An overarching goal of NWA is to increase equitable access to WIC services to positively influence short- and long-term health outcomes for women and families across the country. NWA understands the relationship between the strength of the WIC workforce, WIC services, research and evaluation, smart policy solutions, and equitable health outcomes.
There is momentum for driving equitable access to WIC services by both modernizing WIC clinic practices and centering WIC services around a health equity framework. The pace at which WIC providers were tasked with modernizing clinic practices because of COVID-19 and the need for remote service delivery, presented opportunities and challenges for WIC agencies nationally. As a community, WIC continues to learn about practices, activities, and policies that can support enhanced WIC program delivery.
As a result of this momentum and renewed focus on enhanced WIC program delivery, NWA is establishing the Center for Innovative Practices in WIC (CIP-WIC). CIP-WIC will make it easier for NWA members to access resources, technical assistance, and expertise from within the WIC community and NWA staff, to support the adoption of promising practices that increase equitable access to quality WIC services.
The Center will provide technical assistance and expertise to NWA members and WIC stakeholders, elevate promising practices from the field and encourage more explicit communities of practice.
In addition, the staff within the center will act as internal consultants to other teams within NWA. They will provide expertise on WIC nutrition and breastfeeding services; WIC research, innovation, and data; and, equity, diversity, and inclusion. This will help ensure that core NWA services can leverage in-house expertise to inform advocacy, member services, conferences and events, and strategic communications.
NWA is looking for a full time Director for the Center for Innovative Practices in WIC. The successful candidate will be an experienced manager who can lead a highly talented team and develop the Center for Innovative Practices in WIC. They will possess a clear understanding of the WIC program and be able to demonstrate knowledge of recent developments in WIC innovation.
In collaboration with NWA leadership, the Director, Center for Innovative Practices in WIC, will oversee the work of the Center, help establish this group as the premier source of information on innovative practices in WIC, manage the staff within the team, and oversee their portfolios. Specifically, the position will:
NWA provides competitive benefits, including hybrid work, tuition reimbursement program, ongoing professional development opportunities in addition to generous health care plans, paid time off, a company-matched retirement program and more.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to email@example.com. No phone solicitation accepted.
More Information: https://www.nwica.org/nwa-job-postings