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Program Director - Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program

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Community Bridges/ Santa Cruz County


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Published 16 days ago

April 1, 2021
$70,886 - $98,654

POSITION:         PROGRAM DIRECTOR/ REGISTERED DIETICIAN

                          (BI-LINGUAL IN ENGLISH/SPANISH PREFERRED)

PROGRAM:        WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM (WIC)

                       A PROGRAM OF COMMUNITY BRIDGES

Community Bridges envisions a thriving community where every person has the opportunity to unleash their full potential. Our family of ten programs delivers essential services, provides equitable access to resources, and advocates for health and dignity across every stage of life. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:         

Under general supervision of the CEO, develops, directs, and evaluates all elements of the Women, Infants and Children Program, including the overall organization, coordination, supervision, advocacy, fiscal control, and assessment and interpretation of participant eligibility, development of nutrition and breastfeeding education services or activities, by leading and training of all WIC Staff; performs related work as required.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Program Leadership:

·        Plans, develops and organizes activities of the program, so as to provide maximum services in a cost effective manner while meeting funding agency guidelines and regulatory requirements.

·        Explains and interprets eligibility requirements and program parameters to staff, participants and community partners.

·        Reviews and interprets state laws and regulations relating to the program; develops and revises policies, procedures, and forms required for compliance with such laws and regulations.

·        Oversees quality assurance measures and ensures readiness for biennial program evaluations.

·        Designs and implements program management systems in such areas as electronic food benefits distribution, WIC Card control and inventory, staff reporting and file maintenance, participant visit scheduling and caseload coordination.

·        Develops an overall nutrition education plan for the program; develops and modifies educational materials to implement this plan; conducts workshops, classes and nutrition counseling sessions as necessary.

·        Confers with other agency staff members and with nutritionists in other programs and counties and develops outreach and marketing materials to meet broader needs.

·        Ensures that WIC Offices and work stations are comfortable, safe, and functional environments for clients and staff; coordinates regular maintenance and repairs with vendors and landlords.

·        On an emergency relief basis, performs the duties of assigned staff members including direct contact with program participants. Will need familiarity with determining eligibility of potential program participants by obtaining and assessing medical, nutritional, personal and financial information;

·        Assists in overall Agency program development, management and evaluation as assigned. May serve on Agency committees and assist with fund development activities.

Personnel Management and Supervision:

  • Supervises staff to ensure the achievement of program objectives, including setting goals and expectations, monitoring progress, providing feedback, and implementing accountability measures. 
  • Ensures a positive, culturally sensitive work environment that supports staff and offers opportunities for effective collaboration, professional development, and staff evaluations; maintains a safe work environment that complies with established HR and CB policies and procedures, regulations and union contracts.
  • Oversees all personnel actions across the program, such as hiring, promotion, evaluation, and discipline.

·        Ensures that all WIC staff receives and maintains required certificates and credentials.

Fiscal Management and Resource Development:

  • Develops and monitors the program budget, making revisions as necessary; supervises the preparation of a variety of periodic and special reports regarding program activities and contracts in a timely manner; works in partnership with the programs’ grants analysts, contracts department and Community Bridges administration. 

·        Develops and maintains fiscal control and other records required by the agency and funding sources.

·        Oversees program purchasing plan, researches products, places orders with vendors; submits required procurement and purchase order documents, and maintains an inventory of supplies and equipment in compliance with WIC and agency guidelines.

·        Assists in preparing annual program reapplication grants.

Communications and Advocacy:

·        Represents the agency and acts as liaison with community groups, health service providers, funding sources, regulatory agencies and program sponsors to coordinate, plan, advise and streamline work efforts and to resolve operating problems.

·        Conducts Program outreach activities and advocacy to increase awareness of WIC services to both community members and to all WIC partners including media contacts.

·        Collaborates with organizations and coalitions to promote and expand WIC services.

Professional Conduct:

·        Develops and maintains effective working relationships with other agency staff members and with representatives of funding sources, governmental and community organizations, and others in regular contact with the Agency.

·        Communicates effectively and respectfully with people from different racial, ethnic and cultural groups and from different backgrounds and lifestyles; demonstrates a knowledge of and sensitivity to their needs.

Job descriptions are intended to be illustrative only; they are not designed to be restrictive or to define each and every assigned duty and responsibility. In an organization of this nature, each employee is expected to perform such duties as necessary to fulfill the stated goals of the agency.                

