Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families living with the everyday barriers of poverty.


What we are proud to offer you:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403b) with generous company match
  • Paid time off and 9 company paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability
  • Basic Life and AD&D coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional benefits: Flexible Spending, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Voluntary Accident


Under the supervision of the WIC Coordinator/Breastfeeding Coordinator, conducts all aspects of the nutrition education component and process of assessing for nutritional risks associated with the WIC & Maternal Health programs, in full compliance with federal, state, and local regulation to provide nutrition services to the target community.



Wage is $26.38 hourly depending on education and experience

Schedule is Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

*This position is eligible for a $1200 retention incentive after successfully completing 180 days of employment.



  1. Conduct, review, and document the results of the following tasks necessary for assessing nutritional risk: a) measurement of length/height and weight; b) hemoglobin/lead; c) health and nutrition questionnaire.
  2. Provide health, nutrition and breastfeeding education for all participants. 
  3. Provide individual nutrition counseling and documentation, utilizing the Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) approach for clients utilizing WIC services.  
  4. Serve as a staff person qualified to provide nutrition information to interested professionals, outside agencies, and individuals.
  5. Provide nutrition services to the Maternal and Child Health programs as assigned.
  6. Assist in tailoring the WIC program food package to best meet individual participants' dietary needs.
  7. Assist in the responsibility for referral of WIC participants to other sources of social, nutrition or health care as needed, including accurate documentation and follow-up of referrals made.
  8. Attend and participate in state nutrition meetings and other conferences that serve to enhance training and skills.
  9. Assist WIC coordinator in the development of needed program evaluation tools and plans.
  10. Function as a member of the agency chart audit team annually.
  11. Work with community leaders and health professionals.
  12. Provide breastfeeding education, support, and guidance to clients. 
  13. Provide accurate documentation follow-up of referrals made.
  14. Assist the WIC Coordinator in the preparation of the WIC portion of the annual grant application.
  15. Assist with missed appointment reports.
  16. Responsible for special formula documentation and ordering of specialized formula.




  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics/Nutrition. Must be a Registered Dietitian (RD) or a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Must be a Licensed Dietitian (LD) in the state of Iowa or have the ability to obtain license by the Iowa Board of Dietetic Examiners within the first six months of employment.



  1. Complete Bloodborne Pathogen training within ten days of employment and updated annually.
  2. Complete Child Abuse Reporter training within six (6) months of employment and update every three (3) years.
  3. Completion of required continuing education hours to retain state licensure.
  4. TB testing at hire
  5. Reliable transportation to use on the job
  6. Valid car insurance


Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at
Phone: 319-393-7811 ext. 1014
Email: HResources@hacap.org

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