In an increasingly complex and changing world, The Asia Foundation believes that a peaceful and engaged Asia is of critical global importance. We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance path-breaking reforms. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, The Asia Foundation’s programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century: governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. These are just some of the ways we encourage Asia's continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.
The Asia Foundation has an opportunity for a Senior Manager, Partnerships and New Business role for an equally ambitious team member with the experience and drive to engage with donors and pursue funding opportunities that will enable Let’s Read to help millions of children to read and thrive.
Our Books for Asia unit seeks a creative and passionate team member to build strategic funding partnerships to support its innovative Let’s Read program. In three years, Let's Read has created meaningful reading opportunities for hundreds of thousands of children in local languages, supported professional development opportunities for authors, illustrators, editors, and publishers throughout Asia, and built an open license digital library of over 3,000 titles in 30 languages.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate has significant experience working to secure funding from institutional donors and is also passionate about creating meaningful reading opportunities for children. S/he thrives using teamwork and creative thinking to achieve a common vision and is a collaborative leader who seeks to empower others to successfully execute their own work.
Bachelor’s degree in business, international development, or relevant field
Experience or interest in education technology, accessibility and/or publishing highly desired
WHY WORK AT THE ASIA FOUNDATION?
At a critical moment in history, you will have the opportunity to help solve some of the toughest challenges in the development/aid sector. You will work with people who address environmental problems in the Asia region, improve access to legal information, enhance civil society, promote government engagement/collaboration, support women’s empowerment, and encourage learning and awareness. You will work in an innovative environment and build lasting relationships. The Asia Foundation, its donors, and its partners are unmatched throughout the region. This is an opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most accomplished leaders, influencers, and social entrepreneurs working in and with Asia today.
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.
Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2018, we provided $82.9 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at $10.4 million.