Nutrition Football Fellow (Professional Aide)

Job Details

Job no: 713589
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 05
Major Administrative Unit / College: President
Department: Intercollegiate Athletics 10070478
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Temporary
  • Serve as a point of contact related to nutrition services intended for Football student-athletes including, but not limited to the following:
    • Dietary/nutrition consultations/assessments/screenings
    • Development and facilitation of team nutrition education sessions
    • Meal plan development
    • Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) on all nutrition-related conditions such as nutrient deficiencies, food allergies/sensitivities/intolerances, GI complications, preventative and responsive nutrition interventions related to injury, eating disorders and disordered eating, etc.
    • Perform and interpret results of nutrition, hydration, and body composition assessments
    • Research, evaluation, education, recommendation, and provision of permissible dietary supplements, as needed/appropriate
  • Grocery store tours and cooking demos
  • Collaborate with the performance nutrition team, physicians, sports medicine professionals, academic staff, support staff, coaches, and multidisciplinary support staff (strength and conditioning, athletic training, etc.) to ensure an environment supporting optimal health and performance for Football student-athletes
  • Daily oversight of football player lounge fueling station, training table and all fueling needs for Football student-athletes including:
    • Product management (ordering, receiving, storing, tracking, stocking)
    • Inventory control/management
  • Following food safety protocols to ensure a clean and safe environment
  • Supervision of performance nutrition students/interns (students/interns staffing, training, scheduling, communication)
  • Attend team meetings, practices, competitions, and other team activities/events as needed and/or directed
  • Maintain proper documentation (performance nutrition metrics, individual and team education interventions, body composition assessments and progress, biochemical parameters, etc.)
  • Monitoring and management of Football training tables and meals, in coordination with Football operations team
  • Monitoring and management of Football pre- and post-game meals and snacks for home and away competitions, in coordination with Football operations team
  • Serve as a nutrition resource for athletic trainers, coaches, strength and conditioning staff, medical staff, and food service personnel
  • Assist with recruitment, training, education, mentorship, and scheduling of dietetic interns, fellows, and student volunteers
  • Develop nutrition educational resources for student-athletes
  • Aid in the development and implementation of nutrition policies and procedures
  • Stay current with food, nutrition, health and wellness issues and research related to sports nutrition, principally information related to Football student-athletes/collegiate population
  • Other responsibilities and team assignment as designated by the Director of Performance Nutrition and/or Head Football Performance Dietitian
Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary position. Provides professional support. Responsibilities may include general business, science, medical, agricultural or other professional support functions. Term: Temps can work two (2) nine (9) month terms with a week break in service in between and at the end of the second term terminate for three (3) months or switch to an on-call. On-Call allowed to work 1039 hours in any twelve (12) month period.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition/Dietetics and a minimum of one year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in performance nutrition settings; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a registered dietitian (RD). Must be willing to work non-tradition hours and weekends, as needed
Master’s degree in Human Nutrition/Dietetics or equivalent degree. CSSD or CSSD eligible. Experience working with collegiate and/or professional athletes in the Football setting for a minimum of two years.

  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics and credentialing requirements of the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Provide care based on standard Commission on Dietetic Registration guidelines
  • Ability to meet Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements as established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and the State of Michigan
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to all department and university policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and NCAA
  • Represent Michigan State University and the Athletic Department at University, state, regional, and national conferences and/or meetings as assigned
  • Ability to work long hours, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, nontraditional work hours, extended periods of time without days off, travel
  • Ability to work independently and as an integral member of the Performance Nutrition (Spartans Fuel) team
  • Must possess problem‐solving and critical thinking skills, innovation and creativity, adaptability, initiative, and stress tolerance to various situations in a fast‐paced, dynamic work environment
  • Possess strong time and priority management skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Be able to lift, push, and pull objects up to 50lbs
QualificationsRequired:Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition/Dietetics and a minimum of one year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in performance nutrition settings; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a registered dietitian (RD). Must be willing to work non-tradition hours and weekends, as needed.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Work Hours

Will include nights and weekends

Summary of Physical Demands

Be able to lift, push, and pull objects up to 50lbs

Advertised: Mar 22, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Sep 22, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time


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