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Development Director

Seeking a visionary, experienced, and hands-on development professional to join the senior management team of a growing global nonprofit.
 
THE ORGANIZATION: The World Justice Project (WJP) was launched in 2009 to promote justice and the rule of law globally. It is best known for its Rule of Law Index, the world’s leading source on the performance of 126 countries in relation to absence of corruption, open government, civil and criminal justice, fundamental rights, and other rule of law standards. WJP is also host to the World Justice Forum, a biennial global gathering that draws leaders and activists from all parts of the world and a variety of disciplines to forge strategies for building more just societies. At a time when the rule of law is facing fundamental challenges throughout the world, WJP’s mission to strengthen respect for justice, peace, and fundamental rights is more pressing than ever.
 
WJP’s annual budget of $8 million is supported by a mix of governments, foundations, major donors, law firms, and corporations. It is headquartered in Washington, DC with satellite offices in Seattle, WA, Mexico City, and Singapore. For more information, please visit worldjusticeproject.org.
 
THE POSITION: Now entering its second decade, WJP is at an exciting juncture, with new leadership and the launch of several new programmatic initiatives. We seek an ambitious and visionary senior development professional to become a vital part of the new senior management team, to lead WJP’s global fundraising efforts, and to help move it from an early growth stage to maturity and sustainability.
 
The Development Director will be a strong conceptual and strategic thinker who will partner with the Executive Director and Board to chart the organization’s fundraising future and build the capacity of the Development Department to expand WJP’s funding base.
 
The ideal candidate will be committed to global peace, opportunity, and human rights, and excel in foundation fundraising, donor communications, fundraising best practices, and team-building. A strong plus will be a familiarity with corporate and law firm fundraising, event sponsorships, and/or exposure to governmental grants.
 
The Development Director will be based in WJP’s Washington, DC office but can expect to travel to Seattle on a bi-monthly basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Fundraising strategy and implementation:

  • Develop and execute WJP’s annual fundraising plan.
  • Develop and direct a robust prospecting operation for all relevant constituencies.
  • Supervise the Development Associate and, over time, build WJP’s development team through effective recruiting, training, mentoring, and supervising.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer to develop and track revenue projections, and prepare budgets and forecasts related to all fundraising activities.
  • Report regularly to the organization’s leadership on fundraising progress against stated goals.
  • Strengthen development infrastructure and systems.
  • In collaboration with the WJP communications team, develop appropriate messages and communications channels for various donor audiences.
  • Lead the entire organization to excel in donor/funder cultivation and stewardship and continue to build out our culture of philanthropy across staff and leadership.

 Institutional (Foundation and Government) Fundraising:

  • Oversee and analyze research to identify new sources of institutional giving.
  • Lead on development of strategies and approaches to foundation funders and prospects.
  • Draft proposals, reports, and other written collateral in close collaboration with executive director and program staff; ensure timely submission of acknowledgements, reports and proposals.
  • Assist with strategic positioning of programs and mission to align with funder priorities.
  • Work closely with senior leadership to nurture and develop new relationships with program officers and other foundation and donor agency personnel.
  • Collaborate with responsible program staff on outreach to government funders and ensure proper administrative supports are in place for government fundraising, starting with systems for donor tracking, record keeping, proposal preparation, and follow-up.

Other Fundraising:

  • Direct the implementation of the Annual Fund solicitation.
  • Collaborate with the staff supporting WJP’s law firm sponsorship program to increase law firm giving.
  • Develop additional sponsorship opportunities tied to the World Justice Forum and other WJP events.
  • Manage the donor database, and ensure data hygiene and best practices.  

Broader Organizational Role:

  • Work with communications team to strengthen the case for support across all messages and vehicles, including the organization’s website.
  • As a member of the executive leadership team, contribute to the overall strategic, programmatic, and operational management of the organization. 

CREDENTIALS:

Qualifications (Required):

  • Development generalist with 8-10 years of fundraising experience in progressively senior positions, preferably in an international affairs, international development, justice, democracy building, or human rights organization.
  • BA or equivalent college or university degree.
  • Top-notch written and oral communications skills.
  • Commitment to the vision, mission and values of WJP.
  • Experience recruiting, training, mentoring, and managing staff.
  • Management skills, preferably in a growing organization.
  • Proven track record of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding various donor constituencies, and ease relating to influential, well-known individuals and high-dollar donors.
  • Familiarity with the landscape, priorities, and methodologies of private foundations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • Experience with fundraising, organizational and program budgets.
  • Experience utilizing donor database and development tracking software.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism, and to handle sensitive and proprietary financial information.
  • Anticipatory and strategic thinker.
  • Systematic approach to tasks and overall development operation.
  • Excellent time management skills, and attention to detail.
  • Computer skills:  Windows operating, MS Office, and Salesforce or similar database software.
  • Willingness to travel regularly.
  • A sense of humor, humility, and collegiality.

