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.

Job Respon­si­bil­i­ties

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.

Inter­est­ed appli­cants should send a cov­er let­ter and resume to jobs@​jewishbooks.​org.

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.