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For over 100 years, ABA has helped independent bookstores start up, grow, and succeed. As a national not-for-profit trade organization, ABA provides indie bookstores with education; business products and services; an ecommerce platform; marketing support; and advocacy. ABA’s DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access) Member Relations Manager will be responsible for outreach to and support of historically and systemically marginalized and excluded members, as well as ABA member bookstores in the western U.S. This is a new position on the membership team and the position reports directly to the Senior Membership Manager. Please note: This is a remote position in the Pacific or Mountain time zone.
The ideal candidate is an energetic, outgoing people person who loves books and bookstores, and has a significant background in the bookselling industry. You will be the primary contact person for bookstores and booksellers from across the western United States, and will work with other membership department team members to ensure member engagement, satisfaction, and access to resources, education, and information. This position will require occasional domestic travel in the future, and some nights and weekends for conferences.
Primary responsibilities include:
Other responsibilities include:
Our ideal candidate will have the following:
Nice-to-haves (or, please still apply if you do not have):
Location: Remote, but candidate should reside in the Pacific or Mountain time zone.
Compensation $45,000-$47,000 (commensurate with experience). Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as paid sick days, holidays, vacation, and personal days.
Please send a cover letter that speaks to why you want this job; your previous professional and/or personal experience supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in the workplace and/or your community; and your interest in independent bookstores; as well as your resume to Daniel O’Brien at email@example.com with the subject line: DEIA Member Relations Manager. Applications will be accepted until the role is filled, with a projected start date in early to mid-October (but will be dependent upon the candidate’s needs.) Please review ABA’s full values statement before applying.
ABA believes diversity and diverse perspectives make our organization stronger, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and an association that’s representative of all of our members and the customers they serve. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age; ethnicity; color; race; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; physical, mental, or sensory disability; national, social, or ethnic origin; neurodiversity; pregnancy; family or parental status; and/or genetic information (including family medical history).
Research indicates that historically excluded and marginalized groups only apply for a job if they are a 100% match for a job’s requirements. If you are passionate about ABA’s mission and think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t check all the boxes, please apply. We’d appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.