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Volunteer Opportunities

ACME seeks to have diverse representation on all of its Boards and encourages members of the LGBTQ2S, Midwives of Color, CMs, other identified diversity and those from West and Midwest/rural areas are particularly urged to apply. ALL eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. 

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 Review (BOR) Member, Public Member
ACME Board of Review (BOR) Member
ACME Board of Commissioners, Commissioner
ACME Board of Commissioners, Treasurer

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]

ACME Board of Commissioners (BOC), Commissioner & Treasurer
ACME is seeking applicants to join the ACME Board of Commissioners to serve as the Treasurer and as a Commissioner.

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


1) Treasurer of ACME
2) Working with the Executive Director and BOC Chair, review financial statements monthly
3) Working with the ACME Executive Director, presentation of financial statements to the BOC
4) Working with the ACME Executive Director, present ACME budget to BOC for approval

How to Apply:

Qualities & Experience:

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.

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].

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