Nutrition Specialist

East Carolina University
E 5th St, Greenville, NC 27858

East Carolina University

Nutrition Specialist
Vacancy #:  T14401
Hourly Salary Rate/Range:  $17.17-$22.22
Closing Date:  11/27/2022

Organizational Unit Overview

The athletics department mission is to represent East Carolina University with distinction and create a challenging and supportive environment for student-athletes to excel in the classroom, in competition, and in life. We are committed to the highest standards of character, honesty, effort, and sportsmanship; respecting all people, their personal identities, differences and beliefs; and to provide a safe and equitable environment for student-athletes’ academic, athletic and personal development. The highly visible athletics program is committed to NCAA compliance, comprehensive excellence and to be trustworthy stewards of the aspirations of our student-athletes, the resources we manage, the reputation of our University, and our mission of service.

Job Duties

The employee will work with the Director of Sports Nutrition.

  • Sport oversight for assigned teams, including menu planning, team talks, body composition testing, practice attendance, supplement reviews, etc.
  • Provide nutrition counseling and educational services to student athletes
  • Develop effective sport-specific nutrition education presentations and handout materials
  • Maintain ongoing communications with coaching staffs, strength & conditioning staff, athletic trainers, and administration regarding nutritional issues affecting student athletes.
  • Supervise and train student volunteers and dietetic interns
  • Work effectively with a culturally diverse community and advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Perform duties with professional conduct, confidentiality, fiscal responsibility and a commitment to student-athlete well-being
  • Abide by all written policies, procedures and guidelines of East Carolina University, the Department of Athletics, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and all applicable conferences or associations
  • Build quality relationships and work collaboratively and professionally with athletics, Pirate Club and University staff, students, and all constituencies and stakeholders.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in foods and nutrition dietetics or public health nutrition; or completion of an ADA Dietetic internship with ADA Commission. Eligibility for Dietetic Registration preferred. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three references, including contact information
  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or a related field
  • Completion of a dietetic internship program
  • Registered dietitian preferred (or RD eligible)
  • Ability to obtain RD license in North Carolina within 3 months of hire
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, staff, and the general public
  • Willing to work early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays as may be required by the particular demands of various sports

Special Instructions to Applicant

  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date indicated.

Application Types Accepted

Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date of 11/27/2022 to be considered.  Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # T14401 to ECU Human Resources at

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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