Freelance UX and UI Mentor/Tutor for AfA Students (f/m/d) (Remote)

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Freelance UX and UI Mentor/Tutor for AfA Students (f/m/d) (Remote)

Job description


We created CareerFoundry to help others build their careers while maintaining personal freedom and flexibility. Our 100% online, flexible, mentor/tutor driven courses are setting the standard for globally accessible technical education. Through our online programs, expert tutors and mentors bring students from complete beginners to junior UX/UI designers in 6 months.


As part of our mission to make career change accessible to everyone. We have partnered with the German unemployment agency (Agentur für Arbeit, AFA) to provide our courses to people who are struggling to find employment.


We are searching for experienced and passionate senior UX and UI designers in EU adjacent time zones to join our pool of experts. Help define the next generation of design talent by educating and empowering students across the globe while working remotely and around your own schedule!


Your Mission:

Mentoring with CareerFoundry is more than teaching. It’s inspiring newcomers to the field to build, to problem solve, to think like a designer, and to increase their value as professionals.


**Based on your application and experience, we will make a decision on whether the Tutor or Mentor role is the perfect fit for you.


Mentor role:

Students need more than help and experience to master the necessary skills, they need inspiration and motivation to keep them focused along the way. You're their point of entry into a new industry, so they’ll want to hear about challenges you have overcome and what the role is really like on a day-to-day basis.

Tasks:

  • Reviewing your students’ work through the CareerFoundry platform on a regular basis with a view on how it would fit into an industry-ready portfolio.
  • Be available for 1-to-1 video calls to help prepare your students entry into their new industry.
  • Suggesting supplemental learning materials and personal insights in areas where students are struggling.
  • Teaming up with a tutor to answer more advanced queries or for a higher level of troubleshooting.
  • Responding to students within < 48 hours.

Tutor role:

Tutors give vital feedback on assignments through written reviews guided by our course curriculum and rubrics. When students are struggling with understanding a key area, tutors are there to support and encourage them, sharing resources and providing insights into the industry.

Tasks:

  • Regularly reviewing student exercises submitted through the CareerFoundry platform.
  • Submission reviews and checking for fundamental understanding of concepts.
  • Suggesting supplemental learning materials and personal insights in areas where students are struggling.
  • Working with a Mentor who will advise the student specifically on career-related topics and support you as a Tutor.
  • Responding to students within < 24 hours.

    **We are prioritising recruitment for mentors based in the UK/ Europe, Middle East, and Africa .**



Job requirements


Please note: Candidates who send us all the necessary documentation will be prioritised for interview.


Requirements

To succeed, you must enjoy sharing your knowledge and be willing to work with students from beginner level onwards.

Mentor role:

  • A Master’s degree in a related field (i.e. Digital Communication, Design, Psychology, Online Marketing or related field)
  • Experience in the field as a Senior UX/UI Designer, UX/UI Lead Designer, Product Design Lead, and a demonstrable track record showcasing your work for a variety of clients and companies.
  • A portfolio demonstrating your skill and examples of professional projects. Professional references may be required.
  • Previous experience in mentorship or tutoring is preferred. You must demonstrate an understanding of how to support beginners, have time and patience and a strong desire to guide people along their career path in this field.
  • Knowledge of the latest development tools and trends, a broad network of experts in the field and an in-depth understanding of industry practices.
  • Fluent in English.

Tutor role:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e. Digital Communication, Design, Psychology, Online Marketing or related field).
  • Experience (2 years minimum) working as a UX/UI Designer.
  • A great portfolio showcasing examples of your work.
  • In depth knowledge of industry best practices.
  • A strong desire to help others.
  • Fluent in English.

**You must be able to provide documentation for University certificates/transcripts, 2 x professional references.


AfA requirements:

As an educational institution associated with the German government, we are obligated to prove to the relevant authorities that our educational staff are qualified to teach our courses

All applicants must submit the following documents BEFORE invitations for interviews will be sent.

Everything listed on your CV needs to be supported with the relevant official paperwork. All documents must be in PDF format and not linked.

Tutor:

  • CV
  • Certificate of graduation for Bachelor degree (in a related discipline)
  • Any additional professional certificates
  • 2 professional references (from previous employers)
  • All necessary evidence of training or further education listed in the CV
  • Portfolio

Mentor:

  • CV
  • Certificate of graduation for Bachelor and Masters degree (in a relevant discipline)
  • Any additional professional certificates
  • 2 professional references (from previous employers)
  • All necessary evidence of training or further education listed in the CV
  • Portfolio


What’s in it for you:

  • 100% Remote and flexible - work from anywhere with an internet connection, and around your schedule.
  • A freelance contract with competitive rate.
  • Shape the industry by developing the next generation of designers.
  • Resume gold – mentoring experience is highly sought after by employers.

CareerFoundry is dedicated to creating an equal opportunity workforce. We value diversity and inclusion and are committed to ensuring the equal rights of our employees, students, partners and wider CareerFoundry community. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, religion, genetics, disability.


For enquiries please contact Safiyah Touati at safiyah@careerfoundry.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

Last updated 15 Sept. 2020