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.
May 20, 2019
Position Overview: The Associate, Grants and Publications will work across departments to ensure that Room to Read’s work is represented in a thoughtful, streamlined, accurate, and efficient manner to individual, corporate and foundation, and government donors. This person will be responsible for coordinating communication between the global office and the country offices to ensure that program information is flowing efficiently and creating high quality donor communications across all markets and types of donors. The Associate will report directly to the Associate Director, Grants and Publications, and will gather information to create reports and proposals, as needed. This a full-time position located in San Francisco. The Associate, Grants and Publications, will also be responsible for initiating and managing process improvements around donor communication and creating external messaging for donors on Room to Read’s programmatic work as needed. Duties & Responsibilities: Draft high-quality reports and proposals and meet deadlines. Coordinate and gather program information from the country offices, as needed. Review content from country offices to assess gaps in program information. Coordinate with the programs team, the Associate Director, Grants and Publications and country offices to answer outstanding questions in the reports. Edit documents from country teams to ensure content is relevant and appropriate for multiple types of donors. Review new content (e.g. quarterly reports, implementation calendars, etc.) and assess the content’s use in reports and grants. Liaise with the RM&E team to gather global indicator data needed for reports and proposals. Liaise with the DevCom Department teams, International Operations and country team members to enhance information gathering and reporting processes, as directed by the Associate Director, Grants and Publications. Ensure Room to Read’s global project database is kept up-to-date with accurate and appropriate information and dates. Disseminate best practices to colleagues in donor reporting and proposals, as needed. Create external messaging for donors around complex programmatic and operational issues. Create standardized report design and graphic assets. Support relationship managers with strategic and one-off requests for donor resources and communications. Support leadership (including CEO, Founder, CDCO) with donor communications as necessary. Collaborate with Shared Services and International Operations teams to create and initiate process improvements and system enhancements for reporting and capturing data. Help produce and design standard donor reports for wide distribution. Other duties, as necessary. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree 3-5 years of relevant work experience Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided Proven track record of working successfully in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple projects and priorities Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English Adept at using MS Excel, MS Word, database systems and communicating over e-mail High attention to detail Flexible and an ability to multitask Ability to troubleshoot and proactively problem solve Ability to work independently and as part of a team Must take initiative and have a strong work ethic Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people either within or outside of the United States Prior experience working or volunteering in an organization that is focused on educational quality or knowledge of education programming within or outside of the United States Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, 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. 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, CA, USA Full-Time
May 15, 2019
Position Overview: The Associate, Global Business Development, Global Partnerships will play an integral role in helping Room to Read meet its annual goal of raising approximately $17 million from global partners including corporate and foundation donors through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of global relationships. The position is based in either San Francisco or New York City, and reports to the Manager, Global Business Development, based in San Francisco, and will include work with development staff in North America and Room to Read’s international offices.  We are looking for a dynamic, motivated, team player who is committed to our cause and has a track record of delivering results.      Duties & Responsibilities: Financial Goals and Business Development Raise at least $1 million per year from companies and foundations giving primarily $50,000 or more each year. Support North America team on business development in key markets, such as the East Coast of North America. Manage and steward existing foundation and corporate donors.    Support corporate and foundation fundraising growth in other global markets. Coordinate with international office staff to support corporate and foundation relationships globally.  