WMCA is hiring a Registered Dietitian

JOB SUMMARY: Certifies and provides health and nutrition counseling to clients according to WIC regulations.  Oversees nutrition activities and provides in-depth counseling to high-risk clients.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Certification or license required.  Four year degree in nutrition or nutrition education.   ADA registration for registered dietitian.. Basic office skills required.   Good interpersonal relationship skills, especially with client population (women, infants, and children).

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SKILLS, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Computer skills are essential. Must have reliable transportation for travel throughout the Tri-County area.

CONTACTS:

Internal: Agency and program staff

External: Clients, community health providers, other social service agency staff, state agency personnel and educators.

SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Intermittent walking, sitting, bending, squatting, standing, and driving. Requires frequent use of the computer. Frequently lifts up to 30 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Travel in Tri-County area. Keyboarding in moderate amounts may involve repetitive movement. Finger sticks for hematocrit value presents the possibility of contact with blood.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITES:

 

Employees are responsible for practicing safe work habits.

Specifically:

  1. Understand and adhere to safety policy and procedures.
  2. Follow proper procedures to perform job.
  3. Report unsafe conditions or working practices to management.
  4. Promptly report any accident or unsafe practice of which they have knowledge.

 


TASKS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Start each duty with a verb) (Identify each task, duty, or responsibility considered an essential function with the corresponding reason number)

Performs anthropometrics and blood testing.

Assesses nutritional status from medical, anthropometric and dietary information and determines program eligibility according to WIC regulations.

Provides individual or group education to pregnant, lactating, and postpartum women, and infants, and children on health and nutrition

Provides breastfeeding counseling and support.

Authorizes rental of electric breast pumps.

Provides follow-up nutrition and/or health counseling to clinically high risk clients, including writing care plans that address the specific nutritional risk and consulting with the primary care physician.

Tracks special formula documentation.

Assist in monitoring exceptions to WIC-contract infant formulas including consulting with physician.

Maintains records on certification, benefits issuance, and nutrition counseling, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.

Schedules clinic appointments.

Refers clients to other appropriate services.

Performs data entry on the computer or laptop and distributes WIC benefits and instructs clients in their use.

Performs basic office skills including but not limited to answering phones and filing.

Functions as part of a team with day-to-day operations.

Participates in reviews of client files for nutrition regulation compliance.  Helps develop, compile and evaluate nutrition education materials.

Participates in program and agency staff meetings, trainings, and other activities as requested.  Remains current in knowledge of breastfeeding and other nutrition related topics.

Maintains confidentiality

Enhances organizational image by branding WMCA, dressing professionally including nametag and maintaining a general knowledge of the agency and its services.

Fosters community relations by engaging in various activities as a representative of WMCA (and WIC) .  Activity could be inclusive of sharing information, participating in and/or sponsoring an event, volunteering time in leadership positions in the community, giving facility tours and upon request of the agency director, explain WMCA’s position on or actions related to a particular issue.

Assist with media relations by being alert to the possibilities to share information and bring those ideas forward and/or, if assigned, create the media report.

Support special events as required by sharing ideas, completing tasks that have been assigned to you and /or, if assigned, create the media report.

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

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WMCA is hiring for a Development Director!

WMCA is hiring for a Development Director. This is a senior management position responsible for all major fundraising and endowment development undertaken by the Agency.  This position fosters a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization; ensures that the Agency’s systems and procedures accurately and effectively support development; leads staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy and development within the Agency; oversees fundraising events, annual giving, and corporate giving; maintains relationships, accountability and compliance standards of donors and funding sources.

The individual is expected to: translate broad goals into achievable steps; help set and manage appropriate expectations; Handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and make rapid decisions regarding management and development issues; plan and implement programs; establish strong and appropriate relationships with Executive Director, staff, Board of Directors, volunteers, donors, program participants and their families and the general community.

The individual is expected to: plan and meet deadlines; maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management; demonstrate initiative and work as a team player; adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and development; convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the Agency; demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and education.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA and/or CFRE strongly preferred.
  • Proven track record with at least seven (7) + years of experience in all areas of development including major or planned gift fundraising, real and property gifts, corporate relations, events, and peer-to-peer fundraising and in supervising staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic vision and leadership in development.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SKILLS OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Successful track record planning and executing development strategy and achieving fundraising goals within established timeframes and budgets.
  • Extensive knowledge of and relationships within the Tri-County philanthropic community – especially focusing on health, housing and social services.
  • Experience in developing and implementing metrics to measure performance vs. goals and strategic growth over time.
  • Exceptional communication, writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience tracking cultivation and donor activity in a CRM, preferably Sage FR50.

CONTACTS:

Internal: All staff, and volunteers

External: Federal, state and local officials; universities; public schools; hospitals; health agencies and other social service agencies; elected leaders and the public at large.

This position also maintains primary relationships with the financial operation, senior management, and program staff, and coordinates with the governing board, fundraising volunteers, donors, and funding sources.

SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Extensive travel, overnight attendance at meetings and conferences, intermittent walking, standing and sitting.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Mental stability, stress control, driver’s license, flexible work schedule, overnight meetings, some overnight travel required and bonding insurability.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Directly supervises Operation Santa Coordinator, Development Volunteers and Development Interns.

 

 

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Operation Santa Claus

Please print off the application and return to WMCA 2014 Operation Santa Claus app

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2014 Freezin’ for a Reason – Polar Plunge

Welcome Plungers and Chickens!
Thank you for supporting WMCA! We are thrilled to welcome you as part of our mission to mobilize all resources in developing innovative solutions to community problems.

So you’ve decided to take the Plunge! Now what?
The Plunger Tool Kit will provide you with the steps you need to take to prepare for the Plunge, as well as aid you in your fundraising efforts. The kit also contains the necessary forms you will need for the Polar Plunge.

Download you toolkit – Freezin’ for a Reason Tool Kit 2014

Sign up online to accept pledges

What is the Polar Plunge?
Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to help ensure WMCA has the resources to continue to respond quickly and effectively to the variety of needs of our low to moderate income population.

What it takes to be a Plunger…
Anyone with a little courage, a warm heart and a desire to support a worthy cause is welcome.

Each individual must raise a minimum of $25.00 to participate. Participants can purchase Freezin’ for a Reason T-shirts in advance if they wish. Call us at 1-800-645-9636 for details. It’s a great way to show your support and let everyone know you took the plunge!

Pledge yourself, then collect pledges from family, friends and colleagues to help us reach our $5,000 goal and win prizes. The first 50 participants to register with $50 in pledges will receive a WMCA baseball cap. $100 in pledges will also get you a mitten ice scraper, and at $150 you will also receive a T-shirt.

Too Chicken to Take the Plunge?
No problem… Simply register as a “Chicken” and raise pledges just like a regular Plunger and get the same prize incentives, but no need to jump in the icy water!

Chickens will cheer on the brave Polar Plungers. Now you have no excuse not to participate!

Contact Danielle Flannery at dflannery@wmca.org or by calling 1-800-645-9636.

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Annual Report

annual Report

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Princess Tea Party

Tea with Princesses Flyer – ColorPlease share with all the little princes and princesses in your life! Tickets will be available at the WIC office in Wilton and Auburn or on the day of the event. Last year was a lot of fun–The kids and adults all had a great time! Hope to see you there.

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Don’t be an April Fool! Get Covered By March 31

There are only a few days left to obtain affordable health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment ends on March 31. Don’t put off getting coverage. Here at WMCA we have certified navigators who can answer your questions and help you with the enrollment process. It’s not too late to enroll, but after March 31, 2014, you will only be eligible to enroll under special circumstances. Call our dedicated Health Insurance Navigator toll free line to speak to a navigator. 1-855-806-7333. To check out the affordable health insurance plans available to you in Maine, visit Healthcare.gov or check out Enroll207 to find an in-person assister near you.

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Find an Affordable Health Plan

WMCA’s in-person assisters can help you find the right health insurance plan for you. Open enrollment ends on March 31, 2014. Find help from a navigator like Jake. You may be surprised at just how affordable your health insurance premium will be. A recently released report shows that a high percentage of uninsured Mainers qualify for financial assistance with their monthly premiums when they enroll.

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Model Neighborhood Project

New program off sets cost of pellet boilers

Grant money is being made available to help homeowners ditch their oil furnace and get one that burns wood pellets instead.

One of the programs using that grant money is the “Model Neighborhood Project” which is now working with homeowners in Farmington and Wilton get up to 8-thousand dollars in rebates to install a wood pellet boiler.

Right now, wood pellets are providing the same amount of heat for anywhere between 40 to 50-percent lower than oil. Richard Wilde of Farmington, is one of the first homeowners to take advantage of the program.

He got more than 6-thousand dollars in rebates to offset the installation cost of his wood pellet boiler system… which cost a little more than 19-thousand dollars. Wilde says, in January alone, he saved 268-dollars in fuel costs.

‘Everybody is trying to save money. This was really a good idea, it looks like we will be saving about 12-hundred dollars a year putting this in,’ said Wilde.

More information about the program is available by contacting William Crandall at wcrandall@wmca.org or 860-4451 and online at www.northernforest.org/model_neighborhood_project.html.

 

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Just Give It a Call

As we watch the Winter Olympics and cheer on our amazing young athletes, we can’t help but cringe when we witness the mishaps during the journey to gold. What a reminder that no matter how invincible we feel, no matter how hard we’ve trained and worked to be at the top of our game, disaster can be a snowboard jump away. I can’t imagine the extraordinary medical costs associated with some of these highly public athletic accidents. I’m reminded that there are still lots of “invincibles” here in Maine who may not be thinking about the importance of checking out health insurance in the Marketplace. The countdown is on. Check out your options and consider enrolling once you have all the facts. March 31 is the end of open enrollment. And while you’re thinking about it, take a look at this recent contest winner’s video: Just Give It a Call

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