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Job Opportunity – Canadian Olympic Committee – Performance Nutritionist

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June 1, 2011 – The Canadian Olympic Committee. The overall purpose of this position is to work from the direction of the Medical Mission Manager and the Canadian Olympic Team, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and be responsible for Performance nutrition planning and implementation of performance solutions related to the Canadian Olympic Team during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Bilingualism would be a considerable asset in this position.

Application Deadline:
June 20, 2011 Starting Date: July 1, 2011
Position: Performance Nutritionist

As the COC Specialist – Performance Nutritionist, the primary areas of responsibility for this position include, but are not limited to:

• Be a leader and expert in the area of performance nutrition planning and implementation of performance solutions related to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
• Work primarily as a resource to COC and not working directly with sports, unless directed by the COC
• Report to Chief Medical Officer as a member of the London 2012 COC Health and Science Team (HST)
• Option to renew the contract for Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

• Participate in Team Operations Preparation Seminar (TOPS),
• Participate in Olympic Excellence Series (OES) and Olympic Prepration Workshops (OPW)
• Participate in advance visits to London as required by the COC
• Participation as a volunteer / non-accredited Mission Team Member for the 2012 Olympic Games (July 27 to August 12 2012) Participation as a volunteer Mission Team Member for the 2011 Pan American Games (October 14 to 30, 2011)
• Participate in advance visits to Sochi as required by the COC

International / OCOG Relations
• Maintain the advanced communication, planning, and networking with LOCOG, the food service caterer and fellow international dieticians. Send advance questions through appropriate COC lead (CMO or Medical Mission Manager ) to LOCOG
• Build a relationship with the chosen Olympic caterer as soon as possible
• Use international links and PINE group to develop network of contacts

Pre-Games Nutritional Preparations
• Working with OTP / NSSMAC and COC, create Games Preparation Checklist related to at-Games nutrition “tips” to be made available to Canadian Team Members
• Evaluate the LOCOG Village menus and make recommendations to CMO regarding changes, if necessary
• Subject to confidentiality issues, using information collected about athletes through Health questionnaire (EPPE), supplement reviews, and other sources, prepare an at-Games plan to service any specialized athlete nutritional needs (mostly as a back-up plan as individual athletes/teams will be expected to bring own specialized products)

COC Supplement / Snack Food Program
• From among the list of available COC sponsored nutritional products, make recommendations on which products to order, including recommendations on quantities. Product procurement, shipping and distribution to be handled by the COC.
• In addition to the COC sponsored nutritional products, produce a list of recommended other products to be purchased and made available for the Canadian team in the village and in satellite locations. Product procurement, shipping and distribution to be handled by the COC.

On-Site COC Nutritional Services
• Produce onsite “resource guides” for the Canadian team (lounges and villages and satellite locations)
• Upon arrival at the Games, conduct a formal evaluation of the two Olympic Village cafeterias.
• Working closely with the COC to ensure systematic coverage and distribution process ahead of time (including daily replenishment) to provide supplement and snack products to all Canadian Team locations

• Prepare a final report for the Games and participate in any debriefing meetings as requested by the COC.

Knowledge requirements include:
• University degree (graduate degree an asset) in nutrition with adequate specialization in high performance Sport.
• Knowledge and understanding of the needs of High Performance Athletes and National Sport Federations.
• COC Games Operations (desirable)

Skill requirements include:
• Detail oriented and thorough planning
• Time management
• Ability to work under pressure
• Ability to multi-task
• Team player

Computer Skills:
• Proficiency in excel, word, and outlook.

Type of Position:

Application Process:
Confidential applications should be sent by mail or e-mail by Monday June 20, 2011 to:

Canadian Olympic Committee
Specialist–Performance Nutritionist position
Suite 1400-85 Albert Street,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1B 5N4
E-mail: nutritionist2012@olympic.ca

No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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