Job Openings

by fuelvm, September 2, 2014

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Collegiate and Professional Sports Positions

Assistant Sports Dietitian for Football – Texas Tech University
Performs responsible work in the development of all aspects of sports nutrition for teams and individual athletes in the Intercollegiate Athletics Department under direct supervision of the Director of Sports Nutrition.  Major/Essential Functions:  Serve as an assistant to the head dietitian for the football program while supporting the goals and initiatives of the sports nutrition program.  Provide nutrition education and outreach to football student-athletes and staff including cooking classes, grocery store tours, social media and nutritional intervention at training  table meals. Will assist with the nutrition demands around weigh-ins, lifting sessions, pre/post practice meals/snacks, pre-game and post game fueling.  Individual consultation with student-athletes that need specific nutritional goals.  Manage football fueling station including inventory, purchasing, and distribution. Ensure that fueling station is staffed with interns and the food is rotated and stocked as needed. Assist in supervision football athlete consumption of nutrition products, including meals and snacks.  Collaborate with Sports Nutrition staff and Director in budget maintenance and forecasting.  Develop and provide nutrition education presentations, demonstrations, or events on various topics related to nutrition for optimal performance.  Provide spreadsheets for maintaining the sports nutrition budget and keeping weekly records of inventory and product allotment.  Educate and evaluate football athletes on maintaining a level of lean muscle body mass, body fat and muscle mass that is consistent with good health and good performance.  Work closely with the nutrition internship program in scheduling interns, volunteers and practicum students.  Maintain open, on-going communication with the Director, sport coaches, sports medicine and team physicians. Function as an assistant to the head dietitian for the football program and any other duties that may arise as assigned by the director.  Comply with all NCAA, Big 12 and Texas Tech University rules, regulations and policies.  Required Qualification:  Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or Nutrition related field and one year of related experience.  Competitive playing/coaching experience and/or consulting experience may exchange for education on a year to year basis. Must obtain RD within 6 months of hire.  CSSD obtained within 2 years of hire.  Preferred Qualifications:  RD license and/or CSSD certification.
Apply here:  Texas Tech
Posted:  2/17/18

Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition – University of Utah
University of Utah Division of Nutrition and Athletic Department is currently seeking applicants for a full time Sports Dietitian.  Responsibilities:           Assist the Director of Sports Nutrition in providing performance nutrition education and counseling to University of Utah student athletes.  Oversee the operations of two Fueling Stations for student athletes.   Assist in supervising sports nutrition fellows, graduate students, and volunteers.  Coordinate and schedule team building activities and fellow/intern meetings and evaluations.  Coordinate medical nutrition therapy for specialized conditions such as: anemia, celiac disease, diabetes, disordered eating, food allergies, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, injury, illnesses, menstrual dysfunction, etc.  Conduct new athlete nutrition screenings and hydration testing.  Collaborate with the medical and performance staff for vitamin D, ferritin and body composition testing.  Develop and present team sports nutrition education sessions.  Provide menu planning, travel nutrition and half time fueling education to teams.  Provide education on banned substances and supplements.  Understand supplement and feeding bylaws as defined by the NCAA and the PAC-12.  Collaborate with the sports medicine team of athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, team physicians, mental health professionals and food service personnel. Develop programs to assist athletes with life skills such as cooking, shopping, menu planning and time management.  Oversee graduate students’ project within the athletic department.  Minimum Qualifications                :  Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science or a related field, or equivalency; two years of clinical/practical experience; demonstrated human relation, computer literacy, and effective communication skills; and completion of a hospital provided supervisory training program within the first year of employment required. The incumbent must be a Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; and possess current certification with the State of Utah or obtain certification within one month of employment. CDR Certification in a specific area of specialization may be preferred.  Preferences: Registered Dietitian (RD) for a minimum of 2 years, 3+ years of experience working with athletes, Master’s Degree in nutrition, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) or eligible, Ability to work a non-standard workweek which may include nights, weekends, and holidays, Excellent oral and written communication skills,  Strong interpersonal skills, Excellent time and priority management skills, Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments, Ability to work as an integral part of the sports nutrition team.
Apply here:  Utah
Posted: 2/14/18

