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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

 

CURRENT POSITIONS:  

SENIOR DIRECTOR, LEARNING DEVELOPMENT


REPORTS TO: VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATION AND CLINICAL SOLUTIONS DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION AND CLINICAL SOLUTIONS
EXEMPTION: EXEMPT

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Director, Learning Development leads member and institutional education development, builds and leads cohesive and innovative teams, and develops innovative content and content delivery. This position is empowered to be a visionary and will be comfortable in driving educational content into the future. The Senior Director will use data in developing and retiring education programs. Continuous assessment will be critical in creating an environment of continuous improvement and enhancement.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic visioning of the future of AWHONN online education, development of innovative programs to support the organization's programmatic efforts and to attract funding in support of the organization's goals, with emphasis on catalyzing and nurturing new programs

In developing new programs, focus on generating innovative programming to provide value to members and key stakeholders and meet the needs of members in multiple avenues, such as career level and discipline
 
Ensure programs and experiences lead to increased growth and desired leadership outcomes for current and future AWHONN members while ensuring revenue and program return on investment

Ensure program excellence, including working with leadership to formulate performance criteria, to develop additional metrics appropriate to the nature of the programs, to refine the program review process, and to carry out periodic reviews of all offerings

Synthesize current and future content libraries and ability to drive outcomes based on data. Review all needs assessments as well as any membership surveys related to education.

Attract the best corporate and industry partners to support educational programs and products for members

Monitor and evaluate all services provided and report progress to the organization and committees; make recommendations for change as needed.

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS

Lead team and provide ongoing professional mentoring, assist in their expansion of learning, provide tools to help build 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.

This position leads a Learning Solutions Development team, which includes direct reports, including an Associate Director of Learning Operations, an Instructional Designer, Nurse Planners, Manager of CNE, and Project Managers.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Master’s Degree in Adult Education, or related field
Experience working within a healthcare of scientific association
Minimum of 8 years of progressive leadership experience (10 years preferred) in an adult education or association setting with management experience to include curriculum development and instructional design, working with content experts and external vendors, concept/program development and market research
Self‐motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team environment as well as with individuals from a geographically dispersed membership.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills to initiate and develop productive working partnerships with key stakeholders organization‐wide.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Experience working with learning management systems and online course development software strongly preferred.
Knowledge of topics within the medical/healthcare/pharma/biotech industry is a plus.
Experience with AMS, LMS, event registration software programs, and website content management systems is a plus.

REMOTE ELIGIBILITY: This position is not eligible for telecommuting, and is based in
Washington, DC. Senior Director will have reporting staff that will telecommute.

HOW TO APPLY

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

 

 

 
 

DIRECTOR, MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT


REPORTS TO: VP, MEMBERSHIP & VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT DEPARTMENT: MEMBERSHIP & VOLUNTEER RELATIONS EXEMPTION: EXEMPT

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Membership Development provides vision, leadership and support to reach or exceed AWHONN’s membership recruitment, retention and engagement goals. Reporting directly to the VP of Membership and Volunteer Engagement, this position helps develop, implement and improve the infrastructure, strategy, cross‐department collaborations, and services necessary to provide outstanding value to AWHONN members. And to increase the loyalty, diversity and engagement of the membership.

Also includes oversight of: membership reporting/dashboards, approving and improving transactional/renewal membership communications (email, print and call scripting) and other operations related to implementation and improvement of membership development efforts. Interfaces with all departments, working most closely with marketing Manager, Membership, customer service, section and chapter services, and online community engagement to support a culture of strong membership and exemplary customer service. Direct supervision
of: Sr. Manager, Member and Customer Relation and a coordinator level position.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop and implement strategies and initiatives to increase recruitment, retention and engagement in order to reach AWHONN’s strategic membership targets and goals.
Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships and projects with other departments to ensure that membership systems and campaigns position AWHONN programs, products and services to respond to the existing and anticipated needs of members and customers.
Create processes to continually re‐evaluate the needs of AWHONN’s membership and strategies to strengthen the membership value proposition. Incorporate insights into membership tactics.
Support technology staff in transition, implementation and maintenance of Nimble AMS, including participating in testing, set‐up discussions, implementing staff training, and vendor calls.
Oversees Membership Committee and engages with other volunteer leaders to incorporate member input, feedback and engagement to improve the success of departmental outputs.
Creates, analyzes and disseminates data reports dealing with current membership trends targets, projected demographic changes, membership value, satisfaction surveys, etc. to adapt to a changing external environment. Includes disseminating multiple weekly and monthly membership reports for national staff, sections and other volunteer leaders, vendors and others when requested.
Assist the VP of Membership and Volunteer Engagement in managing all relationships, budgets and vendors of the Member and Volunteer Relations Department.
Oversee and grow member affinity programs, including evaluating program performance, vendor contracts and adding/removing program services to increase membership value.
Must keep up with external and internal technological advances and determine how to integrate them into departmental mission and objectives. This includes creating database and reporting strategies
and appropriate training for staff to support those strategies.
Train new national staff on AWHONN’s membership structure and benefits, our operating system and recruitment/retention strategies. Make presentations about national membership retention efforts and section retention campaign recommendations to volunteer leaders at AWHONN events.

