Hiring: Learning Resources Coordinator

Job Title: Learning Resources Coordinator (PDF Version)

Birthingway College of Midwifery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit college offering programs in the midwifery arts and sciences. We are looking for someone to work 40 hours per week to coordinate learning resources for our students and faculty. Job tasks will include obtaining copyright clearance for readings used in courses, coordinating models for skills courses, and ordering teaching supplies. This position will also include some front office duties, such as greeting visitors, answering phones, and completing opening and/or closing procedures as needed. Our ideal candidate is someone who thrives on creating systems and completing detail-oriented tasks. The person in this position will interact extensively with faculty, preceptors, students, and community members, so we are also looking for someone with excellent communication skills who is willing to learn and utilize Non-Violent Communication (NVC). Benefits will include health insurance, paid time off, tuition waivers, flexible scheduling, and a dynamic, relational work environment offering plenty of autonomy.

HOW TO APPLY: Please read the complete job description below and email your cover letter and resume as PDF attachments to asst@birthingway.edu. Your email must have the subject “Applicant for Learning Resources Coordinator.” In your cover letter, please address what drew you to this posting, why you think Birthingway is a good fit for you, and why you think you would be a good match for this position.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:00pm on Wednesday, May 18. We plan to start interviewing candidates the week of May 23rd and are looking for someone who is able to start on June 22.

TITLE: Learning Resources Coordinator
INSTITUTION: Birthingway College of Midwifery, a 501(c)(3) non-profit private college
WEBSITE: birthingway.edu
HOURS: 40 hours per week
COMPENSATION: $10-$12 per hour, DOE
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, Tuition Waiver, Paid Time Off
LOCATION: Outer SE Portland

Please contact Claire at asst@birthingway.edu if you have any questions!

Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Able to communicate fluently in the English language
  • Able to alphabetize files and documents
  • Able to learn how to use fax machine, computer, copy machine, laminator, etc.
  • Able to type a minimum of 40 wpm with accuracy
  • Able to create and maintain good systems for organization
  • Able to use computer systems, including basic knowledge of internet and office software
  • 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 learn, apply and expand policies and procedures
  • 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
  • Willing and able to work in a multi-vocal setting
  • Willing and able to learn and utilize Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
  • 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 do require medium work as described by the US Department of Labor – such as lifting boxes of materials or moving chairs (“exerting up to 50lbs of force occasionally, or up to 25lbs of force frequently”)

Job holder must be able to travel in order to run errands and purchase supplies.

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

Duties

Skills Supplies

  • Maintain system for keeping track of skills supplies
  • Order supplies for skills courses and pickup if necessary
  • Send reminders to instructors about submitting supply order requests

Office Supplies

  • Maintain system for keeping track of office supplies in both Foster and Carlton buildings
  • Order, pickup and distribute office supplies

Student Equipment Kits

  • Research equipment kit information and include on textbook order form
  • Track equipment kit orders placed by students
  • Pick up equipment for kits
  • Package kits for students
  • Create a sign-off sheet for equipment kits

Skills Models

  • Advertise for skills models, as needed.
  • Ensure that we have adequate funds in petty cash for skills models
  • Greet models, provide them with necessary paperwork, and show them the way to the classroom upon arrival if Operations Coordinator is not in the front office

Skills Classroom Equipment

  • Query instructors of courses using classroom equipment, with plenty of lead time, to see if any of the items need to be serviced or repaired before the term begins
  • With approval of President, replace unrepairable equipment
  • Take oxygen tanks to be filled and serviced, as needed

Copyright Clearance for Course Packs

  • Obtain copyright clearance for readings used in each course
  • Assist faculty members who have questions about copyright clearance and course packs
  • Encourage faculty to create, utilize, and edit their own course pages. Aid in the creation of course pages, as needed
  • Post pdf version of final syllabus on course page
  • Attend faculty meetings to educate instructors about copyright clearance and course packs, as needed
  • Create and print course packs each term
  • Print off course pack sign-off sheets each term
  • Keep track and mail out course packs for workshops in which students have paid to have their course packs mailed

Syllabi Curriculum Binders

  • Archive term syllabi in the curriculum binders

Copyright Clearance for Research Papers

  • Maintain research project copyright clearance forms

Textbooks

  • Research textbook information and create textbook order form each term
  • Track orders placed by students
  • Order textbooks
  • Create textbook sign-off sheet each term
  • Receive and organize textbooks for students to pick up

Miscellaneous Tasks

  • Print off skills documentation sign-off sheet for skills courses each term
  • Attend regular staff meetings and other meetings as needed
  • Read routing documents in a timely manner
  • Filing
  • Other duties as assigned by College President
  • Other duties to support staff
  • Supervise the preparation, coordination, and clean-up of the buildings when used for events
  • Assist in event coordination with program coordinators and outreach coordinator

Front Office Duties (when covering front office)

  • Tidy kitchen and classrooms
  • Check phone messages
  • Answer phones and help answer questions
  • Distribute phone messages
  • Post and place mail out for pick-up
  • Distribute incoming mail
  • Check info@ messages (if Operations Coordinator is out of the office for several days)
  • Complete opening and closing procedures as needed

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.

