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Program Coordinator Nutrition/Dietetics
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2020
Title Program Coordinator Nutrition/Dietetics
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Health Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Primary Function
The program coordinator is responsible for general communication with faculty and staff to manage course scheduling for undergraduates and graduates and will also work with stakeholders to promote recruitment and retention for the program. The coordinator will facilitate collection of program assessment data for annual reporting for the university.

The role of Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Director meets standards set forth by the accreditation agency, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The essential functions of this position are to develop, implement, and maintain the DPD program in accordance with ACEND standards and to perform assessment of the undergraduate nutrition and wellness students.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
Program planning and communication
Leadership for day to day operations including student admissions and advising liaison for college
Facilitate assessment and ACEND report writing
Work with chair of the department on program review materials
Serve as DPD director for the program and maintain Didactic Program in Dietetics Handbook
Work with the department chair on course scheduling
Facilitate student engagement and mentoring
Provide assistance and academic guidance to students in the Eating Disorders and Obesity Certificate of Graduate Study

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
1. Master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics
2. Registered dietitian
3. Minimum 3 years experience and practice in nutrition and dietetics
4.Minimum 1 year in a supervisory or administrative position

Education and Experience Preferred
2 years experience as a dietitian and/or teaching in higher education
Knowledge and application of ACEND accreditation standards

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