Clinical Nutrition Coordinator, Nutrition and Human Performance
Job Details
Chesterfield MO - Chesterfield, MO
Full Time
Graduate Degree


The Clinical Nutrition Coordinator provides oversight and supervision of the students in the MS Nutrition and Human Performance Program RD track.  The Clinical Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for delivering the RD track orientation as well as the orientation that the RD track students will go through prior to beginning their Supervised Experiential Learning rotations. In addition, the Clinical Nutrition Coordinator will deliver the courses associated with the Supervised Experiential Learning to ensure they receive the instruction they need while in their Supervised Experiential Learning rotations.  The Clinical Nutrition Coordinator will monitor the time records and evaluation forms submitted by the students and their preceptors.   

 The Clinical Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for ensuring courses, faculty, and students meet Supervised Experience Learning expectations, goals and outcomes.  They will coordinate with the preceptors in the facility to modify the rotation schedule to meet the needs of the students, the preceptors and the facilities. 

 The Clinical Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for mentoring students in RD track to be leaders in their field and to practice in line with the mission, vision, and values of the university. 



  1. Facilitate the transformation of RD track students to competent, compassionate, culturally sensitive, individuals who understand the application of the curriculum into practice through practical application.  
  2. Develop presentations and case studies to provide foundational material to support the Supervised Experiential Learning. 
  3. Responsible for the revision of Supervised Experiential Learning curriculum to keep it up to date and evidenced based.
  4. In partnership with the Program Director, Involved with student recruitment, advisement, evaluation and counseling, as appropriate.
  5. Deliver new student orientation to the RD track students upon entrance into the program.
  6. Deliver Supervised Experiential Learning orientation to the RD track students prior to beginning their rotations. 
  7. In consultation with the Program Director or Dean, recruit and retain quality preceptors. 
  8. In consultation with the Program Director, manage the Supervised Experiential Learning rotation schedule to meet the student and preceptors needs.  
  9. Cultivate a learning centered environment through student evaluation and development that supports dynamic and engaging classroom experiences.
  10. Conducts research, scholarly activities, and service that enhance student learning and advance the Nutrition and Human Performance profession.
  11. Help students create professional development plans that foster their growth toward their short term and long- term goals upon graduation.   
  12. Ensure strong two-way communication between the students, preceptors, faculty and the Program Director to foster a positive working environment and a positive learning environment for students.
  13. Provide leadership, oversight, and mentoring of preceptors related to preceptor/student conflict resolution.
  14. Facilitate ongoing professional development with preceptors in regards to best practices related to dietetics.
  15. In partnership with the Program Director, seek out innovative clinical opportunities for students and embed them into the curriculum.
  16. Assist the Department Director or Dean in developing innovative community partnerships.
  17. Ensure compliance with local, state, federal, and accrediting bodies’ rules and regulations.
  18. In collaboration with the Program Director, maintenance of program accreditation (if appropriate) including:
    • Maintenance of the program’s student records, including student advising plans, supervised experiential learning hours and verification statements;
    • Maintenance of complaints about the program received from students or others, including disposition of the complaint;
    • Monitor student progress in achieving all ACEND required competencies. 
    • Track results for Competency Assessment Plan (5.1). 
    • Compile data for the Continuous Program Improvement Plan (3.3)
    • Keep the Competency Based Course Plans and the Curriculum Map up to date as courses are revised (4.1)
    • Timely submission of required documentation supporting the graduate’s eligibility for the credentialing exam.
    • Summarize annually, the Alumni Survey, Preceptor Survey, Exit Survey and Employer survey.
    • Make modifications to the RD track based on trends in feedback from the aforementioned surveys. 

     19. All other duties as assigned


COMPETENCIES:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must be dependable and have good inter-personal and communication/organization skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff. The individual must work well under pressure and be flexible when working with a team.  Must have the ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters, and be able to deliver difficult messages with diplomacy and tact.  Must be confident and able to work on own initiative and with limited supervision.


Have a collaborative spirit, and the ability to hold individuals accountable in a professional and supportive environment. Have a desire to create and sustain a culture of student success and satisfaction. Able to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to foster student engagement through the use of best practices.


Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Have the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Define problems, collect data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions.


QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each principal duty satisfactorily. Listed below are the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position, as well as the Physical Demands and Work Environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The candidate must have earned a master of science degree, be credentialed as a registered dietitian nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and have three years professional experience post credentialing. An understanding of Nutrition and Human Performance education, program accreditation, faculty engagement, and student success best practices is essential. Online learning experience is a plus.


Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should have general knowledge of computers including word processing and spreadsheets.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Credentialed as a registered dietitian nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Must hold a license in the state of Missouri, or obtain Missouri state licensure within 6 months of hire.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to use hands to type on computer, operate office equipment and handle books, files, documents, etc.  Must be able to talk and hear to answer phones and when assisting others.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and to stoop or kneel.  The employee must occasionally lift objects weighing from 10 – 30 pounds and possibly up to 50 pounds.  Close vision needed to use computer.  Must have distance vision and depth perception for safety purposes. 


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  This position is full-time and employee is expected to work 12 months (three trimesters) of the year. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 The work environment in this position is characteristic of a normal office environment.  This position will also spend time in the clinics.   The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 


NOTE:  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed the employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

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