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.

Oct 13, 2021
Position Overview: The Associate, People Operations (Payroll and Benefits) is a part of Room to Read’s global People Operations team. The Associate will be responsible for the Global Office (GO) payroll and employee benefits administration. The day-to-day responsibilities will include providing detailed, practical and valuable support related to compensation, business insurances (risk management), and compliance. The Associate will report to the Manager, People Operations (Global Compensation). This is a full-time position that is based in Room to Read’s global headquarters in San Francisco, CA (open to candidates in New York City). Duties & Responsibilities: Payroll:            Administers outsourced payroll in all Global Office (GO) locations including the US and other GO locations (Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Nepal, Singapore, Switzerland, UK). Directs the payroll processes for local staff hired under PEO model, working closely with vendors....
Room to Read San Francisco, CA, USA Full-Time
Oct 06, 2021
Position Overview: The Development Operations Associate supports managing data operations and procedures in development systems including Salesforce, Engaging Networks, Stripe and others. The major focus of this position is providing support and training to end-users for our systems and reporting. This position will also monitor, review and identify challenge areas, logging and reporting issues with IT and at times third party vendors. This position will be based in the United States and is open to candidates in California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Virginia, and Washington. This position will report to the Global Business Operations Manager based in San Francisco. Duties & Responsibilities: Maintain and respond to support requests in CRM;  manage, resolve and/or assign Chatter  to appropriate staff members on the DevOps team, respond to requests from Development, Marketing and Communications and Accounting, and provide solutions to user...
Room to Read San Francisco, CA, USA Full-Time
Sep 28, 2021
About Literacy Cloud: Based on Room to Read’s award-winning, proven literacy program that combines the science of learning to read with the magic of powerful storytelling, Room to Read launched an online learning platform, LiteracyCloud.org , to complement our program activities being implemented in 20 countries.  Literacy Cloud enables a new generation of teachers and young learners to access original, high-quality children’s storybook titles in their local language, paired with proven, friendly, accessible professional development resources for teachers, children’s book creators, members of the international publishing community and governments to create a culture of reading for early-grade learners in low-income communities around the world. Room to Read launched Literacy Cloud in English and Bahasa Indonesia in 2019, with over 200 children’s storybook titles and a rich library of professional development materials for educators and children’s book creators.  In 2020,...
Room to Read San Francisco, CA, USA Full-Time
Sep 28, 2021
Position Overview: The primary role of a Project Manager is to ensure that a given project is achieving its goals, both programmatically and financially with the highest degree of quality, effectiveness, and efficiency. The Project Manager is responsible for the project being on track and on budget. They preempt problems, develop solutions to existing problems and identify opportunities for organizational growth and impact. The Project Manager works across departments to oversee a portfolio of projects, events , or activities . They grow Room to Read’s reputation for project excellence. The duties and responsibilities outlined below applies to all Room to Read projects; however, certain responsibilities may be modified depending on the individual project. The Project Manager reports to VP Program Operations and is part of the Room to Read’s Global Office (GO) Program Operations Team. This is a one -year contract, renewable bi-annually...
Room to Read San Francisco, CA, USA Full-Time
Sep 14, 2021
Position Overview: Room to Read is seeking a Manager on the People Operations Team with the drive, knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies to source, recruit, evaluate and recommend talent both domestically and internationally; develop recruitment strategies in compliance with government and donor regulations and best practices, and manage every step of the talent acquisition and onboarding processes. The Manager will be responsible for managing the recruitment and onboarding processes for employees and contingent workers for global office positions in the US and internationally. This includes full-cycle recruiting for roles ranging from entry-level to senior leadership, as well as developing and maintaining relationships with recruitment firms and staffing agencies around the world. Room to Read global office departments provide the leadership, programmatic, operational, and fundraising support to the organization, with staff located in San Francisco, New York, and...
Room to Read Remote (San Francisco, CA, USA) Full-Time
Aug 24, 2021
Position Overview: The Assistant General Counsel position is an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced, collaborative and mission-driven attorney to join a small and dynamic in-house legal team. The Assistant General Counsel will report to the General Counsel and will be a collaborative thought partner supporting Room to Read’s complex, worldwide organization. This is a generalist role that requires the ability to quickly learn new areas of law, creatively problem solve, and efficiently meet the compliance needs of a complex organization with the limited resources of a growing non-profit. The Assistant General Counsel will have primary responsibility for corporate governance of Room to Read’s 25 entities in 19 countries and one or more of the following: Room to Read’s publishing initiative, global data privacy, worldwide labor and employment, charitable fundraising, contract and records management, child safeguarding, and ethics and compliance....
