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 UX 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 UX Design portfolio.
See an example of a UX Design Student project here.
CareerFoundry is an online, mentored training platform in UX Design for people who have accepted the challenge of becoming a UX Designer. Our aim is to take complete beginners to the level of a junior UX Designer in 6 months.
Students complete a series of projects throughout the course which will amount to their very first UX Design portfolio piece. Students will learn the entire UX Design process through the creation of a fictitious task management app called “Taskly.”
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 provide students with 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 UX 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 UX Design experience, as well as an outgoing personality and a passion for helping others. Any previous teaching or mentoring experience is a definite plus.
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