Job Openings

by fuelvm, September 2, 2014

Available Positions:

Collegiate and Professional Sports Positions

Penn State University – Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Nutrition Services
Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Nutrition Services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: overseeing all aspects of the sports nutrition area including managing staff, interns, and nutrition students; providing scientifically accurate sports nutrition education to student-athletes,and coaches from 31 varsity teams, and sport performance practitioners; conducting body composition testing, and developing nutritional strategies essential to maximizing performance including enhancing and monitoring current nutrition resources and support, developing and implementing policies and protocols that ensure compliance with NCAA and Big Ten Conference rules and regulations; providing sports nutrition counseling to assist student-athletes seeking to lose/gain weight, or who may have special dietary requirements; directing all day-to-day sports nutrition related activities; address a wide range of health issues including eating disorders, weight management, gastrointestinal complications, and diabetes. The Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Nutrition will also serve as an instructor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences in the College of Health and Human Development and will develop content and be responsible for teaching an undergraduate Sports Nutrition course; assist in the recruitment of nutrition students; oversee students fulfilling independent study requirements, internships, and other academic requirements. Requires a Master’s degree in Nutrition Science plus a minimum of 3 years of working at the Division 1 Collegiate Level (or comparable experience). Registered Dietician (RD) required, and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) preferred. Required competencies for this position are: demonstrated ability to connect with, and inspire a diverse student population (e.g. race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, etc.) and help to foster a culture of respect in order to enhance student-athlete athletic experience, and maximize potential; excellent organizational and analytical skills with the ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate, and advance strategic plans that support student-athletes and the mission of the Department; demonstrate ability to design and conduct a sports nutrition program through empirically-supported interventions; expertise in nutrition counseling and life skill development for athletes and coaches; broad understanding of the physiological, nutritional, motor movement, and training principles that influence athletic performance; ability to work within the framework of Federal (FERPA/ HIPAA) and Pennsylvania state laws and regulations with regard to privacy and confidentiality; ability to work collaboratively with a team of sport performance experts.
Apply here:  Penn State
Posted: 8/10/17



Industry Positions

Northern Arizona University – Lecturer in Nutrition and Foods
The Department of Health Sciences invites applications from individuals interested in joining our committed faculty. We are hiring a full-time lecturer to teach in a newly developed Health Sciences, Nutrition and Foods degree program and who will complement the work of our department. We seek colleagues who can add to and diversify the Department’s particular strengths and foci. Teaching quality and student success are especially important to our faculty. The position is not tenure eligible, but is renewable based upon performance, funding and program needs. The position is a career opportunity, with potential for promotion.  This position is full time (9-month) at the rank of lecturer (non-tenure eligible).  Appointment begins as soon as a suitable candidate is hired. The successful candidate’s load will be primarily in teaching (12 credits per semester).  This teaching-focused position will focus on content delivery needs in culinary techniques for plant-based eating and health, food preparation/service, and sustainable food practices. This position will also be expected to contribute to all areas of the Nutrition and Foods program.  In addition to quality teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to department, college, university, and professional service activities.  Minimum Qualifications:  Earned Master’s degree in Nutrition or Food Science –OR- Master’s degree in a related field with bachelor’s degree in nutrition or food science. A highly qualified candidate who has made significant progress towards the Master’s degree will be considered but would be expected to complete the degree within one year.  Such a candidate would be hired as an instructor until degree completion.  Credentials in culinary training (e.g., culinary certification, culinary medicine, etc.)  Teaching experience in a college/university setting and/or teaching kitchen setting.  Preferred Qualifications:  Two or more years full-time teaching in a university setting as primary instructor.  Earned doctoral degree in Nutrition or related science discipline.  R.D. or R.D.N. credential and a background in culinary arts and/or food service.  Ability to teach and participate across multiple program areas in the Health Sciences Department at NAU.  Experience in teaching in a food preparation setting.  Experience in curricular program development in a university setting.  Credentials in Public Health (i.e. CHES, MCHES, MPH).  Practical experience in a position related to food service management, culinary education, and/or nutrition/dietetics.  Experience using BB Learn as a course management platform for both fully online classes and supporting face to face classes.  Evidence of an ability to address the needs of diverse student populations.
Apply here: Northern Arizona
Posted: 8/15/17

