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.

Jun 07, 2019
TERMS OF REFERENCE Consultancy: Desk review of the education context in Sierra Leone July – August 2019 (Approximately 7 weeks) BACKGROUND Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world. This currently takes place through our work in literacy and gender equality in 14 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. We are interested in partnering with others to take our best practices, knowledge, and content to many more children, families, and communities around the world. Our expectation is to scale our impact through technical assistance in contexts and geographies where Room to Read is not directly operating so that millions more children can benefit.  Therefore, Room to Read is conducting a feasibility study in Sierra Leone to determine the best approach to implementing a project based on local needs and context and understanding the level of investment required to achieve successful outcomes. Room to Read is seeking a qualified consultant to conduct a desk review on the education context in Sierra Leone. The period of performance will be over eight-weeks, ideally from July to August, and includes literature review of key education policies, country reports, country statistics, as well as key informant interviews, culminating in a detailed report summarizing findings for each country. The research aims to identify key education policies and systems, as well as a macro-level understanding of how Room to Read’s programming could make a positive impact and contribute to the education agenda in Sierra Leone in the area of primary school literacy, children’s book publishing and/or girls’ education. Findings from the desk review will provide a basis for proposed project implementation strategy in each country. DESK REVIEW The desk review aims to provide an in-depth understanding the education policies, systems and challenges in Sierra Leone as well as potential partners working in the fields of early literacy and girls’ education. Information gathered will inform planning for a subsequent field visit by Room to Read staff or consultant(s); some information may also be used for the development of project proposals. The desk review will focus on collecting, analyzing and synthesizing the latest information around: Systems, structures and organizations in place to support literacy; Systems, structures and organizations in place to support girls’ education; National and regional/provincial education statistics; National policies and education-related initiatives and studies; Information and documentation on national education systems and structures, including systems of accountability, national primary curriculum standards and subjects pre/in-service and teacher professional development; Information and documentation on children book publishing environment, with a focus on understanding the opportunities and challenges in local language book publishing for early readers in each country;  Identification of key NGOs/projects working to support early literacy and girls’ education in Sierra Leone; Major studies on language and early literacy in Sierra Leone, especially those related to local languages, dialects and processes for teaching and learning; Major studies on girls’ education outcomes in Sierra Leone; and Information related to the political and social climate of Sierra Leone, especially noting differences among provinces. PROPOSED METHODOLOGY Data and information for the assignment will be collected through the following methodologies listed below, with the expectation that all work can be done remotely. Extensive secondary research sourced from local sources, scholarly studies, sectoral reports, etc. Meetings/interviews with key informants (e.g., local and international NGOs). Room to Read can also provide an initial list of key informants. TERMS OF CONTRACT The consultancy will be carried out from July to August (~7 weeks). The contract between Room to Read and the consultant selected will be a fixed fee contract. The consultant entering into a contract with Room to Read must ensure that the entire scope of work can be completed with the available resources. KEY QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate for this consultancy will have the following qualifications: An advanced degree in education or a related field of study; Demonstrated proven experience in conducting independent research, utilizing primary and secondary sources, and preferably, for the purposes of informing programming; Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including the ability to write reports and present information; Proven ability to work independently, objectively, and with strong attention to detail; Expertise in working with literacy programs, teaching reading and/or girls’ education, preferred; The candidate has prior experience living and/or working in Sierra Leone with strong networks within relevant sectors, strongly preferred. HOW TO APPLY Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications are invited to apply directly on this job posting with their CV with a cover letter outlining how they meet the criteria, including three references by no later than June 21, 2019 . Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Location(s) Global Office - Remote - United States 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 to Read Remote Contractor
Jun 07, 2019
