Thursday, June 4, 2009

Grassroots Network: M.A.M.A. Campaign to hire Campaign Manager

Dear Friends,

The Midwives and Mothers in Action (M.A.M.A.) Campaign (see grassroots message 905023) is moving forward and is ready to hire an independent contractor as Campaign Manager! Read the information below to find out what is involved and how to apply!

Susan Hodges, “gatekeeper”

M.A.M.A. Campaign Seeks Campaign Manager

The Midwives and Mothers in Action (M.A.M.A.) Campaign is seeking applications for the position of Campaign Manager.

The M.A.M.A. Campaign is a coalition of provider and advocacy member organizations (National Association of Certified Professional Midwives, Midwives Alliance of North America, North American Registry of Midwives, Midwifery Education Accreditation Council, Citizens for Midwifery, and International Center for Traditional Childbearing) with the goal of achieving federal recognition for Certified Professional Midwives in the current national health care reform effort. The M.A.M.A. campaign seeks to work in cooperation with others in this initiative.

Federal recognition of Certified Professional Midwives will advance much needed reforms of the maternity care system in the U.S. It will increase women’s access to midwives by supporting reimbursement for CPM services. It will focus attention on equitable reimbursement, coverage for birth centers and expanded resources for educating more midwives. It will help achieve the goals of health care reform: reduce costs, guarantee choice, and ensure quality care for every American. Ample evidence exists that Certified Professional Midwives provide quality care that emphasizes prevention, reduces costs, and improves outcomes for mothers and babies across all populations and demographics, further meeting health care reform goals to increase preventive care and address disparities in outcomes.

The Campaign Manager position is part-time (3-4 days a week) and temporary for the duration of the 111th Congress. The Campaign Manager will work in collaboration with the Campaign Steering Committee, the Project Consultant and the campaign’s federal lobbyist; will manage the mechanics of the campaign; will be responsible for recruiting and mobilizing grassroots advocacy support; will develop campaign messages, materials and media opportunities.

Experience required: legislative or issue campaign management; recruitment and management of campaign volunteers; media and lobbying skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively manage a diverse team; word processing, spread sheet, data base and new communication technology skills.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by the end of the day Monday, June 8, to Ellie Daniels at

We are looking forward to working with an energetic and motivated Campaign Manager.

Watch next week for the announcement for the M.A.M.A. Campaign website and how you can become involved in the M.A.M.A. campaign!


The M.A.M.A. Campaign Steering Committee

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