Overview: Rutgers University Athletics Sports Nutrition Department is now accepting applications for the Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition. Under the guidance of the Director of Sports Nutrition, the Assistant Director will be responsible for planning, development, implementation, evaluation and management of all sports nutrition services provided to the Division-I student-athletes of Rutgers University.
Oversee all aspects of sports nutrition for 21 Olympic sport teams under the guidance of the Director of Sports Nutrition
Coordinate the sports nutrition volunteer program, and manage all volunteers including training, scheduling, and directing daily operations
Oversee the operations of all olympic sports nutrition fueling stations including indiviudal team nutrition areas and centralized fueling stations throughout Rutgers University
Assist with department administrative duities including finances, budgeting, and other operational reporting
Assess and analyze dietary practices, body composition, and energy balance of athletes in the context of athletic performance and health
Counsel athletes on optimal nutrition for exercise training, competition, recovery from exercise, weight management, hydration, and supplementation
Provide personalized nutrition plans to promote short- and long-term goals for athletic performance and optimal health
Provide medical nutrition therapy, as needed, to help manage or treat medical conditions
Evaluate nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements, for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy; monitor use of appropriate supplementation
Collaborate with Sports Medicine team of physicians, athletic trainers, strength coaches, sports psychologists, and other health care professionals, as appropriate
Assist in developing and overseeing nutrition policies and procedures
Collaborate with on-site and off-site catering and food service teams
Coordinate nutrition for domestic and/or international travel including catering, hotels, airlines, and competition
Manage budgets for purchasing and distribution of nutritional supplements
Develop and deliver nutrition education presentations, demonstrations, or events on various topics related to nutrition for performance
Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field. Registered Dietitian with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Must maintain registration and continuing education requirements. At least 1-2 years of experience in a collegiate sports nutrition setting. Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent time management skills, creative thinking and problem solving skills, and the ability to work well under pressure in the fast paced environment of Division I Collegiate athletics. Must be able to work a non-standard work week including long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Preferred: Master's degree in Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, or related field. Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics. Sports Nutrition experience in an NCAA Division-I collegiate setting.