About TRACE Careers

Careers

To apply for an available position, please send cover letter, resume, samples of work or other relevant information – anything that would help us make a decision – to careers@TRACEinternational.org.

Interested in an internship with TRACE? Learn about our Summer Internship Program below.

Available Opportunities

TRACE is now accepting applications for the following positions for immediate consideration:

U.S.-Based Opportunities

Attorney (Annapolis, MD)

TRACE International, Inc., a dynamic and growing non-profit membership association in Annapolis, Maryland, provides practical and cost-effective anti-bribery compliance solutions for multinational companies and their commercial intermediaries. TRACE provides several core services and products, including: due diligence reports on commercial intermediaries; model compliance policies; an online Resource Center; in-person and online anti-bribery training; and research on corporate best practices. For multinational companies, TRACE provides a practical and cost-effective alternative to increasingly expensive and time-consuming corporate compliance. For commercial intermediaries, TRACE offers a marketing advantage by creating a bridge between them and companies doing business internationally.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting rigorous, enhanced anti-bribery due diligence reviews.

  • Working directly with TRACE member companies to support their compliance efforts.

  • Providing in-person and online training for members.

  • Performing risk assessments relating to anti-bribery compliance programs.

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of law firm experience or accounting firm experience.
  • Experience conducting comprehensive due diligence or similar investigations.

  • Ability to synthesize complex investigations into accessible lay terms.

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) experience.

  • Availability for international travel.

  • Fluency in at least one foreign language (desirable but not mandatory).

  • Strong academic credentials and writing skills.

  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism while working independently and managing multiple responsibilities.

  • Excellent communication skills, including formal presentation skills.

  • High level of ethics, values and integrity.

TRACE offers competitive salary, bonus structure, and comprehensive benefits. Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to: careers@traceinternational.org.

Due Diligence Associate (Annapolis, MD) 

TRACE is a dynamic and growing company in Annapolis, Maryland, that provides practical and cost-effective anti-bribery compliance solutions for multinational companies and their commercial intermediaries.  TRACE is looking for numerous analytical and process-oriented individuals for our due diligence business.  A key component of anti-bribery compliance is a due diligence review of businesses and individuals operating in overseas markets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for completing a variety of due diligence reviews.

  • Manages multiple files and is responsible for ongoing correspondence with the intermediary/agent.
  • Responsible for understanding FCPA concepts to request appropriate follow-up on relevant issues and evaluation of the information obtained to ensure it meets product requirements.

  • Must be able to perform database searches of key individual and company names across multiple databases, analyze the results and then send appropriate follow-up requests to the intermediary/agent. 

  • Expected to produce high quality professional reports within the anticipated cycle times.

  • Occasionally called on to use their due diligence skills to assist with consulting and other projects.

  • Those with language skills provide translations in support of TRACE products and projects, review TRACE materials prepared in other languages and assist other associates with files requiring their language skills.

Ideal Candidates:

  • Must be fluent in reading, writing, speaking and listening in Turkish (including translating business documents from English to Turkish and Turkish to English).

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Must have at least 1-2 years’ office experience.

  • Are detail-oriented and highly organized.

  • Possess strong time-management, analytical and issue-spotting skills.

  • Can multi-task and prioritize among many different assignments.

  • Relevant research and/or large-firm paralegal experience is preferred.
  • An understanding of corporate ownership structures and familiarity with Lexis Diligence and/or Westlaw is preferred.

We offer a competitive salary, bonus structure, and comprehensive benefits. Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to careers@traceinternational.org for immediate consideration.

For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter and resume to careers@traceinternational.org.

Business Development Manager

We are seeking an energetic individual to join our growing business development/sales team. Ideal candidates will be results-driven and have an understanding of the consultative, intangible relationship-based sales role. You must be equally effective at generating and qualifying new sales leads as well as nurturing relationships with members and clients and closing sales. We offer a competitive salary and bonus structure.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate new business opportunities via cold calling, responding to inbound leads, attending industry events and responding to RFPs
  • Manage a sales pipeline of opportunities with ability to forecast and close deals
  • Prospect to assigned target accounts with the goal of generating interest in TRACE and securing a follow-up discussion and / or demo
  • Engage compliance professionals in targeted prospect accounts
  • Offer consultative compliance solutions to multinational companies/sell a broad range of compliance and due diligence services to potential and existing clients
  • Negotiate contracts, develop pricing strategies and prepare proposals
  • Research and drive new business expansion
  • Build relationships with intermediaries and referral sources
  • Utilize direct marketing strategies, sales force building, sales process management and marketing support materials to develop and execute sales
  • Develop and present on sound business conclusions from gathered information
  • Improve KPIs (e.g., conversion rates, acquisition rates, retention rates)
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to support overall growth of TRACE
  • Develop long term valued relationships with members and clients
  • Identify industry trends and continually develop  knowledge of anti-bribery compliance

Qualifications:

  • Education: BA/BS
  • 5+ years of sales and business development experience  
  • Proven track record in consulting/solution selling
  • Excellent customer interface skills – ability to deliver presentations and drive meetings
  • Proven success dealing with various levels of clientele, especially CCO/GC level
  • Significant degree of self-motivation, direction and integrity
  • Experience working closely with senior-level management
  • Knowledge of due diligence and FCPA/anti-bribery compliance
  • SalesForce experience strongly preferred

For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter and resume to careers@traceinternational.org.