Hiring: Postpartum Doula Workshop Teacher

JOB TITLE: Postpartum Doula Workshop Teacher

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 Postpartum Doula Workshop.” 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. Please also specify the number of families you have served as a Postpartum Doula in your letter.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:00 pm on Wednesday, May 11th.

INSTITUTION: Birthingway College of Midwifery, a 501(c)(3) non-profit private college
WEBSITE: birthingway.edu
SALARY: DOE
BENEFITS: Tuition Waiver, Continuing Education Opportunities
LOCATION: Outer SE Portland

Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • A suitable combination of education and experience required, college degree preferred
  • Postpartum Doula training and experience strongly preferred
  • Experience in educating adults strongly preferred
  • Able to communicate fluently in the English language
  • Able to use computer systems, including basic knowledge of internet and office software
  • 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, fellow faculty, 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
  • Willing and able to work in a multi-vocal setting
  • Willing and able to learn and utilize Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
  • Willing and able to learn and utilize the Biodynamic model of education and client 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”).

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

Duties

  • Educate our students in the fine art of your discipline to the best of your ability
  • Teach students using best practices in accordance with Birthingway Philosophy and within the Biodynamic Model
  • Provide clear classroom expectations and feedback.
  • Prepare for the course by reading current scholarly materials through the year to maintain currency in your field
  • Determine course schedule
  • Meeting syllabus draft deadlines in the term prior to teaching
  • Update syllabus with new dates, learning objectives, reading materials published within the last five years, checking course page links, using AMA citations
  • Submit course paperwork (required textbooks, syllabus drafts, supply orders) by deadlines
  • Create, add to, or refine assessment materials and student study guides
  • Submit course paperwork (required textbooks, syllabus supply orders, grade reports, attendance sheets, homework sheets, class phone tree) by deadlines.
  • Work cooperatively with all students, staff, and other faculty at Birthingway, valuing constructive communication as the cornerstone of our relationships.
  • Provide prompt, clear feedback on assignments and remediation during the course
  • Completing and submitting grade reports to the college
  • Maintain Birthingway policies and procedures.
  • Attend all faculty meetings and at least one faculty training every two years.
  • Serve as a Representative of the College and maintain a professional demeanor
  • Maintain certifications and licenses as needed for College accreditation documentation. Provide all information to College in writing.
  • Provide evaluation of students and allow for students and peers to provide feedback about faculty teaching.
  • Submit annual self-evaluation and employee evaluation of Birthingway
  • Participate in training on NVC and other topics as assigned

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.

Spring Term Library Hours

Spring Term Library Hours
April 11 – June 30

Monday : 10:00am – 6:30pm
Tuesday : 10:00am – 6:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:30pm*
Thursday: 10:00am – 6:30pm

*Closing at 5:45 Wednesdays
April 20, 27, May 4, 11 & May 25

Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany JohnsonHi there! My name is Tiffany and I am a student labor doula that is ready to serve and grow in my community. I completed the workshop portion of the Birthingway Labor Doula Program in the summer of 2015 and I have now started the process of attending births.

I am currently a student at Concordia University majoring in Nursing and minoring in Spanish. My goal is to go on in my education to receive a masters degree in Midwifery.

I do not have any children of my own quite yet, but I am excited for that time to come. In the mean time, I have no problem swooning over other folks beautiful babies! I have a heart for sharing maternal health education overseas, and I am excited to travel to rural Haiti May 2016 and learn about the midwifery program there.

I love coffee, singing a little too loud, and journaling on the beach as I watch the waves crash in.

I am excited to get to know you and your growing family. Remember you are dearly loved.

Would you like to contact a Student Doula?

Please note that individual student doulas may not be available for your due date. Not all students have chosen to post their profiles at this time. Please contact the Specialized Programs Coordinator using the form below and you will have the opportunity to interview the student doulas who are available for your due time.

 I understand that student doulas are reserved for low-income families and I confirm that I fall within the lower-income guidelines. (required)

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

City, State (required)

Phone Number (required)

Due Date (required): YYYY-MM-DD

Child Number

Birth Location (Hospital or Birth Center name, Home)

Birth Provider

Additional Information or Comments

Casandra Jimenez

Casandra Jimenez

Casandra JimenezHola!  My name is Casandra and I’m looking forward to getting to know you and offering guidance and support in your pregnancy, labor and birth, and early post-partum.   I am a generally gentle, curious, positive, solution oriented, and flexible person.  I come from a culture of women; growing up in my mother’s single parent household with my 4 sisters.  My unwavering faith in the female body and it’s innate ability to grow and birth your baby is rooted in this.

