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Association Manager

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Job details

Booksellers NZ
2 Aug 2019
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Literature & Publishing, Management & Admin, Marketing & Media


Booksellers NZ seeks an Association Manager, to lead our small and passionate team.

Booksellers NZ is a thriving membership organisation supporting more than 200 bookshops to sell more books. We add value for our members on a daily basis through the provision of membership services including marketing support for book tokens and gift cards; an annual conference; summer catalogue; sale and redemption of tokens and access to industry/sector information and expertise to help our bookshops thrive.

Booksellers NZ is governed by a Board of Directors. This is a full time role reporting to the Board Chair.

The Association Manager will be responsible for implementing the strategic direction, financial oversight, and managing a small team to deliver high quality membership services.

You will be someone with:

  •          strong interpersonal skills – able to build trust and confidence within the sector and amongst our members
  •          a head for numbers and preferably a working knowledge of Xero
  •          experience with website management
  •          a strategic bent – be able to see the big picture and look and plan ahead
  •          ability to multitask – this is a hands on role and you will operating the business on a day to day basis
  •          marketing and communications skills – undertake creative, consistent and relevant communication with members, within a small budget
  •          a collaborative style, who will work alongside the Board and members to achieve results
  •          a knowledge of, and an interest in, the world of books and bookselling.

This is a pivotal role within the industry for an enthusiastic and passionate advocate of bookselling.



How to apply

For further information and a position  description , or to submit your CV and letter of application, please contact Booksellers NZ Board Chair Juliet Blyth, juliet.blyth@vicbooks.co.nz

Written by

Booksellers NZ

19 Jul 2019

Founded in 1920, Booksellers NZ is the membership association for bookshops in New Zealand. We are a national not-for-profit trade organisation, and we work to help independently owned and chain bookstores to grow and succeed.