The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), based in Washington DC, is the national voice for clinicians and researchers with expertise in high-risk pregnancies.
The Society is a non-profit association representing more than 4,000 individual members. The core membership is comprised of maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) subspecialists. MFM subspecialists are obstetricians with an additional three years of formal education and who are board certified in maternal-fetal medicine, making them highly qualified experts and leaders in the care of complicated pregnancies. Additionally, SMFM welcomes physicians in related disciplines, nurses, genetic counselors, ultrasound technicians, MFM administrators, and other individuals working towards optimizing the care of women with high-risk pregnancies.
High-risk pregnancies are those that may compromise the health or life of a woman or fetus. Examples include entering pregnancy with a chronic health condition (e.g. diabetes, lupus or heart disease); experiencing preterm birth or another complication in a previous pregnancy; carrying twins, triplets or higher-order multiples; or learning there is a birth defect or genetic condition that may affect the fetus. MFM subspecialists work to reduce the likelihood that pregnancy complications will permanently compromise the health or life or their patients.
What We Offer
SMFM offers great benefits, including access to several no- or low-cost health insurance plans, three weeks of annual leave and five personal days, all observed Federal holidays, 8 percent salary contribution to a 401(k) plan after 6 months of employment, commuter allowance, flexible work hours, telecommuting once/week after 3 months of employment, a great team and a collegial working environment. We are a pro-choice organization and an equal opportunity employer.
If you have a passion for assisting others, are extremely detail-oriented and organized, can work independently and can handle multiple projects with competing priorities at a time, have the ability to anticipate and resolve issues on the spot, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you! Interested candidates should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the position and their qualifications, together with resume and at least 3 current professional references. Deadline is April 19, 2020. No phone calls please.
About the Job
The Program Manager, Reproductive Health Project for Maternal-Fetal Medicine is responsible for overseeing and implementing the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) activities related to integrating the role of the full spectrum of family planning services, including abortion, within the clinical practice of maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) and better integrate and coordinate family planning, access to abortion and reproductive healthcare services for the patient population that MFMs treat.
The Program Manager provides oversight and coordination of SMFM’s policy and clinical guidance related to the topic of family planning and access to abortion services, with an eye toward weaving the topic into existing clinical and policy activities at SMFM, building partnerships with reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations as well as a creative vision for how to incorporate the MFM voice into the issue area.
This position is specific to policy analysis and tracking, as well as publications and guidelines and is not a lobbyist position. This position is funded through an outside grant for 1 more year, with high potential to be extended indefinitely based on outcomes.
Reproductive Health Project for MFM
· Serve as primary staff for SMFM’s Reproductive Health Advisory Group; and
· Manage the budget for the program.
· Track state and federal regulations and policy proposals related to access to contraception and abortion;
· Analyze such proposals and advise CAO on the impact of such proposals on the practice of MFM; and
· Oversee programming and engagement with SMFM’s State Liaison Network on family planning and access to abortion services in coordination and collaboration with Advocacy Coordinator.
· Work with the Senior Director of Communications to proactively identify opportunities to engage in social media, draft and/or revise position statements and infographics, and utilize other communications outlets to raise the visibility of the MFM role in family planning and access to abortion services; and
· Work with the Senior Director of Communications to manage content updates to the Reproductive Health Project’s microsite.
Publications and Guidelines
· Assist the Director, Clinical Guidelines with post-meeting publications including new clinical guidelines, patient education, and other documents; and
· Identify opportunities and engage in building relationships with family planning and reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations to improve communication and collaboration between providers.
• Oversee all activities related to family planning and abortion services including in-person meetings, webinars, programming and speakers at on-site meetings;
• Coordinate with internal and external partners for the development and oversight of the Reproductive Health Project’s funding opportunities;
• Prepare reports to funder;
• Coordinate any activities related to the project during the annual meeting and assist with any other SMFM activities as needed and;
• Other duties as assigned.
Experience, education, and other requirements
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s in public policy, public health, communications, or related field preferred. Two to three years’ employment with successful track record in public policy and/or publications and clinical guidelines, preferably with a public health association or a reproductive health, rights, or justice organization, in a Congressional or relevant agency office, and a demonstrated commitment to women’s health.
The position requires a self-motivated and passionate individual who possesses excellent organizational skills, a high-level of enthusiasm and initiative, diplomatic skills, exceptional communication and writing abilities as well as thorough research skills. Previous experience in the clinical or policy aspect of women’s health specific to family planning a plus. A strategic thinker, but detail-oriented with strong analytical, problem solving, and project management abilities. Has a high degree of intellectual curiosity – stays current in the healthcare space and up to date on known issues. Able to spot new issues as they begin to emerge. Demonstrated ability to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines, maintain confidential information, and demonstrate a high level of professionalism. Ability to travel.