The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, located in Agawam, MA, is looking to add an Operations Coordinator to a growing team supporting multiple projects, including its flagship program, PJ Library®. This position will be responsible for securing production and distribution rights for books distributed by PJ Library and its sister programs, Sifriyat Pijama and Maktabat al-Fanoos. This is a full-time position in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial non-profit organization, reporting to the Director of Operations.

DUTIES

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage, track and record rights acquisitions for all programs (PJ Library, PJ Our Way, PJ Library in Spanish, PJ Library in Russian, Sifriyat Pijama, Maktabat al-Fanoos)
  • Research rights holders and negotiate rights fees for varying quantities, terms, territories, languages, and formats
  • Draft, review, negotiate, and execute letters of agreement
  • Obtain book files, approve payment requests, and follow through with contractual obligations
  • Draft/review all PJ Library contractual agreements; create agreement templates
  • Maintain productive relationships with contacts at publishing houses
  • Manage occasional projects, including projects relating to legal issues (ex., data privacy, permissions, trademarking, international policies, etc.)
  • Track and archive all permissions and contractual templates and documents
  • Work closely with Publishing Relations Manager and content teams from various programs

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience working with contracts
  • Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail, and strong follow-through
  • Ability to prioritize multiple time-sensitive projects and concurrent communication threads
  • Strong negotiating skills, and confidence negotiating contract terms within defined parameters
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Suite, including Excel
  • Previous experience with the publishing industry a plus
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree, legal focus a plus

For more information about the foundation and its programs, visit www.hgf.org and www.pjlibrary.org.

SALARY

Commensurate with experience

 

TO APPLY

Please email resume and cover letter to jobs@hgf.org. No phone calls, please.

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are invited to apply.

To Apply

Send cover letter and résumé to: jobs@HGF.org.