SDSU Research Foundation

  • WIC Registered Dietitian Supervisor

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

    Under the direction of the Regional Manager, the RD Supervisor is responsible for providing individual nutritional counseling and implementation of nutritional care plans to pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women up to six months post-partum and caretakers of infant and children participating in the WIC program.  Provides outreach in the form of community classes, presentations, and events and serves as supervisor for WIC site staff.




    The RD Supervisor is responsible for but not limited to:


    Nutrition Counseling and Education 65%

    Responsible for providing individual and group nutrition education and therapeutic counseling sessions for WIC participants; prepares high risk care plans, nutrition assessments and nutrition care plans.  Certifies clients for participation in the WIC program; issues appropriate WIC food packages to participants; provides counseling and support to breast-feeding mothers; oversees issuance of therapeutic formula.  Provides group education classes, presentations and community outreach.  Maintains community partnerships/relationships with outside programs, Public Health Nurses and Physicians.


    Staff Supervision and Clinic Oversight 30%

    In the absence of the Regional Manager, the Registered Dietitian ensures clinic operations are followed and day to day tasks are completed correctly; takes and resolves complaints ensuring participant satisfaction; provides day to day supervision to clinic staff and oversees clinic schedule, assigns work priorities and provides training and follow up on performance issues. Provides guidance to the Degreed Nutritionist and WIC Nutrition Assistant (WNA) with complicated and high risk situations. Updates Regional Manager on staff performance and employee relations issues; evaluates staff performance. Trains and evaluates interns and students.


    Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned 5%

    Participates in staff meetings and training as needed; accepts delegation of special assignments under the direction of Regional Manager. Will comply with state and local agency breastfeeding policies and competencies. Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, public health or related field with major coursework in nutrition
    • Credentialed as a Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
    • One-year of experience working as a Registered Dietitian or two-years of experience working with a public health or social services program 

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation


    Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a fingerprint clearance


    San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer


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