National WIC Association

Nutrition Educator

La Crosse Health Department (La Crosse, WI)

Calling all Registered Dietitians!
Come expand your career with an organization that values and supports you to learn, grow, and
develop. Join our collaborative, supportive, and results-driven team. This role provides the
opportunity to bring your whole self to work, engage, lead, and drive your own learning and growth
within the organization. La Crosse County leaders are committed to provide a supportive and
inclusive work environment. We are also dedicated to your learning and development to grow in
an organization that is deep in talent.
Nutrition Educators provide nutrition services to participants enrolled in the La Crosse Women,
Infants and Children (WIC) Program and/or other contracted service areas.
This is a full-time position working Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, which is a hybrid of in-person
and remote work. The salary range starts at $48,087.
Associate Experience – What’s In It For You?
Supportive, collaborative, inclusive, and diverse workforce.
Career learning, development, and growth opportunities.
Culture of respect and dignity, teamwork, honesty, and integrity.
Serving your community in a purposeful and meaningful way.
Flexibility with generous paid time-off benefits.
Excellent benefits:
••Wisconsin Retirement System - Very stable and strong
••Health Insurance with options for free care
••Dental Insurance with many services covered at 100%
••Life Insurance with short and long-term disability
We will be accepting applications until the right person is hired.
La Crosse County Respects Diversity
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Selects, develops, evaluates and updates nutrition education materials used by the La Crosse
County WIC Project.
Assesses nutritional status of WIC participants, provides counseling and follow up, prescribes
appropriate WIC food package, makes appropriate referrals, participates in staff meetings, makes
home visits in selected cases, and documents care in electronic records.
Provides high-risk and follow-up nutrition care related to pregnancy and child nutrition.
Provides individual prenatal and postpartum breastfeeding and infant feeding information to
pregnant and post-partum women enrolled in the La Crosse County WIC Program.
Provides promotion, support and education for breastfeeding as the normal and ideal method for
feeding infants.
Provides nutrition-related consultation to nurses, physicians and other health professionals
including La Crosse County Health Department staff.
TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Preference for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who is registered with the
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) or who, within 6 months of hire, passes the
CDR examination.
Other nutritionists who have a bachelor’s degree in dietetics or food and nutrition, or
master’s degree in nutrition will be considered.
One year of professional nutrition educator or RDN experience, preferred.
Valid Wisconsin driver's license and access to vehicle, or other reliable means of
transportation for city and rural travel.

More Information: https://lacrossecounty.org/humanresources/employment-opportunities