Become a Web Development 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 developers 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 have helped educate more than 27,000 people from 80 countries improve their careers and change their lives.

Our global pool of more than 83 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 Web Development portfolio.

About Mentoring

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

Students complete two projects throughout the course: a live portfolio website, and a Production-Ready Web App. 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 code reviews and industry insights.

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 are assigned a group of about 15 students. Once a student submits a task, mentors make sure that it meets all the task requirements set forth by the course curriculum.

Mentors also give feedback and constructive criticism on tasks, and provide students with the guidance they need to improve their work through task reviews and industry insights. When students are clearly lacking in understanding in a certain key area, mentors are there to encourage them and provide supplemental tricks and tips to help them power through any roadblocks they encounter on their path to becoming professional web developers..

Mentors are connected to their students via Slack, where your students will post their questions about course content, and project updates in need of review. You’ll be there to guide them through their problems while simultaneously empowering them to find their own solutions.

Mentors are connected to Slack and available to their students for four hours per day from Monday through Friday. Mentors will most likely be working in a 4 hour period sometime between 1 PM to around 10 PM to meet the study schedules of our students, but when exactly will depend on what works for the mentor.

Mentors will sign a freelance contract, and will be compensated a generous monthly salary.

What we’re looking for:

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

  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and Bootstrap
  • Strong knowledge of Ruby on Rails
  • In depth understanding of industry best practices
  • 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 exercises submitted through the CareerFoundry platform
  • Code reviews and checking for fundamental understanding of concepts
  • Occasional video calls to discuss student projects in depth
  • 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 web development 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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