Room to Read Global Office Asia
Manager, Corporations and Foundations Partnerships
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
Mumbai Maharashtra
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 30 2021


Job Description


Manager, Corporations and Foundations Partnerships



Organization Profile:


Founded 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.


Room 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


Position Overview: 

The 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.  


The position is based in Mumbai, and reports to the Associate Director, Global Partnerships, Corporations and Foundations, South Asia, and Middle East.


Duties & Responsibilities: 


Primary responsibilities 

  • Raise >USD 1.5 million per year from companies and foundations in India.

  • Build long-term relationships with corporate and foundation donors and prospects, identifying, cultivating, and stewarding their interests.

  • Collaborate with Director and Associate Directors, Global Partnerships to co-manage and provide support on key relationships and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan for India.

  • Stay current with organizational strategies, operational plans, and program details to recommend and present potential funding opportunities to donors.

  • Proactively 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. 

  • Work collaboratively with donor engagement team on India donor benefits and donor engagement activities.

Other Responsibilities 

  • Participate and contribute to the Global Accounts Coordination Group to collaborate with other Corporations and Foundations relationship managers globally. 

  • Independently, or 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. 

  • Work closely with India Finance Department to ensure budgets and financial reports are appropriately represented. 

  • Keep track of India grants spending trends and work with programme operations team on repurposing plans as needed periodically.

  • Work in 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 pipeline.

  • As needed, contribute to the team’s efforts around obtaining and tracking gifts in kind (GINKI) or pro bono support from donors.

  • Maintain current donor records in Salesforce, as needed. 

  • Other duties as necessary. 


  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience, with a minimum of 5 years of direct experience to nonprofit corporate fundraising.

  • Knowledge of donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies. 

  • Proven track record of obtaining corporate and foundation funding in the $100,000 to $250,000 gift range.

  • Strong presentation skills with ability to interpret and present programmatic and financial data to external stakeholders 

  • 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 India; no sponsorship provided.

  • To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have a passion for gender equality, life skills and education

  • Be an innovative and creative thinker; you’re not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so

  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness

  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction

  • Work well independently as well as part of a team

  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment


Room 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.


Application Procedure:

Qualified candidates are invited to apply here or refer career section at our website You will be asked to complete an online application and upload your resume and cover letter.


Due 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.


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. 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.