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 roomtoread.org.

To ensure we continue to provide opportunities to the people within our community, Room to Read has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for its next Employee Relations & Total Rewards Director (Director). The Director will lead a team of at least three including the Employee Relations Manager, Global Compensation Manager, and Payroll & Benefits Administration Associate. S/he/they will create and drive the Room to Read worldwide strategy and processes around Employee Relations; HR Policy and Compliance; and Global Compensation and Benefits. The policy and labor law compliance portfolio will include leading the development and enhancements of global HR policies and practices including duty of care and ensuring these are effectively and systematically communicated through handbooks, trainings, and other tools. This also includes oversight for global office policies, and administrative management of the San Francisco office, with support of a People Operations Analyst.  The Director is also accountable for shaping Room to Read’s worldwide compensation and benefits philosophy, effective communications to staff on total rewards, and oversight of the administration of compensation processes, payroll, and benefits for global offices staff. This is a highly technical leadership role, requiring a collaborative and entrepreneurial leadership style and the ability to successfully inspire innovation and manage change.

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