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Director of the Dietetics and Applied Nutrition Program

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Academics, Calendar Year (12-Month), Campus Based


Provides strategic and operational leadership and is responsible for the development, implementation, management and administration of the undergraduate Dietetics and Applied Nutrition Program, including planning, evaluation, outcomes assessment, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, achievement, and maintenance of accreditation and commitment to strategies for professional development, in alignment with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and within university policies and practices

Diversity & Inclusion 

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Essential Job Functions

  • Leads the program's faculty and staff in ongoing review and development of curriculum, program goals and objectives, program self-study and evaluation, and documents review processes accordingly
  • Leads and manages the program by being knowledgeable about and responsible for program organization, administration, fiscal management, continuous review and analysis, planning, development and accreditation
  • Teaches courses in the College of Health & Wellness
  • Collaborates with admissions in the recruitment of students into the Dietetics and Applied Nutrition degree program
  • Oversees the development and application of admissions, retention and program completion policies and processes
  • Oversees program advisement, evaluation and counseling of students
  • Oversees the coordination and administration of the program, including addressing questions or inquiries about such program
  • Develops and submits applications and other relevant documents and reports to ACEND to facilitate accreditation and maintains continued compliance with ACEND standards across all elements of the program
  • Develops and submits required documentation to support student eligibility for a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam
  • Assists in the recruitment and development of qualified faculty to support the program
  • Represents the Dietetics and Applied Nutrition program at internal university meetings as assigned, and serves as the program's representative at medical, professional and other community organizations and events
  • Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the department budget
  • Supervises and develops the department staff, facilitating professional opportunities to improve individual capability and managing performance against job accountabilities, department goals and established university, campus and department policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or other appropriate accreditation as determined by JWU
  • Five or more years professional experience working as a registered dietitian in either a clinical, community or food service setting
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) as credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree
  • Experience working as a program administrator or educator


Please Note:

Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a daily commuting distance of the Providence Campus location upon hire.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until job posting is closed.

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