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

How to Apply

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.

Current Positions

Reports to: Senior Director, Learning Development
Department: Education and Clinical Solutions
Exemption: Exempt

Position Summary

The Director, Clinical Program Development: Fetal Heart Monitoring Program and Member Education is a critical role that connects AWHONN content and services to members who are actively seeking online and classroom educational offerings. The position includes collaboration in and assisting to develop strategies with focus on identifying services and content to be used to meet the clinical education needs of members and customers. This individual has the ability to connect and collaborate with external and internal stakeholders, including education, technology, and marketing, to assure successful delivery and implementation of AWHONN online and classroom clinical education programs. This position is the clinical expert and leader for the AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Program. In conjunction with the Learning Development team, creates and executes strategies for continual review and enhancement of the AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring program and other member education offerings.

Duties & Responsibilities

Fetal Heart Monitoring Program
  • Leads Fetal Heart Monitoring Program content development, revision and evaluation
  • Collaborates with the Fetal Monitoring Program Operations team to include budget management, coordination with Instructors, technical writing and editing.
  • Manages ongoing evaluation of the overall quality and integrity of all Fetal Monitoring Program content and Instructor effectiveness, including site visits for real-time instructor evaluation.
  • Leads Instructor Trainer recruitment, and provides remediation and support for Fetal Heart Monitoring instructors
Member Online Education
  • Under the direction of the Senior Director for Learning Development, catalog existing and future online educational resources, including webinars into a comprehensive educational curriculum library
  • Work with necessary committees and leaders to identify, review, edit and update the content within the resource library when content changes, new programs/services are added and/or products are introduced
  • Monitor educational content in order to ensure online and classroom programs are up to date with the current content available, including the ongoing review of existing resources to identify if updates, edits or retirement are required
  • Facilitate and moderate educational webinars by collaborating with the Senior Project Manager for Learning Development to meet production timelines, working with subject matter experts, and assessing attendee feedback
  • In cooperation with AWHONN Online Education staff, ensure the resource library and applicable online components support strategic education initiatives
  • Ensure content consistency and quality through the use of online and classroom education best practices, templates and resources
  • Assist in writing, revising, and creating online and classroom learning activities and enduring educational materials in direct collaboration with subject matter experts and the online education team
Continuing Nursing Education
  • Participates in assessing clinical program needs of AWHONN members and groups to support 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 perinatal and newborn-related evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, implementation toolkits, and other products that may offer innovative strategies to institutions and group purchases
  • Maintains expertise in educational design and adult learning theories, assumes responsibility for implementing Accreditation Program criteria for selected educational activities.
  • Serves as clinical 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 and foster professional growth and development for the Manager of Clinical Program Development. 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.

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 periodically reviewed while in progress and/or upon completion. Will have one direct report: Manager, Clinical Program Development.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Master’s degree in nursing or equivalent and relevant graduate degree required.
  • Current, unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse.
  • Experience as a Clinical Educator.
  • Experience as a Nurse Planner highly desirable.
  • At least ten years of recent clinical experience in obstetric or neonatal nursing (both highly desirable).
  • Leadership and Management experience
  • Budget Development Oversight experience
  • Certification in Fetal Heart Monitoring required.
  • Experience as an AWHONN Fetal Monitoring Instructor required.
  • Experience as an AWHONN Fetal Monitoring Instructor Trainer highly desirable.
  • Experience in leading quality improvement projects is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Experience in innovative education 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.

