Employment Opportunities

Nurses for Newborns is a non-profit organization that serves thousands of babies and families in Missouri and Tennessee. We exist to provide a safety net for families most at-risk in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect. As a leader in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, NFN provides in-home nursing visits which promote healthcare, education and positive parenting skills. If you are looking for a challenging and meaningful career where you know you are making a difference please consider Nurses for Newborns!

Staff Nurse positions open on occasion and sometimes positions are created for new programs.  We retain applications/resumes for 90 days. Anyone applying for a Staff Nurse position must meet the following minimum requirements:


  • Possess an active license to practice in the state of Missouri or Tennessee (depending on which location you’re applying)
  • Have 5 years experience in maternal/child health or 3 years experience in NICU/Special Care Nursery
  • Have an automobile and current driver’s license and automobile insurance


Staff RN

Nurses for Newborns is seeking a nurse to independently provide in-home nursing visits to pre-natal, postpartum and newborn clients. Follows Clinical Guidelines in planning care, assessing client needs and in determining and utilizing screening tools. Refers clients to community agencies and other resources as appropriate. Completes forms and documentation by entering assessments, screenings, care plans and referrals in electronic database following NFN guidelines. Works with hospitals, physicians, managed care and community agencies to provide care for clients. Locations within MO to be determined and may vary depending upon the needs of NFN.

This position may be either ¾ time (30 hours per week) or F/T.

Qualified candidates must:
Be an RN and possess an active license to practice in the state of Missouri
Have an automobile, current driver’s license and automobile insurance

Required experience:
5 years experience in maternal/child health or 3 years experience in NICU/Special Care Nursery
Bachelor’s degree

To apply for this position, please download and complete an application and send it with a cover letter and resumé to hr@nursesfornewborns.org with the subject line “Nurse Opening.”

Director of Philanthropy

Nurses for Newborns provides a safety net for families most at-risk in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect by providing in-home nursing visits which promote healthcare, education, and positive parenting skills.

Nurses for Newborns is seeking a full time Director of Philanthropy. This position leads the NFN processes in implementation of fund development to include major individual and corporate gifts, high potential donors and planned giving in order to ensure organizational health and sustainability. Creates a donor-centered organization that nurtures loyalty through a comprehensive relationship-building program including cultivation and consistent communications.  Works in coordination with the CEO and Director of Special Events and Volunteers to foster a high performing and results oriented fundraising environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, business or a related field along with at least 5 years as a gift planning professional. Certified Fund Raising Professional certification is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating, managing and implementing a comprehensive fund development program
  • A personal record of success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major individual, corporate and planned gifts.
  • Direct knowledge of standard fundraising techniques and development office functions, including gift processing, prospect and donor histories and fundraising reporting.
  • An exceptional communicator
  • A collaborative nature with the ability to gain the respect and support of donors and colleagues
  • A high level of professionalism, maturity and judgement to motivate others and inspire a culture of philanthropy throughout NFN
  • Alignment with the NFN mission and demonstrated ability to excel as part of a team.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

hr@nursesfornewborns.org. No telephone calls, please.


Development and Communications Coordinator

NFN is seeking a Development and Communication Coordinator.

Primary duties include:

CRM System:

  • Data entry, reporting and ensuring the integrity and accuracy of data in the donor database system.
  • Ensuring timely written acknowledgement of donations and working on various donation appeal mailings

Annual Giving & Special Events:

  • Participation in event planning and activities
  • Exploring and recommending new revenue sources and other fundraising opportunities

Communications & Social Media:

  • Greeting the public through phone, walk-in and in person inquiries. Assisting with accepting donations of items. Providing back-up to the receptionist.
  • Assisting with social media, publications and brochures and other forms of communication. Producing and editing promotional materials.
  • Keeping the agency website up to date.
  • Managing volunteers in the absence of the Director of Special Events and Volunteers.
  • Providing agency tours.
  • Initiating, participating in and representing NFN in a positive manner in community events, including speaking engagements as appropriate.

The ideal candidate will possess and 1-3 years of fundraising/development, nonprofit organizational or related experience. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Prior work in a CRM database is a plus.

The following skills are required:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, including data entry skills
  • A collaborative nature and skills that reflect and value a team approach
  • Social media skills are a plus

This is a benefit eligible position, with hours that may range from 32 up to 40 hours per week. Requires presence at an evening or weekend event on occasion.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume and salary requirements directly to: hr@nursesfornewborns.org


Community Health Worker (Full Time)

Nurses for Newborns is seeking a Community Health Worker (CHW). The CHW is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has a close understanding of the community they serve. The worker serves as a liaison/link intermediary between health services, social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

The CHW:

  • Visits clients in their homes and closely collaborates with the Registered Nurse within program parameters for provision of services and referrals.
  • Supports the Registered Nurse and other team members by following up on care plan goals, educating on home safety, promoting bonding between caregiver and child, and in recognizing and preventing child abuse and neglect.
  • Represents the agency in community events and by recruiting new clients.
  • Assists with cultural mediation among individuals, communities, health and social service systems.
  • Provides culturally appropriate health education and information.
  • Provides coaching and social support and advocates for individuals and communities.
  • Completes documentation within scheduled deadlines.
  • Attends required meetings.
  • Conducts community outreach.


  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with community issues and resources.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Community Health Worker Credentialing a plus.


  • Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Requires skill and accuracy in keyboarding, email and data entry
  • Ability to establish a trusting and therapeutic relationship with clients, caregivers and families
  • Knowledge of adult and child learning behaviors
  • Ability to multitask and work in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality a must
  • Strong self-motivation, organization, and planning skills

To apply for this position please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@nursesfornewborns.org


Nurses for Newborns is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, or any other protected status. Nurses for Newborns offers equal opportunity and treatment to all who apply and is committed to diversity.


Accounting Coordinator

The Accounting Coordinator handles the daily finance work of the Tennessee office of Nurses for Newborns. This includes assisting with annual budget development, monitoring of cash flow and coding invoices and payment of expenses. The Accounting Coordinator is also responsible for invoicing payers and recording financial activities. In addition to Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable this individual should also have experience in General Ledger journal entry preparation and reconciliation. This individual assists with agency fundraising events; through budget development and check out processes.

This position is 20 hours per week.

Required Experience:

Associate Degree in Accounting or Finance (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
1-3 years accounting experience
Knowledge of general ledger accounting and budgeting
Experience in using accounting software with functional modules of A/P, A/R, and G/L

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to Amanda Peltz with the subject line “Accounting Coordinator.”

Nurses for Newborns does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin (Title VI).  NFN also does not discriminate on the basis of gender, religion, ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation or disability.  Complaints or concerns should be sent to Amanda Peltz, Title VI Coordinator (615) 313-9989