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:         

·        M.A./M.S. in Nutrition or Dietetics and Food Administration, or related field

·        Experience with grant writing & reporting

·        Experience developing new program services and securing funding

Knowledge of:

·        Program organization, implementation and supervision principles and practices, with particular reference to the food delivery service, nutrition and health fields;

·        Management techniques, including planning, scheduling and directing work, budget monitoring, record keeping, fiscal reporting and control functions.

·        The principles, practices and methods of developing and implementing broad nutrition education programs;

·        Lifecycle nutritional needs;

·        Common medical nutritional risk factors in pregnant and breastfeeding women and small children;

·        Interviewing and counseling techniques; and

·        Local community resources available to the client population served.

Skill in:

·        Planning, designing, implementing and evaluating nutrition education programs;

·        Obtaining and evaluating medical, nutritional, personal, and financial information to determine program eligibility;

·        Communicating information to persons of varied social-economic backgrounds;

·        Completing forms, maintaining records, and making accurate arithmetic calculations;

·        Working independently, organizing work, and setting priorities;

·        Designing forms and procedures;

·        Planning, developing and organizing program activities including designing and implementing program management and control systems;

·        Supervising, training, directing, and evaluating the work of a large staff;

·        Maintaining accurate records, preparing a variety of reports, monitoring and revising budgets;

·        Reading and interpreting complex laws and regulations;

·        Recommending and implementing improvements to procedures and activities;

·        Performing, on an emergency basis, duties required for day-to-day operation of the program; and

·        Developing and maintaining effective working relationships and dealing tactfully, cooperatively and effectively with other agency staff members, agencies, community organizations, health service providers, funding sources, regulatory agencies and the public, including people from different racial, ethnic and cultural groups and from different backgrounds and lifestyles.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Registration as a Dietician with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

·        Bilingual in English/Spanish.

·        Experience in working with low-income/Hispanic-American population.

·        At least 2 years WIC experience.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

·        Must possess a California driver's license, be insurable and have access to a car for use on the job. 

·        Must pass a criminal background check.

RATE OF PAY AND HOURS:        

·        This is a regular, exempt, full-time, 40-hour/week position; hours may vary.

·        The agency rate of pay range for this position is $70,886-$98,654 (plus a $0.40/hour bilingual differential upon passing the bilingual test administered through the HR department).   

·        Regular onsite attendance is required of this position.

BENEFITS:

  • For employee: shared cost medical, dental, vision, life insurance, & Employee Assistance Program. This benefit package is valued at $9,485.04.
  • First year: 16 vacation days and 10 holidays, with accrual based on 40 hr/wk.
  • Sick leave: Eight hours/month, with accrual based on 40 hr/wk.
  • May be eligible to earn up to 4 Wellness Floaters per year after satisfying all eligibility requirements.               
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan: Agency matches employee contribution up to 4% of annual salary upon completion of six-month employment, effective during open enrollment period. 
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Program.
  • Paid lunch.

TO APPLY:

·        Please submit your Community Bridges application by email (hr@cbridges.org), fax (831-688-8302), or in person. If you have any questions, please call 831-688-8840, Ext. 200.

·        Resumes can be submitted but will not be accepted in lieu of an employment application.

·        The application may be downloaded at: https://communitybridges.org/employment/

·        If applicable, please submit any college transcripts, licenses, and/or certificates as an attachment to your application. 

 COMMUNITY BRIDGES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of age, ancestry, color, religious creed, denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, disability (mental and physical), marital, familial or parental status, medical condition, genetic information, military and Veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), race, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

POSITION:         PROGRAM DIRECTOR/ REGISTERED DIETICIAN

                          (BI-LINGUAL IN ENGLISH/SPANISH PREFERRED)

PROGRAM:        WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM (WIC)

                       A PROGRAM OF COMMUNITY BRIDGES

Community Bridges envisions a…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required

Location

On-site
519 Main Street, Watsonville, CA 95076

How to Apply

TO APPLY:

·        Please submit your Community Bridges application by email (hr@cbridges.org), fax (831-688-8302), or in person. If you have any questions, please call 831-688-8840, Ext. 200.

·        Resumes can be submitted but will not be accepted in lieu of an employment application.

·        The application may be downloaded at: https://communitybridges.org/employment/

If applicable, please submit any college transcripts, licenses, and/or certificates as an attachment to your application.  

TO APPLY:

·        Please submit your Community Bridges application by email (hr@cbridges.org), fax (831-688-8302), or in person. If you have any questions, please call 831-688-8840, Ext. 200…

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