Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments. Room to Read has benefited more than 23 million children across 20 countries and over 40,700 communities and aims to reach 40 million children by 2025. Learn more at

To ensure we continue to provide opportunities to the people within our global community, Room to Read has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for our next Vice President of People Operations. The Vice President (VP) of People Operations will join a dynamic, fast-paced global organization embarking on a new 5-year strategic vision to benefit 40 million children by 2025 through literacy and girls’ education. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the VP is a member of the Operations Senior Leadership Team. The VP will support Room to Read’s mission through leading, directing, and providing technical insight and best practice guidance on all people functions of the organization: workforce planning, talent and performance management, global compensation and benefits, employee relations and engagement, learning and development, and policies and compliance. The position provides an exciting opportunity to adapt and enhance Room to Read’s practices in line with our vision to scale impact through taking on more project-based work, expanding our global operations to 10 new countries, and enhancing our workforce in new leadership and technical capabilities. The VP will serve as the lead on our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion organizational commitment and the internal ambassador for Room to Read’s “CARES” culture ensuring practices that foster a safe, diverse, equitable, inclusive, and joyful work environment for over 1,600+ employees, volunteers, interns, contractors in approximately 20 countries.

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Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize DEI and position our content and educational opportunities help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.