Nutritionist job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so jobseekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of a Nutritionist job summary
Our gym is hiring a Nutritionist to join our staff. We’re looking for a self-motivated, highly energetic professional who understands the nutritional needs for a wide range of people, from clients who want to lose weight to those who are building muscle for athletic pursuits. The ideal candidate will have a background in sports, fitness and nutrition as well as a service-focused attitude. He or she will establish replicable dietary standards for our members and provide one-on-one consultations on an as-needed basis. A free membership to our gym is just one of the exciting benefits of working for us.
Nutritionist responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the employee reports to.
- Create meal plans for clients who want to lose weight, add muscle or achieve other nutrition-related goals
- Consult with clients on healthy nutrition and dietary choices
- Author written meal plans for dissemination to members
- Manage the consultation calendar for both yourself and our personal trainers
- Publish one blog post monthly on nutritional habits and practices for our website
Nutritionist qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful employee. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics preferred
- 7+ years’ experience as a professional nutritionist
- Must be a registered dietitian (RD)
- Advanced knowledge of the way nutrition and exercise complement one another during the pursuit of athletic goals
- Familiarity with Nutritionist Pro software
- In-depth knowledge of nutritional models
- Understanding of diabetic nutrition a plus
- Excellent verbal and presentation skills
- Willingness to travel to partner gyms when needed