Job Application - Cortland County Community Action Program

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Breastfeeding Coordinator/Nutritionist - March 2024

Position: Breastfeeding Coordinator/Nutritionist

Program: Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Reports to: WIC Director

Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Schedule: Monday 11am-7pm, Tuesday-Friday 8am-4pm; 37.5 hours per week

Starting Wage: $24 – $26 per hour


Job Function: Provides nutrition assessments as well as counseling to low-income women, infants and children with dietary, medical and health risks and coordinates breastfeeding activities by performing the following duties.


Breastfeeding Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supervises 2 Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
  • Plans and promotes breastfeeding activities.
  • Responsible for the coordination of the breast pump lending program according to policies and procedures.
  • Submits breastfeeding promotion and support progress reports on a monthly basis.
  • Train staffs on local agency policies and procedures for breast pump issuance.
  • Responsible for updating staff on breast pump technology information.
  • Responsible for coordinating annual training on breastfeeding for staff
  • Provide individualized educational services to clients as needed during their pregnancy and breastfeeding period.
  • Responsible for the writing and updating WIC Program Policies related to breastfeeding according to NYS guidelines.
  • Coordinate/integrate breastfeeding promotional activities with private and public health care system; educational systems and community organizations providing care and support or women, infant and children.


Nutritionist Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for conducting nutritional assessments
  • Provides nutrition education and diet counseling to WIC clients.
  • Develops appropriate individualized nutrition education plans for clients
  • Tailors and authorizes food packages for participants.
  • Provides instruction on use of farmer’s market coupons and promotes the use of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Responsible for documentation of nutrition services.
  • Assist with the development of the annual Local Agency Compliance and Self-Assessment Plan.


Qualifications and Requirements: Registered Dietician (RD), Nutrition and Dietetics Technician (DTR, NDTR), Registered Nurse (BSN); or Bachelor’s degree in an health-related field with at least 6 credit hours in nutrition; must receive approval of NYS Health Department to work as a Competent Professional Authority (CPA). Required to complete Certified Lactation Consultant course within one (1) year of date of hire.

CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York Human Rights Act.