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CareerFoundry is hiring a

Freelance UX & UI Mentoring (EU & EU Adjacent timezones)

  • Anywhere
  • freelance

We created CareerFoundry to help others build their careers while maintaining personal freedom and flexibility. Our 100% online, flexible and Mentor/Tutor driven courses are setting the standard for globally accessible technical education. 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 looking for experienced and passionate UX and UI designers in EU adjacent time zones to join our pool of experts and help define the next generation of design talent by educating and empowering students across the globe. Our global team of over 200 Mentors and Tutors in the web development, UX design, and UI design fields has grown to include freelancers, entrepreneurs, consultants, and agency directors who passionately guide, motivate, and empower our students to create new careers in the tech industry. We are constantly searching for more teaching enthusiasts like you to join us.

Your Mission

Mentoring and Tutoring with CareerFoundry is more than teaching. It is inspiring newcomers to the field to build, to problem solve, to think like a designer, and to increase their value as professionals. With their expertise from the field, our Mentors and Tutors provide guidance and encouragement to their students each step of the way, from sketching their first wireframe, to producing finished, functional interfaces that work across different platforms.

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

Tutor role:

With their expertise from the field, Tutors work with Mentors to provide guidance and encouragement to their students each step of the way. To do this, Tutors provide feedback and constructive criticism on submissions, help students understand the lessons, and ask and answer questions about the materials to deepen their understanding of the core concepts. You’ll be:

  • Regularly reviewing student projects submitted through the CareerFoundry platform
  • Portfolio reviews and checking for fundamental understanding of concepts
  • Working alongside a Mentor (who has 5+ years of experience)
  • Suggesting supplemental learning materials and personal insights in areas where students are struggling
  • Responding to students within 12 -24 hours
Mentor role:

Most students will be beginners and are looking not only for help and experience to master the necessary skills, but also inspiration and motivation to keep them focused along the way. Mentors review students work on a regular basis with a view to how it would fit into an industry-ready portfolio. Additionally, they book one-on-one video calls to help prepare students for their entry into this new industry. They’re going to want to know how you got your start, how you network, how you decide which companies and roles to go for, and much more! Your role would involve:

  • Reviewing student projects submitted through the CareerFoundry platform
  • Portfolio reviews and checking for fundamental understanding of concepts
  • Working alongside a Tutor
  • Suggesting supplemental learning materials and personal insights in areas where students are struggling
  • Responding to students within 48 hours

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

To succeed as a Mentor or Tutor, you need to have a real drive to pass on your secrets for success to the next generation of design talent.

Tutor role:
  • Bachelors in Design, Psychology, Online Marketing or related field
  • 2+ years of professional UI or UX design experience
  • A great portfolio to support your experience
  • Basic UX design knowledge and abilities are appreciated
  • In depth knowledge of industry best practices
  • A friendly personality and a strong desire to help others
  • Experience in education is an added advantage
Mentor role:
  • Minimum Masters in Design, Psychology, Online Marketing or related field
  • You have 5+ years’ experience in UI or UX design, with a demonstrable track record showcasing your work for a variety of clients and companies.
  • A first class portfolio with rock solid, relevant references to back it up.
  • Ideally, you will already have gained experience in teaching or you have the right attitude and skills for it: you have time and patience for beginners and a strong desire to guide people along their career path in this field, with knowledge of the latest design tools, a broad network of experts in the field and an in-depth understanding of industry practices.
  • Experience in education is an added advantage

What’s in it for you:

  • Flexible and mobile– work from anywhere with an internet connection
  • Educational – deepen your own knowledge of UI and UX design by teaching it to others, plus work alongside a Mentor or Tutor who will also assist with your own professional development
  • 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

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.

Tutors:
  • CV
  • Certificate of graduation for Bachelor degree (in a related discipline) and any additional professional certificates
  • Minimum 2 job references
  • 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) and any additional professional certificates
  • Minimum 2 job references
  • All necessary evidence of training or further education listed in the CV
  • Portfolio