High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) is seeking a highly motivated registered Nutritionist or Dietitian with a passion for sport to deliver performance nutrition support to some of New Zealand's elite athletes.
We have an exciting opportunity within our Performance Nutrition team based in Auckland, which could be the perfect role for you:
- Performance Nutritionist, Lead Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ), responsible for delivering Lead sports performance nutrition services for PNZ and other agreed regional sport and athlete programmes. Minimum 0.6 FTE.
The successful candidate will have advanced tertiary qualifications in nutrition and/or dietetics and sports nutrition. It is essential you have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at a number of levels with athletes, coaches, high performance managers, sport scientists, medicine providers and colleagues.
In addition to a strong work ethic, flexibility and the willingness to travel, the ability to work outside of regular business hours is required. Experience in high performance sport and supporting elite athletes will be beneficial.
For the Lead PNZ role a demonstrated understanding of, and experience in, the delivery for performance nutrition for athletes participating in Paralympics sports is preferred. This may include knowledge and understanding of the various medical and situational management strategies presenting in Paralympic sports, thermoregulation and hydration, supplement use and safety, and international travel. ISAK Level 1 qualification is also necessary.
This is a fast-paced and energetic environment, in a dedicated team supporting New Zealand's elite athletes. If you have a passion for sport and delivering excellent service this is the role for you.