Develops, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive nutrition program designed for optimal student athlete performance, including assessment, education, and programming regarding the nutritional needs of Division I student athletes. Serves as a resource/consultant to individuals assigned to coordinate and implement pre- and post-competition and travel meals; oversee menu planning for Athletics Training Table in conjunction with Campus Dining Services.
Leads and conducts individual and team nutrition counseling and education sessions; development of effective, sport-specific nutrition presentations and educational materials for student-athletes; planning and implementation of nutritional recovery process for select teams; testing and evaluation of student-athletes body composition.
Ideal candidate demonstrates a willingness to engage and provide nutritional education through a spirit of collaboration through service and effective communication with members of Pack Performance Team of sports medicine, strength and conditioning, sport psychology, academic support, student-athlete development, coaches and sport administrators in an effort to provide a holistic student athlete experience toward lifelong development and growth.
Works with sports medicine and sport psychology staff members to address disordered eating or other medical issues related to nutrition and/or body image; conduct nutritional assessments and counseling for student athletes with clinical nutritional needs and food allergies. Collaborate with athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and team physicians to research, evaluate, recommend, purchase, distribute and monitor permissible and effective nutritional supplements with attention to NCAA rules, regulations and nutrition related bylaws.
Oversee training and evaluation of sports nutrition staff, including team sports dietician and sport nutrition assistants and interns while developing work schedules and program education; oversee ordering, inventory, vendor relationships, procurement of goods and payment of purchases.
Ability to work evenings and weekends with occasional travel.
Perform other administrative duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Sports Performance and Student Services.
Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, exercise physiology or related field and 3 years of experience working as a Registered Dietitian. Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).
Candidate should possess strong computer knowledge including experience utilizing Microsoft package and other relevant software. Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written is important along with excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills along with the ability to lead and work in a multi-disciplinary and diverse environment.
Master’s degree in exercise physiology or related field and minimum of 5 years of experience working as a dietitian with a college age population, specifically athletes is preferred.
Internal Number: 00102691
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