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Volunteer Opportunities

ACME seeks to have diverse representation on all of its volunteer Boards and encourages members of the Midwives of Color, CMs, Men, Veterans,  LGBTQIA2S+, other historically underrepresented groups and individuals to apply. In addition, we like to diversify by location and also seek qualified applicants living in West, Midwest and rural areas to apply. And, ALL eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. ACME is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and volunteers.

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 interview, review and appoint all positions. Please submit entire application in one email to the attention of Heather L. Maurer, MA, Executive Director for ACME, [email protected]

Current Volunteer Opportunities include (see below for details): 
--ACME Board of Commissioners, (position starts in May 2020)

ACME Board of Commissioners (BOC), 
ACME is seeking applicants to join the ACME Board of Commissioners.  

Qualifications
1) An active member of ACNM or Associate Level
2) Leadership ability
3) Knowledge of ACNM and ACME’s organization, philosophy, purpose, function, and documents
4) Shall have financial acumen and experience
5) May not hold membership on the ACNM BOD, committee or commission during the tenure as treasurer
6) May not hold a position in another organization that might create even the appearance of a conflict of interest. ie. AMCB

Specific Conflict of Interest Policy for the BOC


Conflict with Other Activities:  During the term of appointment, BOC members may not also serve as:



  1. A member of the ACNM BOD (Note: the ACNM BOD liaison serves as an ex-officio member to the BOC)
  2. Chair of an ACNM Committee, Division or Section
  3. A member of any AMCB board or committee
  4. A member of the ACME BOR
  5. An employee of ACNM
  6. May not hold a position in another organization that might create even the appearance of a conflict of interest
  7. A member of the A.C.N.M. Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees
  8. A consultant to an education program in the preparation for pre/accreditation by ACME





Specific Responsibilities of the BOC



Policies: The BOC sets the policies and carries out the responsibilities of ACME



Voice and Vote: All BOC members shall have voice and vote



Integrity: The BOC members shall maintain confidentiality and the integrity of all aspects of the accreditation processes


Establishing a Quorum and Voting" A quorum shall consist of 2/3 of the voting membership of the BOC. Policy decisions are reached by a majority vote of members present at meetings, once a quorum has been reached. During the intervals between meetings, necessary votes on policy changes may be taken via email, conference call, or other written means. In the case of an email, conference call, or written vote, a decision will be reached by a majority vote of those responding, once at least 2/3 of the voting membership of the Board has responded. In the case of votes taken between meetings, all reasonable effort shall be made to notify members of the proposed policy change, to give adequate rationale for the change, to allow adequate time for discussion/comment from members and adequate time to respond with a vote.






The BOC seeks members that meet a variety of criteria including, but not limited to, familiarity to the accreditation process, finance experience, commitment to quality improvement processes, integrity of character, leadership qualities, ability to critically assess and discuss issues, and willingness and availability to commit the time necessary to perform as a commissioner. Applicants are encouraged to address the above qualities and criteria in their curriculum vitae and letter of inquiry and to encourage those writing letters of reference to address the same.

Term: 3 years 

To Apply:

Please submit current curriculum vitae, a letter of inquiry, and two letters of reference. Letters of reference may not be from ACME volunteers (BOC, BOR, Site Visitor Panel and Advisory Committee) and staff. Materials are reviewed for the above-stated qualifications. Applicants are encouraged to address the above qualities and criteria in their curriculum vitae and letter of inquiry and to encourage those writing letters of reference to address the same. ACME BOC will reach out to schedule a brief interview with all candidates and the final selection will be made by the members of the BOC.

To apply please submit all required documents in one package to the attention of Heather L. Maurer, MA, Executive Director, ACME, [email protected]. www.midwife.org/acme








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