Business Development Manager - Singapore

Room to Read, Singapore

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th October, 2021

Job Description

  • Leading International NGO transforming the lives of millions of children
  • Legally eligible to work in Singapore; no sponsorship provided
  • Excellent written and spoken English, full-time or part-time hours

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 experiequal opportunity employer.

Weekly working hours will be 30 hours part-time, or full-time, from this individual’s home office.

The Role

Singapore is one of Room to Read’s most important APAC fundraising markets with a laser focus on cultivating supporter relationships, the renewal and upgrading of gifts and strong donor servicing. In this role you will manage and develop a portfolio of up to 150 HNW, corporate and philanthropic Trust and Foundation partners, as well as developing other revenue channels of legacies and community fundraising.

In collaboration with the senior development director APAC, senior director, global business development and the ASEAN regional board, you will strive to achieve stretch goals via successful solicitation strategies, signature events and the writing of proposals.

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 in ‘making the ask’ in the Singapore charitable and corporate giving environment in securing five to six 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 from NGO Recruitment in Australia on +61 2 8243 0570 or submit your cover letter responding to the skills required above and resume quoting #785969.


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