National WIC Association

Nutrition Consultant/ Breastfeeding Peer Coordinator

The State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (Lansing, MI)

Job Description
This consultant is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the statewide WIC Peer Counseling Program. The WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator is a position newly designated in the 2013 USDA FNS Nutrition Services Standards, and is distinct from the responsibilities of the State WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator. The WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator oversees USDA peer funding for the state, including allocations, budget approval and monitoring for all local programs receiving peer funding. This consultant is also responsible for the oversight of the USDA breastfeeding curricula, the breastfeeding policy and training team, including the development and implementation of statewide breastfeeding content. This position requires the consultant to possess an advanced lactation credential and indepth lactation knowledge, for purposes of representing the WIC Division on all matters related to lactation technical assistance/expertise, including special projects and presentations. Other areas of assignment include Division and Statewide breastfeeding objectives, oversight of breast pump and equipment program, assessment of individual local agency breastfeeding program implementation, and community engagement. This consultant seeks outside funding through grant writing to support additional work for breastfeeding promotion. Completes grant and fiscal reports to outside funders and USDA. Provides direct oversight of contractors and affiliate employees working on grants. This consultant may be assigned responsibility for specific program areas, e.g. Breastfeeding, maternal/child nutrition, general WIC nutrition & health issues.

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