Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Food and Nutrition
JCSA: Jersey City Supervisors Association
Workweek: M-F, Some Saturdays (37.5 hours) hours are to be determined.
Salary: $70,000-$90,000. Based on qualifications and experience. Competitive Jersey City retirement and health benefits package available, including pension, dental, medical, prescription, FSA (flexible spending account), life insurance, and more.
The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for a WIC Program Coordinator for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program who will report to the Director of the Division of Food and Nutrition. The WIC Program Coordinator will oversee the overall administration and management of the WIC Program, which provides supplemental food, nutrition, education, and access to health care for women, infants, and children.
- Supervises and manages the daily operations of the WIC program to ensure compliance with federal regulations and state policies and procedures including the issuing of food vouchers and coordination of a comprehensive nutrition program.
- Oversees the screening of potential program participants for eligibility according to federal guidelines.
- Directs the management of clinic caseload in accordance with the WIC program's monthly caseload management plan.
- Provides guidance, resources, assistance, and supervision necessary for program staff to carry out their responsibilities. Trains, supervises, and evaluates staff.
- Develops goals, objectives, and long-term strategic plans to grow and strengthen the program.
- Collects data and evaluate the effectiveness of the nutrition program along with researching new methods for program development.
- Ensures to follow up on inquiries and requests relating to program information and participant eligibility for those with high-risk health care problems and nutritional needs.
- Prepares and oversees program budget and ensure expenditures fall within budgetary limits.
- Maintains fiscal and program records, and prepare various reports as required.
- Manages the conducting of hearings for local recipients threatened with termination or discontinuation with the WIC program.
- Perform other duties as assigned.*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Required Educational Background: Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition or closely related field, such as Business Administration, Nutrition Management or Public Administration.
Required Experience: Expertise in nutrition and management or business administration and a minimum of two (2) years of administrative experience or program management experience
- Ability to organize and coordinate nutritional programs to increase community awareness and build long-term working relationships with current and potential community partners to grow program participation.
- Strong supervisory and leadership skills with the ability to develop effective work plans to delegate assignments while providing guidance on difficult issues.
- Highly detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication
- Excellent organizational, record keeping, time management, and multi-tasking skills including the ability to set priorities and be flexible to last-minute changes.
- Strong fiscal operations and budget management skills
- Knowledge of cultural, social, and economic problems of low-income families as they relate to public health nutrition.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and foster positive and professional relationships with direct reports, supervisor, clients, and community/government agencies.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel with the ability to learn new computer programs.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion regarding confidential matters.
- Five (5) years administrative experience in clinical or community nutrition setting, including at least two (2) years in a WIC Clinic.
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) or (Arabic/English) preferred, but not required.
- Knowledge of Jersey City nutritional programs, local government, and/or community resources.
Full Civil Service job description available here: https://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/07363.htm. You must eventually pass and qualify for this Civil Service title.
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Please note that this role is subject to the residency requirements set forth by NJ First Act.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $70,000.00 to $90,000.00 /year
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Tuition reimbursement
Typical start time:
Typical end time:
- Bi weekly or Twice monthly