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Nurturely is a fast-paced, growing nonprofit organization focused on equity in perinatal wellness. You will be an essential part of a small but growing team! We are looking for someone who wants to grow with us and is committed to co-creating an organization that is a leader in the perinatal equity space. If you are passionate about this mission and genuinely excited to contribute to Nurturely’s growth during this intense, fast-paced startup phase of the organization, please check out the open positions and apply using the link below. We can’t wait to hear from you!

We are seeking team members who are…

 

  •  Always prioritizing equity and inclusion
  • Proactive and transparent in your communication
  • Self-sufficient in setting and meeting goals 
  • Genuinely enthusiastic about bringing new people to Nurturely programs
  • An active participant in the birth and perinatal equity community
  • Highly organized in documenting all work and collaborating with both internal and external partners
  • Committed to Nurturely’s mission and excited to participate in fundraising efforts

Open Position: Research & Evaluation Manager

Nurturely is recruiting a highly organized and self-motivated professional who is knowledgeable in research methods and all aspects of research project execution and program evaluation. They have a comprehensive awareness of community needs and the nuances of community-based work, including knowledge of racial inequities in perinatal health. A strong candidate must be highly flexible and able to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced startup environment. The Research & Evaluation Manager embodies Nurturely’s mission of equity in perinatal wellness with demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to reducing inequities in perinatal health through preventative, culturally-based research, education, and community engagement. As part of a small and growing team, the position will include ample professional development opportunities and room for growth. 

Primary goals of the position are:

  1. Research: Completing all tasks for successful research projects led by the Executive Director, including coordinating teams of collaborators, conducting literature searches, recruiting participants, reporting on grants, managing IRB submissions and compliance, and preparing and reviewing manuscripts. Participating in the scientific community with presentations, outreach, and collaborations. 
  2. Evaluation: Ensuring that all programs meet or exceed the organization’s and Executive Director’s strategic goals by designing and implementing program evaluation strategies and sharing evaluation results. Supervising and supporting program staff in reaching goals determined by strategic evaluation metrics. 

 Location: Remote plus occasional travel required for onsite events and programs

Key Relationships: Reports to Executive Director, collaborates with and supervises program coordinator

Classification: Exempt; Full Time: 30-40 hours per week, flexible schedule, occasional evenings and weekends as needed

Compensation: Starting at $30/hour plus full medical/dental/vision, unlimited paid wellness days, 6 months of paid postpartum leave, and other competitive wellness benefits

Primary Responsibilities

Equity & Inclusion – 100% time

  • Prioritize intersectionality, equity, and inclusion as central to all programs 
  • Work with the Equity Lead to assess programs with an equity lens
  • Participate actively in Nurturely’s ongoing anti-racism journey, including our monthly Deconstructing Oppression roundtable discussions
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships with diverse sectors of the community, focusing on communities that have been systematically excluded
  • Assist the Executive Director in all aspects of team management, culture building, and staff and volunteer coordination Prioritize intersectionality, equity, and inclusion as central components of all internal operations and community-based programs
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships with diverse sectors of the community, focusing on communities that have been systematically excluded

Research Implementation – 50% of time

  • Conduct and coordinate research studies, including participant recruitment, conducting partner outreach, and organizing meetings with collaborators
  • Facilitate research excellence by conducting literature reviews, preparing manuscripts for publication, and engaging in peer review processes
  • Ensure compliance with research best practices, including preparing and submitting IRB approvals and implementing rigorous experimental design
  • Demonstrate commitment to research justice frameworks and ongoing improvement in the approach to community participatory methods
  • Develop a calendar of research meetings and outreach opportunities, including community events, workshops, appearances and other outreach opportunities
  • Plan, set up, and attend meetings, conferences, and relevant community events
  • Document and organize all goals, tasks, activities, and data

Program Evaluation – 50% of time

  • Provide mentorship and personal/professional development for all team members so they can grow and improve in their positions
  • Maintain regular communication with program staff and volunteers using email newsletters, social media, texting, and calling
  • Communicate clearly with the Executive Director and other team members regarding project milestones and programmatic needs and improvements
  • Ensure that all programs are being implemented in a way that meets or exceeds the organization’s and the Executive Director’s strategic goals. 
  • Create new Nurturely content and curricula to elevate existing programs and develop new programs 
  • Evaluate and ensure existing content and curricula are in line with Nurturely’s goals of being preventative, equity-centered, and evidence-based
  • Keep Nurturely programs current by collaborating with experts in the field, attending scientific meetings and community conferences, and ensuring all programs are based on the most current evidence
  • Maintain a high level of educational value in Nurturely programs by submitting continuing education applications and managing educational records
  • Manage evaluation of programs in partnership with the Executive Director by creating, updating, and analyzing surveys and other evaluation tools
  • Document and organize all goals, tasks, activities, and data

