Syracuse University invites applicants for the Director of Performance Nutrition. The Director of Performance Nutrition will create, administer, and monitor the nutrition program for student-athletes at Syracuse University. This individual will perform dietary assessments and counseling for student-athletes, create nutrition programs specific to each student-athlete, and track the outcomes of the goals set in place. The Director of Performance Nutrition will work closely with coaching staffs, strength & conditioning staff, sports medicine staffs, and performance chefs to ensure alignment of objectives on all nutrition and recovery matters. This individual will provide direction in planning all team meals during the playing season, offseason, and for all team travel. He/she will develop educational materials, provide nutrition education discussions, cooking demonstrations, and one-on-one guidance, for student-athletes.
Responsibilities: Create, administer, and monitor the nutrition program for student-athletes at Syracuse University.
Perform dietary and body composition assessments and create individual nutrition goals for student-athletes. Track and document all corresponding data and results.
Work in coordination with campus catering and all outside entities that are involved with team meals to develop balanced meal plans to ensure proper nutrition, recovery, and individualized goals for each student-athlete. Oversee the inventory and staffing of all team fuel stations.
Provide one-on-one conversations and assist in the nutrition management plans for each student-athlete.
Participate in recruiting events by providing presentations to prospective student-athletes and parents.
Create educational presentations, materials, and cooking demonstrations for student-athletes.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in nutrition (or related field) required. Must be a registered dietitian. Master’s degree preferred. Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) preferred. Minimum of one (1) year experience in a collegiate setting. Strong computer, presentation, communication, and technology skills.
Job Specific Qualifications:
Awareness of and sensitivity to the nutrition needs, athletic and social pressures faced by student athletes at the collegiate level. Compliance with FERPA and HIPAA. Knowledge of rules and regulations of athletic governing bodies: e.g., National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), U.S. Anti- Doping Agency (USADA), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), regarding banned drugs and restricted substances. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with culturally diverse students and staff. Knowledge of NCAA and ACC rules and a commitment to rules compliance. Experience in the recruitment of student athletes. Ability to multi-task and meet requirements under pressure with great attention to detail. Willingness to work extended hours. Ability to work autonomously and make sound judgments independently. Must possess the ability to meet project deadlines and work under time constraint pressures. Good organizational, communication and computer skills. Strong commitment and ability to work well with student-athletes. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of social media platforms.
Interested candidates must apply online at http//sujobopps.com (job # 039685).