Director of Sports Nutrition, REVISED & REPOSTED

Storrs, CT
Jul 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Director of Sports Nutrition, REVISED & REPOSTED
Job ID: 2017645
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The University of Connecticut is seeking applications for the full time position of Director of Sports Nutrition. This position will direct and manage all aspects of nutritional services provided to University of Connecticut (UConn) student-athletes. This includes, but is not limited to, working closely with the Department of Sports Medicine, UConn Athletics and University personnel as well as outside consultants and/or vendors in a collaborative effort to provide the highest quality performance and medical nutrition. Responsibilities will include: provides nutrition education to student-athletes, coaches, and staff; counsels UConn student-athletes regarding nutrition for optimal performance and health and medical nutrition conditions; refers to and consults with the team physician as appropriate in the context of nutrition care; coordinates nutrition and sports performance directives with appropriate athletic staff regarding individualized supplement requirements and educates on its use; consults with coaching staff regarding performance standards, goals and objectives; adheres to all policies and procedures of the University of Connecticut, Conference and NCAA; maintains certification(s) and licensure with appropriate continuing education; researches and evaluates products used by student-athletes for safety and compliance standards; assists teams with meals, menu planning, and game-time fueling for home and travel competition; maintains an open line of communication and partners with Athletic Sports Medicine and Athletic Sports Performance staff regarding individual athlete care and health related department programs; is an active member of Treatment Team which includes participation in monthly meetings with Athletic Trainers, Team Physicians, and Licensed Mental Health Professionals to harmonize patient care and provide complete service to "high risk" students; and other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Dietetics or Nutrition and active status as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN); two or more years' work experience in intercollegiate athletics in a Division 1 program; effective communication skills (written and oral) are critical and interpersonal skills are essential; demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with sports medicine staff, strength and conditioning coaches, and sport coaches to create an optimal health and performance environment; knowledge of medical nutrition therapy, disordered eating, and motivational interviewing; experience with individualized nutrition counseling as well as group nutrition planning; and sensitivity to student-athlete issues.


Master's degree in Nutritional Sciences, Exercise Science or related field; credentialed as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics by the Commission on Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; demonstrated skill with Body Composition techniques and interpretation, Performance Nutrition, Medical Nutrition and Disordered Eating; and proven ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion, handling sensitive matters involving patients.


This is an 11 month appointment subject to annual renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


Candidates must submit letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to: Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2017645)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 17, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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