Job Description The Liberty University Athletic Department is accepting applications for the Director of Sports Nutrition. This is a full-time position.
Responsibilities Develop and provide comprehensive nutrition services to all Liberty University Division I (Big South Conference) student athletes. This includes but is not limited to completing comprehensive nutrition assessments, administering and interpreting body composition analysis, implementing individual and team nutrition plans, providing nutrition education to individuals and teams, creating and updating nutrition education materials, ordering, storing and distributing NCAA compliant snacks and supplements, counseling athletes on dietary supplements/ergogenic aid use and banned substances, collaborating with athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, team physicians, athletic administration, and food service personnel regarding athletes’ nutrition needs, managing department’s social media accounts, recruiting and managing student volunteers
Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of professional references to Chris Casola, Associate Athletics Director for Student Athlete Welfare and Performance: at email@example.com
Bachelor's degree in clinical nutrition, food and nutrition, or related area, granted from a U.S. regionally accredited college or University.
Registered dietitian with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic
Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
At least 1 year of experience as Director of Sports Nutrition at a NCAA Division I athletic program or 1 to 2 years as an Assistant to Director Sports Nutrition or related experience
The ability to work a non-standard work week is mandatory.
Providing medical nutrition therapy for individual patients with a spectrum of nutrition concerns
Maintaining nutrition care plans for athletes
Administering body composition measurements and interpretation of the measurement to athletes, athletic trainers and coaches.
Ability to work effectively with food service managers and chefs.
Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with student-athletes, colleagues, professionals, and administrators.
Strong organizational skills to manage shifting priorities and changing pace of workload.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with culturally diverse students and staff.
Knowledge of and ability to use various computer programs (Microsoft Office, etc.)
Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
Knowledge of NCAA rules, regulations, policies, and services.
Must possess ability to adhere to and comply with Department, University, NCAA and Big South rules and regulations.
Understanding of and agreement with the mission statement of Liberty University.
CSSD or working towards obtaining credential.
Master’s degree in nutrition, exercise physiology, or related field.
FBS level experience.
About Liberty University
Liberty University is a distinctively Christian university located in Lynchburg, VA. The Athletics Department sponsors 20 NCAA Division I sports as a member of the Big South Conference and FBS (Independent). The University has 15,000 residential students and over 90,000 online students. Founded in 1971, the University’s mission “to produce Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills required to impact tomorrow’s world” is carried out daily through the students, faculty and staff. More information about Liberty University, Liberty Athletics, and Lynchburg, VA is available at www.liberty.edu.