Collegiate and Professional Sports Positions
Intermountain Healthcare, TOSH – Salt Lake City
The Dietitian facilitates the nutrition care process with a moderate degree of autonomy, using experience-based knowledge, nutrition assessment, and diagnostic reasoning skills and competencies for the patients of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH). This position will require the incumbent to complete the following, among other job duties: Teach healthy cooking classes; Appear in occasional television or radio interviews; Write newsletters for various age groups and sports; Serve on a community advisory committee; Assist in the development of on-campus community garden; Assist with nutrition service integration into other TOSH departments; Involvement in youth team education; Work closely with the TOSH Food Services Manager. This is a position best suited for someone who desires a well-rounded nutrition career. The Dietician will be working with a variety of age groups in the community, sports settings, Inpatient unit and closely with Food Services. Posting Specifics: Entry Rate: $24.27, commensurate with experience. Benefits Eligible: Yes Shift Details: Full Time, Approximately 40 hours per week. Department: TOSH Fitness Center. Minimum Requirements: Bachelors in dietetics, nutrition, or nutrition related field. Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution. Education is verified. Registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Food handler’s permit (as required by facility). 4,000 hours of work experience in specialty area,
or 2,000 hours of experience and specialty certificate such as CNSC, CSP, CSR, CDE, Certificate of Weight Management, or other appropriate certification as approved by Manager. Successful completion of an approved Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) program. Demonstrated computer proficiency. Certified Dietitian State of Utah or obtain within two months of hire (see note above). Preferred Requirements: Board Certified Sports Dietitian (CSSD) highly preferred. Experience working in Inpatient Nutrition in Orthopedics. Interest working with a patient population that includes young athletes, elderly, arthritis, eating disorders, diabetes, sport nutrition, or weight management. Interest in working with a wide variety of age groups and demographics. Experience with group presentations and handout development for a variety of clientele. Sport nutrition counseling and presentation experience helpful. Community involvement providing nutrition education and activities.
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Indiana University – Director of Sport Performance Nutrition
Responsibilities: Develops, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive nutrition program designed for optimal student athlete performance, including assessment, education, and programming regarding the nutritional needs of varsity student athletes. Provides consultative services to student athletes individually or as a team, including the provision of nutritional information, meal planning, and dietary guidance. Works with sports medicine and psychology staff members to address disordered eating or other problems related to eating and/or weight; develops practical sports nutrition recommendations grounded in the latest data and industry research for performance enhancement and measure; and reports outcomes of sports performance nutrition programming. Consults with administrative, coaching, and training staff regarding the development and evaluation of all nutrition-related programs, including training table and programming in the athletics department. Additionally, provides education and guidance concerning general NCAA regulations regarding the health and safety of student athletes. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, exercise physiology or related field and 3 years of experience working as a dietitian. CSSD or CSSD eligible. Preferred qualifications:Master’s degree in exercise physiology or related field and experience working as a dietitian with a college age population and with athletes. Job posting closes 11/30/17.
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University of Florida – Performance Dietitian
Provides nutrition education and outreach to student-athletes, coaches, and staff of the following sports: Men & Women’s Swim/Dive, Gymnastics, and Women’s Lacrosse. Provides individual nutrition counseling and educational services to student-athletes. Provides team talks; cooking classes; print, electronic, and social media education; and hands-on, point-of-service nutrition education and intervention at meal times. Maintains ongoing communication with coaching staffs, strength & conditioning staff, athletic trainers, team physicians, mental health staff, and administration regarding nutritional issues affecting the student athletes. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and Registered Dietitian credential required, Master’s Degree required. CSSD credential preferred. Florida licensure required upon hire. A minimum of two years’ experience in sports nutrition is required; experience in a collegiate or professional setting is preferred. Strong computer skills and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing are essential. The ability to work a non-standard workweek, which may include nights, weekends, and holidays, is mandatory. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position. Temporary modifications to provide reasonable accommodations do not waive any essential functions of the job requirements. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or NCAA and SEC regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals, customers and the general public. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions and percentages. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only a limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. The physical demands and environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job; the employee is regularly required to stand; walk long distances; use hands to finger, handle, feel; and reach with hands and arms; hand to eye coordination. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk and listen/hear. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.Requires exposure to the elements, which include working outside in inclement weather and at high temperatures with extended exposure to the sun, as well as exposure to low temperatures. Employee may be required to work at high elevations and climb multiple flights of stairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can escalate to high while operating equipment and during practices and athletic competitions. Application materials (resume, list of 3 references, and cover letter) for the Performance Dietitian job can be sent to our Director of Sports Nutrition, Liz Fox, at [email protected]
