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Vice President, Modernizing Government

O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Washington, DC
Publicado há 14 dias

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USD $190.000 - $220.000 / ano



The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to building a better government and a stronger democracy. We believe that our future and our democracy depend on our ability to solve big problems—and that we need an effective federal government to do so. For more than 20 years, we have helped make this vision a reality, helping our government—the public institution most fundamental to our democracy—address current and future challenges.    

Our work is strategic, fast-paced and guided by our values:  

  • Passion for public service and our work toward a more effective government  
  • People who promote a culture of learning, leadership, collaboration, inclusion and respect  
  • Persistence to drive change, take strategic risks and deliver results  
  • Promise to be trustworthy, nonpartisan and fiscally responsible  

We hire smart and friendly people who are great at what they do and good to one another in the process. 



The Partnership for Public Service seeks an experienced professional to serve as the Vice President (VP) for Modernizing Government, a key member of the Partnership’s senior leadership team. The Partnership’s VP for modernizing government oversees a portfolio that aims to strengthen federal organizational performance; cross-agency collaboration; and the systems, structures and processes that support mission delivery – specifically leveraging data, new technologies and customer-centric service delivery. 

In addition, the VP plays a key role in attracting, developing and retaining talent with varying levels of experience, inspiring them to learn about the challenges and opportunities facing federal workers and institutions. The VP 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. Finally, as a senior leadership team member, the VP works collaboratively across the organization to further the Partnership’s strategic goals and initiatives, including its commitment to diversity and inclusion. 


  • Strategically shape, oversee and expand the Partnership’s modern government portfolio, identifying new programming opportunities, potential areas for growth (including prospective expansion to regional offices) and possible funding strategies. 
  • Lead an approx. 10-person team to address topics relevant to improving how the government functions through programming, convenings and product development.  
  • Advance the Partnership’s technology and innovation strategy, AI strategy and customer experience strategy to improve the government’s ability to employ modern ways of working.   
  • Directly supervise and develop team members, providing them regular, clear and actionable performance feedback and opportunities for professional development.  
  • Manage budgets, ensuring projects are delivered within budget and on time.  
  • As appropriate, serve as an organizational spokesperson, through media or presentations, on the results of the Partnership’s modern government work.  
  • Work with other Partnership leadership training and advocacy teams to translate analytic findings into action, helping to develop content for legislative briefings, position papers and articles, as well as curriculum for classroom use.  
  • Forge a productive and effective relationship with the Communications team to deliver thoughtfully developed, integrated and impactful products.  
  • Build and manage relationships with government officials, corporate partners and other experts to ensure the successful design and implementation of projects; in tandem with others, assist in building new relationships to support Partnership activities.  
  • Identify and help to secure partners and funders for future work. 
  • Actively participate as a member of the senior leadership team, which jointly works to further the Partnership’s strategic goals.  
  • Serve as a thought leader and role model across the organization, supporting internal initiatives to address management and operational issues 


  • Superior leadership skills required to align, build and manage a diverse high-performing team, to include attracting and hiring talented employees, leading by example, leading through change and guiding professional development.  
  • Business and growth mindset and the ability to set and clearly articulate the team’s mission and vision.  
  • Organizational skills required to successfully plan, track and guide multiple ongoing projects from initial conceptualization to the timely delivery of high-quality products.  
  • Outstanding oral, written and presentation skills, including organizing and conveying information clearly and persuasively to a variety of audiences.  
  • Highly adept at prioritizing, organizing, delegating and planning work.  
  • Effective storyteller who is adept at translating complex concepts into compelling messages for different key audiences, including federal leaders and employees, policymakers and other thought leaders.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage complex relationships with federal officials, private-sector firms, nonprofit foundations, consultants and other organizations.  
  • Proven track record of exercising critical thinking skills and sound judgment.  
  • Demonstrated skills in budgeting and fiscal management.  
  • Willing and able to work effectively as part of a team across the larger enterprise, sharing information and insights, collaborating to solve problems and generously devoting time to issues that cut across organization lines.  
  • Adept at working in a fast-paced and high-energy environment.  
  • Is entrepreneurial, creative and able to excel with minimal supervision.  
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 
  • Commitment to the values of public service and the mission of the Partnership for Public Service.  


  • At least 15 years of experience leading large-scale, complex programs, preferably covering topics relevant to the federal government.  
  • A history of managing and leading high performing teams toward goal achievement and through change.  
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in successful people management, people development and leadership.  
  • Experience building consensus among a variety of stakeholders, especially when there is disagreement.  
  • Prior professional experience with nonprofit advocacy organizations or working with the federal government a plus.  
  • Bachelor’s degree required (master’s degree a plus) in public policy, public administration, political science, economics, journalism, or a related field or equivalent work or military experience.  



The VP reports to the Executive Vice President and will directly supervise 3-6 employees and oversee a team of approx. 10.  



This job operates in a hybrid (remote + office) environment in Washington, DC, and requires the candidate to be a permanent resident in the Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia area. This role is required to work in the office, on average, two days per week. This position requires consistent use of office equipment such as computer, telephone, printer and scanner.  

In assessing employee performance at the Partnership, we consider collaboration, results, demonstration of our values and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.   



This is a full-time position with regular work hours Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. Occasional evening or weekend activities may be required as well. Please note that the Partnership allows flexible work schedules.    



If travel occurs, it is usually local and during the business day. Very little out of the area and/or overnight travel will be required.  



The Partnership offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary starting between $190,000 and $220,000; medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; long- and short-term disability insurance; a 401(k) program with a 4 percent employer match; transit benefits; opportunities for training and development; 15 days of annual leave per year, 10 days of sick leave per year, plus all federal holidays and the day after Thanksgiving off; and use of an on-site exercise facility.   



The Partnership is 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. The Partnership for Public Service is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any application for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, veteran status, disability; or on any other basis prohibited by law. 


The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to building a better government and a stronger democracy. We believe that our future and our democracy depend on our ability to solve big…


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