Assistant Sports Dietitian – University of Minnesota
The Assistant Director of Nutrition will serve as a member of the Department of Athletics that is committed to excellence and advancing the welfare of the student-athlete. Primary responsibility will be assisting the Director of Nutrition with day-to-day execution of the Football Performance Nutrition program, as well as other sports as assigned. Assist in advancing
the department’s mission, vision, and strategic plan including its commitment to equity and diversity.  Position Responsibilities:  Provides nutritional care and education to student-athletes, coaches and sports medicine staff to maximize student-athlete performance, health and well-being;  Assess and analyze dietary practices, body composition, and energy balance (intake and expenditure) of student-athletes in the context of athletic performance and health; Provide meal-plans based on assessment of sport program participation, needs, conditions, and age; Counsel student-athletes on optimal nutrition for exercise training (match nutrition to training phases and goals), competition, recovery from exercise, weight management, hydration, travel, and supplementation; Counsel student-athletes on achieving and maintaining a level of body mass, body fat, and muscle mass that is consistent with good health and good performance in collaboration with sports medicine staff; Provide and coordinate team meals, snacks and special event plans to promote achieving  goals for athletic performance and good health; Develop and employ resources to support educational efforts regarding the nutritional needs of a student-athletes; Coordinate appropriate pre-, during, and post-exercise fluids and snacks for individual training, team practice, and competition; Plan and execute daily team meals, while coordinating with caterers, sports medicine staff, and operations staff. Coordinate/manage distribution as it pertains to departmental and sport specific Nutrition Center menus; Maintain budget and financial planning for the nutrition staff, Athletes Village Nutrition Center, and purchasing orders for all products for Football; Provide counsel and recommendations to coaching and operations staffs for nutrition for home and away games (for example: catering, hotels, airlines, competition for team); Promote recruitment efforts by interacting with prospective student-athletes and their families regarding Performance Nutrition Program; Serve as a resource for sport coaches, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches; Manage, train, mentor, and educate a staff nutrition student interns to enhance the Performance Nutrition Program. Stay abreast of current food, nutrition, and health issues and research related to sports nutrition; develop and oversee nutrition policies and procedures.  Position will work a nonstandard workweek with flexible hours which may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays, and traveling to all away games will be required.  Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition or a closely related field and two (2) years of professional experience as a dietitian or, A combination of related education and work experience equal to six years.  Current registration (or eligible for registration) as a Dietitian from the American Dietetics Association and licensure by the State of Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Familiarity with NCAA regulations regarding the health and safety of student athletes is essential.  Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in Nutrition or related field.  Experience working with Professional and Collegiate athletes.
Apply here:  Minnesota
Posted: 2/10/18

Assistant Dietitian – Kansas State University
K-State Athletics is seeking qualified applicants for our full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant Sports Dietitian/Nutritionist position.  An example of job duties includes but are not limited to:  Plan, develop, implement, track, evaluate and manage nutrition services provided to student-athletes; Assess and analyze dietary practices, body composition and energy balance of student-athletes as it relates to athletic performance and optimal health; Program assessment to determine the effectiveness of the dietary nutrition program and services in order to recommend innovative methods of advancement; Serve as a food and nutrition resource; and Translate the latest scientific evidence into practical sports nutrition recommendations.  Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition/dietetics or other related field from an accredited university or college; a and two to four years of experience working as a dietician in a professional/collegiate setting.  Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in nutrition or other related field from an accredited university or college; Three or more years of experience providing nutrition/dietary services for a professional sport or NCAA Division I athletics program; Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD);Experience in medical nutrition therapy, including eating disorder counseling; and Knowledge of food service quality and safety.  Other Requirements: Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.  Must be a current Registered Dietitian (RD) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration; Must be eligible for, successfully apply and receive a State of Kansas Dietitian License within one year of first day of employment; Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information; Demonstrate strong written and interpersonal skills with student-athletes, coaches and/or various other people inside and outside of an athletic department; and Proficient with MS Office Word, Excel, Access and Outlook programs. This position holds expectations of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc. rules and regulations. How to Apply:  Please complete the online application and submit/upload the following documents:  Cover letter, Resume, Three professional references that includes contact information (name, title, phone number, email address).
Apply here:  Kansas State
Posted: 2/10/18

