SDSU Research Foundation

WIC Nutrition Services Assistant

Req No.
Full-Time Contract
Dept/Proj Name
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
Close Date


The SDSU Research Foundation WIC Program is the largest WIC agency in San Diego County, with approximately 80 employees providing a variety of nutrition services to over 26,000 participants monthly.


Under the direction of the Regional Manager, the WIC Nutrition Services Assistant is responsible for providing a variety of clerical duties in support of WIC program operations; provides customer service to program participants and applicants; educating participants on non-nutrition issues such as program orientation, including the use of food instruments and determines eligibility of WIC participants. This position travels to other WIC Offices in the San Diego region as needed. This position may include training for eligibility to become a certified California WIC Nutrition Assistant (WNA).



The WIC Nutrition Services Assistant is responsible for but not limited to:


Customer Support 50%

Responsible for checking-in participants by determining eligibility, gathering applicant information, verifying income, calculating eligibility for program services, accurately prints and issues food instruments, coordinates and provides service referrals as necessary, obtains participant anthropometric measurements and screens for blood work. May issue breast pumps under the guidance of professional staff.


Group Education and Orientation 25%

Provides orientation information regarding voucher usage to new participants; Leads group education (non-nutrition) to participants on topics such as program orientation and the use of food instruments.  Participates in community outreach efforts in local areas.


Clerical Support 20%

Schedules and coordinates WIC appointments; processes and maintains program records, files and documentation; copies, faxes and files documents; updates and maintains client records; performs ISIS data entry and generates reports; maintains inventory control of forms and supplies.


Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned 5%

Participates in staff meetings and trainings as needed.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • One-year of  previous WIC experience or Social Services Experience
  • Previous experience leading group discussions

Preferred Education and Special Skills

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Arabic depending on location


  • This vacancy is for two positions. One is located at the Mira Mesa WIC Office, 10737 Camino Ruiz UNIT 135, San Diego, CA 92126 and the other at the Escondido WIC office, 1131 E Washington Ave, Escondido, CA 92025.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the CSU for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment.   Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status.  Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) and Livescan (fingerprint) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation/WIC
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer 



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