Desired but not necessary:

  • Experience in a law-related setting or legally oriented organization is a plus.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: The WJP is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and reference information (contact information for two to three references, with past supervisors and employers being preferred) to “wjobs@worldjusticeproject.org” with subject line “LAST NAME FIRST NAME DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR POSITION”. Please send all application documents at once, preferably in PDF format. Due to the high volume of applications expected to be received, we are able to follow up directly only with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please. 


Program Associate (Access to Justice)

Position: The World Justice Project's (WJP) Rule of Law Index team is seeking a full-time Program Associate at the WJP's office in Washington DC, to begin immediately. The Program Associate will work in collaboration with the WJP research team to deliver high-quality, cutting-edge research on a wide range of topics pertaining to access to justice and related themes.

Responsibilities: The Program Associate will report directly to the Rule of Law Index Director overseeing the department's access to justice initiatives. The Program Associate will assist with the research, data analysis, and development of projects on access to civil justice and related themes, such as health and the environment. The main responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: 

  • Supporting the production and launch of the WJP's report and data portal on legal needs and access to justice in 100 countries, assisting with all aspects of report production and website development;
  • Conducting background research, literature reviews, and analysis to assist with the drafting of academic papers on legal needs and access to justice;
  • Assisting with research and proposal writing required to develop new lines of global research on access to justice and other relevant themes such as health and the environment;
  • Managing online surveys to environmental law experts in Latin America, including coordinating outreach to experts, programming surveys, and maintaining a database of 3,000+ potential experts;
  • Providing research, writing, and logistical support for the WJP's participation in inter-organizational research initiatives pertaining to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), access to justice, and environmental governance;
  • Providing administrative support for research processes, including managing consultants, external vendors, and research interns, and assisting with scheduling and budgeting requests as needed;
  • Supporting the data analysis, writing, design, and production of other WJP research products as needed; and
  • Assisting with projects and activities as they relate to alternative data collection efforts, data presentation, and data visualization.

Qualifications: This position is open to graduates (B.A. or M.A.) with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and two to five years of relevant professional experience. The ideal candidate will have completed coursework in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or pre-law. Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated individuals with a strong academic track record and an enthusiastic interest in rule of law. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications: 

  • Superior research skills, sound analytical skills, and excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent writing, oral communications, and interpersonal skills; 
  • Fluency or advanced professional proficiency in Spanish (additional language skills are a plus);
  • The ability to manage large databases (strong skills in Microsoft Excel and Stata preferred);
  • Knowledge of survey research methods and statistics are a plus; 
  • The ability to work independently as well as in group settings, the ability to manage his or her own workload, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under deadline pressure.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment; 
  • The ability to communicate in a professional manner both in writing and over the phone;
  • Commitment to the WJP’s mission and principles (www.worldjusticeproject.org).

How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Please email a cover letter, resume, a writing sample not exceeding 5 pages, and reference information (1-3 reference contact information, past supervisors and employers preferred) to indexjobs@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line “[Last Name], [First Name], Program Associate, A2J.” Please send all application documents at once, preferably in one PDF file. 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.


Program Associate (General Population Poll) — Immediate Vacancy

Position: The World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index team is seeking a full-time Program Associate at the WJP’s office in Washington, DC to begin immediately.

Responsibilities: The Program Associate will report directly to the Rule of Law Index Director to provide crucial support for the Rule of Law Index team. The Program Associate will assist with research, data analysis, and other long-term projects on the status of the rule of law in different countries as well as on the mechanisms by which the rule of law operates and affects economic and political life. This position will focus primarily on the household survey side of data collection for the Rule of Law Index. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage the primary data collection process for the General Population Poll in 126 countries, including the Request for Proposals, coordination with local polling partners, and ensuring data quality; 
  • Contribute to the data analysis, research, writing, design, and printing of the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index and Rule of Law Index Insights annual reports;
  • Help to manage administrative processes for the Index team, including contract negotiations, payment processes, and day to day administration of consultants’ contracts;
  • Contribute to projects and activities that relate to alternative data collection efforts, data presentation, and data visualization;
  • Participate in joint endeavors and working groups to contribute to the maintenance and growth of the WJP’s considerable network of partners around the globe; 
  • Assist with grant proposals and fundraising efforts as necessary; 
  • Help to manage research interns; and
  • Undertake rule of law research and analysis as necessary.

Qualifications: This position is open to graduates (B.A. or M.A.) with excellent attention to detail and strong writing and research skills. International experience and foreign language skills are preferred. The ideal candidate will have completed coursework in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or pre-law. 

