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Performance Nutrition Fellow, Department Athletics Strength & Conditioning

University of Cincinnati
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

About the Department of Athletics

The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics with the vision to reach Next Level Success for all 18 varsity teams and more than 500 student-athletes. The Bearcats have a proud athletics history, winning eight national championships and 117 conference titles. The Cincinnati men's basketball team is among the 15 winningest programs all-time, while the football team became the first American Athletic Conference program to compete in the College Football Playoff in 2021. Olympic gold medalist volleyball player Jordan Thompson, NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson and Major League Baseball legend Sandy Koufax are among the several luminaries who have competed as Bearcats.

UC student-athletes collectively posted a 3.387 overall GPA in the fall of 2021 with 78 percent earning spots on the Honor Roll.

Under the leadership of Director of Athletics John Cunningham, and supported by more than 150 full-time staff members, UC Athletics' mission is to connect our community, enhance our University and impact the lives of student-athletes as they prepare to change the world on and off the field.

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati, Athletics Performance Nutrition is seeking applications for two Performance Nutrition Fellow positions (Athletic Intern). The fellows will actively participate as a member of the Performance Nutrition unit and will work directly with assigned sports teams in collaboration with the support staff and coaching staff. The Performance Nutrition Fellow will work under supervision of the Director of Performance Nutrition.

These are part-time (30 hours), hourly positions, not benefit eligible, lasting approximately 10 months.

The individuals in these positions will have the ability to work a non-standard work week, including weekends and holidays. Effective oral and written communication, presentation, and nutrition counseling skills. Strong interpersonal skills.

Essential Functions
  • Counsel student-athletes regarding nutrition for optimal performance and health and medical conditions
  • Assist with food service management and daily operations including but not limited to inventory, product ordering, fueling station aesthetics and education.
  • Develop educational materials & resources, including social media content
  • Develop and deliver nutrition education presentations, demonstrations, or events related to performance to assigned teams
  • Attend team workouts, practices, and games as needed to provide education and fuel to enhance performance
  • Assist with travel nutrition needs for assigned teams – performance menus, pre/post-game fuel, post-game meals, recovery strategies, and snack bags
  • Assist with menu development and oversight for training table meals
  • Work closely with Sports Medicine and Sports Performance to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach for student-athlete health and wellness
  • Assist with management, oversight, and mentorship of student volunteers/interns
  • Examine and translate scientific research related to nutrition, athletic performance, and dietary supplements.
  • Evaluate dietary supplements for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Education

Bachelor's Degree.

Required Experience
  • Skilled in the use of personal computer and related software applications.
  • Desire to pursue a career within intercollegiate athletics.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use independent judgement and to manage and impart information.
  • Must maintain NCAA compliance while in this role.
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with active status through the Commission on Dietetic Registration – or achieved within 3 months of hire.
  • Certificate/Licensure as required by the State of Ohio – or achieved within six (6) months of hire.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Application Process
    • Interested applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume.
    • All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application.
    • Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.

    The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

    The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

    REQ: 88249

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