NUTRITION PROGRAM COORDINATOR (WIC PROGRAM)
Under direction, plans, organizes, directs, and supervises the
operation of a special supplemental food program for women,
infants, and children (WIC); organizes and implements the program
in order to provide supplemental food, nutrition, education, and
access to health care for women, infants, and children; does
other related duties.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Manages and supervises the day to day operations of the WIC
Organizes, directs, and coordinates a comprehensive nutrition
Explains the purpose and operation of the WIC Program to
staff, participants, and related health participants, to potential
eligible persons, especially those with high risk health care
problems and nutritional needs.
Establishes and manages projects, existing plans and budgets.
Directs the management of caseload in accordance with the
WIC program's monthly caseload management plan.
Implements the project to assure maximum service to participants.
Supervises the referral of participants to other health care
providers as necessary.
Supervises the screening of possible participants for eligibility
according to federal guidelines.
Directs the conducting of hearings for local recipients
threatened with termination or discontinuation with the WIC
Supervises and coordinates the issuing of food vouchers.
Gives suitable assignments and instructions to individuals
and groups and supervises their work.
Collects data and evaluates the effectiveness of the nutrition
Works with participating supermarkets in controlling the proper
use of vouchers.
Maintains a cooperative relationship with agencies concerned
with the nutritional program.
Supervises the acquisition, storage, and distribution of
necessary supplies and equipment.
Plans and implements an effective nutrition education program.
Prepares a variety of reports as required.
Maintains fiscal and program records.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by
the agency, office, or related units.
Possession of a bachelor's degree in nutrition, community
nutrition, food and nutrition, community dietetics, dietetics,
or home economics from an accredited college or university.
Three (3) years of experience in managing or supervising a
public health, nutritional and/or health education program.
NOTE: Possession of a Master's degree in public health
nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition, nutrition and dietetics,
home economics, nutrition education, food and nutrition, public
health, administration, or management may be substituted for
one (1) year of the above experience.
NOTE: Appointees must possess a current and valid Certification
as a Registered Dietitian issued by the Academy of Nutrition and
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than the
employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties
of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the purpose, procedures, and problems encountered
in the administration of a specially funded program for target
Knowledge of the methods, procedures, and problems involved
in mobilizing resources and facilities to service a target
Knowledge of cultural, social, and economic problems of low
income families as they relate to public health nutrition.
Ability to enlist the interest and cooperation of community
Ability to plan work effectively and to communicate and present
Ability to speak well in public or at group meetings.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working
relationship with individuals, groups, and other health
Ability to prepare clear, accurate, and informative reports.
Ability to develop effective work methods, to give suitable
assignments and instructions to groups and individuals,
and to provide them with needed advice and assistance
when difficult and unusual problems arise.
Ability to direct the keeping of all related records and files.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency,
office or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American
Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable
forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made
because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons
may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.