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Culinary Nutrition Expert Program Coach Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Culinary Nutrition Expert Program Coach for the 2022 term.

As a successful graduate of the program, we know you are familiar with how we run things around here. We also trust that you had a positive experience with your coach, and thus are aware of the commitment our coaches make to the students, and as ambassadors of our school. Given that coaches are typically the first point of contact for their students throughout the program, a coach’s preparedness, confidence with the material and response times are all key assets.

Before we move on to the application process, we kindly ask that you review the position requirements and expectations.

Culinary Nutrition Expert Program Coach

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Review and give feedback on your students written assignments. Feedback is expected to be constructive, helpful and clear.
  • Review and provide feedback on your students’ cooking assignments.
  • Review assignments weekly to ensure you have a clear understanding of what is expected of the students and relay any questions you may have to the Head Program Coach.
  • Watch the assignment videos by the Head Program Coach to help you provide clear direction to students and answer any questions regarding assignments.
  • Manage your ACN email account to ensure all student queries are responded to in a timely manner (within 1 business day).
  • Facilitate a welcome Zoom call with your students at the beginning of the semester.
  • Actively participate in the CNE Facebook Group.
  • Be present if/when possible during weekly live streams and/or review content as soon as possible following the live class.


  • Available week of August 15th, 2022 for the Program Coach Training (approximately 1 hr each day with a few tasks to get you trained – this will be all online and timing can be flexible to your time zone).
  • Available from September 15th through to December 16th, 2022, with the capability of having final assignments marked and final grades submitted no later than January 13th, 2023.
  • Able to allocate approximately 10-15 hrs per week (depending on number of students).
  • Politeness and professionalism in all communications with fellow staff and students.
  • A thorough understanding of the content.
  • Participate as an active educator in the CNE Facebook group, responding to student queries, posting useful links and supporting students however required.
  • Careful review of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program course video content, course notes and assignments.
  • Desire to help your students succeed.
  • Ability to dissolve and calm stressful situations with grace.
  • Appropriate candor when dealing with any ‘challenging’ students.
  • Efficient and timely response to Culinary Nutrition Expert student questions.
  • Comfort with computers and technology and able to work through basic tech issues, or at the very least, open to learning what these basic tech issues are and understanding how to troubleshoot (much of this is covered in the Program Coach Training Program).

This is a paid position, at the rate of $200 CAD/per student.

Please note that we ask that every person who applies is open to taking on 15-20 students.

Application Requirements

Please submit the following by email to on or before May 6th, 2022.

  • Cover letter – submitted as PDF
  • CV – submitted as PDF
  • Answers to the following questions – submitted as PDF:
  1. Who was your coach while you were in the program?
  2. What time zone are you in?
  3. What language(s) are you fluent in?
  4. Why are you interested in becoming a Culinary Nutrition Expert Program Coach?
  5. What qualities do you have that would make you awesome for this role?
  6. What do you anticipate the challenges of a role like this might be for you?
  7. How would you describe your level of comfort and skill with computers/technology?
  8. As a former Culinary Nutrition Expert student, you’re aware that the program can be quite stressful for some students. If one of your students sent you the following email, how would you respond?
    I am having a really hard time in this program. I feel like I am always ten steps behind everyone else and have no idea how I am going to get the work done. I think I made a big mistake taking this program. Who can I speak to about my options?

Thank you for your interest! We’ll be in touch to request an interview if we decide to move forward with your application.