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Now Hiring: Operations Coordinator

Birthingway College of Midwifery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit college that seeks to set the standard for educating excellent practitioners of the midwifery arts and sciences. We’ve been educating birth and lactation professionals for over twenty-four years, with programs in midwifery, lactation consultation, labor doula, postpartum doula, and childbirth education. A deep respect for human dignity and individuality grounds each of our program philosophies, and we seek to affirm the value we place in authentic relationship, social justice, and environmental sustainability in all the work we do.

We are seeking someone to work full-time as the Operations Coordinator for our small, but mighty, campus. Benefits start after 90-days and include health insurance, four weeks of PTO per year, and waived tuition for most of Birthingway’s course and workshop offerings. We also support some schedule flexibility and limited remote work in an effort to facilitate healthy work-life balance for our employees.

This position has two primary areas of responsibility: facilities management and reception. It is a multi-faceted job requiring strong interpersonal skills as well as the ability to perform diverse physical tasks such as light cleaning, climbing ladders, and some grounds work. Job duties will include general upkeep of campus buildings, answering phones and helping students and visitors in the front office during business hours, responding to inquiries, coordinating sustainability and safety practices, and other logistical support of the school.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Computer, internet, and phone literacy is required. This position relies upon many forms of interactions with staff, students, and the public, so we are looking for someone with good communication skills who is also willing to learn and utilize Non-Violent Communication (NVC). As the welcoming face of Birthingway, we would love to find someone who is warm, outgoing, patient, and well organized. This could be a great position for someone looking for entry-level work in the nonprofit sector, education, and/or someone who is passionate about supporting reproductive justice and the health and well-being of growing families.

While supporting people on their way into birth and lactation professions is our driving passion, we will prioritize applicants who are seeking to support birth professions in an administrative capacity. Due to the nature of the job duties associated with this position, it is not appropriate for people who are currently in or wanting to move into work that will require them to be on call for births.

POSITION: Operations Coordinator
INSTITUTION: Birthingway College of Midwifery, a 501(c)(3) non-profit private college
WEBSITE: birthingway.edu
HOURS: 40 hours per week
COMPENSATION: $12-$13 per hour, DOE
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Tuition Waiver
LOCATION: Outer SE Portland

HOW TO APPLY: Please read the full job description and fill out our online application.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:00 pm on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
First interviews will take place on July 12th and 13th and we will be conducting second interviews on July 18th. We are hoping to find someone who can start by early to mid August.

Please email Drake at jobs@birthingway.edu if you have any questions!

Birthingway College of Midwifery strives to foster an environment of diversity and acceptance. Birthingway does not discriminate on the basis of anyone’s actual or perceived race, color, ethnic origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or socioeconomic status in employment decisions, admissions or other college activities.