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Director of Nutrition

Application Deadline: 01/31/2020

Organization: North Carolina State University

Location: Raleigh, NC

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000

Website: dining.ncsu.edu/

Contact Details:

Apply online http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/126273

Organization Details

NC State Dining provides campus wide food services to students, staff, and faculty on the North Carolina State University Campus. NC State Dining operates 11 cafes, 3 food courts and 4 dining halls, 5 convenience stores, campus concessions, vending, a nutritional counseling service, and a catering department. The department employs approximately 1000 temporary and student employees and approximately 150 permanent EHRA and SHRA employees.

Campus Enterprises is NC State University’s division of retail and hospitality organizations — NC State Dining, NC State Stores, Lonnie Poole Golf Course, NC State Student Centers (Witherspoon and Talley), and the One Card Office. Each unit shares a common goal: deliver quality and efficient services with dedicated financial support for student activity and scholarships.


The primary purpose of the position is to guide and lead the nutrition program for NC State Dining and to provide nutritional education and training. The Director of Nutrition will ensure the accuracy of recipes and menu transparency to ensure accurate posted nutritional information for our guests. Provide access to health, nutritious, and to provide services for student food allergies and special dietary needs.

  • Provide instruction and counseling to North Carolina State University students with nutrition concerns or issues related to their use of campus dining services.
  • Develop food allergy protocols and policies and establish operating procedures for the same. Conduct food allergy and safety classes for all dining employees. Conduct audits to monitor compliance.
  • Counsel students with food allergies or any other special nutritional needs as to how to eat safely on campus. Communicate with physicians, DASA, Student Health, a treatment team or parents, students, administration, chefs, food company purveyors, and dining managers/directors/administration to address wellness, nutrition and food allergen concerns on the campus.
  • Utilize the Cbord Food Management Suite system, design, implement and maintain nutrition and allergy data for all menu items served on campus. Provide guidance and facilitate menu planning process, design recommendations for campus dining activities to ensure menu meets basic needs to account for allergies, vegetarian diets, vegan diets, intolerances and healthy options. Serve on the administrative team that develops menus for all areas of campus, dining hall menus and special events.
  • Direct activities related to recipe nutrition and food allergen analysis and modification. Direct the recipe testing process, supervising the Research and Development Chef.
  • Promote and establish food transparency in campus dining, providing accurate information to customers via the website, mobile app, digital menu boards, printed menus, nutrition kiosks, and product labels. Responsible for all nutrition education in dining venues on campus and Rave Catered Events.
  • Partner with University nutrition programs to precept dietetic interns. Supervise the Nutrition Specialist in optimization and use of the Cbord Food Management Suite system nutrition accounting module. Supervise all dietetic interns and undergraduate nutrition assistants; and students enrolled in a three hour experiential academic credit class as an elective in a nutrition degree program. Work with dining managers, marketing and directors to utilize and supervise student dining diplomate employees.
  • Administer and implement food labeling activities on campus, making sure food labels meet all federal, state, and local requirements, and that information is accurate at all times. Evaluate new products, cuttings and new product requests to determine if suitable for campus dining services use.
  • Improve the visibility of healthful options through education, marketing and other strategies in order to encourage healthy, balanced eating in our dining operations. Develop and execute nutrition and wellness education programs to raise awareness of good nutrition and the benefits of such.
  • Represents university in professional associations and activities that are consistent with industry best practices.
  • Serve on task forces involving nutrition issues and wellness. Work collaboratively with campus partners and university organizations to form strong relationships. Serve on the university-wide wellness task force.
  • Facilitates the menu plan process, sets deadlines, helps to establish goals and timeline for development. This position will work closely with the recipe development chef and cbord administrator/purchasing manager
  • Serve on the Dining Committee and address all nutrition related issues on that committee.
  • Respond to customer feedback via website as it relates to nutrition, variety and access to dietary needs and general feedback that could be recipe related. Investigate health related concerns, providing guidance of resources and work with unit to review processes.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • BS in Nutrition, Institution Management, or related field.
  • Registered and Licensed Dietitian

Preferred Experience, Qualifications, Certifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Nutrition or 10 years experience in nutrition counseling
  • Ten year experience or exposure in food service management, preferable in college food service
  • Certified Diabetes Educator

Required License or Certification:

  • Registered and Licensed Dietitian

EEO Statement

AA/EEO In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.