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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:  

MANAGER, CLINICAL PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT: INSTITUTIONAL CLINICAL EDUCATION


REPORTS TO: SENIOR DIRECTOR, LEARNING DEVELOPMENT

DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION AND CLINICAL SOLUTIONS
EXEMPTION: EXEMPT

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager, Clinical Program Development: Institutional Clinical Education is a position that connects AWHONN content and services to institutional and/or group purchasers. The position responsibilities include assisting to develop strategies with focus on identifying services and content that is utilized to meet the clinical education needs of institutional customers. This individual demonstrates abilities for connecting and interfacing with external and internal stakeholders, including education, technology, marketing, and sales teams, to ensure successful delivery and implementation of AWHONN clinical education solutions. 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Institutional Clinical Education Development
Investigate areas of need through fact-based market and customer insights research. Find new opportunities within the AWHONN market sectors that has the potential to increase revenue growth nationwide, as well as novel approaches to worldwide utilization.
Assist in the creation of business cases for clinical education innovations, including cross-platform opportunities.
Assist in evaluation of growth opportunities to identify clinical needs, evaluate market size and optimal segmentation, assist the Sales Team to assess customer investment incentive and adoption, identify regulatory pathways, assess current competitive threats to program development.
Closely partner with Education and Marketing teams and to explore product concept design options and to assess technical development and dissemination feasibility.
Build comprehensive business cases for new areas of opportunity to include financial, commercial, regulatory and operational details.

Continuing Nursing Education
Participates in assessing clinical program needs of AWHONN members and groups to improve the care of women and newborns. 
Serves as a Nurse Planner and member of the AWHONN Provider Unit
Participates in evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of AWHONN programs, products and services. 
Offers consultation for the development, dissemination and evaluation of obstetrical and neonatal-related evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, implementation toolkits, and other products that offer innovative strategies to institutions and group purchases.
Maintains expertise in educational design and adult learning theories, assumes responsibility for implementing accreditation criteria for selected educational activities.  
Serves as clinical/organizational liaison to identified organizations as requested.
Keeps abreast of current clinical issues and research for continuing professional development, and integrates relevant findings and information as applicable for program development.
Performs other duties as required. 

 

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS

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 resource for staff colleagues.  Promote positive work environment for all staff and effectively collaborate with leadership team. 

 

SUPERVISION

Works independently under the guidance of the Senior Director of Learning Development. Receives guidance on clarification and interpretation of policies of the organization.  Work is occasionally reviewed while in progress and/or upon completion.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Master’s degree in nursing and relevant graduate degree required.
Current, unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse.
Experience as a Clinical Educator/Clinical Nurse Specialist and/or Nurse Planner highly desirable
At least ten years of recent clinical experience in obstetric or neonatal nursing (both highly desirable).   
Experience in quality improvement activities strongly preferred.  
Demonstrated experience in project management.
Experience in innovative educational program design, implementation and evaluation in an association setting highly desirable.

Demonstrated ability to be flexible and manage multiple priorities often under tight timelines.
Highly effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated skill with attention to detail, quality and accuracy of output.
Demonstrated computer skills required, preferably using Microsoft Office Suites 
applications. 

 

REMOTE ELIGIBILITY: This position is eligible for telecommuting and will be required to adhere to AWHONN’s Telecommuter Policy. This individual will be expected to travel to AWHONN headquarters in Washington, DC annually and more frequently as necessary for business purposes. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

 

DIRECTOR, AWHONN ACCREDITATION UNIT


REPORTS TO: VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATION AND CLINICAL SOLUTIONS

DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION AND CLINICAL SOLUTIONS
EXEMPTION: EXEMPT

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of the AWHONN Accreditation Unit functions as the Lead Nurse Planner for the organization. Carries out leadership roles and functions of the AWHONN Provider Unit and provides mentorship and direction for the AWHONN Nurse Planners. Provides leadership for program development and actively cultivates a culture of inquiry, innovation and creativity for the AWHONN Annual Convention. Assures the AWHONN Provider Unit has the structural capacity to achieve educational strategic goals. 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead Nurse Planner: Provider Unit/Approver Unit
With the Vice President of Education and Clinical Solutions, provide strategic vision for educational content development. 
Serve as the primary CNE resource of the organization, and serves as the Lead Nurse Planner for the AWHONN Provider Unit
Responsible for orientation of new Nurse Planners to the AWHONN Provider Unit
Own the Provider Unit relationship with licensing bodies: (Examples: ANCC, IBCLC, ACNM, etc). 
Oversee review and approval of learning assets for continuing nursing education credit.
Provide continuing education consulting and promote continuing education offerings through direct conversations and surveys with members.
Implement quality improvement measures as necessary to enhance educational program processes and member satisfaction.
Oversee the maintenance of continuing education listings in online catalogs and contribute design recommendations to new learning and event management tools.
Conduct environmental scans of programming content of other healthcare associations, and collaborate with internal stakeholders for member value proposition planning
Drive toward enhancing and elevating Continuing Education program metrics and track metrics for quarterly and annual Board of Directors reporting.
Responsible for department budget(s) as assigned
Actively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to evaluate AWHONN content libraries on an annual basis with the AWHONN Provider Unit

