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Montana State University Dietitian in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 22359

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Sam Mitchell

(406) 994-2311

Classification Title Dietitian

Working Title Dietitian

Brief Position Overview

Provide clinical nutrition counseling to MSU students within University Health Partners in collaboration with staff from Medical Services, Counseling & Psychological Services, and the Office of Health Advancement.

Position Number 4M0975

Department UHP Medical Services

Division Division of Student Success

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining


Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $24.40 - $27.00 per hour, commensurate with experience, education and qualifications. Rate of pay will be determined by the staff compensation plan. For questions, contact

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Following an integrated, collaborative model, University Health Partners unites the components of the health and well-being for MSU students including prevention, health promotion, public health, medical services, dental services, recreational sports and fitness, and counseling & psychological services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Functions as a clinical registered dietitian nutritionist providing medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling (primary and preventative) to MSU students.

  • Coordinates care and facilitates referrals to other members of the healthcare team and higher levels of care when necessary.

  • Collaborates with Medical Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Office of Health Advancement staff, and Dean of Students Office using interdisciplinary treatment approach for students with a variety of medical concerns.

  • Participates as a member of our on campus eating disorder team.

  • Partner and consult with campus dining services to provide support with menu planning, promotional/orientation activities and outreach to students with nutrition concerns.

  • Develop and present nutrition education programs for classes, residence halls and student organizations using a variety of instructional methods and communications media.

  • Collaborate with Health Promotion staff on departmental and interdisciplinary projects.

  • Coordinate nutritional programming and related activities with various campus departments.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist ( RDN ). This requires a bachelor’s degree, a dietetic internship, and passing of the national exam through CDR . Continuing Education hours are required. This individual must be licensed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist by the State of Montana.

  • One year of clinical nutrition and counseling experience.

  • Experience working with eating disorders and disordered eating.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience working from a Health at Every Size framework with competency in intuitive eating principles and mindfulness.

  • Strong counseling skills with experience using motivational interviewing and other evidenced based counseling strategies

  • Strong communication skills and experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team

  • Demonstrated competency with multicultural and other diverse populations.

  • Experience working with college students and young adults.

  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

  • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Demonstrate respect and value for diversity and a commitment to ongoing multicultural competency.

  • Work effectively with diverse populations.

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, students, and parents.

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Possess the ability to be flexible and respond quickly to urgent needs that arise from the campus community including occasional evenings/weekends.

  • Demonstrate the capacity to work autonomously while also engaging in collaborative team efforts.

  • Complete documentation in a timely manner in accordance with department policies and ethical standards.

  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information.

  • Use computer programs, including an electronic medical record, and office equipment to complete job duties and assist in department functioning.

  • Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

  • Must be a Registered Dietitian ( RDN ) and licensed by the State of Montana

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Must be a Registered Dietitian ( RDN ) and licensed by the State of Montana

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on May 26, 2022; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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