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WIC Nutrition and Breastfeeding Program Manager – Schenectady, NY

CCE of Schenectady County is seeking a full time qualified and experienced incumbent responsible for providing oversight for the nutrition and breastfeeding education components of the WIC program at CCE of Schenectady County.

The WIC Nutrition and Breastfeeding Program Manager also provides participant-centered nutrition education to WIC participants utilizing a variety of methods.The Manager performs administrative responsibilities, including but not limited to staff supervision, ensuring participant confidentiality and managing data collection utilized by the program.The Manager is responsible for promotion and support of breastfeeding activities through oversight of the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program. The Manager works independently and with limited supervision influencing policies and decisions for the CCE Schenectady WIC program and its constituents.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or related discipline plus experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to meet the occasional travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for Association insurance coverage are required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Commitment to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants in their surrounding communities.
  • Administrative & Management Skills – Ability to manage and provide oversight to the Association’s WIC nutrition education program. Ability to exercise frequent discretion and independent judgment in managing programs and employees.
  • Program Skills – Ability to effectively manage, develop, deliver and evaluate related programs. Ability to serve as an effective liaison to WIC governmental constituents to ensure program compliance and success. Serve as an effective subject matter resource for program staff, participants, outside organizations and others. Ability to recruit, engage and motivate program participants. Maintain program participant and volunteer data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Communication & Marketing Skills - Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with the public, program participants, employees and others.Ability to generate a credible media presence in the community. Ability to effectively market program through social, print and other media, resulting in robust program participation. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, community and professional leaders.
  • Computer Skills - Proficiency or ability to learn and effectively use software including use of the internet, program related software, and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in a typical office environment with occasional lifting, moving and transporting program materials. This position requires the ability to work in a busy open office with occasional to frequent distractions and opportunities to demonstrate positive collaboration amongst staff, program participants and the public.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year experience providing education to breastfeeding individuals.Must attend a 40-hour lactation counselor course within the first year of employment or hold the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) credential.
  • Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC) or IBCLC credentialed.
  • Familiarity with a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups in youth and adult audiences and ability to integrate youth and adult development principles into educational activities.
  • Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Vacation, Sick and Personal time
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
  • Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
  • Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
  • Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
  • Voluntary Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance
  • Voluntary New York’s College Savings Program

All applications must be received on-line by November 22, 2019.Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

To Apply & For Further Details:

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Last updated November 14, 2019