Director of Olympic Sports Nutrition

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Director of Olympic Sports Nutrition

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule:

M-F, 8am-5pm; with nights, weekends, and overtime as needed

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Athletics - Student Welfare & Development

About the Department:

The mission of the NC State University 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.

Essential Job Duties:

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 within Men’s Basketball and Olympic Sports programs. 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.

Ideal candidate 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.

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.

Oversee training of sports nutrition staff including 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.

Other Responsibilities:

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

Minimum Experience and Education:

•Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or related field required.

Other Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, exercise physiology or related field and 3 years of relevant experience as nutritionist/dietitian or similarly related position.

Candidate should possess strong computer knowledge including experience utilizing Microsoft package and other relevant software. Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written is important along with excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills along with the ability to lead and work in a multi-disciplinary and diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in exercise physiology or related field, a minimum of 3 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian and 5 years of experience working as a dietitian with a college age population, specifically athletes. Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

Must be eligible for licensure(RD/RDN) in state of North Carolina.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Cover Letter
Contact information for 3 references

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

106001 - Athletics-Student Welfare & Development


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) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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.




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Posted: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
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