Breastfeeding Coordinator

Date: Jan 3, 2023

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205

Organization: HHC

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Job Role Summary

This position, under the general supervision of the local agency Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Coordinator, is responsible for development of policies, procedures, implementation and evaluation of the Marion County WIC Breastfeeding Program within established federal, state and local agency guidelines and regulations of the USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The Breastfeeding Coordinator (BFC) supervises Hospital-based CPA Lead(s), Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (PC) Lead(s), Lactation Consultants/Educators, and Breastfeeding Office and Office Coordinator; and trains all local agency staff on breastfeeding policies and procedures.

The BFC not only oversees the WIC Breastfeeding Program, but also establishes and maintains relationships with community partners whose interests center around promoting and supporting breastfeeding.  The Breastfeeding Coordinator advocates for breastfeeding friendly environments within the community and has expertise to help increase the community breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity, and duration rates upon several platforms.  


  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, public health or nutrition (Rd/RN). 
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Mandatory 3-5 years WIC experience with demonstrated ability in supervising professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • On-going education and/or training in lactation management.
  • Current International Board certified Consultant (IBCLC) preferred; must obtain IBCLC certification within 1year.
  • Professional licenses/certification as appropriate.
  • Must be able to function as a team leader and advisor as it relates to employee management and the development of breastfeeding efforts internally and externally.
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license and access to a car.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program and principles of current breastfeeding practices.
  • Manage time and skills to work effectively and efficiently under pressure.
  • Effectively organize, assign and supervise the work of others.
  • Interpret and apply federal, state and local guidelines and regulations.
  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written form.
  • Operate standard office equipment.
  • Work effectively on a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good judgment and discretion in communication.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing program/department needs and activities.
  • Flexibility in work hours due to conferences/trainings/in-services, etc

Working Enviornment

  • Majority of work is in the office environment, travel required between clinic sites, in and around Indianapolis for  home visits, outreach activities, trainings and other  work related activities including ,but not limited to, assigned POD(point of distribution)site in the event of a  public health emergency .
  • Exposure to communicable illness and diseases due to direct and frequent client contact

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis