American Booksellers Association Seeks Part-time Administrative Assistant

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The American Booksellers Association is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant who can work flexible hours and provide administrative support to ensure efficient operations for a number of association initiatives and projects.

The job’s duties include:

  • Handling multiple projects;
  • Timely and accurate maintenance of records and databases;
  • Assisting in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports;
  • Communicating with member bookstores via email and phone in a polite and professional manner;
  • Maintaining supplies inventory; 
  • Ensuring operation of office equipment;
  • Carrying out such administrative duties as typing, copying, binding, scanning etc.;
  • Overseeing mailroom shipping/receiving;
  • Answering phone calls and greeting visitors;
  • Assisting colleagues by performing tasks requiring organization and strong communication;
  • Performing additional miscellaneous clerical and support duties. 

Necessary skills include: 

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Administrative writing skills
  • Strong verbal communication and telephone skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize work
  • Enthusiasm for working in a team-based work environment

How to apply: 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter to, with “Part-time Administrative Assistant” in the subject line.


This is an in-office position at 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


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About ABA

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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