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Job Detail

Summer 2022
Assistant Director of Nutrition, Food System and Programs
The University of Texas at Austin
University Housing and Dining
Full Time
$70,000 - $79,999

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Who are we?

The University of Texas at Austin, Housing and Dining (UHD) operates a variety of dining locations throughout the Forty Acres, including dining halls, restaurants, coffee shops and convenience stores! Our locations serve residents, students, staff and campus visitors.

What are the benefits?

UT Austin offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • 100% employer-paid basic medical coverage
  • Free Capital metro bus rides
  • Retirement contributions
  • Paid vacation and sick time, and holidays
  • Career growth &professional development

Please visit our Human Resources (HR) website at to learn more about the total benefits offered when you join our team!

What does this position do?

The Assistant Director of Nutrition, Food Systems and Programs will direct the computerized food management system, recipe and menu development process and correspond with support services that can include Nutrition and Wellness, Sustainability, Culinary, and Food Management Systems. Alongside Marketing and the Director of Operations plan and develop programming for residential dining to include nutrition-focused events, monotony breakers, and educational / themed opportunities to help market nutrition services to students and staff. Oversee the department Dietitian, student, and support staff. Duties also include training: Food Systems operators on use and compliance. Team training on food safety, allergens, nutrition, monitoring management ServSafe certification; Training includes but not limited to: onboarding, ongoing training and compliance audits.

What are the job duties?

  • Student Engagement: Market nutrition services to students and staff and lead communication with parents and students in need of allergen/nutrition information, and meal plan information. Provide counseling sessions as needed.
  • Communication, Marketing & Team Leadership: Actively guide, monitor and focus on team development as it relates to nutritional based information. Work alongside with Assistant Director of Marketing and Director of Operations to help plan and develop programming for residential dining to include nutrition focused events, monotony breakers, and educational/themed events that help increase community awareness around nutrition and class room performance. Actively create a collaborative and supportive environment between unit managers and the nutrition team by establishing positive communications with team members, plan and help manage execution of events, and activities for our campus community through develop of team-based dining initiatives.
  • Leadership, Development & Training: Staff, direct, and support the daily operation and functionality of the dining management software FoodPro by Aurora Information Systems to ensure effective and efficient utilization of the system. Oversee the department Dietitian and student support staff as well as Dietitian interns. Team training on food safety, allergens, nutrition, vegan / vegetarian, gluten free and restrictive diets; Training includes but not limited to: onboarding, ongoing training and compliance audits Schedule and maintain Allergen, ServSafe, and Food Pro training records for management and staff.
  • Programmatic Leadership: Prioritize and manage the recipe and menu development process. Work with culinary and production management staff to plan timely and effective menu development in order to meet the Menu of Change principles. Follow up with menu implementation and monitoring of FoodPro usage / management by field and support staff. As part of leadership, lead development of standardized processes and procedures for FoodPro use, recipe and menu input, and monitor and maintain standards by using annual audits for all units for system use compliance.
  • Strategic Leadership: Provide strategic vision and leadership to promote dining services through effective and innovative nutrition, education, engagement, culinary and sustainability programming events that help students cultivate a more informed and engaged campus dining community. Contribute to learning by reaching out to other departments to help develop relationships with the goal of using dining as a living laboratory for other areas of study which include but are not limited to life sciences, nutrition and physiology.

What qualifications do I need?

  • Bachelors Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or similar
  • At least 3 years of experience as a Dietitian or similar position
  • At least 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain ServSafe certification throughout employment.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Allergen certification throughout employment.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

What preferred qualifications could I have?

  • Registered Dietitian from the American Dietetic Association
  • 5 years’ experience as a Dietitian
  • 2 years supervisory experience
  • Experience with Event Planning
  • Restaurant / Food Service Experience
  • Experience providing educational programing
  • Experience with Food Management System

What are the working conditions?

  • May work around standard office conditions
  • Repetitive use of keyboard at a workstation
  • Use of manual dexterity
  • Climbing stairs
  • Climbing of ladders
  • Lifting and moving

Salary Range

$72,000+ depending on qualifications 

Work Shift

Monday-Friday, days and hours may vary depending on business needs

Requisition #: R_00020853

NOTE: The above information is provided by the employer. The National Association of College & University Food Services does not verify the accuracy of these statements.