1. Available positions
  2. Coach Qualifications
  3. Application Deadline
  4. How to Apply

Update June 14/24: All positions have been filled for 2024-25.  Thank you to everyone who applied – we appreciate your interest in our program and will maintain your application for six months should we have an unexpected opening.

The Centre for Initiatives in Education (CIE) hires qualified upper year and graduate students to coach students in the Enriched Support Program (ESP).

Academic Coaches do outreach in ESP first-year seminars and workshops and book appointments with students one-on-one to coach them academically both online and in-person.

For more information on our Academic Coaching Program, please click here.

Interested in working as an Academic Coach?  Please read through the information below and contact us if you have any further questions!

Available positions

Recruitment for the 2024-25 academic year is underway!

All Academic Coach positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Position Name Description Hiring Status (14/06/24)
Business Coach for Economics and Business To support ESP students taking first-year Business and Economics courses. Position filled
Chemistry/Math Coach To support ESP students taking first-year Chemistry and Math courses. Position filled
Neuroscience/Writing Coach To support students in ESP (and other CIE programs as required) taking Arts and Social Science and/or Science courses. Position filled
Writing Coach for Arts and Social Sciences To support students in ESP (and other CIE programs as required) taking Arts and Social Sciences courses Positions filled

Coach Qualifications

For information on qualifications and the job description please click here.

  • Please note that coaches must be able to work in-person from August 28, 2024 to April 30, 2025.
  • Coaches must be current students (enrolled in classes in Fall 2024 and Winter 2025) in either an undergraduate or graduate program.

The ESP Academic Coaching Program is a proud partner with Carleton University’s ACT to Employ.  We encourage students with disabilities to apply to this position.  For more information on ACT to Employ, students can contact Jenna Lambert.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for 2024-2025 has been extended to Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please submit your application as soon as possible.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for a position as an Academic Coach, please complete the following steps.  Contact us if you require accommodations; alternative formats are available if required.

  1. Read over our job description
  2. Prepare your resume (one to two pages)
  3. Create your cover letter (one to two pages), making sure to include the follow information:
    • What experiences have you had helping others learn (both academically and non-academically). Be specific.
    • What personal qualities and skills do you have that would make you a strong academic coach?
    • How would this position potentially support your future academic and career goals?
  4. Collect contact information for one academic reference and one employment reference
  5. Select a recently marked academic paper that you believe represents your academic strengths with the graders’ comments and the grade.  Papers should have a library research component and include in-text citations and a references/bibliography page.
    • NOTE: If you are applying for a position as a Computer Science/Math Coach or Chemistry/Math Coach, this is not required
  6. Download your unofficial transcript or academic record from Carleton Central.  Please note that CGPA and course grades will be verified by CIE staff
  7. Complete our online application form by the deadline on our website.

Questions? Please contact Academic.Coaching@carleton.ca.