Rutgers University – Sodexo Executive Chef and Catering Manager
Sodexo is seeking an experienced Executive Chef 2 for our Sports & Leisure Division at Rutgers University/Athletics! The Executive Chef 2 will be responsible for all football game day catering that can cater up to 3000 fans/donors. The Executive Chef 2 will oversee the culinary operations for an innovative, high end catering program for a very high end, high profile client. Campus athletic facilities include: 52,454 seat Football Stadium, 8,000 seat Basketball Arena/Soccer/concerts/family shows, as well as other contracted athletic facilities on campus. All Sodexo venues also host non-collegiate athletic events, such as concerts, cheer sports, high school playoffs, Graduation, Band Competition, etc. Other high profile events include “R Awards”, a sit down dinner for 1000 student athletes and guests and “50 Yard Line Dinner” a 250 donor/guest sit down dinner on the football field. Ideal candidate will have: College/University/Stadium/Arena culinary experience; Strong culinary background with experience in catering and high volume venues; Emphasis on food presentation, quality, execution, menu design & implementation; Focus on customer service excellence; Demonstrated experience providing strong leadership, including supervision, direction and training, to a diverse team of employees; Focus on food and physical safety and sanitation; Experience managing food and labor cost controls to meet targets; High level of computer literacy and skill-set; Strong understanding of financials and strong analytical thinking skills; Great client relations and a desire to be invested.
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Minnesota Twins – Executive Chef
The Minnesota Twins baseball organization is seeking an Executive Chef 2 for their Performance Nutrition program at the Player Development Academy in sunny Fort Myers, Florida. Are you an experienced and driven individual with proven ability to prepare high-quality, nutrient-dense
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MPower Institute – Nashville, TN
MPOWER Performance Institute represents a new paradigm in Personal Wellness by incorporating a medical approach to achieve optimum results. MPOWER coordinates our clients’ fitness and wellness improvement through programs developed in concert with physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, personal trainers and dietitians. Dietitians are the primary responsible party and resource for all activities related to nutritional programming for MPOWER patients and clients. This candidate will work closely with the concierge physician, physical therapists and personal trainers to develop and coordinate all nutritional needs for our patients and clients. Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in nutrition science or related field; Registered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Tennessee; Minimum 2 years’ experience as a dietitian; At least 1 year of sports nutrition experience is preferable. Job Responsibilities Include: Create customized nutrition programming for clients. Consistently follows up with clients/patients to ensure progress and accountability toward goals and quality of care. Meet revenue and volume goals. Act as the nutrition resource for all clients and staff, integrating other MPOWER service lines into nutrition programming. Ensure all patients/clients know your name and what you do at MPOWER. Educate patients/clients about nutrition and provide necessary resources to help facility learning. Work with Physicians to promote nutritional services. Update Physicians on their patients’ progress. Schedule and complete formal nutrition consults with current patients/clients and outside referrals. Oversee pro shop product line: Stay current with offerings and make appropriate recommendations to offer clients. Create social media posts and written articles promoting nutrition (monthly newsletters, Facebook/Twitter posts, blogs) – measure included in KPIs. Create initiatives, such as programs and challenges, to promote active participation in our nutrition services (Lunch & Learns, Grocery Shopping with patients/clients, Cooking Seminars, etc.). Report cases of significant progress to management: Create patient/client spotlights and success storie; Generate patient/client testimonials; MPOWER Liaison during Concierge Physicals: Greet clients upon arrival. Perform RMR; Update MD/NP on care currently being provided by other services; Schedule clients for complimentary services; Promotes nutrition within our MPOWER MD program ensuring all Concierge clients receive nutrition consultations; Ensure all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are met and reviewed with Program Manager quarterly; Successfully achieve all goals in a fast pace, high demand work environment.
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Graduate Assistant, Internship and Fellowship Positions
Auburn University – Sports Nutrition Intern
The Auburn University Athletic Department is currently accepting applications for a Sports Nutrition Intern for the Spring 2018 semester. The Auburn Sports Nutrition Intern position is a 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. Primary 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 Qualifications & Skills: 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. Benefits: A monthly stipend will be provided. 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. Preferred Start Date: January 9, 2018 End Date: May 4, 2018.
