Infectious Disease and Emerging Threats Project

Oversee all aspects of the grant funded SMFM Infectious Disease and Emerging Threats Project, including but not limited to:

  • Interface directly with the funder(s).
  • Prepare and manage program budget and grant compliance reports.
  • Cultivate and strengthen partnerships and collaboration with partnering organizations.
  • Serve as a representative to professional and partnering organizations, as needed.

Represent SMFM on issues related to the Committees’ work with partners.

Infectious Disease and Emerging Threats Committee

·         Oversee all aspects of the Infectious Disease and Emerging Threats Committee, including but not limited to:

·         Act as the primary staff liaison to the Infectious Disease and Emerging Threats Committee.

·         Oversee the implementation of the specific Committee publications. Prepare initial drafts as assigned, guide documents through peer review, resolve conflicts, review for consistency with existing clinical guidance, and guide documents through the publication process.

·         Oversee the implementation of the SMFM Guidelines development process with Committee clinical guidelines publications and provide review of evidence and serve as methodologist on the all Committee clinical guidelines documents.

·         Identify opportunities and engage in building relationships with other stakeholder organizations to improve collaboration on the Committee’s work.


·         Work with the Online Education and Patient Education team to develop multi-channel educational derivatives based on the clinical guidance developed for the project.

·         Work with the Advocacy team to develop and implement programs related to the project.

·         Develop proposals for new funding opportunities and programs related to the project,

·         Other duties as assigned.


·         Bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies, Political Science, Communications, Business, or related field; over 7 years of professional experience with increasing responsibilities. Master’s degree a plus.

·         Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills.

·         Experience managing outside grants and funding proposals.

·         Experience managing people and/or external vendors.

·         Skilled with MS Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.

·         Experience working for a membership association, healthcare entity, grant-funded organization, or women’s health focused.

·         Ability to multitask, remain cool under pressure and manage diverse priorities with positive outcomes.

Staff Core Competencies 

All staff members are expected to demonstrate excellence in the following:

·         Respect for differences—whether racial, ethnic class, sexual orientation, gender or class.

·         Effective, respectful and timely communications with supervisors, co-workers, vendors and others.

·         Effective teamwork and collegiality to ensure the timely, strategic and successful completion of work.

·         Listening actively, seeking and accepting feedback, and recognizing the importance of stretching one-self, learning and growing.

·         Being an analytic, thoughtful and strategic thinker and actor; considering the mission, objectives, work plans and goals of SMFM’s work and demonstrating an understanding of the impact of their decisions and behavior on the organization.

·         Seeking out advice, counsel and permission appropriately; but not being afraid to act when it is required to be effective.