Campus Wellness Dietician

Requisition # 2020-11421
Date Posted 2 months ago(1/27/2020 9:26 AM)
Campus Dining
Food Services and Dining
Full-Time / Part-Time


In collaboration with the Culinary Council, the Campus Wellness Dietician provides expertise, coordination, and oversight for all health and wellness strategies, including advising on menu development, counseling students, developing events, and creating messaging for a diverse campus community.  The position also has responsibility for the oversight of menus for guests with special needs. 


Campus Dining, a division of University Services, is a dynamic and progressive culinary organization responsible for the food program management in residential dining halls, retail venues, and catering across campus.  The residential dining program consists of six colleges, the graduate school, and a kosher facility.  Catering offers the campus community a broad range of services including high profile receptions, full-service dinners, catering delivery service, and a newly developed Food Truck, which currently offers two separate menus.  The retail dining program consists of seven cafes, a food gallery located in the Frist Campus Center, a convenience store, Prospect House—the University’s faculty and staff club, Palmer House—a nine-bedroom guest house, and athletic concessions. 


Nutrition and sustainability are important initiatives of Campus Dining.  Menus provide options for a healthy diet and promote well-balanced meals.  Campus Dining also operates an Allergy Awareness Program to assist guests with special dietary needs.  In addition, through Campus Dining’s Sustainability Initiative, thoughtful consideration is given to the broader context of social and environmental issues surrounding food production, distribution, and preparation. 


The Campus Dining food program is culinary-driven based on culinary principles of healthy and sustainable menus.  The food program focuses on scientific research, innovative menu concepts, and food and ingredients.  Menus are globally inspired and plant-centric which celebrate cultural diversity and discovery.  Campus Dining’s Culinary Council and a team of Food and Beverage professionals develop unique memorable experiences for our students, faculty, and staff.  Campus Dining’s vision for the future engages our campus community in activity-based learning. 


Our guiding principles are: 

  • Team and People: to inspire our team of hospitality professionals. 
  • Service Excellence: to deliver excellence in food and beverage service and food and beverage production. 
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness: to continually develop innovative solutions that are fiscally responsible while being sustainable for our community, health, well-being, and the environment. 

A full job description will be furnished prior to interview. 


  • Reviews and advises on menus to ensure they represent nutritional goals in accordance with the Campus Vision for the Future of Dining, as well as established policies and procedures. 
  • Advises the Culinary Council as a subject matter expert on dietary health, wellness, and nutrition.  
  • Serves as the primary contact for students with special dietary needs due to allergies, medical conditions, or cultural or religious preferences or requirements.  Bridges introduction and understanding with unit culinary teams and the director of residential dining to develop appropriate interventions.  Continues follow-up with students. 
  • Oversees the campus food labeling program and conducts regular audits to ensure all products are labeled correctly and meet all local and federal regulations.  
  • Stays current on health and wellness trends in higher education and associated populations.  Regularly report on trends to the Culinary Council and departmental leadership.  
  • Defines and maintains metrics for dietary health, wellness, and nutrition programs. 
  • Provides allergy- and health-related training to all managers, chefs, and front-line associates. 
  • Presents on the topics of health and wellness to community partners including students, faculty, staff, and local organizations. 
  • Serves as the liaison between Campus Dining and University health and wellness teams, including University Health Services, Human Resources, Peer Health Advisors, Athletics, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, Campus Life, and the Office of Disability Services, among others. 
  • Designs and executes events that reflect Campus Dining initiatives and health and wellness as a complement to sustainability efforts.  Also designs and executes campaigns related to international and national programs such as National Nutrition Month.  
  • Oversees all web-related nutritional information and develops content that reflects departmental health and wellness goals for social media, external media, and internal channels.  
  • Takes on special projects, as needed, to promote thought leadership of health, wellness, and nutrition among the Princeton community. 


Position Requirements:

  • Five to seven years in the nutrition field, which can include food service experience in menu development, community engagement, and health and wellness education.  
  • Understand nutritional guidelines for diverse constituencies. 
  • Bachelor's degree. 
  • Registered dietician. 
  • Strong knowledge of local, state, and federal nutrition guidelines. 
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft platforms including the ability to learn new applications. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage resources effectively. 
  • Reliability and willingness to take initiative. 
  • Must have a strong customer service orientation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high level of accuracy and manage multiple priorities. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with a diverse population. 
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to meet firm deadlines. 
  • Valid driver’s license. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, AM, PM, weekends, and/or holidays. 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience conducting human subject research, survey research, or diet studies. 
  • Experience presenting community nutrition program material. 
  • Experience managing staff in a union environment. 
  • Experience and/or familiarity with campus dining, including residential, catering, and retail services. 
  • Experience with marketing and/or communicating relevant dietary and/or nutritional information to a diverse audience. 
  • Working knowledge of New Jersey State Health Department rules and regulations or ServSafe. 



Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 050

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required



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