director, Alliance for Congress

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking a strategic, results-oriented and experienced communications professional to lead the communications efforts 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. They envision a well-functioning Congress that will: solve problems through nonpartisan legislation and oversight; work effectively with executive branch leaders; invest in its own capacity to learn, legislate and lead; and earn the trust and support of the public.

Reporting to the Vice President of Communications, the Communications Director will develop and implement the Alliance for Congress communications strategy, build excitement about the brand, and inspire audiences and supporters to engage with their work. The Communications Director will develop and implement multi-channel communications plans and strategies to further the initiative’s goals, including identifying strategic messaging, channels and tactics, engaging with media, developing and promoting advocacy campaigns, and providing oversight to the marketing and digital engagement efforts including social media, email, website content and constituent relationship management. We are seeking a candidate with a minimum of 10-12 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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Communications and Events Associate Manager

The Partnership is seeking a creative, detail-oriented go-getter, with a strong commitment to public service and two to four years of project and event planning experience. This position will provide management and strategic oversight of our Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) program and related events, as well as contributions to the growth of our broader federal recognition initiatives. The Sammies are presented annually to honor outstanding federal employees who have made significant contributions to our country. By recognizing excellence in the federal workforce, we send a powerful message to the public about the value of effective government. 

Responsibilities include building project plans, timelines and budgets, strengthening partner relationships, and delivering a top-notch awards program and events that advance the Partnership’s mission. Additionally, this role is responsible for managing and growing our nominations process with a strong focus on sourcing diversity of nominees, finalists and winners. As we adapt to a world that has been changed by COVID-19, we will look to the Associate Communications and Events Manager to creatively rethink our finalists’ announcement and awards ceremony events moving forward in order to grow the profile of the program. This role should focus on new ways to highlight our stories every year through different platforms and programs. This includes working with agencies to ensure they are recognizing their finalists and winners and promoting a culture of recognition. The Associate Communications and Events Manager will work with the Senior Communications Manager to grow our federal recognition work beyond the Sammies program. 

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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. We envision a well-functioning Congress that will:

  • Solve problems through nonpartisan legislation and oversight.
  • Work effectively with executive branch leaders.
  • Invest in its own capacity to learn, legislate and lead.
  • Earn the trust and support of the public.

Reporting to the Alliance for Congress Communications Director, 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. 

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Government Affairs

Senior Manager, Government Affairs

As a member of the Government Affairs team, the Senior Manager will advance legislative priorities related to civil service modernization, manage key legislative initiatives, develop and execute strategies for engaging Congress in the Partnership’s work, and serve as a subject-matter expert on laws and policies related to the federal workforce. The Senior Manager will lead the Partnership’s civil service modernization efforts and will, as needed, engage stakeholders and build relationships on Capitol Hill and with the administration.   

The Senior Manager will also work with diverse stakeholders, including good government organizations, employee representative organizations, colleges and universities and the business community, to implement the Partnership’s policy recommendations related to the federal civil service. More generally, the Senior Manager will work with the team to help elevate the Partnership’s profile on Capitol Hill and with the executive branch. 

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Operations

Manager, Technology Platforms

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking a strategic and results-oriented Manager for Technology Platforms with extensive hands-on experience. This position will be responsible new and existing technologies that enable efficient and effective in-person and remote work environments for both program delivery and internal IT support and that this requires experience with Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Team, Zoom and other communication and collaboration platforms required. The Manager for Technology Platforms will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will work collaboratively with the management team and project managers to understand organizational needs and provide IT-related solutions.

The ideal candidate will be someone who: has worked in a dynamic workplace with varying technologies, such as learning management systems, email, collaboration tools, and process systems; has a record of success helping to meet a growing organization’s rapidly evolving IT needs; can translate and interpret complex technology to consumable information for non-technical professionals; has demonstrated success working effectively across an organization both independently and collaboratively; and possesses the ability to identify and implement new and existing tools to better accomplish program goals and mission. 

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Programs

Associate, Programs

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 Manager, Government Effectiveness

The Partnership for Public Service is expanding its portfolio of technology- and innovation-related programming to support government efforts through thought leadership, training programs, convenings and engagement with the federal technology and innovation communities. Our goal is a government with the modern and emerging technology tools and proven innovation practices to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. 

As an associate manager with the Government Effectiveness team, this role will support the planning and execution of the Partnership’s growing portfolio of projects focused on critical federal technology management and innovation issues. We seek an entrepreneurial candidate who is collaborative problem solver able to organize multiple and varied assignments and to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

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Associate Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation

The Monitoring and Evaluation Associate Manager will contribute to all aspects of an evaluation project or monitoring program from start to finish, including planning and design, collaboration with key stakeholders, data collection and analysis, data synthesis and report writing and presentation. This position will support capacity-building efforts across the organization by supporting the development and implementation of staff trainings, workshops, or other learning opportunities. This position will play a key role in supporting all survey development and dissemination via Qualtrics survey platform. 

The Partnership’s Monitoring and Evaluation Associate Manager must possess strong project management and analytical skills to help carry out a broad spectrum of evaluation work designed to help build our organization’s capacity to improve the effectiveness of government and government management. This position will support the development and implementation of a variety of monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes and outputs related to data infrastructure systems, survey-building, evaluation plans, data visualization and organizational learning. 

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Manager, Government Effectiveness (Innovation)

We seek an experienced professional to manage a portfolio of projects relevant to fostering innovation in the federal government and improving core government operations, including identifying and addressing barriers to innovation, engaging cross-governmental stakeholders, and identifying innovation and government management best practices and tools  The manager’s primary responsibilities will include, project management, relationship management, and strategy and planning.

This position is ideal for someone with a strong project management background who also has experience with supervision and delegation; working with funders and external partners; knowledge and understanding of federal government functions; and demonstrated experience in relationship management. This individual will be responsible for making connections with stakeholders and facilitating the implementation of projects and ideas.  

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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. Yet decades of persistent neglect and antiquated systems have left the federal government unable to meet the demands of today’s interconnected, technology-driven world. If government cannot embrace cutting-edge systems and practices, it hampers delivery of vital services and keeps public servants from using data to make better decisions.

The Senior Manager for Federal Technology Strategy and Programs is a new position that will oversee the strategic direction, planning and execution of the Partnership’s growing portfolio of projects focused on critical federal technology management issues. We seek an experienced and entrepreneurial candidate who has strong program and people 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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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.