The University of Iowa Athletics Department seeks applications for an Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition. This is a full-time position with full University benefits. The University of Iowa is an NCAA Division I Power Five institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Department of Athletics manages 24 varsity sports programs and operates under a “Win. Graduate. Do It Right.” philosophy.
Responsibilities: The Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition for Athletics is responsible for assisting the Director of Sports Nutrition with developing, coordinating, and administering comprehensive evidence-based nutrition education to student-athletes as a member of a multidisciplinary sports medicine and sport performance teams.
Note to Candidate: This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will be subject to a credential and criminal background check. For questions or additional information, please contact Lori Neu at email@example.com
Benefits Highlights: Excellent fringe benefit package including paid vacation and sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans. The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to “Working at Iowa” at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/working-at-iowa to learn more.
Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) in dietetics/nutrition or other related field.
Registered Dietitian (RD) required. (Must obtain licensure in the State of Iowa within three months of hired.)
Minimum of one year of sports nutrition experience in a collegiate, professional, or Olympic athletics setting.
Utilize basic office support software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and programs to create education materials, e.g. Visme or Canva.
Communicate effectively through written and oral communication, being able to learn communication styles in order to best communicate with individual or team.
Work constructively and collaboratively in a diverse environment with vendors, sports administration, coaches, sports medical/ sports performance teams, student-athletes, and other allied health or administrative professionals.
Operate effectively within a highly-regulated team environment
Basic knowledge and understanding of the professionalism and intensity necessary to successfully contribute to a Division I athletics program.
Some experience working in food service and clinical nutrition settings.
Basic knowledge and understanding of food safety guidelines and general health code regarding food.
Application Process: Visit our website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu and search for keywords “Sports Nutrition”. Candidates must upload both a current resume and a cover letter that clearly address how they meet the listed qualifications for this position. Applications without both a cover letter and resume will be considered incomplete and ineligible for consideration. Five professional references will be required at a later step in the recruitment process. Only applications submitted at https://jobs.uiowa.edu will be accepted.
About The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to “Working at Iowa” at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/working-at-iowa to learn more.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.