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NEW Job Posting!

Job Title: Minor League Performance Nutrition Coordinator
Location:
Flexible location between either Round Rock, TX, Frisco, TX or Surprise, AZ
How to Apply:
Please send you cover letter, resume and references to Katie McInnis, the Major League Performance Dietitian, at kmcinnis@texasrangers.com. If you have questions prior to application, contact Katie McInnis at the same email address.

Job Summary: The Texas Rangers Baseball Club is looking for an experienced registered dietitian to oversee the sports nutrition program for minor league affiliates and minor league player development. This individual will serve as the point of contact to execute the day-to-day nutrition needs for player health and performance. Reporting to the Major League Performance Dietitian, this team member will be responsible for coordinating care, measuring success and communicating results and relevant information to establish continuity of care throughout the organization. They will serve as the supervisor for additional performance nutrition staff as the program expands.  This is a high-performance job focused on athlete care and building a comprehensive program with minimal foodservice involvement.

Main Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and implement the Texas Rangers minor league nutrition program in player development.
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with athletes, coaches and support staff.
  • Conduct dietary and body composition assessments, maintain nutrition care plans, develop educational materials and meal planning as well as oversee menu development.
  • Create Player Nutrition Profiles and educate athletes regarding their requirements throughout the season using evidence-based recommendations to determine requirement for players. 
  • Implement performance nutrition interventions and counsel athletes on daily nutrition for health and performance and during recovery from illness or injury. 
  • Investigate potential supplements and ensure nutrition supplement use falls within the guidelines of the CBA and have timely documentation.
  • Utilize Smartabase to document athlete notes and progress to ensure all staff has access to relevant and up to date information.
  • Develop education materials, deliver nutrition-specific presentations/activities, and provide grocery store tours and cooking classes. 
  • Manage minor league supplement budget and ordering. Utilize strength and conditioning coaches to assist with the distribution and documentation of daily supplements.
  • Act as a reliable nutrition resource for the players, coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and front office staff.
  • Develop a needs assessment at each affiliate with an action plan to complete those tasks in a timely fashion as agreed upon with the Major League Performance Dietitian
  • Provide education to ensure proper food safety and sanitation procedures are met at home and away games.
  • Regular communication and reporting to the Major League Performance Dietitian.
  • Create, update, and implement nutrition protocols for injury, supplements, hydration and any others as necessary.
  • Collaborate with other performance staff on player health and wellness, including individual player plans.
  • Provide oversight on menu choice/development to clubhouse managers
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Performance or the Major League Performance Dietitian.
  • Travel to assigned affiliates frequently and other affiliates occasionally to manage performance nutrition staff at their assigned affiliates.
  • Create visit summaries following time at each affiliate and distribute within 72 hours of a visit to relevant parties.
  • Cover minor league camp during spring training in Surprise, AZ

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and 5 years experience as a sports RD (registered dietitian). Masters degree preferred but not required.  Must be willing to travel and work a non-standard workweek. Must be able to lift 50 pounds or greater and must be ServSafe Certified.

  • Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)  
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working within sports dietetics.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated experience working within baseball preferred, but not required
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred, but not required
  • Experience in conducting research preferred, but not required
  • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) preferred, but not required. 
  • One or more years of supervisory experience

NEW Job Posting!

Job Title: Assistant Director of Nutrition Education
Location:
Madison, WI
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter and a resume. You will also be asked to provide three professional references. CONTACT: Farah Ali, fzali@wisc.edu, 608-262-4976

Job Summary: The Assistant Director of Nutrition Education is a full-time employee under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Wellbeing. This person will manage the development and implementation of nutrition education programs and services, including operations of the teaching kitchen at the Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center, nutrition outreach, and 1:1 nutrition counseling. This position will be .2 FTE (1 day a week) at University Health Service seeing patients in the clinical setting. This person will directly supervise student employees.

Responsibilities:

Provides nutrition education and counseling including assessment and treatment plan design in a clinical, research, or public health and safety setting to improve health and wellness
  • 20% Evaluates nutritional needs and treatment readiness and develops, coordinates, and disseminates treatment plans for patients and their families in collaboration with medical professionals and other partners
  • 20% Completes reports related to nutritional treatment, patient planning, and/or medical care according to established policies and procedures
  • 20% Teaches patients and support systems about proper nutrition and helps develop strategies to cope with nutritional needs and problems
  • 20% Recommends referrals, schedules logistics, and secures resources for patients to receive medical care or various program assistance
  • 10% Participates in or conducts dietary research as needed to advance practices and principles
  • 10% Develops and schedules operational work plans and may provide expertise and training and guidance to staff, the community, peers, and/or students

Tasks:

  • Manage the development and implementation of nutrition education programs to influence the culture of health on campus.
  • Manage all aspects of the teaching kitchen. This includes regular programming, and the hiring, training and supervising student staff instructors (around 10 student employees)
  • Lead and/or supervise nutrition workshops and outreach presentations
  • Conduct 1:1 nutrition consultation with students, staff, faculty and community members. This includes performing appropriate assessments, developing a treatment plan based on nutrition assessment, and writing chart notes.
  • Collaborate with prevention staff, wellbeing staff, and dietitians across campus to promote healthy relationships with food and movement.
  • Provide direct clinical care .2 FTE or 1 day a week in the clinical setting at University Health Services
  • Conduct comprehensive nutrition assessments, interpret biochemical and clinical data and monitor those at nutrition risk.
  • Develop treatment plans based on nutrition assessment and student concerns.
  • Collaborate and communicate with community MDs, therapists, or area hospitals when indicated on nutritional/behavioral plans for students receiving treatment outside of UHS.
  • Make appropriate notations and recommendations in the student's electronic medical record.
  • Assist in the monitoring of wellbeing departmental budget.
  • Serve as a wellbeing staff member for representation on multiple Rec Well and campus committees
  • Work closely with Associate Director of Wellbeing and campus partners to maintain a mission-based brand for the department and the Health & Wellbeing theme within Student Affairs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education: Required - Bachelor's degree required in the nutrition field (e.g. biology, community health, public health, kinesiology, nutrition, recreation). Preferred - Master's Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics or related field.

Qualifications:

  • Required: A minimum of three (3) year professional experience in clinical or community nutrition setting. If applicable, graduate assistantships are equivalent to one-year professional experience. Strong listening and communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to be flexible.
  • Preferred: Strong group facilitation and writing skills. Ability to motivate and enthuse other in initiating behavior change. Experience in supervision is preferred.

License/Certification:

  • Preferred - Registered Dietitian (as delineated by the Commission of Dietetic Registration). Certified Dietitian in the State of Wisconsin or certified within six months of hire. Maintenance of continuing education is required.
  • First Aid, CPR, AED and Serv Safe Certification completion within six months of hire is required

Salary:

  • Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months). Depending on Qualifications.

Job Posting

Job Description: Part-time Independent Contractor, Sports Nutritionist/Dietician to work with performing artists
Location:
New York City
Beginning last week of August 2022

Interested in applying the sports nutrition model to artistic athletes? This may be the perfect opportunity for you. In need of a part time (Saturday hours 10:00-1:00 EST or more and/or Wednesday mornings 9:00-12:00 EST) independent sports dietician consultant with a subspecialty in eating disorder/disordered eating and the Athlete Triad/RED-S to be part of the Performance Nutrition Team at a competitive Performance Art School. Primary responsibility is providing individual nutrition counseling and education to enhance the performance and health/well-being of competitive artistic athletes including dancers, actors, vocalists and musicians. In addition to counseling on individual daily nutrition for performance, responsibilities include serving as a food and nutrition resource for students and administration; providing sports nutrition education for health/wellness programs -both material development and in person, creating some social media content, and maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional practice. You will be part of a Medical/Wellness Team, provide suggestions to Café, and expected/encouraged to contribute innovative ideas to enhance existing program.

Requirements and core competencies:

  • 5 years’ experience preferred
  • Able to understand the extreme competitive nature, schedule demands, and physical requirements of professional performing artists in training including dance, drama, vocalists, and musicians.
  • Creative, energetic, self-motivated, conscientious, open to feedback, willing to be part of a team.
  • Saturday hours, 3 Saturdays a month, 3-5 hours required based on client need following school calendar (winter break, spring break, summers off).
  • A SECOND POSITION or both if one candidate wants both; Wednesday hours from 89:00 Am to 12:00 PM
  • 5 additional meetings/events, with notice, during the week throughout the year to participate in campus wide events and medical team meetings.
  • Understand and apply nutrient timing principle around classes, rehearsals and performances.
  • Develop and counsel on hydration protocols.
  • Use a non-diet, weight inclusive approach.
  • Experience in assessing for ED/DE and recommending appropriate care.
  • Addresses nutritional challenges to performance, such as energy deficiency, disordered eating, gerd, food allergies, bone mineral disturbances, gastrointestinal disturbances, iron depletion, and iron-deficiency anemia.
  • Be sensitive to international student food preferences.
  • Provide personalized meal and snack plans/ideas to promote achieving short- and long-term goals for athletic performance and good health.
  • Assist in several campus wide events and medical team meetings.
  • Well-versed in a range of eating preferences including vegan and popular trends like Paleo, Keto, etc.
  • Provide medical nutrition therapy, as needed, to help manage or treat medical conditions.
  • Counsel athletes on optimal nutrition for recovery from illness or injury.
  • Counsel eating on-campus at Cafeteria as well as when students live off campus or travel.
  • Coordinate nutritional care as a member of multidisciplinary sports/health medical teams.
  • Contribute to creating handouts and other educational materials including social media.
  • Lead presentations (optional and compensated) not required.
  • Keep accurate records, tracking and documenting outcomes of nutrition services on EMR system and confidential files as part of medical and health services team.
  • Translating the latest scientific evidence into practical sports nutrition recommendations.
  • Must maintain professional accreditation.
  • Must have liability insurance.

Hourly rate commiserate with standard professional norms and experience
Please send resume and cover letter to sportsnutrition@aol.com