Other Responsibilities Represent Room to Read by speaking at conferences and attending fundraising events and donor cultivation meetings. Collaborate with other relationship managers globally on key accounts to ensure global coordination. Contribute to global business development strategy across all markets. Independently, or in collaboration with the Grants and Publications team, write, edit and/or coordinate clear, compelling written materials including concept notes, letters of inquiry, proposals, presentations, reports, and additional materials as needed. Work closely with Finance Department to ensure budgets and financial reports are appropriately represented. Work closely with the Programs team to craft innovative, unique funding proposals when required by the donor. Stay current with organizational strategies and operational plans in order to present accurate funding opportunities to donors. Maintain current donor records in Salesforce. Other duties as necessary. Qualifications: Required: Proven track record of obtaining corporate and foundation funding in the $50,000 to $100,000 gift range Excellent writing, editing, verbal and written communication skills in English Demonstrated understanding of organizational financial reports as well as project and program budgets Strong cross-cultural communications skills Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided Bachelor’s degree Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience (nonprofit or client relationship management) Location(s) Global Office - Main - San Francisco / 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 Full-Time
Apr 26, 2019
Position Overview:  This position is part of the Global Office (GO) Finance and Legal Department. The Manager, Reporting and Analysis is responsible for Room to Read’s financial reporting and analysis, encompassing the worldwide management reporting of Country Office (CO) and GO financial results and updated performance outlook, integration with statutory financial reporting, and the related systems and analytics support. The Manager FPA works in close collaboration with Managers of Donor Finance and Budgeting, the GO Field Finance Director and the Assistant Controller. The position will report directly to the Senior Director of Finance.     Duties & Responsibilities:  Design and produce reporting that enhances understanding of financial management performance, including achievement of annual budget goals, performance trends in expense and revenue, and drivers of performance variance vs budgets and prior year. Identify, arrange for and train staff resources at key reporting levels (CO’s, Field Finance, GO Finance and Controller’s).   Integrate key management and statutory reports into a monthly reporting package for C-level review to provide a comprehensive view of financial performance of Room to Read. Include projections of key financial performance metrics including overhead, fundraising efficiency, net assets and cash flow.  Develop and promote analytic models that explore new and ongoing issues about organization wide performance, including impact and cost relationships, modeled Charity Navigator ratings, budget accuracy, staff organization efficiencies, etc.  Produce periodic review of performance vs. Room to Read’s Strategic Plan, identifying sources of variance and contributing to the review of alternative scenario outcomes.   Promote the integration of systems, including Intacct and Adaptive (actual and budget), as well as Intacct and NGOC (CRM and GL integration). This includes playing a key role in our cross-system master data management with Development and Accounting, reconciliation of the systems’ results via tie-out reporting, and driving for alignment via problem identification and remediation.   Improve and expand reporting capability across the organization including the automation of core reporting using cloud-based budget software tool and in Intacct, identifying the use case for each, as well as capacity building among field finance and country office teams, and cross training of other finance team members.  Team extensively with the Manager of Budgeting to implement enhancements to the budget system and support country offices and field finance team in their development of annual budgets. Liaise with our budget software vendor to ensure appropriate cost-effective levels of support.  Team extensively with the Manager of Donor Finance to expand the use of Adaptive and Intacct in support of revenue planning and forecasting as well as donor proposal development, expense coding and reporting through more effective use of the systems’ project capabilities.  Manage projects Perform ad-hoc financial analyses to support the CFO, CDO and CEO. Provide Finance Business Partner services to International Operations.  Other duties, as requested    Qualifications:  Required:  A Bachelor’s degree  7+ years of professional experience in finance  Prior experience designing high impact financial reporting and building complex financial models using cloud-based EPM tools, including budget and general ledger systems, e.g. Adaptive Insights and Intacct. Expert skill levels in Excel, PowerPoint and high-impact graphics software (e.g. Tableau)  Demonstrated effectiveness in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization, requiring flexibility and adaptability to changing organization priorities  Ability to promote process improvements that meet the growing organization’s needs for timely information-based decision making  Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people, including Sales/Development, Accounting, and C-level staff.  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 managing projects and 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:  Successful management of projects that rely on cross functional participants   Experience with organizational behavioral change for process improvement and efficiency building  Proven supervisory experience  General ledger knowledge and experience  Ability to travel internationally if needed  Experience using budgeting software and business intelligence tools    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 Full-Time
