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Part-time Book Programs Assistant



Job Summary

Assist with the Books for Nashville’s Kids book acquisition and distribution program and help with other needs and priorities. Work about 20 hours per week August/September through December 2020 with possibility of extension. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Process in book donations and purchases for Books for Nashville’s Kids (BFNK)
  • Fulfill book requests for BFNK and notify clients via email to schedule their book pick-ups
  • Handle book pick-ups and book drop offs for BFNK
  • Recruit, train, coordinate and supervise volunteers helping with BFNK
  • Manage and organize book inventory in warehouse, office and book room for efficient use of space and productive processing of books and book requests for BFNK
  • Update and complete forms and Excel spreadsheets and write reports for BFNK
  • Represent Book’em in a professional manner
  • Assist with other duties as needed and assigned


  • Project planning, time management, volunteer or people management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent English language skills: oral, written, reading, and strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively without daily instruction, as well as ability to work well with a team.
  • Must be comfortable working with a diverse population of volunteers, educators, business leaders and individuals.
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance are required. Use of personal vehicle will be required at times.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, college student, college degree and/or more.
  • One year of work experience in any field is desired.
  • Volunteer experience (any type) is desired.
  • Above moderate / frequent physical activity.
  • Manual dexterity to reach/handle items, work with fingers and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds frequently.
  • Employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb and balance.
  • Final candidate must pass a thorough background check.
  • Book’em is taking precautions to keep employees and volunteers safe while COVID-19 is a health threat. Employees must adhere to our safety protocols. 

Additional Information


Book’em does not provide any medical/health benefits.

Part-time employees are eligible for paid time off.


How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to Melissa Spradlin at Melissa@bookem-kids.org.

Cover letter should address

  • why you are interested in this position
  • how you are qualified
  • that these conditions work for you: the position requires a great deal of manual/physical labor; remote work is not an option; and the pay is $11/hour for 20 hours/week from August/September through December 2020 with the possibility of an extension into 2021. This may be a temporary position to get us through the pandemic or it may become a permanent one.


  • Date Posted: July 24, 2020
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: 11.00/hour
  • Working Hours: 20 hrs/wk; M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm