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Graduate Assistant - Sports Nutrition Olympic Sports

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The start date for this position is January 8, 2018. If candidate's schedule permits, this position could begin at an earlier date.

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number HS359P
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Working Title Graduate Assistant - Sports Nutrition Olympic Sports
Department ATHL Sport Nutrition
About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance, as well as 12 official holidays and a choice of retirement programs.

About the College/Department

Razorback Athletics provides graduate assistantship opportunities to qualified candidates who have a desire to pursue a career in intercollegiate athletics. The assistantship program exposes students to the daily work required to allow all Razorback athletic teams and support programs success on and off the field. Our graduate assistants (G.A.s) serve as a tremendous resource for the Athletic Department and contribute greatly to our successes. G.A.s are given the opportunity to learn a great deal about their specific area of interest while gaining valuable hands-on experience in the overall operation of an NCAA Division I athletic program. In addition, many career opportunities in the industry have developed for our G.A.s as a result of the valuable experiences they gain while here.

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Job Type Hourly/Student
Summary of Job Duties

Under the direction of the Director of Sports Nutrition, the Olympic Sports Graduate Assistant will assist in the day-to-day programming and execution of the University of Arkansas’ Sport Nutrition Department.

The following duties/responsibilities may be required of each graduate assistant:

  • Coordinate the ordering and distribution of all Nutritional Supplements
  • Facilitate and conduct Body Composition Measurements (currently BodPod) which includes organizing results into appropriate reports for other staff members including athletic trainers, strength coaches, and coaching staffs
  • Oversee the nutritional needs of assigned teams.
  • Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:
    1. Conducting individual and team nutrition education and counseling
    2. Coordinating pre and post training nutrition
    3. Assisting with competition and travel nutrition
    4. Serving as a nutrition and food resource for sport coaches
  • Overall support of the Sports Nutrition Program
    1. Develop and design education materials as needed
    2. Conduct team presentations, cooking classes, grocery store tours and dorm cafeteria tours
    3. Work with Director of Sports Nutrition and Chartwells Staff to deliver and monitor Nutrition Center Services
    4. Provide education and mentor-ship of sports nutrition to undergraduate nutrition employees
Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition, dietetics, food and nutrition or a related area
  • Acceptance in a University of Arkansas graduate program
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
If yes, please specify
Preferred Qualifications
  • RD or RD eligible in the state of Arkansas
  • Working towards CSSD Certification
  • Experience working within a collegiate setting including the knowledge of NCAA, SEC, and institution rules as is relates to position
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Ability to accurately measure height and body weight
  • Ability to accurately assess body composition
  • Ability to be self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to thrive in a diverse, fast-paced, and dynamic environment
Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Work Schedule 20 hours per week, including some early mornings, weekends, and evenings. Schedule will vary based on department needs.
Overtime Eligible No
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Athletic Department
Benefits Eligible No
Appointment Percent 50
Salary/Hourly Range $1,000 per month
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? Yes
If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check
Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background and sex offender registry check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date
Close Date 10/21/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date 01/08/2018
Anticipated End Date (for hourly postings)
Recruitment Contact Information

For information regarding the position, please contact:
Karla Horsfall

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

The start date for this position is January 8, 2018. If candidate’s schedule permits, this position could begin at an earlier date.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in clinical nutrition, dietetics, food and nutrition, or a related area?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you enrolled &/or accepted in a University of Arkansas graduate program?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you a RD or RD eligible in the state of Arkansas?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have or are working towards CSSD Certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience working within a collegiate setting including the knowledge of NCAA, SEC, and institution rules as it relates to position?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents