Administration / Brazil

Generation Brazil Chief Operating Officer

Lead Generation’s Brazil operation, provide overall operational direction and leadership and manage key stakeholder relationships.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by email to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

To be successful you'll need:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ of business work experience with 3+ years of direct leadership experience is required
  • Leadership in operations settings (particularly those overseeing multiple sites or projects simultaneously) and experience holding accountability for large scale operations
  • Experience managing stakeholder relationships including those with senior management at employer partners, government officials and agencies where required, negotiating with external vendors and enforcing governance with implementation partners
  • Experience of starting / running a skills training related organization, and knowledge of the non-profit landscape is preferable and but not required
  • Experience in private and/or public sector fundraising, especially across the skills/education sector, is useful but not required
  • Entrepreneurial, creative, innovative, proactive mindset required for start-ups that demands taking ownership of targets and seeking opportunities for improvement / growthExperience with financial planning and ability to manage budgets efficiently, particularly in the charitable sector
  • Positive, solutions and impact orientated attitude, drive for excellence
  • Ability to lead and manage diverse team in a corporate or management consulting environment
  • Professional demeanor, excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (English) and attention to detail

What you'll do:

As Chief Operations Officer of Generation Brazil, you will head our Brazil operation, provide overall operational direction and leadership and manage key stakeholder relationships. Reporting to the Generation Global COO and CEO, you will liaise with Generation Brazil and Global Generation leadership to formulate, drive, and execute on strategy. You will be the figurehead of the Generation coalition in Brazil, will build and directly manage a team of staff (recruiting, placement, operations functions, among others), and will direct the expansion of cities, programs, and students.

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 nine countries—78 cities and 195+ sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.

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