The Director of Football Nutrition will support the Associate AD for Sport Performance with all nutrition services provided to University of Maryland Football student-athletes. The Director of Football Nutrition will be primarily responsible for providing nutrition education, counseling, and support to football student-athletes, coaches, and staff. S/he will be responsible for all nutritional aspects for these individuals, team meal planning and medical nutrition therapy utilizing the latest scientific evidence and practical sports nutrition recommendations.
This position will assess and analyze dietary practices, body composition, and energy balance of football student athletes in the context of athletic performance and health; counsel athletes on optimal nutrition for exercise training, competition, recovery from exercise, weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, and supplementation; collaborate with sports medicine staff to monitor student-athlete hydration, determine sweat rates and cramping risk, and design individualized hydration plans; address nutritional challenges to performance, such as food allergies, bone mineral disturbances, gastrointestinal disturbances, and micronutrient deficiencies; attend football staff meetings, providing coaching staff with updates on student-athletes progress and areas for improvement; attend weekly department-wide sports nutrition staff meeting; s/he will coordinate all nutritional care as a member of a multidisciplinary sports performance team; as well as manage fuel stations, collaborating with food service vendors, dining services, and developing nutritional presentations and perform other duties as assigned.
Submit applications electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position number 125646. For best consideration applications should include (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references. More information on Maryland Athletics can be found at www.umterps.com.
Best Consideration Date: Apply by February 18, 2020.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or related field; minimum of 3 years of experience working in a collegiate sports nutrition setting in a developed sports nutrition department;
Registered Dietitian with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; current or eligible to obtain Certification/Licensure as required by the state of Maryland; ability to work independently and collaboratively with all members of the Performance Staff and other athletic department personnel.
Ability and willingness to work early mornings, evenings and weekends; travel to football competitions; strong interpersonal, organizational, administrative, and communication skills; knowledge and understanding of NCAA and Big Ten Conference bylaws.
Master’s degree in clinical nutrition or related field, and a minimum of 1 year of experience as a Registered Dietitian for football in a NCAA Power 5 Conference preferred.
Demonstrated experience working with food service vendors from the management of product to inventory control preferred.
Must be a Registered Dietitian with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and currently possess or be eligible to obtain Certification/Licensure as required by the state of Maryland.
Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) or progression towards certification preferred.
Internal Number: 125646
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The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Athletic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.