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Program Coordinator

 

POSITION: Program Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Director of Programs

LOCATION: Work from home/remote work with weekly  in-person meetings and occasional events in the evenings and some weekends; must live in the greater Austin area by date of hire

POSITION TYPE: full-time exempt

SALARY: $65,000/year

BENEFITS: Unlimited PTO, paid holidays, flexible, family-friendly schedule, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and professional development opportunities.

START DATE: Estimated end of April/ early May

 

ABOUT MAMA SANA VIBRANT WOMAN  (MSVW)

MSVW is a woman of color led nonprofit cooperative and sisterhood of 8 full time staff and 12 contractors dedicated to disrupting capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy and institutional abuse through shared leadership and focus on whole-woman wellness. We work as community members, birth companions and organizers to expand the capacity of cooperative, collective and community based projects through education, training and companionship. 

 

Our programming ranges address the full spectrum of reproductive care with an emphasis on the relevance for Black women, mental health & wellness and a network of holistic support services. 

 

The MSVW collective is currently composed of staff members, birth companions who assist families with prenatal and postpartum care, volunteers, interns and an active Board of Directors. We began our community work in 2009 as Mamas of Color Rising and transitioned to nonprofit status in 2016. In 2023, we transitioned to a worker led cooperative model. 

 

We are committed to supporting each other as a collective with shared power and autonomy within the organization. Mama Sana Vibrant Woman is more than a job; it is a project that we are passionate about, a support system, and a space to enact and build our lifestyle, politics and our vision for the world and the movements we want to see. 


 

MISSION

Envisioning a just and loving world where all parents receive attentive, quality, loving care, Mama Sana Vibrant Woman (MSVW)’s mission is to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes for communities of color in Central Texas by providing education and support services. Established in 2012, MSVW provides culturally appropriate, quality prenatal and postnatal care to people of color through prenatal and postpartum groups, one-on-one support, childbirth preparation workshops, wellness clinics, and a birth companion (doula) program. These programs provide care to the most vulnerable in our community while also training the next generation of birth workers of color in Texas.

 

We are hiring new staff  

We are looking to hire a full time program coordinator.  This is a unique opportunity for someone who is interested in facilitating and building community with families of color in Travis County. It is of utmost importance we hire individuals interested in working in collaboration under a shared leadership model. We are looking for a leader that is excited about committing to and growing with MSVW for years to come. We are strongly invested in equipping staff with the necessary skills to make decisions within their role that uphold holistic reproductive justice and creating new ways of being outside of capitalism, homophobic, racist (particularly anti-Black) and patriarchal systems. 

 

Due to the nature of our work, this role will  work occasional evening and weekend hours. 

 

This is who we are looking for

We are looking for people who have an unwavering commitment to social justice. We want people who are excited about the prospect of working with organizations to help them transform and grow, who feel passionately about building leader-full movements, and who feel energized and confident engaging the community. We want people who have a passion for reproductive justice and energy to build up this area of expertise. 

 

We all are currently engaged in political work outside of our work at Mama Sana Vibrant Woman that helps to inform, grow, and challenge MSVW as an organization. We want to bring on people who are similarly engaged in their communities and movements. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

As the Program Coordinator, you will lead  prenatal and postpartum groups, childbirth preparation workshops, community wellness days, and other programming events as needed. Program Coordinators will build relationships with participants and community members. This includes community engagement, outreach, and various administrative tasks. The position will include evening and occasional weekend hours. 

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Client Services | approximately  (50%)

  • Serve as facilitator and coordinator of prenatal/postpartum circles and 

  • Identify priorities, gaps, and opportunities to strengthen programmatic services.

  • Proactively build strong, trusting relationships with participants.

  • Enroll participants in organizational supportive services as needed.

  • Coordinate with the internal team to communicate around participant needs.

  • Ongoing development and revision of prenatal/postpartum group curriculum according to participant needs and current data and landscape of maternal health in Central Texas

  • Update participant outcomes into the Apricot database system on a consistent basis in accordance with grant reporting requirements.

 

Community Building | approximately  (40%)

  • Identify community organizations that are mission aligned to strengthen our collaborations and better serve participants.

  • Support the coordination of community facing events including but not limited to: event registration, room reservations, securing venders, managing logistical details, etc. in accordance with the programming budget and goals

  • Collaborate with community outreach coordinator to support the recruitment strategies and initiatives for growing prenatal and postpartum support groups. 

  • Participate on community partner and grantor councils/committees as needed.

  • Keep up to date with local resources for parents.

  • Attend all required internal and external meetings.

 

Other Duties | approximately  (10%)

  • Complete communications and marketing request for programming events and services as needed for promotional purposes

  • Provide logistical details and ongoing communications to supporting programming event staff and volunteers as needed

  • Create and maintain an annual programming calendar of events for staff and volunteers as needed

  • Utilize direct communication and proactive problem solving to address internal and external organizational challenges and disagreements.

  • Works proactively and in good faith to support and strengthen the overall stability and effectiveness of the organization.

  • Perform other duties as assigned


 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Essential:

  • MSVW is currently using a hybrid working model. Applicants must be able to WFH and attend office hours twice a week.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively via email and phone.

  • Experience within the birth justice movement, reproductive justice movement, and/ or social justice movement.

  • Strong commitment to Mama Sana Vibrant Woman’s mission and values, including a passion for equity and building an inclusive and antiracist organization.

 

Strongly preferred:

  • Previous experience facilitating a curriculum.

  • Strong interpersonal and community building skills.

  • Roots in the birthworker/ birth organization space in Central Texas.

  • Comfortable working across cultures, languages, and differences, including experience and comfort working with people of color, immigrants, English language learners, and gender expansive people.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, on multiple projects.

  • Position 2: Bilingual Spanish/ English or equivalent in African American Vernacular English preferred

  • Experience coordinating medium to large scale community facing events

 

Preferred: 

  • Experience working in the birth justice and reproductive justice movement.

  • Experience working Slack, Asana, Apricot, and Google drive

  • Comfortable learning and working with new technology

  • Previous experience working within a collective or workers cooperative.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a resume, three professional references, and a cover letter that describes why you feel you are a strong candidate for this position to info@msvwatx.org.  Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. Please, no phone calls. 

 

MSVW strongly encourages Black, Indigenous, and people of color, individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer, and individuals impacted by the legal system to apply. The majority of MSVW collective members are women of color.

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