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Company: University of California
Location: Berkeley, CA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners.  In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 29, 2021

Departmental Overview

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking a Sports Nutritionist for our Sports Medicine unit.



Responsible for providing nutritional counseling and education services to student¬-athletes, working closely with coaches and the food service contractor in planning nutritionally sound meals. Working in collaboration with Staff and Head Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Staff, Coaches/Staff, and Team Physicians.

  • Present lectures, seminars, and workshops on sports nutrition to student-¬athletes and coaches, including pre¬season nutrition overviews.
  • Provide individual nutritional counseling to student¬-athletes.
  • Provide assistance to food service contractor in planning menus for the training table.
  • Provide assistance in planning pre and post-¬competition meals, both at home and on the road.
  • Identify athletes with eating disorders and work with physicians and counselors in treatment.
  • Develop nutrition education/intervention and sports nutrition programs.
  • Establish nutritional assessment and treatment policies and procedures.
  • Establish nutritional supplement use policies and procedures, including investigation of potential supplements.
  • Determine budgetary needs for IA nutritional programs.
  • Assist with Drug and Alcohol Education program via supplement education.
  • Develop materials on nutrition and weight control.
  • Supervise use of results from Body Composition Measurement System.
  • Research and analyze scientific and lay reports related to nutrition and athletic performance, including nutritional supplements and diets, translating the findings into sound advice for coaches, medical staff, and student athletes.
  • Maintain knowledge of departmental activities, sports schedules, and procedures.
  • Be liaison for Coaches/Staff with University, University Health Service, Pac 12, Cal IA, and NCAA policies and procedures related to nutrition.
  • Perform duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Appropriate education, training and certification in Nutrition, minimum of Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent years experience and/or training.
  • Experience as a Sports Nutritionist in competitive athletic environment, 1 year experience minimum.
  • Ability to meet the extensive time commitments required for a Division I program (after hours coverage, weekend travel for event coverage, etc.).
  • Sensitivity to student-athlete issues.
  • Proven ability to meet multiple demands in a high-volume, fast-paced clinical environment.
  • Proven ability to work independently, prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills required for working with a diverse group of patients, clinical staff, managers and visitors.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion, handling sensitive matters involving patients.
  • Computer literacy, including working knowledge of word processing programs.
  • Ability to work with and in a diverse environment.
  • Comfort working in a complex, dynamic, fast paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Additional education and training (i.e. Master's Degree).
  • Additional experience in sports nutrition and exercise physiology.
  • Knowledge of clinical information/appointment systems. 

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a full-time career position

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities.  Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.  The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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