Assistant Dietetic Program Director (part-time)

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 28, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Company Description:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

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Job Description:

The Framingham State University Department of Food and Nutrition seeks applications for an Assistant Dietetic Program Director. The position provides support to the two dietetics programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND): the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) and the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).

This position provides support to the CPD Director and DPD director in the following ways, as requested by the CPD Director and DPD Director:

  • Oversee assessment mandated by ACEND for the CPD and DPD, including:
    • Update KRDN and CRDN data, work with faculty to monitor student scores, and aggregate annual data.
    • Follow up with alumni for post-graduation data required for ACEND accreditation
    • Maintain records for ACEND for both CPD and DPD as well as past and present student records and affiliated schools, hospitals, and other internship programs.
    • Distribute questionnaires to DPD graduates for data needed in ACEND annual report.
    • Work with CPD and DPD Directors to prepare ACEND updates every 7 years for the credentialing body and annually for the department assessment.
  • Assist CPD Director with managing practicum experiences and sites in the CPD.
    • Monitor, revise, and update contracts with collaborating partner sites. Ensure that signed contracts are returned to sites with any required supporting documentation. Maintain database of contracts.
    • Manage and maintain facility choice process for placement for CPD Director to review in making placement decisions.Create a Course Flow spreadsheet for every incoming CPD student.
    • Develop placement schedules for student practicum rotations
    • Oversee online assessments of practicum experiences within Blackboard Outcomes and completion of online CPD evaluation forms. Communicate with site preceptors to access to and training for the evaluation tools.
    • Review Verified Credential submissions for physical exam and immunization requirements. Contact students regarding missing items, track submission of student documents, and follow up with students to insure prompt credentialing.
    • Maintain database of sites requiring fingerprinting and ID numbers.
  • Coordinate application forms for the CPD and DPD, including:
    • Developing and updating a spreadsheet to accurately summarize student data (January-Aug 31).
    • Collect applications, resumes, cover letters, and current and past college transcripts.
    • Assess recommendation letters and interpret transcripts.
    • Aggregate recorded application documents with spreadsheet including formulas with all pertinent information for the Program Directors for yearly admissions decision for CPD and DPD.




Works under the direction of the directors of the Coordinated and Didactic Programs in Dietetics. Reports to the chair of the Department of Food and Nutrition.


May work remotely during COVID-19.



  • Have a current Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN)credential with the Commission on Dietetic Registration;
  • Hold a master's degree in a field related to nutrition and dietetics;
  • Have a minimum of 5 years' professional experience as an RD/RDN

Additional Information:

This is a part-time non-benefited, contract position, not to exceed 18 hours per week. The scheduled hours are 12 hours per week, with some flexibility as determined by the supervisor. The pay rate is $48 per hour.

For full consideration, application materials should be received by September 7, 2020.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement*,
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

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