About UX+ University
At UX+ University, we empower anyone, regardless of background, to become User Experience professionals in 16 weeks at no upfront cost.
In the 16-week program, we not only teach our students the tools, methodologies, and principles of UX Design but also equip them with the knowledge and skills required to start a fulfilling UX Design career. To achieve this, we conduct live online classes and spearhead hands-on projects, one-on-one mentorship sessions, design reviews, guest lectures, and networking opportunities.
As a mentor, you'll guide students in their UX journey during (and ideally, after) the program. You'll be available to address questions about the lectures, provide direction and feedback in their assignments or careers, and support their transition to UX Design. You'll also update the Director of Education and the Chief of Staff on the students' progress throughout the 16 week program.
Who You Are
- Skilled communicator — You express yourself well both in speaking and in writing. You're also a great listener — you pay close attention to the speaker and respond appropriately.
- Radically candid coach — You create a psychologically safe environment where students share their goals and struggles without judgment. You provide honest feedback, feedback that empowers students to improve themselves or their work.
- Self-driven work ethic — You need to be a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion.
- Knowledgeable UX practitioner — You're a UX practitioner who possesses profound knowledge on UX Design. You're familiar with Design Thinking, UX Research methods, UX and UI Design principles, Agile methodologies, Design Sprints, among many other related topics. More importantly, you can communicate these concepts to students in an understandable, digestible manner.
What You'll Do
- Mentor junior designers — You'll meet students every week (1 hour per mentee) and mentor them on matters related to the lectures or UX careers. Together with students, you'll establish their personal or professional goals, identify areas for improvement, suggest key action points, and keep them accountable in pursuit of their goals. You'll also actively listen their concerns and provide them with honest and constructive feedback.
- ...and anything else that elevates the student experience — We're always on the lookout for ways to enhance the student experience at UX+ University, whether that's through classroom activities, events, or anything in between. If there's any idea you have in mind, let us know — we're open to suggestions.
Why You Might Be Excited About Us
- We're on a mission to empower anyone to solve important problems through good design, by teaching them UX principles.
- You’ll be able to work remotely and (mostly) set your own schedule.
- You'll have lots of flexibility in your role.
What You'll Get
- Competitive compensation
- 100% remote
- Unlimited paid vacation and sick leave
- Paid holidays
- Company outing (if COVID permits)
- Continued education coverage
- Equipment allowance
- A team that works hard, has fun, and loves a challenge
How we work
We’re a global, distributed workforce. We value good design, transparency, collaboration, kindness and thoughtful work. Together we create, develop, and care for an educational system that enables anyone, regardless of background, to learn, grow, and start fulfilling careers in the Design industry.
- Our students are at the heart of everything we do. We’re kind to each other and supportive of our students – we strive to build a positive, encouraging, and inclusive culture of cohesive teams focused on delivering value to the people we teach.
- We have no set hours. We encourage you to work when you’re most productive.
- At times, we travel to meet up, work together, and learn from each other.
- We invite everyone to collaborate get involved. You can take part in any discussion that affects the direction of our work. Learn more about our core behaviors here.
We welcome applicants from all over the world. Feel free to apply if you're from outside the US. If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the role's requirements.