WIC Degreed Nutritionist

  • American Red Cross
  • San Diego, California
  • Aug 29, 2023

Job Description

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By joining the American Red Cross  you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best.  Are you ready to be part of  the world's largest humanitarian network?

Join us—Where your Career is a Force for Good!

Job Description:

As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.

We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve.  Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference. 

The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women’s Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.

At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine! 

American Red Cross Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition-assistance program dedicated to improving the health and development of families with little ones under the age of five. We have big hearts, do rewarding work, and are always growing our skillsets to help others and ourselves thrive. 

We recognize that we cannot support others without first supporting ourselves. For that reason, our American Red Cross WIC Program is committed to providing a culture of health and a safe work environment.  A culture where team members are supported in enhancing their well-being and making healthy choices for lifelong health. 

A few of the many perks of working with us include:

  • An employee wellness and assistance program that creates an engaging and supportive environment for our team members to take charge of their lives
  • Educational and professional growth opportunities including things like work-related trainings, conferences and webinars  
  • A healthy work schedule with flexibility to do remote and in-office work 
  • Rewards and recognition like annual celebrations, team building, wellness breaks, opportunities for exercise, and cooking demonstrations.

If you are ready to help families with young children grow up healthy as well as support your own personal and professional growth, we’d love to hear from you!


Provides direct nutrition services to individual clients and small groups enrolled in the WIC Program. Certifies WIC participants; interprets WIC services to the community; functions in various positions as needed; complies with ARC WIC policies and procedures; and performs related duties as may be assigned.

WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD (Key Responsibilities): 

  • Provide nutrition education to WIC participants to assure quality service          
  • Determine the medical/nutritional risk of applicants/participants by evaluating anthropometric, biochemical, dietary and other health-related data
  • Prescribe supplemental foods
  • Implement the Nutrition Education Plan and related curricula
  • Make decisions to disqualify participants
  • Coordinate and deliver individual and group nutrition education consistent with participant’s category, language, and nutrition intervention level in the program - both in-person and virtually
  • Communicate with participant's health care provider as needed for continuation of quality service
  • Provide counsel on nutritional and health-related problems in an empathetic manner, observing sound nutritional practices and participant confidentiality
  • Provide information about community resources to participants      
  • Work in various office positions to support co-workers and participants
  • Accurately interpret WIC policies and procedures both formally and informally
  • Contact participants to re-schedule missed appointments
  • Meet required WIC breastfeeding competencies

Promote and interpret WIC services to the Community       

  • Participate in outreach activities as needed

Carry out any additional assignments required to fulfill the mission of the American Red Cross and WIC            

  • Comply with all fiscal and operational requirements prescribed by the American Red Cross and the State WIC Branch, including those outlined in Red Cross employee handbook.
  • Contribute to agency’s caseload, breastfeeding promotion and support, and other department goals.
  • Implement changes as determined by audits in a positive and professional manner
  • Trained in Disaster Response in accordance with skill set

Pay Information: 

The hourly pay range for this position is (CA): $18.78/hr. - $21.17/hr.

Note that American Red Cross salaries are aligned to the specific geographic location in which the work is primarily performed. Other factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have and comparison to other employees already in this role. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (Minimum Qualifications):

Education:  Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or other Nutrition related field.


  • Knowledge of the WIC program and maternal child health preferred.
  • Must have experience working with the public.
  • Must have the ability to work well in a fast paced environment and to work with a multi-cultural staff and participant population. 

Skills and Abilities:   

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills required. 
  • Confident using Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Teams, Excel and Word.
  • Able to create a professional videoconferencing presence and to communicate clearly in-person and by phone.
  • Able to teach groups of people about various topics.
  • Bilingual preferred.


The employee must be able to perform the following tasks, among others:  Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; and addressing the diversity of our work force in actions, words and deeds.

Travel:  May require some travel.

A current, valid driver's license with good driving record is required. 

We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.

•            Medical, Dental Vision plans

•            Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts

•            PTO + Holidays

•            401K with 4% match

•            Paid Family Leave

•            Employee Assistance

•            Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term

•            Service Awards and recognition

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in Volunteering?

Life’s emergencies don’t stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

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