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Football Dietitian

Description / Purpose: The Football Dietitian provides nutrition related services to Division I student-athletes at the Boston College. This position will be responsible for all nutrition programming and daily operations of the sports nutrition program for football. This position includes working closely with student-athletes, the Assistant AD of Sports Nutrition, and other athletics staff with a vital component of this position being a strong commitment to teamwork and student-athlete development. This individual will be expected to work closely with coaches, strength & conditioning staff, athletic trainers, physicians and other sports dietitians in athletics for the betterment of all Boston College student athletes. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Nutritional Counseling/Education/Outreach (35%)
Provide individual and group/team nutrition counseling and education to enhance the performance of competitive student-athletes, on site and during travel.
Conduct nutritional assessments and counseling for student-athletes with clinical nutritional needs, such as eating disorders, IBS, Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, food allergies, and diabetes.
Accurately measure and assess body composition and nutritional measurements to educate and evaluate student-athletes on maintaining proper body composition consistent with good health and peak performance.
Provide nutrition education to student-athletes on nutrition practices for recovery, training, competition, injury prevention and recovery, hydration, and supplementation.
Adhere to medical directives of the team physicians and keep current and accurate session documentation related to students’ care current with medical privacy standards.
Coordination of nutrition education programming for student-athletes including grocery store tours, cooking classes, social media, fuel station demonstrations, and nutritional interventions.
Work with coaches and other support staff to effectively develop proper pre- and post-game meals, meals while traveling, and travel snacks for student-athletes.
Develop and deliver nutrition education to campus food service personnel.

Program Management (30%)
Act as oversight of the department fueling station, including recommendation of products, purchasing, receiving, evaluation, and staffing.
Collaborate with athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and team physicians to research, evaluate, recommend, purchase, distribute and monitor permissible and effective nutritional supplements in adherence with NCAA rules, regulations, and nutrition related bylaws.
Establish and maintain productive channels of communication with head, assistant coaches, and other support staff.
Develop policies and procedures related to nutrition education, body composition, fueling for sports performance, injury prevention, and hydration.
Work closely with training table chefs on meal menus for student athletes and increase attendance to these meals

Coordination with Sports Medicine Team (15%)
Work with members of Sports Medicine team in the overall development and well-being of student-athletes including physical and mental health, nutrition, rehabilitation of injuries, athletic performance, etc.
Coordinate nutritional care of student-athletes and maintain open communication with sport coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, sports medicine staff, and team physicians in compliance with sports medicine policies and procedures.
Participation in monthly meetings with as an active member of a nutrition support team to coordinate care and provide service to “high risk” student-athletes.

Operational Responsibilities (10%)
Act as primary nutrition resource for coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and other staff, as needed.
Maintain appearance of fueling station and other nutrition-related spaces in alliance with health and safety expectations.
Ensure compliance with department, University, ACC conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.

Team Travel (10%)
Travel to away Football games
Coordinate nutrition at home and away team hotels, practice field, halftime during games and sideline
Coordinate post game meals both home and away
Assess player health (i.e. energy levels, GI tolerance, mental alertness) during pregame meal to best
prescribe the most optimal meal for fueling
Monitor, guide, and/or prepare player pregame meals to ensure proper fueling
Coordinate with home hotel kitchen staff and road hotel kitchen staff to ensure gameday food and
meals are prepared appropriately and served on time
Prepare and distribute pre-game customized & individualized hydration & supplementation
Responsible for player hydration during game
Responsible for player supplementation during game (stimulation, fueling, stamina support, anti-
cramping, etc.)
Set up and distribute halftime refueling and rehydration stations
Recommend and distribute post game hydration and supplementation for more rapid recovery
Monitor post game meal and recommend proper refueling strategies

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in clinical nutrition, food & nutrition, or related area is required with five years of experience. Master’s degree in Nutrition or related field with three years of experience working in collegiate athletics is strongly preferred.
Must be a registered Dietitian with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association. Additional certification/licensure may be required by the state.
Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
CSSD strongly preferred.
Effective written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills are essential.
Knowledge of medical nutrition therapy and disordered eating.
Ability to work within a health care delivery team.

Collegiate or professional football experience preferred

 

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/diversity.

Boston College’s Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.

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