Work within the Performance Nutrition Department under the direction of the Performance Nutrition Coordinator, in all aspects of food and nutrition services. The Coordinator and Associates will work together to enhance all realms of food and nutrition while keeping nutrition education engaging and applicable for the players and staff.

Spring Training

  • Date: March

  • Location: West Palm Beach, Florida

  • Accommodations: Lodging and daily meals/snacks provided

Responsibilities: Assist in training/game fueling & hydration needs, supplement review/monitor, review of nutrition data (body composition, 24 hour recalls, blood work, hydration testing), complete individual nutrition assessments and follow ups, assist with menu review and development, create research-based educational materials to be posted for all teams, present original engaging presentations, monitor smoothie station & recipe creating. Perform any other duties as requested by the Coordinator.

Regular Season

  • Date: April to September

  • Location: Rochester, NY OR Fredericksburg, VA

  • Accommodations: Daily meals/snacks provided

Responsibilities: Provide individual and team nutrition support. Plan, select and order high performance menu items for pre and postgame meals (home & away), complete individual nutrition assessments and follow ups, provide nutrition education to players, monitor newly constructed smoothie station, oversee clubhouse snack options and eating areas, establish and sustain relationships with catering companies and restaurants near home & away stadiums, complete monthly budget & player nutrition progress reports. Perform any other duties as requested by the Coordinator.

The Nationals are a military-friendly organization actively recruiting veterans and spouses.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential (RDN: requires completion of approved academic coursework and internship)

  • Licensed to practice nutrition in state

  • Professional liability insurance (currently has or will purchase)

  • MS in Nutrition, Exercise Science and/or Culinary Nutrition background is preferred

  • Previous experience working in athletic environment (1-2 years of experience preferred)

  • Food sanitation certification

  • Membership in SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition and/or CPSDA (Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association)

  • CSSD (Certified Specialty in Sports Dietetics)

  • Ability to pass background screening and drug test

  • Available for the entire term of the work period

  • Authorized to work in the United States

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions:

  • Highly motivated and excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate as a member of a team

  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills

  • Ability to operate in highest professional standard

  • Uphold Core Values: Excellence, Performance, and Accountability. These core values set the tone in everything we do, help us succeed on and off the field, make a difference in the community and provide the best guest experience in sports. It is important that the person in the position commits themselves to these core values so that we can constantly move forward in the same direction—together.

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Minimum physical requirements: Ability to travel and gain access to various areas of the ballpark for prolonged periods of time during games and events. Ability to set up and organize food stations.

  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

All applicants for employment at the Washington Nationals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.