Room to Read Remote Full-Time
Aug 13, 2021
Position Overview: Room to Read’s Development Director, North America, leads the New York and San Francisco based team responsible for fundraising from Individuals and Family Foundations (IFF) as well as Corporations and Foundations (CF) in the US and Canada. The Development Director, North America is also responsible for collaborating closely with the Global Partnerships and Marketing/Communications teams to support strategy for Planned Giving, Chapter networks and Annual Fund (AF) activities that impact fundraising in the North America market. The Development Director, North America, is a member of the Development and Communication Department’s (DevCom) Department Leadership Team. This position is based in either New York City or San Francisco and reports to the Senior Director, International Business Development. Duties & Responsibilities: Oversee the market’s US$26MM+ annual revenue goal across IFF, CF, Annual Fund, Legacy and partnerships revenue...
Room to Read New York, NY, USA Full-Time
Jul 28, 2021
Position Overview: The Content Manager is responsible for sourcing, writing, producing, distributing, and organizing content for a range of marketing needs. This individual will oversee freelance writers and designers, as well as a Senior Content Analyst, and manage the production of a variety of content resources, from thought leadership pieces and blog posts to donor communications. We are seeking a professional who has a proven track record in developing and implementing successful content marketing strategies. This includes overseeing the creation of innovative and engaging content as well as short- and long-form written, multimedia and video storytelling. The Content Manager should be a talented writer and editor who can develop content for various purposes and evaluate the success of that content based on the desired outcomes. The individual should be skilled at identifying, onboarding and managing freelancers, as well as organizing and sharing content in logical ways for...
Room to Read San Francisco, CA, USA Full-Time
Jul 27, 2021
Position Overview:  The Global Business Operations 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 Senior Director of Global Business Operations and Manager of Global Business Operations to implement operational excellence and support effectively implementing policies. We are seeking an energetic and highly skilled Manager who will support during the year with overseeing two key area of the business:  overseeing and ensuring excellence in global gift processing and receipting operations and supporting global fundraising offices.  We are seeking a self-motivated individual who is eager to support a team in a complex technology environment. The Development Operations Manager is a CRM database superstar, a problem solving and troubleshooting master, and a process-oriented junkie who enjoys providing best practices strengths to a team. They will...
Room to Read Remote Part-Time
Jul 27, 2021
Position Overview: The Global Partnerships Analyst is part of the wider Development team, that focuses on building out sustainable global strategies and increasing revenue streams that will further Room to Read’s goals. The Global Partnerships team comprises of Strategic Partnerships (government, bilateral and multilateral opportunities), Stakeholder and Community Engagement, and Corporations and Foundations. The Analyst will be responsible for supporting the administrative and core activities of the Global Partnerships team.   This position will eventually report to the Associate Director, Corporate and Foundations, but in the interim will report to the Senior Director of Global Partnerships based in New York. This is a full-time position based in either Room to Read’s New York or San Francisco offices.   Duties & Responsibilities: Cross Team Support (10%) Support the Senior Director, Global Partnerships by performing administrative functions, including...
Room to Read San Francisco, CA, USA Full-Time
Jul 12, 2021
Position Overview: This position is part of the Global Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (GO RM&E) team within the Program Design and Technical Assistance Department (PDTA). The Director, Global Girls’ Education and Gender Equality RM&E is a new position being created to bolster the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation strategy and portfolio for Room to Read’s girls’ education and gender equality programming and to expand technical leadership for the organization overall. This position will report to the Senior Director of Global RM&E (based in Washington DC). Successful candidates can be based Washington DC, New York City or the United Kingdom (office or home-based depending on location).   Duties & Responsibilities: Contribute to the leadership and overall strategic direction of RM&E at Room to Read, with an emphasis on our girls’ education and gender equality through education portfolio. Collaborate with program and operations departments at the...
Room to Read Remote Full-Time
Jul 09, 2021
Position Overview:  The Strategic Partnerships Director is a member of the Global Partnerships team within the Development and Communications (DevCom) department, and is responsible for managing relationships with institutional funders, major partners, and working across departments to develop strategic opportunities to grow Room to Read’s global reach and impact. The Strategic Partnerships Director will partner with other DevCom team members to identify and secure partners with capacity to make transformational investments to enable Room to Read’s strategic, geographic and programmatic expansion as well as opportunities to build programmatic collaborations and brand-building opportunities.     This position will be based in the United States and is open to candidates in California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Virginia, and Washington. This position will report to the the Senior Director, Global Partnerships and will manage the Manager, Strategic...
Room to Read Remote Full-Time
Jul 09, 2021
Position Overview: Based in San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC, the Manager, Girls’ Education is a key member of the global Girls’ Education and Gender Equality Program (GEP) team which is part of Room to Read’s Program Design and Technical Assistance (PDTA) Department. The primary duties of this position are focused on supporting the global GEP team to expand its technical capacity in support of its strategic growth and vision, including providing logistical and programmatic support for special GEP projects; strengthening and managing knowledge-sharing and team communication; and assisting with program improvement and strategic partnerships. This position will also support the GEP team with facilitating the design and contextualization of new curricula and program materials if appropriate.  The Manager reports directly to the worldwide Associate Director of Girls’ Education who is based in Room to Read’s San Francisco Headquarters. Duties & Responsibilities:...
