Generation Mexico is seeking a full-time Curriculum & Instruction Lead to plan, manage, and deliver onboarding and professional development to Generation instructors in Mexico. The Curriculum & Instruction Lead should be able to train, supervise and coach instructors in an in-person and online setting. The Curriculum & Instruction Lead will report directly to the Program Director and will work in close collaboration with each program coordinator, Generation’s Global Curriculum and Instruction team, and the Mexico Country Director.
Generation is a global employment program that serves disconnected learners of all ages. Our mission is to transform education to employment systems by preparing, placing, and supporting people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. We accomplish this through 3-12 week bootcamps that provide learners with the technical skills, behavioral skills, and mindsets needed to thrive in a given profession.
This role is a work-from-home position for the foreseeable future, based in Mexico. You should have a quiet, private workspace with the ability to reliably connect to the internet. Candidates located in Guadalajara or Mexico City, where our teams are located, will have preference. When it is safe to do so, you should be open to travelling within the country and occasional travel to other Generation sites (15-20%). Generation is a global organization, so you will need to be available for some calls outside of normal working hours.
How To Apply
Please email email@example.com with the subject line, C&I Lead FULL NAME and attach your CV in English (2 pages maximum) and a cover letter.
You are an independent, self-starter who takes ownership over your work and for the success of the program as a whole. You like the pace and variety of a start-up environment because it gives you a chance to learn and lead. When things are ambiguous, with lots of moving pieces, you get creative and you get things done. You are positive in the face of challenges and dig in to understand the root cause and think creatively to design solutions. You have a track record of managing projects and motivating teams to meet big goals.
Your former teams see you as a focused leader who gets results, but you know that doesn’t come from just working hard. Part of your success is planning. You are organized with everything from your daily to-do list to your yearly priorities. You set clear, meaningful goals and create a plan to meet them, then monitor whether you are on track. You are flexible, though, and know that any plan is only as good as the impact it has. You watch how it is working to adjust and always identify where there is room for improvement.The other part of success comes from being reflective, honest, and transparent with yourself and others. You understand the limitations of your perspective and seek out feedback and ideas to make your work stronger. You speak up and raise issues, analyze data,, and learn from failure. Finally, you are successful because of the strength of the relationships you build. You have the professional communication and empathy needed to lead a conversation with a company CEO and connect with a struggling teacher.
Most importantly, you are passionate about providing educational opportunities that empower others to enter a life-changing professional career. You believe in the potential of the participants in our program and keep their needs front and center in everything you do. We will prioritize candidates with demonstrated success in roles working to support people from low-income backgrounds experiencing barriers to educational or economic opportunity.
Instructor Professional Development (40%)
You will observe Generation teachers in the classroom regularly to assess their delivery and instructional effectiveness rubric), to assess instructor strengths, areas for improvement, and progress toward development goals that you set jointly with them. Based on their needs, you will coach them and design additional training professional development to instructors to help them improve their delivery of the Generation methodology and instructional practice, both in-person and online. Formally and informally, you will support instructors to resolve instructional issues and challenges that impact student learning and achievement.
As Generation grows and adds more instructors, you will design and customize onboarding agendas and session plans to lead engaging, training sessions for new instructors based on adult learning best practices to help them understand and put into practice the Generation methodology. You will own all aspects of this process, from design to facilitation to evaluation of their learning and identifying their needs for support.
Team Leadership (20%)
For new and veteran instructors, you will build the relationships and create the team communication channels necessary to create a strong team culture among teachers implementing Generation programs in multiple sites and cities. You will influence and motivate instructors and their participants to reach their full potential and invest in Generation’s mission, provide clear expectations on how to work together, and provide meaningful forums for instructors to connect with each other and with Generation for support, problem-solving, and camaraderie.
Instructional Leadership (20%)
You will develop Mexico’s strategy for instructor training and development that takes into account possible growth and expansion to new regions and new types of trainings (different professions, for instance, or transitions between virtual and blended learning). To do so, you will lean on your own expertise, Generation tools and guidance, and your colleagues in Mexico and other countries. You will work closely with the Global Curriculum & Instruction Lead and other Generation members to adopt best practices from other Generation countries and the field of adult learning.
As we develop new trainings, you will take a lead role with external stakeholders like technical experts and training delivery partners to gather the necessary information needed for the curriculum design process. You will also participate in meetings with potential and existing employers as Generation’s expert on our courses and their content, our methodology, and what distinguishes our work. On a week-to-week basis, you will use what you see in observations to identify opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned in our curriculum design and session delivery and collaborate actively with the Global Curriculum & Instruction Team and your counterparts in other countries to discuss what you are seeing and plan further support, as needed. Finally, you are the resident expert on curriculum design and instruction at Generation México, and you collaborate with the rest of the country team to ensure our programs are successful for the participants we serve.
Program Implementation (20%)
Generation is a small team with a start-up feel. You will be a member of the team helping to launch programs and grow our organization’s ability to empower people in Mexico to get the training they need to start new, life-changing careers. On any given day you might be interviewing candidates, helping review a new recruitment process, providing coaching on project planning to a colleague, helping write a grant application, or writing a social media post.
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.