I believe that we have the opportunity to grow and feel empowered in any challenge we face with preparation, positivity, and support.  I believe birth is a collaboration between a women, her body, and her baby and that the role of support people is to help create an environment in which the mother feels safe, nurtured, and confident. As your doula, I will provide you with the unbiased information necessary for you to make the best decisions for you and your family.  I believe in you and your ability to birth and I will be by your side every step of the way, gently reminding you if you forget.  My #1 goal as a doula is to support women and their families so they feel prepared and capable through labor, birth, and into parenting. Each woman and each birth is unique and I aim to be present to each individual’s process.

While reviewing information prenatally my style is positive, honest, and playful – I use stories, analogies, and metaphors to help relate information in a memorable way. I hold space for specific issues or concerns that arise during your pregnancy as you navigate through them.  I also offer breathing techniques and relaxation to help you tune out the world around you and listen internally.  I have studied yoga, flower essences, ayurveda, shamanic journeying, and energetic healing and I use these principles to co-create safe nurturing space with clients.  I believe this helps individuals feel empowered to both follow their intuition and ask for additional support when it is needed.

When I’m not studying birth I enjoy reading, hiking, acro yoga, watching wild birds and squirrels, drinking delicious herbal teas, and talking with friends and family. I also teach prenatal yoga, and it brings me great joy to guide women through practices where we honor our bodies just as they are and facilitate bonding between the mom’s to be and their babies.

I wish you love and support during your pregnancy, birth, and transition into parenthood! Please contact me if you have any additional questions and I’ll be happy to discuss.

Would you like to contact a Student Doula?

Please note that individual student doulas may not be available for your due date. Not all students have chosen to post their profiles at this time. Please contact the Specialized Programs Coordinator using the form below and you will have the opportunity to interview the student doulas who are available for your due time.

 I understand that student doulas are reserved for low-income families and I confirm that I fall within the lower-income guidelines. (required)

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

City, State (required)

Phone Number (required)

Due Date (required): YYYY-MM-DD

Child Number

Birth Location (Hospital or Birth Center name, Home)

Birth Provider

Additional Information or Comments

Brandy Taylor

Brandy Taylor

Brandy TaylorHello! My name is Brandy and I completed the classroom portion of the Labor and Postpartum training through Birthingway College of Midwifery in the spring of 2015. Since then, I have assisted in three amazing births. My passion for working with expectant moms stems from a long-standing desire to help others. As far back as I can remember I’ve always loved children and animals. I see my role helping bring new life into the world as a gift and I want to give that gift to as many women and families as I can.

The birth experience is remarkable for many reasons, but my fascination with it is that each one is different, not unlike a snowflake. I want to help ensure every mama experiences a unique and positive birth that aligns as closely to her desires and wishes as possible. I strive to bring families as close to their ideal birth as possible.

A little more about me, I’ve been married to my husband for almost nineteen years. I’m mom to a high schooler and a kindergartener as well as many pets; two cats, two rabbits, three mice, one frog and one fish. My passions include reading, writing and knitting when I’m not binge watching the latest great TV show.

If you think you might like working with me, here is a general idea of what to expect. I will provide a minimum of two prenatal visits in addition to our first meeting. Our time together will ensure that we get to know each other and you will feel comfortable with me once you go into labor. Throughout your pregnancy, I will be available to you via text, email and phone for any questions that may arise. I will be on call beginning two weeks before your estimated due date until labor begins. Once your baby(ies) are born, I will stay with you for at least two hours to ensure that you get settled in. Within a week, I will come by to have a postpartum visit and we will check to make certain you are getting comfortable with breast feeding (if that’s the route you are taking), touch base regarding any postpartum depression symptoms you may be having and be available to answer questions and reflect on your birth experience. I can also be available for a second postpartum visit if it would be helpful to you. I will be reachable via text, email and phone for any support you may need for up to six weeks after your delivery.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Would you like to contact a Student Doula?

Please note that individual student doulas may not be available for your due date. Not all students have chosen to post their profiles at this time. Please contact the Specialized Programs Coordinator using the form below and you will have the opportunity to interview the student doulas who are available for your due time.

 I understand that student doulas are reserved for low-income families and I confirm that I fall within the lower-income guidelines. (required)

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

City, State (required)

Phone Number (required)

Due Date (required): YYYY-MM-DD

Child Number

Birth Location (Hospital or Birth Center name, Home)

Birth Provider

Additional Information or Comments