WIC Nutrition Consultant
- Portland, OR
- posted April 21, 2021
$4,871 - $7,477
As the WIC Nutrition Consultant, you will provide nutrition consultation regarding promotion of behaviors for lifelong good health and prevention and intervention of nutrition-related medical conditions. You will serve as the primary state WIC program contact to local contract agencies and provide technical assistance and consultation to local and state agency staff and managers in the areas of program administration, caseload management, eligibility determination, and nutrition services. In addition, you will provide consultation on integration of WIC with other health program areas and integration of nutrition with all aspects of the WIPC program. While in this position, you will develop state nutrition services policies and conducts biennial reviews of local contract agencies to assure compliance with WIC federal and state requirements. You will serve as a member of the WIC training coordination team and develop and implement training and training materials for local agency staffs. You will coordinate the development and maintenance of state WIC approved risk criteria and promote and support the development of culturally competent programs, services, and policies for the Oregon WIC Program.
A bachelor's degree with emphasis on nutrition AND current status as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics AND three years of certified work experience as a nutritionist or dietitian in public health, education, maternal and child health, social services, nutrition, or dietetics. Preference will be given to applicants with a master’s degree in nutrition and at least three years of experience working with the WIC program. Experience working in a local WIC agency as either a WIC nutritionist or WIC coordinator providing nutrition, education, program administration, and management consultation to local agencies to improve health services. Experience providing leadership and direction providing health and nutrition services. Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating WIC and nutrition policies. Experience selecting, reviewing and/or developing educational materials and other resources for use by local agencies and other state staff. Experience working with at risk populations. Proficiency in Desktop Publishing, PowerPoint, Word and Excel. Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.