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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 diversityequity 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

Senior Communications and Events Manager

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking a Senior Communications and Events Manager to oversee the strategic direction, planning and execution of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) program, including an annual black-tie gala. The Sammies, also known as the “Oscars” of government service, highlight excellence in our federal government and inspire other talented and dedicated individuals to go into public service. The program has been featured in national media outlets including a Full Frontal with Samantha Bee piece in 2019. Building on that momentum, we now seek an experienced manager who can strategically expand the impact of the program. As a member of the Partnership’s communication team, the successful candidate will also conceive, design and implement new programming focused on recognizing excellence and enhancing public knowledge about the great work of the federal government.

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Programs

Associate Manager, Federal Technology Leadership Programs

In 2019, the Partnership launched our first Artificial Intelligence Federal Leadership Cohort (AI cohort), in which members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) from across government attend a six-month program designed to help agency decision-makers better understand the opportunities around AI and prepare leaders to integrate AI technology with policy objectives. In total, these 20 executives are responsible for leading hundreds of thousands of federal employees and oversee a collective budget of more than one trillion dollars. As the Partnership expands our work in the technology space, we are intentionally growing this program to create lasting and scalable change in government.

We are seeking a dynamic, collaborative and motivated professional to support the expansion and execution of the AI cohort over the next three years to eventually reach 150 SES leaders both in the Washington, DC area and in other regions where federal employees are heavily concentrated. In addition, this position may provide support for other technology programming that contributes to the Partnership’s mission more broadly.

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Senior Manager, Federal Technology Leadership Programs

In 2019, the Partnership launched our first Artificial Intelligence Federal Leadership Cohort (AI cohort), in which members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) from across government attend a six-month program designed to help agency decision-makers better understand the opportunities around AI and prepare leaders to integrate AI technology with policy objectives. In total, these 20 executives are responsible for leading hundreds of thousands of federal employees and oversee a collective budget of more than one trillion dollars. As the Partnership expands our work in the technology space, we are intentionally growing this program to create lasting and scalable change in government.

The senior manager will lead the expansion and execution of the AI cohort over the next three years to eventually reach 150 SES leaders both in the Washington, DC area and in other regions where federal employees are heavily concentrated. We are seeking an experienced candidate who wants to help shape the direction of the Partnership’s technology-focused leadership development programming in a dynamic, growing organization.  

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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 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.

Gym Subsidy

The Partnership will subsidize 50% of the cost of the building’s gym membership.