World Justice Project
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

The World Justice Project (WJP) is seeking a creative and proven leader with experience in developing and implementing effective public-private partnerships for social good, to serve as Director of Private Sector Partnerships and develop a new program of engagement of the private sector in WJP's work.

WJP is an independent, international non-profit that creates knowledge, builds awareness, and stimulates action to advance the rule of law worldwide. It pursues its mission through original research, data collection and analysis, and support and engagement of an active global network. WJP is the leading source of original rule of law data, widely used by international organizations, bilateral aid agencies, private sector businesses and investors, the media and civil society. It is a global convener of diverse stakeholders committed to identifying and advancing best practices in strengthening the rule of law. Private sector actors seeking to understand and improve the rule of law contexts in which they invest and operate can be important stakeholders and partners in WJP's work. The Director of Private Sector Partnerships will have an opportunity to design and develop an exciting new program to realize this potential to support the role of the private sector in advancing the rule of law.

Responsibilities: The Director of Private Sector Partnerships will report directly to the Chief Development Officer and work closely and collaboratively across the WJP Research, Engagement, and Communications teams to build and deliver effective programming for the private sector rule of law community. The Director of Private Sector Partnerships will be responsible for the launch and growth of a new WJP Private Sector Partnership for the Rule of Law Program, including the design of corporate engagement initiatives and partnership benefit packages, research and recruitment of prospective partners, and coordination of program delivery that aligns with WJP's core mission. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • design and develop a program for private sector partners comprising data, research, networking, learning, and leadership opportunities;
  • represent WJP in global private sector forums, events, and processes to raise awareness and use of WJP rule of law resources among private sector actors;
  • identify and engage private sector representatives to join and participate in the WJP Private Sector Partnership for the Rule of Law;
  • ensure the effective account management of corporate member relationships and the coordination of delivery of program benefits, working closely with other team members;
  • in coordination with relevant WJP Research and Engagement staff, oversee and evaluate private sector partner requests for research and engagement initiatives outside of the standard partnership program;
  • grow the partnership pipeline and long-term relationship development in collaboration with the WJP team and Board;
  • design and negotiate annual partnership packages based on a standard template of benefits including sharing of content, employee engagement, and recognition;
  • advise on and support the implementation of communications strategies for reaching private sector stakeholders with information about WJP and Private Sector Partnership opportunities; and
  • manage corporate partnership budget including costs, revenue projections, and other metrics of success.

Qualifications: This position is open to graduates (B.A./B.S. and above) with a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant work experience. Advanced degree in international relations, business, law or other relevant fields is a plus. The ideal candidate will have experience in corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility; corporate environmental, social, and governance matters; and an entrepreneurial mindset.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

  • minimum of five years' of direct experience in corporate partnerships with a focus on Fortune 500 corporations;
  • experience with successful development and delivery of corporate / nonprofit partnerships;
  • acumen to identify, target and build new opportunities to maximize potential, including in the ESG/CSR space;
  • strong professional writing, research, and communication skills;
  • experience working in a fast-paced, multicultural environment;
  • English fluency is required; fluency in an additional language (including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic or Russian) is a plus;
  • experience recruiting, training, and managing staff is preferred;
  • the ability to work independently as well as in group settings, the ability to motivate an internal team, and the ability to manage one's own workload, prioritize multiple tasks, and work under deadline pressure;
  • familiarity with and commitment to the WJP's mission and principles (; and
  • willingness to travel up to 20% of the time.


The position may be based in either the WJP Washington, DC or Seattle office. WJP maintains a hybrid in-office/remote work schedule, with staff expected to work from the office at least three days per week.

Physical Requirements

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also, the employee may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the ability to perform repetitive motions, grasp objects, including a writing instrument, stand, communicate verbally and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The employee may be required to walk, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for extensive reading and data analysis. WJP is committed to making reasonable accommodations to support employment of people with disabilities.

Working Conditions

The work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. The employee typically works indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels.

How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. To apply, please visit WJP's employment portal: Please include the following documents along with your application (in one PDF file):

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (five pages maximum)
  • Contact information for three professional references (past supervisors and employers preferred)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.

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