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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PERFORMANCE NUTRITION

Seattle, WA 98106
Full-time, Part-time
$13.50 - $15.42
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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

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Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions in competition and in the classroom. We exist to enrich the lives of students to positively impact our community and world for generations to come. Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example. With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA, IRA, and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities.

In collaboration with athletic trainers, team physicians, sports psychologists, and strength and conditioning coaches, and in support of coaches, athletics administrators and department personnel, the Associate Director of Performance Nutrition will work with the Director of Performance Nutrition to manage and deliver comprehensive nutritional services to approximately 650 student-athletes on 22 varsity athletic teams.

The Associate Director of Performance Nutrition will work directly with the Director of Performance Nutrition to perform the following:
  • Work with assigned teams to educate student-athletes, coaches and peers on how to optimize health and athletic performance through effective dietary habits.
  • Evaluate and assess the dietary practices of intercollegiate student-athletes. Provide individualized nutrition plans for student-athletes to promote the achievement of short-term and long-term goals for athletic performance and optimal health.
  • Educate student-athletes, coaches and support staff in lifestyle nutrition skills, including but not limited to, proper food selection strategies in the grocery store, food storage, pre-game menu choices, during-game fuel choices, post-game/practice fuel choices, etc.
  • Evaluate and assess body composition and lead the education of student-athletes and coaches regarding body composition as it relates to optimizing health and athletic performance at various points throughout the year for student-athletes.
  • Conduct additional physiological testing as indicated/requested, including hydration testing with urine specific gravity (USG) and sweat rate testing.
  • Conduct individual medical nutrition therapy for diagnosis such as Ulcerative colitis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Type 1 diabetes, stress fractures/bone health, Celiac disease and other severe food allergies, body composition management and interventions, and eating disorders/disordered eating.
  • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team (CARE team) and work closely with mental health professionals, team physicians, and athletic trainers on issues specific to student-athletes with eating disorders or disordered eating habits and other diet influenced medical conditions.
  • Work with the Director of Performance Nutrition to effectively manage the Performance Nutrition Center, including the ordering and inventory of selected food items; the recruiting, hiring, scheduling and mentoring of hourly employees, interns, and volunteers; supervision of and the planning and delivery of customized snacks for specifically identified teams/athletes.
  • Serve as an expert resource for coaches and athletic teams for pre-season menu planning, pre/post-game menu planning, and planning with hotel catering departments.
  • Serve as an expert resource for coaches and athletic teams for year-round menu planning, pre/post-game menu planning, and planning with hotel catering departments and restaurants for both home and away events.
  • Collaborate with Director of Performance Nutrition and University of Washington Housing and Food Services staff to develop performance-based menus for student-athletes at Conibear Training Table.
  • Work with student athletes, coaches, and support staff to provide education on dietary supplements, taking into consideration the many facets of nutrition supplements, including drug-nutrient interactions, NCAA guidelines, and the efficacy and safety of dietary supplements.
  • Assist team physicians in recommendations of vitamins, minerals, and supplements for student-athletes that have medical indications.
  • Attend training table meals to provide nutrition coaching for student-athletes during meal service.
  • Assist the Director of Performance Nutrition in mentoring and managing dietetic interns through dietetic internship rotations.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    This position requires compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and 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.

    Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition Sciences or Dietetics. A minimum of 3 years of experience working in nutritional counseling with an emphasis on sports nutrition. Registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Certification/Licensure as required by state of practice.

    Knowledge of complementary medicine, ergogenic aids, and nutritional supplements with respect to NCAA and WADA guidelines. Demonstrated competence in nutrient analysis and meal planning. Maintain a Washington State Food Worker Card and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of safe food service practices. Must possess knowledge of signs and symptoms of eating disorder/disordered eating and be able to make recommendations to the CARE team and the student athlete. Possess a comprehensive knowledge and application of medical nutrition therapy and therapeutic diet planning and implementation.

    Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively within a multidisciplinary team. Self-motivated and the ability to work independently. Possess excellent time management, organizational, and record-keeping skills. Excellent communication, presentation, and counseling skills.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    Master's degree in Food Sciences or Nutrition or Exercise Physiology. Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) preferred or encouraged within one year of hire. Specific work experience and knowledge as a Sports Dietitian with NCAA Division 1 athletics strongly preferred.

    Application Process:
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  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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    Posting ID: 551948686Posted: 2021-06-03Job Title: Associate Director Performance Nutrition