Nutrition Educator- WIC

Limited Part Time


Under general supervision of the Supervisor of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program provides nutrition services and education to individuals and families enrolled in the WIC Program.

Examples of Duties

Analytical/Assessment Skills

  • Decisions within area of responsibility are made independently.
  • Perform computer applications skills using the Wisconsin WIC program system (ROSIE). 
  • Review WIC computer-generated reports on an ongoing basis and utilize for program evaluation, QA, needs assessment and coordination/integration with other agencies.
  • Audit charts of other staff members for completeness/follow-up on high-risk care.
  • Completes PNCC questionnaire with pregnant participants, scores completed questionnaire and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Evaluate potential participant nutritional status.
  • Identify and prioritize health and dietary risk factors.
  • Build and maintain ROSIE scheduler.
  • Enroll and coach Fit Families participants.
  • Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Help in coordinating and planning outreach efforts. 
  • Utilize reports to help in maintaining caseload. 
  • Help in coordinating and planning Fit Families event.

Communication Skills

  • There is significant interaction with clients and other community service agencies.
  • Work with computer support staff to trouble shoot computer problems.
  • Make referrals to various services and programs in the community.  Initiate appropriate health care and social service providers as needed.
  • Provide nutrition assessment, counseling and education to participants. Utilize Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) approach. 
  • Experience utilizing motivational interviewing to assist participants with SMART goal creation.

Cultural Competency Skills

  • Employ strategies to assure culturally-sensitive public health and health service delivery systems.

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • Work with other agencies/programs to promote community health; including outreach efforts to promote the WIC program.
  • Maintain a work environment that supports and accommodates the needs of breastfeeding participants, their infants and families.

Public Health Science Skills

  • Perform health assessment, including height/weight, hemoglobin, lead and appropriate health counseling.
  • Keep abreast of latest nutrition and breastfeeding trends and research. Attend educational and training programs as needed. Obtaining at least 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years per identified training needs.
  • Initiate referrals to appropriate health care and social service providers as needed.
  • Respond to Public Health emergencies, as needed, including outside regular office hours.

Financial Planning and Management Skills

  • Responsible to fill out and submit timesheet in a timely manner. 
  • Help choosing NERI items for Fit Families program.

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

  • May provide direction to clerical and aide staff.
  • May be assigned to coordinate or manage projects, such as breast-feeding support program, vendor monitoring/training, fraud and abuse monitoring, and outreach coordination.
  • Serve as vendor contact for all vendor related activities in the program and ensure vendor compliance with federal WIC program requirements.

Direct Service Skills

  • Responsible for completing all phases of client enrollment in the WIC program, including individual’s needs assessment using person-centered principles. Certify, refer and follow up high risk individuals.
  • Provide nutrition counseling for qualifying women, infants and children; counsels high risk individuals concerning various health issues.   Provide education services to WIC mothers related to breast-feeding.  
  • Assist clerical staff with client applications, scheduling appointments, answering phone, etc.

Other duties may be required and assigned, including responding to an emergency event.

Typical Qualifications

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
– Bachelor or Associate Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or related field from an accredited University. DTR (Dietetic Technician Registered)/RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) or registry eligible preferred.
– Minimum of one-year experience in a clinic, hospital setting or WIC clinic is preferred.
– Experience with Breastfeeding desired; Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) or International
– Board Certified Lactation Counselor (IBCLC) preferred.
– Valid Wisconsin driver’s license.


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