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Join the Seabury Team | Nutritionist

POSITION TITLE: Nutritionist

LOCATION: 2900 Newton Street NE, Washington DC., 20018

REPORTS TO: Social Innovation Manager




Seabury Resources for Aging is a private, not-for-profit corporation registered in the District of Columbia, which provides various services to enhance the quality of life for older adults. Seabury’s mission is to provide personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older adults in the greater Washington, DC area live with independence and dignity. Seabury strives to continue to be the trusted community leader in aging services.

Overview of the Role

The Nutritionist is responsible for the management and oversight of assigned nutrition sites; coordination and delivery of nutrition services including intake, nutritional assessment, nutritional counseling, and education; and menu development, analysis, and nutrition intake. In addition, the Nutritionist is also responsible for the coordination and implementation of nutrition outreach and public relations activities with other community agencies and aging programs. The nutritionist may be assigned to manage the Hungry Harvest program and provide oversight to the dietary needs of Home First residents.


This position is part of the social innovation team of SeaburyDC which will create innovative, new, participant-directed activities which particularly address social isolation and food insecurity.


  • Oversees food service activities at community dining sites located in Wards 5, 6 and the Wellness Centers.

  • Supervises the Community Dining Managers and the Nutrition Aide including coordination, delivery and distribution of daily meals; and ensuring sanitary and safety regulations are met.

  • Provides input to the Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL) on meal menus that provide maximum nutritional value and acceptance by program participants; evaluates the Nutrition Program and its goals, to assess the program’s performance in meeting its mandated objectives.

  • Submits weekly meal reservation request forms to DACL.

  • Develops and provides training for Community Dining Managers, Aides, and staff members (paid and volunteer) to enhance understanding of nutrition and the food service system.

  • Develop community partnerships with professionals and para-professionals to provide educational and fun activities around health and nutrition.

  • Provides nutrition education and nutrition counseling to program participants.

  • Oversees registration of all community dining sites participants.

  • Advises the Social Innovation Manager regarding Community Dining Site activities and ongoing nutrition policy

  • Plans and facilitates nutrition counseling, nutrition education and activities for program participants on site and/or in their home.

  • Provides on going one-on-one counseling, advice and guidance for clients who are at-risk of poor nutrition; makes referrals to other service providers as needed

  • Develops comprehensive plans of care to include, but not limited to the provision of nutrition and health information, and education; physical fitness tips, and conducting follow-up on food shopping and proper meal preparation as needed. Monitors client progress through telephone reassurance, socialization calls and home visits

  • Keeps abreast of current trends within the Nutrition industry and utilizes insights to assist with the development of proposals and expansion/creation of new program services.

  • Develops a nutrient analysis of meals and prepare fall,winter, spring and summer meal calendars for Pleasant Hill(CRF).

  • Attends care plan meetings and new applicant interviews for the CRF.

  • Manages Hungry Harvest and the nutrition supplement program.

  • Oversees the Grocery Plus program.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications

  • Must have a B.A degree; a Master’s degree is preferred

  • Must be a registered, licensed nutritionist or dietitian in the District of Columbia, with at least 3 years’ of experience in food service management

  • Must have experience in program management and supervision, preferably involving services for older persons

  • Must demonstrate ability in organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating nutrition activities

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Must understand and be sensitive to the needs of older persons

  • Must have knowledge of problems and concerns affecting the elderly

  • Must possess skills in community organization/outreach activities

  • Must be a licensed driver with access to an automobile five days a week for field visits

  • Current CPR certification required

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Work Environment: Standard office environment

Equipment Used: PC/laptop, computer printer, camera, office copier, telephone, facsimile machine, shredder, and typical office equipment.

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