Director of Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations

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Director of Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
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Bastyr University seeks a Director for the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations, a department in the School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences of the University. Lead a respected, committed and passionate team of staff and instructors in its mission to educate and inspire leaders in the birth professions and dedicated to advancing health equity. The Simkin Center Director plans and administers a thirty year old education program to prepare birth and postpartum doulas, lactation educators, childbirth educators, infant massage educators, and more. 

Responsibilities: The Simkin Center Director implements the mission and goals of the Center in alignment with the University’s vision, mission and strategic plan. They develop and administer departmental procedures, policies and budget. Other responsibilities include oversight of enrollment management, financial systems, marketing and work flow processes. Director recruits, hires and supervises staff people and instructors. The Director sustains relationships and partnerships within the local, national and international maternal-child health and birth communities and represents the Simkin Center in the greater university community.

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Bachelor's degree required, master's degree strongly preferred. At least five years of administrative experience in education or closely related field, five years of leadership, management, budget and supervisory experience, experience with curriculum and program design, marketing and promotion. Experience in maternal-child health and birth professions issues and education.


Salary: DOE. Full-time, salaried position, based on experience and qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package includes medical/dental/vision, 403b and Section 125 plans, and generous paid time off. Although typically a Monday-Friday position, candidates may be required to work varying hours and days of the week to accommodate event scheduling.


To apply send a letter of interest describing how you meet the position qualifications, your resume and 3-4 references. Email to Please refer to

job #18-009 and job title in the email subject line.


Start Date: July 2, 2018


No phone calls, please. EEO    Open until filled.

Kenmore Campus (Kenmore, WA)
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Full-Time - Monday-Friday, occasional evenings & weekends.
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Comprehensive Benefits Package