Sports Nutritionist

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Player Operations: Team Administration/Operations

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking a Sports Nutritionist for our Sports Medicine unit.

Position Overview: 
Responsible for providing nutritional counseling and education services to student¬-athletes, working closely with coaches and the food service contractor in planning nutritionally sound meals. Working in collaboration with Staff and Head Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Staff, Coaches/Staff, and Team Physicians.

Responsibilities:
  • Present lectures, seminars, and workshops on sports nutrition to student-¬athletes and coaches, including pre-season nutrition overviews.
  • Provide individual nutritional counseling to student¬-athletes.
  • Provide assistance to food service contractor in planning menus for the training table.
  • Provide assistance in planning pre and post-¬competition meals, both at home and on the road.
  • Identify athletes with eating disorders and work with physicians and counselors in treatment.
  • Develop nutrition education/intervention and sports nutrition programs.
  • Establish nutritional assessment and treatment policies and procedures.
  • Establish nutritional supplement use policies and procedures, including investigation of potential supplements.
  • Determine budgetary needs for IA nutritional programs.
  • Assist with Drug and Alcohol Education program via supplement education.
  • Develop materials on nutrition and weight control.
  • Supervise use of results from Body Composition Measurement System.
  • Research and analyze scientific and lay reports related to nutrition and athletic performance, including nutritional supplements and diets, translating the findings into sound advice for coaches, medical staff, and student athletes.
  • Maintain knowledge of departmental activities, sports schedules, and procedures.
  • Be liaison for Coaches/Staff with University, University Health Service, Pac 12, Cal IA, and NCAA policies and procedures related to nutrition.
  • Perform duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Appropriate education, training and certification in Nutrition, minimum of Bachelor's Degree.
  • Experience as a Sports Nutritionist in competitive athletic environment, 1 year experience minimum.
  • Ability to meet the extensive time commitments required for a Division I program (after hours coverage, weekend travel for event coverage, etc.).
  • Sensitivity to student-¬athlete issues.
  • Proven ability to meet multiple demands in a high ¬volume, fast¬ paced clinical environment.
  • Proven ability to work independently, prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills required for working with a diverse group of patients, clinical staff, managers and visitors.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion, handling sensitive matters involving patients.
  • Computer literacy, including working knowledge of word processing programs.
  • Ability to work with and in a diverse environment.
  • Comfort working in a complex, dynamic, fast paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Additional education and training (i.e. Master's Degree).
  • Additional experience in sports nutrition and exercise physiology.
  • Knowledge of clinical information/appointment systems.

For more information on our department, please visit www.calbears.com.  The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.  
 
It is mandatory that you apply for this position on the Berkeley Jobs Website by visiting http://jobs.berkeley.edu, indicating job #24585.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references submitted as a single attachment with your application.  

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