Content Associate, PJ Library

PJ Library, an award-winning Jewish family engagement program created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, strengthens Jewish identities and serves as an outreach and family engagement vehicle for synagogues and Jewish organizations. In partnership with hundreds of philanthropists and Jewish organizations, PJ Library delivers the gift of free, high-quality Jewish books and music each month to families raising Jewish children ages six months through eleven years.



About the Opportunity

Do you love kidlit? Are you highly organized and self-directed? Can you see yourself playing a part in the creation of dynamic Jewish picture books? PJ Library is searching for a Content Associate to support its book selection team. This is a full-time position with growth potential, based in Agawam, MA, reporting to the PJ Library Book Selection Manager.

PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, sends free Jewish storybooks and activities to kids around the world. Since its start in 2005, PJ Library has grown to become the largest worldwide engagement program for Jewish children and families, with over 680,000 books reaching homes in more than 35 countries every month. New generations are growing up with a collection of books rooted in Jewish traditions, culture, and values, and the stories help families add Jewish connections during reading time.

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), founded in 1991, is committed to enhancing global Jewish life and building vibrant Jewish communities. The Foundation partners with Jewish and philanthropic organizations to invest in and offer high-quality programming that helps people connect to Jewish values, faith, traditions, and culture. Animated by founder Harold Grinspoon's entrepreneurial spirit, this results-driven organization balances the creative fast-paced nature of a start-up with the long-term growth opportunities of an endowed foundation, committed to its mission for decades to come. Its offices are based in Agawam, Massachusetts, with over 130 employees and growing.

Responsibilities:

The Content Associate will:

  • Support the PJ Library Book Selection Committee (BSC)

    • Gather and distribute books and other materials for committee meetings

    • Schedule Zoom lines and conference rooms; send out meeting invitations

    • Arrange for meeting necessities (catered lunch, IT special needs, etc.)

    • Take meeting minutes

    • Keep detailed meeting notes for BSC Chair and Manager

    • Collect and file monthly rubrics

    • Update relevant documents and databases

    • Review external blogs, websites, catalogs, etc. for BSC consideration

    • Order and ship book samples

    • Send PJ Library book editions to authors and illustrators

    • Assign, collect, and proofread monthly book blurbs

    • Manage submissions email account

    • Handle virtual office hour scheduling for BSC Chair

  • Contribute to book-related updates for the PJ Library and PJ Our Way websites

    • Maintain quality control for both websites (PJL and PJOW)

    • Provide web team with monthly book synopses (PJL)

    • Moderate online comments and reviews (PJOW)

  • Maintain content databases and internal libraries

  • Take part in Content Team's Salesforce tasks

    • Contribute to regular CRM content data entry and clean-up

    • Build and run reports

  • Manage book-related tasks in Concur

    • Submit invoices for payment

    • Reconcile occasional credit card statements for BSC chair

  • Complete other administrative tasks and projects as requested

Content Associate Skill Requirements

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, particularly in relation to the written word

  • High level of organization for the management of team agendas, calendars, mailings, etc.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel, is required

  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Submittable, Mailchimp, and Adobe a plus

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple ongoing projects

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of time working on a computer.

  • Ability to lift up to 15 to 20 lbs. at times.

Compensation

  • Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Benefits:

  • Health insurance

  • Dental and vision insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability insurance

  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match

  • Paid sick, holiday, vacation, and personal time

  • Flexible work policy with hybrid in-person/remote work

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to jobs@hgf.org. Please include a paragraph about a favorite book and its meaning to you.

*Vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources prior to start date.

Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

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 www.hgf.org.