Job: Nutrition Education Coordinator

Job Title

Nutrition Education Coordinator

Job Category

Management and Administration


University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California 90024

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Job Description and Requirements

UCLA Title:
Nutrition Education Coordinator

Posting Category:
Education; Nutrition; Hospitality, Catering, Food Service; Student Affairs

Work Location:
US â Westwood, CA

Job #:

Job Type:
Full Time

$4400 - $8733 Monthly

Posted Date:
July 24, 2018

Job Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Dining Services, the Nutrition Education Coordinator is responsible for all nutrition and wellness programs for the Housing & Hospitality Services (H&HS).

The Nutrition Education Coordinator assumes leadership and full functional responsibility for the planning, development, implementation, assessment, and management of evidence-based health promotion and education programs in the areas of nutrition and wellness. Position plans, develops, evaluates, and implements education programs and services that meet the nutritional needs of the Housing & Hospitality Services population and supports dining operations. Coordinate student and team member wellness related outreach events in the Housing & Hospitality Services organization. Meet with students, parents, and dining management regarding individual resident nutritional concerns due to medical conditions and/or allergies. Assist senior leadership with developing programmatic changes to menus in accordance with evidence-based nutrition and health guidelines. Assist dining management with the implementation of healthier menu and recipe items. Work closely with the Chefs to implement new recipes and modify existing recipes to include healthier ingredients and methods of preparation. Assist Chefs with training dining team members on how to implement these changes and the importance of doing so. Conduct large classroom training, small group training, and hands-on training with dining team members on nutrition related topics including but not limited to, healthy menus and recipes, veganism, food allergies, and sustainability. Maintain and update the nutritional information for the residential restaurants utilizing the FoodPro recipe system. Prepare and present nutrition and wellness training classes for large groups, up to 400 team members. Serve as Chair of the H&HS Employee Wellness Committee and coordinate the annual Wellness Fair and delivery of the FitWell classes and programs. Manage all aspects of the Diabetes Prevention Program for Housing & Hospitality Services. Other responsibilities include execution of other functions and responsibilities as assigned by management.

Job Qualifications
Incumbent must have current, and continued maintenance of, Registered Dietitian certification.

Must have a minimum of 4 years' experience in nutrition, health and wellness, and body image education and program planning, and demonstrated working knowledge of the educational, research, and public service environments at a major university. Bachelorâs degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field preferred.
Must have theory-based knowledge of social and individual influences on student development and wellness, especially as they relate to issues of nutrition and body image in a college population.
Must have knowledge of current and emerging methods of health promotion, education, behavior change and assessment.

Must have demonstrated skill in analyzing, interpreting and applying research and theory from a variety of disciplines to implementing a broad range of programs and assessment activities to promote student learning, development and wellness in the areas of nutrition and body image.
Must have demonstrated skill and knowledge in developing, implementing and assessing policy, curricula, programs and strategies to facilitate student development and wellness outcomes, particularly in the areas of nutrition and body image education.
Must be able to integrate and apply technological and theoretical advances in health promotion and nutrition and body image education.
Must be skilled in analyzing relevant issues or concerns, formulating alternatives to influence resolution, and selecting and applying a resolution, having critically evaluated the implications for implementation.

Must have demonstrated skills to design, implement, and assess programs addressing nutrition and body image issues.

Must have demonstrated knowledge of motivation, negotiation, conflict resolution, team-building, interpersonal communications, and consensus building; and skills to apply these techniques to facilitate desired outcomes in working relationships with culturally diverse students, staff and faculty.
Must have strong knowledge of Dining Service operations, recipes and ingredients, and culinary terminology.
Must be able to work effectively as a team with chefs, restaurant managers, and dining team members.

Must have knowledge and skills of recipe modification techniques and the ability to train dining team members on use.
Must have demonstrated high level of attention to detail with the ability to edit and proof-read written communications for accuracy, correct grammar, syntax and spelling.

Must have demonstrated excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate meetings, prepare and deliver professional presentations, and convey complex ideas to diverse audiences.

Must have demonstrated ability to implement a strategic direction and measurable goals for programs, and coordinate resources (materiel, space, finances, information and personnel) to accomplish those goals.

Must possess interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively and tactfully with diverse departments/University personnel at various levels and with the public including students, in all matters pertaining to the operation and support of the units.

Must be skilled in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.
Full Information concerning the job qualifications are listed on the official UCLA job posting.

UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including vacation and sick leave accrual; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan; various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, the University Credit Union, and much more!

To view the full description and to apply, please visit the UCLA Career Opportunities website at and search for requisition 28438. Alternatively, you may click or copy/paste the following link into your browsers address bar:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Employment Type

Full Time


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