Corporations and Foundations Partnerships
in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated
Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy
and gender inequality. We are achieving this goal by providing
support during the two most critical time periods in a child’s
education: primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary
school for girls’ education. Our Literacy Program trains and
coaches teachers, creates quality books and curricular materials
and establishes libraries filled with diverse children’s books
in local languages that can be enjoyed at school or home. Our
Girls’ Education Program helps girls build skills to succeed in
secondary school and make key life decisions by providing life
skills curriculum, opportunities for mentorship and peer support,
and family and community engagement.
to Read collaborates with local communities, partner organizations
and governments to test and implement innovative models that can
be integrated into the education system to deliver positive
outcomes for children at scale. To date, Room to Read has reached
18 million children in 37,000 communities across Bangladesh,
Cambodia, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos,
Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam
and Zambia, and plans to benefit 40 million children by 2025.
Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.
Manager, Corporations and Foundations Partnerships, India will
play an integral role in helping Room to Read meet
its annual goal of raising >$20 million
from corporate and foundation donors globally from major
corporations through cultivation, solicitation, and
stewardship of relationships. The
Manager will contribute to the development and execution
of Room to Read’s fundraising strategy to successfully secure
funding from foundations and corporations in India, will be
responsible for working collaboratively with India country office,
programme operations, leadership team member and fundraising
offices across Room to Read’s global offices. We are looking
for a dynamic, motivated, team player who is committed
to our cause and has a track record of delivering results.
position is based in Mumbai, and reports to the Associate
Director, Global Partnerships, Corporations and Foundations, South
Asia, and Middle East.
1.5 million per year from companies and
foundations in India.
long-term relationships with corporate and foundation donors and
prospects, identifying, cultivating, and stewarding their
with Director and Associate Directors, Global Partnerships to
co-manage and provide support on key relationships and
implement a comprehensive fundraising plan for India.
current with organizational strategies, operational plans, and
program details to recommend and present potential
funding opportunities to donors.
lead efforts to build pipeline for high level grants, awards, and
prizes from corporate and foundation donors in India, and
collaborate across teams to pursue strategic opportunities.
collaboratively with donor engagement team on India donor
benefits and donor engagement activities.
and contribute to the Global Accounts Coordination Group to
collaborate with other Corporations and Foundations relationship
in collaboration with the Grants &
Publications team, write, edit and/or coordinate clear,
compelling written materials including concept papers, letters of
inquiry, proposals, presentations, reports, and
additional materials as needed.
closely with India Finance Department to ensure budgets and
financial reports are appropriately represented.
track of India grants spending trends and work with
programme operations team on repurposing plans as
collaboration with Associate Director Global Partnerships,
Global Programme Operations team, and India
Operations team to develop annual India programme targets/new
geographic expansions based on donor funding commitments and
needed, contribute to the team’s efforts around obtaining and
tracking gifts in kind (GINKI) or pro bono support from donors.
donor records in Salesforce, as needed.
duties as necessary.
of 7 years of relevant work experience, with a minimum
of 5 years of direct experience to nonprofit corporate
of donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
track record of obtaining corporate and foundation
funding in the $100,000 to $250,000 gift range.
presentation skills with ability to interpret and present
programmatic and financial data to external
writing, editing, verbal and written communication skills in
understanding of organizational financial reports as well
as project and program budgets
cross-cultural communications skills.
organizational skills and attention to detail.
eligible to work in India; no sponsorship provided.
be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will
a passion for gender equality, life skills and education
an innovative and creative thinker; you’re not afraid to try
something new and inspire others to do so
a very high level of personal and professional integrity and
a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
well independently as well as part of a team
in a fast-paced and fun environment
to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. The
non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part
of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing
organization that is transforming the lives of millions of
children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and
gender equality in education.
candidates are invited to apply here or refer career
section at our website www.roomtoread.org
You will be asked to complete an online application and upload
your resume and cover letter.
to high applicant volume, we regret that we are not able to send
personalized responses to all applicants. Applications are
accepted until the position is filled.
to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to
identifying and developing
skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. Room to
Read is a child-safe organization; all personnel are expected to
adhere to Room to Read’s Child Protection Policy and Child
Protection Code of Conduct.