Team Dietitian

  • Minnesota United FC
  • Blaine, MN, USA
  • 14 Jan, 2022
Full time Coaching Nutrition

Job Description

Position:
The Team Dietitian is part of the Sporting Operations Department for Minnesota United Football Club (MNUFC), a sports business located in the Twins Cities area of Minnesota and a member of Major League Soccer (MLS), the top tier soccer league in North America.
Job Description:
Minnesota United Football Club is seeking to hire a Team Dietitian for a full-time position primarily with the first team. The individual in this position will provide sport nutrition services, education and consulting for elite athletes. The Team Dietitian will collaborate with medical staff to promote and deliver nutrition support and contribute to the overall planning and wellness of the Club. The Dietitian works under the direction and supervision of the Senior Director of Player Health & Performance.

Essential Duties:
  • Coach elite athletes in areas such as daily nutrition for performance and health, recovery nutrition strategies, weight and body composition issues, nutrition disorders/disordered eating, and supplements
  • Design and supervise individualized recovery nutrition strategies
  • Develop and implement individualized nutrition and hydration strategies for first-team players
  • Maintain accurate knowledge and understanding of the leading research in sport dietetics throughout the world. Translate latest scientific evidence into practical sport nutrition recommendations
  • Design, track and document measurable outcomes of nutrition services. Analyze and interpret collected data in the context of enhancing athletic performance and health
  • Provide individual, small group and team nutrition education in formal and informal settings
  • Coordinate domestic and/or international travel nutrition to prepare athletes for training and competition
  • Participate in the development of printed, multi-media, and interactive nutrition-focused educational materials
  • Evaluate athlete energy expenditure and balance and provide body composition management protocols with athletes to achieve performance and health goals
  • Measure and assess body composition using commonly accepted diagnostic tools (e.g., skin fold calipers, DEXA, and/or other diagnostic tools available for testing and evaluation)
  • Evaluate food and herbal supplements for legality, safety and efficacy and make recommendations to identified athletes to achieve performance and health objectives.
  • Represent MNUFC and MLS at professional conferences and events
  • Work as a proactive, collaborative member of an assigned high-performance team to service elite athletes
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to formulate strategic plans related to nutrition programming, including budgeting
  • Develop positive and productive working relationships with other MNUFC and MLS divisions (e.g., stadium operations) to provide effective service to athletes and coaches
  • Perform other duties assigned
Education:
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Dietetics, Nutrition or closely related field 
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Sport Science or related field preferred
Licensure & Certification:
  • Dietetic registration with Dietetic Association
  • Certified specialist in Sport Dietetics (CSSD)
Experience:
  • 3 or more years of experience coaching/counseling elite athletes at the international national, professional, or collegiate level
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a project team or staff
Skills:
  • Excellent communication, presentation and coaching/counseling skills
  • Experience working with tools and techniques common in the field of sport nutrition (e.g., calipers, DEXA, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability in developing strategic plans and goal setting
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment, fluent in Spanish preferred  
  • Proven track record of expertise in the field of sport dietetics, soccer preferred 
 
Tools, Equipment, & Conditions
  • Office environment, multi-building complex
  • Travel domestically and internationally, as applicable 
  • Non-traditional work hours including weekends and holidays 
  • Must possess a valid passport or be able to acquire a passport

Company Profile: 
MNUFC is a professional soccer club playing in Major League Soccer (MLS), the top tier of soccer in North America, and which operates under the oversight of the U.S. Soccer Federation, a member of FIFA. The Club is headquartered in Golden Valley, MN. Soccer operations are located at the MNUFC Training Center in Blaine, Minnesota, and the team plays its home matches at Allianz Field in St. Paul, MN.

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.