Southern Africa Regional Director, Room to Read

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Room to Read's mission is to provide under-privileged children with an opportunity to gain the lifelong gift of education.

Room to Read is a results-driven organization that seeks to intervene early in a child's life to provide ongoing educational opportunities in their communities.



  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree or higher preferred
  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience
  • Experience in the international educational field Prior experience living and working in Africa
  • Fluency in verbal and written English and at least one African language
  • Experience in successful implementation of a wide range of tasks, as well as developing and implementing improvements in a prior position
  • Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to travel frequently (at least 50% of the time) and spend extensive time in each country we will operate in Southern Africa
  • Effectiveness in working in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and a low overhead
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization
  • Proven track record of achieving results
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative

    To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have a passion for the mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming non-profit organization
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker - you are 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, take initiative, and require minimal direction
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment Compensation

    The salary range for this position will be determined based upon the experience of the candidate hired.

    Benefits including health and a retirement plan are also provided.

    Additional benefits include a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through the lifelong gift of education.

    Application Procedure

    Please send a cover letter and resume by email with "Southern Africa Regional Director" in the subject line (no letters, calls, faxes, or drop-ins) to ruth[at]

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