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Employment Equity

Birthwise Midwifery School is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap or financial ability.

For all job searches, we apply an equity focus in order to diversify our staff and faculty and reduce bias in the hiring process. Job postings are sent to diverse communities, regions, and organizations in order to widen the pool of applicants considered. We are transparent about the job requirements for each job and include pay ranges in all job postings to ensure transparent and equitable compensation practices.

Applicant Review and Selection Process

All employment opportunities at Birthwise are posted for a minimum of 10 business days.  They are posted on our website and on the websites of affiliated organizations.  Occasionally, they are posted on employment websites or with an employment agency.  Applications are encouraged from current employees but will be screened in the same manner as applications received from outside applicants.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position and relevant qualifications, along with a current résumé, demonstrating that they meet the minimum criteria for the position being sought.  At the closing date, all applications are screened, and candidates selected for interview are contacted.  If the interview is positive, references will be contacted.  Depending on the feedback provided, a position may be offered to the applicant.

Course name: Physical Assessment

Credits: 1.6 credits

Compensation: $900/credit ($1440 for entire class, including reviewing/revising the syllabus, preparing to teach, teaching)

Modality: This class will be held IN-PERSON – you MUST be available to come to campus in Bridgton, ME.  

Course Objectives

• Performance of physical exam as outlined in Birthwise skills guide
• Orient patients to the process and purpose of the physical exam
• Professionalism during physical examination
• Care, operation, sterilization/cleaning, and storage of equipment

Course Dates: 

  • Section 1: Aug 11th, Aug 17th, Oct 13 8:30a – 5:30p
  • Section 2: Aug 18th, Aug 24th, Oct 27th 8:30a – 5:30p

Specific Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of experience as a midwife or other practitioner
  • Experience in trauma informed care, and trauma aware educational practices
  • Awareness of, support for, or experience with out-of-hospital birth
  • Understanding of and agreement with Birthwise’s vision, mission, philosophy
  • Understanding of and agreement with Birthwise’s Education Philosophy
  • Committed to researching and sharing updated and evidence-based care recommendations 
  • Committed to creating dynamic and varied learning opportunities for virtual learners
  • Willingness to engage in Birthwise’s commitment to social justice
    • weaving concepts of justice and equity into ALL classes
    • commitment to continued personal exploration of equity and justice work
    • willingness to grow and learn
    • willingness to make mistakes, apologize for them, and learn from them

If you are interested in joining the faculty at Birthwise, please contact Katie Krebs

We’re looking for an experienced bookkeeper to support monthly reconciliations and financial reporting.

Hours: 5-8/month (hours will occur in the first week or two of each month to support mid-month reporting to our board of directors, can be REMOTE position or in person)

Pay: $18/hr (dependent on skill and experience)

We’re looking for someone who can do the following:

  • Monthly bank reconciliations
  • Monthly financial reporting (BvA, P&L, cashflow, projections, non-profit composite score estimations)
  • All closing and adjusting entries for tax purposes, excluding depreciation
  • Monthly audit of financial documents to substantiate all transactions

You are:

  • Experienced in basic accounting and bookkeeping
  • Experienced in Quickbooks and familiar with basic reporting functions
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Dependable
  • Interested in working with an organization committed to using an equity lens in our work, and growing toward being a more inclusive space
  • Supportive of out of hospital birth, and excited to support student midwives
  • Process minded, understanding that HOW we do something matters

Familiarity with the following is a big plus:

  • Non-profit accounting and bookkeeping
  • Non-profit composite score calculation
  • Title-IV financial documentation standards

We can offer:

  • A commitment to approaching our work with an equity lens
  • A casual environment- we celebrate our differences and want you to be comfortable at work
  • A flexible schedule and remote work options
  • A warm, bright and hard-working team of folks passionate about midwifery and out of hospital birth- our work has purpose and it brings us together

To Apply:  Please send resume/CV and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to Katie@birthwisemidwifery.edu

Senior Birthwise students must complete a preceptorship as part of their midwifery training. We are always looking to develop relationships with providers who meet the following criteria:

  • Nationally certified midwife (CPM, CNM, CM) with at least TWO years of current experience in full scope midwifery practice OR
  • Legally recognized in a jurisdiction, province, or state as practitioners who provide individualized, perinatal, maternity, obstetric or other similar care with at least two years of experience

We are specifically interested in working with Preceptors who:

  • Have thought intentionally about their role in supporting the growth and education of student midwives
  • Are actively engaged in anti-racism and anti-discrimination in their practices and with their student midwives
  • Will provide a safe learning environment for student midwives who are Black, Indigenous, students of color, LGBTQAI+, belong to religious minorities, and/or experience an intersection of any of these identities 
  • Are excited to challenge and be challenged by our students as the profession of midwifery continues to grow. 

For more information about precepting at Birthwise, contact our Clinical Director, Sarah Schubeck. You can also visit our Preceptor page to learn more.

Birthwise students in the Bridgton area are continually needing short-term and longer term housing. If you have a room, apartment, or house you would like to rent to students, send a description of the housing to info@birthwisemidwifery.edu.