Development Manager, North America, Child Literacy

Room to Read
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Aug 25, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Grant Making, Government Relations and Advocacy, Managing Volunteers, Other Programs, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Advocacy, Community Development, Education, International, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time

Reports to Global Office - Main - San Francisco, CA

Only applicants in CA, WA or OR will be considered

About Room to Read: 

Room to Read is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. Working and collaborating globally, we develop literacy skills among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with relevant life skills. Room to Read has reached children in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia, with plans to benefit more than 40 million children by 2025. Learn more at

Position Overview: 

The Development Manager, North America (NA), reports to Development Director and is an integral part of the Development team.  We are seeking a dynamic, personable, results-oriented and experienced professional to help continue our success in the NA market. Responsibilities include implementing fundraising and market growth strategy throughout the US and Canada by focusing on the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors and prospects. The Development Manager must also be committed to our cause and a self-motivated team player who thrives in a collaborative environment, carries their own portfolio, and meets a personal revenue goal between $1.7M-$2.25M based on current portfolio value.   

 Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Manage, steward, and solicit a portfolio of 100+ Individuals and Family Foundations (IFF) as well as Corporations and Foundations (CF) donors in the US and Canada. 
  • Work with the Development Director to identify new funding opportunities and develop a significant pipeline of prospective donors on the West Coast 
  • Assist the work of the North America team and Development Director, including regional business planning, North America Board activities, grants proposal writing and income tracking and forecasting for the market. 
  • Collaborate on key donor relationships and achieve revenue targets through careful moves management, and donor and grants prospecting strategy 
  • Develop long-term cultivation and stewardship strategies utilizing the expertise of key Room to Read staff and leadership in deepening donors’ commitment to the organization 
  • Collaborate with the global fundraising team to prepare donor communication materials, including concept notes, grant proposals, donor updates, reports and mailings, and additional materials 
  • Stay current with organizational strategies and program details and current fundraising trends in order to recommend potential funding opportunities to donors 
  • Manage the Development Associate 

 Required Qualifications: 

  • At least seven years of relevant work experience achieving fundraising results, including relationship management and income generation 
  • Experience cultivating individual and corporate donors and securing five and six-figure donations 
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple projects and priorities, paying close attention to details and results 
  • Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people 
  • Ability to be flexible and proactively problem solve, and work both independently and collaboratively 
  • Experience managing staff  
  • Fundraising experience in a fast paced, growth-oriented organization 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills 

Application Procedure: Please apply at Careers - Room to Read


Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits, including health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, commuter benefits and a 401K match. The nonmonetary 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. 

We welcome hearing from you if you: 

  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic non-profit organization 
  • Are an innovative and creative thinker, 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 


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 


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