Director of Sports Nutrition


: $53,920.00 - $73,540.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health

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Posting Details

Vacancy TypeEHRA Non-FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleDirector of Sports NutritionSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with education and experiencePosition Number00102691Work ScheduleM-F 8am-5pm with nights, weekends and overtime as neededFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department106001 - Athletics-Student Welfare & DevelopmentDepartmentAthletics - Pack PerformanceJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The mission of the NC State Department of Athletics is to prepare student-athletes to compete at the highest level and to inspire them to be leaders now and for the future by providing the best environment to achieve their athletic, academic, and personal aspirations as well as providing support for the professional development of our coaches and staff, all within the role of the greater institutional relationships to the University. North Carolina State University competes as an NCAA Division I team in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Essential Job Duties

The Director of Sports Nutrition responsibilities include:

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive nutrition program designed for optimal student athlete performance, including assessment, education, and programming regarding the nutritional needs of Division I student athletes. Serves as a resource/consultant to individuals assigned to coordinate and implement pre- and post-competition and travel meals; oversee menu planning for Athletics Training Table in conjunction with Campus Dining Services.
  • Leads and conducts individual and team nutrition counseling and education sessions; development of effective, sport-specific nutrition presentations and educational materials for student-athletes; planning and implementation of nutritional recovery process for select teams; testing and evaluation of student-athletes body composition.
  • Works with sports medicine and sport psychology staff members to address disordered eating or other medical issues related to nutrition and/or body image; conduct nutritional assessments and counseling for student athletes with clinical nutritional needs and food allergies. Collaborate with athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and team physicians to research, evaluate, recommend, purchase, distribute and monitor permissible and effective nutritional supplements with attention to NCAA rules, regulations and nutrition related bylaws.
  • Oversees training and evaluation of sports nutrition staff, including team sports dietician and sport nutrition assistants and interns while developing work schedules and program education; oversee ordering, inventory, vendor relationships, procurement of goods and payment of purchases.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends with occasional travel.

The ideal candidate for the Director of Sports Nutrition position demonstrates a willingness to engage and provide nutritional education through a spirit of collaboration through service and effective communication with members of Pack Performance Team of sports medicine, strength and conditioning, sport psychology, academic support, student-athlete development, coaches and sport administrators in an effort to provide a holistic student athlete experience toward lifelong development and growth.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Perform other administrative duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Sports Performance and Student Services.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor s degree in nutrition, exercise physiology or related field.

Minimum of 3 years of experience working as a Registered Dietitian.

Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

Departmental Required Skills

Candidate should possess strong computer knowledge including experience utilizing Microsoft package and other relevant software.

Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written.

Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills.

Ability to lead and work in a multi-disciplinary and diverse environment.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Master s degree in exercise physiology or related field and minimum of 5 years of experience working as a dietitian with a college age population, specifically athletes.

Required License or Certification

Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

Special Instructions

In addition to your application, please include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date06/19/2020Anticipated Closing Date07/02/2020Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date07/13/2020AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) ###-#### or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-###-####.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Job Alerts
    • Craigslist
    • Carolina Job Finder/Employment Guide
    • NC Works
    • Technical/Trade School Program
    • Job Fair (Identify Job Fair in question #2 below)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU/UNC Representative (identify person in question #2 below)
    • NCSU employee referral (Identify employee in question #2 below)
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Radio Ad
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Other
  2. If you selected 'Other' for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Bachelor s degree (or higher) in nutrition or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a minimum of 3 years of experience working as a Registered Dietitian?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * If yes, in 2-3 sentences please describe your relevant experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Are you Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)?
    • yes
    • no
  7. * The NCAA requires disclosure of certain relationships between potential employees and student athletes and their families as well as recruits and their families. Please check if you are any of the following:
    • A parent/legal guardian of a football or basketball (men s or women s) recruit or current NC State student-athlete.
    • A relative of a football or basketball (men s or women s) recruit or current NC State student-athlete.
    • A high school/ college coach who works with football or basketball (men s or women s).
    • A strength coach or personal trainer who works with a football or basketball (men s or women s) recruit or current NC State student-athlete.
    • None of the above.
  8. * If you checked any of the boxes above (except, None of the above box), please provide details below.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents

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