National WIC Association

WIC Nutrition & Local Services Manager

Oregon Health Authority (Portland, OR)

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Nutrition & Health Screening (WIC) - PHD -OHA in Portland, OR is recruiting for a WIC Nutrition & Local Services Manager to carry out the objectives and goals of the WIC Program. In this position you will develop and implement policies, procedures, and program priorities of the WIC Program by determining the most effective utilization of resources.  You will be responsible for very complex operations such as local program services, certification and eligibility determination, nutrition education and breastfeeding promotion, and integration and outreach.  You will be responsible for assuring the implementation, accuracy, and integrity of the federally required biennial compliance reviews of all contracted health agencies and coordination of these reviews with the Public Health Division triennial review process. An important duty of this position is to participate in the program’s Caseload Compliance Review regular monitoring process, including development and implementation of intervention strategies to assure the federal performance measure is met. You will directly supervise the Nutrition and Local Services Team including health professionals such as Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists and health educators.


OHA values service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity and partnership, and has the strategic goal to end all health inequities by 2030.


The OHA mission is helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental, and social well-being through partnership, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. OHA’s work is organized into three broad goals: Improve the lifelong health of all Oregonians, increase the quality, reliability, and availability of care for all Oregonians and lower or contain the cost of care so it is affordable to everyone.


What's in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.

·        We offer exceptional medical, vision and dental benefits packages for you and your qualified family members, with very low monthly out-of-pocket costs.

·        Paid Leave Days:

o   11 paid holidays each year

o   3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" each year

o   8 hours of paid sick leave accumulated every month

o   Progressive vacation leave accrual with increases every 5 years

·        Pension and retirement programs

·        Optional benefits include short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.


Most of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are many times that the work will need to be conducted at the primary work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.



Minimum and Special Qualifications

·        Master’s or Doctoral degree in the field of nutrition from an accredited college or university with emphasis in food and nutrition, community nutrition, public health nutrition, nutrition education, human nutrition, nutrition science or equivalent AND

·        at least two years responsible experience as a nutritionist in education, social service, maternal and child health, public health, nutrition, or dietetics;


·        Credentialed Registered Dietitian (R.D.) or is eligible for registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Commission on Dietetic Registration AND

·        has a minimum of two years of job-related experience


·        Bachelor’s degree in the field of nutrition from an accredited college or university AND

·        Credentialed Registered Dietitian (R.D.) or is eligible for registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Commission on Dietetic Registration AND

·        has a minimum of 5 years of job-related experience 


Requested Attributes

·        Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health inequities, and collaborating with diverse communities most harmed by social injustice and health inequities.

·        Extensive knowledge of the USDA requirements for the WIC Program.

·        Extensive knowledge and experience in local WIC Program operations

·        Working knowledge of the principles of public health and the WIC program's contribution to public health at the state and local level.

·        Strong professional knowledge of maternal and child nutrition and principles of adult education.

·        Experience managing a team and/or program.

·        Experience working with Unions.

·        Previous state experience.

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