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AWHONN offers an excellent benefits package with generous leave, flex time, a pension plan and more. For further information about these positions, please email Nancy Adkins or call her at 202-261-2403.


Please submit resume indicating SALARY REQUIREMENTS to: Human Resources Department, 1800 M Street, NW, Suite 740S, Washington, DC 20036 or fax to (202) 728-1864 or email Please list the title of position in the subject line.

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns.



Director of Information Technology

AWHONN is currently seeking an experienced Director of Information Technology.  The Director will manage the organization’s technology portfolio, work with Vice President of department and other staff to develop a shared vision for the organization’s short and long term technology strategies. Drives forward technology initiatives in support of mission priorities and operational effectiveness and ensures organization maintains a robust, available and scalable technology infrastructure that strongly positions the organization to meet current and future needs.  Experience working with YourMembership software platform a must.  Preference given to candidates with prior experience working in a non-profit association. 


Position Priorities

Success in this position depends on the ability to think strategically while managing multiple IT projects that require high attention to detail.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter and have the ability to work effectively with a variety of staff.  Individual will be responsible for the following:

  • Acting as the association’s Information Officer-develops, communicates and implements strategic plans for all information technology services and telecommunications services.
  • Serves as internal consultant to staff engaging in collaborative needs assessments, requirements gathering and vetting of innovative new solutions.
  • Recommend information technology strategies, policies and procedures by identifying problems, evaluating trends and anticipating requirements.
  • Manages and set priorities for the design, maintenance, development and evaluation of all infrastructure systems which also include network, data, hardware, services and security.
  • Manage and monitor the association’s IT and capital budgets and ongoing expenditures.
  • Ensures that all technology solutions are delivered in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Manages and develops IT staff providing guidance and direction, ensuring clear work plans and accountabilities.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or related field.  Master’s degree in Information Systems or technology related area preferred.
  • At least ten years of information technology experience including some experience directing the development, implementation, management and support of both hardware and software preferably in a non-profit.  
  • Prior experience working with YourMembership association management software a must.
  • Prior experience in long term strategic planning, wide area networks; telecommunications; systems design and administrative technology planning and implementation.
  • Experience in successful implementation of complex, data intensive IT systems a must.
  • Prior management experience preferred with direct reports, direction-setting and coaching. Project management experience desired.
  • Experience developing and managing IT capital and operating budgets aligned with budget directives preferred.  
  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Exchange, Windows Server, firewalls, the Internet, TCP/IP routing, Terminal Server, HTML, HTML5, XML, SSL, SQL and JavaScript a must.
  • Knowledge of security standards, security architectures, risk assessment and management, business continuity planning and disaster recovery and IS/IT governance planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively communicate technical information to non-technical individuals both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills a must.


Excellent benefits package.  Please submit resume indicating salary requirements to Human Resources Department, 1800 M Street, NW, Suite 740S, Washington, DC  20036 or email to


Administrative Coordinator

AWHONN is seeking an experienced individual to provide coordination and project management support to the Vice President and team members of the Member Services department. The successful candidate must be able to provide to support to multiple people at one time, self-starter, great writing and communication skills, and strong administrative and coordination skills.  If you have a positive, flexible and friendly attitude while managing priorities, this is the position for you. 

Incumbent primary responsibilities will be:


  • Assist Vice President with scheduling and organizing department meetings and other meetings.
  • Assist project managers in creating and maintaining resources for multiple programs (i.e., schedule telephone conferences, send out meeting materials, track participants and take meeting notes for assigned projects).
  • Provide basic administrative tasks such as photocopying, coordinating mailings, editing and writing.  Must be comfortable with some routine tasks. 
  • Provide support for association’s webinars.  Assist in setting up sessions for recorded webinars including coordination with speakers for meeting materials and attending the speaker training sessions.
  • Support the election process for the association’s section/chapter leaders which includes database updating, setting up annual voting ballots, respond to questions, assist with meeting coordination
  • Assist with special assignments/projects as needed.



Ideal candidate must have  bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience with at least 2 to 4 years of administrative and project coordination experience supporting projects and programs at progressively higher levels.  Experience working in nonprofit with volunteers a plus. Must be able to support multiple concurrent activities and able to display professionalism and poise.   Demonstrated advance skill and experience using Microsoft Office.  Must be highly organized and demonstrate excellent writing skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced/stressful environment with instant responses to situations a must.  Must have excellent attention to detail, quality, and accuracy, and output.


This position is classified as non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is eligible for overtime pay.       


Please submit resume indicating salary requirements and list “Administrative Coordinator, MSO  in the subject heading to:  Human Resources Dept., 1800 M Street, NW, Suite 740 South, Washington, DC  20036 or fax to (202) 728-1864 or email


Manager, Government Affairs

AWHONN is currently seeking individual with deep experience on the Hill, in government relations or in public policy to monitor, research, analyze and disseminate relevant information on legislation and regulations affecting nursing and the health care of women and newborns.   Incumbent will represent the organization to external stakeholders, help to develop and implement outreach strategies in support of the association’s policy priorities and build and maintain relationships within the nursing community and beyond.  A deep understanding of the landscape of the policy community is critical. Experience working in a complex, individual membership association/non-profit, preferably healthcare, environment desirable. 


The selected candidate will perform the following responsibilities.


  • Develop and execute a strategic plan for outreach and maintain relationships with relevant policy stakeholder groups.
  • Direct association’s public policy efforts, including monitoring relevant issues, research and writing official documents and other communications.
  • Develop the association’s federal legislative and policy agenda and strategies to achieve agenda.
  • Update and maintain the advocacy section of the organization’s website and manage the Legislative Action Center.
  • Work with the nursing staff to develop and maintain all health policy and clinical position statements.
  • Monitor and track other nursing and healthcare organizations health policy and legislative initiatives.


Ideal candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in political science, government relations, public policy/affairs, communications or equivalent.  At least 5 to 7 years of legislative/Capitol Hill experience.  Experience in strategic planning and execution and strong analytic skills a must. Demonstrated ability to facilitate relationships and work successfully with other organizational units to achieve organization objectives a must. Must be able to remain flexible, compromise, manage multiple priorities and stay highly organized; influence others, work well under pressure and meet deadlines.  Must have superior written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.   


Excellent benefits package.  Please submit resume indicating SALARY REQURIEMENTS to: Human Resources Department, 1800 M Street, NW, Suite 740S, Washington, DC  20036 or email



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