Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world. It seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments, Room to Read develops literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and supports girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
Room to Read’s Vice President, International Business Development (VPIBD), is a new role overseeing Room to Read’s largest portfolio of fundraising activities across the organization’s Development and Communications Department international markets. These include North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, South Asia, and Asia Pacific. The VPIBD is responsible for collaborating closely with the Senior Director, Global Partnerships, on large international partnerships and fundraising opportunities that require cross-team and cross-market collaborations. The VPIBD will also work with the Marketing and Communications Team on building the Room to Read brand internationally as well as work on events and donor experiences and with the Global Business Operations Team to ensure the smooth running of the DevCom global offices teams in the above markets. This is a critical role within the DevCom department and serves on the organization and department’s Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Chief Development and Communications Officer.