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Sports Nutrition Specialist, Senior Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75496
  • Pay Grade: E8
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: Athletics
  • Function: Wellness Services


This position will oversee all aspects of Boise State Athletics Sports Nutrition department. The employee will be a vital component to the Sports Performance, Health & Wellness department within athletics. This position will report directly to the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Performance, Health & Wellness.

Level Scope

Spends the majority of time (50% or more) achieving organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of subordinate staff. Manages experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in assignments. Establishes departmental goals and objectives, functions with autonomy. Manages the accountability and stewardship of human, financial, and often physical resources in compliance with departmental and campus wide goals and objectives. Ensures subordinate supervisors and professionals adhere to defined internal controls with a focus on policy and strategy implementation. Manages systems and procedures to protect departmental assets and requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one area.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, sports nutrition, dietetics or related field. Board certified Registered Dietitian (RD) and ability to obtain state licensure within 30 days of hire. Five (5) years of experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to develop meal plans and give advice accordingly.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct detailed consultations regarding diet and nutrition.
  • Ability to monitor/assess performance of nutrition programs and services.
  • Good knowledge of: principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
  • Demonstrated ability to support the administration of an effective nutritional program.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Sports Nutrition Specialist Senor must:

  • Provide nutrition education and counseling services to all Boise State student-athletes and staff including, but not limited to, team talks, one-on-one counseling, cooking classes, meal prep demonstrations, grocery store tours and shopping strategies and appropriate dining hall food selections.
  • Provide appropriate nutritional interventions for student-athletes including, but not limited to, weight management, food allergies and intolerances, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, injury reduction and healing, reducing inflammation, diabetes, anemia, disordered eating and individuals managing relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S).
  • Provide sport and gender-specific recommendations regarding optimal body composition and body weight for health and performance.
  • Collaborate with other Sports Performance, Health & Wellness (SPHW) staff members (i.e., athletic trainers, sports performance coaches and sports psychology) and sport coaches to ensure program goals are being met.
  • Oversee ordering, receiving & inventory of specific food and supplementation products for both football and Olympic sports fueling stations.
  • Provide nutrition education to Boise State Athletics staff and coaches including, but not limited to department talks, meal prep demonstrations, and grocery store shopping strategies.
  • Provide recruiting services as requested by various sports programs during unofficial and official recruiting tours.
  • Participate in necessary administrative and SPHW department meetings to advocate for and support nutrition resources.

35% of Time the Sports Nutrition Specialist, Senior

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Sports Nutrition Specialist, Senior

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection

Travel Requirement

Travel may be required based on needs of athletic teams and competition schedules.

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.