National WIC Association

WIC Nutrition & Local Services Manager (Public Health Manger 1)

Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Nutrition & Health Screening (WIC) (Portland, OR)

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Oregon Health Authority

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$5,875 - $9,086

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WIC Nutrition & Local Services Manager (Public Health Manger 1)

Job Description:

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. For additional position details, please visit the full position description here.

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. Try this free virtual benefits counselor by clicking here:  
  • Paid Leave Days:
    • 11 paid holidays each year
    • 3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" each year
    • 8 hours of paid sick leave accumulated every month
    • 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.
  • Click here to learn more about State of Oregon benefits.

This is a full-time, permanent position and is considered management service and not represented by a union.

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.

OHA values health equity, service excellence, integrity, leadership, partnership, innovation and transparency. OHA’s health equity definition is “Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances. Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address: the equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and recognizing, reconciling, and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.” OHA’s 10-year goal is to eliminate health inequities. Click here, to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision and core values.


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 prgram.
  • Experience working with Unions.
  • Previous state experience.

How to apply:

  • Complete the online application
  • Attach a Cover Letter describing how your education and/or experience meets the Required and Requested Attributes listed above.

Please ensure you’ve provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment.  For further information, please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage.

Need Help?

If you need assistance to participate in the application process including an accommodation request under the American with Disabilities Act, please call Stephanie Mitchell.

Voice: [503-979-7679] (TTY 711)


Additional Information

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The Oregon Health Authority is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience, and training for this position. (critical elements of process).

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity and anti-racism.

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