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 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
Feb 14, 2019
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 New York office. This position will report directly to the Associate Director, North America who is based in San Francisco. S/he plays a key role in the implementation of Room to Read’s fundraising throughout the United States and Canada, focusing 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 150-200 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 with the goal of deepening donors’ commitment to the organization. Build long-term relationships with donors and prospects by 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 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.   Support the organization of the annual New York Gala including: development of gala fundraising strategy, management of gala leadership and their involvement in the event, soliciting current donors and prospective donors to secure tickets and tables, securing pre-committed funds to the event, and other duties as necessary. Collaborate with other Development team members including the Corporations and Foundations team, as well as Room to Read’s volunteer chapter network to maximize opportunities for building a pipeline among 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 in order to recommend potential funding opportunities to donors. Manage temporary administrative staff, interns, and volunteers as necessary. Other responsibilities as assigned. 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 within the U.S. and eastern 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 large scale fundraising events Knowledge of the New York non-profit and philanthropic market 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 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 New York, NY, USA Full-Time