The University of Maryland, College Park is looking for applicants for a Sports Nutrition Fellow that would work with Football and Olympic Sports. This position would actively participate as a member of the Maryland Sports Nutrition Staff and assist the full-time Sports Dietitians with the Football Sports Nutrition program and also oversee two-three Olympic Sports teams as well as assist in management of all fueling stations, nutrition education, in-season fueling plans, menu writing, cooking classes, etc. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition (or health related field), Registered Dietitian licensure (or RD eligible) and at least 40 hours per week time commitment. A desire to pursue a career in sports nutrition is highly recommended. This position will include a stipend provided throughout the year. You will gain experience in a Division I Athletics program and be mentored by two Sports Dietitians. Appointment will begin mid-June 2019 and will complete May 2020. Screening of applications will be open until position is filled. Please send resume to Paula Karamihas (email@example.com). We would like to interview at CPSDA if possible.
Assist in development and continuous improvement of nutrition education materials and resources and write monthly newsletter for staff, students, and coaches.
Assist in management of education, counseling, and fueling for Maryland Football and potential football travel.
Manage the education, counseling, and fueling for at least two Olympic Sports teams.
Oversee all aspects of nutrition for VTH weight room/training room/etc. including oversight of fueling station, appropriately field nutrition-related questions, and assist undergraduate volunteers.
Assist the sports dietitians in the development of taste testing demos and cooking classes done in collaboration with Dining Services.
Give team talks to a variety of sports depending on team needs and sport season
Examine and translate scientific research related to nutrition, athletic performance and dietary supplements.
Perform various administrative duties.
Perform additional tasks as assigned by the sports nutrition staff.
Ability to be flexible and adjust to schedule changes
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with all members of the Performance Staff and other athletic department personnel
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Work, Prezi, and Piktochart to assist in creation of education materials and presentations
Knowledge and understanding of NCAA and Big 10 bylaws
Exposure to working with dietitians, strength coaches, athletic trainers, sports coaches, and administrative staff
Hands-on experience working with a wide variety of high level sports programs
Mentorship and references from two experienced collegiate sports dietitians
Maryland and Under Armour Gear
Fueling Station snacks/meals
Maryland State Licensure paid
Stipend distributed throughout the year
Paid trip to the annual Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) conference, pending full Fellowship completion.
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 health related field).
Registered Dietitian (or RD eligible for May 2019)
40 hours per week minimum time commitment. (include mornings/afternoon/evenings/weekends)
One year previous sports nutrition experience.
About University of Maryland-College Park
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.