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Educator, User Experience Design

About BrainStation:

BrainStation is empowering working professionals, freelancers, and entrepreneurs with the skills needed to succeed digitally. By 2025, BrainStation will have innovation hubs in major cities worldwide and will have educated young minds, powerful politicians, fortune 500 CEOs and the newest wave of disruptive start-up founders through in-person and online training engagements. With locations in New York, Toronto, San Jose and Vancouver, we’re well on our way. As of the end of 2017, BrainStation has trained over 50,000 professionals with a team of over 250 industry expert instructors. We hire the best and brightest to make our vision a reality.

 

About the role:

Remaining on the cutting edge of design theory and practice can be difficult for those in full time design roles. BrainStation Educators are offered the unique opportunity to apply their knowledge and further develop their skills, while teaching in a dynamic, project-based setting.

Our Full-Time programs consist of 10 weeks of over 400+ hours of in-class deep learning with a low student-to-teacher ratio. You will join a team of educators to help develop, co-author, and deliver our adaptive curriculum to ensure that content being taught is relevant to today’s technology industry. As a BrainStation Educator, you are passionate about technology and teaching, hold leadership qualities, and fit with the BrainStation culture.


Who you are:

  • A User Experience/Design professional  that meets one of the following:
    • A certificate, diploma or post-secondary degree relevant to the subject matter of the course and 2 years of work experience in a career occupation relevant to the subject matter of the course 
    • 10 years of work experience in a career occupation relevant to the subject matter of the course
  • Extremely comfortable with industry standard tools used for design and prototyping software solutions: Sketch and InVision are a must, Adobe Suite is a plus.
  • Have a deep understanding of design thinking and the frameworks used by organizations to design highly usable and compelling digital solutions.
  • Have some experience teaching, mentoring, managing projects and/or leading teams.
  • You are a life-long learner, always eager to improve yourself.
  • An engaging and motivational leader who can speak with confidence in front of an audience.
  • An empathetic, inclusive, and patient individual who enjoys helping others and facilitating learning.


What you’ll do:

  • Deliver lectures and mentor the best design students in the world

  • Work with the User Experience Full-Time Educator team to research the most current design skills, tools, processes,  and technology trends to incorporate in our curriculum.

  • Apply design thinking to the program to continuously improve the educational experience for students
  • Facilitate in-class activities, group discussions, demos, design challenges, deliver lectures,  and provide constructive feedback for grading student work.
  • Support the admissions coordinators with student onboarding and PTIB policies – including the maintenance of digital student files, documents, records, and report cards.
  • Define the educational experience of the future.

 

Why teach at BrainStation?

  • Join a portfolio of companies in Konrad Group, including BrainStation, Quantum Coffee, Techvibes and Konrad Consulting.
  • Work with an innovative and fast paced team who are always looking for new challenges.
  • You will have access to endless learning opportunities through part-time courses, workshops, and events
  • Teach in the heart of downtown Vancouver at our new flagship 20,000 sq ft. campus (complete with coffee shop and rooftop patio).
  • Have free access to all social and networking events, workshops and part-time courses to further your personal and professional learning in a variety of different sectors and industries including Career Development, Web Development, Product Management, Digital Marketing, SEO/SEM, Visual Design, etc.
  • Weekly Catered lunches


Skills and qualifications:

Must meet one of the following:

  • A certificate, diploma or post-secondary degree relevant to the subject matter of the course and 2 years of work experience in a career occupation relevant to the subject matter of the course 
  • 10 years of work experience in a career occupation relevant to the subject matter of the course


Bonus Points: have you taken any courses at BrainStation? A lot of our design and development best practices and processes are taught during our courses - make sure to highlight this experience in your cover letter if you have!
If you are seeking a position in a company which fosters and supports education, personal development, growth, change, responsibility and overall success please submit your resume and cover letter directly to this posting.
 

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest.

BrainStation is committed to maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status will receive consideration for employment. If you have any accessibility requirements or concerns regarding the hiring process or employment with us, please notify us so we can provide suitable accommodation.

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