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2017 Plant Sale & Fundraiser

Please join us for our 15th Annual Birthingway Plant Sale!

Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30
Ben & Jerry’s- Hawthorne
1428 SE 36th Ave, Portland OR

Liven up your home, garden, or workspace with a new plant at the height of spring. We will also have raffle prizes available from local organizations! Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at checkout and in the Birthingway front office the week prior to the sale.

A portion of the proceeds will enable us to support our passionate community of future midwives, lactation consultants, and doulas.

Special thanks to Ben & Jerry’s for hosting our sale, and to our raffle sponsors:

Red Pig Garden Tools Pumpkin Ridge Gardens Portland Roasting Coffee
Daniel McKenna, Personal Chef Tony’s Garden Center Oregon Soap Company

Spread the word– we’ll see you there!
View Full Plant Sale Flyer

Please contact Birthingway’s Outreach and Development Coordinator with any questions.

Hiring: Microbiology TA

Birthingway is seeking someone to work very part time as a Teaching Assistant in our Spring Microbiology Skills course. The position is approximately 2.5 hours per week for 7 – 9 weeks with 1.75 hours of class time and 45 minutes of prep/clean up time each week. The course runs from 3:15 – 5 pm on Wednesdays, April 12th to June 21st.

This position will rely upon many forms of interactions with students, faculty members, and staff so we are looking for someone with excellent communication skills. The TA must have already taken Microbiology Skills or have equivalent experience and be willing to become familiar with the course materials quickly.


  • Assist with set up and take down of equipment and supplies as well as classroom clean up including but not limited to:
    For all Midwifery Courses:

    • At least 15 minutes before class begins disinfect all surfaces and set up the classroom and equipment as needed
    • During class, properly dispose of all bio-hazard materials and sterilize equipment
      After class, disinfect all surfaces
  • Become familiar with specific course curriculum, syllabi, and related paperwork including student skills documentation forms
  • Properly dispose of classroom waste each day either in outside compost or garbage bins
  • Circulate around the classroom and assist students with their skills practice
  • Monitor, supervise, and sign off on student performance of skills during class
  • Work with instructor to complete course paperwork (attendance sheets, supply requests, homework sheets) by appropriate deadlines
  • Coordinate with the instructor and the front office to welcome and orient hired skills models if needed
  • Store supplies in correct location within appropriate supply closets
  • Read instruction books on all equipment and supplies used in the course
  • Plan for time before and after class to debrief with faculty about class concerns and observations
  • Ensure compliance with College policies and procedures
  • Represent the College in a professional manner at all times
  • Participate in job-related training as assigned

Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Must have completed the Birthingway course sequence or have equivalent education or experience in the subject areas covered in the course

HOW TO APPLY: Please request a complete job description and/or email a short cover letter and resume to Your email must have the subject “Applicant for Microbiology Skills Teaching Assistant.” In your short cover letter, please address what drew you to this posting and why you think this Birthingway course is a good fit for you.

Applications must be submitted no later than midnight on Monday, March 27th.

The goal is to complete hiring paperwork by Tuesday April 3rd since this class starts on the 12th.