Director of Sports Nutrition

deadline 18 June 2017
employer University of Georgia
type Full-time

Department: Sports Nutrition
Job Title: Director
Position Number: 20170613
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Senior Associate Athletic Director, Sports Medicine
Revision Date: 04/2017

Position Summary:
Direct and manage all aspects of nutritional services for varsity student athletes with the University of Georgia Athletic Association (UGAAA). This includes, but is not limited to, working closely with UGAAA personnel as well as outside consultants and / or vendors in a collaborative effort to provide the highest quality performance and medical nutrition.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required and master's degree preferred. Must be a Registered Dietician who is eligible for licensure in the state of Georgia required. CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) credential is highly recommended. Five or more years experience working as a Sports Nutritionist is required.

Supervision Responsibilities:
Nutritionist, Intern, Graduate Assistant, and Undergraduate Student Workers

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.

Must have a high level of practical, sports-specific nutrition knowledge and experience. Should be well versed in all aspects of Body Composition Analysis, Performance Nutrition, Medical Nutrition, and Disordered Eating. Should have experience facilitating food services and maintaining a budget. Must have experience with individualized nutrition counseling as well as group nutrition planning. Effective oral and written communication skills are critical. Must be able to supervise employees in an effective and objective manner. Should be capable of problem solving and conflict resolution. Must be able to work in collaboration with sports medicine staff, strength and conditioning coaches, and sport coaches to create an optimal health and performance environment.

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 sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, and peripheral vision. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but escalates to high during team practices and athletic competitions.

The following list of job behaviors and outcomes is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, listed by the percentage of time spent in each area. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all of the responsibilities and performance expectations that may be required of this position.

30% Provides educational and nutritional counseling to UGA student athletes

  • Provide nutritional care
  • Refer to team physician as appropriate
  • Consult with sports medicine staff re: injuries / illnesses
  • Consult with coaching staff re: performance standards
  • May include practice and competition coverage, home or away

30% Provides food services management/facilitation

  • Follow NCAA and SEC rules and regulations
  • Oversee all permissible food service lines

30% Maintains administrative work and professional development

  • Coordinate nutrition services for all student-athletes in intercollegiate athletic programs for the University of Georgia Athletic Association
  • Supervise sports nutrition staff
  • Utilize uniform documentation system for testing and counseling
  • Develop educational materials and opportunities for student-athletes
  • Maintain certification(s) and licensure with appropriate continuing education

5% Performs body composition analysis for student athletes

  • Organize and regulate sports nutrition testing lab
  • Including but not limited to BodPod and DXA

5% Provides nutritional supplement management

  • Utilize a food first approach
  • Supervise nutritional supplement inventory
  • Research products used by student athletes for safety and compliance standards