Program Supervisor – Nutrition & Exercise Department


Bastyr University is looking for a Program Supervisor in our School of Nutrition and Exercise Science. 


This person will supervise the administrative office for the department, including personnel management and will have oversight of daily functions; as well as create and manage projects in support of the department, the Chair and the Dean. 

Bastyr University believes that inclusive diversity is essential for achieving academic excellence and creating a profoundly enriching university experience. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders that bring the natural health arts and sciences to people from all backgrounds. Promoting an educational environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their talents while experiencing a sense of community, we expect campus members to engage in respectful communication, behaviors and thoughtful self-reflection, increase their understanding of cultures and empower people who are disenfranchised, marginalized or oppressed. In so doing, the University pledges to prepare our students (and support faculty and staff) to recognize and appropriately respond to health inequities that affect multiple communities. This involves infusing DEI knowledge, skills, and practices in all academic programs, clinical training and patient services. In all, Bastyr University is dedicated to the welfare of our students and patients as well as to promoting equal opportunity and access in education and health care.

 In alignment with Bastyr’s DEI commitment, applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. 


Essential Duties:

  • Manage administrative office for the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science.  Includes oversight of daily functions as well as long and short term projects in support of the department and chair.
  • Design, coordinate, and implement systems to support the department and the university in achieving the goals and objectives of the program.
  • Manage department projects and coordinate support of department, staff and faculty as appropriate (examples: catalog, events planning, and faculty meetings).
  • Coordinate course scheduling for department. Collaborate with all academic programs in completing this task.
  • Administer human resource procedures within the department. Includes creation of faculty contract, payroll coordination for faculty and staff, and oversee hiring Teacher Assistants and all work-study for faculty in the department.
  • Assist department chair in development, monitoring and administration of budget and financial procedures for the department.
  • Act as a liaison between the department of nutrition and exercise science, students and other departments of the university.
  • Supervise employees (Administrative Assistant, Volunteer Coordinator) to assure that administrative support to the department, chair and faculty is performed efficiently.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures including regular attendance.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training required.
  • At least two years of experience in an administrative support position.  Extensive working knowledge of MS Office required. Ability to learn and adapt to changing technology needs to support faculty and administration, such as using CAMS, Canvas, DocuSign, Vimeo, Zoom, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, ADP, AdAstra, EvalKit and PopID.
  • Previous experience budget planning and/or tracking preferred.
  • Experience supervising employees and working in an academic environment strongly preferred. 
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication, prioritization and multi-tasking skills.  Must be self-directed, accountable, detail oriented and able to meet deadlines.
  • Strong English skills including grammar, proofreading, writing and editing are required.


This job description does not list all of the duties associated with this position and the employee may be required to perform additional duties assigned by the employee’s supervisor or otherwise a recognize requirement for this position. Bastyr University reserves the right to revise the job description at any time. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees requiring accommodation to perform the essential functions of this job so long as the university can do so without undue hardship.


Bastyr University does not discriminate against any person in matters of employment, application for employment, student or applicant for admission, or participation in our programs or benefits on the basis of the following protected classes: ancestry, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion (includes religious dress and grooming practices), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), ethnic or national origin (includes language use and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law), age (40 and above), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), marital status, genetic information, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), veteran or military status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please don’t hesitate to contact jobs@bastyr.edu to request or discuss a special accommodation due to a disability.

All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability during the application process should contact Human Resources at (425) 602-3087 (phone), (425) 602-3058 (fax) or jobs@bastyr.edu.

How to Apply:

Please refer to job #21-048 and position title when applying. Please send your cover letter and resume to: jobs@bastyr.edu.