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Nutri-Hawk Ambassador

Rate of pay: $9.50/hour

Work location: Burge Residence Hall

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, attention to detail, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team.  Although your job in the Office of the Dean of Students may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Nutri-Hawk Ambassadors (NHAs) act as a liaison between students and UH&D, promoting nutrition programs and services. NHAs assist with planning and executing Market Place events, retail promotions, and campus-wide nutrition focused tabling.


  • Act as a nutrition representative and ambassador to all constituents and stakeholders.
  • Meet with other nutrition representatives for event planning and execution.
  • Meet regularly with supervisor for nutrition training and planning.
  • Implement surveys to gauge student satisfaction and nutrition needs and requests.
  • Collaborate with UH&D to develop a social media presence in a positive manner and promote dining programs and services.
  • Help to shape and promote dining wellness, sustainability and community-building initiatives.
  • Participate in new menu item tasting and provide feedback.
  • Research current food and nutrition trends to suggest improvement for dining.
  • Become knowledgeable about dining; understand and communicate dining policies.
  • Make periodic reports about projects and initiatives.
  • Other related duties, as assigned.


  • Enrolled as a student at The University of Iowa. 
  • Ability to be positive and respectful in working with a diverse population.
  • Positive attitude and understanding of what it means to be an ambassador for UH&D.
  • Outgoing and approachable personality.
  • Excellent communication skills; familiarity with social media.
  • Basic understanding of nutrition concepts.
  • Proficient using computers, including Word, Excel, and email.
  • Available to attend dining events and meetings throughout the year.
  • Interest in or passion for nutrition and wellness.

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