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Registered Dietitian - Univ. of Virginia-Admin

Charlottesville, VA

  • Nutrition & Dietetics

  • Salaried

Job Description

The Registered Dietitian is the Subject Matter Expert for everything health, wellness and nutrition- related and is responsible for leading the launch, activation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of the health and wellness platform for the University of Virginia.  

Health & Wellness is a part of who we are as a company. It is at the forefront of our programs, solutions, and brands. As part of our Be Well. Do Well. plan, the Registered Dietitian's efforts will directly support our mission to enrich and nourish lives and help us to achieve our goal to make a positive impact on people and planet. The Registered Dietitian will assist in providing company expertise and insights to inform clients, faculty/staff, parents, and students about the benefits of our partnership, programs, and services, and why we are being recognized as an industry leader in health, wellness, and nutrition. 

The scope of the role will include responsibilities in three key focus areas:

  1. Campus Programming and Education
  2. Food & Safety Oversight and
  3. Nutrition Consultations. The Registered Dietitian will use collaborative efforts in partnership with the culinary team, marketing team, leadership team, clients, and campus organization to enhance student experiences, strengthen campus partnerships and build community relations through health and wellness programs and events.


Job Responsibilities

  • Campus Programming & Education
    • Supports health & wellness platforms & implementation of programs such as tabling events, food samplings, cooking demos, lunch & learns, health fairs, guest speaker events & other on-campus programming
    • Works with the Marketing Mgr to engage the student population through social media & pop-up events to drive engagement & student satisfaction
    • Works with the Marketing Mgr to support meal plan sales by assisting students with choosing the meal plan that works best for their personal dietary needs & campus housing location & accommodations
  • Food and Safety Oversight 
    • Oversees compliance for the U.S. FDA menu labeling laws as it relates to recipe & menu board signage in on-campus residential and proprietary retail locations, C-stores, and catering (print & digital menus)
    • May use nutrition analysis software to analyze ingredients, products & recipes for localized menus & grab-n-go items to ensure labeling info is compliant with the U.S. FDA menu labeling laws
    • Partners with the culinary team in supporting menu planning & development for multiple locations including residential, retail & catering
    • Assists the culinary team in understanding special dietary needs including dietary restrictions related to food allergies or intolerances, & lifestyle diets due to personal preferences or religious reasons
  • Nutrition Consultations 
    • Works with clients, campus accessibility/disability services & campus health services for proper student registration & medical documentation as it pertains to meal plan exemptions and accommodations

At Aramark, developing new skills & doing what it takes to get the job done make a positive impact for our employees & customers. In order to meet our commitments, job duties may change or new ones may be assigned without formal notice.


    • Required:
      • Bachelor's degree from a 4-year university or college in nutrition & dietetics
      • RDN credential with the Commission of Dietetic Registration and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist status, if residing in a state with licensure requirements. RDN-eligible candidates will be considered but must pass exam within 6 months of hire date.
      • Food safety knowledge with ServSafe certification; must be obtained within 6 weeks of hire date.
    • Preferred but not required:
      • Master's degree in nutrition, dietetics, food/health sciences or related field.
      • At least one (1) year experience in K12, higher education or food service.
    • Knowledge working with PC applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (previous experience with food production systems, nutrition analysis software, electronic medical recording, and social media platforms preferred). 
    • Strong communication skills (oral and written); can effectively communicate with clients, customers and support staff.
    • The ability to develop and conduct training seminars, presentations and speak to small or large groups of people. 
    • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relations and communicate with a wide range of people and behavior styles.
    • Solid strategic, analytical and decision-making skills.
    • Adaptability to changing priorities to meet the demands of the business.
    • A self-starter, confident in abilities, self-motivated and able to work effectively with little supervision.
    • Have an all-hands-on deck, team-oriented mentality and feels comfortable conducting out of scope responsibilities when needed.
    • Creative and flexible in attitude/style to adapt to new situations in a dynamic environment.
    • A strong value system, unquestioned integrity, and good listening skills.


    Bachelors preferred

    About Aramark

    Our Mission

    Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

    At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

    About Aramark

    The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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