WIC Nutrition & Local Services Manager

Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Community Nutritionist

Salary Range:

Salary: $5397 - $7959 monthly

Starting Date:


Position Description:
REQ-39793 Close date: 5/31/2020 Salary: $5397 - $7959 monthly Location: Portland, OR This is a full-time, permanent management-service, supervisory position and is not represented by a union. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Nutrition and Health Screening (WIC Program) in Portland, OR is recruiting for an WIC Nutrition & Local Services Manager to develop and implement policies, procedures and program priorities for the WIC program and determine the most effective utilization of resources in order to reach goals and objectives for providing services to the WIC target population. This position is responsible for very complex operations in terms of supporting local program WIC services, certification and eligibility determination requirements, nutrition education and breastfeeding strategic planning, integration and outreach, compliance with federal requirements, and communication and collaboration with USDA staff in Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). What will you do? As the WIC Nutrition & Local Services Manager, you will supervise the Nutrition and Local Services Team, including health professionals such as registered dietitian nutritionists and health educators. This position is a member of the state WIC Office management and leadership teams. You will represent the WIC program at various public health and nutrition partnership meetings and foster collaboration among partners in support of the mission and goals of the program. In this position, you will assure the implementation, accuracy and integrity of federally required biennial compliance reviews of all contracted local agency WIC programs and coordinate these reviews with the Public Health Division triennial review process. This position participates in the program's caseload monitoring and assignment process, including development and implementation of intervention strategies to assure the federal performance measure is met. This position is designated as the Oregon State WIC Nutrition Coordinator as required by USDA, therefore, current Register Dietitian Nutritionist status is required. What's in it for you? The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.
Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications: Six years of experience in supervision, program management, or professional-level work managing a nutrition services program. This experience must have included at least two years of supervision and management of a program, section, or unit related to a human services program which included: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation. Special Qualifications In addition to the above minimum qualifications this position also requires that one of the following apply: • Master's or doctoral degree in the field of nutrition from an accredited college or university with emphasis in food and nutrition, community nutrition, public health nutrition, nutrition education, human nutrition, nutrition science or equivalent AND has at least two years of experience as a nutritionist in education, social service, maternal and child health, public health, nutrition or dietetics; OR • Bachelor's degree in the field of nutrition from an accredited college or university and 3 years of experience as a nutritionist in education, social service, maternal and child health, public health nutrition or dietetics related experience; OR • Senior Public Health Nutritionist under the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines; OR • State/Indian health service standards and state personnel qualifications as a Public Health Nutritionist. AND • Credentialed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)) or eligible for registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Commission on Dietetic Registration, and if applicable, holds a State license or is certified as a dietitian AND has a minimum of 2 years of job-related experience.
Desired Qualifications:
This job requires a very wide span of skills, knowledge, and abilities which include: • Extensive knowledge of the USDA requirements for the WIC program. • Extensive knowledge and experience in local WIC program operations • Working knowledge of the principles of public health and the WIC program's contribution to public health at the state and local level. • Strong professional knowledge of maternal and child nutrition and principles of adult education. • Management, leadership and mentoring experience • Commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion into all work and priorities • Current status as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Commission on Dietetic Registration.
To Apply Please visit the following link to review the announcement and apply: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Portland--OHA--Oregon-Street/WIC-Nutrition---Local-Services-Manager--Principal-Executive-Manager-D-_REQ-39793 Contact Information Cyndi Phipps-Roman 503-945-6377

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