Hiring: Outreach and Development Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Outreach and Development Coordinator

HOW TO APPLY: Please read the complete job description and email your cover letter and resume as PDF attachments to jobs@birthingway.edu. Your email must have the subject “Applicant for Outreach and Development Coordinator.” In your letter, please address what drew you to this posting, why you think Birthingway is a good fit for you, and how this position fits with your career goals.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:00pm on Monday, September 7th.

INSTITUTION: Birthingway College of Midwifery, a 501(c)(3) non-profit private college
WEBSITE: birthingway.edu
HOURS: 25 hours per week
SALARY: $17 – $25 per hour, DOE
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, Tuition Waiver, Paid Time Off
LOCATION: Outer SE Portland

Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience with design layout and design computer programs
  • Background in outreach, marketing/advertising, and grant writing
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Experience using social media
  • Experience with event planning
  • Able to communicate fluently in the English language
  • Able to alphabetize files and documents
  • Able to use computer systems, including basic knowledge of internet and office software
  • Able to write in a clear, organized manner, with accurate conventions and appropriate layout
  • Able to create excellent organizational systems
  • Able to work effectively on complex projects with numerous interruptions
  • Able to prioritize tasks and see projects through from beginning to end
  • Able to work both autonomously and with direct supervision
  • Able to acknowledge evaluation and respond appropriately
  • Able to analyze and synthesize information, solve problems, and reach a decision in a timely manner
  • Able to function effectively under stress, to adapt to changing environments and situations, to display flexibility, and to function in the face of uncertainty.
  • Able to interact with students, faculty, fellow staff, and the public with sensitivity, clarity, and efficiency
  • Able to communicate clearly and extensively in writing, by telephone, by e-mail, and in person. Communication skills are very important, as you will be working with and in the greater community on many different levels
  • Willing and able to work in a multivocal setting
  • Willing and able to learn and utilize Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
  • Willing and able to learn and communicate the Biodynamic Model of care
  • Able to ask and learn

Physical Demands
Based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s classification of Physical Demands, this position is primarily a sedentary one. Computer use is required and job holder must be able to type accurately and see the computer screen. Additionally, phone and in-person communication occurs daily and both speaking and hearing ability are necessary. Certain obligations for the OC do require light work as described by the US Dept. of Labor- such as lifting boxes of marketing materials and tables for events (“exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently”). Job holder must also be able to access travel arrangements to attend events.

Environmental Conditions
Job holder will not be exposed to extreme environmental conditions. The demands of this job are primarily intellectual and interpersonal.


  • Work 25 hours per week with expectations of work in the office, as well as attending outreach events. This may include attending fairs, events, workshops, meetings, and various community events on week days, and occasional weekends and evenings.
  • Oversee fundraising/donor data base development.
  • Coordinate fundraising activities.
  • Assist with student recruitment events.
  • Create and update printed outreach and development materials.
  • Maintain and update an Outreach and Development Plan that incorporates goals from the overall College Strategic Plan.
  • Create annual budget for outreach and development, including college-wide events.
  • Develop new outreach and development strategies, including outreach events, fundraisers, new merchandise, ideas for the website, and ways to connect with resources to broaden awareness of what our graduates do and what Birthingway’s programs are all about.
  • Maintain an events spreadsheet, with goals and intentions, dates, costs, attendance, staffing requirements, etc.
  • Maintain a working familiarity with all programs offered at Birthingway.
  • Coordinate the volunteer program, including recruitment, orientation, scheduling, and utilization.
  • Update Birthingway College social media frequently, including Facebook, Twitter, Instragram, etc.
  • Coordinate with Birthingway Breastfeeding Center Staff re: social media outreach
  • Coordinate, develop, create, and manage Birthingways, the College’s quarterly newsletter. Collect submissions and develop stories for publication.
  • Oversee the E-Newsletter, emailed three times a year (between newsletter publications).
  • Work with Program Coordinators to organize program-specific recruitment events, including monthly tours and the “So You Want to Be” events.
  • Take pictures and document events at Birthingway for possible outreach use.
  • Create system for utilizing photos and videos, including photo releases and permission verification.
  • Oversee Birthingway’s merchandise. This includes getting quotes, updating designs, selecting items, communicating with companies regarding merchandise, communicating with community about placing orders, and executing/filling those orders. Items that have been ordered in the past include: t-shirts, bumper stickers, totes, mugs, and cards.
  • Update fliers, brochures, and other printed materials. Track printed material inventory.
  • Organize, design and place ads in various publications.
  • Spearhead the Plant Sale annual fundraising event. Responsible for all activities associated with this event, including coordinating with the Board of Directors.
  • Present Outreach and Development Plan to the Board of Directors at March Board Meeting
  • Event tabling: attend events or organize Birthingway volunteers to attend.
  • Check in with the President regularly.
  • Provide feedback to President on policies and procedures, budget needs, etc.
  • Attend and take on roles in staff meetings and other meetings as needed or requested.
  • Participate in the creation, review, and updating of policy and procedure using the multivocal process.
  • Create and update job manual regularly.
  • Write monthly reports of accomplishments for circulation among staff.
  • Participate in trainings on NVC, professional development opportunities, and other topics as assigned.
  • Read routed documents in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned by College President.

Birthingway does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, race, color, marital status, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status in employment decisions, admissions or other college activities.

