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Dietitian Manager

State of South Dakota
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States (on-site)
7 days ago


The Division of Family and Community Health, Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) is seeking a Dietitian Manager who provides supervision and leads teams of both professional and paraprofessional state and contract staff. The position includes coordinating and overseeing teams of individuals in the delivery of WIC Services within a large region utilizing multiple service delivery methods (in person, group, virtual, mobile units, texting). This position will be responsible for the western region and will work cooperatively with other Dietitian Managers throughout the State to assure WIC service provision. The position will oversee 3 Local Agencies located in Rapid City, Spearfish and Pine Ridge which will include multiple clinic/satellite sites. The Local Agencies serves as a hub and spoke model providing services potential applicants, participants and vendors within the western region counties of: Bennett, Butte, Corson, Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Lawrence, Meade, Mellette, Oglala Lakota, Pennington, Perkins, Todd, Ziebach. The Dietitian Manager works under the direction of OCFS Assistant Administrator - WIC Director. This position provides highly specialized knowledge, strategic direction, policy advice, and support for WIC services.

Responsibilities of the Dietitian Manager include but are not limited to:

  • assists with planning and promotion of WIC program services and lead the implementation of new initiatives;
  • builds strong strategic partnerships with outside agencies, providers, and stakeholders; developing agreements and contracts utilizing multiple service delivery methods (in person, group, virtual, online, mobile units, texting)
  • assesses for gaps in services and explores opportunities to expand service delivery using innovative methods;
  • participates in multi-faceted community health assessments and planning;
  • facilitates outreach to underserved populations and uses creative problem-solving to identify and reduce barriers to services;
  • works closely with WIC Team and others conducting needs assessments and evaluations of public health interventions;
  • directs staff and resources to ensure the WIC Program is delivered in accordance with policies, procedures, regulations, standards, and professional scope of practice;
  • responsible for interviewing, hiring and evaluation of staff performance; provides guidance and coaching and motivates individuals and teams to achieve performance objectives. Focuses on development areas to increase staff capabilities and ensure quality care delivery;
  • analyzes and evaluates operations and makes recommendations for wider improvements to quality, cost, efficiency, staffing, and programming;
  • provides technical guidance and serves as a consultant for a wide variety of multidisciplinary and complex situations; and
  • manages budget and fiscal oversite for contract services provided in the region;
  • work Closely with Vendor Liaisons and Central Office Vendor Manager to coordinate vendor activities with potential and authorized vendors;
  • responsible for staff training and mentoring. 

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist in the state of South Dakota

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Master’s degree in Dietetics. Experience with supervision, partnership building, collaboration, grants management, finance and budgeting, policy development, program development, and evaluation.

Knowledge of:

  • WIC policy and procedure principles and practices;
  • maternal, infant, and child health;
  • quality improvement processes and management;
  • training and education;
  • data analysis and interpretation; and
  • grant and budget development and monitoring.

 Skill to:

  • maintain a professional knowledge of evidence-based practices related to nutrition for maternal and child health;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • creative and visionary thinking; and
  • use sound judgment, analysis, and discretion within the framework of defined policies, procedures, and scope of practice.

 Ability to:

  • develop and sustain effective working relationships with internal and external partners;
  • set goals and priorities; and
  • work independently and as a contributing member of a team. 

Knowledge and skills to meet core competencies for public health professionals in the eight domains; analytical/assessment skills, policy development/program planning, communication, cultural competency, community dimensions of practice, public health sciences, financial planning and management, leadership, and systems thinking skills.

Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, analysis, and discretion within the framework of defined policies, procedures, and scope of practice. Must be organized, plan ahead, be goal-oriented, able to multitask and prioritize complex situations, and able to adapt to quickly shifting service delivery priorities.

Strong interpersonal skills. Visionary. Able to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels and demonstrate strong advocacy for public health. Strong leadership skills with an ability to motivate others and enhance positive change management. 

This is a Full-Time position with the Department of Health. For more information on the Department of Health, please visit

Regular travel is required to service sites within the designated region and for meetings, training, and partnership building. To meet the needs of possible WIC applicants and participants of the program morning and evening hours and Saturdays may be considered. 

The South Dakota Department of Health's programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in South Dakota.

We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in the Department of Health. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a culturally diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.

The South Dakota Department of Health values flexibility in the workplace. Part of that flexibility includes the ability to work from home. Working from home is a meaningful way to meet individual needs, wants, and desires when it comes to balancing the entire team’s home and work lives. That balance is something we value while allowing most positions the opportunity to work remotely up to 3 days a week. Working from home is a privilege and is subject to review depending upon the position.

Please visit our website at for further information about the Department of Health.

Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach your resume.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online:
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email:
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70738283
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
  • Company Name For Job: State of South Dakota
  • Position Title: Dietitian Manager
  • Job Function: Dietician
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $72,500.00 - $78,500.00 (Yearly Salary)

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