Generation India Foundation seeks to recruit a Chief Operating Officer who embodies our values, understands the future challenges and opportunities for business development and is passionate about creating impact in India’s employment ecosystem.
The Chief Operating Officer is a full-time leadership role that will report directly to the Generation India Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). S/he will provide overall operational direction, leadership and manage key stakeholder relationships. S/he will along with the CEO/India liaise with the Generation India Board and the global Generation leadership to formulate, drive, and execute on strategy. S/he will collaborate with the CEO/India to be the figurehead of the Generation coalition in India and will build and directly manage a team of staff (operations, curriculum and quality, placements, employer partnerships, other strategic partnerships, among others) and will direct the expansion of cities, programs, and students.
The position will be a full-time, permanent post with traditional benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive. Relevant travel and incidental expenses will also be covered by Generation India Foundation.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume that outlines their candidacy. The cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in Generation. Email both documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Chief Operating Officer – Generation India.”
Generation India Foundation (GIF) is an independent non-profit in India. It started its operations in India in 2014 and has enrolled 7000+ students in its programs. Its programs are available in 32 cities in over 56 training centers across India. Generation has delivered superior outcomes with offer rate of ~87% for our graduates and an employment rate of ~75% which is higher than comparable alternate skilling programs. Retention rates of 65-70% after 3 months in job. Generation India is selected as part of World Bank’s youth employment solutions coalition (S4YE) among 40+ other high impact initiatives; only initiative selected from India.
Generation is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.
Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.
We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.
Today, Generation is active in nine countries—78 cities and 195+ sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.