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Assistant Performance Dietitian, Athletics

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


About the Department

The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics with the vision to reach Next Level Success for all 18 varsity teams and more than 500 student-athletes. The Bearcats have a proud athletics history, winning eight national championships and 117 conference titles. The Cincinnati men's basketball team is among the 15 winningest programs all-time, while the football team became the first American Athletic Conference program to compete in the College Football Playoff in 2021. Olympic gold medalist volleyball player Jordan Thompson, NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson and Major League Baseball legend Sandy Koufax are among the several luminaries who have competed as Bearcats.


UC student-athletes collectively posted a 3.387 overall GPA in the fall of 2021 with 78 percent earning spots on the Honor Roll.


Under the leadership of Director of Athletics John Cunningham, and supported by more than 150 full-time staff members, UC Athletics' mission is to connect our community, enhance our University and impact the lives of student-athletes as they prepare to change the world on and off the field.

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati (UC), Department of Athletics seeks applications for an Assistant Performance Nutrition. This is a full-time position, salaried, with a comprehensive benefits package.

The successful candidate will be expected to assist all Performance Nutrition needs of student-athletes, teams, and coaches through counseling, planning, monitoring, documentation of performance based nutritional needs, and daily food service operations while following University of Cincinnati and departmental policies, NCAA Division I, and Conference bylaws and regulations.  

Essential Functions

  • Counsel student-athletes regarding nutrition for optimal performance and health and medical conditions.
  • Assist with food service management and daily operations including but not limited to inventory, product ordering, fueling station aesthetics and education.
  • Develop educational materials & resources, including social media content.
  • Develop and deliver nutrition education presentations, demonstrations, or events related to performance to assigned teams.
  • Attend team workouts, practices, and games as needed to provide education and fuel to enhance performance.
  • Assist with travel nutrition needs for assigned teams – performance menus, pre/post-game fuel, post-game meals, recovery strategies, and snack bags.
  • Assist with menu development and oversight for training table meals.
  • Work closely with Sports Medicine and Sports Performance to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach for student-athlete health and wellness.
  • Assist with management, oversight, and mentorship of student volunteers/interns.
  • Examine and translate scientific research related to nutrition, athletic performance, and dietary supplements.
  • Evaluate dietary supplements for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Nutrition, Health/Exercise, Nutrition/Dietetics, or related field.

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with active status through the Commission on Dietetic Registration – must be achieved within three (3) months of hire.
  • Certificate/Licensure as required by the State of Ohio – must be achieved within six (6) months of hire.

Required Experience

One (1) year of related experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Master’s degree in Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, or related degree. 
  • Working towards CSSD credential (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics).

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

  • Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume.
  • All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application.
  • Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $36,000 - $40,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 88259 


Assistant Performance Dietitian, Athletics

Date:  Sep 21, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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