Volunteer OpportunitiesVolunteering is one way to make a real difference! From helping your local community to bettering conditions across the globe, you can positively impact people by offering your time and creativity to ACNM's cause. Gain new experiences and insights, make meaningful connections, and build essential career skills by giving back to others. The American College of Nurse-Midwives is unique in that we provide all interested volunteers with a wide range of opportunities and positions. Apply for one of our open volunteer positions today!
New AIM CCI maternal safety bundle, Co-Morbid ConditionsACNM and the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health/Community Care Initiative (AIM CCI) are seeking a volunteer who is a subject expert in gestational diabetes, hypertension, and overweight. This person will be instrumental in developing the new AIM Bundle.
Description of work:
Each workgroup meets once/month for 1.5 hours over 4 months. Some additional time will be required to review documents between meetings (most likely no more than 1 hour of time so plan for 2.5 hours/month of work time). Workgroups are comprised of subject matter experts, members of the National Maternal Safety Committee, and representatives from our pilot site lead organizations.
Co-Morbidity: July 27, August 31, September 28, October 26
Each meeting will be from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
You must be able to attend all of the workgroups in order to participate. The internal team and consultants will create a list of exemplar elements to kick off the conversations at workgroups. They will ask for group discussion and feedback related to the elements. Elements should be actionable, achievable, and do-able. The team does not want to be prescriptive nor too aspirational, but to put forth best practices and recognize while challenging, they are necessary steps to make equitable change. The goal is to have a bundle with 8-12 elements.
Once the draft elements are put together, the Metrics Committee will look at evidence-based measures that are supported by the literature. The bundle will then be tested by pilot sites prior to rolling-out to the public.
The application deadline is July 14, 2022. If interested, please submit a CV along with the application. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
School Policies & Processes Taskforce (Subgroup of Racism in Midwifery Education Taskforce)
The School Policies & Processes Subgroup of the Racism in Midwivery Education Taskforce is seeking additional committee members. The goal of this subgroup is to develop an action plan that will target school policies related to equitable and inclusive admission processes.
The application deadline is July 11, 2022. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
Committee Members: The Affiliate Development and Support CommitteeThe Affiliate Development and Support (AD&S) Committee seeks 4 to 5 new members. We seek committee members who can serve three-year terms, attend monthly meetings, and support or manage special projects and ongoing tasks. Committee members can choose their areas of interest and we can accommodate most schedules and time commitments. To best serve the diverse needs of the affiliates we are specifically seeking members of color, student CNMs and CMs, TGNC members, and members from regions I, IV, V, and VI.
The AD&S Committee's role is to support and strengthen ACNM Affiliates in many areas including: governance and management; advocacy and coalition building; professional development; advancing antiracism; and consumer/member engagement.
Key AD&S Committee Activities
- Conduct the annual Affiliate Leader Workshop at Annual Meeting
- Provide materials and trainings in basic governance and management of an Affiliate
- Advance and equity agenda and increase diversity and belonging
- Support onboarding of new affiliate leaders
- Provide professional development opportunities for members
Board Member: Midwives PAC, ACNM's Political Action CommitteeThe fabulous Midwives PAC is seeking two new board members! The Midwives PAC is the fundraising arm of the ACNM Advocacy division. This volunteer position offers the opportunity to learn about advocacy at the national level. The Midwives PAC is a working committee that plans the Midwives PAC Rally and auction at ACNM’s Annual Meeting and continues fundraising efforts throughout the year. The money we raise is donated to the campaigns of federal legislators, enabling them to support national policies that make midwifery care more accessible throughout the US. The Midwives-PAC is committed to diversity and inclusion within our committee. Our advocacy efforts include the diversification of the midwifery profession and the closing of racial disparities in maternal and neonatal health outcomes. We are looking for energetic and creative midwives committed to amplifying midwives’ voices in Washington DC.