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed or in progress MA/MPH plus  4+ years of experience managing research/programs and teams (minimum), completed or in progress PhD in public health, social science, or related (preferred)
  • Lived experience with perinatal equity issues and community-based programs
  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative and qualitative research methods and advanced statistical analyses in public health and/or social sciences 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in GSuite, Microsoft Office, Airtable, Zoom, and other software with an ability to learn more advanced skills in organization-specific tools and software
  • Strong organizational, schedule/project management, and problem-solving skills 
  • Exceptional communication skills (oral/written English), bilingual/trilingual is bonus 
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Open Position: Lead Lounge Host

Nurturely is recruiting a Lead Lounge Host who creates, leads, and assists with all local educational and community-building programs for multicultural birthworkers, health professionals, community members, and parents. They are the lead doula mentor for Nurturely’s new Birthworker Business Hub, bringing both lived experience and birth justice knowledge to support the creation of programs for new and aspiring birthworkers. They are a supportive, knowledgeable, and culturally-humble resource and guide to parents/caregivers navigating their perinatal journeys. They work closely with the Program Coordinator to conduct intentional community outreach and ongoing participant support. They are an ambassador for the Nurturely Lounge and help publicize the organization and its programs to the community.  As part of a small and growing fast-paced organization, they are a highly flexible team player who is excited to support the mission of perinatal health equity.

 Location: Onsite in Eugene, Oregon (generous relocation bonus provided to the right candidate willing to relocate)

Key Relationships: Reports to Executive Director, receives mentorship and support from program coordinator

Classification: Exempt; Full Time 30-40 hours per week, flexible schedule, mostly evenings and weekends

 

Primary Responsibilities

Equity & Inclusion – 100% time

  • Prioritize intersectionality, equity, and inclusion as central to all programs 
  • Work with the Equity Lead to assess programs with an equity lens
  • Participate actively in Nurturely’s ongoing anti-racism journey, including our monthly Deconstructing Oppression roundtable discussions
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships with diverse sectors of the community, focusing on communities that have been systematically excluded
  • Assist the Executive Director in all aspects of team management, culture building, and staff and volunteer coordination Prioritize intersectionality, equity, and inclusion as central components of all internal operations and community-based programs
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships with diverse sectors of the community, focusing on communities that have been systematically excluded

Program Leading & Participant Support – 30%

  • Contribute lived experience and birth justice knowledge to create and lead local programming for new and aspiring birthworkers and new/expectant parents
  • Serve as the program facilitator or backup facilitator as needed for all programs happening at the Lounge and at other local sites
  • Check in regularly with participants and engage in one-on-one support

Outreach & Recruitment – 30%

  • Work with the Program Coordinator to plan and lead local outreach activities, including tabling at community events, workshop appearances, outreach presentations, and other communication opportunities
  • Maintain a robust social media presence to engage new participants
  • Assist with material drop-offs at health centers and partner organizations
  • Hang flyers and post stickers in community spaces
  • Submit stories and reports about Nurturely programs
  • Build and maintain connections with the community, including individuals, families, staff and organizations

Lounge – 30%

  • Host open hours for the community during evenings and weekends
  • Assist with all responsibilities at the Lounge, including helping clients in the boutique, cleaning  kitchen/bathrooms/living room as needed, vacuum and mop, organize, unpack and pack boxes, taking out the trash, greeting visitors, tracking inventory, plant care and other tasks as needed
  • Restocking supplies ( sending out purchase form to Executive Assistant )
  • Supervising basic maintenance of safety and accessibility at local events at the lounge or at Nurturely booths/tabling events; reporting to team with ideas and strategies for improved efficiency, organization, accessibility
  • Support other lounge and program hosts in their proper use of the space and engagement with visitors

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current or pending completion of training in equity-centered birthwork (including but not limited to: certified doula training, lactation training, or other training in reproductive justice topics and skills) – additional training will be provided as part of the position
  • Lived experience and community-based expertise related to perinatal equity
  • Ability to authentically mentor, support, and engage fellow birthworkers, parents, and community members
  • A demonstrated commitment to perinatal equity and birth justice

Nurturely is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER committed to providing an equity-centered and inclusive environment for all team members. Global majority and gender expansive candidates are encouraged to apply. Nurturely works hard to combat systemic racism and oppression and does not discriminate in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, parenting status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Nurturely is a baby-friendly and parent-inclusive organization that promotes a healthy work-life balance for all staff. Read about Nurturely’s commitment to equity here: nurturely.org/equity

Benefits of the Position include highly competitive wellness and lifestyle benefits, extremely flexible schedule, one-on-one mentorship, continuing education opportunities, path for longterm growth within Nurturely, on-the-job training in perinatal health, nonprofit management, and more!

Open Positions: Program Leaders / Wellness Navigators

Nurturely is always accepting applications for Wellness Navigators: individuals with lived experience and community-based expertise who love to interact directly with parents and perinatal professionals by leading and co-leading our programs

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