National WIC Association

Kansas State Breastfeeding Coordinator and State WIC Training Coordinator

Kansas Department of Health and Environment – Kansas WIC Program (Topeka, KS)

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is recruiting Registered Dietitians for two state-level nutritionist positions for the Kansas WIC Program. 

One position serves as the Breastfeeding Coordinator for the Kansas WIC Program.   This person provides leadership and direction to WIC’s breastfeeding initiatives.  Related responsibilities include:  Develops goals, tracks progress and uses data to report on accomplishments as well as develops training materials for local WIC agency personnel including orientation and continuing education.  Other tasks include program planning, evaluation, policy development, and collaboration with state and local programs, particularly related to breastfeeding promotion and support.   

One position serves as the Training Coordinator for the Kansas WIC Program.  This person develops and/or coordinates the statewide training plan for the WIC program appropriate to local agency staff. Responsibilities include: Lead responsibility for planning the WIC Statewide Conference, New Employee Training and other training such as webinars and conferences. Uses professional expertise to ensure all training materials reflect current research and provide adequate training appropriate to the duties of the local agency staff.  In addition to training, this person has responsibilities related to nutrition assessment policies and procedures. 

Also, both positions serve as the lead contact for assigned local WIC agencies. Related responsibilities include: Conducts evaluations of assigned local WIC agencies as part of a two-person team. Assesses local agency compliance with State policies and procedures and Federal regulations governing the operation of the WIC program.  Prepares reports of findings that contain recommendations to bring the local agency into compliance.  Continually evaluates local agency performance from submission of working documents, management reports, budgets, on-site observations and telephone contacts to determine if requirements are being met or if additional technical assistance is indicated.

Positions are in the State WIC office in Topeka.  Some remote work time can be approved. Positions have benefits and many opportunities for professional development.  Experience with WIC and maternal, infant, and child nutrition is preferred but not required.  

Minimum requirements: Registered or eligible for registration as a Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the time of hire.  Special Requirements: Dietetic License with the appropriate State of Kansas agency within six weeks of job acceptance. Required Education: Bachelor’s degree.

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