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.


The Opportunity

Room to Read’s Development Director, North America, leads the New York- and San Francisco-based team responsible for fundraising from individuals and family foundations as well as corporations and foundations in the United States and Canada. The Development Director, North America, is also responsible for collaborating closely with the Global Partnerships and Marketing/Communications teams to support strategy for planned giving, chapter networks, and annual fund activities that impact fundraising in the North American market.


Lindauer Global is leading this recruitment. If you're interested in applying, please complete the application through Workday. If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to Megan Abbett ( and Khushboo Rami-Patel (



Global Office – New YorkGlobal Office – Main – San Francisco


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