Collegiate Sports Positions
University of Oregon. Director of Sports Nutrition.
The University of Oregon Intercollegiate Athletic Department’s primary purpose is to provide a unique opportunity for student-athletes to be developed, tested, and encouraged to reach their maximum potential in every aspect of their lives. It is the steadfast goal of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide the most outstanding student-athlete experience by helping them to achieve excellence, both in the classroom and in their chosen sport. The department has approximately 250 academic & classified employees and hosts over 600,000 spectators annually and represents the University of Oregon in athletic competition with other universities & colleges. Positions summary: Accountable to the strategic leadership of the sports nutrition service to ensure world leading nutrition support. Actively promote the role of food to enhance performance. Ensure service meets governance standards across the organization. Develop and provide comprehensive evidence based nutrition education and services specific to the goals of individual student athletes. Adopt a problem-solving approach to optimizing performance while promoting the philosophy and objectives of the Intercollegiate Athletics Department, including adherence to all department policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University of Oregon, Pac-12 Conference and the NCAA. This position requires frequent local travel to meet with student athletes and transport student athletes to and from appointments.
Requirements: Masters degree in dietetics/nutrition or related field; 3 years’ post-graduate experience in providing performance nutrition support to collegiate, professional or elite level athletes; 1 year experience within a multi-disciplinary unit which may have involved managing staff and wider resources; Experience of implementing weight loss, maintenance and gain strategies in support of performance outcomes; Incumbent must obtain CSSD, RD or alternate certification to practice within the state of Oregon within 3 months of start date; This position will require a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain UO Drivers Certification. Preferred: A PhD (or equivalent) in dietetics/nutrition or related field; Evidence of research specializing in the area of physical preparation and performance of elite athletes; Internationally recognized post graduate qualification in sports nutrition e.g. IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition; ISAK Level 1 Accreditation; LXMO certification appropriate to Oregon; Record of ongoing anti-doping education; Experience and understanding of the applied disciplines of sport science; Data management experience; Experience with a diverse range of populations.
Apply here: University of Oregon
University of Notre Dame. Sports Nutrition, Program Director.
As an executive member of the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Services team, the Program Director of Sports Nutrition will design, direct and facilitate programming relating to the role of nutrition for all 26 sports to assist in enhancing athletic performance and overall well-being. This position will actively engage and collaborate with Strength & Conditioning coaches, Sports Medicine personnel, Student Welfare and Development staff, the Director of Performance Sciences and Food Services to help maximize the potential of each student-athlete through the development, direction and implementation of sports nutrition initiatives and staff. The Program Director will also lead a team of two full-time positions in Sports Nutrition. Responsibilities: Lead Sports Nutrition department in assessing, counseling, and educating student-athletes individually to meet specific performance goals and to maximize performance through specific nutrition interventions such as meal/snack timing, body composition changes, weight gain and/or loss, injury rehabilitation and prevention, health issues, special dietary circumstances, health concerns, hydration, supplementation, nutrient composition and meeting of dietary needs. Athletes may be referred by self-referral, sport coaches, sports medicine staff/physicians, and strength and conditioning staff. Provide team nutrition education through team presentations, small groups, emails, web site development, educational handouts, newsletters, signage and other creative means. Develops and manages fueling stations for all student-athletes to receive sport performance drinks (i.e. Gatorade), nutrition bars, vitamins and other supplementation. Coordinates and manages the ordering, disbursement, and budget for all nutrition supplementation. Implements and oversees all programs related to nutritional enhancement for athletes, such as recovery fuel for post-practices and workouts. Collaborates with the campus Food & Catering Services in planning and coordinating meals for sport teams. Oversees implementation of all aspects of training tables for athletes. Consults with coaching staffs/team managers/athletic training staff regarding meal and menu planning for preseason, pregame, away travel, training table and other special meals. Works with outside vendors and restaurants for various special meals. In concert with the Multi-Disciplinary Eating Disorder Team (MEDT ), assess, counsel, educate, and develop individualized plans for students with subclinical or clinical eating disorders. Educate student-athletes, sport coaches, support staff, and administrators on warning signs and protocol for dealing with eating disorders/disordered eating.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or related field from an accredited college or university is required; Proficient use in Microsoft Office, internet and nutrition based computer programs; Experience with body composition measurement tools, policy development and implementation; Effective communication skills; Ability to work under pressure and multi-task effectively, good organization skills; Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, especially regarding meals and nutritional supplementation; Experience in college athletics programs; Policy development and implementation. Preferred: Master’s degree in Nutrition or related field strongly preferred.
