Assistant Athletic Director- Performance Nutrition

  University ( MI )
  Central Region
  Posted/Updated: 02/26/20

Job Summary

Responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Directing and managing all aspects of performance nutrition services for all student-athletes within the University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • Serve as team dietitian and direct liaison with the football team and one to two other teams as determined
  • Supervise, lead and direct two full-time staff members, each with sport responsibility.
  • Oversee 15-20 volunteer student interns and maintain a Graduate Assistant program using the MS-RD program on campus.
  • Conduct individual and team nutrition counseling and education sessions with assigned sports
  • Oversee development of effective, sport-specific nutrition presentations and handout materials for student-athletes.
  • Test and evaluate student-athletes body composition using DXZ;
  • Collaborate with individuals assigned to coordinate and implement pre- and post-competition, and travel meals, with oversight of planning and implementation of the nutritional recovery process.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with coaching staff, athletic performance staff, athletic trainers, team physicians, mental health staff, compliance, culinary services and athletic administration regarding nutritional and performance issues affecting student-athletes.
  • Develop, manage and oversee nutrition related policies and procedures
  • Actively participates in various interdepartmental committees
  • Oversee ordering, inventory, vendor relationships, procurement of goods and payment for purchases; perform other administrative duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary. 

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Registerd Dietician with 3-5 years' experience, preferably in college athletics; must have a high level of practical, sports-specific nutrition knowledge and experience. 
  • Should be well versed in all aspects of Performance Nutrition, Body Composition Analysis, Medical Nutrition, and Disordered Eating. 
  • Should have experience collaborating with and facilitating food services and maintaining a budget. 
  • Must have experience with individualized nutrition counseling as well as group nutrition planning. 
  • Effective oral and wirtten communication skills are critical. 
  • Must be able to supervise, lead and train employees in an effective and objective manner. 
  • Should be capable of problem solving and conflict resolution. 
  • Must be willing and able to work non-traditional hours, early morning, late evenings and weekends. 


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