Design Course Mentor

Thinkful Inc. — Company based in New York, NY

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About this job Job type: Contract Experience level: Mid-Level, Senior, Lead Role: Frontend Developer Industry: Online Education, Web Development Company size: 51-200 people Company type: VC Funded Technologies Job description Who We Are At Thinkful, we believe that if schools put in even half the amount of effort that students do the outcomes would be better for everyone. People would have a path to a fulfilling future, instead of being buried under debt. Employers would benefit from a workforce trained for today. And education could finally offer students a return on their investment of both money and time.  We put in outlandish amounts of effort to create an education that offers our students a guaranteed return on their investment. we partner with employers to create a world-class curriculum built for today. We go to ends of the earth to find mentors who are the best of the best. We invest more in career services than any of our peers. We work hard to be on the ground in the cities our students are. Simply put, no other school works as hard for its students as we do.  Students enroll in Thinkful courses to gain the valuable technical and professional skills needed to take them from curious learners to employed technologists. As a Design Course Mentor, you will support students by acting as an advisor, counselor, and support system as they complete the course and land their first industry job. To achieve this, you will engage with students using the below range of approaches, known as Engagement Formats. Design Course Mentors are expected to provide support across all formats when needed.  Mentor Sessions: Meet with students 1-on-1 in online video sessions to provide technical and professional support as the student progresses through the curriculum. Group Sessions: Host online video sessions on topics of your expertise (in alignment with curriculum offerings) for groups of student seeking live support between mentor sessions.  Grading: Reviewing student checkpoints submissions and delivering written feedback, including analysis of projects and portfolios.  Technical Coaching: Provide in-demand support to technical questions and guidance requests that come to the Technical Coaching team through text and video in a timely manner. This team also provides the TA support for immersive programs.  Assessments & Mock Interviews: Conduct 1-on-1 mock interviews and assessments via video calls and provide written feedback to students based on assessment rubrics.  In addition to working directly with students, Design Course Mentors are expected to maintain an environment of feedback with the Educator Experience team, and to stay on top of important updates via meetings, email, and Slack. Ideal candidates for this team are highly coachable, display genuine student advocacy, and are comfortable working in a complex, rapidly changing environment. Requirements 3+ years relevant professional work experience Proficiency in Visual Design, UX Design, HTML, & CSS Experience using Figma, Adobe CC, Sketch, Balsamiq, and/or Invision  Demonstrates genuine student advocacy and empathy for beginners Exceptional written and verbal communication skills Must be coachable and adaptable to a fast-paced work environment Must have a reliable, high-speed Internet connection and webcam Teaching, mentoring and/or coaching experience a plus  Benefits This is a part-time role (10-25 hours a week) Fully remote position, with a flexible schedule   Access to all of Thinkful Courses for your continued learning Community of 500+ like-minded professionals looking to impact others and keep their skills sharp Grow and develop as an educator with your managing Squad Lead and Squad
Life at Thinkful Inc. About Thinkful Inc. Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education. Thinkful offers programs in web development and data science, with in-person communities in up-and-coming tech hubs around the U.S. To join the Thinkful network visit thinkful.com. Benefits Join team of 500+ developers mentoring the developers of the future Access to top-rated curriculum Paid position Flexible Schedule and Hours Remote Capability
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