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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 Manager, Alliance for Congress/Communications

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking a strategic, results-oriented communications professional to play a key role in its new initiative, the Alliance for Congress. Launching in February 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.

Reporting to the Alliance for Congress Communications Director, the Communications Manager 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. We are seeking a candidate with experience crafting and delivering external messaging via multiple channels, and a proven track record of pitching and earning national and trade media coverage.

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Communications Director, Alliance for Congress/Communications

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 February 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.

Reporting to the Vice President of Communications, the Communications Director will develop and implement the Alliance for Congress communications strategy, build excitement about our brand, and inspire audiences and supporters to engage with our 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. 

The Director will also lead a comprehensive project to coordinate messaging across organizations working to empower and strengthen Congress. For this, the Communications Director will identify new audiences and allies critical to this effort and align our messages to broaden the impact of the Alliance for Congress. As part of this project, the Communications Director will develop a strategy document that serves as the foundation for messages and messengers seeking to strengthen Congress.

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Programs

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.