Assistant Sports Dietitian – University of Illinois
Assist Director of Sports Nutrition with the assessment and counseling of student-athletes on optimal nutritional practices for exercise training, competition, recovery from practice, recovery from injury and illness, weight, hydration and supplementation.  Appointment: 12 Month, 100% Academic Professional.  Responsibilities: Assess and counsel student-athletes on medical-related nutrition concerns utilizing appropriate Medical Nutrition Therapy techniques conditions such as but not limited to anemia, disordered eating, diabetes, bone mineral disturbances, amenorrhea, dyslipidemia, hypertension, gastrointestinal concerns, food allergies and intolerances, and other medical conditions.  Coordinate management of student-athlete blood work and supplementation for nutrient deficiencies as prescribed by team physicians.  Provide team-specific nutrition trainings and recommendations.  Provide consistent communication to coaching staffs, strength & conditioning staffs, athletic trainers, team physicians, mental health staffs, and administration regarding sports nutrition and sports performance related issues.  Implement sport-specific hydration protocols to prevent heat related illness and promote health through adequate hydration.  Coordinator and discuss travel nutrition needs for assigned teams.  Develop, coordinate, and teach nutritional education, cooking programs and grocery store tours for student-athletes independently and in collaboration with CHAMPS Life Skills.  Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary, integrated performance team charged with screening, treatment and prevention of disordered eating and eating disorders as necessary.  Serve as a member of the menu management team within Athletic Dining, charged with enhancing the nutritional content of recipes and production techniques for nutritionally adequate meals for athletic performance and recovery.  Compile reports for Athletic Dining, including but not limited to anticipated meal attendance, meal frequency reports and end-of-week attendance reporting.  Actively participate in meal monitoring and plate-side nutrition education for student athletes at Athletic Dining events, and team-specific pre-game meals.  Oversight of fueling stations and staff management.  Responsible for ordering, inventory, and procurement of goods through necessary vendors for all athletic fueling stations.  Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring and scheduling undergraduate volunteers as Fueling Station Product Managers.  Provide education and mentorship of sports nutrition undergraduate volunteers.  Collaborate with relevant allied health care providers within the Sports Medicine department’s existing health care network by making referrals when appropriate.  Collaborate with other on-campus Registered Dietitians (Housing, McKinley Health Center, FSHN) to ensure the best use of campus programming and facilities for student-athletes.  Assist Director of Sports Nutrition on the evaluation of sports supplements, including research of herbal supplements for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy, and continual research of the changing sports supplement industry.  Provide assessment and counseling of student-athletes regarding appropriate and legal use of dietary supplements, regularly banned drugs and restricted substances in compliance with sport governing bodies; e.g. NCAA, U.S. Anti-doping Agency (USADA), World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) and the Department of Intercollegiate (DIA) policies.  Provide assessment and counseling for sport-specific and gender-specific recommendations regarding optimal body composition and weight for good health and optimal athletic performance.  Coordination of the development and oversight of nutrition education material production, social media, and on-site athlete dining education. Provide sports nutrition education for DIA staff as necessary (research reviews, updated recommendations, etc.).  Serve as a nutrition resource for coaches, sports medical staff, academic services staff, and others within the department as appropriate.  Meet with prospective student athletes as part of the recruiting process as requested. Maintain professional competency and skills required for professional practice, including but not limited to current food, nutrition, and health issues and research related to sports nutrition.  Maintains yearly continuing education in the field of sports dietetics.  Maintain knowledge of and compliance with specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position is require.  Qualifications:  Master’s degree in Nutrition or related field required.  One to three years’ experience working with collage age population and collegiate student-athletes.  Three or more years’ experience preferred.  Experience managing division I athletics training table preferred. Required Training, Licenses, Certifications, Other:  Registered Dietitian (Commission on Dietetic Registration) required within 3 months of hire, Licensed Dietitian (State of Illinois) required upon hire. Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) preferred.  APPLICATION:  To receive full consideration, application materials must be received on or before February 19, 2018.  Please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of application, resume, and names of three references and proof of academic credentials.  Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.  For further information regarding application procedures, contact Brittany Francis, at [email protected].
Posted: 2/10/18

Industry Positions

Lead Registered Dietitian – University of South Carolina Health Center
Seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Lead Registered Dietitian (RDN) in Student Health Services who is interested in a full-time career in an accredited patient-centered medical home within a college health environment.  The University of South Carolina recently opened a 68,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art integrated medical facility with Gold LEED distinction. This position will work collaboratively within Healthy Campus Initiatives on campus and with outside community partners towards the achievement of the Healthy Campus 2020 objectives and strategic healthy eating goals.  The Lead Registered Dietitian, under general supervision will guide and provide nutrition education and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to members of the University community including students, faculty and staff. Education and nutrition therapy for clients will include but not limited to: weight management, management of eating disorders, diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, and other medical nutrition disorders. The Lead RDN will supervise a Nutritionist and will provide feedback about cases, department productivity and performance and will also supervise 2-4 dietetic interns during their semester rotations. The RDN will participate in eating disorder consultation team and serve on collaborative teams within Student Health Services to provide effective nutrition services within our Patient-Centered Medical Home. Other duties may include, but are not limited to: leading an eating disorders group, mindful eating workshops and occasional classroom presentations. The RDN will participate in quality improvement and Peer Review.  Minimum Qualifications:  Master’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, nutrition education, or other related area and 3 years of experience in a clinical, public health or institutional setting; or a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, community nutrition or other related area and 5 years of experience in a clinical, public health or institutional setting. Registered as a Dietitian required. Employee must obtain and maintain clinical privileges as outlined by Student Health Services by-laws as a condition of employment.  Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in college health, eating disorders and working in a team environment to include physicians, case managers, counselors etc. Knowledge and experience in working with sports nutrition, eating disorders, weight management, supervision and clinical nutrition and chronic disease management (e.g diabetes, celiac, Crohn’s, etc.).  To learn more about University of South Carolina Student Health Services, visit
Apply here: SC Health Center
Posted: 2/10/18

