International Justice Mission

Vice President of Global Partnerships

Position Type
Jobs | Regular Full-Time

The Need

IJM is the global thought-leader in addressing violence against the poor and the largest international anti-slavery organization in the world.


Over the last twenty years, IJM has grown into the world’s leading agency in addressing violence against the poor.  We are now poised to vastly expand our impact by leveraging our un-rivaled operational experience, global footprint, and intellectual capital to mobilize the world’s largest institutions into a global revolution in citizen safety that secures protection from violence for the world’s poor.  To lead this effort, IJM is seeking a senior executive to operate at a level of global statesmanship in representing IJM’s thought-leadership at the highest levels of government, multi-lateral institutions, academia, development institutions, and religious societies – and to operationally lead a global team in marshalling IJM’s intellectual assets and influence to fundamentally transform the way the world’s most influential institutions prioritize and fund programs to stop violence against the poor in the developing world.


This position is based at IJM’s headquarters in the Washington, DC, area and reports to the Senior Vice President of Global Advancement.


Summary: Oversee the development and implementation of a global thought leadership strategy for mainstreaming IJM’s theory of change with churches, governments, foundations, and international development institutions.


Advance and Implement Strategy to Influence Development Institutions

  • Responsible for growing IJM’s global institutional revenue from corporations, governments, foundations, and international development institutions from $4M to $20M by 2020.
  • Lead and advise the organization on global advocacy and campaigning opportunities to mobilize support for IJM’s mission.
  • Advise on leveraging external opportunities to enable the organization to deliver on its strategy.
  • Partner with the VP of Global Brand and Communications and Justice Operations to create thought leadership content that influences decision-making at national and global levels.
  • Oversee the development of a strategy for partnering with corporations to investigate the prevalence of slavery in supply chains, developing a new line program area for the organization.
  • Liaise with executive leaders across the organization to ensure full alignment of strategy.
  • Identify key aid and corporate institutions and lead the team to cultivate relationships.
  • Lead and build the Institutional Partnerships team that will execute on strategies to engage aid and corporate institutions.

Develop and Implement Strategy to Influence Global Church Institutions

  • Oversee the development of a global strategy for building partnerships with major church networks and religious institutions.
  • Cast vision for engaging the global church in the fight to end slavery and lead in the development of a strategy to implement that vision.
  • Ensure a scalable, global church-to-church program that increases engagement and financial support from churches around the world to $20M by 2020.
  • Ensure full alignment of church engagement strategy in IJM Field Offices and Partner Offices.
  • Identify key church partnerships and lead the team to cultivate relationships with institutions, such as the Vatican.
  • Lead and build the Church Partnerships team that will execute on strategies to engage church denominations.

Provide Leadership within the Global Advancement Division

  • Work closely with the Senior Vice President to build a culture of joy, transparency, and disciplined execution in the Global Advancement Division.
  • Foster and encourage IJM’s culture of spiritual health and integrity.
  • Model servant leadership in attitude and behavior.
  • Serve on the Global Advancement leadership team and participate in the organization’s leadership rhythms (monthly leadership meetings, etc.).


Travel Requirements

  • This position requires 30% travel (domestic and international).

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or International Development;
  • Proven track record in setting strategy and building significant financial partnerships;
  • Proven track record in setting strategy and influencing thought leadership;
  • Superior leadership skills with the capacity to manage a large number of projects and inspire strong leaders;
  • Strong written communication and an ability to present well in one-on-one, small group settings, and in large forums;
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to build positive culture and align teams behind strategic goals; and
  • Goal-oriented and entrepreneurial.                                                                                             

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith;
  • Humble and resilient;
  • Pursues excellence;
  • Culturally aware and appreciative of difference;
  • Strong service ethic;
  • Innovative problem solver;
  • Ability to build trust and strong partnerships with others;
  • Courageous in pursuing opportunities and challenges;
  • Tenacious in achieving goals; and
  • Professional.

Your application for consideration should include a:

  • Resume/CV listing your education and employment history;
  • Cover letter describing how you feel suitable and aligned for the role at this time; and
  • Personal statement of faith. What is a statement of faith? A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, involvement in church activities etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.


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