Jewish Book Council seeks a highly motivated full-time program associate who will support Jewish Book Council’s programming growth and resource development.
A Manhattan-based nonprofit, JBC is situated at the intersection of the Jewish community and the publishing world. JBC has promoted Jewish-interest literature through its foundational program, Jewish Book Month, since 1925, and has added programs such as the National Jewish Book Awards, Natan Notable Books, JBC Network author tours, book reviews, author seminars, book club resources, a literary journal, Paper Brigade, and more over the following decades to meet the needs of an ever-changing Jewish and publishing landscape.
JBC consists of a small, dedicated team; we enjoy working together and pitching in to support each other. We are looking for an enthusiastic new member who thrives in a collaborative environment and is passionate about literature, publishing, and the ways in which Jewish literature can be an exciting access point to Jewish life, identity, and culture.
Reporting to the associate director, the program associate will be responsible for:
• Providing support for the JBC Network director, including managing the program's registration system, the development of an annual print and digital programming guide, annual conference assistance, and administrative aspects of scheduling authors and ongoing program maintenance. This includes support for JBC’s Read On speakers’ bureau.
• Providing support for physical and virtual events, including partnership programs
• Working with the team to turn current and new programming goals into reality.
• Maintaining book club resources on JBC’s website, including publishing new discussion questions on pages, sending out the annual guide, engaging with the Facebook group, and supporting the program’s overall expansion and growth.
• Assisting on website content maintenance
• Supporting day-to-day office management, including administrative needs of Jewish Book Council
Like all members of the JBC team, the program associate will work at JBC events, including our annual off-site three-day conference, annual Sunday writer seminars, evening public programs, and annual gala.
• BA/BS degree
• 1-3 years of experience
• Detail-oriented with strong organization and time management skills, able to give attention to all the aspects of program design and implementation
• Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Documents
• Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign a plus
• Writing experience (samples may be requested)
• Experience with content management systems (e.g., Drupal, WordPress) a plus
• Creative thinker, who is interested in out-of-the-box programming ideas and partnerships
• Some familiarity with Jewish culture; knowledge of Judaism is a plus
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to take a collaborative approach to work, with an eagerness to be an active member of the JBC team
• Willingness to be flexible in accordance with the realities of working at a small nonprofit.
The salary range for this position is $40-43k.
Location: Currently, due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Jewish Book Council team is working remotely—candidates should be in the Metro New York Area and have the ability to return to JBC’s office in Manhattan full time beginning in summer 2021.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.