Graduate Assistant, Internship and Fellowship Positions

IMG Academy – Summer Nutrition Coach Intern
Responsibilities:  Deliver engaging nutrition sessions to youth athletes participating in IMGA sport camps from a wide range of sports, talent levels, nationalities, and ages.  Be able to clearly communicate research-based sports nutrition recommendations that the athlete can understand and apply using a white board, pictures, and interactive games.  Participate in curriculum and handout development.  Collaborate with mental conditioning, athletic training, leadership, vision, and strength and conditioning to provide comprehensive athlete care.  Assist the full-time staff with department projects and responsibilities as needed.  Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics or related field; Registered Dietitian (RD); Experience teaching youth athletes nutrition in a group setting; At least 1 year of experience in sports nutrition.  Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics or related field; CSSD; Multilingual (Spanish and Japanese highly valued).
Apply here:  IMG Academy
Posted: 2/20/18

USA Volleyball – Sports Nutrition Fellow
Sport Nutrition Fellow position with USA Volleyball available for Spring-Summer 2018.  Located in Anaheim, CA, the USA Indoor Volleyball Training facility is dedicated to providing an optimal training and recovery environment for national team athletes. We are seeking a sport nutrition fellow who is team oriented and has a strong passion for learning in a dynamic performance nutrition environment. The position is available during full time training which begins in late March/early April 2018 and continues until late September 2018 (5-6 months).  This position will work directly with the USA Volleyball Sport Performance Team and US Olympic Committee Sport RD. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: meal catering organization and clean-up, team room organization and ordering, recovery nutrition preparation and provision, hydration monitoring, lab work and body composition data entry and evaluation, individua and team athlete education, educational material development, food/recipe development and analysis, and other responsibilities as needed.  Minimum qualifications: Strong desire to become a CSSD; RD or RD eligible; Completed basic coursework in exercise science or kinesiology; Ability to relocate and reside in Orange County, CA or nearby for the duration of the position; Reliable transportation; Ability to work early and normal business hours and occasional weekends (Expected Commitment: ~20-30 hours per week); Read, write, speak and understand English language Preferred qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Experience in a professional and customer service oriented environment ; Creative culinary skills; Ability to work independently and collaboratively on a team; Experience in locating and understanding evidence based research material in sport nutrition, physiology, and sports medicine; Attention to detail, punctuality, self-directed.  Closing date: February 26, 2018 Start date: late March/early April 2018 .  TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to [email protected] before the closing date.
Posted: 2/14/18


LA Rams – Nutrition Intern
As the Los Angeles Rams build their organization and brand in the Southern California region, they are looking for a 2018 seasonal nutrition intern to be responsible for culinary tasks, such as action station production, food processing, and recovery shake making. This intern will be heavily involved in inventory management, ordering, and all other day to day nutrition operations. This is a temporary role between March 2018 and September 2018. Key Responsibilities: Pre and Post Nutrition, Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Eligible, Culinary experience is preferred but not mandatory, Demonstrated leadership with an ability to work well within an assigned team, Self-motivated, positive attitude and great work ethic, Excellent verbal and written communication skills, Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a fast paced environment, Be able to respond to constructive criticism, be a professional, and respond professionally, Be able to manage a multitude of personalities in a discrete and respectable manner.  Knowledge/Skills/Experience:  Bachelors or Masters in Nutrition preferred Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Eligible, experience is preferred but not mandatory.  Demonstrated leadership with an ability to work well within an assigned team. Self-motivated, positive attitude and great work ethic, Excellent verbal and written communication skills, Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a fast paced environment, Be able to respond to constructive criticism, be a professional, and respond professionally.  Be able to manage a multitude of personalities in a discrete and respectable manner.  If interested, please contact Joey Blake: [email protected]
Posted: 2/10/18

New Mexico State University – Intern Director of Sports Nutrition
The Intern Director of Sports Nutrition will report to the Director of Sports Performance and is expected to collaborate with Strength & Conditioning Staff, Coaches, and other members of the New Mexico State University.  The following is infrastructure that is available to this position:  a valuable relationship with Sodexo for enhanced meals, a Registered and Licensed Dietician who is the Extension Nutrition and Wellness Specialist at NMSU (experience with the NFL, NBA, and LPGA), and undergraduate and graduate Nutritional students.  ADA information: This position will include some light lifting, sitting, standing, and walking to and from NMSU facilities.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the state of New Mexico is required.  CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) credential is highly desirable; Master’s Degree preferred.  Contact:  Don Decker  Email:  [email protected].
Posted: 2/11/18

Hiring Managers, Human Resources Professionals, and Program Directors:

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