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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Deputy Director, Choices in Childbirth, New York, NY

Deputy Director

Posted on: November 14, 2013
Application deadline: December 22, 2013
Posted by: Choices in Childbirth


Choices in Childbirth (CiC) envisions a world where every mother has access to maternity care that is safe, healthy, equitable, empowering, and deeply satisfying. Our mission is to improve maternity care by providing the public, especially childbearing women and their families, with the information necessary to make fully informed decisions relating to how, where, and with whom they will give birth. Our goal is to promote evidence-based mother-friendly childbirth options through public education, consumer advocacy, and pioneering policy reform efforts.

The Deputy Director will be a senior staff member in a small, feminist organization and will work closely with the Executive Director to envision and implement public education, consumer advocacy, policy reform programs. The Deputy Director will cultivate and revision existing programs and collaborate with community members to identify and address emerging needs.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a seasoned manager who has a deep commitment to social justice issues, a strong capacity to implement actionable change, and who is passionate about creatively applying new technologies to further social justice efforts.

  • Program Management: The Deputy Director will manage existing programs, including the NYC Report project, Guide to a Healthy Birth, Healthy Birth Choices Workshops, the Online Provider Network, and will provide direct support for expectant parents in NYC. This includes developing communications strategies, coordinating staff, interns and volunteers, and managing and implementing project timelines, work plans, and budgets.
  • Program Re-visioning: The Deputy Director will convene experts in technology, new media and social entrepreneurship to explore how CiC's current initiatives, including the Guide to a Healthy Birth and Online Provider Network, might be re-visioned as income-generating initiatives. These efforts will also focus on improving organizational technology infrastructure, overall.
  • Fundraising Events: The Deputy Director will help select and manage event planning consultants and will work closely with the Board, volunteers, and other stakeholders to organize a Ten-Year Anniversary event that will celebrate CiC's efforts to date. The Director will also produce an annual 5k Fun-Run/Wellness fair fundraising event.
  • Minimum of a BA, MA preferred;
  • 7- 10 years of experience with three of those in a team management role;
  • Understanding and commitment to social justice issues, preferably including reproductive health, reproductive justice and maternal health rights;
  • Demonstrated success developing and operationalizing innovative programs, particularly those with strong communications and technology components;
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience renovating and improving websites, developing apps, and improving databases;
  • Strong computer skills; web development and database (Etapestry) experience required;
  • Fundraising and financial management expertise;
  • Organized, structured and able to see projects from start to finish;
  • Self-starter and extremely motivated;
  • Flexibility to adapt to changes while maintaining fidelity to program goals;
  • Creativity and good humor;
  • Strong leadership and the ability to balance vision with execution;
  • A deep commitment to the Choices in Childbirth mission;
COMPENSATION: Salary with a generous benefits package.
LOCATION: New York City

Choices in Childbirth is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to engaging the leadership of people of color, low-income persons, LGBT persons, differently-abled people, and other people from diverse backgrounds. People from these and other traditionally marginalized backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.


The position is open until filled. Please e-mail with the subject line "Deputy Director" and include the following:
  • Resume highlighting relevant experience
  • Cover letter indicating interest and qualifications with salary request, and
  • Writing sample

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