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W.I.C Coordinator

Maniilaq Association Kotzebue, AK

  • Expired: April 16, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.


Responsible for all aspects of the W.I.C Program, including supervising staff, providing nutrition training, preparing reports, maintaining program budget and providing W.I.C Services to clients. Serves as team leader for the W.I.C Program and responsible for nutritional needs assessment, medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education for Maniilaq Health Center customers referred by health care providers. Responsible for developing Diabetic nutrition plans and counseling W.I.C clients who are identified to be at high nutritional risk according to Alaska State W.I.C guidelines. Trains health professionals in nutritional assessment and medical nutrition therapy, menu development and patient nutrition education in accordance with the grant special needs for both the Maniilaq Association WIC and the Diabetes Program.


  • Oversees W.I.C Program operations pursuant to Maniilaq Association Policies and Procedures, federal and state guidelines and community input to ensure accomplishment of program goals and objectives.

  • Provides W.I.C services for eligible individuals including certification, warrant issuance, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and education and referral to appropriate sources.

  • Provides W.I.C vendor monitoring and education in compliance with AKDHSS W.I.C guidelines.

  • Provides training for the Nutrition Assistant, W.I.C CPA’s, Health Educators, and Community Health Practitioners (CHPs) specific to the W.I.C Program.

  • Coordinates services with the Public Health Nursing, Community Health Practitioners and other health care professionals.

  • Hires, trains and supervises the W.I.C program staff and develops and submits the W.I.C Grant proposal.

  • Monitors the W.I.C Program budget and authorizes expenditures for program funds.

  • Prepares and submits reports as required by the AKDHSS W.I.C. office, federal government and Maniilaq Association.

  • Performs nutrition assessments for Diabetic inpatients and outpatients referred by health care providers, follow up as needed and documents all medical nutrition therapy in patients medical records.

  • Develops, implements and re-evaluates nutrition care plans and educates patients and family on nutrition issues.

  • Participates in multi-disciplinary patient care meetings and provides training and advice to professional staff in the Health Center and villages on nutritional assessment, medical nutrition therapy and patient nutrition education via one on one or classes targeted to specific needs.

  • Communicates with Food Service Managers regarding related issues and provides technical advice, in-services as needed and prepares cycle and modified menus for Food Service Departments.

  • Establishes and carries out a quality improvement program in nutrition and dietetic services and maintains applicable JCAHO standards.

  • Provides nutritional counseling for W.I.C clients identified to be at high nutritional risk by Competent Professional Authorities (CPAs) and completes W.I.C nutritional care plan, follow up and document actions in W.I.C client records.

  • Works collaboratively with the Maniilaq Association Diabetes Program to ensure that all patients diagnosed with Diabetes receive appropriate nutrition intervention. Develops Diabetes prevention activities and makes patient dietary recommendations to other professionals.

  • May be called for emergency and non-routine dietary consultation after regular work hours, may assist other Maniilaq programs with diet planning for their customers on request and may perform other tasks as assigned by the Nutrition Program Manager.

  • Travels to villages to provide W.I.C services, medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education.

  • Job Qualifications:


    Registered Dietitian (RD) with the American Dietetics Association required. CDE Desirable. Two years directly relevant experience required, including nutritional assessments of patients of varying ages. Understands the developmental needs of all patients throughout the continuum of life and disease states and is able to adjust care to meet patients’ needs. Ability to use the computer to assist with workload and ability to perform duties with minimal supervision. Good communication and patient care skills. Ability to work in a cross-cultural setting in rural Native Alaskan communities.

    Maniilaq Association


    Kotzebue, AK



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