Nashville Soccer Club

Nashville Soccer Club

Sports Dietitian


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Posting Date

Nov 4, 2022

Role description

Sports DietitianKey Responsibilities:Develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive nutrition program designed for optimal performance: the evaluation, interpretation, and monitoring of the nutritional status and nutritional needs of the team, using established standards of care and practice guidelines.Conduct nutrition assessments, care planning, education, and counseling of athletes and staff, including personalized nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy for athletes with clinical nutrition needs and food allergies, integrated with the individual athlete’s nutrition goals as indicated.Implementation, education and monitoring of permissible and effective nutritional supplements with attention to MLS rules, regulations and nutrition related bylaws.Leads and conducts individual and team nutrition counseling and education sessions; development of effective individual nutrition prescriptions and educational materials for athletes.This position will require strong communication skills, both verbal and written and the ability to collaborate with Coaches, Sports Medicine staff, Strength and Conditioning staff, physicians, and other support staff to ensure a collaborative and comprehensive approach to training, nutrition and recovery, as well as aiding in the treatment of diet and nutritional related medical issues.Coordinate and implement nutritional recovery process through pre- and post-competition menus with training ground chefs; oversee and implement catering and meals during team travel with hotels. Coordinate/manage quantity food production, inventory and distribution, of other food products, supplements and beverages. oversee ordering, vendor relationships, procurement of goods and payment of purchases.Body Composition testing (DEXA and other) including assessment, education, and programming regarding the nutritional needs. Conduct body composition assessments by utilizing and maintaining appropriate technology (i.e. DEXA, BodPod or InBody) and other manual anthropometric testing (i.e. ISAK).Implementation of hydration testing and strategies.Perform other related duties as assigned.Requirements:Registered Dietitian, by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, must be Registered and Licensed by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and licensed in the state of Tennessee of a minimum of 2 years. Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Dietetics, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Biology, or other Health Sciences related field.Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills.Ability to work flexible hours, including: evenings and weekends, with possible travel.  Must be available for in-person work/team interaction at an average of 15-25 hours per week.Candidate should possess strong computer knowledge including proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office and other relevant software.Professional, collegiate or club level sport nutrition experience.Preferred but not required:Bilingual in English and SpanishEligible to be Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).Soccer experienceCertified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, through NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association)ISAK certified Experience in research, data collection, analysis of monitored stats, and evaluation of technology used by Sports Science/Performance department.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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