This position is based in the Washington DC home office. Relocation support may be available. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Reports to: Director, Clinical Program Development
Department: Education and Clinical Solutions
Exemption: Exempt

Position Summary

The Manager, Clinical Program Development identifies and develops strategies that connect members, colleagues, and institution customers to AWHONN educational services and programs. This individual demonstrates abilities for linking 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 with the lead nurse planner.
  • Explore new opportunities within the AWHONN market sectors that have potential to increase revenue growth.
  • Assist in the creation of business cases for clinical education innovations, including cross-platform opportunities.
  • Develop product concept design options with the Education team.
Continuing Nursing Education
  • Participate in assessing clinical program needs of AWHONN members and groups to care for women and newborns.
  • Serve as a Nurse Planner and member of the AWHONN Provider Unit.
  • Participate in evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of AWHONN programs, products and services.
  • Offer 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.
  • Develops simulation-based education for live and enduring education material.
  • Identify and work with subject matter experts to review/produce AWHONN content.
  • 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.
Continuing Nursing Education
  • Participates in assessing clinical program needs of AWHONN members and groups to support 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 perinatal and newborn-related evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, implementation toolkits, and other products that may offer innovative strategies to institutions and group purchases
  • Maintains expertise in educational design and adult learning theories, assumes responsibility for implementing Accreditation Program criteria for selected educational activities.
  • Serves as clinical 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 Director of Clinical Program Development. Receives guidance on clarification and interpretation of policies of the organization. Work is periodically 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.
  • Maintain certification in specialty area.
  • Experience as a Clinical Educator/Clinical Nurse Specialist and/or Nurse Planner highly desirable
  • Five to ten years of recent clinical experience in obstetric or neonatal nursing (both highly desirable).
  • Experience in planning, implementing and evaluating quality improvement projects strongly preferred.
  • Experience in developing an orientation pathway.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Budget development experience preferred.
  • 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.

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. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Reports to: Vice President, 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.

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.

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.

Reports to: Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships & Publications
Department: Meetings, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships
Exemption: Non-Exempt

Position Summary

The Assistant Managing Editor (AME) provides 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 including social media. The AME also provides copywriting, copyediting, and proofreading support for AWHONN staff for organization documents and programs or services through cross-functional collaboration with marketing staff. The position also manages special projects as necessary. This position reports to the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & Publications.

Duties & Responsibilities

Content Management & Editing: Works independently across all publishing activities, including providing support for processing manuscripts, peer review, acquisition of copyrights and permissions, writing, copy editing, 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 editorial development projects for all organizational audiences, particularly nurses and consumers.
  • Supports scholarly editorial, peer review, copy 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 manuscript peer review and submission 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.

  • Supports the dissemination and promotion of all journals and magazine content and partnerships content across social media and other digital platforms, including creating and maintaining social media content calendars, using templates to create visual abstracts for journal articles, and social media management for partnerships projects as needed.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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 support for meeting preparation, mailings, file sharing, shipping, and other tasks as requested.

CONTACTS

Interfaces with others both within and outside the organization to manage responsibilities, obtain or clarify information, or provide information or facts. Interfaces with program and project teams and task forces to manage responsibilities. Contacts may be by phone, in person, or email and may require confidentiality.

Supervision

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

Qualifications & Requirements

  •  Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or journalism or equivalent experience; Master’s degree desirable.
  • Experience with online manuscript submission and peer-review systems (Editorial Manager preferred, ScholarOne, Evise, or similar system).
  • At least 1 to 2 years of scholarly content development and management, writing, copy editing, proofreading.
  • Experience with social media management and analytics reporting.
  • 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 knowledge of grammar, usage, spelling, and style guides (particularly APA style).
  • Organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects on asynchronous timelines, including strong ability to work to deadlines and to work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically.
  • 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.

This position is based in the Washington DC home office with possible occasional work from home days. Relocation support may be available. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Department: Executive Office
Exemption: Exempt

Position Summary

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.

Duties & Responsibilities

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 bandwidth.
  • 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.

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 knowledgeable resource for new and current staff. Promote positive work environment for all staff and effectively collaborate with leadership team.

Supervision

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

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Doctoral preparation in nursing (PhD, DNP, DrPH).
  • National certification in nursing strongly preferred (AONL, ANCC, NCC, etc.).
  • Ten (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 environments.
  • 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.