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A box of ARCs and other items (including two small tins of tea, ski pants, and two wooden cutting boards) were lost in the shipping area at Winter Institute in Albuquerque on Friday, January 25.  If anyone received these items in error, or has any information that might help track down the missing box, please contact Jennifer.Sheridan@HarperCollins.com


 

Job Openings


The Independent Booksellers Consortium is a small, membership organization formed of independent booksellers from across the country.

As the sole paid staff member, the Executive Director is responsible for all administrative facets of the corporation’s day-to-day functioning as well as ongoing service to its members. The Executive Director reports to the President of the Board on a weekly basis and is responsible to the Board of Directors made up of bookstore members. The position is 30 hours per week.

Responsibilities and Duties Include:

  • Organize, plan and execute logistics for two member meetings and additional smaller meetings throughout the year to share best practices and further industry learning.
  • Manage all financial, legal and administrative aspects of the Corporation.
  • Facilitate communication among members.
  • Manage and facilitate all committee work to ensure progress towards organizational goals.
  • Regularly report to a board of directors and respond to the goals/needs of the board.
  • As directed, on occasion, communicate IBC interests to industry partners.
  • Develop and maintain member programs and vendor relationships.
  • Other duties as needs of members and the industry change.

Qualifications Include:

  • Ability to work independently from a home-based office including managing your own payroll.
  • Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and project management skills.
  • Strong communication skills including working with a diverse set of individuals.
  • Proficient in basic budgeting: creating a budget in excel, generating budget vs. actual reports, and managing to a budget with the Board Treasurer. Proficiency in basic Quickbooks (or like programs) preferred.
  • Knowledge of bookselling, retailing and publishing industries preferred.
  • Experience planning meetings required.
  • Ability to travel at least three times a year for multiple days.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to executivedirectorsearch@independentbooksellers.com. Please use IBC Job in the subject line.

Salary $35K-40K, other benefits to be discussed at the time of interviews.


 

The American Booksellers Association, the trade association for independent bookstores, seeks a full-time Membership and Database Assistant for its White Plains, New York, office. Reporting to the Senior Membership Manager, the MDA will primarily be responsible for providing administrative and database-related support to the membership department. They will also serve as the junior representative of the member relations team and will manage two of ABA’s nine member regions. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented; have strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills; possess excellent organizational skills; and have the ability to meet deadlines. The Membership and Database Assistant role will be divided as follows:

Database (75%)

  • Process and input new organization and individual records
  • Assist in the organization, maintenance, storage, and presentation of ABA data
  • Oversee the collection and updating of membership information in order to maintain accuracy and timeliness of data including, but not limited to, event registration, program participation, digital mailing lists, store and individual biographic details
  • Prepare regular, periodic, and ad-hoc membership reports
  • Execute substantial data development projects as assigned

Member Relations (25%)

  • Manage a portfolio of bookstore accounts as primary liaison
  • Develop relationships with bookstores and booksellers
  • Communicate with member bookstores about new and evergreen programs and services
  • Reach out to non-member bookstores about the benefits of ABA
  • Travel to regional trade shows and ABA conferences (required)
  • Support the membership department in other duties determined by the Senior Membership Manager

Qualifications

  • Strong computer skills with an emphasis on Civi-CRM and Drupal, or similar CRM and database programs; highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word; as well as an ability and willingness to learn additional software as necessary
  • Demonstrated experience providing excellent customer service in a busy work environment (bookselling industry preferred)
  • Highly organized and able to independently and effectively manage short- and long-term projects
  • Personable demeanor and excellent communication skills over the phone, in writing, and in person
  • An interest in technology and the independent bookselling industry

Location

White Plains, New York. Shuttle service is provided from the White Plains MetroNorth 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.

How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter, addressed to Senior Membership Manager, Daniel O’Brien, at jobs@bookweb.org, with “Membership & Database Assistant” in the subject line. No calls, please.

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.


 

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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