Apply here: University of Notre Dame
Indiana University. Sports Performance Dietitian.
Responsible for coordinating and providing nutrition education, counseling, body composition measurements, planning pre-competition fueling and post-competition recovery for home and away competitions, and supplement education for the Indiana University Athletic Department. Additionally, manages student volunteers and coordinates the off-site Nutrition Oasis Fueling Stations, monitors training table meals, develops education materials, as well as other duties assigned by Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Sport Performance Services. Note: Position requires incumbent to comply fully with all NCAA, Big Ten (or other conference) and Indiana University rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Requirements: Bachelors in dietetics and one year of sports nutrition experience. Must be a Registered Dietitian. Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University. Knowledge of rules and regulation of athletic governing bodies: e.g., National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), U. S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), regarding banned drugs and restricted substances. Knowledge of eating disorders/disordered eating signs and symptoms; and ability to accurately assess body composition and assess and evaluate energy balance. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal including a customer service orientation and ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals within a diverse environment. Strong organizational, time management and multitasking skills including ability to manage multiple priorities, work independently and follow through on tasks; and demonstrated ability to work as an integral part of the sports nutrition team.
Apply here: Indiana University
University of Minnesota. Director of Sports Nutrition.
This position is responsible for providing strategic oversight and leadership of all aspects of the Sports Nutrition program ensuring direct contact with student-athletes and coaches. This position will coordinate all nutrition management and education to student-athletes, coaches and staff to maximize student-athlete performance, health and wellbeing. This position will manage the fueling stations to include a variety food choices and apply appropriate food handling procedures. This position will serve as liaison to the third party vendors and professional chefs in the operations of the training table.
Requirements: Required Qualifications: Requires BA/BS in Nutrition or related field with 7 years of experience; or 4 years of experience with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition or a related field; or only 1 year of experience with a terminal degree. Registered Dietitian (Commission on Dietetic Registration); Licensed Dietitian (in State of Minnesota, or eligible for licensure upon hire). Preferred: Experience working with Division I student-athletes and athletics programs. 5-7 years of professional experience as a dietitian. Familiarity with NCAA regulations regarding supplements and health and safety of student athletes; and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).
Apply here: University of Minnesota
Professional Sports Positions
Texas Rangers. Assistant, Nutrition Program.
Texas Ranger Nutrition Program Aide/Assistant (dietitian) will assist in the development of performance nutrition educational materials and presentations. Under the direction of the Texas Ranger’s Team Nutritionist, provide one-on-one counseling with Spanish-speaking players and work with Dominican Complex in menu planning and implementation of the nutrition program.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree Nutrition or related field from an accredited college or university is required; Must be certified as a Registered Dietitian; Previous experience in Sports Nutrition; Previous experience working effectively in a high performance environment with elite athletes and coaches; Must be able to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish; Travel will be required.
Apply here: Texas Rangers
Quarterline. Sports Dietitian (Fort Bragg, NC)
QuarterLine provides professional health care staffing services to military hospitals and health clinics across the United States. We are currently seeking a full-time Sports Dietitian in support of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC. The USSOCOM’s mission is to provide fully capable Special Operations Forces to defend the United States and its interests. The Sports Dietitians will support the services needed to increase the physical and behavioral capacity and resilience of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warriors, with consideration of their families. The Sports Dietitian provides guidance and counseling on nutritional practices to enhance recovery and optimize performance. The Sports Dietitian performs administrative and clinical duties within their scope of practice. The position is under the administrative supervision of the HPP manager.
Requirements: Possess a master’s level degree in Nutrition Science or related field; Certification from the American Dietetic Association (ADA) as a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a specialty certification as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). CSSD certification may be waived if all other qualifications are met; however, the SD should earn the CSSD within six months of employment if waived. Certification as a Certified Strength and conditioning Specialist (CSCS) is desired, but not required. The Dietician will possess a current and valid state certification/licensure; Minimum of five years of experience in sports nutrition and a history of working with elite athletes is highly desired. Certification as a Certified Strength and conditioning Specialist (CSCS) is desired, but not required. The SD should be capable of meeting physical demands of training with SOF including the ability to hike over rough terrain and function in austere environments to observe SOF training evolutions and the ability to assist with strength and conditioning testing and training protocols. Must be able to lift and manipulate loads and plates up to 25 kilograms. May be required to receive and maintain clinical practice privileges.
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Sterling Medical. Health Promotion Dietitian (Barksdale Air Force Base).
