Nutrition Specialist Assistant

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, managing finances, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life 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

Provide clerical support to the Nutrition Specialist in University Dining. 


  • Data entry and review of data entered into the Food Service database system.
  • Measure weight of various products and complete data entry into Food Service database system.
  • Requires proficient computer skills and the ability to use a calculator.
  • Performs related clerical duties as assigned by Nutrition Specialist.
  • Follow proper food safety procedures.
  • Contact food service vendors to determine if food items are made locally and/ or contain local ingredients.
  • Performs routine sorting, alphabetizing and filing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Enrolled as a student at The University of Iowa (during academic year).
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and be positive and respectful in working with a diverse population.
  • Reasonable experience in using computers, including Word, Excel and email.
  • Reasonable experience in handling multiple assignments, conflicting demands or priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of University Dining procedures and policies is desirable.
  • Must be able to work during summer break.

Work hours

  • This position is limited to up to 20 hours per week (320 hours per semester). May work up to 40 hours per week during break periods (spring, summer, fall and winter) as assigned.
  • Availability during business hours Monday – Friday is preferred. Hours vary by department.
  • Availability during break periods.
  • Occasional weekend hours.

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