Assistant Nutrition Services Director

Date Posted: Friday, December 1,2023
Full Time

Who we are. We protect lives. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to preventing disease, injury, and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing the State of Georgia for responding to disasters.

What we offer. As a member of the Georgia Department of Public Health team, you will join a passionate group of individuals who are dedicated to making an impact.  No matter your role, you will individually contribute to protecting the lives of all Georgians while receiving a wide range of benefits, so you can:

  • Make a Professional Impact – Build your career where it matters and protect lives in the community where you live, work, and play
  • Enjoy Workplace Flexibility – Experience flexibility in how you work so you can be your best self for you and Georgia Residents
  • Work with a Dynamic and Diverse Team– Collaborative and inclusive way of working where employees share ideas and leverage collective strengths
  • Achieve Career Longevity – Countless opportunities for continuous learning/development that support a long-term career
  • Take Part in a Hands-on Working Culture – Unique culture of active engagement and problem-solving, no matter your role
  • Feel Pride in Where you Work – Be part of making an impact in public health alongside dedicated people just like you

You will support the Department by utilizing your expertise to fulfill the following responsibilities:

The Northeast Health District WIC office is seeking an Assistant Nutrition Services Director to primarily supervise, hire, and train district WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors per WIC policies and procedures. Oversees the planning, management, implementation, and evaluation of local agency peer counseling activities. Assists the Nutrition Services Director in hiring, supervising, and training WIC nutritionists and WIC support staff per USDA standards. Assists with reporting peer counselor, nutritionist, and WIC support staff activities to the District and State Agency. Ensures the effective and efficient delivery of quality WIC services consistent with USDA and State requirements. Maintains local agency WIC breastfeeding supply inventories. Creates/maintains a high-performance environment characterized by positive leadership and a strong team orientation. Provides nutritionist clinic coverage at all twelve health department locations throughout the district as needed. Provides nutritional consultation to clinic staff and other professionals to assist them with improving health outcomes and prevention of disease onset in clinics they serve. Maintains responsibility for professional continuing education to enable the application of current professional practice.  Keeps current with up-to-date breastfeeding and nutrition information and disseminates this as well as FNS-provided information to other local agency staff as needed. Coordinates with local community stakeholders such as hospitals and health care providers to enhance the effectiveness of the WIC Program.
Minimum Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, human nutrition, foods and nutrition, nutrition education, food systems management or a closely related field from an accredited college or university from an Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics accredited program AND Four years of nutrition experience, Two years of which are management/supervisory capacity AND registration as a Dietitian by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Commission AND licensure as a Dietitian in the State of Georgia.


Master’s degree in dietetics, human nutrition, food & nutrition, nutrition education, food systems management or a closely related field from an accredited college or university Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics accredited program AND Two years of experience, One year of which in a management/supervisory capacity AND registration as a Dietitian in the state of Georgia.

 A copy of your Degree must be submitted with the application.

Preferred Qualifications:
Has, at minimum, 1 year of experience in counseling breastfeeding women. Has successfully completed specialized training in lactation management and care ( Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC) or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Annual salary $65,000 plus generous benefits including 13 paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement plans.

We also offer student loan forgiveness benefits such as Public Service Loan Forgiveness!

This position is in Athens, GA, and does not offer relocation assistance. Must be within a reasonable commuting distance. If relocating to Athens, GA, please specify on the application.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

No phone calls, applications accepted ONLINE ONLY through the link posted.