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Registration Details:

Tuesday, September 1st, 5pm-9pm
Located at
Birthingway College of Midwifery (Google Maps)
12113 SE Foster Road
Portland, Oregon 97266

At no cost to you.

A great opportunity for prospective Lactation Consultants to learn about the training and lifestyle of LCs. We will discuss the various IBLCE pathway routes and share stories from students and practicing professionals.

Blair McMillan

Blair McMillanHello, my name is Blair and I am passionate about pregnancy and birth. I believe that all women deserve to have a positive and empowering birth experience and will to do my best in helping you accomplish this. You can count on me to be compassionate, reliable and supportive. I believe in you and your ability to bring your baby safely into the world. You can rest assured knowing that I will be there to help you through the process.

I feel strongly that ensuring a woman in labor feels safe and supported contributes to a positive birth experience. You can count on me to support you in your decision making throughout your entire birth experience. I will hold space for you and work to ensure your birthing environment is kept to your ideals.

With my service you will receive:

  • 1-2 Prenatal appointments
  • Text/email/phone correspondence for questions or concerns
  • On call service starting 2 weeks before your due date, through the birth of your child
  • Continuous labor support
  • 1-2 Postpartum appointments

Phone: 503-880-0757
Email: blair.mcmillan@birthingway.edu

Claire Wilde

Claire WildeHello, and thank you so much for visiting! I am so excited that you’re considering having a labor doula at your birth.

As your labor doula, I will do everything I can to support you emotionally, physically, and informationally before, during, and after your birth. When we meet for the first time, we will focus on your vision for your birth experience; I know this will be one of the most important episodes of your life, and I want you to come away feeling strong, beautiful, empowered, and confident. The decisions you make during this time will among be your first parenting decisions, and it is impossible for them to be “wrong” as long as you feel that they are right for you!* My role is to support you as you make them according to the biodynamic model. This means I intend to protect and help facilitate the beautiful flow and balance of hormones that characterize the pregnancy, labor, and postpartum periods, while also individualizing my assistance to your personal goals and visions for your birth.

In our prenatal visits, I will support you in creating a plan that outlines these goals and visions. If you prefer to approach the birth without a plan, that’s wonderful too. In either case, we will talk about how to hold space for what you imagine while being flexible enough to flow gracefully with whatever happens. We will talk about how you’re feeling physically and emotionally as the birth approaches, and cover a variety of ways to maximize your wellbeing and comfort before, during, and after you deliver your baby.

I am a Portland native, and am so grateful that I get to call this beautiful part of the world home.  I fell in love with birth work after attending the birth of my nephew and studying women’s health as a Gender Studies major in college. When I’m not doula-ing, I work as studio manager at Sellwood Yoga, where I practice regularly, teach yoga for children and families, and am preparing to begin my teacher training. I live in the Sellwood neighborhood with my wife, dog, and two cats, and in my free time I love reading, writing, hiking, and being silly with my five nieces and nephews.

*As far as I’m concerned, choosing to parent, place a child for adoption, or terminate a pregnancy all constitute wise, loving, and courageous parenting decisions. I am happy to discuss any options you may be considering, and I support and celebrate all family constellations, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or partnership status.

Serving the greater Portland area and surroundings.

Services include:

  • 1-3 prenatal visits, depending on when we connect with one another
  • On-call availability two weeks before and after your estimated due date
  • Continuous labor support until 1-2 hours postpartum
  • 1-2 postpartum visits
  • Spanish language skills

Contact Info:

Website coming soon!


Taryn Ackelson

TarynAckelsonTaryn is a certified postpartum doula, completing classes at Birthingway College of Midwifery to be eligible to sit for the IBCLC board exam in 2016.

Taryn is a devoted mother of two. Her childbirth experiences inspired a desire to work with families, helping to build support for new parents through the prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum periods. Itʼs her hope to share education, awareness, and resources that strengthen and enrich the parenting experience. Taryn is dedicated to caring for mothers, infants, and families after birth – nourishing the heart, soul, and body of clients.

Taryn has started Moonshadow Postpartum Care, a full service doula cooperative, to provide education and care throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. Services include: postpartum doula support, prenatal childbirth education and breastfeeding classes, lactation counseling, and sibling support for births and the first 12 weeks postpartum.

Website: www.moonshadowpostpartumcare.com
Phone: 503-680-5556
Email: moonshadowdoula@gmail.com

Summer Library Hours

Summer Library Hours
July 6- Sept. 16
**Closed July27-Aug. 31**

Monday : Closed
Tuesday : 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: Closed

Books and renewable items due on or after July 27, 2015 will be renewed through Sept. 2.
Please remember that DVDs and Videos cannot be renewed and should be returned by July 23.

Lactation Tuition Waiver Program

Students must show both enthusiasm for lactation consultation work and the ability to bring this work back to their specific communities.

This tuition waiver covers half of the tuition, registration, and technology fees for each term they are registered to take courses. Recipients are required to purchase necessary texts, course-packs and equipment, and to pay other required fees (including lab fees), and late registration fees if enrolling after the registration deadline.

There will be one designated tuition waiver opportunity within the four-class series.

Birthingway strives to provide diversity and multi-vocal trainings by not being redundant in our awards of tuition waivers. Applications are evaluated based on the population they are planning to work with, and the level of need in that under-served community/population.

Students currently enrolled in the Lactation or Midwifery Program will not be considered for the tuition waiver.