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Design Coach, Design the Future: Digital (Remote)

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DC Design
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San Francisco, CA
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Published 13 days ago

Schedule:

Training: Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23, 2021; Exact Times TBD

Pre-Program Personnel Check-In: Sat June 12, 2021; Exact Time TBD

Program: The program will run Monday-Friday, June 14-25, 2021, and the final design exposition and ceremony will be on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Design Coaches are expected to meet with the team for daily pre and post program round ups as well. The anticipated schedule (in addition to the trainings and check-in noted above) is as follows: 

Monday June 14-Friday June 18; 8:00am-2:30pm PST

Monday June 21-Friday June 25; 8:00am-2:30pm PST

Saturday June 26; 9am-12pm PST


Compensation: $750

Location: Remote

Number of Hires: 30-50

Application Deadline: April 15, 2021

Contact: designthefuture@dcdesignltd.com

Apply Here: Design the Future: Digital - Design Coach Application


About Design the Future

Design the Future is DC Design’s award-winning Design Thinking & STEM summer program in which small teams of high school students design and build products for individuals with disabilities (our Project Partners). Design the Future: Digital is the next iteration of this program offering students from all over the world the chance to participate remotely. In this two-week program, June 14-26, 2021, students will learn and employ Design Thinking as they build real apps that improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.

Each Design the Future program is staffed by the following team members:

  • 1-2 Design Lead Facilitators (education and Human-centered Design professionals)
  • 1-2 Technical Lead Facilitators (education and computer science or app design professionals)
  • Design Coaches (upper level university students and industry professionals who are passionate about human centered design, engineering, computer science, youth mentorship, disability awareness and social impact; 1 Coach for every team of 4-5 students)
  • Project Partners (individuals with physical disabilities who are passionate about disability awareness, youth mentorship and design; 1 Project Partner for every team of 4-5 students)

What is a Digital Design Coach?

  • Design the Future Coaches are "makers" with digital design and/or developer skills 
  • They are passionate about social impact and empowering high school students with the mindsets and skills to create solutions to everyday challenges in society
  • They are relationship-minded leaders, adept at collaboration, guiding others to challenge themselves and think “outside the box”

Each coach is matched with a team of 4-5 high school students, and he or she works with students throughout the 2-week program, guiding them through their prototyping, team building, and learning processes. Coaches will teach modules and ensure their teams have everything they need to have the most educational and effective Design the Future experience possible. A Design Lead Facilitator and Tech Lead Facilitator will also be hired to mentor students, teach modules, and guide the coaching team. 

Coaches will participate in a two-day training before the start of the program, and may be asked to do minimal work to help with preparation. During the program, they will also be responsible for supplementary coordination with the team’s Project Partner as well as some logistics work, such as ensuring everything is set up for the next day in the evenings.

The Coach will have the following responsibilities, among others:

  • Complete the Coaches Training and pre-program preparation
  • Facilitate small and large group learning sessions and activities with energy and professionalism via video conferencing and online collaboration tools
  • Assist Lead Facilitators in keeping the schedule day to day, ensuring many moving pieces are all aligning
  • Guide their team through the practice and implementation of Design Thinking techniques
  • Guide students through the creation of their design, offering hands-on help from time to time in the areas of design (storyboarding, wireframing, rapid prototyping, app functionality, UX/UI, etc.), and in the use of our chosen no-code app creation software
  • Be attentive to the emotional, social and educational needs of their students, adapting communication and facilitation styles, and providing additional support and guidance to encourage and empower students when needed
  • Be prepared, organized, and responsible, always knowing what is up next on the agenda and what the objectives and materials are for each lesson
  • Remain consistently communicative with Lead Facilitators, Project Partners, and DC Design
  • Calmly and responsibly manage conflict, crises, and other situations that arise among students and staff during the program
  • Form positive relationships with other Coaches, Project Partners, Lead Facilitators and DC Design
  • Keep up the energy with the team and the group as a whole
  • Understand the learning objectives for students–on a module-by-module, daily, and overall program basis–and adapt their teaching style and approach as they assess is needed in order to help students achieve those learning objectives
  • Complete post-program tasks including: program surveys, program staff debrief


Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Associate’s degree or two years towards a bachelor’s degree
  • Familiar with UX/UI design 
  • Familiar with low or no-code app development platforms (i.e. Adalo, Bubble)
  • Experience in workshop facilitation, camp counseling or youth mentorship
  • Experience with small or large group facilitation, product or program management, or guiding a team through a development process
  • Effective at communicating with high school students (able to manage group dynamics,  model appropriate behavior, and facilitate conflict resolution) 
  • Effective at communicating professionally, respectfully and with persons from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities

Preferred Skills and Experience (Desirable but not required): 

  • Experience working with or advocating for individuals with disabilities
  • Familiarity with online classroom and collaboration systems (i.e. Mural, Figma, MockPlus)
  • 1-2 years experience with app development (React/React Native, Appcelerator, Cordova/PhoneGap, Swift, Objective-C or Java)
  • Experience in Design Thinking


For more information, please contact: designthefuture@dcdesignltd.com

Schedule:

Training: Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23, 2021; Exact Times TBD

Pre-Program Personnel Check-In: Sat June 12, 2021; Exact Time TBD

Program: The program will run Monday-Friday, June 14-25, 2021, and the final design exposition and ceremony…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    May 22, 2021
  • End Date
    June 26, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 1, 2021
  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Stipend / Wage
    $750 (USD)
  • Hours Per Week
    70 total hours

How to Apply

Please apply at our external link, filling out all required information and attaching your resume to the Airtable form.

Please apply at our external link, filling out all required information and attaching your resume to the Airtable form.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
18 Bartol Street, #1170, San Francisco, CA 94133

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