Leadership Development Instructor


Full-time, San Francisco/Bay Area, Flexible hours

Design Dept. is looking for a passionate facilitator to help us create and deliver on learning experiences that foster creative, resilient leadership in tech.

About you

  • You love learning and creating a safe, inclusive environment for others to explore and learn together.

  • You are a strong facilitator with excellent communication skills.

  • You enjoy and can thrive in a fast paced and evolving environment.

  • You have management and leadership experience in a creative field and are passionate about investing in our community to develop strong leaders.

  • You like to design experiences from start to finish. No detail is overlooked.

  • You help your colleagues grow and become better versions of themselves.

  • You’re excited about being part of a small, creative team.

  • You are available to travel several days per month for workshop destinations.


  • You’ll be responsible for training executives, managers, and individual contributors in leadership, management, and communication skills.

  • You’ll be responsible for the research and development of new curriculum.

  • You’ll be responsible for partnering with clients to identify needs, develop, and facilitate custom curriculum.

  • You’ll be responsible to acquiring and building new client relationships.

  • When you’re not teaching, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to other Design Dept. projects and initiatives, including our community development, programs for underrepresented minorities, and more.


  • Degree in design, technology or psychology

  • 5+ years of operational/management experience in a creative role

  • 2+ years training experience and strong facilitation skills

  • Experience working in or with start ups

  • Experience in a client-facing role

  • Fluent in Keynote, InDesign and other communication design tools

About Design Dept.

Design Dept. helps transform the way creative leaders work through individual coaching, workshops, and customized learning and development programs. Their guided experiences help new leaders gracefully transition from individual creators to design management and support seasoned directors refresh their skills in particular areas. From the art of critique and organizational design to building cross-functional relationships and navigating difficult conversations, participants learn to treat leadership as a creative practice.

Founded in 2016 by Mia Blume, a former design leader at Pinterest, Square, and IDEO, Design Dept. specializes in working with creative professionals at high-growth technology companies. For more information, visit

Design Dept. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We are passionate about diversity and inclusion.

Sound like the role for you? Apply now.

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