Room to Read

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 13, 2020
Position Overview: The Shared Services team is undergoing an exciting transformation to scale up and improve services to ensure we are able to reach our five year Strategic Plan. The Manager will work closely with the Director of Shared Services to build and implement operational excellence, effectively implementing policies, and overall improving services to staff and leading the Development Operations ("DevOps") team. We are seeking an energetic and highly skilled Manager who will oversee three key area of the business: overseeing and ensuring excellence in global gift processing and receipting operations, supporting global fundraising offices, and spearheading a new professional development series to enhance capacity across our full Development and Communications team.   We are seeking a self-motivated individual who is eager to support a team in a complex technology environment. The Shared Services Manager is a CRM database superstar, excellent project...
Room to Read Full-Time
Feb 27, 2020
Position Overview: The Stakeholder and Community Engagement Analyst is part of the Global Business Development team, a sub-team of the Development and Communications Department that focuses on building out sustainable global strategies and increasing revenue streams that will further Room to Read’s goals. The Stakeholder and Community Engagement team contributes to the organization’s fundraising and brand awareness efforts by leading experiential and dynamic engagement opportunities that connect donors and other strategic partners with Room to Read’s mission, programs and operations, and increase funds raised for the organization. It also focuses on building and supporting Room to Read’s vast network of global chapters, volunteers, and corporate employee groups.    This position reports to the Associate Manager, Stakeholder and...
Room to Read Full-Time
Feb 26, 2020
Position Overview: The IT Service Desk Associate is responsible for providing technical assistance and support related to Room to Read’s computer systems, hardware, software and cloud access. The IT Service Desk Associate acts as the first point of contact for technology-related queries, runs diagnostic programs, isolates the problem, and determines and implements a solution. In addition to providing technical support to Room to Read’s worldwide users, the IT Service Desk Associate works closely with the Technology Infrastructure Manager to maintain Room to Read’s technology ecosystem and develops technology solutions across the organization that improve efficiency and allow our staff around the world to collaborate, connect and succeed in our mission.    Duties & Responsibilities:  For...
Room to Read Full-Time
Feb 21, 2020
Position Overview: The Shared Services Associate reports to the Director of Shared Services and works directly with the Development Operations (Dev Ops) and IT teams to help achieve Room to Read’s fundraising goals. The Shared Services Associate position supports the team in managing data operations and procedures in development systems including NGOC, Classy, Marketing Cloud and others. The major focus of this position is managing activities and process improvements in Room to Read’s Salesforce systems and creating reports for Management and other departments. This position works closely with many members of the Room to Read team particularly as the organization executes the next strategic plan.   The Shared Services Associate is a CRM database superstar, excellent project manager, and has strong leadership skills. S/he has a strong working knowledge of database enterprise systems and their relationships to CRMs and integrated programs (e.g., sales or...
Room to Read Full-Time
Feb 21, 2020
Position Overview: This position is part of the North America team within the Development Department, a dynamic team that works with our network of individual donors, foundations, corporations, volunteer chapters, events, and Annual Fund yielding US$22+ million in annual revenue for the organization. The Associate Director is a part of the North America Development team and is based in Room to Read’s global headquarters in San Francisco.    This position reports to the Development Director, North America (based in New York), and manages a team of two fundraisers on the East and West Coast. The Associate Director must be a self-motivated team player who is committed to our cause and has a track record of delivering results including six- and seven-figure gifts.   The ideal candidate is a dynamic, personable fundraiser, with the experience to continue to grow our success.   Duties & Responsibilities:...
Room to Read Full-Time
Jan 30, 2020
Position Overview: The People Operations Analyst is a member of Room to Read’s global People Operations team and is responsible for administering critical People Operations processes that impact all phases of the employee life cycle. Additionally, the Analyst is responsible for some tasks related to ensuring that Room to Read’s global headquarters in San Francisco runs smoothly and efficiently including facilities management and reception duties.   This is a fantastic entry-level position for a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who wants to be part of a fast-paced international nonprofit and pursue a career in People Operations/Human Resources. Daily tasks are predominately focused on administering People Operations processes for recruiting and onboarding, with occasional projects and potential opportunity for increased responsibility within the People Operations department. The Analyst is based in San Francisco, and will report to the Manager,...
