Performance Dietician - #1701815

LMR Technical Group

Date: 1 week ago
City: Glendale, AZ
Contract type: Full time
LMR Technical Group (LMR) is seeking a Performance Dietician to join our team.

Location: Luke AFB, AZ


The Comprehensive Readiness for Aircrew Flying Training (CRAFT) initiative, launched in 2020 by the Air Education and Training Command (AETC), enhances pilot training through a holistic approach aimed at strengthening the physical and mental capabilities of Air Force pilots. Designed to tackle the demands of flying high-performance aircraft and modern aerial warfare, CRAFT integrates three core pillars into its curriculum: educational foundation, performance enhancement, and early injury prevention. This structured program extends across undergraduate and graduate training, enriching learning outcomes, promoting teamwork, and building resilience with value-added training touchpoints.

Aligned with the 19th Air Force Pilot Training Transformation, CRAFT utilizes the latest in instructional technology and teaching methods to prepare pilots for both current and future combat challenges. It also ensures a smooth transition to operational units, optimizing human performance continuity with state-of-the-art technology and effective data management, thereby advancing the Air Force’s human weapon system.

Scope Of Work

The Performance Dietitian at LMR Technical Group is pivotal within the Human Performance Optimization (HPO) initiative. This role is tasked with enhancing pilot performance by implementing comprehensive nutritional programs that support both physical and cognitive functions. The Performance Dietitian is responsible for nutritional counseling, developing dietary protocols, educational outreach, and producing nutritional policy and guidelines. Activities include one-on-one performance consultations, group briefings, teaching meal preparation concepts, and developing nutrition improvement plans for student pilots, instructor pilots, and other warfighters.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide individual and group counseling sessions to address specific nutritional needs and goals of fighter pilots and their families, ensuring nutritional planning and documentation guided by evidence-based peer-reviewed literature.
  • Design and implement performance nutrition programs for fighter pilots in various settings, including garrison and deployed scenarios.
  • Serve as the primary nutrition expert, advocating for aircrew personnel within a comprehensive fitness program.
  • Develop and provide performance nutrition content and materials for educational syllabi.
  • Coordinate and communicate nutrition programs with local leadership and target audiences, ensuring data quality management and adherence to DoD reporting requirements.
  • Conduct workshops and sessions on meal preparation and cooking, focusing on practical, nutritious solutions for high-performance lifestyles.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of HP professionals for the implementation of new protocols and guidelines.
  • Participate in peer reviews and maintain detailed records of nutritional plans and progress.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in nutrition science or a closely related field from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
  • At least three years of experience as a performance dietitian, preferably within NCAA, Olympic, or professional sports environments.
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) required or must be obtained within six months of employment.
  • Current certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.
  • Pass required background check: National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) is highly desirable.
  • 10+ years of full-time experience as a Dietitian with tactical, professional, or collegiate athletics.
  • Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics by Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Additional Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey nutritional information and motivate behavioral change.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other HPO professionals, including strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, and psychologists, to provide a holistic approach to performance optimization.
  • Continuously seek and implement innovative nutritional strategies and technologies to enhance pilot performance and well-being.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Working Conditions

  • The Performance Dietitian will primarily work in the HPO facility and may be required to travel to other squadron/unit locations to provide services.
  • The role includes significant interaction with highly motivated military personnel and their families, demanding a high level of confidentiality, professionalism, and adaptability to the unique military environment.

Benefits Include

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life, AD&D, and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement Program

About LMR

LMR is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business that supports technology development and provides comprehensive joint warfighter training by leveraging the skills, experience, and knowledge of its personnel.  Our team consists of personnel with diverse backgrounds.

LMR is an equal opportunity organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

LMR will not discriminate against persons because of their disability, including disabled veterans, and will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying and require special assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact our Human Resources department at [email protected].

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