ACNM seeks a hands-on dynamic midwife with experience leading projects, leading staff and building strong partnerships internally and externally to assume an important leadership role within ACNM. We seek a midwife who has knowledge of ACNM and its members and a vision to expand professional development education and midwifery services to our members. The position is full-time and based on-ground at the ACNM National Office in Silver Spring, MD.
The MPEGO Director position is multifaceted in its approach to providing leadership, clinical expertise, and administration support within three areas – Midwifery Practice, Education and Global – to the CEO and ACNM National Office, the Board of Directors and the organizational membership. The Director is a CNM/CM designated midwife by education, certification, licensure and practice. The Director supports the mission and values of the organization, is the clinical/technical representative for ACNM members and staff, prepares reports and member communications to advise on midwifery research, position statements and endorsements, administers MPEGO projects including professional development education and domestic/ global grant project management, seeks partnership and funding opportunities for the organization, and advocates on behalf of midwives and those they serve.
Works closely and collaboratively with the CEO and Director of Government Affairs to advise on midwifery practice, collaborate on policy and practice issues, and coordinate visits with various government entities and partner organizations.
Develops on-ground and online education programs to serve midwifery practitioners and consumers, including insight into programs offered at the annual conference.
Serves as a liaison to divisions of the ACNM volunteer leadership structure, in particular the Division of Advancement of Midwifery and the Division of Research.
Collaborates/assists in midwifery/clinical advisement, development, distribution and presentation of membership resources for midwives.
Fields midwifery practice questions from members and the public and works closely with the communications team to advise on such matters.
Presents and represents ACNM at various partner meetings including those with groups such as Health Resources and Services Administration, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Partnership for Women and Families, Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses, and National Council on Sexual Health.
The successful candidate will be a participative manager with excellent communications skills and a deep knowledge of midwifery practice, opportunities and challenges in the United States and globally.
ACNM is EEOC compliant. A diverse pool of candidates is being sought.
A COVER LETTER AND RESUME IS REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. SUBMIT BY MARCH 28, 2019 FOR CONSIDERATION.
Close Supervision- The incumbent is assigned duties according to specified procedures and receives detailed instructions. Work is checked frequently.
___ Supervision- The incumbent performs a variety of routine work within established policies and procedures and receives detailed instructions on new projects and assignments.
_X_ General supervision- The incumbent normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work and receives general instructions on new assignments.
_X_ Direction: The incumbent establishes methods and procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives and receives guidance in terms of broad goals. Only the final results of work are typically reviewed.
_X__ General Direction: The incumbent exercises wide latitude in determining some objectives and approaches to critical assignments.
As the lead administrator for midwifery practice, education and global outreach, this role will supervise the Director of Global Outreach; Associate Director of Business and Project Management; Special Projects Technical Advisor; MPEGO Coordinator; and the Meetings & Online Education Specialist.
Essential Job Duties:
Leads the midwifery practice, education and global outreach aspects of the ACNM.
Contributes substantially to the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of strategic plans and professional resources of ACNM pertinent to midwifery practice, education and global outreach.
Develops and manages projects associated with activities funded by domestic grants to ACNM.
Develops and manages personnel, including staff, consultants and volunteers, pertinent to the MPEGO Department.
Manages and prioritizes multiple concurrent projects and tasks.
Develops and implements budgets, including grant funding from federal and private sources.
Represents or directs the representation of ACNM before stakeholder organizations in midwifery and the health of women and newborns.
Searches for and develops grant opportunities appropriate to ACNM in global and domestic spheres.
Professional Practice Resources
Coordinates the availability of a variety of resources for individual members, including:
Programs and services offering timely and accurate advocacy for and assistance with the practice of midwifery.
Updates of professional practice resource materials in collaboration with the ACNM volunteer structure.
Global Outreach Initiatives
Provides general oversight to the strategy, management and execution of ACNM global outreach activities.
Accountable to the CEO to ensure the effective and sustainable conduct of ACNM global outreach activities, consistent and compliant with best practices, applicable laws and contract agreements with federally and privately funded prime contractors, staff and consultants.
Provides departmental resources to collect data and information about trends in graduate and health professional education useful for planning basic midwifery education, continuing professional development, and workforce development.
Oversees the administrative operations of ACNM’s Continuing Education (CE) approval process.
In partnership with various stakeholders, supports the quality of ACNM continuing education programs, continuous competency assessment programs, and other education-related initiatives.
Internal and External Knowledge and Information Resource
Monitors and reports key issues and trends related to midwifery practice, education and global issues and shares this knowledge throughout ACNM. Serves as a resource on research and data on priority professional practice and education issues and related national trends.
Oversees the professional content of publications and products produced by the ACNM national office (except the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health).
Assists ACNM advocacy, communications and marketing functions to ensure accurate and appropriate representation of midwifery in materials published for internal and external audiences.
Serves as liaison to the Board of Directors and selected Divisions and Committees focused on professional practice and education issues.
Directly supervise employees in the MPEGO department. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and providing professional development opportunities, planning and allocating work assignments, and evaluating performance. Provide oversight of outsourced activities of the department.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience and Education
Minimum 8 years relevant professional experience in Midwifery preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience in clinical practice and research, leadership and management, and professional advocacy and representation.
CNM or CM with master’s degree required. Previous experience must demonstrate a commitment to women’s health and an ability to effectively present and advocate for midwifery and its interests before and within a variety of stakeholders.
Project management and project planning.
Demonstrate strong skills in the following areas: analytical thinking, strong verbal and communications skills appropriate to a range of audiences.
Previous/current involvement with ACNM such as membership and attendance at ACNM events.
Budget development and tracking.
Grant business development, writing and grant management.
Working effectively with volunteer leaders.
Supervision of staff members.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively in a team environment is required.
Qualities of integrity and credibility.
Certificate, Licenses, Registration
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) or Certified Midwife (CM) required.
Writing, Language, Communication, and Presentation Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write white papers, articles, informational resources, speeches and other communications. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or Boards of Directors.
Internal Number: MPEGO-001
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