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Supervisor, Nutrition Science and Active Living Unit - Washington State Department of Health

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Location: Olympia, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: July 16, 2018
Job #12759
Posted: July 3, 2018

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Client Services Section Manager, the Supervisor, Nutrition Science and Active Living Unit provides supervision, leadership and direction to staff in the Nutrition Science and Active Living (NSAL) unit within the Client Services Section of the Office of Nutrition Services (ONS). 

The Department of Health (DOH) mission is to work to protect and improve the health of people in Washington State. ONS supports the organization’s mission by working to improve the life-long nutrition and health of low-income individuals and families through nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and increased access to healthy foods. This position contributes to the DOH mission through the management of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-ED) grant, and setting standards for nutrition science and active living activities for ONS.  

What will you be doing? – Duties include: 

  • Providing supervision, leadership, and direction to staff in the ONS NSAL Unit.
  • Supervising, training, and coaching new and existing staff.
  • Providing supervision, leadership, and direction to the SNAP-ED program team in accordance with the SNAP-ED state plan and guidance.
  • Establish goals, objectives, budgets and action plans for the effective administration of SNAP-ED.
  • Developing and implementing strategies with unit staff to increase access to nutrition services promoting consumption of healthful foods and active lifestyles.
  • Ensuring that ONS develops and maintains nutrition and active living education materials that meet USDA guidelines and Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and are consistent with current research.
  • Pursuing collaborative ways for Women, Infants & Children (WIC), Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI), SNAP-Ed, and other DOH grants to work together that are client-centered and can maximize resources.
  • Participating in internal, state and regional meetings or trainings with ONS staff, contractors, other DOH staff and/or stakeholders to ensure consistent implementation of ONS programs.

What we’re looking for
The ideal candidate is a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.
Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in nutrition, public health, health education, or a closely allied field.
  • Two (2) or more years of professional and consultative experience in a health services program.
  • One (1) or more years of experience developing and managing contracts, including approval of contracts expenditures and writing contract amendments.

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