Penn State seeks candidates for the position of Associate Director of Sports Nutrition. Reporting to the university’s Director of Sports Nutrition, the primary responsibilities of this position will be to provide clinical nutrition counseling to over 800 student athletes from 31 varsity sports and to work with the Sports Performance Team of experts within Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) to include team physicians, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, all head coaches and their support staff. This position will provide nutrition education services such as personalized counseling and eating plans, nutrition assessments; will develop individual weight management goals and strategies, and will perform body composition tests and explain results. In addition, will interact with dining hall personal, as well as collaborate closely with others to identify approaches for meeting individual performance needs and goals.
In addition, this position will collaborate on research projects, work with the Dietetic Internship Coordinator in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and serve as a mentor to dietetic interns and students with a special focus in sports nutrition. May present seminars to groups and organization, meet with recruits, provide recommendations on improving nutrition to others, supervise student assistants and assist the director. The appointment home for this position is the College of Health & Human Development, Department of Nutritional Sciences. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus seven years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetic Registration (RD status) with sports nutrition related experience preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and counseling experience are required. The successful candidate must have a broad understanding of physiology, nutrient metabolism, and nutrition education. Also, must be flexible and have excellent management skills. Candidates must be available to work evenings and weekends when varsity teams are training, practicing and competing. This position may require occasional travel with sports teams. Candidates who meet CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) qualification preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Apply to job 40268 at www.psu.jobs. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.