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VP, Strategy & Corporate Development



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2024

Who We Are

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

Who You Are

As Justworks transforms itself into a multiproduct company that supports small businesses worldwide, we want to bring on a leader who helps shape the path that gets us there and turns our strategy into reality. To do this, we will need to scale out our Corporate Strategy function to support our organic and inorganic growth strategies, and how we will execute these strategies effectively.

Reporting to the VP of Strategy and Corporate Development, we are looking for a leader with a demonstrated track record of building world-class, high-performing teams that not only act as generalists but grow into future leaders themselves. You will be responsible for partnering with the senior management team and are a go-to contact for members of the Board, and investment community.

If this sounds like you, there is an opportunity for you to join Justworks as a VP of Strategy & Corporate Development and help Justworks transform itself into a multiproduct, international company.

Your Success Profile

What You Will Work On

  • Oversee and scale the Strategy, and Corporate Development team
  • Own the strategic planning process and act as a trusted advisor to the business’s executive leadership team and relevant stakeholders during strategy formulation, development, and execution
  • Lead new investments and initiatives that are directly responsible for both the near- and long-term success of the business
  • Supervise the execution of our strategic initiatives and programs by managing cross-functional work streams and ensuring accountability from stakeholders from across the organization
  • Serve as the internal consulting function that directly supports the CEO, CFO, and Board of Directors
  • Drive growth initiatives that capitalize on the business's competitive position, diversify our revenue stream, and align with our long-term vision
  • Continually evaluate new market trends and competitive opportunities/threats
  • Directly support any inorganic growth initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships
  • Participate in conferences, dinners, and events to communicate the company’s strategy to the market

How You Will Do Your Work

As a VP of Corporate Strategy, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately results in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal attributes are anchored in the following:

  • Business Insight - applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.
  • Strategic Mindset - anticipates future trends and implications accurately; articulates credible pictures and visions of possibilities that will create sustainable value.
  • Plans and Aligns - break down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions; stage activities with relevant milestones and schedules.
  • Initiative and Motivation - identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it.
  • Influence and Leadership - Fostering a community of knowledge-sharing, collaboration, mentorship, and forward-thinking.

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie - Day to day, you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. You’re an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.
  • Openness - Your default is to be open. You're willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. You’re curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.
  • Grit - You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. You’re committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.
  • Integrity - Simply put, do what you say and say what you'll do. You’re honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example.
  • Simplicity - Be like Einstein: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”


  • Minimum of 10 years experience working in a leadership role in management consulting, investment banking, strategy, and/or corporate development team
  • Worked alongside senior leadership and investors and are comfortable with having direct conversations and sharing your perspective
  • Having previous experience managing a high-performing team, and people managers required
  • Must be a passionate team-builder, can work well with multi-functional teams, be a strategic and creative thinker, have a positive can-do attitude, and work well in a constantly evolving environment
  • You have experience with bringing strategy to life and operationalizing it
  • Experience in managing complicated cross-functional initiatives with little to no oversight
  • Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with an aptitude for data-driven storytelling
  • You are highly collaborative and can pivot your approach to get the best collective outcome

The base wage range for this position based in our New York City Office is targeted at $225,000.00 to $270,000.00 per year.



Actual compensation is based on multiple factors that are unique to each candidate, including and not limited to skill set, level of relevant experience, and specific work location. Salary ranges for positions based in other locations may differ based on the cost of labor in that location.

For more information about Justworks’ Total Reward Philosophy, including all of the perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team members, please visit Total Rewards @ Justworks.

Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or familial status, disability, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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