Successful applicants will have at least two years of relevant experience, and be bright, highly motivated individuals with a strong academic track record and an enthusiastic interest in the rule of law. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications: 

  • Experience liaising with external partners, vendors, and/or consultants;
  • Strong professional writing, research, and communication skills;
  • Experience with or knowledge of survey methodology and design;
  • Experience working with quantitative survey data is preferred. This includes data cleaning, validation, analysis, and visualization; 
  • The ability to manage large databases (strong skills in Microsoft Excel required; experience with and knowledge of STATA, SPSS, R, or other statistical analysis software is a plus);
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, multicultural environment; 
  • English fluency is required; fluency in an additional language (including Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Russian) is a plus;
  • Experience drafting grant proposals and project budgets;
  • Experience recruiting, training, and managing interns is preferred;
  • The ability to work independently as well as in group settings, the ability to manage his or her own workload, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under deadline pressure; and
  • Commitment to the WJP’s mission and principles (www.worldjusticeproject.org).

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.  

Working Conditions: The work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. The employee is expected to travel and will be exposed to outside environmental conditions during those times. The incumbent 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. Please email a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (no more than 5 pages), and reference information (1-3 references with contact information; past supervisors and employers preferred) to indexjobs@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – Program Associate (GPP) 2019 Application”. Please send all application documents at once, preferably in one PDF file. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled. 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.


Consultant: Finance and Operations Manager - Mexico City Office

Period:

  • June-December 2019: Criminal Justice Reform and Rule of Law Index
  • January 2020 - : Expanded, Modified or New Projects (contingent on funding)

Location: Based in Mexico City

Supervision: Reports to the Country Director (CD); with strong dotted line to the CFAO

Summary: The Finance and Operations Manager (FOM) is the highest-level administration position of the WJP/Mexico office. In collaboration with the Country Director, WJP Chief Research Officer and the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, the FOM will be responsible for efficient and compliant administration of current grants, as well as future funding resources obtained by WJP/Mexico. S/he will collaborate in the design and adoption of Standard Operating Procedures covering frequent or routine transactions and record keeping and will ensure that the SOPs are consistently implemented over time. The FOM will identify budget and spending risks, legal issues that require attention (e.g., compliance gaps, labor disputes) and obstacles to efficient administrative operations, and will propose timely measures to mitigate or eliminate those problems.

Responsibilities:

Financial

  • Track and forecast budget for all WJP grants and contracts in Mexico (burn rate, resources remaining under all funding mechanisms) in collaboration with the HQ Grants Reporting Manager.
  • Identify risks and challenges to projected spending levels: e.g., unanticipated factors affecting burn rate, staffing changes.
  • Prepare and file payments made through WJP´s Mexican bank accounts: register all electronic transfer accounts (CLABE) except for those payments made from HQ. 
  • Send full transaction report to WJP/HQ every month: electronic transfers, checks, debit card payments and petty cash audit.
  • Manage payroll for any Mexican nationals who are paid through WJP’s Mexican bank account
  • Serve as WJP-Mex point of contact with: WJP Human Resources, WJP Accounting, local legal and/or accounting firm(s) that provide administrative support
  • Prepare for and manage WJP audits in Mexico 

Grant Management

  • Comply with all FAR and 2CFR 200 federal regulations of the U.S. Government.
  • Link project spending to specific grants and grant sub-activities (as appropriate)
  • Prepare budget and status report for periodic reports submitted to donors
  • Support CD in registering World Justice Project/Mexico as a formal NGO (Asociación Civil)
  • In close coordination with programmatic senior staff, manage preparation of financial aspects of applications for new grants.

Operational

  • Supervise the procurement processes for sub-contractors, suppliers, and venues
  • Develop and support the implementation of (and compliance with) WJP policies and Standard Operating Procedures governing WJP operations in the Mexico office.
  • Develop and support the implementation of (and compliance with) human resources policies, including benefit selection and management, in accordance with WJP policies and Mexican law.
  • In coordination with staff, establish and document the technology requirements of the WJP’s Mexico office.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (licenciatura) in administrative field.
  • Minimum ten years of experience of financial administration in an organization operating in Mexico
  • Minimum five years’ experience of financial and operational management for projects financed through international donors (USG funding experience preferred)
  • Strong command of Excel and at least one major transactional software platform
  • Functional knowledge of Mexican laws (national and Mexico City) governing labor rights, financial reporting and taxation.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English

How to apply: To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and reference information (contact information for two to three references, with past supervisors and employers being preferred) to “wjobs@worldjusticeproject.org” with subject line “LAST NAME FIRST NAME MEXICO FINANCE MANAGER POSITION”. Please send all application documents in English, preferably in PDF format. This position will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications expected to be received, we are able to follow up directly only with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please. 


