Sports Nutritionist (JID 8515) Health Education Assistant Sports Medicine Part-Time / $2963.20 - $3378.40/mo.
CSUN's Commitment to You CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
About the University One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
About the Department The CSUN Athletic Department empowers more than 350 student-athletes and staff to achieve excellence both on and off the field in 19 division I intercollegiate sports through a diverse and inclusive educational experience. The Matadors are members of the Big West Conference, their colors are red, white and black and the "Unite The Valley" campaign pays tribute to the rich tradition and culture of CSUN Athletics. For additional information, visit www.gomatadors.com.
Major Duties Under general supervision, the Sports Nutritionist will work closely with the Sports Medicine Staff and the Sports Performance Staff in supporting the athletic and nutritional goals of student-athletes. The incumbent develops policy and procedures relative to nutritional education, use of dietary supplements and ergogenic aids; coordinates the assessment, education, and counseling of student-athletes to include fueling for optimal performance, weight management, dietary supplements, prevention of dehydration, ergogenic aids, sports injury and illness, and sport-specific nutrition; provides outpatient nutritional counseling services including evaluation, interpretation of patient data, treatment, reevaluation, and discharge planning of patients referred from other health professionals and those utilizing direct access; participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team on medically related nutritional concerns including medical screenings, treatment and ongoing medical management; coordinates appropriate medical nutritional therapy for concerns such as disordered eating, anemia, diabetes, bone mineral disturbances, amenorrhea, hypertension, gastrointestinal concerns, food allergies and intolerances, and other medical conditions; provides consistent communication to athletic trainers, team physicians, sports performance coaches, coaches, mental health staff, and administration regarding nutrition and sports performance related issues; assists in the assessment, and counseling of student-athletes regarding sport-specific and gender-specific recommendations for optimal body composition and weight for good health and athletic performance; oversees and manages Sports Nutrition budget including ordering, inventory, and procurement of goods through vendors for fueling station; serves as the department's liaison to third party vendors; serves as the department lead on the development and implementation of nutrition/fueling station programs; and performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities. Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year institution in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field, preferred. Registered Dietician (Commission on Dietetic Registration), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) or Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition desired. Two years professional experience working with college age population and collegiate student-athletes is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities General knowledge of the techniques for collecting and compiling data, and the means of disseminating educational information to the public through various mass and audio or visual media. Working knowledge of the elements of health education programming. Knowledge of office software such as Microsoft Windows and Point N Click. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to individuals with various interests and from varying cultural and ethnic backgrounds; prepare and deliver informational talks or lead group discussions using visual and other aids and provide clear, understandable answers to questions which are raised by target group audiences; conduct interviews or group discussions to obtain data on health habits and needs, observe reactions to questions, and record or summarize findings; conduct research using a variety of sources to develop and prepare educational materials; draft simple staff reports and articles for publication in newsletters and bulletins; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, target segments of the student community and representatives of the news media.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule The university offers an excellent benefits package.
The salary range for this classification is: $2963.20 - $5717.60 per month. (Part-Time Equivalent) The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $2963.20 - $3378.40 (PTE), dependent upon qualifications and experience.
HOURS: Full-Time; 32 hours per week; hours may include early mornings, evenings, and weekends; may include periodic travel with team.
REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.
Application Period Applications received through September 4, 2019 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
How To Apply Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below: www.csun.edu/careers
Background Check This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.
CANRA The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
Internal Number: 8515
About California State University, Northridge
Serving more than 42,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students’ economic and social well-being. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN’s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master’s level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is... designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success. CSUN’s Commitment to You:CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu