Room by Room
Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods which are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments. Room to Read has benefited 10 million children across 17,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020.
Mar 16, 2018
  Position Overview: The Temporary Development Associate, will support Room to Read’s individual and family foundation investors, ambassador networks, corporate and foundation investors, event planning and logistics across North America. The Temporary Development Associate will report to the Associate Director, North America and have the opportunity to learn about the functioning of a highly results-oriented global nonprofit. Duties & Responsibilities: Manage administrative tasks including data entry, prospect research, creating individual corporate, foundation and annual fund donor communications pieces and presentations, and management of records in the NGO Connect database (NGOC). Coordinate and manage the North America (NA) Team’s and Global Business Development (GBD) Team’s use of NGOC by recording donor moves management, entering new contacts, updating donor information, running reports and queries, and maintaining accurate records. Research outreach opportunities and draft presentations/pitches for corporations, foundations, schools, and prospective donors. Work closely with members of the NA and GBD Teams to draft external and internal donor solicitations, communications pieces, proposals, and reports. Provide logistical support on annual North America events, including but not limited to: working with members of the team on event strategy, timeline and venue research, budgets/payment, crafting and sending invitations and communication, building invite lists and host committee recruitment. Provide execution support on annual North America events, including but not limited to: maintaining accurate RSVPs and reports, responding to attendee questions, picking up/delivering materials, and attending Room to Read events, as needed. Manage technical platforms used for event support such as Classy and Givergy. Manage the creation and sending of all NA and GBD Teams electronic mailings sent through Marketing Cloud such as: event invitations and reminders, match opportunity notifications, and more. Field inquiries from prospective donors via phone and email. Support external chapter members on topics including but not limited to: event planning, managing chapter revenue, volunteer organization and resource provision. Manage the coordination of logistics of mailings including: generating and sending acknowledgment letters and ensuring the timely delivery and tracking of quarterly communication pieces on behalf of the team (Year-in-Review, Annual Report, etc.). Create and manage employee engagement materials for corporations. Support the GBD team to grow Room to Read’s annual fund and support our ambassador networks. Support Shared Services on Senior Leadership team projects (meeting support, Board presentation support, scheduling, etc.) Support market end-of-year fundraising campaigns by working closely with the NA and GBD teams on donor strategy, solicitations, moves management, meetings, communications, and mailings. Pipeline research, development, and execution for individuals, corporations and foundations. Conduct prospect research through Wealth Engine and Google searches. Support the monthly communications strategy of NA and GBD donor prospects. Support the coding and tracking of NA and GBD revenue. Complete expense reports for members of the NA and GBD team. Coordinate NA and GBD team meetings – schedule, set agenda, take notes, follow-up on action items. Other duties as necessary. Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree, or equivalent work experience 3-5 years’ prior experience working in a fast-paced office environment Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Highly organized with excellent attention to detail Adept at using Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously, take initiative and carry-out detailed follow-through Flexibility to take on ad hoc projects as needed Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided Preferred: Experience working with databases, specifically in Salesforce and NGO Connect Track record of fundraising for international programs Experience managing and planning fundraising events Compensation: This is a temporary position and there is a competitive hourly rate. We kindly ask that you send us your hourly requirements with your application.  This position offers a unique opportunity to gain nonprofit experience and be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through education.  Location(s) Global Office - Main - San Francisco To be successful at Room to Read, you will also:  Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization  Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness   Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration  Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment  Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
Room by Room San Francisco, , United States Full Time
Mar 01, 2018
The Annual Fund Manager is part of the Global Business Development (GBD) team, a sub-team of the Development and Communications Department (DevCom) that focuses on building out sustainable global strategies and developing new fundraising markets that will further Room to Read’s goals. The Annual Fund Manager contributes to the GBD team’s responsibility of sourcing support across all established and emerging markets for Room to Read’s global fundraising operations and reports directly to the Director of Global Business Development. This position is based in Room to Read’s San Francisco office. Job Requirements: Duties & Responsibilities: Annual Fund (55%) Develop a strategic implementation plan to provide guidance to grow the Annual Fund, working to increase the under $5,000 gifts from over $4M to $7M in the next few years. Guide strategic cross-market standardization and growth of monthly giving (direct debit, workplace giving, etc.) Manage a comprehensive annual giving program, including the coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives in the areas of renewing and upgrading and strengthening relationships with current under $5,000 donors. Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to ensure online and offline integration for direct mail, email, web and social media for annual fund campaigns, and identify opportunities to leverage campaigns and networks to raise additional funding for Room to Read. Identify opportunities within the organization to increase individual giving (including but not limited to mining the database for prospective annual fund donors, partnering with corporate and foundation team to determine how to leverage Annual Fund strategies for employee giving and workplace giving campaigns, etc.) Support and develop the donation and donor experience by overseeing and elevating the core components of being a donor at Room to Read. Responsible for developing and refining the journey from the moment an under $5,000 donor joins Room to Read, outlining key touchpoints and opportunities to create a more positive donor experience. Foster the growth of best practices within the supporting areas of gift processing, data management, and donor relations as related to annual giving. Enhance processes related to tracking, reporting, cross-market standardization and use of technology solutions across the annual fund space, collaborating with the Marketing and Communications team. Support the DevCom Senior Leadership Team in revenue projections for the unmanaged segment globally   Global Chapter Network (30%) Develop a strategic plan and provide guidance for the growth of the Global Chapter Network. Conceptualize, design and implement a sustainable program to encourage self-management and a scalable strategy for Room to Read volunteer chapters. Strategize global communications for the volunteer chapter network. In coordination with internal stakeholders, drive strategy and support implementation for the bi-annual Chapter Leadership Conference and Chapter leader trek.   Team Management and Administration (15%) Manage one Development Analyst within the GBD team as well as various interns ensuring high level of customer service. Facilitate and participate in resource group meetings, team meetings, and department meetings. Represent Room to Read at events as needed.   Qualifications: Required: Prior success in annual campaigns, growing lower level gifts through email, direct mail and social media campaigns. Demonstrated analytical and fundraising skills with the ability to recognize opportunities, identify critical, high pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals. Experience identifying and mapping donor journeys. Understanding of database management, gift processing and donor relations. Ability to work cooperatively to achieve common goals; support cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of information while providing the best quality product available and continuously upgrade standards to maintain quality, in all areas of responsibility. Ability to listen carefully to and understand customers’ needs, both internally and externally, and proactively respond to those needs in a consistent and timely manner.  Demonstrated organizational and communication skills as well as ability to work with and motivate volunteers. Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people Ability and desire to travel frequently internationally Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Proven track record of achieving results Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided   Preferred: Salesforce Experience Marketing Cloud experience Classy Experience   Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, commuter benefits and a 401K match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.   Location(s) Global Office - Main - San Francisco   To be successful at Room to Read, you will also:  Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization  Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness  Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration  Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment    Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
Room by Room San Francisco, 94104, United States Full Time
Feb 15, 2018
Position Overview: The Manager of Global Business Development, Annual Fund and Chapters is part of the Global Business Development (GBD) team, a sub-team of the Development and Communications Department (DevCom) that focuses on building out sustainable global strategies and developing new fundraising markets that will further Room to Read’s goals. The Manager of Global Business Development contributes to the GBD team’s responsibility of sourcing support across all established and emerging markets for Room to Read’s global fundraising operations and reports directly to the Director of Global Business Development. This position is based in Room to Read’s San Francisco office.   Duties & Responsibilities: Annual Fund (55%) Develop a strategic implementation plan to provide guidance to grow the Annual Fund, working to increase the under $5,000 gifts from over $4M to $7M in the next few years. Guide strategic cross-market standardization and growth of monthly giving (direct debit, workplace giving, etc.) Manage a comprehensive annual giving program, including the coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives in the areas of renewing and upgrading and strengthening relationships with current under $5,000 donors. Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to ensure online and offline integration for direct mail, email, web and social media for annual fund campaigns, and identify opportunities to leverage campaigns and networks to raise additional funding for Room to Read. Identify opportunities within the organization to increase individual giving (including but not limited to mining the database for prospective annual fund donors, partnering with corporate and foundation team to determine how to leverage Annual Fund strategies for employee giving and workplace giving campaigns, etc.) Support and develop the donation and donor experience by overseeing and elevating the core components of being a donor at Room to Read. Responsible for developing and refining the journey from the moment an under $5,000 donor joins Room to Read, outlining key touchpoints and opportunities to create a more positive donor experience. Foster the growth of best practices within the supporting areas of gift processing, data management, and donor relations as related to annual giving. Enhance processes related to tracking, reporting, cross-market standardization and use of technology solutions across the annual fund space, collaborating with the Marketing and Communications team. Support the DevCom Senior Leadership Team in revenue projections for the unmanaged segment globally Global Chapter Network (30%) Develop a strategic plan and provide guidance for the growth of the Global Chapter Network. Conceptualize, design and implement a sustainable program to encourage self-management and a scalable strategy for Room to Read volunteer chapters. Strategize global communications for the volunteer chapter network. In coordination with internal stakeholders, drive strategy and support implementation for the bi-annual Chapter Leadership Conference and Chapter leader trek. Team Management and Administration (15%) Manage one Development Analyst within the GBD team as well as various interns ensuring high level of customer service. Facilitate and participate in resource group meetings, team meetings, and department meetings. Represent Room to Read at events as needed. Qualifications: Required: Prior success in annual campaigns, growing lower level gifts through email, direct mail and social media campaigns. Demonstrated analytical and fundraising skills with the ability to recognize opportunities, identify critical, high pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals. Experience identifying and mapping donor journeys. Understanding of database management, gift processing and donor relations. Ability to work cooperatively to achieve common goals; support cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of information while providing the best quality product available and continuously upgrade standards to maintain quality, in all areas of responsibility. Ability to listen carefully to and understand customers’ needs, both internally and externally, and proactively respond to those needs in a consistent and timely manner.  Demonstrated organizational and communication skills as well as ability to work with and motivate volunteers. Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people Ability and desire to travel frequently internationally Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Proven track record of achieving results Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided Preferred: Salesforce Experience Marketing Cloud experience Classy Experience Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, commuter benefits and a 401K match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.   Location(s) Global Office - Main - San Francisco To be successful at Room to Read, you will also:  Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization  Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness   Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration  Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment  Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
Room by Room San Francisco, , United States Full Time
Jan 31, 2018
Position Overview:   Room to Read’s Development Director, North America, leads the New York and San Francisco based team responsible for fundraising from Individuals and Family Foundations (IFF) in the US and Canada. The Development Director, North America is also responsible for collaborating closely with the Corporations and Foundations (CF) and Annual Fund (AF) on activities that impact fundraising in the North America market. The Development Director, North America, is a member of the Development and Communication Department’s (DevCom) Senior Leadership Team. This position is based in New York City and reports directly to the Chief Development and Communications Officer, located in San Francisco at our Global Headquarters.   Duties & Responsibilities: Lead and manage a team of fundraisers in New York and San Francisco to raise more than US$13MM annually. Provide management and leadership to the North America development team consisting of five full-time staff (two in New York and three in San Francisco) whose collective primary responsibilities include donor management and soliciting donations, maintaining accurate donor records, financial management, organizing fundraising events, coordinating with local volunteer chapters and representing Room to Read throughout the region. In conjunction with other DevCom sub-teams, develop and implement North America’s annual fundraising goals and strategy, including (but not limited to): fundraising and awareness-raising events, marketing and communications strategy, pipeline development, annual fund, corporate fundraising, HNW/UHNW fundraising. Oversee and facilitate efforts across the IFF, CF, and AF teams in North America and contribute to the market’s US$21MM+ annual revenue goal. Establish and monitor revenue goals for all areas of development in the North America region; responsible for revenue forecasting and reporting on revenue for North America throughout the year. Support leadership (including CEO and Founder) and Regional Development Boards as they represent Room to Read to various constituencies. Manage the New York (and prospective Bay Area) Board in collaboration with Founder, CEO and CDCO. Manage New York’s signature annual gala event, working in conjunction with the New York Board, to implement an ambitious growth strategy. Manage an individual portfolio of relationships with UHNW donors in the region with a goal of raising a minimum of US$3.5MM+ annually. Represent Room to Read at fundraising events, pipeline opportunities, and in donor meetings. Serve as a member of the DevCom Department’s Senior Leadership Team and collaborate with other Development Directors on strategic global undertakings.  Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree Minimum 10 years work experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented organization with at least 2 years of nonprofit development experience History of dedicated volunteer activity and/or commitment to nonprofit organizations Demonstrated ability to plan and execute major gift activities and success raising USD 2.5 – 3 million annually. Positive initiative and mature judgment Highly organized and self-motivated Able to balance competing priorities, complex situations and tight deadlines Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills in English Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people Experience raising six and seven figure gifts both independently and with Boards.   Compensation:   Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, commuter benefits and a 401K match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.   Location(s) Global Office - New York   To be successful at Room to Read, you will also:    Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization  Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness   Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration  Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment  Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
Room by Room Brooklyn, , United States Full Time
Jan 09, 2018
Position Overview:   The Human Resources Associate is part of the Global Office (GO) Human Resources team, reporting directly to the Director, Human Resources. The Associate’s responsibilities are broad, requiring technical knowledge of a wide range of HR functions. The Associate supports employees through several key stages of their Room to Read experience including, leading the organization’s performance management process, compensation and employee engagement programs, as well as supporting select recruitment activities. Additionally, this role maintains the organization’s employee handbooks and supports the HR Management System.   Duties & Responsibilities: HR Policies and Procedures Creates, maintains, interprets and distributes worldwide and GO-specific staff policies and procedures Answers questions about the application of Room to Read’s policies & procedures. Seeks input from other GO HR team members, HR Managers in the COs (Country Offices), and other staff as required. Leads the development and ongoing review of all GO employee handbooks, and brief supervisors when changes that effect their teams are made to Room to Read’s HR policies and employee handbooks. Prepares and presents informational seminars to GO staff about new policies, annual HR processes and other HR activities and/or functions. Promotes compliance with local labor and immigration legislation in the United States and other GO markets.   Global Office Employee Relations Leads Room to Read’s Performance Management program, launching the annual goal-setting process, as well as the mid-year and annual review processes for both the GO and all COs. Leads the worldwide delivery of Room to Read’s annual Staff Satisfaction Surveys. Analyzes the GO results, makes recommendations and leads GO taskforce to implement new initiatives. Reviews the analysis and action plans completed by HR Managers of their CO’s results.   Recruiting Leads the recruitment process for Analyst, Associate level roles, and other roles as assigned by the HR Manager and/or HR Director. Liaises with hiring managers and candidates, creates recruitment documents, reviews job descriptions, conducts phone/Skype interviews and reference checks, documenting each step. With guidance from the HR Manager, manages candidate offers. Researches and manages external search firms, as needed.   HR Support: Room to Read Accelerator team projects   Room to Read Accelerator is a technical assistance arm that is set up to disseminate our knowledge in literacy in the primary grades and girls’ education to a wider audience, thereby, maximizing our impact. Acts as the HR Business Partner for all Accelerator projects, ensuring HR compliance with Room to Read, USAID, and other donor’s contractual policies and procedures. Monitors changes in U.S. and USAID employment regulations and laws, as well as nonprofit trends and best practices and recommend changes to Room to Read policies or introduce new policies to ensure HR compliance. Supports the Accelerator Project Managers to maintain a comprehensive overview of all personnel – both staff and non-staff - working on Accelerator. Checks the relevance of GO HR activity to the specific markets and projects where Accelerator personnel are working.  Ensures HR questions raised by Accelerator project managers and staff are answered promptly and documented for future reference. Reviews staff goals and performance appraisals with Accelerator project managers to ensure Accelerator staff receive appropriate professional development and salary increases.   Compensation, Metrics and HRMS Supports Room to Read’s international compensation program, including conducting annual bench-marking research, adjusting salary scales based on market analysis, and making compensation recommendations for new hires, new positions, promotions, and annual adjustments. Prepares and analyzes HR metrics. Identifies and monitors trends, recommending changes to HR processes, policies & practices to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. Serves as the backup technical expert for Workday, Room to Read’s Human Resources Management System (HRMS). Provides support for system configuration, administration, training, and testing. Prepares the semi-monthly and monthly international (Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Singapore) payrolls. Serves as the back-up for the HR Associate Manager: Payroll and Benefits, preparing and handling other payroll duties in his/her absence.    Conducts other duties, as requested     Job Requirements: Qualifications:   Required: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, or a related field 3-5 years of relevant experience as an HR Generalist, preferably including at least 2 years of being principally responsible for at least 2 of the following functions: Recruitment, Employee Relations, Compensation, and writing and implementing HR policies. Experience delivering presentations and coaching staff at all levels of an organization Ability and interest in both qualitative and quantitative tasks Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people Proven effectiveness working, or volunteering, in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Proven track record of achieving results Attention to detail Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided   Preferred: Working knowledge of Workday HRMS, or experience as an expert user with another HRMS. Knowledge of USAID’s HR rules and regulations, or experience implementing projects funded by other bilateral donors. Experience traveling and/or living internationally or working across cultures
Room by Room San Francisco, , United States Full Time
Nov 15, 2017
Position Overview: The Director of International Operations manages the SF-based International Ops team, and provides leadership and oversight of Room to Read’s programs in South Africa and Tanzania. The Director works closely with the Chief of International Operations (CoIO), the Asia Regional Director (ARD) and the Director of Field Operations to ensure that Room to Read has the required strategies, policies and practices in place to effectively support all of Room to Read’s Country Offices (COs). The Director also supports all aspects of Room to Read’s operations in South Africa and Tanzania including program planning and budgeting; ongoing project implementation and monitoring; and the finance and accounting, human resources, compliance and administrative functions. Reporting directly to the CoIO, the Director supervises the South Africa and Tanzania Country Directors (CDs) and the International Operations Manager (who manages a team of two). This position is based in San Francisco, CA or Pretoria, South Africa, but the successful candidate must already have work authorization in the country for which they are applying. No sponsorship is provided. The position requires frequent travel, primarily within Africa.   Duties & Responsibilities: Strategy and Planning Based on the Room to Read Strategic Plan, vision, mission and goals, work closely with the CoIO and ARD to develop an approach and recommendations for how resources should be allocated across the CO portfolio. Develop recommendations for the CoIO and ARD to streamline Room to Read’s approach to CO multi-year strategic planning, aligning Management Team input and approval. Lead the development and execution of the multi-year strategy and annual plan and budget for the Africa region, facilitating input from key Global Office (GO) stakeholders. Oversee the global annual budgeting and planning process for all COs, ensuring plans align with Room to Read’s Strategic Plan; appropriate staffing structures, roles and responsibilities; and efficient use of resources. Lead major strategic projects that move Room to Read closer to alignment with the Strategic Plan and improve effective and efficient country operations. Management and Coordination Manage, lead and coach Africa CDs to lead highly functioning country management teams and overall country operations, ensure effective operations in Africa driving accountability for the achievement of CO goals and implementation of quality, effective programs to maximize outcomes. Lead and manage the SF based International Ops team including one Manager and two Associate Managers. Lead the recruiting and onboarding of new Africa CDs, and approve CD hiring recommendations for key CO positions. Facilitate cross departmental collaboration, support, input and decision making related to both key global and Africa specific issues.  Ensure that the Africa programs are designed and implemented in a cost-effective, outcomes-driven, evidence-based manner that are responsive to global standards and the local context and priorities Provide resource allocation recommendations on Africa regional human resource growth plan, minimizing the use of TCNS and Expats. Identify Africa CO CMT staff capacity-building and professional development needs and assist HR team with sourcing of support to address the needs. Monitor the administration of HR policies, employee handbooks and administration of HR policies for in-country operating procedures. Ensure human resource initiatives like capacity building, professional development opportunities, staffing models and performance improvement strategies are implemented to maintain knowledgeable, professional staff. Develop and facilitate global learning and knowledge management to enable sharing across all Room to Read countries. With the CoIO and Management Team, develop the agenda for the biennial Country Management Conference and manage the staff responsible for logistics and planning. Program Implementation and Monitoring Partner with the Manager, International Ops and Asia regional Ops team, to regularly monitor the implementation of quality programming, delivery against plans and spending, and management of risk to ensure accountability against stated objectives across all COs, with a specific focus on Africa. Communicate regularly with the CoIO and other relevant GO staff on important strategic issues and opportunities related to CO operations including program implementation; legal, financial and human resource issues; donor, local government and external relations; and new program opportunities, including local fundraising. Drive seamless coordination between programming and operations across programs and outcomes, with the objective of improving the quality and impact of Room to Read programs. Facilitate close and efficient collaboration of GO staff supporting programming, operational and budget issues in Africa. Work with the Director of Field Operations to review and facilitate Management Team approval for a core set of Standard Operating Procedures. Development (Fundraising), Communications and External Relations With Africa CDs and the GO Development team, advise on and implement a fundraising and branding strategy for global and Africa-based donors including reviewing marketing and communication materials. Collaborate with CoIO, ARD and Development to ensure fundraisers have the tools and resources they need for a compelling pitch across all COs. In collaboration with the Development and Accelerator (Room to Read’s technical assistance arm) teams, support all aspects of major donor grants including prospecting, decision-making, proposal development, grant management and reporting, with an increased focus on the Africa region. Coach country teams and provide technical and management support for grants management, compliance and delivering high quality and timely donor reports. Provide information to facilitate the planning and execution of successful donor engagement visits within the Africa region. Represent Room to Read to governments and other important stakeholders as appropriate. Compliance and Risk Management In collaboration with internal audit, monitor compliance with organization-wide operating policies for Africa COs; ensure each CO has adequate internal financial and program controls, and recommend additional controls as necessary. In cooperation with CDs and the Legal Department, monitor the maintenance of legal standing and international corporate and charitable registrations, and reporting and renewal requirements in each operating country. Ensure compliance with local laws and regulations governing Room to Read programs. Periodically verifies systems are in place for recruitment, hiring, orientation, performance, management, terminations at the Africa Country Offices to ensure optimal performance. Ensure Room to Read policies including procurement, IT, and security and safety protocols are implemented in all COs, and facilitate ongoing management of policies. Ensure timely communications relating to security or other critical country events between the COs and the GO. Job Requirements: Required: A Master’s degree in a related field of study, e.g., MA, MBA or MPA in Nonprofit Management A minimum of 10 years of professional experience that includes several years in an INGO environment and significant hands-on work in strategic, multi-faceted planning involving extensive communications with diverse individuals and groups  Prior success working closely and building relationships with global staff, partners, and donors Strong management/supervisory skills and proven success in staff coaching and mentoring Proven ability to problem-solve, prioritize, multi-task, and clearly communicate priorities and deadlines Proven track record of achieving results among staff with different specialties Ability and willingness to travel frequently internationally as needed, and occasionally on short notice, up to 30% of the time Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization with a demonstrated ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a nonprofit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in English Prior experience living and/or working in an Asian and/or Africa low-income country preferred Legally eligible to work in the United States or South Africa; no sponsorship provided
Room by Room San Francisco, , United States Full Time
Nov 13, 2017
Position Overview: The Development Associate, North America is an integral part of Room to Read’s North America Development team and is based in our San Francisco office reporting directly to the Associate Development Director, North America. S/he plays a key role in the implementation of Room to Read’s fundraising throughout the Western U.S. and Canada, focused on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors and prospects.  The Development Associate is expected to travel approximately 20% annually and is highly focused on developing relationships, renewing and upgrading annual gifts, and providing strong customer service to our donors.  Room to Read is looking for a dynamic, personable, results-oriented person to continue to grow our success in the North American market.  The ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player who is committed to our cause and has a track record of delivering fundraising results.   Duties & Responsibilities: Raise a minimum of $1MM per year by managing a portfolio of 150-250 major donor prospects. This includes identifying new donors, renewing existing donors, and upgrading current donors at the $5,000-$100,000+ levels. Using sound fundraising principles, develop donor engagement and cultivation strategies that utilize the expertise of key Room to Read staff and leadership in deepening donors’ commitment to the organization. Build long-term relationships with donors and prospects, identifying, cultivating, and stewarding their interests. Conduct initial exploratory meetings with prospects to determine capacity and interest in supporting Room to Read at the major gift level.  As appropriate, take the lead on new fundraising opportunities in the North America market. Support the work of the Associate Development Director as required, including: managing high level events and senior leadership engagements in the region, regional business planning, income tracking and forecasting, proposal development, and reporting.   Work closely with the Development Manager, Chapters & Events to plan major donor cultivation and stewardship events, identify new major donors, steward existing donors, and identify additional fundraising opportunities. Collaborate with other Development team members and Room to Read’s volunteer chapter network to maximize opportunities for corporate, community, student, and other giving channels.  Represent Room to Read at fundraising and awareness-building events, through external presentations, and in donor cultivation meetings. Play an active role in the department’s High Net Worth resource group. With support from the Development Analyst, maintain accurate donor records and track contact in moves management system. Stay current with organizational strategies and program details and plans in order to recommend potential funding opportunities to donors. Manage temporary administrative staff, interns, and volunteers as necessary. Other responsibilities as assigned. Job Requirements: Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree 3-5 years professional fundraising experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented organization with proven experience in cultivating donors and securing five-figure and higher donations Ability to design, implement, and direct fundraising initiatives, including individualized cultivation, solicitation, and recognition strategies History of dedicated volunteer activity and/or commitment to non-profit organizations Strong computer skills, including MS Office applications Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, particularly presentation skills Ability to work thoughtfully and collaboratively with diverse groups of people Highly organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative Strong work ethic and sense of humor Willingness to travel 20% of the time, primarily within the western U.S. and Canada Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided   Preferred: Experience working with databases, specifically NGO Connect and Salesforce Experience living or working internationally Track record of fundraising for international programs Experience managing and planning fundraising events Knowledge of the Bay Area non-profit and philanthropic market
Room by Room San Francisco, , United States Full Time
Jun 08, 2017
Position Overview: As the second attorney for the organization, the Associate, Legal Affairs is part of the HR, IT and Legal team team and has significant opportunities to work across all Global Office departments and with other Room to Read entities. Working closely with the Director, Legal Affairs, global colleagues and pro bono attorneys, the Associate manages regulatory and organizational compliance, provides support on global contract review, provides research on various legal issues and coordination of establishing operations in new countries, and supports the registration and protection of the organization’s intellectual property. Additionally, s/he ensures compliance with the organization’s governing structures (US and international), helps develop and implement global policies, researches and advises on potential legal issues and risks and develops global legal processes, procedures and training to support the global mission. The Associate reports directly to the Director, Legal Affairs and works out of the Room to Read headquarters office in San Francisco. Interaction is also required with management, staff, and outside parties. Duties & Responsibilities: Compliance Produce and file materials needed to comply with regulatory requirements including US corporate regulatory requirements and fundraising registrations, business registrations, and corporate regulatory requirements and fundraising registrations for our 24 overseas entities ; organize and maintain system for retention of legal documents. Monitor key deadlines and registrations; maintain global compliance calendar for tracking filing dates. Improve global corporate governance procedures with a view to standardization and efficiency. Perform secretarial function (or liaise with Secretary, where appointed)for Room to Read’s 13 legally separate entities. Coordinate global board meeting dates, logistics and agendas. Manage minutes and resolutions; prepare and submit related filings. Maintain system for tracking and calendaring recurring items, including election of board members and approval of regulatory filings.  Research and stay current with applicable laws and non-profit industry to ensure that Room to Read’s Country Offices and Global Offices are in compliance with US and foreign regulatory requirements and best practices to maintain its charitable status in all states and countries in which we work (program and fundraising countries). Advise Senior Manager on emerging compliance issues; effect changes as required to comply with new laws. Provide research to the Director and help develop advice on the application of statutes and regulations to inform business partners about regulatory obligations and risk management processes for Country Offices and Global Office. Manage global OFAC compliance check, including ensuring compliance by Country Offices; conduct check for Global Office. Support compliance with existing policies in both Country Offices and Global Offices. Review and update formal policies, conduct organizational compliance training (e.g. OFAC, FRCP) and recommend additional policies. Support Senior Manager and accounting team to respond to external auditor’s requests for document production and reporting of Room to Read’s legal matters, compliance and any issues that may arise for Global Office entities. Create and provide trainings and presentations for Country Offices and Global Offices to foster a culture that upholds the organization’s code of conduct, ethics, all regulatory and contractual requirements, organizational policies, procedures, and internal controls. Support Director in preparation of legal assessment for Room to Read’s planned programmatic and fundraising geographical expansion with outside counsel. Support drafting and provision of advice to senior management and the Board of Directors on proposed expansion including appropriate legal structure, legal issues and anticipated administrative costs. Support drafting of corporate formation documents for new entities. Prepare incorporation filings, documents for establishing governing board, registrations with tax authorities, applications for charity status, and other related filings. Transactional Draft, review, negotiate and manage wide range of contracts signed by Country Offices and Global Offices, including but not limited to grant agreements, business and administrative agreements (including procurement for school construction, book printing, school room furniture). Ensure legal documentation and structuring for transactions adhere to the intentions of each party and protect Room to Read’s interests and charitable mission. Assist with improvement of agreement templates and procedures with a view to standardization and efficiency for Country Offices and Global Offices. Assist with training of Country Office and Global Office staff in use of agreement templates and related procedures. Research and draft memoranda on various legal issues related to all facets of Room to Read’s business and operations including fundraising activities, privacy, data protection, and taxes.  Collaborate with Director to provide advice to business partners in Country Offices and Global Office. Provide oversight of outside counsel for projects where required. Provide project support to the Director on various special projects. Intellectual Property Monitor trademark filings and support management of Room to Read’s trademark portfolio which includes Country Offices and Global Offices Research and advise Development, MarComms and Programs on protection of Room to Read’s intellectual property including trademark and copyright issues. Support Director in protection of Room to Read’s intellectual property through investigation and response with support from outside counsel.  Support Director in development of and ensure compliance with guidelines for copyright protection for Room to Read’s programmatic materials, images and local language books. Job Requirements: Qualifications: Required: At least 3 years of experience as a transactional attorney JD degree with active bar membership, preferably California. Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people Strong legal research and writing skills Demonstrable legal analytical skills and general business acumen Strong project management skills and attention to detail Sound legal judgment Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Occasional flexibility in working hours to accommodate Room to Read’s international office locations Preferred: Nonprofit and international experience In-house experience. Experience with or knowledge of business and financial issues
Room by Room San Francisco, , United States Full Time
Mar 09, 2017
Position Overview: Reporting to the Controller, the Revenue Manager is responsible for financial reporting, revenue recognition, compliance and controls. The Revenue Manager coordinates with external auditors to prepare financial statements, state and federal tax filings and supports international statutory requirements. The Revenue Manager will also work closely with the Development team to ensure accurate revenue recognition, revenue valuation, grant reporting and compliance.  Based in the San Francisco Global Office, the Revenue Manager also works directly with accounting team members based in Room to Read’s New Delhi, India and Hong Kong offices. Duties & Responsibilities: Ensure compliance with US GAAP for nonprofit entities Review donor agreements, provide appropriate accounting treatment for diverse revenue sources including gifts in kind.  Design and implement revenue recognition policies and grant compliance controls.  Review revenue valuation methods Manage 2 remote accountants in India Ensure timely month-end close for all revenue related activity Liaise with development team on all sources of income Comfortable working in a multi-currency environment Key audit contact on all revenue related activity on global and foreign audits Produce accurate and timely financial statements and maintain the monthly Fund Balance Report Provide information and support for consolidated US external audit, including the A-133 Audit.  Provide additional support for statutory audits for Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and the United Kingdom. Ensure that the organization has adequate internal financial controls and establish additional policies and controls as necessary.  Maintain updated knowledge and understanding of regulations, laws regarding non-profit accounting and ensure RtR is best in class.  Manage and implement updates to the Finance and Accounting Policy Manual Perform ad hoc accounting projects such as preparation of cost allocation plans and the annual NICRA calculation In coordination with the Controller: Enforce and support implementation of short and long-range team and departmental goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures Other duties as required and assigned by the Controller or CFO Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, commuter benefits and a 401K match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Job Requirements: Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or a related field A minimum of 7 years of experience in all aspects of accounting, some nonprofit experience preferred Proven experience and success building relationships with diverse groups of people, experience with geographically remote staff a plus Adept at using large General Ledger systems, experience with systems conversions desired Proficient in using MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) Keen attention to detail, and the ability to think strategically about meeting organizational goals Experience implementing processes and controls Superior problem solving, analytical, and decision making skills Ability to enforce policies as required while remaining flexible to organizational needs Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided Preferred: Prior experience in an international fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Experience with Intacct, Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge and other CRMs Experience with US government and non-government grant reporting requirements
Room by Room San Francisco, , United States Full Time
Mar 09, 2017
Position Overview: Room to Read seeks a dedicated and personable Office & HR Assistant (OA) to ensure that our Global Office (GO), including the San Francisco headquarters, runs smoothly. The OA is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient operations of the Room to Read Global Office as well as providing administrative support to the Human Resources department and managing some HR tasks independently. This is a fantastic entry-level position for a self-motivated, well-organized individual who wants to be part of a fast-growing international non-profit and learn more about the Human Resources function. Daily tasks are predominately focused on administrative support for recruiting and onboarding, with occasional projects and potential opportunity for increased responsibility within the HR department. The Office & HR Assistant will report to the Manager, Human Resources and is a member of the global Human Resources Team.   Duties & Responsibilities: Office Management: Reception Serve as receptionist for the San Francisco office, which includes answering, directing, and returning phone calls regarding Room to Read inquiries Greet and direct visitors and guests in the San Francisco office. Support visiting staff by coordinating travel arrangements as needed, and workspace in the office Manage general email inquiries to Room to Read (info@roomtoread.org) Facilities Manage Facilities including liaising with building management, cleaning service, other outside vendors, and staff to ensure that the office is secure, clean, well maintained and appointed, and provides adequate space Sign off on all office related invoices Update Facilities Guide and Guide to Accounts as changes occur Oversee the emergency plan for the office, making changes and communicating with staff as required Monitor supply and equipment stock, determine needs, and place requests for necessary items Maintain relationships with outside vendors and seek new relationships that benefit our operations Assist in overseeing office infrastructure (workspaces, common spaces, office set up) including office expansion and/or office moves for other Room to Read GO offices (San Francisco, New York, Sydney, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo) Lead space planning for the San Francisco office and administer the seating policy, coordinating desk moves with staff and IT Mail/Shipping Collect, sort, distribute, and post incoming and outgoing mail Prepare customs documents and bill international and express shipping Other Office Management Responsibilities Manage Office Management budget in collaboration with the HR Director Order business cards for GO staff Administer the GO cell phone policy Take comprehensive notes at monthly All Hands team meetings and distribute to all GO staff Create, implement, and update office systems/procedures as necessary Create and support positive team morale and office environment through a ‘client-oriented’ approach to the work HR Responsibilities/HR Team Support: General Plan and execute all team-building activities and events including the annual non-staff appreciation, holiday parties, staff engagement events and other smaller celebrations with support from the Events Committee Update Workday annually with all GO and Country Office (CO) holidays for the upcoming year Communicate with remote GO offices about their budgets for parties and staff engagement each year Maintain HR employee, payroll, recruiting and insurance files on both our shared public drive and in paper storage files to ensure organization and legal compliance Maintain Global Office photo yearbook and organization charts Complete expense and credit card reports for the Chief Talent Officer Ad hoc projects as assigned by the HR Manager Recruiting Assist Recruiters, hiring managers, and candidates throughout the recruiting process Communicate with candidates regularly through via phone and email Schedule interviews, including booking travel and hotels for non-local candidates Lead the recruitment process for non-staff (temps, contractors, volunteers and interns), as assigned by the HR Manager Liaise with hiring managers and candidates, creates recruitment documents, reviews job descriptions, conducts phone/Skype interviews, documenting each step With guidance from the HR Manager, make and negotiate offers Perform reference checks for non-staff, Analyst, Associate and Manager level roles Act as the point of contact for background check vendors, conduct background checks and stay current on laws and best practices Coordinate all job postings and update the job posting tracker as needed Assist in the maintenance of the Workday recruiting system, and review all CO job requisitions prior to their external release Help to create and manage the lessons in Workday related to the recruiting module and hiring process On/Off-boarding Manage all administrative aspects of the onboarding process including, scheduling trainings, creating onboarding folders, and sending, gathering and filing first day paperwork Conduct office tours for all new hires Manage all administrative aspects of off-boarding process for exiting employees including scheduling exit interviews with HR Associate/Manager Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, commuter benefits and a 401K match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Job Requirements: Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree 1-2 years of work experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented organization Ability to be present, on-site at our San Francisco office (this position is not conducive to remote work) Meticulous attention to detail Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills – the candidate must be able to establish priorities, successfully juggle those multiple priorities and deadlines and consistently communicate progress and outcomes achieved Highly professional demeanor – the OA will have opportunities to interact w/both internal staff as well as external vendors, clients, funders and should therefore have mature and highly developed communication skills, both written and oral Self-reliance and initiative – once trained in systems and procedures, the ideal OA will operate successfully with minimal direction Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office suite, with an emphasis on using Outlook to manage email and schedule meetings Ability to anticipate, troubleshoot and independently solve problems Ability to work independently and as part of a team Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided Ability to perform some physical labor Preferred: HR experience and/or an interest in a career path in HR Recruiting experience or exposure to the recruiting process through scheduling interviews or communicating with candidates Experience with Workday or other HRMS/HRIS systems Working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead
Room by Room San Francisco, , United States
Mar 09, 2017
Organization Profile: Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods which are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments. Room to Read has benefited 10 million children across 17,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020.   Position Overview: The Human Resources Director will have responsibilities that are broad and strategic, as well as tactical.  They include developing, implementing, evaluating, and recommending changes to Room to Read’s worldwide Human Resources policies, procedures, and programs. The Director provides best practice guidance in the following areas: employee engagement, talent management, payroll and benefits, and oversight of our recruiting function. This position reports to the Chief Talent Officer and is based in San Francisco. The Human Resources Director leads a team of 4, with direct supervision of the HR Manager (Recruitment and Employee Relations), the HR Associate Manager (HRMS, Benefits & Payroll) and HR Associate. The HR Director works closely with regionally-based and country office HR and other personnel to ensure consistent, worldwide Human Resources practices. Some international travel is required, based on the business needs in a particular year.   Duties & Responsibilities: Serves as Global Office liaison to Country Office HR colleagues in Asia to implement scalable HR practices that are aligned with our worldwide business strategy Identifies and implements improvements to global Human Resources policies, procedures, and programs across all countries of operation Mentors and leads team of 4 HR staff members, including direct supervision of 3 team members Acts as the HR Business Partner for all staff working in the Development and Program Design and Technical Assistance teams. Supports the employee relations function managed by the HR Manager for the Accounting and Finance, Internal Operations and IT teams. Leads renewal process and makes recommendations for organizational business insurances and employee benefits Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures organization's compliance in Global Office markets (United States - CA, NY, MD, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, and Hong Kong) Serves as HR lead on the Annual Planning & Budgeting process, including creation of guidelines, templates, and workforce planning for worldwide personnel Advises Global Office leaders on talent matters including change management, team building and organizational design and effectiveness Leads the worldwide Capacity Building Initiative to build staff capacity to position Room to Read for continued growth and success Recommends, evaluates, and participates in staff development Develops and implements employee satisfaction and retention programs Conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separation Enhances and implements Human Resources, legal, and tax policies for expatriates, third country nationals, and business travelers (in consultation with outside experts as needed) Prepares Global Office Human Resources salary and benefits budget, manages and owns expenditures, and reports on variances to budget Consults with legal counsel or other external experts as appropriate Is the second in command and is responsible for the day-to-day overall, HR operations Mentors and coaches staff and foster a collaborative, team-oriented work environment Other duties as necessary Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, commuter benefits, and a 401K match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through the lifelong gift of education.   Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. Job Requirements: Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree, with 10+ years of relevant, professional experience General knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources administration Strong knowledge of federal and state employment law and compliance practices Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching skills Demonstrated ability to provide follow up on a timely basis and keep stakeholders informed of status of projects Ability to analyze complex HR problems and develop effective solutions that balance multiple factors, including legal regulations, organizational culture and best practices Demonstrated expertise in managing large-scale projects, balancing multiple commitments, and adapting effectively in a fast-paced environment Experience in developing and implementing process improvements Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of human resources work Customer-service orientation, with a focus on understanding and meeting the needs of staff across the organization Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead Adept at using MS Excel & MS Word Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Detail oriented and extremely organized, while being a strategic thinker Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people Proven track record of achieving results Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided Preferred: PHR or SPHR certification Master’s degree in Human Resource management or related Human Resources field Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Experience living or working internationally
Room by Room San Francisco, 94104, United States Full Time
Mar 09, 2017
Position Overview: The Assistant Controller reports to the Global Controller in San Francisco. In collaboration with the Global Controller and the CFO, the Assistant Controller will build, mentor and develop Room to Read’s Accounting team, play a hands-on role in evaluating, improving and documenting existing accounting processes, and represent the Finance department to internal and external business partners. Key responsibilities include providing technical non-profit accounting leadership; overseeing the maintenance and implementation of compliance requirements, particularly for US Government funding; managing and streamlining the monthly close process; and managing accounting operations (General Ledger, Revenue, Inventory, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Cash, Payroll, Intercompany Transactions, Chart of Accounting). The Assistant Controller is also the primary point of contact for our external auditors, has regular communication with the Audit Committee, is responsible for financial reporting.   The ideal candidate for this position is an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is adept at change, and is capable of innovating and building controlled scalable processes to help facilitate our next phase of growth. This position can be based in San Francisco, USA or New Delhi, India. Duties & Responsibilities: Develop the accounting team capabilities Provide technical expertise and leadership to the finance and business organization on the treatment of accounting issues, implementation of new non-profit accounting standards and compliance with U.S. GAAP Liaise with internal auditors, legal counsel and independent external auditors to ensure that critical processes, including internal control/compliance narratives and accounting policies, are well documented and broadly understood. Introduce new policies as necessary. Ensure that financial reporting and internal control/compliance are in place and operating effectively Work with the Controller in producing accurate and timely financial statements Improve, optimize and automate reporting capabilities Lead statutory audits and serve as the primary contact point for the global consolidated audits Act as key point of contact for all global banking relationships Assist with special projects for the Controller and CFO as necessary In Intacct, manage the month end close cycle, including journal entry review, account analyses and reconciliations Ensure proper consolidation and intercompany elimination of legal entities Perform financial statement analytics and provide relevant explanations for fluctuations Maintain and control global cash flow in line with Revenue and Expenditure projections and Investment Reserve policy Review and approve monthly reconciliation of global revenue streams from a variety of donor sources and instruments, ensure that revenue recognition is in compliance with local and global accounting standards Lead the research, evaluation and documentation of new organization wide initiatives to determine proper accounting treatment Maintain Chart of Accounts and Dimension Tables in coordination with FP&A/budget owners, ensuring key mapping for different system and reporting requirements. Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, commuter benefits and a 401K match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.  Job Requirements: Qualifications: Chartered Accountant required / BA/BS in Accounting or Finance and CPA Non-profit accounting experience and a solid understanding of non-profit accounting standards and U.S. GAAP 8-10 years of progressive accounting experience, ideally including: 3 years of management experience Experience in a top tier public accounting firm International experience Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely document technical accounting and reporting matters Experience leading the development, implementation and maintenance of internal controls Demonstrated track record of overseeing systems integrations/improvements Ability and desire to develop and mentor a team Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate and work cross-functionally with all levels and departments in the Organization as well as clearly explain accounting concepts to non-accounting people Strong organizational and time management skills Strong desire to work within a fast-paced, growing and increasingly complex global organization Strong project management skills with demonstrated success in planning and directing high level projects across the enterprise with a multitude of key functional partners Willingness to “roll up the sleeves” and dig hard for the right answers Should have a valid passport To be successful at Room to Read, you will also:  Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization  Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness   Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration  Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment 
Room by Room San Francisco, , United States Full Time
Jan 30, 2017
