Become a UI Design Mentor

About CareerFoundry

We created CareerFoundry to help others build their careers while maintaining personal freedom and flexibility. Our mentor-driven learning platform is setting the standard for globally accessible online education. Through our online programs, expert mentors bring complete beginners up to employable standards in technology.

We are looking for experienced and passionate UI Designers all over the world to join our mentor community, and help define the next generation of tech talent by educating and empowering students across the globe.

CareerFoundry is the number one community for career development in tech. Since 2014, we’ve helped more than 4,500 people from 82 countries improve their careers and change their lives.

Our global pool of more than 120 mentors is made up of freelancers, entrepreneurs, consultants, and agency directors. Together with our accessible, online courses, we passionately guide, motivate, and empower our students to develop their careers in the tech industry.

Mentoring is more than teaching. It is inspiring newcomers to create, to develop, to increase their professional value. With years of professional, in-field experience, mentors provide guidance and encouragement to their students each step of the way, from writing their first line of code, to polishing their first professional UI Design portfolio.

About Mentoring

CareerFoundry is an online, mentored training platform in UI Design for people who have accepted the challenge of becoming a UI Designer. Our aim is to take complete beginners to the level of a junior UI Designer in 6 months.

Students complete a series of projects throughout the course which will amount to their very first UI Design portfolio. Students will learn the entire UI Design process by designing a video conferencing app for mobile and completing a design brief.

CareerFoundry Mentors are connected to their students via the CareerFoundry platform. As a mentor, you'll provide feedback and constructive criticism on your students' tasks and share with students the guidance they need to improve their work through design reviews and industry insights.

When students are lacking in understanding in a certain key area, you’re there to encourage them and provide supplemental tips and tricks to help them power through any roadblocks they encounter on their path to becoming professional UI Designers.

Mentoring is part-time and very flexible. You decide how many students you can mentor and when you are available to take calls with them, so you can fit your mentoring into your schedule, rather than fit your schedule around mentoring. On average, a mentor will spend between 1 to 1.5 hours working with each student per week.

To help guide CareerFoundry students, mentors have at their disposal the entire CF course curriculum, course content, task requirements, and lesson specific guiding questions for delving deeper into the students’ understanding of core concepts. We also provide a Mentor Manual which details every step of the mentoring process and contains an in depth appendix full of mentoring tools, tips, and best practices to facilitate the mentoring experience.

We’re always here to support our mentors by connecting them to the entire CF staff and mentoring community via Slack, where they can always reach out with questions, comments, thoughts, and feedback on how we can make mentoring even more fulfilling and rewarding for mentors and students.

Mentors should have 5+ years UI Design experience as well as an outgoing personality and a passion for helping others. Any previous teaching or mentoring experience is a definite plus.

What we’re looking for:

Mentors at CareerFoundry should have friendly, outgoing personalities, and…

  • 5+ years of professional UI Design experience
  • A deep understanding of Sketch and a working knowledge of Photoshop
  • In-depth knowledge of design principles and heuristics
  • In depth knowledge of industry best practices
  • Clear understanding of the difference between UI/UX and have basic UX Design skills
  • A strong desire to help others

What you’ll be doing:

During your time at CareerFoundry you will equip students with the tools they need to become career ready through…

  • Regularly reviewing student projects submitted through the CareerFoundry platform
  • Task reviews and checking for fundamental understanding of concepts
  • Occasional video calls to discuss industry and career related questions
  • Suggesting supplemental learning materials and personal insights in areas where students are struggling

What’s in it for you:

Apart from the sheer joy of working remotely and independently, mentoring is…

  • Flexible and Mobile– work from anywhere with an internet connection
  • Educational– deepen your own knowledge of UX Design by teaching it to others
  • Fulfilling– directly impact students’ personal growth, and help them succeed in their goals
  • Résumé Gold– mentoring and teaching experience is highly sought after by employers everywhere

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