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Nutrition Coordinator - Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

  • Nutrition & Dietetics

  • Hourly and Seasonal

Job Description

The Nutrition Coordinator will work with the Nutrition Associate Manager to provide nutritional guidance to the WKU Restaurant Group, WKU Athletics, and the WKU Campus. This position is responsible for creating, designing, planning, and supporting student-centered nutrition, health, and wellness initiatives that support the overall mission of the WKU Restaurant Group and Hilltopper Nutrition. This position will work as a team member of the Hilltopper Nutrition staff and report to the Nutrition Associate Manager.

Job Responsibilities

Nutrition Counseling

  • Conduct one-on-one nutrition consultations with students.
    • Special dietary needs/food allergens – Educate student about their options on campus and enable them to assume more personal responsibility for their health and to help them make their own determinations about food choices.
    • General students – Apply MNT knowledge to counsel and educate students on a variety of nutritional needs to help them achieve their goals.
    • Student athletes – Educate and support student athletes in a performance and fueling focused consultation.
  • Apply Medical Nutrition Therapy and follow the Nutrition Care Process during consultations.
  • Follow HIPAA and FERPA guidelines throughout the entire nutrition counseling process.
  • Assess and analyze nutritional needs, taking into consideration dietary practices, body composition, energy balance (intake and expenditure), and medical history of client to develop and implement nutrition plans.
  • Counsel individuals on optimal nutrition-based needs and goals, provide personalized meal and snack plans to promote achievement of short- and long-term goals and good health.
  • Collaborate with physicians, coaches, and other health and fitness professionals, as appropriate.
  • Document nutrition services provided and evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition strategies toward meeting desired outcomes.
  • Stay abreast of current food, nutrition, and health issues and research.

Job Responsibilities Cont.

Programming and Education

  • Create, design, plan, and support health and wellness initiatives, resources, programs, and services for WKU students.

  • Spread nutrition education and awareness through educational tabling events, cooking demos, lecture presentations, health fairs, and other on-campus programming.

  • Partner with student groups and campus organizations or departments, such as WKU Athletics and WKU Campus Recreation & Wellness, in planning and executing health and wellness events.

  • Stay current and up-to-date on dining, nutrition and sustainability practices and trends.

  • Collaborate with Sustainability Coordinator to provide campus programming in sustainability efforts surrounding food.


  • Collaborate with marketing to participate in recruitment and orientation activities to elevate the overall value of the dining program.

  • Participate in campus and social media marketing to provide nutrition information and engage the student population.

  • Oversee the @wkudietitian Instagram account and plan, develop, and approve content to engage students and followers.


  • Assist the Nutrition Associate Manager with managing 6 undergraduate dietetic student workers.

  • Serve as preceptor for dietetic internship and undergraduate practicum programs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative and work effectively and efficiently with little supervision.
  • Results-oriented with the ability to make a difference, accept accountability, and approach tasks with a “can do” attitude.
  • Demonstrates a strong value system with unquestioned integrity.
  • Works effectively with a team and demonstrates the ability to positively adapt to new situations in a dynamic work environment.
  • Strong communication skills including oral, written, and presentation, as well as, good listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid strategic, analytical, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong organizational, project and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of different cultural customs, especially regarding food and communication.
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy knowledge to support student consultations.

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


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from a 4-year college or university in Dietetics/Nutrition/Health Sciences or another related major.

  • Completion of a supervised practice internship program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential with the Commission on Dietetic Registration through the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and must be licensed in the state of Kentucky.

  • Maintenance of registration status through the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Licensure through the state board, and continuing education requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ year experience as a dietitian

  • Prior experience working in higher education

  • Prior experience with nutrition counseling and supporting behavior change in nutritional habits

  • Leadership ability, prior experience managing staff

  • Food safety knowledge and/or ServSafe certification

  • Marketing and/or foodservice experience desirable


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 and facilities in 15 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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