TERMS OF REFERENCE Consultancy: Desk review of the education context in Ivory Coast July – August 2019 (Approximately 7 weeks) BACKGROUND Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world. This currently takes place through our work in literacy and gender equality in 14 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. We are interested in partnering with others to take our best practices, knowledge, and content to many more children, families, and communities around the world. Our expectation is to scale our impact through technical assistance in contexts and geographies where Room to Read is not directly operating so that millions more children can benefit.  Therefore, Room to Read is conducting a feasibility study in Ivory Coast to determine the best approach to implementing a project based on local needs and context and understanding the level of investment required to achieve successful outcomes. Room to Read is seeking a qualified consultant to conduct a desk review on the education context in Ivory Coast. The period of performance will be over eight-weeks, ideally from July to August, and includes literature review of key education policies, country reports, country statistics, as well as key informant interviews, culminating in a detailed report summarizing findings for each country. The research aims to identify key education policies and systems, as well as a macro-level understanding of how Room to Read’s programming could make a positive impact and contribute to the education agenda in Ivory Coast in the area of primary school literacy, children’s book publishing and/or girls’ education. Findings from the desk review will provide a basis for proposed project implementation strategy in each country. DESK REVIEW The desk review aims to provide an in-depth understanding the education policies, systems and challenges in Ivory Coast as well as potential partners working in the fields of early literacy and girls’ education. Information gathered will inform planning for a subsequent field visit by Room to Read staff or consultant(s). Some information may also be used for the development of project proposals. The consultant may have the opportunity to participate in the field visit, depending on security conditions in-country, and the contract may be amended to capture the additional activity. The desk review will focus on collecting, analyzing and synthesizing the latest information around: Systems, structures and organizations in place to support literacy; Systems, structures and organizations in place to support girls’ education; National and regional/provincial education statistics; National policies and education-related initiatives and studies; Information and documentation on national education systems and structures, including systems of accountability, national primary curriculum standards and subjects pre/in-service and teacher professional development; Information and documentation on children book publishing environment, with a focus on understanding the opportunities and challenges in local language book publishing for early readers in each country;  Identification of key NGOs/projects working to support early literacy and girls’ education in Ivory Coast; Major studies on language and early literacy in Ivory Coast, especially those related to local languages, dialects and processes for teaching and learning; Major studies on girls’ education outcomes in Ivory Coast; and Information related to the political and social climate of Ivory Coast, especially noting differences among provinces. PROPOSED METHODOLOGY Data and information for the assignment will be collected through the following methodologies listed below, with the expectation that all work can be done remotely. Extensive secondary research sourced from local sources, scholarly studies, sectoral reports, etc. Meetings/interviews with key informants (e.g., local and international NGOs). Room to Read can also provide an initial list of key informants. TERMS OF CONTRACT The consultancy will be carried out from July to August (~7 weeks). The contract between Room to Read and the consultant selected will be a fixed fee contract. The consultant entering into a contract with Room to Read must ensure that the entire scope of work can be completed with the available resources. KEY QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate for this consultancy will have the following qualifications: An advanced degree in education or a related field of study; Demonstrated proven experience in conducting independent research, utilizing primary and secondary sources, and preferably, for the purposes of informing programming; Professional level reading and verbal fluency in French. Also, excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including the ability to write reports and present information; Proven ability to work independently, objectively, and with strong attention to detail; Expertise in working with literacy programs, teaching reading and/or girls’ education, preferred; The candidate has prior experience living and/or working in Ivory Coast with strong networks within relevant sectors, strongly preferred. HOW TO APPLY Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications are invited to apply directly to this job posting with their CV with a cover letter outlining how they meet the criteria, including three references by no later than June 21, 2019 . Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.      Location(s) Global Office - Remote - United States 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 to Read Remote Contractor
Jun 06, 2019
Position Overview: The Email Marketing Associate is part of the Annual Fund & Digital Communications team, a sub-team of the Development and Communications Department (DevCom), a passionate and highly-effective global force of marketers and fundraisers powering the organization’s ambitious goals. The Annual Fund & Digital Communications team is charged with delivering the marketing and retail-level fundraising goals of Room to Read. This position will lead the organization’s email marketing strategy and execution using Salesforce Marketing Cloud, with the goal of increasing donation conversions and supporter engagement and retention. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem-solver with strong email marketing experience, keen knowledge of industry best practices and trends, and a desire to make a meaningful impact and inspire others to join the movement to end childhood illiteracy and gender inequality in education. As part of a globally-distributed team, the Email Marketing Associate will support and collaborate with our teams in New York, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Singapore, Zurich, Hong Kong and Mumbai. This role will report to the Annual Fund & Digital Communications Manager and will be based in Room to Read’s San Francisco office. Duties & Responsibilities: Email Marketing Strategy & Optimization (35%) Use email marketing to increase one-time donation conversions, acquire new monthly donors, and increase donor retention Use testing and experimentation to optimize email strategy, including determining best-performing subject/from lines for different segments, ideal send times/days and pacing between emails, most successful CTAs (links vs buttons, etc.), efficacy of plain text emails vs HTML, and optimal email length Collaborate with Marketing team to strategize, build, launch, and optimize email journeys and automations to steward donors and cultivate leads Set a specific, measurable goal for every email send (website conversion, form completion, brand awareness, etc.) Strengthen donor stewardship and retention by implementing new ways to collect subscriber content preferences (e.g. interest in specific program or country), and use dynamic content to deliver more targeted messages Identify opportunities for A/B testing and conduct tests; report on findings and incorporate into future emails Prepare and share regular email performance reports, including deliverability rate, open rate, click rate, spam rate, unsubscribe rate, conversation rate, results of any tests, and anecdotal learnings about what worked/didn’t work Stay up-to-date on current email marketing best practices and research findings from other email marketers to experiment with new ideas and increase performance metrics (e.g. optimizing emails to work with Google’s latest Gmail upgrades) Email Operations & Production (35%) Optimize email production workflow to shorten production times, employing production and testing best practices, new tools for collaboration, simplified content and templates, and efficient team coordination Use UTM parameters for all emails to ensure that website traffic from email campaigns is consistently tracked in Google Analytics in a reportable way Use Classy source codes for all solicitation emails to track donation conversions in Salesforce Regularly report on list growth and implement list hygiene best practices Develop and follow rigorous testing and QA protocols for all emails so that every email renders properly on all primary inboxes and devices, all links work, all links have UTM parameters, all images render, and copy is error-free Maintain working knowledge of Room to Read branding guidelines to ensure brand consistency for all email communications Craft compelling email copy or assign copywriting to other team members as appropriate Ensure that overall deliverability remains at a high level and our relationship with ISPs is monitored and addressed as needed; serve as the organization’s primary expert on email deliverability and stay up-to-date on industry standards and best practices Create and manage subscriber preferences Ensure that Room to Read complies with data protection and privacy laws as they relate to email marketing, consulting with legal team as needed Collaborate with Shared Services team on management of Salesforce data as it relates to email marketing needs Global Email Support (20%) Act as Room to Read’s email marketing expert globally, informing the email marketing efforts of 6-7 team members in other global offices or departments on an ad hoc basis Train and provide ongoing support to 6-7 other Marketing Cloud users on staff Configure and curate a collection of mobile responsive templates in Marketing Cloud for global use Create and manage an email marketing calendar to avoid overlap and excessive email volume, and ensure that all stakeholders are aligned on the calendar Review small volume of email messages created by other users for quality and brand consistency General Marketing Support (10%) Assist with other marketing and fundraising projects as needed, including copywriting, market research, supporter surveys, and various donor engagement communications  Support the Annual Fund and Digital Communications team to deliver global revenue goals by supporting overall global email strategy Undertake other duties as necessary Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree 2-3 years of relevant experience in email marketing Salesforce and Marketing Cloud experience or experience with other equivalent CRM and Email Service Provider Experience with sending different types of emails such as mass send, journey, triggered and automated emails Experience conducting A/B tests Knowledge of email marketing best practices and trends Ability to manage projects effectively and manage project teams to coalesce deliverables into a timely and high-quality product Strong understanding of information/content architecture and web copy HTML/CSS skills, with experience coding emails preferred Excellent attention to detail Ability to juggle competing priorities and consistently meet deadlines Comfort with high levels of responsibility and ownership Demonstrated ability to optimize workflows Ability to stay focused on achieving strategic, measurable outcomes while also executing day-to-day tasks Excellent writing skills Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to work flexible hours when needed to accommodate multiple time zones Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided   Preferred: Graphic design experience with tools such as Photoshop and InDesign Experience working with creative teams, graphic designers and copywriters Good knowledge of CAN-SPAM and GDPR regulations Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a nonprofit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead  Experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization 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 to Read Full-Time
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 to Read San Francisco, CA, USA Full-Time
May 15, 2019
Position Overview: The Development Associate, Corporations and Foundations 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 to Read Full-Time
Apr 26, 2019
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 efficiently and 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 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 to Read 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 to Read 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 to Read San Francisco, CA, USA Full-Time