University of Minnesota

Job Description

Required Qualifications:
BA/BS degree or a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least four years.
Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice licensure (or eligible upon hire).
Previous experience working with collegiate student-athletes at the Division 1 level.

Preferred Qualifications:

Division I sports nutrition experience with basketball and/or volleyball.
Working towards or already acquired CSSD
Knowledge of NCAA, Big Ten, and University rules, policies, and procedures

Description of Specialty:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Sports Nutrition, the position of Team Sports Dietitian assists in the planning, implementation, and management of the performance nutrition services provided to University of Minnesota intercollegiate student-athletes, specifically men’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s golf. This position will provide individual nutrition counseling and team education to enhance the performance of competitive collegiate student -athletes within assigned teams. The incumbent will help to coordinate nutrition care as a member of a multidisciplinary health and performance team of Athletic Trainers, Physicians, Athletic Performance Coaches, Sports Psychologists, Coaches, and other Athletic Department personnel. Present and implement documented procedures to address logistical challenges to performance, such as training table nutrition, hydration, grocery store shopping, as well as nutrition while traveling.

Job Duties:

50% Conduct individual counseling sessions with a diverse group of collegiate student-athletes. Ascertain nutrition diagnosis and develop individualized patient protocols based upon the unique needs of student-athletes. In conjunction with other members of the health and performance team, interpret medical and performance data, make nutrition recommendations, and implement workflows and patient protocols utilizing established policies, best practices, education, and evidence-based practice. Work collaboratively with athletic medicine, athletic performance, and sport psychology to determine individual outcomes for student-athletes.

20% Manage the day-to-day operations of the basketball, volleyball, and golf fueling stations, including scheduling and oversight of interns and managers. Approve orders, manage inventory, and provide feedback to the Director of Sports Nutrition regarding new products. In conjunction with athletics compliance, research, recommend, and approve any supplements available to the student-athletes to ensure compliance with NCAA Bylaw 10.2 regarding banned substances.

15% Work with other sports nutrition staff on menu development and relationships with catering, 3rd party vendors, and hotel staff for home and away contests as needed. Manage the Red Card program, within existing guidelines, for student-athletes to ensure compliance with and understanding of how to utilize the program appropriately.

5% Generate, develop, and deliver educational materials and presentations for a variety of audiences (student-athletes, support staff, coaches, etc.).

5% Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition on the hiring, training, mentoring, and evaluation of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate interns and managers with varying backgrounds and educational levels to support the mission of serving our student-athletes.

5% Other Duties as Assigned
1. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Sports Nutrition.
2. Know and understand NCAA rules related to student-athlete health and safety and commitment to follow those rules.
3. Assist in advancing the department’s mission, vision, and strategic plan including its commitment to equity and diversity.

The annual salary for this position is $47,500 – $50,000

With more than 140 years of tradition, Gopher Athletics is one of the oldest and most decorated athletics departments in the country. Minnesota was a charter member of the Big Ten Conference – our teams have won more than 200 conference titles to go with 26 national titles. There are more than 600 student-athletes and nearly 300 full-time employees in our athletics department. That community has built Minnesota into a nation’s top-ranked public school with respect to student-athlete academic performance in each of the past four years, a span of time during which the Gophers have won 13 conference team titles and a collection of individual conference and national crowns. Housed in the historic Dinkytown neighborhood on the northern edge of the University campus, Gopher Athletics is succeeding against a backdrop unique in college athletics, nestled at the heart of a bustling, modern metro area. We are proud of our decorated history, but we are prepared to achieve even greater success in the years to come. Ski-U-Mah!

United Are We

Gopher Athletic’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment or completing a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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