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Assistant Director, Performance Nutrition (4399U) 33339
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 29, 2022
Title Assistant Director, Performance Nutrition (4399U) 33339
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Assistant Director, Performance Nutrition (4399U) 33339

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking an Assistant Director, Performance Nutrition.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: April 11, 2022


The Assistant Director of Performance Nutrition will work as an integral part of the Cal Performance Nutrition department to provide nutrition programming, education, and counseling to Cal's diverse student-athlete population. This position will work as a part of an interdisciplinary team to manage high-risk athletes and coordinate higher levels of care as needed. This position will also be responsible for adhering to university, NCAA, and PAC-12 policies, protocols, rules and regulations.

  • Develop, execute, and evaluate nutrition education programming including team talks, grocery store tours, cooking classes, and educational handouts to support optimal health and performance
  • Lead the management of nutritionally high-risk athletes with eating disorders/disordered eating; coordinate as appropriate with physicians, mental health providers, and other members of ED management teams
  • Manage nutrition-related needs of assigned sports including supplementation, performance nutrition coaching, menu review, body composition testing, etc.
  • Communicate and collaborate with multiple disciplines including Athletic Trainers, Physicians, Athletic Performance coaches, team coaches, foodservice staff, and support staff
  • Assist with fueling station operations through the creation of educational content for social media, product ordering and supporting student athlete engagement
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field
  • Registered Dietitian; completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Ability to work a nonstandard work week which includes nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Possess strong communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, intense work environment
  • Sports nutrition experience, ideally collegiate
  • Experience working with high-risk clinical populations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion, handling sensitive matters involving patients
  • Ability to work with and in a diverse environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree and/or equivalent years experience/training.
  • Board certification as Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
  • At least 1 year of work experience as a Registered Dietitian

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information

This is a full-time, career position. Eligible for full UC Benefits.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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