Requirements: Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a didactic program for dietetics approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association (ADA); Current registration by the CDR through the ADA. Must maintain currency through continuing education in dietetics and nutrition in compliance with CDR of the ADA requirements.; Must be Board Eligible Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics by the ADA (attachment included); Must possess 3 years of experience in wellness, sports nutrition or nutrition education; Should be a role model in weight, fitness, and other healthy lifestyles; Hours: M-F 730a-430pm; Rate: 31/hr with 2 weeks of PTO + 10 federal holidays paid off; Benefits available!
Apply here: Christa Rouse 513-984-1800 extension 153; 859-360-7961; email@example.com
EXOS. Multiple Positions.
EXOS military programs maximize the physical assets tactical athletes need to be successful every day for every mission by building strength, power, speed, and agility, while increasing flexibility and mobility to decrease the potential for injury. Integrating training programs with supportive nutrition and recovery strategies support both non-duty and mission operations for peak performance. Dietitian services a military population utilizing various training methods and systems. There will be an integrated model including Performance Training and Physical Therapy team members and support from our company infrastructure.
Requirements: Minimum 5 years experience in Sports Nutrition; Current Registered Dietitian; Current CSSD Certification; Current/valid state certification/licensure; US Citizen; Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) as certified by the American Heart Association; Ability to obtain and maintain appropriate Security Clearance. Preferred: Ability to relocate in a timely manner.
Apply here: Interested applicants can contact Ryan Sprouse at firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Air Force. Dietitian. Lackland AFB, TX
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values — integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. Job Duties: The primary purpose of this position is to provide professional medical nutrition therapy and other nutrition care services and oversight in support of a Human Performance and Optimization (HPO) Program for Air Force tactical athletes; Manages and implements the BA HPO nutrition program and coordinates in the care of tactical athletes who have special nutritional needs; Develops policy and instructional materials and provides individual and group instruction (medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education) as appropriate based on tactical athlete need, level of understanding, cultural needs, and physical condition; Participates in continuing education programs to update and/or maintain skills and knowledge and conducts training of peers and subordinates.; Meets annual requirements to comply with credentials office and the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Requirements: U.S. Citizenship Required; Must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance; Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance; This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program; A pre-employment physical examination will be required. At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-09) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include: knowledge of nutrition and complex phases of sports dietetics as appropriate to the ages of tactical athletes served; knowledge of the wide range of professional principles and practices of sports dietetics, and the relationship of other complicating illnesses, injuries, and treatment methods to the specialty phase; knowledge of complex concepts of educational practices and techniques to counsel tactical athletes, develop and conduct tactical athlete education programs, and provide in-service education programs to all segments of the program as well as one-on-one tailored programs; knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in food preparation and service; knowledge of risk factors associated with nutritional plan adjustments and performance requirements across the lifespan of a tactical athletes.
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FMS HS Health and Safety. Sports Dietitian (Part-time).
Part-time with potential to become full-time for someone with outstanding presentation skills, ability to teach in an engaging way to large groups and individuals. Must be able to react and adjust to a changing schedule. Be comfortable with clinical application of nutrition to lifestyle diseases and general population. This involves working with electrical workers and staff as part of a larger health and safety team.
Requirements: 2 years of experience minimum.
Apply here: Resume, cover letter and references to Jon Torine at email@example.com.
Graduate Assistant, Internship and Fellowship Positions
Clemson University. Sports Nutrition Internship.
The Clemson University Athletic Department is accepting applications for two (2) full-time (40 hours/week) Sports Nutrition Interns. The Clemson Sports Nutrition Intern position is a one year paid internship position allowing the interns to gain experience working in collegiate sports nutrition. The Sports Nutrition Interns will work daily in the Sports Nutrition office, assisting the Director of Sports Nutrition. Hours vary weekly and may include early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Internship runs from June 1st, 2017 – June 15th, 2018. Compensation: $9.12/hour plus optional benefits; Funding assistance for 2018 CPSDA conference, professional memberships, and RD registration. Primary Responsibilities: Provide nutrition expertise for Olympic teams in accordance with Director of Sports Nutrition including, but not limited to: one-on-one consultations including performing dietary analysis and creating meal plans for student-athletes; team talks; assisting in teams’ planning and execution of every day practice fueling, game day/travel nutrition, and competition fueling strategies and supplies; Manage Olympic Sports weight room fueling station and Basketball weight room fueling station including budget monitoring, inventory control, stocking, staffing, creating educational slides for fueling station TV, etc. Monitor and assist with updating budget for Sports Nutrition Department; Present Tiger Fuel Summer Nutrition Program to incoming freshman student-athletes; Manage undergraduate student workers and volunteers including training, scheduling and delegating tasks Assist in development and continuous improvement of nutrition education materials and resources; Assist with body composition testing and analysis. Review and set goals with student-athletes; Assist with training camp and pre-season meals for Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, and Volleyball; Act as a nutrition resource for coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and other staff, as needed; Additional tasks as assigned by Director of Sports Nutrition.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or related field; Registered Dietitian or eligible to sit for exam within first 3 months of beginning position –must obtain license with South Carolina Panel for Dietetics upon hiring/registration; Background and strong interest in sports nutrition; Ability to work a non-standard workweek, including some weekends and holidays. Preferred: Master’s degree preferred; Strong communication (oral and written), organizational, interpersonal and time management skills Knowledge of personal computers and standard software applications (especially Microsoft Office); Creative thinking and problem solving skills; Knowledge of NCAA and ACC rules and regulations; Knowledge of sports nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, eating disorders/disordered eating, and motivational interviewing; Ability to work in a group and/or collaborate with other departments within the Athletic Department Ability to work independently, take initiative, and demonstrate follow-through with work tasks Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment (demonstrate flexibility and adaptability).
