Advancement Events Coordinator


PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, was launched with a humble beginning in 2005, sending books to children in western MA about Jewish holidays, culture, and values. Today, PJ Library has exploded into an internationally recognized, $36M global cultural literacy venture that partners with philanthropists and Jewish communities around the world to provide families raising Jewish children with the gift of free, high-quality children's books and resources that foster deeper engagement with Jewish life.

Every month, PJ Library sends award-winning, age-appropriate Jewish-themed books to 680,000 children across the globe. With the support of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, national philanthropists, and local supporters, families receive PJ Library books and resources free of charge, and we are committed to keeping PJ Library free.

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), founded in 1991 by real estate guru and businessman, Harold Grinspoon, is one of the most entrepreneurial and business-oriented non-profits in the nation. Based in the Springfield, MA area, and with over 130 employees, HGF is committed to enhancing global Jewish life. The Foundation offers the stability of a thirty-year established organization; the creative, exciting and fast-paced nature of a start-up; and the long-term growth opportunities of an endowed Foundation committed to its mission for decades to come.



The Advancement Events Coordinator joins the close-knit and dynamic PJ Library Advancement team. The Coordinator will partner with Advancement Officers to support small and mid-size regional donor and prospect outreach events throughout the country. Essential to building and sustaining stakeholder relationships, the Coordinator will ensure that the gatherings and experiences PJ Library hosts and sponsors are high quality, financially sound, and utilize best practices in engagement and event management. The Coordinator’s work will help to grow and steward PJ Library’s supporter base.

The role will also ensure strategic partnerships and specific individual external stakeholder relationships are tracked, stewarded, and maximized to meet organizational goals. This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Philanthropy and based in PJ Library’s New York office in midtown Manhattan.  



  • In partnership with Advancement Officers, project manage donor events around the country, handling communication, logistics, speaker management, and technical support
  • Lead event execution, provide operational and/or technical leadership during in-person and virtual event
  • Engage volunteers and staff for fundraising event committees
  • Source and develop event concepts, working with teammates across the broader PJ Library team
  • Work directly with key partners (partner organizations, individual external stakeholders) to develop and execute excellent events while deepening those relationships
  • Provide day of support; represent PJ Library at local events led by the PJ Library New York team and partner organizations (about 6-10 events annually)
  • Assist with pre- and post-event logistics for 3 New York partner events annually
  • Set-up and breakdown/clean-up from events
  • Additional duties as needs evolve


  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent combination of relevant education, certification, training, and experience
  • Superlative organizational skills with impeccable attention to detail
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Calm under pressure in the fast-paced environment of events
  • Proficiency in CRM, preferably Raiser's Edge
  • Knowledge of web and social media technologies
  • Knowledge of Jewish community and Jewish communal organizations (preferred)


  • At least four years of experience in event planning or a related field; nonprofit donor related event experience preferred
  • Track record of building strong and productive stakeholder relationships
  • Experience managing projects with many details and moving parts a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time during in-person events
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
  • Ability to travel 10-20% of the time
  • Ability to travel across New York City, Westchester, and Long Island and assist at local events
  • Ability to staff evening and weekend events


  • Salary: 70,000 - 80,000 (Commensurate with experience)
  • Health, Dental, and Vision
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match
  • Paid sick, holiday, vacation, and personal time

To Apply

Interested candidates should apply through our careers website with a resume and cover letter.

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The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are invited to apply. For more information about the foundation and its programs, visit