Registered Dietitian

Aug 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Registered Dietitian
Susquehanna University

About Susquehanna	
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary	
Position Description:
The Registered Dietitian (RD) works with students to assist them with their dietary needs. This team member works with a variety of professionals on multidisciplinary treatment teams to provide individual nutritional counseling for students. The dietitian also develops and provides educational programming related to nutrition for a wide range of students and possibly faculty and staff members in order to promote a healthier campus. This position requires a broad range of past experiences and passion for bringing new ideas focused on health promotion to the student body.

Specific Responsibilities:
•	The dietitian develops and provides educational programming related to nutrition for a wide range of students and possibly faculty and staff members in order to promote a healthy campus.
•	Counsels and advises students on food and nutrition.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
The RD will possess knowledge of the English language, including meaning and spelling of words as well as rules of composition and grammar. The candidate for this position will be skilled at written and verbal communication, including formal presentations to both individuals and groups. There is a demonstrated ability to set priorities, advocate team concepts and work collaboratively with both faculty and staff.

Physical Requirements:
Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Working conditions are indoor.

Required Qualifications	
Bachelor's Degree from a four year accredited college or university.

Current registration with the Commission of Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association.

Experience working with a wide range of adult nutritional concerns including but limited to, those who struggle with eating disorders (i.e. anorexia, bulimia), Celiacs, Crohns, diabetes as well as those interested in sports nutrition and weight gain or loss.

Competency in working with diverse populations including persons of various ages, ethnic identities, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, religious backgrounds, etc. can be demonstrated.

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