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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Human Resources Specialist, Room to Read, San Francisco, CA

Human Resources Specialist

Posted on: October 6, 2014
Posted by: Room to Read

Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
We are non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia – countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read's worldwide team has impacted over 7.8 million children by constructing more than 1,700 schools, establishing over 16,000 libraries, publishing 882 new children's book titles in 27 local languages, and reaching over 25,000 girls through our Girls' Education program.
Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$44 million and our global staff numbers over 600. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, and we have smaller fundraising offices in Delhi, New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo. We have program offices in Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Lusaka, New Delhi, Pretoria, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane.


This position is part of the Human Resources team. The Human Resources Specialist is primarily responsible for Room to Read's international compensation program; configuration, training, administration and strategy of our Human Resources Mangement System (HRMS) Workday; and global payroll and benefits. The position will report directly to the Chief Talent Officer. This is a fantastic position for a poised, bright, self-motivated, well-organized individual who wants to be part of a fast-growing international non-profit.


  • Benefits: Administer various employee benefit programs (e.g. health, dental, vision, 401k) in US and other Global Office locations (UK, Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Singapore and Australia), including all coordination with employees (e.g. training, enrollment, claims, changes) and outside vendors (e.g. premium verification and payment, reporting, annual renewals).
  • Payroll: Administer outsourced payroll in Global Office locations; direct local payroll companies on setting up new payroll and benefits programs in new countries for Global Office staff, as needed; assist Accounting team in tax filings and annual audit.
  • Compensation: Lead international compensation program, including conducting annual benchmarking research, adjusting salary scales based on market analysis, and making compensation recommendations for new hires, new positions, promotions, and annual adjustments
  • HRMS: Responsible for the Workday human resource management system configuration, administration, training and strategy; stay updated on improvements in Workday; respond to issues worldwide and update configuration as needed; seek process and system improvements and configure changes in Workday. In coordination with external consultants, implement and roll out new modules to worldwide team. Conduct trainings for HR staff worldwide (via WebEx) on new processes, updates, and refreshers. Market use of Workday worldwide to increase employee utilization and capacity.
  • Maintain current knowledge and understanding of related regulations, laws, industry trends, practices, and developments regarding Human Resources that may affect Room to Read and advise management and employees accordingly
  • Other duties, as requested


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, or a related field
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in Human Resources
  • A working knowledge of Workday implementation and/or administration or a working knowledge of Compensation analysis and benchmarking
  • Ability and interest in working on both qualitative and quantitative tasks
  • Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization
  • Proven track record of achieving results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided
  • A working knowledge of front-end payroll processing
  • A working knowledge of benefits administration
  • Experience traveling and/or living internationally or working across cultures
To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also
  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker that tries new things and inspires others to do so
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment


Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, commuter benefits, and a 401K match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through the lifelong gift of education.
Please send a cover letter and resume by email, with "HR Specialist - ID" in the subject line, (no letters, calls, faxes, or drop-ins) to Due to high applicant volume you may not receive a response from Room to Read. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

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