ACEND Student Representative

ACEND® Board Dietetic Student Representative Application

ACEND® is seeking student members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with strong leadership skills to apply to be nominated for the Dietetics Student Representative position on the ACEND® board. This volunteer position is an excellent way to gain leadership experience and skills in accreditation, education, communication, collaboration and more. The dietetics student member is elected by the ACEND® board and serves a two-year term, the first year as student rep-elect and the second year as the the dietetics student voting member.

General Qualifications

  1. Dietetics student is a student enrolled in an ACEND®-accredited program during the first year of the appointed term (2022-2023)
  2. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership preferred. Not a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics? Visit the student membership page.

Second Career students taking DPD courses to obtain a verification statement from a DPD program during the first year of the two year Student Representative term, qualify to apply to this position.

Responsibilities, Workload and Training

The ACEND® Student Representative will:

  • Travel to and participate in two Board meetings a year (6 days annually)
  • Participate in teams to review accreditation reports for all program types in preparation for the Board meeting. (about 20-30 annually)
  • Participate in monthly Board teleconference call meetings (approximately 10 times per year – 1 1/2 hours per call)
  • Receive voting privileges in the term's second term year
  • Attend Program Reviewer workshop as part of accreditation training (one time per appointment)
  • Serve as a member on one of the ACEND® board's Standing Committees
  • Represent ACEND® as an ex-officio member on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Member and Student Advisory Committee in the first year of service.
  • Participate on an accreditation site visit (3 days)

How to Apply:

The deadline to submit an application for the 2022-2023 Board is November 1, 2021.

Selection Process:

The ACEND® Nominating Committee reviews all Student Representative applications, interviews qualified applicants and may contact their references. The applicants are notified of the Board's decision one month after the January ACEND® Board meeting.

Questions: Contact ACENDNominations@eatright.org