Curriculum / Madrid / Spain

Generation Spain – Curriculum and Instruction Country Lead

We are seeking a talented Curriculum and Instruction Country Lead, interested in being the main point of contact for Generation curriculum and instruction, planning, managing, and delivering onboarding and professional development to Generation instructors in Spain.

Compensation and benefits package competitive with NGO industry standards.

This position should be located in / near Madrid, Spain and be fluent in Spanish and English. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume in English to

To be successful you'll need:

  • At least 7-10 years of 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.
  • High degree of independence with the ability to also be a team player.
  • Creative thinker and problem solver with a record of delivering outcomes.
  • Self-reflective and open to frequent feedback from the Generation team.
  • The candidate should be open to traveling within country, and occasional travel to other Generation sites as per the needs of the program.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills – Fluent in English and Spanish

What you'll do:

To support instructors in the high-quality delivery of our programs, Generation is seeking a full-time Curriculum and Instruction Lead to plan, manage, and deliver onboarding and professional development to Generation instructors in Spain, and support Global Generation team in curriculum design of new program.

Main Responsibilities

Program Design

  • Support activity mapping with Global Curriculum Lead as needed, working with employers to surface the activities and skills that should be integrated into a curriculum for new professions.
  • Liaise with stakeholders (e.g., technical experts, training delivery partners) to gather inputs needed for curriculum design and to obtain feedback on design as needed.
  • Provide feedback to the Global Curriculum Lead during the design process, ensuring content and activities are relevant and appropriate for the context.
  • Liaise with the Global Training Lead and other Instructional Leads to adopt best practices from other Generation countries and the field of adult learning.
  • Integrate instructor support into larger programmatic goals and strategies for scale.

Instructor Onboarding

  • Collaborate with the Global Curriculum & Instruction Lead on the adoption and customization of Generation’s global strategy for instructor onboarding and development.
  • Design and customize onboarding agendas and session plans to lead trainings with Generation instructors.
  • Facilitate online and / or in-person onboarding and training 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 needs for trainers.

Instructor Professional Development

  • Conduct regular classroom visits for instructors using relevant observation tools (e.g., instructional delivery checklist or instructional effectiveness rubric).
  • Analyze observation evidence to determine instructor strengths, areas for improvement, and progress toward development goals.
  • Deliver professional development to instructors (e.g., coaching, refresher training, etc.) to help them improve their delivery of the Generation methodology and instructional practice.
  • Create culture and community among instructors, motivating them and their participants to reach their full potential and invest in Generation’s mission.

Program Learning and Improvement

  • Identify session design and classroom delivery opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned, communicating that information to the Curriculum & Instruction Team.
  • Collaborate with Curriculum & Instruction Team and country team to resolve programmatic issues that affect curriculum design, instruction, and program operations.
  • Support the Curriculum Lead revising curricula based on lessons learned.
  • Provide feedback on global training approaches and tools that are used to support instructor development.

Stakeholder Engagement and Management

  • Support Generation Spain 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.

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.