Job Post: Community-based Doula

Job Title: Community-based Doula (full-time, salary)
Company: Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA)
Work Location: Hybrid – Virtual and Office, 19750 Burt Rd., Detroit, MI 48219
Posting Date: May 9, 2023
Closing Date: Until filled
Start Date: June 1, 2023 or sooner
Email resume and cover letter to: Isha Johnson,  
Use subject line: Community-based Doula

General Purpose
The Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association’s community-based doula will provide birth support, encouragement and information to mothers through pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period.

Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 community-based organization with strong ties to the Detroit community.  BMBFA’s mission is to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for Black families.  BMBFA optimizes the first food experience through direct service, training, advocacy and MCH Innovation.

Note: Review our programs and Annual Reports before applying.  Both are available on our website.

Essential Job Performance Objectives

  • Provide prenatal, childbirth and postpartum support, care and education to 25 families annually
  • Input data into data system 
  • Lead and actively participate in Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Club
  • Attend and actively participate in community outreach activities
  • Conduct training/classes/informational sessions related to breastfeeding, childbirth and parenting

Duties/Scope of Practice

  • Conduct participant visits in homes, public settings, virtually and provider’s office 
  • Assess participant’s confidence/needs for birth and provide basic assistance
  • Provides basic prenatal, postpartum, labor and early parenting education and encouragement      
  • Maintains and understands the doula scope of practice
  • Respects each participant by keeping information strictly confidential
  • Reports any concerns that are beyond the doula scope of practice to administration
  • Keeps accurate records for all contacts and submits them in a timely manner
  • Provides approved resources to participant
  • Schedules appointments with the participant
  • Maintains knowledge and skills about birth through ongoing learning opportunities such as workshops, monthly staff meetings, and independent training.
  • Participate in all required BMBFA events & activities
  • Actively recruit new participants into the program
  • All other duties as assigned by administration

Lived Experience (preferred)

  • Breastfeeding / breast pumping experience 
  • Intimate connection to the Detroit community


  • Successfully completion of HealthConnect One’s (HCO) Community-based Doula Training or similar certification.  If the applicant holds a doula certificate different from HCO, BMBFA will provide HCO doula training during employment.
  • High school diploma or GED within 12 months of being employed
  • Available for on-call and full-time work
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license & proof of current car insurance & registration
  • High school diploma or GED within 12 months of being employed
  • Available for on-call and full-time work
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license & proof of current car insurance & registration


  • Enthusiastic about birth and breastfeeding 
  • Desires to help participants enjoy positive birth and breastfeeding experiences
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Able to remain calm and exercise judgment in unusual or stressful situations


  • $44,000 (entry level)


  • Medical, dental, vision & life insurance 
  • Simple IRA retirement 
  • 529 college savings plan 
  • Supportive supervision
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Family-friendly work environment
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • 80 hours paid time off 
  • 13 paid holiday days

Working Conditions

  • Remote, in-office and in the field
  • Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel 

Terms of Service

  • Full-time, salary

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