ASPI Lab – NFL Combine and MLB Sports Nutrition Internship (unpaid)
Located in beautiful Tampa, Florida, the Applied Science and Performance Institute (ASPI) is a 21,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art research and performance facility dedicated to bridging the gap between science and application. With over a decade of research experience, Dr. Jacob Wilson and the ASPI team provide cutting edge research, elite training, and education to the masses. The ASPI utilizes the latest research equipment capable of testing the full spectrum of molecular and whole body changes in both human performance and sports nutrition applications. Our state of the art on-site laboratory includes: Neurophysiology Lab, Sport Simulation Theatre, Cognitive Acuity Training, Sport Psychology and Motor Learning Assessment, On-Site Blood Chemistry Laboratory, Body Composition Testing and Analysis, Food Sciences Laboratory. The ASPI is seeking sports nutrition interns who are ambitious, collaborative, and with a strong passion in sports nutrition for carrying out nutrition solutions for an 8-12 week NFL Combine and Pro Athlete Training Programs. This internship will involve direct athlete interactions on a daily basis to facilitate their progress throughout the program. This position will work directly with our Registered Dietitian and nutrition staff in implementing nutrition logistics. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, fuel bar management, meals attendance, on-field hydration, and more. This a great opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to real scenarios working with top athletes in the nation. This position may lead to part-time or full-time employment after completion, however, this is not guaranteed.Responsibilities: Assist registered dietitian with athlete on-boarding process; Assist with data entry of body composition data and nutrition energy and macronutrient requirements; Coordinate and assist in meal logistics including; NFL Combine and MLB meal attendance and tracking; Assistance to catering company in set-up of meals; Distribution of hydration products at meal; Distribution of boxed dinners to athletes after their daily workouts; Provide live meal coaching under the supervision of registered dietitian; Assist with fuel bar operations including recovery smoothie preparation, snack pack assembly, customized supplement preparation and distribution, and adequate tracking for compliance. Assist fuel bar manager in procurement of foods and snacks required for fuel bar; Assist registered dietitian and coaching staff in the implementation of nutrition strategies to meet athlete goals; Perform daily pre/post workout weigh in/out to track fluid losses; Develop athlete sports nutrition educational materials; Develop and present relevant topic in sports nutrition as determined by Registered Dietitian; Assist in day-to-day NFL Combine nutrition related operations otherwise not specified. Qualifications: College Senior enrolled in nutrition, dietetics or related field. Current DPD Dietetic Intern. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and in team environments. Experience in locating and understanding reputable research material in sports nutrition. Strong interest and passion for sports nutrition. Ability to work early and normal business hours and occasional weekends (Expected Commitment: 20+hours per week). Ability to be punctual, take initiative, and perform tasks with little to minimal direction. Read, write, speak and understand English language. To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and statement of purpose, and three professional references to Andres Ayesta [email protected].
MLB Pirates – Sports Nutrition Intern
The Performance Nutrition Department with the Pittsburgh Pirates is accepting applications for Sports Nutrition Interns. This is a temporary position with a start date in February of 2018 (spring training). The end date will vary according to each affiliate schedule. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and an RD (registered dietitian) preferred. Culinary degree is preferred but not required. The ability to work a non-standard workweek is mandatory. Must be willing to travel extensively. Must be able to lift 50 pounds or greater and must be ServSafe Certified. Spring Training Duties: Assist the Performance Nutrition staff with spring training duties at Pirate City. Assist in the training table with a variety of food service duties, including; Food preparation and distribution; Unloading, restocking and doing inventory of food deliveries; Cleaning, bussing tables and washing dishes; Reporting of various stats including production records and guest counts; Assist with the nutrition education of the players as they make food choices during meal times in the training table. Assist with nutrition assessments (dietary and anthropometric), maintain nutrition care plans, development of educational materials, food record entry and analysis, meal planning and design. Assist with the ordering, storing, stocking & distribution of NSF certified for sport supplements. Act as an additional nutrition resource for staff, athletic trainers, coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, medical staff and food service personnel. Any other duties as assigned by the performance nutrition staff. In-Season Duties: Intern will be assigned an affiliate team to work with and travel with. Matching will be based on affiliate need and expectations, intern experience and any other terms deemed necessary for consideration by the performance nutrition staff. Set up pre and post-game meals for affiliate team at home. Note: Food prep will be required for these meals. Make trips to various grocery stores, restaurants and farmers markets to obtain meals, snacks and ingredients daily. Plan, organize and execute pre and post-game meals for affiliate on the road. Assist strength and conditioning staff with the distribution of daily supplements as documented in player nutrition profile plan. Coordinate with clubhouse managers and other staff as needed. Adhere to the daily-allotted food budget for pre and post game meals. Ensure proper food safety and sanitation procedures are met at home and away games. Any other duties as assigned by the performance nutrition staff. BENEFITS: A monthly stipend will be provided. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and a list of professional references to Allison Maurer, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
