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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.



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



  • 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 and



Commensurate with experience


To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to No phone calls, please.


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


  Metro Area Springfield MA
  Job Location City Agawam
  Job Location State Massachusetts
  Job Location Zip 01001
  Job Location Country United States
  Job Category Legal
  Prefered Experience 2 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Jul. 5, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name The Harold Grinspoon Foundation
  Organizational Focus Foundations, Fundraising, and Philanthropy, Jewish Organization
  Contact Person Tracy Guay
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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