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS

Serve as a leader across AWHONN, developing efficiencies in member development, operations and customer service. And strengthen collaboration and communication with sections/volunteer management, nursing education and marketing services. Work with technology staff on Nimble AMS transition/implementation.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree, and 7 to 10 years related professional membership experience in an association environment. At least 3‐5 years experience as a team leader or supervisor.
Extensive experience working with large association management database systems (AMS) of numeric and statistical data in order to fully understand current and projected demographic changes, population shifts, economic forecasts, etc required. Experience in translating data for use in developing business plans to meet future challenges. Familiarity with Nimble AMS preferred.
Previous experience with an AMS transition and implementation strongly preferred.
Proven proficiency in high‐level verbal and written communications skills, including demonstrated presentation and persuasive skills to internal and external audiences related to membership strategy, recruitment, sales and volunteer support
Must be culturally sensitive with previous experience incorporating diversity, inclusion and equity aspects into communications and campaigns.
Must be able to analyze and interpret data to clearly articulate the need for specific strategies.
Ability to discern the data and information needed in the reports as well as determine areas of focus for potential new reports is an important part of this job responsibility.
Demonstrated ability to develop standardized operating procedures and give clear directions
Depending on the project, must be willing to work as a either a Project Leader or project team member where the success of the project supersedes individual role responsibilities.
Ability to develop standardized operating procedures and give clear directions.
Demonstrated strategic thinking ability.
Demonstrated ability to  remain flexible, compromise, manage multiple priorities and  stay  highly organized, influence others; work well under pressure; meet deadlines and prioritize and coordinate workflow of others.


REMOTE ELIGIBILITY: This position is not remote eligible and is based in Washington, DC. The
Director will be eligible for ad‐hoc telecommuting benefits.
 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and desired salary to recruitment@awhonn.org.
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.
 

 

 

COORDINATOR, ONLINE COMMUNITY & VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

 

REPORTS TO: MANAGER, SECTION AND CHAPTER SERVICES
DEPARTMENT: MEMBERSHIP & VOLUNTEER RELATIONS

EXEMPTION: EXEMPT

POSITION SUMMARY

The Coordinator of Online Community and Volunteer Management provides direct support, development and management of The HUB, the AWHONN member online community hosted by Higher Logic (HL). Also develops and implements volunteer recruitment and engagement strategies in the Hub.


Online Community Management
 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Serve as an organization’s internal online community manager of the AWHONN Hub.
Recommend and implement engagement tactics, including incorporating the Hub into organization programming, communications strategy, AWHONN annual convention and events
Monitor staff and member activity in the Hub, including directly responding to opportunities to
increase engagement including cross pollination of content, products and services.
Establish annual goals to support continuing community growth and new AWHONN initiatives
Create and maintain Key Performance Indicators (KPI) dashboards and develop tactical plan to support attainment of these goals.
Be the “first responder” in the Hub, providing appropriate responses or coordinating staff or volunteer champions to respond with a high level or responsiveness and customer service.
Train and assist HUB users, including members, volunteer leaders and staff, in understanding functionality, leveraging available features, and troubleshooting.
Coordinate meetings and develop resources for assigned staff and volunteer Hub champions.
Work with technology staff and HL to resolve any technical or usability issues.
Proactively update staff the latest HL features and community management best practices
Volunteer Recruitment, Management and Support
Primary staffer responsible for developing and coordinating activities related to volunteer recruitment management and support within The Hub. Some focus areas include:
o Promotion and recruitment for member local and national volunteer opportunities
o Proactively identifying Hub capabilities and efficiencies in supporting volunteer projects
o Creating and facilitating Hub sites specific to volunteer groups.
Provide direct support and management during annual Section elections and national committee volunteer selection/appointments
Develop and facilitate in‐person and virtual trainings for volunteer leaders and staff.

