Class manager

The class manager facilitates each course by communicating with team to ensure that each class runs smoothly so that participants receive the highest quality learning experience.


  • Arrive 60 minutes before class begins.
  • Prepare materials and space for class including food, take-home groceries, cooking equipment and arrangement of space.
  • Facilitate course management including introductions, welcome and background regarding Cooking Matters and time management.
  • Administer documents including participant evaluations, liability waivers and attendance.
  • Manage volunteers including Culinary Instructor, Nutrition Educator and Class Assistants.
  • Assist chef and nutrition educator with activities, visual aids and cooking, including assistance supervising participants in the kitchen to ensure safety.
  • Clean up and break down the classroom before leaving.
  • Communicate necessary information to Cooking Matters staff as needed and act as liaison between host agency and Cooking Matters staff.

Skills/Experience Preferred

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to facilitate small to medium sized group discussion (average class is 12-15 participants).
  • Interest and comfort in working with low-income individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work well with a team.
  • Ability to travel to class location.
  • Willingness to be trained on Cooking Matters® curricula, to work as a team with University of Minnesota Extension staff and volunteers, and to adhere to program policies and team decisions.

Time Commitment

  • At least one hour for training and orientation with Cooking Matters®.
  • Approximately three hours per week for lesson preparation, travel time, class time, set-up and clean-up.
  • Must commit to all six weeks of the course.
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