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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


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Communications

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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Programs

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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Manager, Research and Analysis

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking an experienced professional to manage a research and analysis portfolio of topics relevant to improving how the federal government functions. Topics could 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 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 as well as knowledge and understanding of federal government functions and demonstrated experience in relationship management.

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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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Manager, Innovation

The innovation manager will manage a portfolio of projects relevant to fostering innovation in the federal government, including identifying and addressing barriers to innovation, engaging with the innovation community and identifying innovation best practices and tools. This position is ideal for someone with a strong program management background who also has experience with program design, supervision and delegation, working with funders and external partners, knowledge and understanding of federal government functions, and demonstrated experience in relationship management.

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Associate, Programs

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 direct program support and delivery, program operations, customer service, program enrollment, event logistics, and more.

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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.