We are seeking a talented Curriculum and Instruction Lead, interested in being the lead for Generation curriculum in Australia, and planning, managing, and delivering onboarding and professional development to Generation instructors. The Curriculum and Instruction Lead supports the Generation Australia team in curriculum design and delivery of programs, and reports to the Global Curriculum and Instruction Team.
Type of employment: Full-time or part-time considered
Location: Sydney, Australia
To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter here
Applications close 29 May 2019.
Why join us
- Work on and be a driving force in an exciting new program in a start-up like environment
- Contribute to an important social mission in Australia, improving education and employment opportunities
- Work in a well-supported, international team setting with other Generation teams globally, and a high calibre team to strengthen your problem-solving skills
- Join an organisation that will challenge you and invest in your professional development on an on-going basis
You are an experienced and passionate program and operational manager, energised at the thought of supporting young people into employment. You have an ability to both see the big picture and ensure that the details are getting done. You have proven experience overseeing large-scale programs from inception to completion.
To be successful you'll need:
- At least 4 years’ experience in the education sector and/or working with educational institutions, both as a teacher and as a trainer/coach of teachers
- Experience managing relationships and communicating with diverse stakeholders, such as training delivery partners, donors, or employers
- Creativity and problem solving skills with a track record of delivering outcomes
- High degree of independence with the ability to also be a team player
- Self-reflective and open to frequent feedback from students and Generation team
- A professional demeanour, excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills and attention to detail
- Interest in leading a community-based programs that spans multiple local organisations
- Entrepreneurial and proactive mindset required in the start-up environment to deliver against targets and seek opportunities for improvement/growth without instruction
- Ideal candidate will have experience working with educational institutions, and/or has knowledge of current trends in adult learning, issues and institutions in the skills training landscape
What you'll do:
- Support activity mapping with the global team for new programs in Australia, working with employers to surface the technical skills, behaviours and mindsets that should be integrated into new curriculums
- Liaise with stakeholders to gather inputs needed for curriculum design and obtain feedback as needed
- Collaborate with Global Curriculum Lead in the design process, ensuring content and activities are relevant and appropriate
- Design and customise onboarding agendas and session plans to lead trainings with Generation instructors
- Facilitate online and/or in-person onboarding for Generation instructors, engaging them in an adult-appropriate, participatory way
- Collect and evaluate data before, during, and after onboarding and trainings to identify lessons learned and any additional support for instructors
Instructor professional development & classroom delivery
- Deliver professional development for instructors (e.g., coaching, refresher trainings, classroom visits, providing evidence-based feedback on observed strengths, areas for improvement and progress towards development goals)
Program development and improvement
- Identify session design and classroom delivery opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned, communicating that information to the Global Curriculum & Instruction Team
- Collaborate with Global Curriculum & Instruction Team and local team to resolve programmatic issues that affect curriculum design, instruction, and program operations
- Provide feedback on global training approaches and tools that are used to support instructor development
Stakeholder engagement and management
- Support Generation in conversations with employer partners, communicating the value proposition of Generation’s approach to curriculum and instruction
- 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
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 ten countries—98 cities and 261 sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.