National WIC Association

WIC Director

Mecklenburg County Public Health (Charlotte, NC)

Position Summary

Assess, plan, and evaluate the operational functions of the WIC(Women, Infants, Children) program to ensure quality, cost-effective case management and care coordination is provided. This managerial position promotes the development, review, and revision of the WIC program and Clinic policies and procedures and institutes quality assurance measures within the program to ensure quality and consistency of services.


Essential Functions

Provide leadership for assuring and coordinating the availability of nutrition services to participants receiving other health department services.

Interpret and ensure compliance with program policies, procedures, and standards.

Manage and directs day-to-day services and resources of assigned program.

Participate in the development of policies and procedures for assigned case management and care coordination programs

Ensure quality assurance activities and process improvement activities are conducted.

Prepare and monitor the program budget.

Participate in community-level planning to develop partnerships and linkages with healthcare providers and areas of collaborative practice to ensure programs’ needs are met

Collaborate effectively with agency administration to provide services for community emergency intervention

Conduct a periodic assessment of the local WIC Project needs for program planning purposes

May be required to staff shelters in the event of a disaster


Minimum Qualifications


Minimum of six years of WIC experience, including one year of supervisory experience or completion of an approved supervisory training program.



Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Public Health Nutrition.

Combination of relevant education and relevant experience accepted?: N/A

Licenses and Certifications

May require a valid North Carolina or South Carolina Driver's License

May need to obtain and maintain a County Operator's Permit


Preferred Qualifications

RD or RDN licensure preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of

Initiating referrals to community health care providers, social service, and advocacy agencies, and the ability to effectively refer clients as needed.

HIPAA compliance standards and all aspects of client privacy practices

Evaluating health trends and risk factors of target populations

Supervisory principles and practices

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