Program Director Nutrition Services

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic   Yakima, WA   Full-time     Personal Service
Posted on September 29, 2021
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Applicants for all positions will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID 19 during the hiring process. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered, but serial COVID testing will be required to maintain employment.

Administers, oversees and directs multiple programs in a two state area (WA & OR) including the largest non-profit Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program in Washington and Oregon. Organizational wide program management responsibilities include analysis, strategic planning and goal setting, systems development, technology implementation and program management. Advises higher-level management on the program components. Works under administrative direction and supervises 8 professional program staff. Span of control includes 10 sites, over 50 staff and a $10 million dollar budget from multiple funding sources. Program operations impact over 20,000 clients annually.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in nutrition or related field. Master's Degree in human nutrition or related field, preferred or significant related supervisory experience may be substituted for the degree.
Experience: Program management experience preferred; at least two years supervisory experience; at least one year of WIC experience.
Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Registered Dietitian, Certified Dietitian (WA only) preferred with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association, and a current Washington State driver's license and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required: Ability to work within time and budget restrains and must understand state and federal guidelines relating to the position; skill in analyzing, problem-solving, strategic thinking and sound judgment; skill in delegating responsibilities by enlisting staff assistance wand motivating them in the completion of the responsibilities; ability to work within a team framework, with a variety of professionals and other persons relevant to WIC, administration and patient care; computer skills and the ability to interpret reports; high level writing and mathematical skills; ability to effectively communicate orally and comfortable speaking to large groups; conflict resolution skills; knowledge of human nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, food science, nutrition labeling, and nutrition principles and guidelines.


We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14 dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC's patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.

Working at YVFWC

Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.

At Farm Workers Clinic:
We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
We will let joy in.
We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.

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