Program Coordinator / Ireland

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES & PARTNERSHIPS, Ireland


We are looking for someone to lead Generation’s programmes in Dublin, Ireland. This is an entrepreneurial role—you’ll initially be hands-on in planning and delivering the first programmes, and sourcing and selecting the right students and employers. Over time you’ll be building out a team, managing partnerships (local government, corporate partners etc.), securing funding, and growing the volume and selection of programmes.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who relishes the challenge of working autonomously to build a scalable, high-impact initiative in Ireland.

BENEFITS

At Generation, we’re changing the lives of many young adults, and that in itself gets us out of bed! Here are a few other benefits you’ll experience working with the UK & Ireland team:

  • Work alongside some of the best minds to tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time – youth unemployment
  • Opportunity to make your mark – you’ll have a lot of autonomy to bring the Generation blueprint to life in a way that makes sense for Ireland
  • Opportunity to get involved with a range of activities and projects – we’re just launching in Ireland, so there’s lots of opportunities to make your mark!
  • Flexible working – we try and accommodate everyone’s preferred working pattern / preferences

Interested parties please contact generationireland@generation.org.


To be successful you'll need:

Experience

We think you’ll need the following experience in order to succeed in the role:

  • Minimum five years’ owning projects and/or building something from nothing. This could be related to programme management and/or business development.
  • Building and managing a small team
  • Track record of sourcing and growing strategic partnerships, as well as securing new business from a range of organisations (e.g., public sector, grants, commercial opportunities)
  • Exposure to working in startup or entrepreneurial environment, as well as some evidence of having worked very independently
  • Knowledge of local government bodies, charities, community groups, alongside a knowledge of commercial businesses in your region would be a plus
  • A network of potential employers for our programmes would be a plus
  • Previous experience in vocational training would be a plus

Attributes

Here are the core attributes we think you’ll need to succeed in the role:

  • Resourceful: you know how to find things, solve things, answer questions, reach people
  • Passionate about the cause: you have a demonstrated interest and motivation to support those from a disadvantaged background
  • Charismatic leader: partners, employers, students, staff are motivated by your energy and passion and want to commit to your cause
  • Operational: you think analytically, communicate effectively, and execute efficiently
  • Commercial: you can manage budgets, forecast figures, close deals

What you'll do:

Business Development

  • Develop a pipeline of likely employers through direct outreach and effective sales processes, as well as leveraging partner networks to engage employers at wider scale
  • Work with employers to secure their commitment to recruit graduates from Generation programmes, and manage commercials on a ‘fee per hire’ basis
  • Manage Generation’s existing relationships with major providers, and develop new relationships with local partners, CSR groups and authorities who can provide the following types of support: attracting youth to Generation programmes, providing training / work space, engaging quality instructors and mentors, providing funding for the expansion and growth of Generation in your region
  • Develop funding proposals / applications to support the securing of future funding
  • Implement a range of marketing initiatives that will build awareness of the programmes
  • Design and implement marketing collateral, pricing and processes to support these initiatives
  • Ensure your region has the support and funding to grow the volume of programmes in future years

Programme Delivery & Team Management

  • Oversee all planning of programmes in your region. Over time this may include: determining the right programmes to run, identifying elements that need to be customised for your region, scheduling of programmes / classes, ensuring there is sufficient support in place, implementing mechanisms to track and analyse data
  • Ensure the successful delivery of all programmes in your region, meeting targets related to filling classrooms with target groups, course completion rates, job placement rates, improvements in students’ financial and personal wellbeing (in line with our charitable mission)
  • Identify the resources needed to achieve Generation’s goals, ensuring they are aligned with your funding targets. Successfully recruit and manage these resources, taking responsibility for their engagement and development
  • Remain connected with wider Generation teams, sharing progress, leveraging services and resources, and ensuring your region’s programmes are aligned to other regions
  • Equally, remain connected with partners supporting programme delivery, ensuring they experience value, deliver quality, and can scale alongside Generation

Contribute to the wider success and growth of Generation UKI & globally

  • Work closely with Generation UKI and global colleagues to feed in learnings and share best practices
  • Facilitate roll-out of new initiatives from the global or UKI team to Dublin
  • Work closely with Generation leadership to identify and develop new opportunities, plus help to shape and grow the UKI and Global organisations
  • Support the design and development of Generation UK & Ireland’s playbook, ensuring there is a consistent approach to business development, programme delivery, and team management

About Generation

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.