Radical doula job posting

An awesome Brooklyn organization, the Brooklyn Young Mothers Collective, is hiring someone to coordinate their teen doula project. FYI, in case you know some awesome doulas looking for work.

Teen Doula Project Coordinator

This position involves development of a new program, requiring a capacity to innovate, work collaboratively, develop institutional relationships, function autonomously, and communicate a program vision.

Responsibilities include:
* Recruit, manage, oversee doula staff and will report directly to the Executive Director
* Coordinate recruitment of participating families
* Outreach/linking with collaborating agencies
* Conduct doula trainings
* Oversee data collection and evaluation
* Liaison with Chicago Health Connection
* Deliver 12 births in first half of the year
* Supervise a minimum of four births supported by community-based doulas

Requirements:
Public Health Professional or Social Work experience
Some program management experience
Some supervisory experience, preferably with “reflective supervision” approach
Experience and comfort working with adolescent and young mothers
Experience with community-based programs and knowledge of New York City’s low-income and underserved areas
Basic understanding of the New York City public health programs
Experience working with a diverse work force and diverse clientele
Desirable: maternal-child health clinical experience, preferably labor and delivery
Highly desirable: Fluent in Spanish

Supervision Received: Works under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director. May be assigned by the Executive Director to work with, and be supervised by, other office personnel for specific periods and/or specific tasks.

Work Schedule: Must be able to maintain a flexible part-time schedule during the first year of program.

The Brooklyn Young Mothers’ Collective provides a competitive benefits and compensation package, and is an equal opportunity employer. Women of color, LGBT candidates and low-income women strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Benita Miller no later than January 4, 2008.

Email information to benita@bymcinc.org

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