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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

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: 

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. You 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. 

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Manager, Salesforce Administrator

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking a Salesforce Administrator who will lead the ongoing development and configuration of our Salesforce deployment. We are seeking someone with excellent technical and communication skills who can interface directly with internal stakeholders working in program management, fundraising, and marketing to understand their needs and configure and customize the platform to meet the organization’s new and changing business requirements.

The Salesforce Administrator role is part technical project manager, part administrator, part Salesforce analyst and 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.  

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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 the Alliance for Congress. Alliance for Congress promotes 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:

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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Programs

Associate, Leadership Development

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.

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Associate Manager, Federal Executive Networks

We are seeking a dynamic, collaborative, motivated and entrepreneurial professional to support the Partnership’s federal executive networks initiatives, including the Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Management (ASAM) Roundtable, which provides a safe environment for ASAMs and their peer leaders in federal management to convene and share best practices in accelerating needed change in agencies and across government; and our General Counsel Exchange, which provides a forum for general counsels and chief counsels to deepen their understanding of federal agency legal issues and share ideas.  

This position will also support other programs designed to enhance the effectiveness of senior level government executives and political appointees; it will also contribute to other programming that furthers the Partnership’s mission more broadly. This an excellent opportunity to learn about our government’s most pressing challenges from executive branch leaders who are making an impact. 

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Associate Manager, Leadership Development

The Partnership is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and motivated project manager to join our Leadership Development team. The Associate Manager will play a critical role in the Partnership’s work developing strong government leaders who can address our country’s biggest challenges more effectively. This role will support the Partnership’s agency-specific leadership development programming.   

Our agency-specific leadership programs range from webinar series and one-day seminars to multi-year programming focused on complex challenges facing federal agencies. One of our largest initiatives to date has been with the Department of Labor, where we worked with thousands of leaders across the country. Through this work we developed federal executives through our Executive Onboarding Program, trained all supervisors on key leadership competencies through our one- and four-day sessions, developed and implemented programming for aspiring leaders, and created customized interventions to address sub-component-specific challenges. Typical programming at the sub-component level have included team retreats focused on vision-setting, customer service and team norms; diversity, equity, and inclusion training for all employees across the country; team and individual coaching for the executive and leadership team. 

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Director, Business Development

The Partnership for Public Service secures funding in a variety of ways to meet our mission, with a substantial portion of revenue coming from federal agencies for the direct delivery of solutions and advisory services. We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Director to oversee this critical funding stream and to lead the Business Development team and integrate all business development activities, ranging from open enrollment training programs to large-scale engagements with federal agencies and comprising such offerings as recruiting and hiring, leadership development and employee engagement. The Business Development Director will also lead a team of relationship managers to establish and maintain key relationships with federal agencies and their executives with the intent of better understanding agency needs and providing solutions accordingly.

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Manager, Government Effectiveness (Innovation)

The Partnership is seeking a collaborative and detail-oriented project manager to join our Government Effectiveness team. The manager will oversee a portfolio of growing projects aiming to foster innovation in the federal government and improve core government operations to better serve the needs of the public while working hand-in-hand with the Federal Innovation Council. This role is an exciting opportunity to partner with experienced and entrepreneurial federal leaders to bring amount necessary and transformative change in government.  

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 the implementation of projects and ideas.  

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Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation

The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager is responsible for overseeing 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. As a key member of the monitoring, evaluation and learning team, the manager will also contribute to the Partnership’s overall learning agenda, support capacity-building to improve effectiveness, and support all evaluation, monitoring, and learning efforts across the organization.  

The Partnership’s Monitoring and Evaluation Manager must possess strong project management and analytical skills to oversee 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 play a vital role in developing and implementing 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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Senior Manager, Center for Presidential Transition

The Partnership’s Center for Presidential Transition serves as the premier nonpartisan source of information and resources to help presidential candidates and their teams lay the groundwork for a new administration or for a president’s second term. 

This leadership role will lead crucial pieces of the Center for Presidential Transition’s portfolio, oversee day-to-day project management, and work effectively with internal partners and external stakeholders so that the Center’s priorities are well managed, make an impact and advance the Partnership’s mission. Leading up to 2024, the Center is focused on creating new resources for the administration and future transition teams, conducting research on timely topics, capturing lessons learned from 2020, pursuing process reforms and onboarding political appointees. 

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Senior Manager, Government Effectiveness (Innovation)

The Partnership is seeking a strategic, collaborative and detail-oriented senior manager to oversee our innovation portfolio. Our work fosters innovation in the federal government and improves core government operations to better serve the needs of the public, while working closely with internal and external stakeholders, such as the Federal Innovation Council. This role is an exciting opportunity to lead a growing portfolio of work, engage with senior executives in government and meaningfully contribute to the effectiveness of government.

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Benefits and Perks

Health Insurance

The Partnership provides medical, dental and vision coverage to its employees and pays up to 85% 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 12 paid holidays, including the day after Thanksgiving and Juneteenth.

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.