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Careers at AWHONN
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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







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, multifunctional 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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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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