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Under the guidance and review of the Regional Director and Global C&I Lead, Europe, the Design Manager plans for and conducts activity mapping, develops high-level curriculum planning materials (e.g. performance goals, scope and sequence, schedule), gathers stakeholder feedback and employer input and revises and customizes programs accordingly. The Global Curriculum Designer role is a great fit for a project manager and instructional designer who loves to lead teams and provide feedback, has a deep knowledge of adult learning and design best practices, and is interested in doing innovative design work for a growing global organization that is taking its work to scale.

With oversight from a Global C&I Lead, the Design Manager will design key sessions, manage external contractors in the writing of session plans and developing resources needed for program design.

To apply, please email curriculum@generation.org with the subject line, “ Generation Design Manager ” with your CV and brief letter of interest.

Preference will be given to candidates based in France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Generation is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

To be successful you'll need:


  • 3+ years curriculum development experience, for adult audiences (ages 18+), ideally with experience in vocational education / workforce skills development
  • 1-2 years experience managing curriculum development projects
  • Ideal candidate has knowledge of best practices and current trends in adult learning, and/or experience with highly technical, online and blended learning programs
  • Graduate in any field with strong academic track record
  • Fluency in spoken and written English required, additional language proficiency desirable (Italian, Spanish, French)
  • Experience collaborating virtually (i.e. Zoom, conference calls, Google Docs)
  • Familiarity with adult learning principles and experience designing instructional materials for adult learners
  • Experience designing instructional materials for populations from different countries



  • Entrepreneurial, creative, proactive mindset required in a start-up
  • Willing to travel up to 25%
  • Professional demeanour, excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills and attention to detail,
  • High degree of independence and experience with self-management, takes ownership for targets and seeks opportunities for improvement / growth of the programme without guidance
  • Positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence and ability to be a team player
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Possesses a growth mindset, a willingness to learn and desire to take on and grow with the organization

What you'll do:


  • Conduct on-the-ground research, including job shadowing, interviews, and focus groups, that informs the design of a program
  • Create performance goals, a scope and sequence, and an assessment framework that serves as the program architecture
  • Design and write, or manage external contractors in the writing of,  in-person and online sessions, assessments and materials across different types of programs


  • Secure, onboard, and coach and develop design teams (e.g. contract designers)  to further develop their practice
  • Establish design goals and develop a project plan for creating or revising a curriculum based on those goals
  • Monitor and report progress toward design goals and problem solve as needed
  • Review and give feedback on design team session plans in order to ensure alignment with Generation’s design standards and methodology
  • Support country teams in gathering and analysing data on the effectiveness of programs; use that data to inform program revisions


  • Build collaborative relationships with multiple stakeholders by understanding their needs, representing the curriculum team’s needs, and responding to requests and questions
  • Facilitate effective communication across multiple stakeholders as it relates to project 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.