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Development Director - Hong Kong

Organisation Name Room to Read
Location Hong Kong
Date Posted 2021-09-07
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 785970
  • Leading International NGO transforming the lives of millions of children
  • Legally eligible to work in Hong Kong; no sponsorship provided
  • Excellent written and spoken communications skills in English


Room to Read

Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality by transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Since 2000 Room to Read has reached 23 million children in 37,000 communities across Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia, and plans to benefit 40 million children by 2025.
Working in collaboration with communities, partner organisations 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 has established libraries, distributed 26 million books and trained 15,000 teachers.

Benefits and Culture
Room to Read offers a competitive pay with excellent benefits. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organisation that is changing the world through literacy and gender equality in education.
Room to Read employs people of outstanding calibre and offers a unique environment where staff are valued and rewarded. Room to Read is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer.

The Role
As an integral part of Room to Read’s APAC development team this role will manage the Asia Pacific Regional Board representing Room to Read in Hong Kong. You will lead a small local team and volunteer chapter to drive fundraising growth from the current $2M-2.5MM baseline annual revenue through prospecting and cultivating donors.
Reporting internationally via Australia and working with the Regional Development Board you will utilise sound fundraising, marketing and communication principles to oversee and grow current annual revenue goals across HNW and UHNW individual donors, foundations, corporations, the annual fund, legacies, signature events and cause-marketing partnerships.

Skills Required
You currently hold a senior position in an NGO, NFP, philanthropy, education or like-minded corporate, with excellent written and spoken communications skills in English. You have a proven track record in ‘making the ask’ in the Hong Kong charitable and corporate giving environment in securing five to seven figure major gifts, sponsorships, grants or quality sales. 
The key to your success in this role will be;
  • Your experience managing philanthropic giving or sales from end-to-end, including engagement, closing and stewardship
  • High emotional intelligence with a genuine style that engages a range of people
  • Excellent attention to detail with a methodical approach and the ability to deliver
  • Understanding and experience in running signature events

If being an integral part of a dynamic international fundraising team motivates you then please contact Lois Freeke in Australia on            +61 2 8243 0570 or submit your cover letter responding to the skills required above and resume quoting #785970.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.