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Catholic Doula is a doula training program been around since March 2014. We have had some wonderful helpers with our courses in last 2 years. However, we want to formalize our board or team members; it is time to get a little bit more formal in our approach to training and more. We also are now offering special programs such as an Herbal course starting in March.
We are interested in several new team members. Here are some of the job descriptions. Yes, it is all volunteer work for now. We do have some ideas on how to add in mentoring where you would get paid for that (minimum payment–please realize our program is trying to be low cost and catering to stay at home mothers).
Board/Team Positions available are below: (Note: We would like a commitment of minimum of one year but if you would like to help for longer that would be great — minimum through May 1, 2019). We will elect or ask for new members next year.
Grader: This grader position helps with grading classroom assignments at Eliademy or other classrooms that we may operate. The grader will also grade discussions. The grader will answer questions or send them to President (founder) if you don’t know the answer. We prefer that you are either training through our course as a grader, so you are familiar with our program. A grader should be also Catholic or Christian. (At least 2 positions open)
Mentor description: You will help the student during a 6 month time frame with setting goals (esp. self-pace program) in order to finish within 6-7 months. The mentor will help with minimum commitment of once a month meetings with student via chat/phone/Skype. The mentor will be paid a small fee from the signup for above. If student wishes to add in extra time with mentor; that can be worked out case-by case basis or some reasonable fee the mentor will charge. A mentor can be a certified doula through another program; but should at least be familiar with the course (so looking at the modules/curriculum is a must). Mentor should be Catholic. (For now we will open up 2 positions–we will consider more; so if you are interested and the 2 are filled — please ask to be on wait list).
Diocesan Liaison in your state: We are looking for someone who is a people person/extrovert who can present Catholic Doula Program, St. Gianna Parent Courses and BLOOM to various dioceses throughout the USA. The only way we can obtain more students is to get the word out more about doulas and Catholic Doula Program (and our other programs). If you live near 2 states; then you can do both states or the areas that are close to you. We will also give you materials or digital files to hand out. This is something important–you won’t be doing this job alone! It would be nice if you were a student in training; but we will consider other members. (This position is open to several as we would like to get out to as many states as possible. If you are in Texas and want to help, please contact me! We are located in Texas!)
BLOOM Co-director; We also run a program called Bettering Lives of Outstanding Mothers or BLOOM. We are looking for someone to help co-direct this program. We need a real visionary for this. Our website is www.momsofbloom.com We will be looking for board members for this as well; we can for now include your membership on Catholic Doula as part of BLOOM. This can change in the future to a separate board for Catholic Doula and BLOOM.
Catholic Doula Board Membership Director: Help new doulas in training feel welcome. We will send you the welcome packet and things like that to send to new members. You can also add new doulas to the classroom if you are part instructor. Membership director would ideally know our coursework — so student in training, etc. (This may be also good for someone who is not so much as an extrovert, but still likes helping others).
Marketing Committee members: We have one person who is going to help with marketing; but we ideally would like 2-3 people to help with marketing our courses. Give us ideas on low cost options; help us gain interviews that will give information to others; get us out on the radio in other cities.
Curriculum Development: Maybe you are shy– this might be a good option for you; look at our curriculum and give suggestions for improvement for future. We are hoping to update our birth doula self-pace course, etc. We would like feedback on this. This would also be for our St. Gianna Parent Program too.
We may have other board ideas; so please email us if you have a talent that could help our program!
If you are not currently a Catholic doula in training and are interested in the membership items above; we can consider a discount on the training as long as you follow through with helping us in our courses. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org