|Director, Publisher Relations|
|First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise working to end the crisis of knowledge poverty throughout communities in the U.S. and Canada. Through unprecedented innovations and publishing partnerships, First Book has placed over 100 million brand new books and resources into the hands of children in low income communities, providing the wealth of knowledge they need to read, learn and succeed. At First Book we have business minds and non-profit hearts. We are dedicated to our mission and work hard to accomplish our goals by forging win-win partnerships and strategies that benefit the publishing industry as well as the communities, programs and schools we serve.|
The Director will report to the VP of Publisher Relations. Tasks will include First Book Marketplace (FBMP) purchasing and special orders, maintain and develop publisher and author relationships, special projects and collection development, and staff management. We are particularly seeking candidates who are demonstrated entrepreneurs, enthusiastic and energetic collaborators, and skilled communicators who are also meticulously attentive to detail. Experience working in or with the publishing industry and/or familiarity with the field of children's literature is a plus but not required.