Room to Read Full-Time
Jan 29, 2020
Position Overview: The Vice President (VP) of Program Operations is responsible for overall leadership and management of the Program Operations department, which oversees implementation of all programs and projects around the world. This position manages the strategy, planning and implementation of Room to Read’s operations worldwide as well as expansion into new geographies. This portfolio currently includes nine countries with full operations and an increasing number of countries with short and medium-term projects. Under Room to Read’s new five-year strategy (Vision 2025), the organization plans to expand project-based operations into 10 new countries and further diversify our funding base with more awards from bilateral and multilateral donors.   The VP of Program Operations directly manages two Regional Directors (based in Asia and Africa), 2 Global Program Operations Directors (based in San Francisco), and the India Country Director (Room to...
Room to Read Full-Time
Jan 29, 2020
Position Overview:   The Global Data Solutions Associate serves as the Salesforce administrator for Room to Read’s Global Solutions Database (GSD) and ensures that tools, systems and processes are in place for staff to collect, report on and use our program data as effectively as possible. In addition to managing the day-to-day administration of this Salesforce instance, the Global Data Solutions Associate will work with local and international office staff to define business requirements, identify opportunities for system enhancements, support the development of technical solutions and lead user adoption efforts. As a member of Room to Read’s Program Operations team, the Global Data Solutions Associate will develop a deep understanding of the organization’s programs and over time become a subject matter expert on systems relating to programmatic data management.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about strategically using data and improving...
Room to Read Full-Time
Jan 29, 2020
Position Overview:  The Finance and Legal Assistant is part of the Finance and Legal Department. Working closely with the Finance, Accounting and Legal teams, the Finance and Legal Assistant is responsible for matters relating to regulatory and corporate governance, compliance (US and international), policy documentation, international banking, and global audit support. The Finance and Legal reports directly to the CFO and works at the Room to Read headquarters office in San Francisco.    Duties & Responsibilities:  Manage Room to Read’s Global Compliance Tracker, overseeing submissions and key deadlines for corporate and tax filings for 20+ global legal entities; Monitor progress and initiate communication concerning upcoming deliverables, Improve global corporate...
Room to Read Full-Time
Jan 09, 2020
Position Overview:  The Associate, Public Relations & Corporate Communications is part of the Public Relations & Corporate Communications unit within the Marketing and Communications Team. The Associate, Public Relations & Corporate Communications works closely with the Public Relations and Brand Director to develop external and internal messaging, align organizational identity and branding, and support awareness-raising opportunities. The position is based in San Francisco and reports to the Director of Brand Communications and Public Relations who is based in New York.    The Associate, Public Relations & Corporate Communications is responsible for corporate communications that drive strategic messaging through various channels to reach both internal and external...
Room to Read Full-Time
Dec 16, 2019
Position Overview: Room to Read has experienced tremendous growth since our founding in early 2000 and the Development and Communications Department (DevCom) is responsible for raising the funds necessary to run the organization and implement our high-quality programs. The Global Support Analyst position plays a critical role in supporting the Chief Development and Communications Officer (CDCO) and Director of Shared Services (DSS) as well as the Senior Leadership Team by providing administrative support, streamlining and prioritizing activities and communicating directly with donors. This position provides a combination of day-to-day support to the CDCO and DSS and will also handle information flow on behalf of the Senior Leadership Team. Based in San Francisco, the Global Support Analyst reports to the Director of Shared Services.   Duties & Responsibilities: CDCO and DSS support Provide day-to-day assistance to the CDCO, including scheduling, travel...
Room to Read Full-Time
Dec 16, 2019
Position Overview:   The Associate, Brand Content is responsible for strategizing, sourcing, writing, producing, and distributing all multimedia content for online and offline brand communications needs, as well as project managing thought leadership and key external awareness-raising campaigns.    With a successful track record in creating innovative and engaging content, the Associate, Brand Content will have expertise in developing short- and long-form written, multimedia and video storytelling with a particular emphasis in video production and editing. The Brand Content Associate will also identify and develop content that will help the organization reach its goals, and work with teams to evaluate the success of content and adjust content production and distribution strategy as needed. This person is required to approach each piece of content with knowledge of our work, fundraising strategy and audience conversion goals. This individual...
Room to Read Full-Time
Aug 26, 2019
Position Overview:  This position is part of the Global Office (GO) Finance and Legal Department. The Manager of Donor Finance is responsible for Room to Read’s financial support for Business Development, including forecasting and reporting revenue performance and metrics to the executive team and the board of directors; managing donor proposals and reporting in an increasingly diverse donor portfolio; and implementing Room to Read’s grants lifecycle. The Manager works in close collaboration with the Development and Operations Departments and has one direct report. The position will report to the Associate Director of Reporting and Systems.   Duties & Responsibilities:  Donor Finance & Compliance  Improve and expand capability across the organization including developing the automation of core donor reporting...
Room to Read Full-Time