Qualifications of Members
- Member of the ACNM in good standing, with the majority of members being active members of the ACNM
- Able to participate in committee activities, including checking and responding to email communication daily as needed (except for extenuating circumstances)
- Previous and current donor of the Midwives-PAC
- Agrees to a pledge of confidentiality and conflict of interest
- Knowledge and interest in the political and policy activities of ACNM
- Skills in organizational management
- Able to attend and serve as needed during the Annual Meeting at least every other year (except for extenuating circumstances). A member who does not attend the Annual Meeting for two consecutive years may be dropped from committee membership.
- Able to participate in at least half of the monthly to quarterly conference calls. A member who cannot participate in at least half may be dropped from committee membership at the discretion of the Chair.
- Assist with the promotion, solicitation, facilitation, receipt, and accumulation of voluntary contributions from members of the ACNM or others who may be legally solicited, as well as assist with the distribution of funds.
- Identify fundraising strategies to meet the target contribution goals of the Midwives-PAC.
- Become familiar with the rules and regulations governing political action committees, primarily through an orientation/review at the Annual Meeting and through the FEC.
- Educate CNMs, CMs, midwifery students, and other supporters of the profession about the political process and encourage their participation and contributions to the Midwives-PAC through outreach and advocacy efforts.
- Take responsibility for recruitment and retention of prior donors, especially those at donor club participation level.
- Identify prospective donor club level participants among ACNM members.
- Serve as resources for local affiliates for state legislative advocacy, and assist with the development and management of state PACs as needed.
- Serve and attend meetings and events as needed during the Annual Meeting. Each committee member will staff the Midwives-PAC/GAC booth for the purposes of fundraising and ACNM member education on the Midwives-PAC.
- Mentor potential future committee members in fundraising and PAC acumen and management.
- Contribute to the Midwives-PAC on an annual basis.
Division of Membership & Publications - Membership & Marketing Committee Members
ACNM Division of Membership & Publications is seeking candidates for members of the Membership & Marketing Committee. Members of the Membership & Marketing Committee work with the Chair and ACNM staff to fulfill the committee charges.
- Work with ACNM Membership and Marketing Director to create and implement a membership strategic plan
- Gather data to assess member satisfaction and needs
- Help establish membership needs and priorities
- Set goals for membership expansion
- Review programs for effectiveness
- Enhance or eliminate current programs; and/or
- Develop and implement new programs to achieve these goals.
- Assist the National Office in Branding ACNM as a key resource for reproductive healthcare, and in marketing functions that promote midwifery to various audiences
- Support ACNM in finding innovative marketing opportunities within the midwifery community and the patient population at large to further the goals of the organization and the profession.
- Member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives in good standing
- Able to participate in regular virtual committee and/or subcommittee activities
- Midwives with varied backgrounds and clinical expertise in different settings are encouraged to apply. Student and associate members welcome.
Chair, Division for the Advancement of Midwifery
The purpose of the Division of Advancement of Midwifery (DAM) is to expand midwifery care to all women through all practice modalieies, independent midwifery practice, workforce expansion, and education of both the public and more formally of the profession to ensure both quality improvement and interprofessional initiatives. It includes two subdivisions: Practice Advancement and Education Advancement.
Practice Advancement Subdivision
Home & Birth Center Committee
Clinical Practice and Health Care Systems Committee
Professional Liability Committee
Quality & Safety Committee
Education Advancement Subdivision
Committee for Advancement of Midwifery Education (CAME)
Clinical & Academic Educators Committee
Continuing Education Committee
Qualifications and Duties:
- Active membership in ACNM
- Able to carry out the responsibilities of the division, including oversight of committee activities and productivity
- Chairs meetings of the Division
- Serves as a member of the Volunteer Leadership Council
- Established and maintains Standard Rules of Procedures (SROPs) for the Division
- Reports quarterly to the ACNM Board of Directors and serves as a conduit to the Board of Directors for issues related to the work of the division and its committees
- Completes charges assigned by the Board of Directors
- Makes every effort to respond to ACNM members’ or related constituents’ inquiries within 5 working days, except when access to email/phone is limited. (e.g. vacation, global work etc.)