Organization Profile: Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods which are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read has benefited 10 million children across 17,500 communities in Asia and Africa, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org Position Overview: The Associate, Human Resources is part of the Global Office (GO) Human Resources team, reporting directly to the Director, Human Resources. The Associate’s responsibilities are broad, requiring technical knowledge of a wide range of HR functions. The Associate, Human Resources supports employees through several key stages of their Room to Read experience including, leading the organization’s performance management process, compensation and employee engagement programs, as well as supporting select recruitment activities. Additionally, this role maintains the organization’s employee handbooks and supports the HR Management System. Duties & Responsibilities: HR policies and procedures Creates, maintains, interprets and distributes worldwide and GO-specific staff policies and procedures Answers questions about the application of Room to Read’s policies & procedures. Seeks input from other GO HR team members, HR Managers in the COs (Country Offices), and other staff as required. Leads the development and ongoing review of all GO employee handbooks, and brief supervisors when changes that effect their teams are made to Room to Read’s HR policies and employee handbooks. Prepares and presents informational seminars to GO staff about new policies, annual HR processes and other HR activities and/or functions. Promotes compliance with local labor and immigration legislation in the United States and other GO markets. Global Office Employee Relations Leads Room to Read’s Performance Management program, launching the annual goal-setting process, as well as the mid-year and annual review processes for both the GO and all COs. Leads the worldwide delivery of Room to Read’s annual Staff Satisfaction Surveys. Analyzes the GO results, makes recommendations and leads GO taskforce to implement new initiatives. Reviews the analysis and action plans completed by HR Managers of their CO’s results. Recruiting Leads the recruitment process for Analyst, Associate level roles, as well as for all contractors and some temp staff, as assigned by the HR Manager. Liaises with hiring managers and candidates, creates recruitment documents, reviews job descriptions, conducts phone/Skype interviews and reference checks, documenting each step. With guidance from the HR Manager, manages candidate offers. Conducts informational interviews with prospective employees referred through the organization’s network. Researches and manages external search firms, as needed. HR support: Room to Read Accelerator team projects and non-staff Room to Read Accelerator is a technical assistance arm that is set up to disseminate our knowledge in literacy in the primary grades and girls’ education to a wider audience, thereby, maximizing our impact. Acts as the HR Business Partner for all Accelerator projects, ensuring HR compliance with Room to Read, USAID, and other donor’s contractual policies and procedures. Monitors changes in U.S. and USAID employment regulations and laws, as well as nonprofit trends and best practices and recommend changes to Room to Read policies or introduce new policies to ensure HR compliance. Supports the Accelerator Project Managers to maintain a comprehensive overview of all personnel – both staff and non-staff - working on Accelerator. Checks the relevance of GO HR activity to the specific markets and projects where Accelerator personnel are working.  Ensures HR questions raised by Accelerator project managers and staff are answered promptly and documented for future reference. Reviews staff goals and performance appraisals with Accelerator project managers to ensure Accelerator staff receive appropriate professional development and salary increases. Manages Room to Read non-staff program which includes, preparing contracts and contract amendments for contractors, manging the relationships with Room to Read’s payroll vendors for temporary employees, and educating staff on intern and volunteer requirements. Compensation, metrics and HRMS Supports Room to Read’s international compensation program, including conducting annual benchmarking research, adjusting salary scales based on market analysis, and making compensation recommendations for new hires, new positions, promotions, and annual adjustments. Prepares and analyzes HR metrics. Identifies and monitors trends, recommending changes to HR processes, policies & practices to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. Serves as the backup technical expert for Workday, Room to Read’s Human Resources Management System (HRMS). Provides support for system configuration, administration, training, and testing. Serves as the back-up for the HR Associate: Payroll and Benefits Associate, preparing the semi-monthly and/or monthly payrolls in his/her absence. Conducts other duties, as requested Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, commuter benefits, and a 401K match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through the lifelong gift of education. Job Requirements: Qualifications: Required: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, or a related field 3-5 years of relevant experience as an HR Generalist, preferably including at least 2 years of being principally responsible for at least 2 of the following functions: Recruitment, Employee Relations, Compensation, and writing and implementing HR policies. Experience delivering presentations and coaching staff at all levels of an organization Ability and interest in both qualitative and quantitative tasks Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people Proven effectiveness working, or volunteering, in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Proven track record of achieving results Attention to detail Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided Preferred: Working knowledge of Workday HRMS, or experience as an expert user with another HRMS. Knowledge of USAID’s HR rules and regulations, or experience implementing projects funded by other bilateral donors. Experience traveling and/or living internationally or working across cultures
Room by Room San Francisco, , United States Full Time
Jan 30, 2017
Organization Profile: Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods which are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read has benefited 10 million children across 17,500 communities in Asia and Africa, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org . Position Overview: The Salesforce Administrator and Applications Associate is part of Room to Read’s Information Technology (IT) team based in the San Francisco, CA headquarters. This Associate is responsible for leading the scoping, development, implementation, and ongoing administration of Salesforce ecosystem applications across Room to Read’s global application infrastructure. The ecosystem currently consists of our Global Solutions Database (GSD a custom Salesforce enterprise instance) for tracking programs, donor management (NGOC a custom Salesforce enterprise instance specific to nonprofit fundraising) Marketing Cloud, Classy for peer to peer fundraising, Engaging Networks for online donation processing, Adaptive Insight for budgeting and Intacct as our general ledger. The Salesforce Administrator and Applications Associate reports directly to the IT and Business Solutions Director. Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, commuter benefits and a 401K match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Job Requirements: Duties & Responsibilities: Act as Room to Read’s Salesforce Administrator and manage the integration across multiple instances of Salesforce.com Address ongoing support requests and administrative needs of users worldwide. Requests include, but are not limited to, updating large data sets with demand tools or data loader, report creation/updates, custom development fixes (with a click not codes approach), working with Salesforce workflows, process builder and formulas. Work with end users in various departments to identify, document, and communicate standard business processes and work flows Conduct cost/benefit analysis and create clear and compelling business cases for technology solutions Define, communicate, and manage a change management (release) process to develop and implement new applications, business processes and work flows and manage updates to existing applications Partner with various departments to develop Salesforce training plans, materials, and documentation for users Design, develop and manage reports, dashboards, and across the organization Manage Room to Read’s Global Solutions Database (GSD), implemented on the Salesforce.com platform Monitor user adoption rates and respond as needed (additional training sessions, communication, modifications, or other resources) to improve enterprise application Stay up-to-date on the latest technology releases, applications, integrations, and opportunities Liaise with external implementation partners as required Other duties as necessary Qualifications: Required: BA or BS degree in computer science or another relevant field Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of professional work experience Proven experience administering Salesforce.com (SFDC) platform, Salesforce administrator certification preferred Excellent project management skills including the ability to write requirements that are clear and concise, facilitate project team meetings and communicate effectively with SMEs and other non-technical staff Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Proven track record of achieving results Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead Ability and desire to travel internationally as required Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided
Room by Room San Francisco, 94104, United States Full Time