Nutrition & Wellness Specialist - Fitness & Wellness

Job Number
Posting Date
December 18, 2017

About the Position

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Nutrition & Wellness Specialist reporting to the Director, Fitness and Wellness.  

The Specialist will be responsible for planning and conducting nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of wellness and wellbeing in the community.  The individual will help and support different eating habits of the diverse population of at NYUAD and also create, implement and facilitate programs that will increase wellbeing of all individuals.

The incumbent will act as the face and drive the strategy of the newly created NYUAD Wellness Vision. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health’s plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional advising/ counseling
  • Evaluate, interpret, monitor and document the nutritional status and nutritional needs of individuals/ groups using established standards of care and practice guidelines
  • Advise patients on nutritional principles, dietary plans, diet modifications and food selection
  • Assist/advise members of the NYUAD community with any diet-related questions or nutritional concerns, including health and medical dietary needs, lifestyle and religious dietary needs, food allergies or intolerances, weight control diets
  • Teach athletes and fitness enthusiast’s effective ways to improve their health, optimize their performance, managing their weight, use of vitamins, minerals and supplements
  • Plan and coordinate with the recipes, development and standardization of new menus and create training programs in nutrition for NYUAD community
  • Develop curriculum and prepare manuals, visual aids, course outlines, and other materials used in teaching
  • Establish good communication, manage and collaboratively align all wellness activities/ resources to head towards the newly created Wellness Vision
  • Be the face at NYUAD for Wellness and connecting/ centralizing all programs across Campus that are wellness related and contribute towards solutions when it comes to Staff/ Faculty/ Student satisfaction

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, Food Science, Wellness, Management, Business
  • Masters level degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, Food Science, Wellness, Management, Business

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a nutritionist
  • Experience designing and developing a corporate wellness program
  • Good decision making and judgment capabilities
  • The ability to identify and solve complex eating challenges
  • Effective writing and speaking skills
  • Effective time management
  • Able to multi-task in handling difficult situations
  • Able to effectively communicate in a multi-cultural environment
  • Active listening skills
  • Team working skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills

Other Information



NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.