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Employability and Partnerships Lead – Brazil

As the Employability and Partnership Lead in Generation Brazil, you will be responsible for engaging new employers to become part of the Generation Employers’ Network, for maintaining relationship with existing employers, and for transitioning the students to full-time employment.

The Employability and Partnerships Lead will report to the Generation Brazil COO.

The Employability and Partnerships Lead is expected to work closely with the Operations Associate and Operational Program Coordinators to ensure coordination of pipeline of students being trained and placed.

Compensation and benefits package competitive with NGO industry standards.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume in English to generationbrazil@generation.org.

To be successful you'll need:

  • Recommended minimum 4+ years of working experience.
  • Graduate in any field with strong academic track record.
  • Creative and analytical thinker with a track record of delivering impact and challenging operational targets.
  • Positive, solutions orientated attitude, drive for excellence and ability to be a team player.
  • Self-reflective and open to frequent feedback from Generation students and the Generation team.
  • Professional demeanor, excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Interest in supporting a community-based coalition that stretches across multiple local organizations.
  • Entrepreneurial, proactive mindset required of start-ups that takes ownership for targets and seeks opportunities for improvement / growth of the program without guidance
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English is required.
  • The candidate should be open to travelling within the country and occasionally to other Generation sites as per the needs of the program.

What you'll do:

Develop New Employer and Partner Relationships (50%)

  • Work with Generation team to identify prospects and potential new employers.
  • Develop new relationships with employer organizations and advise them on how to best to engage with Generation.
  • Proactively reach out to employers to strengthen engagement and utilization.
  • Create and maintain a strong network of connections in the employer community to leverage our services.
  • Keep updated on current trends and happenings with the employers’ sectors and communities to better understand our clients’ needs.
  • Develop, support and initiate new and existing processes related to the BD portfolio.
  • Participate in conferences, exhibitions and other venues as applicable to increase and maintain Generation visibility. This includes brand building at conference, learning events and other channels.
  • Other responsibilities will include market intelligence gathering, opportunity tracking and follow-up, and presentations to prospective employers.
  • Conduct routine strategic analyses of employer opportunities in each operational region of Generation.
  • Negotiate on placement pricing with employers as needed.

Maintain Existing Employer and Partner Relationships (25%)

  • Regularly engage stakeholders to maintain interest, relevance and buy in. Cultivate relationships with new employers & manage “on-boarding” of new employer partners.
  • Facilitate the sharing of newsletters and success stories to already engaged employers to ensure they remain motivated about the Generation.
  • Facilitate routine one-on-one and group meetings to get feedback on Generation graduates and the Generation engagement process.
  • Schedule routine individual employer feedback to ensure Generation understands issues, challenges, concerns as well as success stories of Generation graduates.
  • Ensure that Generation acknowledges its employer partners whenever relevant and shares their brand.

Assist in the transition to employment (20%)

  • Follow student’s transition to full time employment including collaborating with employer partners to establish & execute employment education, application submission and interviewing events.
  • Follow up with our students to collect date, ensure efficient functioning of the ROI mechanisms and conduct analysis of relevant ROI data as per agreed guidelines.

Additional Responsibilities (5%)

  • Set professional and personal goals to develop as Employability Coordinator.
  • Communicate important updates and information about employer engagement to other Generation Staff.
  • Regular check-in with the Generation fellow and global business development focal person to discuss and share insights on employer engagement.

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.