 

AWHONN Annual Convention Program 
Oversee Annual Convention educational program development (including assistance in selection of Program Committee) in collaboration with Meetings and Conventions Team
Oversee the strategy and planning of the meeting, by working closely with the Program Committee in developing and implementing the organization’s meeting program.
Work collaboratively with AWHONN Meetings Team to ensure an educational model and to create dynamic event experiences that attract and participants.
Serve as Program leader collaborating with communications, membership, and education to develop and implement event growth and retention strategies for the Annual Convention.
Oversee all aspects of the online abstract submission, selection and presentation process (communication with abstract submitters, general and senior reviewers, oral and poster presenters; committee; vendor setup and management; timeline and schedule planning; troubleshooting, etc.).
Function as main liaison with AWHONN’s journal publisher on all aspects related to the abstract publication process (timely transmittal of electronic files, copyediting process, etc.).
Develop and oversee program schedule and calendar with the AWHONN Meetings Team, and communicate milestones and deadlines to AWHONN staff and Program committee members.
Develop weekly, monthly, and annual abstract performance and progress reports, including progress on achieving meeting strategic goals.

 

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS

Provide ongoing professional mentoring, assist in their expansion of learning, provide tools to help build knowledge, skills, and growth capacity.  Serve as 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 upon completion.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Registered Nurse with a Master’s degree; either bachelor or graduate degree must be in nursing
Nurse Planner experience required, including clinical and/or adult education experience
Specialty certification in Nursing Professional Development strongly preferred.
Demonstrated history of working independently and creatively.
Experience in contracts and negotiation desired. 
Demonstrated complex problem-solving skills, including interdisciplinary and team-based approaches.
Demonstrated skill in supporting clients (internal and external) in a highly professional manner. 
Highly effective verbal, written, communication and interpersonal skills
Highly developed coordination and management skills with multiple projects and timelines.

 

REMOTE ELIGIBILITY: This position is not eligible for telecommuting and is based in Washington, DC. This position may be eligible for work from home hours, and will be required to adhere to AWHONN’s Work from Home Policy 

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

 

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.

 

 

EDUCATION SERVICES SUPPORT SPECIALIST


REPORTS TO: SR. MANAGER, EDUCATION OPERATIONS

DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION AND CLINICAL SOLUTIONS
EXEMPTION: EXEMPT

POSITION SUMMARY

This position works closely with the Learning Management and Clinical Education teams to structure and organize content ensuring an optimal user experience for internal and external customers. Serves as the business point of contact for technical problem resolution and training communication for users and business partners. Solves complex problems, taking a new perspective using existing solutions.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Respond to AWHONN website and Online Learning Center customer inquiries to include
    responding to live chat requests, emails and phone call inquires on a daily basis.
  • Work closely with AWHONN departments to identify product support needs.
  • Work collaboratively with Senior Manager, Education Operations and external LMS support
    vendor to identify and resolve any discrepancies, which cannot be resolved locally.
  • Maintain external databases of existing product offerings in the Online Learning Center.
  • Upload and configure new product offerings on the Online Learning Center.
  • Update existing product offerings in the course catalog as needed.
  • Retire and archive product offerings as needed. Update external databases to reflect update.
  • Maintain external library of Online Learning Center products and backup on a weekly basis.
  • Participate in conference calls and meetings with hospital and other group users in order to
    provide an overview of using the online learning center and answering any questions.
  • Assist members, non‐members and institution members with accessing CNE/CME certificates.
  • Provide superior customer service to AWHONN members, customers, vendors, and staff.
  • Complete other activities as assigned and/or delegated
  • ANCC Provider Unit/Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) Support
  • Manages, coordinates, tracks, and facilitates CNE processing and recordkeeping in collaboration
    with nurse planners and program specialists.
  • Coordinates maintenance of CNE accreditation through development of annual reports, and
    assists in the preparation for reaccreditation and ongoing appraisal of compliance with
    accrediting agency requirements.
  • Serve as resource to staff on CNE requirements and updates.
  • Complete other activities as assigned and/or delegated

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS

Provide ongoing 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 Senior Manager, Education Programs. Receives guidance on clarification and interpretation of policies of the organization as necessary. Work is occasionally reviewed while in progress and upon completion.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Associates degree or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • At least 3‐5 years’ experience working in a customer service environment; 3 plus years of
    administrative and project coordination experience highly desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated skill at maintaining a high level of confidentiality, tact, diplomacy and
    professionalism.
  • Demonstrated advance skill and experience using MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Experience with an online Learning Management System required.
  • Demonstrated skillfulness with attention to detail, quality and accuracy of output.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible, manage multiple and competing priorities and
    deadlines.
  • Must be able to exercise independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated real‐time critical thinking/problem solving and analytical skills.

REMOTE ELIGIBILITY: This position is eligible for telecommuting and will be required to adhere to AWHONN’s Telecommuter Policy. This individual may be requested to travel to AWHONN headquarters in Washington, DC annually and more frequently as necessary for business purposes.

HOW TO APPLY

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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