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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students.  Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.


Job Description

Temporary Registered Dietitian,

Basic Function and Responsibility:
We are seeking part-time coverage for our Administrative Dietitian during their maternity leave. This dietitian will counsel and collaborate with students requiring dining accommodations due to medical nutrition needs. Dietitian will follow the “Protocol for Students with Medically Restricted Diets” and work in collaboration with multiple departments to fulfill dining accommodations needs. Multidisciplinary involvement is notable for but not limited to; Office of Disability Services, Dining Management, Residential Life, Athletics, Counseling Services and University Health Services. The dietitian along with the BC Dining management team works to ensure that the University meets student’s medical nutrition needs and is ADA compliant. Assist incoming freshman (primarily through virtual appointments) over the summer to prepare for the 

Dietitian provides training to BC Dining culinary staff on food allergens, celiac disease and other medical nutrition needs. 

Represents dining services at the First Year Experience parent information sessions. Collaborates with the Executive Chef on menu development for the First Year Experience. 

Works alongside the Associate Director of Food & Beverage, Associate Director of Restaurant Operations, Executive Chef, General Managers & Production Managers in the development of the 2024-2025 academic year menu cycle. Dietitian ensures diverse nutritional needs are met during the menu development process (e.x. plant based, gluten free, Halal, Kosher, etc.)  Evaluate recipes for nutritional content and accuracy, provide feedback to the teams for adjustments needed to meet nutritional needs and recipe integrity.  

Manages BC Dining Nutrition Interns in maintaining their weekly time requirements and projects to assist the dietitian. 

Assist in preparation for events, resources and nutrition related activities for the upcoming academic year. 

Provides one on one services for evidence based nutrition counseling for students on BC Dining’s meal plan. Communicate largely with the students, may need to communicate with parents while following HIPAA guidelines. 

Reports to the Director of Dining Services. 


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics or Nutrition with membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. RD and LDN licensure (licensure in the state of Massachusetts) and certification
At least 1 year experience in counseling clients/patients with medically restricted diets and working to meet their needs in an institutional setting.  
Experience counseling clients with a variety of medical diagnoses, including but not limited to eating disorders, food allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, weight management concerns, as well as general wellness nutrition.  
Preferred experience with implementation of nutrition and wellness programs and campaigns, including nutrition education and communication of messaging via social media, website, and in person. 
Ability to effectively coordinate communication with students, parents, campus partners, and BC Dining leadership team. 

Experience with menu & recipe development as well technical menu support tools. 
Precepting nutrition interns 

Outstanding nutrition counseling skills. 
Strong organizational skills. 
Can work independently as well as thrive in a team environment
Knowledge and ability to understand the complexities of how cultural, religious, ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds may inform relationships with food and nutrition. 
Ability to work closely with students and provide a supportive and judgment free practice 

 Per diem up to 20 hours/week from March 2024 thru September 2024/$40.00 per hour

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
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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

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