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Assistant Sports Dietitian, Football

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff



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Job Summary

The Athletics Department of CU Boulder welcomes applications for the Assistant Sports Dietitian, Football. This position will serve as an assistant to the Director of Performance Nutrition for the Football program while supporting the goals and initiatives of the Performance Nutrition Department.  

The position is responsible for assisting in providing individual and team nutrition counseling and education to enhance the health and performance of elite football student athletes competing for a highly competitive, Division I athletics program. Responsibilities include sports nutrition education for maintaining and promoting health and wellness for the football program; serving as a food and nutrition resource for football student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers; planning meals and nutrition for football athletes and staff to obtain optimal physical performance as well as tracking and documenting outcomes of nutrition services.

This position is responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program.  This shall include adhering to the principles of the Athletic Department’s Mission Statement,  Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement, Core Values, Policies and Procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the Pac 12 Conference and the NCAA.

Who We Are

As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Nutrition Management
  • Provide individual and team nutrition counseling and education to enhance the health and performance of Football student athletes competing for a highly competitive, Division I athletics program. 
  • Educate and evaluate football athlete’s anthropometrics and provide guidance on appropriate levels of body mass, body fat and muscle mass that is consistent with good health and good performance. 
  • Maintain open, on-going communication with the Director of Performance Nutrition, Football staff, Strength and Conditioning staff, Sports Medicine and Team Physicians. 
Planning and Assessment 
  • Assist with meal planning and travel nutrition, supplements, and football fueling hub inventory, purchasing, and distribution. 
  • Collaborate with Performance Nutrition Director in budget maintenance and forecasting for Football athletes nutritional needs.
Development and Outreach
  • Develop and design educational handouts, and any additional educational needs; perform grocery store tours/cooking demonstrations; assist with recruiting events on weekends as well as during the week. 
Special Projects
  • Assist in Managing student interns schedules and assignments; other duties as assigned.  
  • Play a key role in the operational structure and perform any other duties that may arise as assigned by the director.
  • Assist in supervision of football athlete consumption of nutrition products, including meals and snacks.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Exercise Physiology Dietetics or related field; a registered dietitian or RD eligible (obtain RD within 3 months of hire).

What You Will Need

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, time and priority management skills.
  • Ability to work as a supportive Performance Nutrition Department team member toward agreed upon goals.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master's Degree.
  • Registered dietitian.
  • ISAK Level 1 certification.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position. 
You will not be asked to upload references at this time. 

Please apply by August 25, 2019 for consideration. 

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.