Job Application - Cortland County Community Action Program

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CAPCO’s Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program is searching for a passionate Nutritionist to join their team! The Nutritionist work with Cortland County’s low-income families to improve the household’s overall health by utilizing WIC benefits, infant feeding, prenatal/postnatal nutrition, and other basic early childhood care. Previous Nutrition experience not required, please see qualifications and requirements for more information.


Position: 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: $20$21 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.


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). Ability to complete Certified Lactation Consultant course within one (1) year of date of hire if desired.

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.