Midwifery Program Coordinator

Posted By: Bo Perry Jobs,

Come join us in New Mexico where midwifery is thriving! The University of New Mexico College of Nursing (CON) represents the very best in quality and innovation within an academic environment.  Our well-established Nurse-Midwifery Program is highly respected and we endeavor to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families through partnership and community collaboration. Our primary mission is to educate nurse-midwives to provide midwifery and reproductive health services for rural, diverse and under-resourced communities.  We strive towards social justice and human dignity in our teaching and student support.  Our faculty and graduates recognize the strengths and challenges of historically marginalized communities and place a high value on diversity, equity and inclusion.


New Mexico has a long history of midwifery care, which in part has led to supportive environments for the independent practice of midwives and other advanced practice registered nurses.  The state is ranked second in the U.S. for midwifery care integration into its healthcare system, and midwives attended 26.7% of all vaginal births last year.  The integration of midwifery in New Mexico has contributed to positive outcomes, such as higher rates of spontaneous vaginal birth, vaginal birth after cesarean, and breastfeeding, and lower rates of preterm birth, low-birth weight, and neonatal death.  New Mexico is a leader in supporting access to reproductive health services and gender affirming care. 


We are currently recruiting a faculty member for the Midwifery Program Coordinator position. This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the curriculum in accordance with Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) and for working with the Assistant Dean of Professional Graduate Programs to oversee the midwifery program in collaboration with midwifery faculty, within the CON faculty governance structure.


The Midwifery Program Coordinator provides leadership and administration for planning, implementation, and evaluation of the nurse-midwifery program.  Responsibilities include teaching, guidance in academic matters, and securing clinical placements to ensure student success and achieve program goals. In addition, this role requires active engagement in mentoring, recruitment and marketing, as well as alumni and community outreach.


The incoming faculty will teach and maintain a portion of their time in clinical practice. Excellence in teaching and clinical practice are both fundamental components of our CON mission.


All applications must be submitted online. Please go to https://unmjobs.unm.edu to submit your application and refer to requisition # 26801.  The University of New Mexico is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.


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