Senior Design Educator
Are you an experienced design educator with a remarkable talent for writing? At the Interaction Design Foundation, we’ve created world-class courses for more than 75,000 designers around the world—and we want you to help us shape the future of online design education.
If you want the opportunity to do the best work of your life and are hungry to develop yourself professionally even more, then you’ve come to the right place!
What can we offer?
A full-time, fully remote position with the world’s biggest online design school.
You will have daily video-based contact with your colleagues and will get to meet them on team trips 1–2 times a year in different places on the planet.
Join a team of true professionals to realize the goal of creating the best design school in the world.
Work with a mentor who has over two decades of experience in writing and editing.
The opportunity to do the best work of your life—providing you’re willing to invest hard work.
A culture of learning and excellence—coupled with care and respect.
What will you be doing?
You will be working closely with the editorial team. Since we embrace cross-team collaboration, you will also work with our design, growth and development teams. Your responsibilities will have several dimensions. To some extent, they can be adapted to your skills and interests.
Ahead of you is a highly rewarding and enriching journey on which you will make an impact as you:
Create and improve our existing world-class educational materials on topics such as UX, UI, Design Thinking and more—in the form of long-form articles and engaging videos.
Help push the quality of our educational materials to new heights—exceeding the very best in both industry and academia.
Take the lead in the editorial processes to create courses for tens of thousands of designers worldwide. You’ll work with some of the world’s best instructors and create, as well as edit, video-based and text-based online courses.
Write engaging hooks for course videos, create quizzes, develop exercises, extract key points and turn them into hands-on templates.
Apply your editorial skills in helping your colleagues grow and become better communicators, educators and writers; just as they will help you.
If you want even more opportunities to show the world what you can do, you’re in luck! When you're willing to do the hard work of learning and growing, then you’ll find virtually limitless opportunities with us.
You are an expert wordsmith with an eagle eye for the tiniest details and a keen ear for flow. You know perfection is in the sum of everything you do, and each word matters deeply to you.
You have more than 5 years of hands-on experience with teaching and/or practicing UX/UI design, and have a keen sense of communication. As a result, you have outstanding design and communication skills.
Education is an art you live and breathe. You know how to reach into the lofty heights where abstract ideas live—and bring them down to “street-level” so our members can hit the ground running with the valuable lessons you help them easily digest.
You are results-driven and motivated by achievement and goals. Mediocrity gives you the chills.
Your responsibilities will range widely, so you must be adept at dividing broad duties into small, executable tasks and not lose sight of your overall mission. “Getting stuff done” is your middle name.
You love a perfect result but are keenly aware of the law of diminishing returns—when to apply it, or when to go all in.
Because you know that excellence should always have a human face, you can enhance the wow factor of our materials, from fine-tuning the best quiz questions to ensuring our members can apply their learning through exceptional templates.
You know that you will only accomplish your goals through solid judgement, hard work and diligence.
Although you consider yourself a seasoned professional, you get restless if you feel you are not learning something new every week.
You have strong social intelligence and empathy—and the ability to engage well with different types of people through writing.
You have a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. degree in User Experience, HCI, Information Technology, Communications, or another related field.
You are a native or bilingual English speaker.
Please send us your resume and either a portfolio that showcases your relevant skills to the role, or links to the top 3 articles you have written that you think reflect the best of your skills.
You get bonus points if you …
have worked as an editor or created online courses.
have taught in a classroom—physical or virtual.
have experience as a team lead.
have worked with video production.
have experience working remotely.
are already a member of the Interaction Design Foundation.