National WIC Association

Health Equity Manager 

National WIC Association (NWA) (Washington, DC)

Health Equity Manager 

The National WIC Association (NWA), located in Washington, DC, seeks a full-time Health Equity Manager to join its diverse team of sixteen dedicated professionals. 

NWA is a high-impact non-profit, member organization that represents more than 2,000 service provider agencies that offer quality nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health care and other social referral services to at-risk women and young children in over 10,000 WIC clinics nationwide.    

For the National WIC Association, health equity is the ability of all individuals and families to achieve optimal health, irrespective of their identity, race, ability or class. This requires equitable access to nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, chronic disease prevention and management services, safe living environments, and good jobs with fair pay.  It necessitates removing obstacles to families’ short- and long-term health and wellbeing including poverty, discrimination, and institutional racism and other forms of bias expressed through housing, healthcare, education, labor, and other public policies. 

The Health Equity Manager is responsible for driving a portfolio of work that includes developing initiatives and resources that support NWA members, management and staff to apply an equity, diversity and inclusion lens to their work and engage with promising practices that promote equitable access to WIC services.  

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Develops an annual equity, diversity and inclusion work plan that includes special projects and health equity programming 

  • Identifies, monitors, and communicates best practices for eliminating health disparities, promoting cultural competence, and engaging communities served by WIC to NWA staff and members with the aim to improve the WIC participant experience and increase recruitment and retention of WIC participants. 

  • Project manages grant funded community initiatives the promote health equity within WIC.  

  • Serves as a subject matter expert around health equity issues and the spokesperson for NWA. 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s of Science or Arts degree, preferably in public health, public administration or other related field and 8+ years of experience working in community-based programs, project management and/or grants administration; or a Master’s degree in public health or related field and 5+ years related work experience. 

  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to advancing racial and health equity a must. 

  • Ability to organize work and conceptualize as well as prioritize objectives is required. 

  • Must possess strong oral /written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills, proven leadership skills 

To apply, please send a cover letter, two writing samples, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@nwica.org.  No phone solicitation accepted. 

More Information: https://www.nwica.org/jobs/health-equity-manager