Summer Internship ProgramSupreme Court & World Bank Tour (2016)

The TRACE Summer Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience through hands-on assignments and direct mentorship from TRACE’s experienced management team. Summer interns benefit from a number of networking and industry-specific events that promote professional development.

Advisory/Legal Intern (Annapolis, MD)

TRACE’s Summer Internship Program is designed to introduce law students to the field of anti-corruption law. Summer interns spend nine weeks working in TRACE’s Annapolis office. Summer interns engage in meaningful legal work to promote anti-corruption compliance. The summer internship program is available to students who have completed one or two years of law school.

We are looking for students with excellent writing and communications skills, a passion for international law and anti-corruption compliance, and fluency in at least one foreign language. In order to qualify for our internship program, students must be enrolled in an American Bar Association accredited law school.

TRACE’s summer intern program begins in early June. Legal internships are paid and students may also receive academic credit, depending on their school’s policy.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2016 Summer Internship Program. To submit an application for future consideration or inquire about other internship opportunities, please write to careers@TRACEinternational.org.

Assignments

Our summer interns will be involved in a number of substantive projects, including:

  • conducting legal research on current issues in the field of anti-bribery compliance
  • drafting memoranda on recent anti-bribery cases and developments
  • creating innovative new anti-corruption tools and services for our member companies
  • contributing to the TRACE Compendium, a comprehensive database of U.S. and international anti-bribery enforcement activity
  • writing articles on anti-corruption developments for leading legal publications
  • drafting talking points for conferences and presentations

Summer interns will work on high-level anti-corruption compliance initiatives, working closely with TRACE’s attorneys and directors. Summer interns also may accompany TRACE attorneys and directors to anti-corruption conferences, trainings, and presentations.

If interested, please send a resume, law school transcript, and short writing sample to careers@TRACEinternational.org.

Marketing and Communications Intern (Annapolis, MD)

Marketing and Communications Interns work in our Annapolis office and assist with management of TRACE web properties (social media, websites, etc.) and international outreach. This is a full-time, paid position. 

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2016 Summer Internship Program. To submit an application for future consideration or inquire about other internship opportunities, please write to careers@TRACEinternational.org.

Task will include:

  • Raise awareness of TRACE and support our mission to advance commercial transparency worldwide through marketing and communications outreach.
  • Assist in formulating and executing marketing campaigns across multiple online platforms.
  • Maintain the members-only TRACE Resource Center by posting new multimedia content and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Monitor integrated marketing campaigns through analytics tools and CRM databases to determine the effectiveness of the campaign and identify areas of improvement.
  • Conduct research of prospective targets, industries, markets, and competition.
  • Assist with preparation for international conferences and workshops hosted by TRACE at various locations around the world, in addition to partner events and speaking engagements.
  • Draft social media posts for company accounts that are consistent with TRACE branding and optimized to increase engagement.
  • Assist with email marketing for monthly newsletters, event information, partnership event announcements, promotions and surveys.
  • Assist with other tasks as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A creative and passionate communicator who is eager to apply classroom skills in a real-world setting and is pursuing a degree in Marketing/Communications and/or International Relations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS is a plus.
  • Interest in US and International law, specifically the area of anti-bribery compliance.
  • Prior non-profit experience and the ability to keep pace with a diverse and demanding workload.

Benefits:
TRACE interns are encouraged to pitch fresh ideas to improve our online presence and marketing strategy with the high likelihood of implementation. Interns can expect to develop a strong, practical skillset in marketing/communications and international relations and grow their personal portfolio with real-world samples of their work.

This position offers opportunities for increased responsibility for interns who demonstrate initiative and produce high-quality work. The Marketing and Communications Intern will:

  • Work in a diverse “start-up” environment and collaborate on projects with industry experts and colleagues representing 20+ countries who speak 35+ languages.
  • Learn practical marketing strategies from a team of marketing professionals.
  • Learn about the rapidly expanding anti-bribery compliance and due diligence industry and how it applies to multinational corporations, their third party intermediaries and the international community at large.

Interested candidates should send an original writing sample and resume to careers@traceinternational.org. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a sample tweet, Facebook post, and/or LinkedIn status update relating to TRACE. Sample posts must be within the specified character limits of each of these social networking sites.

 



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