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 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