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Montana State University Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Bozeman, Montana

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Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 24299

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Thijs Goossens 406-994-3742

Classification Title Dietitian

Working Title Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Brief Position Overview

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist ( RDN ) for Bobcat Athletics will assist 15 NCAA Division 1 sports programs and rodeo and spirit squad programs to provide nutrition counseling and medical nutrition therapy to individual student athletes, teams and coaches. This position reports directly to the Head Athletic Trainer.

Position Number 4M0283

Department Athletics

Division Athletics

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $26.00 per hour

Contract Type Classified Salary

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist ( RDN ) for Bobcat Athletics will provide nutrition counseling and nutrition therapy and education to individual student athletes, teams and coaches. The dietitian will have ownership of the Fieldhouse and BAC fueling stations, managing them in an organized and food safe manner. This includes maintenance, stocking and distribution of nutritional supplements to approximately 400 student-athletes. The dietitian will make informed decisions regarding athletes’ nutrition, hydration and sleep, both in and out of season.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a system for administration of athletics nutrition program and fueling stations, including:

  • Budgeting, purchasing, billing, inventory, service, management, food safety, menu development. ·

  • Provide expert nutrition education and counseling limited to a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist:

  • Assessment, including NCAA regulations on supplements

  • Designing objectives – learning, interventions, monitoring, evaluating (Nutrition Care Plan)

  • Individual and/or group education ·

  • Work with student-athletes and assist them in nutrition decisions, including specialized care for eating disorders, food allergies etc.

  • Work with coaching staffs to formulate sport specific nutrition program needs, including but not limited to pre- and postgame meal needs, recovery, and education for staff and student-athletes.

  • Work with the Strength Staff and Athletic Training staff for nutrition planning for specific training goals.

  • Supervise graduate assistant and student worker positions.

  • Participate in the athletic department’s annual budgeting process.

  • Other duties as assigned by the direct supervisor and the Athletic Director

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition or related field.

  • Registered Dietitian Certification through Commission on Dietetic Registration.

  • Experience working with sports teams developing and executing nutritional programs and providing education to coaches, staff and players/student-athletes.

  • Experience communicating with numerous constituencies in a professional and effective manner.

  • Experience managing staff

  • Experience managing a nutrition and fueling station budget.

  • Excellent written communication and customer service skills.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Masters degree in Nutrition or related field.

  • National Strength and Conditioning Certification ( CSCS or CSCCA ).

  • Food service experience.

  • Experience working in a NCAA Division 1 nutrition program.

  • Understanding of NCAA and Big Sky Conference rules and regulations.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • This individual must possess high ethical standards, extreme attention to detail, integrity and a willingness to exhibit a strict adherence to NCAA , University and departmental rules and regulations.

  • Must be willing to work as a team member with coaches, athletic staff, student-athletes and several institutional departments.

  • Excellent budget management skills.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on April 15, 2024; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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