Junior Graphic & Data Visualization Designer

Position Summary: The World Justice Project (WJP) is seeking an entry to mid-level graphic and data visualization designer to work in tandem with the Senior Design Associate on the production of various data driven publications and reports that are cited by heads of state, chief justices, business leaders, and public officials worldwide. The junior designer will be responsible for: 

40% Print Design
Under the direction of the Senior Design Associate and in collaboration with the Communications Director and internal teams, design and layout the WJP Rule of Law Index and WJP Mexico States Rule of Law Index annual publications as well as other related reports. The junior designer will be responsible for updating text and flowing data into existing data visualization formats.

40% Data Visualization and Infographics
Works closely with the Senior Design Associate to produce stunning, innovative data visualizations and infographics that tell compelling and enlightening stories (static, interactive, and animated). 

20% Other Graphic Design
Design and update WJP graphics to support WJP publications online and in print; Miscellaneous graphics for social media channels; Produce and design Power-Point presentations; and Updating internal templates.

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of experience in a graphic design environment, including data design and visualization, print design and production, and document and presentation layout;
  • A strong visual design portfolio;
  • Familiarity with industry-best practices related to print design and data visualization;
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator); Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); website content management (Drupal and basic HTML coding a plus);
  • Skill in interpreting, synthesizing, and visualizing data;
  • Basic understanding of Tableau, Datawrapper, or a willingness and interest to learn;
  • Ability to prioritize workload and daily assignments efficiently; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; follow through on issues in a timely manner, and to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels and work in a team-oriented environment, as well as ability to be flexible and work independently with little supervision;
  • Proficiency and interest in developing new skills and learning new subject matter quickly; 
  • Excellent oral communication skills; excellent writing skills; strong decision-making ability; and strong attention to detail;
  • Open to receiving objective criticism and showing a desire to improve; and
  • Isn’t afraid to push the boundaries and introduce new innovative ideas

How to Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and a link to your portfolio to indexjobs@worldjusticeproject.org. Please put “Last Name, First Name - Application for Junior Graphic Designer” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Due to the high intake of applications, WJP will only respond to those who have been selected to move forward with the interview process.


Special Assistant, Executive Office and Engagement Team

Summary: The World Justice Project (WJP) is seeking a full-time Special Assistant to work with the Executive Director and the Chief Engagement Officer in the WJP's office in Washington DC. The Special Assistant will coordinate the executive office and serve as the right-hand assistant to the Executive Director and to the Chief Engagement Officer, providing research, communications, and administrative support for them and their teams. The successful candidate will play a critical role in a growing, entrepreneurial non-profit working to advance the rule of law as the foundation for communities of equity, opportunity, and peace. 

Responsibilities: 
The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate the Executive Office and provide administrative support to the Executive Director, senior staff, Officers, and Board of Directors, including correspondence, scheduling, filing, travel arrangements, logistics and event planning, preparation of briefing materials, and expense reporting;
  • Provide support for the Chief Engagement Officer, the Engagement team, and WJP's external relations, including preparation, editing, proofreading, and mailing of outreach materials and maintenance of the organization's database of contacts, supporters, and partners; 
  • Provide support for the WJP's development and fundraising functions, including conducting research and drafting correspondence, concept notes, and proposals;
  • Provide research, analysis, and writing support for scholarly articles, blog posts, constituent newsletters, and speeches on rule of law topics;
  • Represent WJP with external audiences and at briefings, meetings, and events;
  • Other duties as necessary.

Qualifications: This position is open to graduates (B.A. or M.A.) with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, with excellent attention to detail and superior research, writing, and problem-solving skills. International experience and foreign language skills are preferred. The ideal candidate will have completed coursework in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or pre-law. Successful applicants will have at least one year of relevant experience, and be bright, highly dependable, and motivated with a strong academic record and an enthusiastic interest in the rule of law. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

  • Superior research, analytical, and organizational skills and excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong writing, oral communications, and interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to communicate in a professional manner in writing, over the phone, and in person, including with senior professionals and dignitaries;
  • Familiarity with standard office software programs; experience with Salesforce is a plus;
  • Experience studying or working overseas and foreign language skills are a plus;
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, multicultural environment;
  • The ability to work independently as well as in group settings, the ability to manage his or her own workload, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under deadline pressure.
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the WJP's mission and principles 

Physical Requirements: While performing the responsibilities of the job, this person will frequently be required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. This person 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. This person may be required to walk, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for expansive reading and data analysis. This person will be required to meet the physical demands of frequent global travel, including to lesser-developed and remote locations.

Working Conditions: The work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. This person will typically work 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 WJP is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, 1-2 page writing sample, and reference information (contact information for two to three references, with past supervisors and employers being preferred) to "wjobs@worldjusticeproject.org" with subject line "LAST NAME FIRST NAME SPECIAL ASSISTANT POSITION". Please send all application documents at once, preferably in PDF format. This position will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications expected to be received, we are able to follow up directly only with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.