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NJ/NY Gotham FC

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Performance Nutritionist and Chef


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Dec 15, 2023


Position Summary:NJ/NY Gotham FC (“Gotham FC” or “the Club”) is a National Women’s Soccer League (“NWSL”) team representing New Jersey and New York. The team plays at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.The Role:Gotham FC is seeking a dynamic and versatile individual to fill the role of Performance Nutritionist and Chef and will report to the High Performance Director. This unique position combines the expertise of a registered nutritionist with culinary skills to provide comprehensive nutrition solutions for the Club’s players aiming to optimize their performance. This position will work closely with the Soccer Operations team, specifically the High Performance and Medical departments.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in sports nutrition, coupled with culinary creativity to design and prepare meals that align with performance goals. The successful candidate must be both successful and comfortable working in a small, dynamic environment and encouraging innovative ideas in the area of nutrition.Key Responsibilities:Individualized Nutrition Counseling:Conduct in-depth assessments of athletes' dietary needs, performance objectives, and health history.Develop and implement personalized nutrition plans, integrating culinary expertise for diverse and flavorful meals.Culinary Menu Planning:Collaborate with High Performance and Medical department to create balanced and nutrient-dense menus tailored to the dietary requirements of athletes.Design and prepare meals that meet specific nutritional goals, considering taste preferences and dietary restrictions.Meal Preparation and Execution:Oversee the preparation and presentation of meals, ensuring high-quality standards and adherence to nutritional guidelines.Collaborate with and manage food service vendors to supply food, as required.Athlete Education and Cooking Workshops:Conduct educational sessions on the principles of nutrition and the role of culinary choices in optimizing performance.Organize cooking workshops to empower athletes and clients with practical skills for preparing nutritious meals.Collaboration with Performance Team: Work closely with the high performance team, coaches, and other performance specialists to integrate nutrition and culinary strategies into comprehensive performance plans including collaboration with hotels for away games. Collaborate on the development of integrated training and nutrition programs.Performance Monitoring and Adjustments: Utilize feedback from athletes and monitoring tools to assess the impact of nutrition and culinary interventions on performance.Adjust meal plans and recipes based on individual progress, preferences, and evolving goals.Qualifications:Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Culinary Arts, or a related field.Proven experience in culinary arts and meal preparation for athletes or high-performance individuals.Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams.Knowledge of sports nutrition, dietary supplements, and the ability to translate nutritional science into practical culinary solutions.Capability & Other Characteristics:Preferred Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential and state licensure.Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) is highly desirable.Experience leading and developing Nutrition departments.Ability to maintain confidentiality and objectivity, practice sound judgment, build and foster trust.Comfortable working with ambiguity in a fluid environment, be resourceful and creatively find solutions to meet the tasks and challenges at hand.A doer who is able to work at a fast pace, with a bias towards action.Engaged leader, mentor and team player with strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills. Excellent analytical and strategic skills, as well as high emotional intelligence.An entrepreneurial spirit, eager to try new things and be innovative.Willingness and ability to work long hours to meet the needs of Gotham FC and the players, including weekends and evenings.Location:Based at Gotham FC’s soccer operations office and practice facility currently located in Whippany, New Jersey, with kitchen workspace in close proximity to these facilities, on those days which Gotham FC is training or has a game, which will include weekends.  Able to attend all Gotham FC home and away games, as necessary, as well as any other business-related trips, which may require travel. Additionally, the ability to work in the NJ/NY based business office in the greater New York City / New Jersey metropolitan area, as necessary.****Gotham FC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. We are committed to broadening the pool of qualified talent for consideration, including those who have been historically underrepresented.  We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Job type:  Full-time Exempt positionSalary range:  Base compensation of $80,000 - $100,000 plus benefitsThis job description is a broad summary of the essential job functions and general duties for this position, the additional job duties that may be required from time-to-time, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. The Performance Nutritionist and Chef may be required to and must be willing to perform other duties as assigned, to meet organizational needs. This job description may be modified from time to time, at the sole discretion of Gotham FC.This employee must follow and enforce all policies and procedures formulated by Gotham FC and be a role model for the organization. The existence of this job description does not modify the employee’s “at-will” status. That is, unless a signed employment contract specifying a term of employment exists between Gotham FC and the employee or his/her/their representative, both Gotham FC and the employee will have the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without reason or notice, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

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