National WIC Association

Nutrition Program Coordinator

The Fairfax County Health Department (Fairfax, VA)

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to promoting population health, protecting public health and the environment, and ensuring residents' equitable access to health services and information.

Responsible for long range planning and coordination of the Women, Infants and Children's (WIC) Program and nutrition services throughout the county, including program development, implementation and evaluation to assure cost efficiency, high quality positive outcomes and conformance with local/state/federal guidelines. Prepares program goals, objectives and service standards. Evaluates effectiveness of WIC and Nutrition service programs according to established service standards. Develops, directs and monitors the WIC budget and makes purchases based on WIC program and USDA guidelines. Coordinates with the Virginia Department of Health to ensure program compliance and implementation. Collaborates with other community organizations to provide nutrition services to at risk populations. This position is funded by the WIC grant and reports directly to the Assistant Director of Health Services.

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)

Master's degree in Nutrition or Public Health; plus four years of experience as a nutritionist, including at least two years in a supervisory role.


  • Registered Dietitian by the American Dietetics Association and/or MS in Public Health Administration or Nutrition.
  • Driver's License
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
  • AED (Required within 60 days)

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