National WIC Association

WIC Staff Manager - Breastfeeding (DOH-PHD #11285)

State of New Mexico (Santa Fe, NM)

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Santa Fe

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$21.15 - $36.81 Hourly

$44,001 - $76,562 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 75

Purpose of Position


Why does the job exist?

This job plans, develops and implements  breastfeeding promotion and support policies and procedures, as well as coordinates breastfeeding services for the New Mexico Department of Health's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Breastfeeding Program. It also manages the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor annual grants and associated contracts to implement this program statewide, assures federal regulatory compliance and performs related work for the Department of Health and with community partners as required.

How does it get done?

Key responsibilities include managing the WIC Breastfeeding Promotion Program, managing the WIC Program's community-based breastfeeding promotion and support projects, managing staff lactation-related training and development, and managing the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program.

Who are the customers?

Customers include approximately WIC staff statewide, Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, pregnant women, breastfeeding women and breastfed infants who participate in the New Mexico WIC Program each month.

Ideal Candidate

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Credentials; WIC Program experience

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor's Degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of professional level experience operating within parameters and guidelines directly related to the purpose of the position defined by the agency at the time of recruitment. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.  

Substitution Table

These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:

  Education   Experience
1 High School Diploma or Equivalent AND 9 years of experience
2 Associate's degree AND 7 years of experience
3 Bachelor's degree AND 5 years of experience
4 Master's degree AND 3 years of experience
5 PhD degree AND 1 year of experience

• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of "semester hours" in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Working Conditions

Executive Order 2021-066 requires all employees with the State of New Mexico to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including proof of a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster dose) or proof of a COVID-19 viral test every week.

The Public Health Order (on Vaccination) dated December 2, 2021, requires Congregate Care Facility Workers and Hospital Workers to have received a primary series of vaccination by October 6, 2021, and a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster.

Links to the referenced Executive Order and Public Health Order can be found on the State Personnel Office website homepage:

Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and phone usage. Extensive statewide travel with the occasional overnight stay may be required.

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Agency Contact Information: Sarah Flores-Sievers 505-469-0679 Email

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.


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This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

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