We are seeking a talented Curriculum and Instruction Country Lead, interested in being the main point of contact for Generation curriculum and instruction, planning, managing, and delivering onboarding and professional development to Generation instructors in Spain.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 12th.
To be successful you'll need:
Experience and mindsets
- Recommended minimum 2+ years direct supervisory or management experience.
- At least 2 years of experience designing and delivering multi-week training programs for adult learners.
- At least 1 years of experience coaching or providing professional development to instructors/reports.
- Experience managing relationships and communicating with diverse stakeholders, such as training delivery partners, donors, or employers.
- Experience working with both highly technical (e.g. software development) and non-technical (e.g. healthcare) programs and knowledge of current trends in these industries is preferred
- Creative and analytical thinker with a track record of managing projects and delivering operational targets.
- Professional demeanour, excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills (Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish)
- High degree of independence with the ability to also be a team player.
- Entrepreneurial, creative, proactive mindset required. Experience in a start-up environment is preferred.
- Ideal candidate will have experience working with educational institutions, and/or has knowledge of current trends in adult learning and the players in the skills training landscape.
- The candidate should be open to traveling within the country, and occasional travel to other Generation sites as per the needs of the program.
- Bachelor’s degree in any field with a strong academic track record; Post graduation will be an added advantage.
What you'll do:
To support instructors in the high-quality delivery of our programs, Generation is seeking a full-time Curriculum and Instruction Lead to plan, manage, and deliver onboarding and professional development to Generation instructors in Spain, and support the Global Generation team in curriculum design of new programs. The Curriculum & Instruction Lead will report directly to the CEO in Generation Spain and will work in close collaboration with country staff, Global C&I team, instructors, delivery & employer partners and other global Generation staff.
- Program Design, Instructor Strategy and Mentorship (20%)
- Develop a country-specific strategy for instructor and mentors’ training and development, customizing global tools and guidance as needed to achieve program goals.
- Integrate instructor and mentor support into larger programmatic goals and strategies for scale.
- Support activity mapping with Global Curriculum & Instruction Lead as needed, working with employers to surface the activities and skills that should be integrated into a curriculum for new professions.
- Liaise with stakeholders (e.g. funders, employers and potential employers, technical experts, training delivery partners) to gather inputs needed for curriculum design and to obtain feedback on design as needed.
- Provide feedback to the Global Curriculum & Instruction Lead during the design process, ensuring content and activities are relevant and appropriate for the context.
- Instructor and Mentor Onboarding (15%)
- Collaborate with the Global Curriculum & Instruction team on the adoption and customization of Generation’s global strategy for instructor and mentor onboarding and development.
- Design, customize and drive facilitation of online and / or in-person onboarding and training for Generation instructors and mentors, engaging them in an adult-appropriate, participatory way.
- Instructor and Mentor Professional Development & Classroom Delivery (35%)
- Deliver professional development for instructors (e.g., coaching, refresher trainings, classroom observations, providing evidence-based feedback on observed strengths, areas for improvement and progress towards development goals) to help them improve their delivery of the Generation methodology and instructional practice.
- Lead collection and evaluation of data before, during, and after onboarding and trainings to identify lessons learned and any additional support needs for instructors.
- Develop and deliver model for lighter touch career advice for program applicants
- Continue to improve employability sessions to prepare students & maximize outcomes (inc. leveraging corporate volunteers)
- Program Learning and Improvement (15%)
- Identify session design and classroom delivery opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned, and collaborating with the Curriculum & Instruction Team to address them in the best way
- Provide feedback on global training approaches and tools that are used to support instructor development.
- Stakeholder Engagement and Management (15%)
- Articulate Generation’s methodology for curriculum and instruction to diverse audiences, including employers, funders, training service providers, or other partners.
- Lead the identification of training service providers that will deliver Generation programs and supply instructors as needed.
- Communicate updates to donors and funders regarding program design, delivery, and quality.
- Monitor contractual obligations with delivery and employer partners (e.g., intellectual property, achieving key performance indicators, and type of contract)
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 twelve countries—101 cities and 280 sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.