Apply here: Apply online at Clemson.edu JobID:101446. Submit resume, cover letter, and list of 3 professional references in PDF format to: Lisa D. Chan at LChan@Clemson.edu. (MUST DO BOTH – APPLY ONLINE AND SUBMIT MATERIALS TO LCHAN@CLEMSON.EDU)
Deadline: March 29th, 2017
USOC. Sports Nutrition Experience.
We are seeking a nutrition professional to assist with nutrition service provision and the responsibilities of the USOC Sport Dietitian assigned to Track and Field and Swimming programs at the USOC. Position would begin in May and continue through September 2017. Nutrition professionals with an interest in Track and Field and Swimming specifically, are encouraged to apply. Time Commitment: 3-4 months, ~34 hours per week (possibly more during busy camp and competition times) Compensation: Living expenses paid for (room and all meals provided at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs), plus summer stipend ($3000 for full 4 months). *Exact time frame of experience will depend on availability of both USOC Sport Dietitian and chosen nutrition professional.
Requirements: Master’s degree complete or in progress in field of sport science and nutrition, preferably a dual degree in nutrition and exercise science; Current Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), in good standing; Willing to relocate to Colorado Springs, CO for the summer of 2017; International travel experience preferred; Duties and Responsibilities, all completed under the guidance of USOC Sr. Sport Dietitian (Criteria for the experience based largely on the nutrition professional’s current education and previous experience; Nutrition Assessments/Consultations for both Track and Field and Swimming athletes; Menu and Meal Planning for teams traveling domestically and internationally; Teaching kitchen Recipe Testing and Analysis; Cooking Class Provisions and Assistance – onsite at OTC; Data collection and organization of information for performance enhancement (e.g. sweat analysis, skinfold assessments, glucose monitoring, etc); Create and edit fact sheets and informative documents; Medical document tracking and monitoring (blood chemistry, DXA, etc); Group presentations to national and non-national team athletes; Set-up and monitoring of recovery stations on-site and/or at competition venues; Assist with other anticipated or unanticipated sport nutrition projects requested by athletes and NGBs.
Apply here: Send the following to Alicia Kendig, USOC Senior Sport Dietitian, firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover Letter, including: Reasons for interest in USOC Summer Sport Nutrition Experience o Description of professional work experience to date; Interested areas of sport and sport nutrition. Updated Professional Resume; 2 required references (in field of sport nutrition/science), 1 optional additional reference to speak for enthusiasm and interest in sport nutrition.
Deadline: March 30, 2017
University of Tulsa. Sports Nutrition Internship.
The University of Tulsa Department of Athletic Performance is accepting applications for the Summer 2017 Athletic Performance/Sports Nutrition Internship Curriculum. This volunteer internship will expose participants to all facets of Athletic Performance. Interns will complete both an academic and practical curriculum. Academic experiences include: weekly reading assignments, creating educational materials, program design projects, daily meetings/discussions with full time staff members, and weekly evaluations. Practical experiences include: hands on experience in fueling and training Division I Athletes, staff meetings, daily maintenance, technology implementation and record keeping. Interns will receive experience working with various teams in a Division I training environment, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if applicable.
Requirements: Enrollment in a bachelor’s/master’s program in exercise science, nutrition or dietetics, or related field, punctuality, enthusiasm, and strong work ethic. Preferred qualifications include: CPR/First Aid certification.
Apply here: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Annie Hogan Lowry, Director of Sports Nutrition, via e-mail: email@example.com
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