Administration / Brazil

Generation Brazil: Student Engagement Coordinator

As the Student Engagement Coordinator in Generation Brazil, you will be responsible for the whole cycle of the student engagement process, including the initial marketing efforts to create awareness and bring applicants to the recruiting process, and the student selection process itself, with the initial sociodemographic screening, logic and reading comprehension assessments, creative response assessment, in-person interviews, and need for social assistance assessment.

The Student Engagement Coordinator will report to the COO and receive technical support and oversight from the designated McKinsey Fellow.

The Student Engagement Coordinator is expected to work closely with the Operations Associate and other areas to ensure coordination of pipeline of applicants, students selected for the next cohort and potential students for future cohorts.

Compensation and benefits package competitive with NGO industry standards.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume in English to

To be successful you'll need:

  • Recommended minimum 3+ 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:


  • A. Recruiting process (60%)
    • Work with selected training partners and lead recruitment & intake of Generation students at the source location
    • Lead student selection process in accordance with the recruitment guidelines. This may include conducting applicable eligibility checks and improving/scaling the current method (initial sociodemographic screening, logic and reading comprehension assessments, creative response assessment, in-person interviews, and need for social assistance assessment).
  • B. Reach and awareness (35%)
    • Use appropriate promotional or marketing methods, such as presentations to/with community-based organizations, individual student outreach, etc., to recruit program participants
    • Lead engagement with candidates during the entirety of the recruiting process
  • C. Additional Responsibilities (5%)
    • Set professional and personal goals to develop as Student Engagement Coordinator.
    • Communicate important updates and information about Student Engagement to other Generation Staff.
    • Regular check-in with the Generation fellow and global business development focal person to discuss and share insights on Student Engagement.


  • Pool of candidates mobilized
  • % of enrolled students who reach the desired profile vs size of initial pool of participants.
  • % of graduating students vs initial cohort size.

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 ten countries—98 cities and 261 sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.