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Sports Dietician

Princeton University
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Sports Dietician


Job ID: 2021-12734
Type: Part-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Health Services

Princeton University


The Sports Dietitian is primarily responsible for providing comprehensive clinical nutrition care that serves the needs of a diverse campus community. The primary responsibility is to provide clinical and educational sports dietetics services for all varsity athletes under the direction and guidance of the Director of Athletic Medicine. In addition, this individual must be able to cross-cover for the Clinical Dietitian serving the outpatient medical services functioning as the Nutrition Therapist on the interdisciplinary eating disorders treatment team as well as a clinical dietitian for students with complex medical needs. The Sports Dietitian also provides expertise and input to the campus community through collaboration with the Health Promotion and Prevention program. In collaboration with their supervisor, the Sports Dietitian will work with the Clinical Dietitian with the technical, professional and administrative responsibilities required to plan, organize, implement, and evaluate a functionally comprehensive clinical nutrition program at UHS. While the Clinical & Sports Dietitian reports to the Associate Director, Medical Services, they also work under the supervision and guidance of the Director of Athletic Medicine related to work with varsity athletes and teams.


Sports Dietetics

* Provides clinical and educational sports dietetics services for all varsity athletes under the direction and guidance of the Director of Athletic Medicine.

* Provides eating disorders care for athletes in treatment, and prevention services for athletes at risk.

* Oversees weight management program for weight class sports including directing collaboration between UHS and Athletics staff.

* Provides outreach to the coaching staff and teams, and conducts trainings on performance nutrition.

* Serves as content expert in supplement safety in sport for Athletic Medicine and Athletic staff and serves as the institutional appointee for supplement education and safety as recommended by the NCAA.

Business and Quality Integration

* Authors, edits, and maintains the Nutrition Services Policy and Procedure Manual. Partners with appropriate internal and external departments in creating evidenced based policies.

* Identifies, reviews, and prioritizes opportunities to improve organization efficiency and effectiveness through the use of technology and automation. Develops and maintains the nutrition templates in the EMR with communication, efficiency, data use, and outcome evaluations at the forefront. Appropriately implements current dietetics language and scope. Advises on accurate use of nutrition related procedural and diagnostic codes.

Professional Interface

* Develops goals and objectives for the clinical program and proposes nutrition policy changes regarding patient treatment and health care issues related to the provision of nutrition therapy.

* As time allows, and in collaboration with his/her supervisor, may establish UHS as a community partner in meeting the needs of area dietetic students. May develop and coordinate experiential learning opportunities with local Universities and Dietetic Internships to offer rotations in college health or sports dietetics.

* May lead and direct the work of others including student peer advisors, student workers, nutrition students or dietetic interns.

Financial Management

* Functions as the budget manager for the overall operating budget for Clinical and Sports Nutrition.

* Develops and analyzes the operating budget using historical data, and trends while meeting requirements of the UHS Finance department.

* Determines capital budget needs based on equipment condition, system design, and market developments to ensure necessary resources for provision of high-quality nutrition resources.

Health Promotion & Education

* Provides educational and outreach programming for the University community on nutrition and health related topics in collaboration with Health Promotion and Prevention.

* Is responsible for nutrition related web-content.

* Oversees the nutrition education materials used by staff.

* Serves as campus wide nutrition resource by providing support to the colleges and programs such as OA, ROTC, and Dining Services.


* Bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition, food and nutrition, or related area, granted from a US regionally accredited college or university.

* Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association.

* Active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association

* Certification/Licensure as required by state of practice

* Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)

* Solid clinical skills, experienced sports dietitian, and 2 years of experience in nutrition counseling for eating disorders.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.



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