ABA Seeks Education Content Coordinator

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The American Booksellers Association, the trade association representing independent bookstores, is seeking an energetic Education Content Coordinator to join its staff full-time in White Plains, New York.

The Education Coordinator will support the work of the ABA education content creators by coordinating the administrative and logistical details required to create and present ABA education to bookstore members and others.

The Education Coordinator will be measured on the quality and successful coordination of education content and contribution to the ABA’s role in programming.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates relevant data and presenter materials for the creation of all ABA educational content;

  • Coordinates communication, including conference calls and video calls, with presenters and panelists for all ABA educational content;

  • Coordinates gathering of relevant information about presenters and panelists (i.e. headshots, bios, etc.);

  • Participates in all pre-event conference calls and video calls with presenters and panelists;

  • Communicates with panelists and presenters during development of educational content to ensure that all materials are received on a timely basis (i.e. PowerPoints, handouts, notes, etc.);

  • Attends annual Winter Institute and other ABA events as needed;

  • Ensures the accuracy of all educational content material as well as for the annual ABC Best Books For Young Reader’s Catalog and related materials.

  • Additional tasks as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including handling multiple projects simultaneously, meeting tight deadlines, and reacting quickly and smoothly to changes

  • Superior attention to detail

  • Strong computer skills with a special emphasis on Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google Docs

  • Eagerness to learn and grow in a team environment

  • Some travel is required

  • Knowledge of the book industry and independent bookselling are pluses.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and writing samples to jobs@bookweb.org, with “Education Content Coordinator” in the subject line. Please specify salary requirement.

Location:

333 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, New York. Shuttle service is provided from the White Plains Metro-North train station.

About ABA:

Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a national not-for-profit trade organization that works to help independently owned bookstores grow and succeed. ABA’s core members are key participants in their communities’ local economy and culture, and to assist them ABA creates relevant programs; provides education, information, business products, and services; and engages in public policy and industry advocacy. The Association actively supports and defends free speech and the First Amendment rights of all Americans.

The American Booksellers Association is committed to fostering a diverse staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, or disability status. For more information about ABA, visit BookWeb.org.


 

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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