Associate Performance Nutrition
Summary: This individual will serve as the point of contact to execute the day-to-day nutrition needs for player health and performance at the affiliate level. Reporting to the Performance Nutrition Coordinator, this team member will be responsible for coordinating care, measuring success, and communicating results and relevant information to establish continuity of care throughout the organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.
- Setup and coordinate with clubhouse managers and strength and conditioning coaches pre- and post-game meals for affiliate team(s) at home and on the road.
- Ensure proper food safety and sanitation practices at home and away games.
- Collaborate with Performance Nutrition Coordinator on developing educational materials and items for program development for players and staff.
- Assist with plate coaching and nutrition education of players during mealtimes during Spring Training and Affiliates
- Assist Coordinator in the delivery of nutrition education sessions and classes during Spring Training (Phoenix, AZ) and educate players following the Milwaukee Brewers nutrition curriculum at each affiliate location.
- Assist with the ordering, storing, stocking, and distribution of NSF Certified for Sport (National Sanitation Foundation Certified for Sport) supplements; and provide necessary education regarding safe supplementation.
- Assist with nutrition screening and individual assessments and provide nutrition counseling, including anthropometric and dietary analysis, meal planning and design, and maintaining nutrition care plans.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Registered Dietician (RD)
- Minimum of 1 years’ experience in nutrition counseling with emphasis on sports nutrition.
- Readily accepts feedback from others and provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates. Displays enthusiasm, passion, and optimism.
Education and/or Experience
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition, food and nutrition, or related area, granted from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
- Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in nutrition counseling in professional baseball or related field preferred.
- Master’s Degree in a related field preferred.
Other Skills and Abilities
- Excellent communication, presentation, and counseling skills.
- Ability to accurately measure height, body weight, body composition, evaluate energy balance
- Comprehensive knowledge and application of medical nutrition therapy
- Self-motivation and ability to work independently.
- Excellent time management, organizational, and record-keeping skills.
- Knowledge of complementary medicine, ergogenic aids, and nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements.
- Competence with nutrient analysis, word processing, and presentation software.
- Compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
- 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.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Spanish speaking preferred.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to  pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, which may include heat, cold and various forms of precipitation. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
During Spring Training and during the baseball season, this position requires 40-60 hours per week and during extended spring 30-40 hours per week.