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Volunteer Opportunities

ACME is supported by a national pool of volunteers made up of midwives, midwifery education professionals, and members of the public ensuring that midwifery programs are evaluated by their peers. ACME volunteers play a critical role in the midwifery education accreditation process. In return for their donation of time and expertise, volunteers receive the opportunity to learn from their colleagues, gain a broader understanding of the midwifery education environment, and contribute to continuous improvement in the midwifery education accreditation system. Volunteers receive no honorarium or other forms of compensation; however, they are provided reimbursed for the travel expenses they incur and a daily per diem to offset food expenses in compliance with the ACME Policies and Procedures Manual.

The application process for all opportunities: Please send in a current curriculum vitae (CV), letter of inquiry or cover letter detailing experience and qualifications, and two letters of recommendation. Letters of reference may not be from ACME volunteers (Board of Commissioners, Board of Review, Site Visitor Panel and ACME Advisory Committee) and staff. The Board of Commissioners will appoint all positions.

Deadline for Applications July 30, 2019.

Current Volunteer Opportunities include: 

ACME Board of Review (BOR) Member, Public Member

The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education seeks a Public Member for the Board of Review (BOR). The BOR is the unit within ACME whose responsibility is the evaluation of nurse-midwifery/midwifery education programs for the purpose of granting pre/accreditation status, and monitoring the programs’ continued compliance with pre/accreditation standards and criteria. The BOR is committed to the consistent application and enforcement of ACME criteria. 

This position must be filled by an applicant who is not a midwife or receives any monetary compensation from midwifery.  For complete details please see ACME BOR Public Member Announcement.

ACME Board of Commissioners (BOC), Commissioner

The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) seeks a commissioner to serve on its Board of Commissioners (BOC). The BOC is the ACME governing board which plans, implements, and evaluates the accreditation process for programs offering midwifery education. Specifically, the BOC develops, approves, implements, and evaluates the pre/accreditation criteria; establishes the policies and procedures for pre/accreditation of midwifery education programs; administers, reviews and evaluates the accreditation process; and publishes and disseminates information regarding the accreditation process and accredited programs. The BOC meets monthly by conference call and as needed.

For complete details please see the ACME BOC Announcement. 

For more information about these opportunities, please contact Heather L. Maurer, Executive Director, Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, 240.485.1803, [email protected]

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