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS

Will serve as a leader across the organization to assist staff in identifying ways to leverage online engagement and volunteer management to meet and exceed strategic goals. Serve as a knowledgeable community and volunteer management resource for new and current staff.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree and 2‐4 years professional experience required, preferably in an nonprofit association environment or healthcare organization. Experience with or as a volunteer is a plus.
A passion and strong understanding of online community management practices. 2+ years of relevant experience preferred. Experience with the Higher Logic platform strongly preferred.
An understanding of association management required. Knowledge of or experiences with nursing, specifically perinatal, obstetric or neonatal specialty nursing strongly preferred.
Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service orientation, technical skills and troubleshooting abilities and willingness and ability to work in team environment.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate
technical concepts to non‐technical individuals.
Strong teamwork, collaboration and multi‐tasking skills with ability to meet time‐sensitive goals.
Ability to work with volunteer leaders and committees, including recruitment and training.
Strong organizational and project management skills, including demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities and tasks, and ability to administer approved budgets.
Excellent grasp of technology – including Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); and the ability to learn new software, as well as familiarity with various social networking tools. Experience with Nimble Association Management Software preferred.


REMOTE ELIGIBILITY: This position is not remote eligible and is based in Washington, DC. The
Coordinator will be eligible for ad‐hoc telecommuting benefits.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and desired salary to recruitment@awhonn.org.
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.

 

 

 

Administrative Coordinator

Reports to: Vice President of Marketing, Meetings, Business Development, and Publications

Department: Marketing, Meetings, Business Development, and Publications


POSITION SUMMARY

The Administrative Coordinator will provide clerical and administrative support for the departments Vice President as well as the other functional areas of the department which includes, Marketing, Meetings, Publications, and Business Development. This role is responsible for assisting with day to day administrative duties, special projects, and coordination of corporate outreach and meetings with external partners and stakeholders.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Provide administrative, coordination and project management support to Vice President, directors and other department staff as needed.
Prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence, to include assisting with grant and business development proposals.
Take and maintain minutes of Committee meetings, Exhibitor Advisory Board, et al).
Serve as liaison and provide support for the Vice President, directors and other staff in preparing for, attending and following up on various meetings.
Assist department staff with budget oversight, tracking, coding of bills and check request preparation.
Assist in the preparation and scheduling of meetings.
Assist with solicitations and other department mailings.
Coordinate the convention shipping and packing process.
Assist Director of Meetings and Conventions with assigned convention related tasks.
Provide support to the AIM program.
Attend local and national meetings as needed.
Perform other duties as appropriate.
 

CONTACTS

Interfaces with others both within and outside the organization to obtain or clarify information or provide information or facts. Contacts may be by phone or in person.

SUPERVISION

Reports to Vice President, Marketing, Meetings, Business Development and Publications and receives work guidance from other department staff as needed. Routine assignments are handled independently. Clear guidance may be given on difficult or non-routine assignments. Occasionally work is reviewed while in progress.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
At minimum of three years of related experience preferably in a not for profit organization.
At least three years administrative experience supporting projects and programs at progressively higher levels positions preferably in a not for profit, healthcare/medical association or professional society.
Demonstrated proficiency in creating and maintaining databases.
Strong organizational, administration and interpersonal communications.
Analytical skills and an ability to identify and utilize information resources.
Ability to prioritize multiple and constantly changing tasks, remain flexible often under very tight deadlines.
Ability to work well at all levels in the organization.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and
PowerPoint.
Demonstrated skill coordinating/managing projects.
Demonstrated ability and versatility to work both independently as well as within a team environment.

