Become a iOS 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 iOS Development portfolio.

About Mentoring

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

Our iOS Swift Development course starts off by describing the iOS ecosystem, and how it compares to other mobile ecosystems, as well as other fundamental programming concepts such as variables and logic, and object oriented programming. Students will then use that foundation to build and complete several apps throughout the course, including basic apps like a to-do list and a calculator. They will then add advanced features such as sharing an app’s content to social networks and other apps. From there, students will learn how to submit apps to the app store and market them by incorporating analytics.

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.

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 web developers.

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 2+ years professional iOS development 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...

  • Strong knowledge of iOS development, Swift, Xcode, version control, and app marketing
  • Several apps in the app store
  • In-depth understanding of industry best practices
  • A burning desire to help others grow and succeed

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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