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Specialist, Nutrition

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Please attach the following 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Resume which should include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number SF00533
Job Title Specialist, Nutrition
Position Number 107234
FTE .62
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Professional Staff
Union PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc
Pay Grade Level 11
Pay Grade Range $57,148 - $71,534 (Salary will be prorated to reflect academic year - Part-time-28/hrs per week schedule)
Status Academic Year, Part-time, Permanent

Department Information

Department Health Svs.
Contact(s)

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
URI


(Please note: Applications must be submitted directly online only at: https://jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email
Physical Demands
Campus Location Kingston
Grant Funded No
Extension Contingency Notes
Duties and Responsibilities

The position is both Health Services & Athletics: working 21 hrs. for Health Services and 7 hours for Athletics.
Position is academic year, part-time – total of 28 Hrs per week, permanent.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: This search is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 3, 2018. Second consideration may be given to applications received by January 17, 2018. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (January 17, 2018) may not be given full consideration.
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BASIC FUNCTION:

Primarily responsible for nutrition education to students by means of individual counseling, campus outreach, presentations and written materials.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide individual nutrition assessments and counseling for nutrition related problems such as eating disorders, food allergies, sports nutrition, weight concerns, etc. and document encounters in the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Develop, plan and implement nutrition education outreach programs (workshops, seminars, health fairs, in-services, etc.) for the purpose of improving the nutritional health of individuals/students.

Serve as a consultant to the clinical staff in all nutritional matters.

Accept nutrition referrals from Health Services providers, Athletics and other campus/community resources.

Supervise and participate in training student interns in nutrition and health education.

Attend and/or initiate medical team meetings to discuss cases.

Serve as liaison between Health Services and Dining Services.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Collaborate with professionals assigned to the Health Specialist, Nutrition Education Program in the delivery of services and based on assessed campus needs.

Develop and distribute written, computerized and visual nutrition education materials.

Conduct ongoing assessment/evaluation of nutrition education services.

Collect data and prepare reports in nutrition education.

Provide presentations to campus groups, residence halls, Residential Life staff, athletic teams, athletic coaches/trainers, etc.

Serve on University and departmental committees.

LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:

Personal computers, Electronic Health Record (EHR) printers and word processing, data base management and spreadsheet software.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED:

1. Master’s degree in nutrition.

2. Must be licensed as a registered dietician.

3. Minimum two years of experience providing individual and group nutrition counseling.

4. Demonstrated ability in the development of innovative health education programs.

5. Demonstrated supervising experience.

6. Demonstrated ability in counseling individuals with recognized eating disorders and other nutritional deficiencies.

7. Demonstrated experience with sports nutrition.

8. Demonstrated experience working in an interdisciplinary setting.

9. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

10. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

11. Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver oral presentations before small, medium and large groups of people.

12. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED:

1. Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) or equivalent or demonstrated eligibility for certification.

2. Demonstrated third party billing experience.

3. Demonstrated experience working with a college age population.
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ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Environmental Conditions

The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date 12/13/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Resume which should include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2974

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in nutrition?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you licensed as a registered dietician?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum two years of experience providing individual and group nutrition counseling?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated ability in the development of innovative health education programs?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated supervising experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated ability in counseling individuals with recognized eating disorders and other nutritional deficiencies?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have demonstrated experience with sports nutrition?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have demonstrated experience working in an interdisciplinary setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Do you have demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver oral presentations before small, medium and large groups of people?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other