Graduate Assistant, Internship and Fellowship Positions

University of Arkansas – Sports Nutrition Graduate Assistant for Olympic Sports
Razorback Athletics provides graduate assistantship opportunities to qualified candidates who have a desire to pursue a career in intercollegiate athletics. The assistantship program exposes students to the daily work required to allow all Razorback athletic teams and support programs success on and off the field. Our graduate assistants (G.A.s) serve as a tremendous resource for the Athletic Department and contribute greatly to our successes. G.A.s are given the opportunity to learn a great deal about their specific area of interest while gaining valuable hands-on experience in the overall operation of an NCAA Division I athletic program. In addition, many career opportunities in the industry have developed for our G.A.s as a result of the valuable experiences they gain while here.  Under the direction of the Director of Sports Nutrition, the Olympic Sports Graduate Assistant will assist in the day-to-day programming and execution of the University of Arkansas’ Sport Nutrition Department. The following duties/responsibilities may be required of each graduate assistant: Coordinate the ordering and distribution of all Nutritional Supplements; Facilitate and conduct Body Composition Measurements (currently BodPod) which includes organizing results into appropriate reports for other staff members including athletic trainers, strength coaches, and coaching staffs; Oversee the nutritional needs of assigned teams.  Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:  Conducting individual and team nutrition education and counseling; Coordinating pre and post training nutrition; Assisting with competition and travel nutrition; Serving as a nutrition and food resource for sport coaches.  Overall support of the Sports Nutrition Program:  Develop and design education materials as needed; Conduct team presentations, cooking classes, grocery store tours and dorm cafeteria tours; Work with Director of Sports Nutrition and Chartwells Staff to deliver and monitor Nutrition Center Services; Provide education and mentor-ship of sports nutrition to undergraduate nutrition employees.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition, dietetics, food and nutrition or a related area.  Acceptance in a University of Arkansas graduate program.
Apply here:  Arkansas
Posted: 9/13/17

St. Vincent Sport Performance – Sports Nutrition Internship – NFL Combine Training Program
This internship is an opportunity for nutrition and dietetic students to play an integral role in our NFL Combine Training Program. It will allow students to apply the skills they have learned in school to real experiences in the sports and performance industry; as well as learn new skills to prepare them for a career in sports dietetics. Responsibilities of students will include helping staff and Registered Dietitians with NFL Combine Training Program duties:  Pre and post-workout nutrition prep; Redesigning or developing educational handout; Developing meal plans; Overseeing training table; Bodpod assessments; Hydration testing; A Sports Nutrition presentation is required in last week of program.  Qualifications: Current education qualifications:  Senior enrolled in an ACEND accredited dietetic program; DPD Detetic Intern; Post-collegiate graduate in field of nutrition, dietetics, or related field (no current RDs); Strong interest and passion for sports nutrition; Highly motivated leader with strong organization and communication skills;  Ability to work normal business hours with occasional weekend hours (expect 40-45hrs/week). To Apply:  Applications are due by October 13th.  Applications consists of the following items being emailed to [email protected] : Cover letter (indicate preference in Session 1 or 2), Resume,  List of 3 professional reference contacts (letters not necessary).
Apply here: SVSP
Posted: 9/13/17

Auburn University – Sports Nutrition Intern
The Auburn University Athletic Department is currently accepting applications for a Sports Nutrition Intern for Fall 2017-Summer 2018. The Auburn Sports Nutrition Intern position is a 10 month paid position.  This opportunity will allow the intern to gain experience working in collegiate sports nutrition. The Sports Nutrition Intern will work daily in the Auburn Athletics facilities, assisting the Sports Nutrition staff. Hours will vary and will include a non-standard workweek.  Preferred Start Date:  September 1, 2017  End DateJune 30, 2018.  Responsibilities:  Assist in providing nutrition expertise to student athletes through team talks and other educational strategies; assisting in teams’ planning and execution of every day practice fueling, game day/travel nutrition, and competition fueling strategies.  Manage Watson (Olympic Sports) weight room fueling station including keeping inventory, managing, stocking, staffing and creating educational materials. Assist in development and improvement of nutrition education materials and resources. Assist with body composition testing and analysis. Work closely with coaching staffs, athletic trainers, strength staffs and other individuals from the Athletic Department on any nutrition related matter.  Required: RD or RD eligible; Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or related field; Background and strong interest in sports nutrition; Ability to work a non-standard workweek, including some weekends and holidays.  Strong communication (oral and written), organizational, interpersonal and time management skills. Ability to use Microsoft Office platforms; Creative thinking and problem solving skills; Knowledge of sports nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, eating disorders/disordered eating; Ability to work well with others; Ability to work independently, take initiative and complete work tasks with minimal direction. Ability to be punctual, enthusiastic, and self-motivated.  Highly Preferred: Master’s degree in Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology or similar. Experience with collegiate sports nutrition program. Knowledge of NCAA and SEC rules and regulations.  To Apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three references to Lauren Silvio, Director of Sports Nutrition, at [email protected]. Applications accepted until position is filled.
Apply here:  Auburn
Posted: 8/14/17


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