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The Director of Performance Nutrition is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing the organizational vision and goals of the San Francisco Giants’ Performance Nutrition Program.

Job Specifics

  • Contracted, full-time, benefited position with the San Francisco Giants’ Medical Staff.

  • Based in Scottsdale, Arizona w/up to 70% travel to San Francisco, CA and road cities during the season.

  • When necessary, the ability to work non-traditional hours in non-traditional settings, including weeknights and weekends.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements a strategic vision for the Giants’ Performance Nutrition Department.

  • Oversees performance nutrition staff in minor leagues.

  • Supervises the performance culinary team at major league home clubhouse.

  • Establishes a strong, cohesive organizational approach toward high performance nutrition based on evidenced-based practice; integrates nutritional approach throughout all levels of the organization.

  • Assesses and analyzes dietary practices, body composition, and energy balance (intake and expenditure) of athletes in the context of athletic performance and health.

  • Counsels athletes on optimal nutrition for exercise training (match nutrition to training phases and goals), competition, and recovery from exercise,

  • Supports weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, and supplementation.

  • Evaluates nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements, for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy; monitors use of appropriate supplementation as per the NSF Certified for Sport Program, MLB and MLBPA.

Nutrition Education:

  • Develops and delivers nutrition education materials and presentations.

Food Service & Menu Development:

  • Supervises performance culinary team at the major league home clubhouse.

  • Collaborates with Executive Performance Chef to ensure that all menus meet nutritional recommendations for optimal performance and health.

  • Manages budgets for nutrition-related expenses, including home clubhouse kitchen and travel meals.

  • Coordinates meals and food services on each road trip – coordinates with clubhouse staff on the road, orders catering and ensures food is available for travel and at hotels when appropriate.

Knowledge and Skills:

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition, food and nutrition, or related area, granted from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in nutrition counseling, preferably with emphasis on sports nutrition in a collegiate and/or professional setting. MLB experience preferred.

  • Master’s degree in nutrition or exercise physiology preferred.

  • Culinary experience and/or education preferred.

  • Management and/or leadership experience strongly preferred.

Certification/License:

  • Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • Certification/Licensure as required by state of practice.

  • Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) credential preferred.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with athletes, coaches, chefs, front office staff, and other personnel.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with ­culturally diverse athletes and staff.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, and counseling skills.

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Excellent time management and record-keeping skills.

  • Ability to accurately measure height, weight, and body composition.

  • Ability to accurately assess and evaluate energy balance.

  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of medical nutrition therapy.

  • Knowledge of

    • complementary medicine, ergogenic aids, and nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements.

    • eating disorder/disordered eating signs and symptoms.

    • rules and regulations of athletic governing bodies: e.g., National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), regarding banned drugs and restricted substances.

    • measurements of resting metabolic rate, energy expenditure, VO2max, and lactate threshold.

    • food service quality and safety procedures.

  • Compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

  • Spanish speaking a plus.

At the Giants, we believe we put our best work forward when our employees bring together ideas that are diverse in thought. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, medical condition or disability, genetic condition, marital status, domestic partnership status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status and any other protected class under federal, state or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. In addition, we will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability or special need, we would like to know how we can better accommodate you.

Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 1, 2022

All employment applications are reviewed upon receipt.

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