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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



Assistant Managing Editor


REPORTS TO: Senior Director Strategic Partnerships & Publications 

DEPARTMENT: Meetings, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships


Position Summary

Provide editorial and management support to the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & Publications and publications staff regarding journals manuscript processing, peer review, copyediting, page proof corrections, production, publication, and dissemination of content in all media. Provide copywriting, copyediting, and proofreading support for AWHONN staff for organization documents and programs or services through cross-functional collaboration with marketing staff. Manage special projects as necessary.



Content Management & Editing: Works independently across all publishing activities, including providing support for processing manuscripts, peer review, acquisition of copyrights and permissions, writing, copyediting, proofreading, and managing original content as needed from ideation to publication in support of the organization’s goals. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assists publishing staff in planning and editing publication projects for all organizational audiences, particularly nurses and consumers.
  • Supports scholarly editorial, peer review, manuscript editing, and proofreading processes with strict adherence to publishing standards and schedules in collaboration primarily with publications staff and with organization staff in general.
  • Supports the publications and staff in writing, copyediting, or proofreading content aligned with APA style and scholarly industry standards. Writes, edits, copyedits, and proofreads content for all media, including print, online, and digital media. Reviews edits or copyedits of others, including freelance consultants or contractors.
  • Administers content management systems, including online manuscript submission and peer review systems, and supports the senior managing editors regarding the progression of the editorial content within those systems. 
  • Supports the ongoing editorial development of partnerships- and publications-related communications campaigns, including social media and AWHONN Hub initiatives, and documents by copywriting, copyediting, and proofreading in collaboration with the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & Publications and related program managers.
  • Supports the ongoing editorial development of major organizational documents and programs with copyediting and proofreading in collaboration with related program managers and in cross-functional collaboration with marketing staff.

Partnerships & Publications-related Projects: In collaboration with the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & Publications and publications staff manages ongoing and new media and editorial projects in support of business development initiatives, including social media; online communities related to authors, readers, members, and other communities of interest, AWHONN Industry Members and other partners. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assists the partnerships and publications staff, including senior managing editors and business development manager, in planning and managing editorial projects. Manages implementation, revision, and distribution of necessary style sheets and documentation of editorial and project management processes.
  • Supports best practices to optimize copyediting and proofreading processes and implements APA as the preferred style of the organization and publications.
  • Collaborates with the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & Publications on the dissemination of all partnerships and publications-related patient education and public awareness campaigns and initiatives in collaboration with the Director of Patient Education, including Go the Full 40, Every Change Matters, Healthy Mom&Baby Diaper Drive, and other campaigns and business development initiatives as commissioned.


Editorial Administrative Support: Provides administrative and editorial support to Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & Publications and publications staff related to ongoing partnerships and publications operations in concert with the departmental administrative assistant. Is cross-functionally trained in support of the work of the departmental administrative assistant. Responsibilities include the following:  

  • Completes administrative and project management tasks related to publications activities and editorial advisory boards, including routine administrative tasks as needed.
  • Supports publications-related meetings, including editorial advisory board, convention activities, annual journals’ strategy meeting, and other publications-related meetings as scheduled.
  • Manages activities of the publications team at AWHONN meetings, including development and execution of the publications section of the AWHONN booth at the annual convention, and all materials for such meetings. 
  • Manages journals’ awards, including coordinating travel, ordering custom awards, collaborating on press releases and promotion, and serving as on-site convention contact for awardee from rehearsal through the awards conveyance at a general convention session.
  • Provides in-office support for the telecommuting roles within the publications staff, including support with mailings, file sharing, shipping, and other tasks as requested. 


Other: Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



Handles routine responsibilities independently, requiring guidance only for non-routine work that may be reviewed upon completion.  



  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or journalism or equivalent experience; Master’s degree desirable.
  • Certification as an Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS), similar certification or commensurate experience preferred.
  • Experience with online manuscript submission and peer-review systems (Editorial Manager, ScholarOne, Evise, etc.).
  • At least 1 to 2 years of scholarly content development and management, writing, editing, copyediting, proofreading and other editorial experience in managing women’s health, obstetric and neonatal content preferred.
  • Experience with content creation, communication, production, and dissemination techniques and methods to educate and inform via all media. Ability to quickly synthesize complex information and discern essential messages for specific audiences, particularly health care providers and consumers.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills and exceptional knowledge of grammar, usage, spelling, style guides (particularly APA style), including a particular attention to detail and accuracy. Strong ability to work to deadlines and to work independently.
  • Organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects on asynchronous timelines.
  • Strong communications skills, particularly the ability to provide direction and feedback clearly and diplomatically.
  • Experience with social media management and analytics reporting.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite and other commonly used publishing software packages.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team environment.





The Vice President, Education and Clinical Services is an established nursing leader who provides vision and direction to the department of Education and Clinical Services. This role is critical to the continued growth of the association, through dedicated relationship management and skillful negotiation of clinical contracts and services. There are key areas that are required for successful execution of this role: clinical guidance, strategic vision, external relationship management, staff leadership, education development, and revenue generation.



Clinical Guidance

  • Serves as a clinical expert in the areas of women’s health, obstetric and neonatal nursing
  • In collaboration with CEO, liaison with key nursing and clinical associations, and serves as a
    resource to the organization and to the Board of Directors
  • Positions AWHONN as a thought leader before relevant audiences and the media


Strategic Vision

  • Lead and direct nationally recognized programs within the association
  • Develops and executes departmental strategic plan, including development of key metrics and
    evaluation of effectiveness
  • Facilitate and drive key educational initiatives from inception phase. Scoping and implementing
    special projects and initiatives to support AWHONN and executing on the long-term vision as well
    as to meet short-term objectives


External Relationship Management

  • Oversee all external clinical relationship management and development
  • Partner and develop strong working relationships with external association and organization
    leadership, special committees, and consultants to support execution of key AWHONN initiatives.
  • In collaboration with CEO and VP of Business Development, liaises key industry partners and
    public agencies to advance the objectives of the organization
  • Leads collaborative efforts with internal and external customers for the purpose of
    implementing and/or maintaining AWHONN services and programs
  • Participate in the development of industry partnerships and funding proposals in collaboration
    with the CEO, Vice President of Business Development and the Vice President of Marketing,
    Communications and Publications.


Staff Leadership

  • Leads professional team of 13 staff who demonstrate a commitment to excellent member service
    and delivery of cutting-edge educational programs and events.
  • Attracts, cultivates, and retains a strong, inspired staff while developing bench strength and
  • Builds a culture of customer service, performance and accountability.
  • Lead programs that require cross-functional engagement with key staff across the organization,
    and with external stakeholders.
  • Evaluates project opportunities and, for the purpose of executing and achieving AWHONN
    objectives within area of responsibility


Education Development

  •  Establishes vision and strategic plan for educational development and oversight
  • Leads and oversees educational planning for Annual Convention
  • Curates and implements industry best practices for adult education, and spearheads innovation
    for content development


Revenue Generation

  • Builds upon current revenue sources and identifies new value-added services/products and
    sources of revenue
  • In collaboration with CEO, guides and develops contract negotiations for clinical development
    strategies and programs
  • Develops and ensures a fiscally responsible annual budget that is aligned to the strategic goals
    of the organization
  • Drives innovation to enhance value proposition and sustained relevance for members



Provide ongoing professional mentoring within the organization, assist in expansion of learning,
translation of clinical expertise to non-clinical staff, 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.



Supervises large, multi-functional team that includes in-house and remote team members.



  • Doctoral preparation in nursing (PhD, DNP, DrPH)
  • National certification in nursing strongly preferred (AONL, ANCC, NCC, etc.)
  • 10 years of progressive nursing leadership experience, including executive level leadership
  • Superior interpersonal capabilities with emphasis on relationship building
  • Demonstrated history of working independently and creatively.
  • Demonstrated complex problem-solving skills, including interdisciplinary approaches.
  • Demonstrated skill in supporting multiple clients in a highly professional manner.
  • Experience in writing and securing commercial and non-commercial grants preferred
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Customer service mindset
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to travel nationally, at times with short notice
  • Knowledge of systems for project management and timely completion of tasks in high pressure
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


REMOTE ELIGIBILITY: This position is not eligible for telecommuting, is based in Washington DC and may be eligible for ad hoc work from home hours. Team member will be responsible for adhering to the AWHONN Work from Home policy.



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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