Room to Read Full-Time
Jun 22, 2021
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. We are seeking a dynamic administrative professional to support fundraising programs and activities across the various subteams of the DevCom team. The Global Support Analyst position plays a critical role in supporting the Marketing and Communications team, Global Partnerships, Global Business Operations and the North America fundraising team. This role will work directly with key leadership across the DevCom team including, the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications (SDMC), the Senior Director of Global Partnerships (SDGP) and the Senior Director of Global Business Operations (SDGBO) as well as the Director of North America (DDNA) by providing administrative support, streamlining and prioritizing...
Room to Read San Francisco, CA, USA Full-Time
Jun 22, 2021
Position Overview: Reporting to the Associate Director, Data and Learning, the Global Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RM&E) Associate position plays a pivotal role within the Global RM&E team and contributes significantly to organization-wide goals.  The primary emphasis of this position is to lead and support efforts focused on our global indicator processes and reporting, cross-functional country support and several other critical activities. This is a matrix-managed role, with some activities managed by the Associate Director, GO RM&E, and some activities managed by the Senior Director, GO RM&E. This position will be based in San Francisco (office-based) or Washington DC (home-based). Duties & Responsibilities: Manage Room to Read’s Global Indicators reporting process, including defining improvements to the process and indicator framework, consulting with colleagues on streamlining data collection processes, ensuring data quality for...
Room to Read San Francisco, CA, USA Full-Time
Jun 09, 2021
Position Overview: The Global Total Compensation Manager is an integral part of Room to Read’s People Operations team. This role can be based in one of our US or UK office locations (San Francisco, New York City, London), or remotely from CO, FL, MD, MA or VA. This position reports to the US-based People Operations Director, and plays a key role in the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of Room to Read’s market-based approach and total compensation philosophy focusing on equity and talent management. The Global Total Compensation Manager will lead organizational initiatives on compensation, share knowledge and develop the professional skills of the People Operations function around compensation-focused policies and practices, and create a broader understanding of compensation administration practices worldwide. The Global Total Compensation Manager must be a self-motivated team player who is committed to our cause and has a track record of leading organizational...
Room to Read Remote (San Francisco, CA, USA) Full-Time
Jun 02, 2021
Position Overview: Room to Read is launching a new program to support underserved and underrepresented children in the United States and to build tolerance, empathy and understanding for diversity through books. The Program Manager (U.S. Initiative) (“Program Manager”) is responsible for coordinating Room to Read’s overall strategy and implementation in the United States and strengthening the organization’s value proposition in targeted areas. The Program Manager works across departments to steer the Room to Read US program strategy, oversee a portfolio of projects, events or activities, forge strategic partnerships to implement the strategy and position Room to Read as a thought leader on addressing book deserts in the United States.   The Program Manager reports to the Vice President, Program Operations, and is part of the Room to Read’s Global Office (GO) Program Operations Team.  This is a two-year contract, renewable bi-annually contingent on funding.  Room to Read...
Room to Read Remote (San Francisco, CA, USA) Full-Time
Jun 02, 2021
Position Overview:  The Development Associate, North America is an integral part of Room to Read’s North America Development team and the location can either be located in New York or San Francisco. This position will report directly to the Manager, 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 highly focused on developing relationships, renewing and upgrading annual gifts, and providing strong customer service to Room to Read’s 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....
Room to Read Remote (San Francisco, CA, USA) Full-Time
Jun 02, 2021
Position Overview: The Vice President (VP) of People Operations will join a dynamic, fast-paced global organization embarking on a new 5-year strategic vision to benefit 40 million children by 2025 through literacy and girls’ education. The VP will support Room to Read’s mission through leading, directing, and providing technical insight and best practice guidance on all people functions of the organization: workforce planning, talent and performance management, global compensation and benefits, employee relations and engagement, learning and development, and policies and compliance. The position provides an exciting opportunity to adapt and enhance Room to Read’s practices in line with our vision to scale impact through taking on more variable project-based work, expanding our global operations to 10 new countries, and enhancing our workforce in new leadership and technical capabilities. The VP will be the internal ambassador for Room to Read’s “CARES” culture ensuring...
Room to Read Remote (San Francisco, CA, USA) Full-Time
Jun 02, 2021
Position Overview: The Public Relations & Corporate Communications Associate is part of the Marketing & Communications team within the Brand Communications & Public Relations unit. This position is responsible for supporting the reputation- building and awareness-raising function of Room to Read, predominately in the North America market and in other international markets as needed. The Public Relations & Corporate Communications Associate will be based in a key geographic market (NY, SF, or DC) for Room to Read awareness-raising and will report to the Director of Brand Communications & Public Relations based in New York. This position will work closely with executive leadership and the North America business development team to inform direction on communications and public relations strategy, including target audience and messaging, for the region in order to effectively support fundraising and awareness-raising goals. Duties & Responsibilities:...
Room to Read San Francisco/New York Full-Time