National WIC Association

Nutrition Program Coordinator

Fairfax County Health Department (Fairfax County , VA)

$72,752.58 - $121,254.64 Annually



Job Type

FT Salary W BN


Health Department

Job Number



12/24/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Pay Grade


Posting Type

Open to General Public

Job Announcement

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.

Employment Standards

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)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a sanction screening, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Previous WIC experience preferred and proven experience in overseeing the administrative aspects of a nutrition program, including fiscal management, program planning, staff supervision, program evaluation, outcome reporting, quality assurance and monitoring of adherence to program standards. Experience in budget oversight and grant management, to include strong working knowledge of federal, state and county financial reporting requirements for the WIC program. Preferred experience working with ethnically diverse populations in a public health/community health setting to include pregnant and post-partum women, lactation support, high-risk infants and children. Highly desirable to have experience in community partnership building and interdisciplinary collaboration. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates who meet credentialing requirements to be a Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Previous experience as a WIC Nutritionist preferred. 

Employee is required to walk, stand, sit, bend, kneel, climb stairs and carry equipment up to 25 pounds in weight as required for the position. Uses hands to grasp, handle or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to drive a vehicle. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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