Apr 26, 2019
Position Overview: The Salesforce Administrator, Program Operations, 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 efficiently and effectively as possible. In addition to managing the day-to-day administration of this Salesforce instance, the Salesforce Administrator, Program Operations, 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 Salesforce Administrator will develop a deep understanding of the organization’s programs and serve as a subject matter expert on systems relating to programmatic data management.  The position is based in Room to Read’s Global Office in San Francisco and reports to the Director of Program Operations.  Duties & Responsibilities: Implementation Management, Monitoring, and Reporting Lead ongoing administration of GSD and scoping and implementation of enhancements to the instance. Perform Salesforce administration tasks in response to changing business requirements, including managing user access and sharing settings; updating data sets; and customizing objects, fields, record types, page layouts, validation rules, and automation tools. Manage application lifecycle for all program operations enhancements. Gather requirements, design solutions, and test and deploy changes to production. Develop training materials, train end users (including power users located abroad) and communicate changes to relevant staff following release of new enhancements. Respond to inquiries for requests for GSD reports and data, particularly for the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation team to calculate and track global indicators of progress towards program objectives. Training and Technical Support Lead user adoption efforts in local and global offices by conducting trainings and developing and maintaining centralized database training materials, documentation, reports, and dashboards. Respond to support requests, resolve technical issues, and enhance end user understanding of database and use of data for decision-making. Manage GSD Power User group, based worldwide, by facilitating quarterly power user calls; onboarding new power users; and facilitating capacity-building.  Draft GSD Help lessons and administer ScreenSteps application. Annually review database-related documentation to ensure each program’s manuals are up-to-date and clearly written. Track Room to Read’s programmatic targets and communicate them to the organization. Process change requests by updating GSD to reflect revised targets. Management & Coordination Lead formulation of strategic vision for GSD and its cross-departmental applications. Work with change advisory committee to prioritize enhancements in alignment with that vision.  Gather initial requirements, assess feasibility of solutions, and provide recommendations for project priority. Collaborate with IT and Development staff in developing roadmap for overall Salesforce ecosystem. Serve as Operations point of contact for vendors and internal groups on technology projects relevant to department. Provide input on potential upstream and downstream impact of configuration or system changes as they relate to programmatic data collection, entry, and reporting. Assess data being collected by other tools to determine how current database or other technology solutions could support the monitoring and reporting needs of Country and Global Offices. Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as administrator on the Salesforce.com platform or administrator of other relational database application Excellent project and data management skills; highly organized and thorough with keen attention to detail and a commitment to ensuring data integrity Solution-oriented, creative problem solver; quick to identify opportunities for the automation of work processes Ability to build complex custom reports and dashboards; passion for effective data visualization Experience working with internal stakeholders to gather business requirements, scope and plan projects, and implement, deliver and document custom solutions Exceptional communication skills; ability to communicate technical information simply and effectively both in-person and remotely (particularly with users/stakeholders for whom English is not a first language) Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people Proven track record of achieving results in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided Ability and desire to travel internationally (up to 10%) Preferred: Salesforce administrator certification Experience collating and normalizing data from different sources to support better decision making Some facility with SQL and/or SOQL querying languages Prior success as member of a multi-national team Prior experience building relationships and training others over a distance 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, CA, USA Full-Time
Apr 26, 2019
Position Overview: The Project Manager is a part-time position, and will be the lead and main link between the project in Pakistan and the Room to Read office in San Francisco.  S/he will be responsible for ensuring the project operates on-time and on-budget with programmatic excellence.  S/he will be involved in all aspects of the project including partner selection, on-going monitoring of implementation and budget, adaptation of Room to Read’s materials, execution against the project plan, and problem-solving throughout the duration of the project period.   The Project Manager will report to the Director of Global Program Operations, who is based in San Francisco. The Project Manager will work in close collaboration with the Program, Operations, Finance, and Development teams during the project. The Project Manager will ideally be located in the San Francisco Bay Area, coming in to the San Francisco office weekly as necessary.  The Project Manager will ideally work in Pakistan approximately 15 to 20% of the time (3-4 trips per year of 2-3 weeks in duration).    Duties & Responsibilities:   Responsible for overall execution of project activities.  Manage the project timeline, workplan, and budget, including monthly forecasts.  Coordinate spending and projections with Room to Read’s Finance and Accounting team.  Lead development of overall program strategy, technical assistance workshops and support visits with the Room to Read Global Programs Team.  Monitor and approve Room to Read technical assistance staff timesheets and expense reports in line with Room to Read policies and procedures.  Lead vetting and selection of local operational and/or implementation partner(s) in Pakistan.  Ensure capacity of local partners to execute with quality and coordinate and/or provide training for them, as needed.  Review operational partner invoices. Troubleshoot any spending concerns.   Contribute to and review project narrative and financial reports as to the donors.  Represent Room to Read in Pakistan to a variety of constituents including government, as needed.  Qualifications:   Required: Minimum of seven to 10 years of work experience, managing complex international projects or projects in Pakistan.  Experience working in international education at the primary school level; experience working in literacy is preferred.   Experience building relationships with senior-level decision-makers.  Experience in program management (including budget development and monitoring, program implementation tracking, etc).  Experience managing staff or consultants.  Ability to work well in multi-disciplinary teams and demonstrated diplomatic skills and cultural awareness  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English  Eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided  Preferred: Experience working in Pakistan and fluency in Urdu and/or Sindhi   Master’s degree in Education, Public Administration, International Affairs, or Business    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, CA, USA Part-Time
Mar 11, 2019
Position Overview: The Marketing & Communications Analyst is part of the global Marketing and Communications (MarCom) team, a sub-team of the Development and Communications (DevCom) department. This position reports to the Senior Director, Marketing and Communications and is responsible for supporting the administrative and infrastructure needs of the Senior Director, Marketing & Communications and the broader Marketing & Communications team. This position is a full-time position (40 hours per week) based in Room to Read’s global headquarters in San Francisco. Duties & Responsibilities: Administrative Duties (30%) - Support the Senior Director, Marketing & Communications and other team leaders by performing administrative functions, including filing expense reports, preparing for and scheduling meetings, arranging travel (as necessary), and attending to ad-hoc needs - Organize department meetings and cross-departmental meetings. Duties include coordinating the agenda, managing the attendee lists, and sending out post-meeting notes and follow-up items. - Coordinate deployment of MarCom-developed donor communications and materials to the broader DevCom team. - Provide event support, including preparing the event space, arranging meals, etc. - Help coordinate donor travel and site visits as needed. MarCom Duties (30%) - Proofread and distribute internal and external communications materials produced by the team including internal memos, articles, reports, presentations, awards submissions, grants and proposals, etc. - Coordinate and update MarCom calendars and provide regular updates to greater DevCom team. - Create/oversee the design of PowerPoint presentations. - Create and maintain a resource library of MarCom materials within SharePoint. - Work with vendors to create, stock and distribute branded materials, such as T-shirts, stationery, etc. - Conduct research as needed on events, issues or other topics. Brand Communications & PR Support (40%) - Research media targets and build media target lists for pitching. - Monitor and respond to general media inquiries. - Monitor global Room to Read media coverage and maintain a press database of coverage and contacts. - Manage qualitative analysis of global media coverage and quarterly key performance indicators with support from external PR agency. - Identify relevant articles for the Social Media team to post. Monitor inquiries/comments on Room to Read social media channels and forward to social media team for response. Qualifications: Required: - Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field - 1+ year of professional work experience performing administrative or communications functions - Organizational, administrative, and interpersonal communication skills - Strong writing and communication skills - Keen attention to detail - Social media knowledge/expertise - Critical thinking skills - Excellent judgment - Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people - Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative - Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided Preferred: - Marketing or PR experience. - Knowledge of AP Style Guide. - PPT skills/design skills. - Experience using Cision and/or NGO Connect 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, CA, USA Full-Time