Under the direction of the Nutrition Manager, the Nutrition Services Coordinator effectively provides and oversees nutrition and breastfeeding services at the assigned local agencies and assists the Nutrition Manager with monitoring, material development, staff training and other related areas. Timely and regular attendance to work and work-related events is an essential function of this position. Duties and Responsibilities: This list is not all inclusive of the duties and responsibilities and/or skills, knowledge, and abilities of this position.• Provides on-site and telephone technical assistance to local agencies, state agency staff and health professionals to ensure compliance with federal regulations and policies and ITCA policies.• Participates in the development of the local agency nutrition and breastfeeding plans and assists in implementation and evaluation of the plan.• Oversees and approves food and formula special authorizations and coordinates with medical providers as appropriate.• Trains, monitors, coaches and evaluates local agency staff providing nutrition services to clients.• Refers high-risk clients to health and social services as needed.• Prescribes food packages to high-risk clients as appropriate.• Assesses nutrition status and provides nutrition and/or breastfeeding counseling, in-person, on the telephone and through video conferencing, to high risk clients that addresses the client’s needs.Knowledge/Skills and Abilities• Ability to write manuals, reports, position papers, letters and memorandums.• Ability to develop training curricula and conduct effective training sessions.• Ability to pay close attention to details.• Knowledge of federal nutrition programs and Indian tribal governments.• High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Explorer and ability to learn other software applications as needed.• Ability and willingness to travel throughout Arizona frequently and nationally occasionally. Overnight stays are required.
Education Requirements and Experience:Master’s degree in the field of nutrition plus at least one year of experience as a nutritionist in education or a combination of education and experience that is equivalent. Holds credentials of a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Commission on Dietetic Registration. Valid driver’s license and submit to a background check.
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