University of Florida – Sports Nutrition Intern
This is an unpaid, 6-9 month internship opportunity for a nutrition and dietetic student or similar health professional career path to gain hands on experience in a high performing university sports nutrition program. Daily duties and responsibilities include: In this position, you will assist the Director, Performance Dietitians, and Sport Nutrition Assistant in executing the Fueling Gator program, which will include assisting with: Development/modification of educational handouts, menus, presentations; ADIME documentation on individual athlete consults; Lab analysis and supplement/diet prescriptions for student athletes; Body composition analysis and data entry; Catering, meal planning; Transportation of fueling products to Gator Fueling Stations, dispensing Fueling Station products to student-athletes, and inventory monitoring; Coverage of the Gatorade Fuel Bar, Hawkins Fuel Bar, and/or Grab and Go; Assisting the sports dietitians with other projects based on intern interests and department needs. Education: At least a senior student enrolled in an ACEND accredited dietetic program, graduate student in a nutrition or related field, or recent graduate. Requirements: Have a valid driver’s license. Must be able to work 30-35 hours/week with nonstandard hours with occasional weekend duties. Qualified candidates should have an understanding of food safety and inventory standards (FIFO, etc), organizational skills, follow directions and meet deadlines, strong work ethic and dependable, and be able to communicate with a large team. Physical Demands: You must be able to lift and carry 10-15lbs, ride in a golf cart or gator vehicle, and move about University of Florida UAA sports sites. Dates: This position will begin on January 2nd, 2018, and run through May or August 2018, as needed. Application process: Position is open until filled. The following items must be emailed to [email protected] 1.Cover letter describing your goal in seeking this opportunity 2. Resume 3. List of 3 references.
University of Virginia – Sports Nutrition Intern
The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the position of Sports Nutrition Intern to support the department’s Sports Nutrition office. Under the direction of the Director of Sports Nutrition, the intern is primarily responsible for the development and coordination of optimal nutritional services for Division I student-athletes and the Athletics Department of the University of Virginia. The duties of the position include, but are not limited to: assisting in the daily operation of feeding student-athletes; managing fueling stations; assisting with education of our athletic teams; and performing other duties as necessary to build support for and add value to the objectives and goals of the unit, Department of Athletics, and University. This is an hourly wage position, which does not include fulltime benefits. The internship is intended to begin in January and run through December, 2018 with a maximum of 1500 hours. University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards. These employees also develop a deep passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and as supervisors, help their staff do the same. They contribute to team success by leading talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.
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Tampa Bay Rays – Professional Baseball Sport Science Internship
We are seeking candidates with a passion for winning through improving player development and performance, injury prevention, nutrition, and enhancing player well-being through sports science. These unique positions offer interns the opportunity to integrate sports science, athletic training, and nutrition aimed at improving the performance and well-being of players across the entire Rays organization. Both full season (Feb – Oct) and summer positions (May – Sept) will be considered. Please note that these internship positions often have the potential to lead to full-time employment offers with the Rays organizations, but such an offer is not guaranteed. Responsibilities: Implement and maintain various sports science, nutritional, and sports medicine research initiatives across the Rays organization. Data collection and analyses of a variety of sports science data sources, for the purpose of player evaluation, injury risk assessment, athlete well-being assessment, decision analysis, etc. For interns with appropriate credentialing, assist with providing athletic training and/or nutrition services to our players. Effectively interact and communicate with a diverse team of individuals from all across the organization including sports science staff, sports medicine personnel, registered dietitians, front office personnel, coaches, medical and scouting. Exploration of new sports science technologies that may provide novel, impactful value to the organization. Assist with data integration into our current databases of all sports science and medical assessment data sources. Various other sports science, nutrition, and athletic training focused daily duties across the organization, as necessary. Qualifications: A strong foundation in sports science including, but not limited to biomechanics, sports medicine, exercise physiology, athletic training, and/or neuromuscular control. Graduate level education in these areas is highly desired. A strong foundation in nutritional sciences. Graduate level education in these areas is highly desired. Clinical experience (and accompanying certifications) in the areas of athletic training and/or nutrition are highly desired. Demonstrated experience and coursework in statistics, computer science, and/or engineering is beneficial. In addition to working closely with the broader Baseball Performance Science team, we desire candidates who will challenge the status quo and explore new research opportunities. Previous interns have developed ideas that have changed the way the organization approaches important challenges.
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