How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Assistant Director of Performance Nutrition will serve as an integral member of the Department’s interdisciplinary health care team and will work directly with Student-Athlete Health and Welfare personnel, coaches, Athletic Counseling and mental health personnel, and other exercise science and allied health personnel to deliver high-level comprehensive, practical, and evidence-based performance nutrition, healthcare, and lifetime wellness services for University of Michigan student-athletes.
- Assist the Director of Performance Nutrition with all tasks for which he/she is responsible and assist with the management, operation, and general administration in his/her absence.
- Serve as the primary performance nutrition contact and liaison between members of the coaching staff, student-athletes, parents, physicians, members of the Student-Athlete Health & Welfare Team, other allied health personnel, sport administration, and others for the assigned sport(s).
- Provide a high level of customer service and communication at all times to all entities.
- Clinical application and administration of high-level comprehensive performance nutrition, injury risk mitigation, and lifetime wellness services for student athletes as assigned.
- Develop and administer comprehensive, sports-specific performance nutrition counseling and education for student-athletes, inclusive of individual, small group, and team education, coaching staff education, and professional development of Student-Athlete Health and Welfare, Athletics Counseling, exercise science, and other allied health personnel.
- Participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary disordered eating task force.
- Perform body composition assessments, results interpretation, and education for student-athletes.
- Assist with the coordination of Athletics Dining initiatives, including the management and development of sports specific performance menus, pre and post activity fueling design, Athletics Dining facility coordination and management, and serving as a liaison to the Athletics Dining vendor and Campus Dining representatives.
- Consult with team coaches and directors of operations to coordinate menu design and sports-specific performance fueling for teams before, during, and after competitions and during travel.
- Attend team practices, competitions, strength and conditioning sessions, and other team events as needed and/or directed.
- Collaborate with Student-Athlete Health and Welfare personnel and coaching personnel to develop protocols to monitor and enhance rest, recovery, and regeneration; hydration; and athlete readiness.
- Provide written and verbal reports to Student-Athlete Health and Welfare personnel and coaching personnel as needed and/or assigned.
- Research, evaluate, educate, and recommend appropriate performance supplementation for studentathletes.
- Participation in Performance Team meetings and other committees, groups, special projects, and/or other initiatives as assigned.
- Establish and maintain collaborative alliances with multiple stakeholders at the University of Michigan.
- Use technology and social media to foster an effective and efficient overall experience for studentathletes and department team members.
- Contribute to the development of an environment for team members and student-athletes that is healthy, safe, equitable, and culturally diverse.
- Maintain a safe environment for student-athletes to fuel, hydrate and perform.
- Provide care based on standard Commission on Dietetic Registration guidelines as directed by a physician, and in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
- Provide written and/or verbal reports to fellow Student-Athlete Health and Welfare personnel, physicians, coaching personnel, and other pertinent individuals as needed and/or requested.
- Assist with recruitment, retention, and hiring of highly qualified and competent Student-Athlete Health & Welfare personnel at all levels.
- Assist with the research and determination of current and future needs within the department then assist with the development of detailed proposals as directed.
- Assist with developing and reviewing the annual budget and ensuring budgetary compliance through efficient financial management.
- Assist with the research and procurement of new equipment, as well as ensure the repair and replacement of existing equipment.
- Maintain proper documentation, record keeping, and utilization statistics.
- Assist with management of inventory, supplies and equipment.
- Assist in maintaining various social media outlets.
- Maintain the organization, administration, inventory, and staffing of performance nutrition facilities.
- Adhere to all policies and procedures as defined by the NCAA, Big 10 Conference, University of Michigan, and University of Michigan Department of Athletics.
- Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
- Act as liaison with other members of the athletic department team in issues involving student-athletes, including compliance, academics, student-athlete health and welfare, athletic counseling, and others.
- Collaborate with Student-Athlete Health and Welfare personnel, coaches, Athletic Counseling and mental health personnel, and other exercise science and allied health personnel on research projects.
- Adhere to the Code of Ethics and credentialing requirements of the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Represent the University of Michigan and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at University, State, Regional, and national conferences and/or meetings as assigned.
- Supervision of Performance Dietitian Fellows.
- Supervision and education of assigned students enrolled in clinical internships within the University and professional interns / residents.
- Supervision and education of other performance team members as assigned.
- Travel with assigned team(s) as needed and/or directed.
- Bachelor’s Degree in clinical nutrition, exercise science or a related field.
- Registered Dietitian (RD) with active status through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Minimum of two (2) to three (3) years experience as a Registered Dietitian in intercollegiate or professional athletics.
- Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification.
- Competence in obtaining and interpreting body composition, energy balance, and other performance science measurements.
- Competence in managing disordered eating cases.
- Comprehensive knowledge and application of medical nutrition therapy.
- Knowledge of complementary medicine, ergogenic aids, herbal supplements, and nutritional supplements.
- Knowledge of food service quality and safety procedures.
- Compliance and understanding of Big Ten Conference and NCAA rules.
- Ability to meet Continuing Education requirements as established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and the State of Michigan (pending).
- Ability to work long hours, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, nontraditional work hours, extended periods of time without days off, travel, and be on-call as a regular part of the position.
The University of Michigan Athletic Department is dedicated to building a department culture which demonstrates respect for all, shows compassion for others, and celebrates the differences among our staff, student-athletes, and supporters. We are committed to the hiring and development of diverse staff who contribute to an inclusive environment.
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
- Generous time off
- A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
- Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
- Life insurance
- Long-term disability coverage
- Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.