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Design Coaching Fellow (UX / UI Design)
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The Flatiron School | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Flatiron School/Designation seeks a Design Coaching Fellow (supporting instructor to oversee its beginner, intermediate-level and advanced design course. Depending on the location and timing, the role will be tied to one of the three phases of the program offering. Design Coaching Fellows (supporting instructors) love teaching, and will inspire with passion, expertise, positivity, and humor. Candidates must help teach students hard skills as well as how to love what they do, how to solve for large, complex problems, and how to get and maintain a growth mindset for their future. The ideal candidate for this position has solid design and communication skills, and can guide along with the Lead Instructor a large group of students with empathy, ensuring their time with Designation is a thorough and pleasant experience.

DCFs are entry-level designers (0-4 years experience) who show exemplary design, teaching and leadership skills. Their primary duties are to support cohorts across each phase of the program in multiple ways: By overseeing student teams and empowering them to follow and improve on the design process; by providing immediate feedback on student deliverables and resources for further work; by advocating for student needs and overall wellness; and by elevating successes and concerns to staff. DCFs serve multiple roles that overlap:

* Supporting design instructor: DCFs share their knowledge on the implementation of the design process in a sprint setting, assist with daily workshops, and provide educational resources and advice to students in their cohort. DCFs observe design work and presentations in order to provide feedback, and lead formal and impromptu critique sessions when necessary.
* Supporting project manager: DCFs hold student teams accountable to due dates, conduct daily huddles/stand-ups or weekly 1:1s, check-in with teams throughout the day to provide feedback and track progress, and troubleshoot project blockers. DSFs help teach students and teams to self project manage.
* Supporting service designer. DCFs examine the full student experience throughout the program and provide recommendations and actionable plans to staff for continuous improvement.

The breakdown of roles for the DCFs will be approximately 75% supporting design instructor, 20% supporting project manager, 5% supporting service designer. This division will shift depending on the needs of the phase, cohort and responsibilities set with the Lead Instruction. Because each cohort is made of a unique set of students that has different needs and goals, DCFs must be ready to tailor their approach and activities to each new cohort-this provides opportunities for innovation within the role and growth as a professional.

DCFs carry a number of additional responsibilities, including teaching curriculum modules and workshops, running one-to-one check-ins with all students in the middle of each phase, making sure final deliverables are complete and turned in on time, developing their design portfolios, and engaging with the design community.


* Knowledge in UX, UI, IxD, and visual design.
* 0- 4 years experience in a digital-design related field or program
* Some basic HTML knowledge a plus
* Software knowledge in Sketch, InVision, Photoshop, Axure
* A proven ability to use or quickly learn to use LMS (Learning Management Systems) software, such as Canvas or Learn.


* You can operate a large team independently
* You take a data-driven approach to business decisions
* You love education and are excited to change education for the better
* You believe in radical candor with your team and our students
* You love having a set of goals and working towards those goals
* You can speak to the design industry at large and are familiar with our student outcomes.

Remote Positions

Please note if you are interested in the remote/global position and there is a campus near you, your are more than welcome to come in and work and teach alongside our other instructors and staff. This allows for those interested in being in the space to have that community and those that need flexibility to work from home to do so.

About Designation x Flatiron School

Designation is an immersive digital design education program, with over 500 graduates located around the world. Over 24 weeks, both virtual and in-person, participants of all ages and backgrounds continuously enhance their abilities to become purposeful UX and UI designers. Our curriculum combines elements from bootcamp experiences, professional apprenticeships, and higher education to create a singular experience for participants. Because of this combination, we prioritize tools and processes to empower students to take control over their futures and continue learning for decades to come.

For the next step in our growth, Designation has joined the Flatiron School (a WeWork family company). In Flatiron School, we've found a partner who shares the mission we've had since the beginning: to enable passionate people to learn the skills they need to pursue careers and lives they love. And that mission won't change. As part of Flatiron School, we look forward to working together to expand UX/UI Design education in-person and online and further increase accessibility to our transformative programs.