Sports Dietitian Fellow, Football, Department of Athletics

Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-08-06
Req: R0003707
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Job Description Summary

Wake Forest Athletics is currently seeking applicants to serve as a Sports Dietitian Fellow for the football team. This position is a 1-year position that will assist the Sports Nutrition Department in program development and will serve as the assistant dietitian for Wake Forest Football. This individual, under the supervision of the Director of Sports Nutrition, will serve as a contact, resource, and liaison to execute date-to-day nutrition operations for football as well as assist in providing nutrition education, counseling, and game day nutrition. See below for a list of duties and responsibilities.

Job Description

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist Director of Sports Nutrition with daily duties and on-going projects for optimal fueling of the Wake Forest Football Team including 1:1 nutrition assessments, team talks and education, supplement education, meal timing, hydration needs, performance plate construction, and pre-fuel, intra-fuel, and post-fueling strategies
  • Facilitate the preparation and delivery of pre- and post-practice nutritional needs, recovery shakes, meals and general nutritional needs for our team
  • Management of the operations of football nutrition. This includes product inventory, ordering, receiving, unloading, and distribution of goods
  • Forecast weekly needs for football-specific fueling station
  • Create educational handouts via Canva as well as help with #FuelinTheDeacs social media content related to nutrition education as well as sport-specific for football
  • Work with our recruiting staff and assist with the recruiting operations
  • Conduct body composition testing via DXA including analysis and explanation of results
  • Assist with all home game nutrition needs, including but not limited to the night before games, pre-, intra-, and post-game operations. The fellow will be expected to be present for every home competition upon hire
  • Ability to travel with team for games and assist in all travel nutrition-related needs including but not limited to snack bags, performance menus for the hotel, game time fueling set up, halftime fueling, post-game meals
  • Assist operations in the meal and snack menus and ordering. This includes but is not limited to: pre- and post-practice snacks, catered snacks, grab-n-go snacks, post-game meals. Help with coordination and supervision of meals as needed
  • Responsible for the weight room fueling station: inventory, ordering, set-up, clean-up, stocking, and continuous replenishment of snacks, shakes, and hydration products throughout the day
  • Assist in the management of student volunteers/student workers that work with football and the CMNZ
  • Participate as a positive, integrative team member of the Wake Forest Sports Nutrition Staff
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Sports Nutrition

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, or related field
  • At least 1 year of sports nutrition experience working in collegiate or professional athletics

Required Credentials/Certifications/Licensure:

  • Registered Dietitian (RD or RD)
  • Obtain licensure upon hire as is required by the state of North Carolina (must obtain prior to 1st day of work)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in sports nutrition, exercise physiology, sports psychology or other health related field
  • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) within 1st year of hire
  • Working knowledge of ACC conference, NCAA, and USADA rules and regulations

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Proven ability to multi-task, work independently, prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Excellent time and priority management, organizational, and record-keeping skills
  • Ability to work a non-standard work-week which may include early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, non-traditional work hours, and overnight travel as needed
  • Ability to gain and maintain a working knowledge of rules and regulations of the Wake Forest University, ACC Conference, NCAA and United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) regarding nutritional supplements, banned drugs and restricted substances
  • Ability and willingness to comply with disclosure regulations relative to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

Additional Job Description


This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.


This is a year-long hourly paid position. Pay is provided based on a 40-hour work week and received bi-monthly. Additional benefits include: Gear provided by the football equipment staff and nutrition department as well as meals or snacks provided to football. The position does not provide additional benefits such as health or dental insurance.

Application Procedure:

  • Please email cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references with contact information to Tiffany Campbell and
  • Also, please fill out the job application on the Wake Forest job board. In order to be considered for this job, you must have an application and materials submitted to the official job posting on the Wake Forest website.

Time Type Requirement

Part timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.


Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (

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