FLSA CLASSIFICATION

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

 

  

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR, EDUCATION AND CLINICAL SOLUTIONS

 

REPORTS TO: VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATION AND CLINICAL SOLUTIONS
DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION AND CLINICAL SOLUTIONS

EXEMPTION: EXEMPT

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Administrative Coordinator, Education and Clinical Solutions, supports the leadership team within the Education and Clinical Solutions department. This position is responsible for overseeing and supporting key department projects and initiatives and providing planning and logistical support to staff and committee meetings. The Administrative Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and maintaining a high volume of communications with AWHONN members, including but not limited to interactions with AWHONN Board members and other senior AWHONN leaders, both internal and external.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide administrative, coordination and support to assigned vice president and Senior Director and other department staff as assigned that include the following:


o Schedule and organize meetings (in person and via teleconference), distribute meeting materials, record minutes as assigned and provide appropriate follow-up after meetings.
o Serve as liaison and provide support for the Vice President, Senior Director and other staff as assigned in preparing for, attending and following-up on various meetings.
o Coordinate the logistics, monthly department update reporting and other meetings as assigned.


Coordinates assigned aspects of AWHONN’s education development program, including the Education Advisory Committee, Practice Brief development teams, the AWHONN Emerging Leader program, and assigned task forces.
Develops and coordinates orientation, training, and oversight for volunteers who work on AWHONN’s initiatives, such as, Advisory Panels, task forces, evidence-based guidelines science teams.
Develop, prepare (including proofreading and copyediting), and distribute relevant materials for identified programs, science teams, project boards, committees, task forces and other groups
Maintains documents and provides meeting coordination for national committees, advisory panels, task forces, and other identified programs/initiatives.
Creates presentations using Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, and prepare other documents and reports using advanced word processing skills as requested.
Assist with budget tracking, coding of bills and check request preparation; generate invoices, track receipts and payments under consulting and grant agreements related to programs, grants and other funded work.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS

Provide ongoing professional mentoring within the organization, assist in expansion of learning, provide tools to help build 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.

SUPERVISION

Works independently under the guidance of the Vice President of Education and Clinical Solutions. Receives guidance on clarification and interpretation of policies of the organization. Work is occasionally reviewed while in progress and/or upon completion.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
At least 3 to 5 years of project coordination and administrative experience supporting projects and programs at progressively higher levels.
Demonstrated verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated skill and expertise using Microsoft Office software to prepare accurate technical documents in a timely manner to include PowerPoint and Excel.
Demonstrated attention to detail, quality, accuracy, and output.
Demonstrated ability to remain flexible, manage multiple priorities, and stay highly organized especially with high volume, numerous details and under tight deadlines.
Demonstrated experience in working with multiple staff and between departments.
Demonstrated skill coordinating/managing multiple projects.
Demonstrated ability and versatility to work both independently as well as with a team environment.

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.

 

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

 

 

MARKETING COPY EDITOR


REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

DEPARTMENT: MARKETING, MEETINGS, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & PUBLICATIONS
EXEMPTION: EXEMPT

POSITION SUMMARY

The Copy Editor assists in the creation of copy and editing for web pages, digital advertising, print ads, social media, email, collateral materials, and content marketing. The person in this role will develop appropriate voice and tone for our targeted audiences, based on marketing personas. The Copy Editor will assist in the development and maintenance of a marketing style guide, based on AP style but flexible to accommodate a conversational and friendly voice. 
The Copy Editor reviews publications in layout format to ensure proper alignment. This role will also create and curate a library of commonly used PowerPoint decks, Word templates, graphic elements, and other routine, branded resources required by team members. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Edit and proofread copy for a wide variety of communications, including web, emails, digital ads, social media, and more.
Correct errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage, etc.
Ensure that copy style, trademark attributions and legal notes are consistent/correct across all marketing materials.
Help ensure that copy is on brand and the right tone is used for the audience.
Reach out to subject matter experts/stakeholders to resolve questions.
Review publications to ensure that copy is correctly set in layout; check type formatting, word and line breaks, spacing, etc.
Work with marketing director to establish appropriate voice for marketing personas and channels.
Work closely with the marketing team, project managers and designers to keep projects on track.
Work with the marketing director to develop and maintain the AWHONN style guide.
Assist in updating copy assets and maintaining copy resources.
Assist with copywriting when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

1+ years of copy editing experience, preferably in a healthcare or related market
Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, advertising, marketing or communications preferred.
Strong, demonstrated copywriting skills
Strong editorial and proofreading skills
Familiar with AP Style.
Able to understand and adopt brand and copy style guides.
Ability to handle multiple projects with confidence.
Self-motivated with strong attention to detail. Proficient in using Track Changes in Word, Adobe Acrobat markup tools, Adobe InCopy, basic features in Excel, and Microsoft Outlook.

REMOTE ELIGIBILITY: This position is not eligible for telecommuting, and is based in
Washington, DC.

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

 

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