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Who We Are

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns. Our mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals.

AWHONN's Diversity Statement

AWHONN is committed to promoting diversity throughout the organization by recruiting, retaining and mentoring a diverse workforce of women’s health and maternal child nurses.  We are dedicated to integrate cultural competence and diversity into all aspects of our work and the communities we serve.

Guiding Principles


  • AWHONN strives to shape a diverse work environment that promotes opportunity for personal and professional growth.
  • AWHONN has a responsibility to incorporate evidence based practice in all educational materials for the diverse populations we serve.
  • AWHONN encourages a diverse workforce that complements that of women, newborns
    and their families.

Our Core Values

Core Values: (as expressed in the acronym "CARING")

Commitment to professional and social responsibility

  • Accountability for personal and professional contributions
  • Respect for diversity of and among colleagues and clients
  • Integrity in exemplifying the highest standards in personal and professional behavior
  • Nursing Excellence for quality outcomes in practice, education, research, advocacy and management
  • Generation of Knowledge to enhance the science and practice of nursing to improve the health of women and newborns




Vice President, Membership and Volunteer Engagement 


The Vice President, Membership and Volunteer Engagement will lead the organization’s membership and volunteer activities. The incumbent will provide vision and strategic direction for the continued growth and retention of AWHONN’s membership. Additionally, the Vice President will oversee all member engagement functions to enhance the membership experience including Section and Chapter leadership recruitment and development, member awards programs, and customer service. The Vice President, Membership and Engagement is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and will serve as a strategic contributor towards the organization’s overall success.  



Member Retention & Engagement
Collaborate with leadership team to develop a member retention and engagement strategy to successfully promote overall member involvement and commitment
Manage and oversee the effective execution of retention and engagement plan to successfully meet annual retention goals and connect with members across the member life cycle
Work closely with Marketing & Communications team to improve the overall member experience and keep members attracted and engaged with our content 
Leverage data and member surveys to inform strategy development and measure member satisfaction and engagement
Track and measure member activity to proactively identify high risk members and keep low risk members engaged
Develop method to communicate and report individual engagement activity and scoring to members
Collaborate with Marketing & Communications team to develop renewal campaign and ensure renewal process is efficient and effective 
Oversee and continue to enhance the Membership Awards program 


Member Recruitment & Acquisition
Develop member recruitment and acquisition strategy to accomplish annual growth and revenue goals
Manage recruitment action plan and collaborate with Marketing & Communications to communicate member value proposition to key member segments 
Ensure efficient new member application and payment process
Optimize and maintain new member program
Support Sections and Chapters to ensure consistent and effective communication of member value and reach prospective members
Leverage industry data and membership survey to identify opportunities for membership growth 
Work closely with Marketing & Communications leadership to ensure value proposition is effectively communicated, messages meet the needs of prospective members, and association brand is communicated consistently  
Collaborate with Meetings Services to develop strategies to further recruit/engage AWHONN members through relationships with outside organizations/conferences/trade shows to meet revenue goals 

Sections & Chapters Relations 
Partner with Sections and Chapter leadership to support local level membership and engagement 
Collaborate with Section and Chapter leaders to develop model programs to build leadership skills and support local membership and strategic goals, including the delivery of local engagement programs that are diverse in scope and meet the needs of AWHONN members

Membership Operations & Customer Service
Supervise Customer Service unit to promote positive member experience and accurate communication of member value and content 
Oversee effective management of AMS to ensure data integrity and system capabilities support efficient member processing via online platforms 

Volunteer Recruitment & Development
Develop and manage a Membership Diversity Enhancement Program to encourage diverse representation across the overall volunteer community
Oversee the national committee process, providing opportunities for member engagement


Cultivate and oversee a team that provides member centered, service oriented support to members and Sections and Chapters. Lead direct reports and provide ongoing professional mentoring, assist in their expansion of learning, provide them with the tools to help build their knowledge, skills, and growth capacity.  Serve as a knowledgeable resource for new and current staff.  Promote positive work environment for all staff and effectively collaborate with leadership team. 


10 - 15 years’ experience in membership-based organization 
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in leadership role 
Certified Association Executive (CAE) required
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
Demonstrated ability to remain flexible, manage multiple priorities and stay highly organized especially with high volume, numerous details and often under tight deadlines 
Effective leadership skills and demonstrated ability to lead and coach teams
Maintain effective lines of communications with colleagues, consultants/vendors
Outstanding organizational and creative skills
Continually motivated to succeed and improve


Please submit your resume, cover letter, and desired salary to
Incomplete application submissions will not be considered. 

AWHONN provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP580. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with educational activities.

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