More than 75 million young people are unemployed worldwide and three times as many are underemployed. Yet, 40% of employers say they can’t find candidates with the skills they need even for entry-level jobs. Generation is a global youth employment nonprofit dedicated to closing this skills gap for young adults. We have a dual mission to empower young people to build thriving, sustainable careers and to provide employers the highly skilled, motivated talent they need. To do this, we recruit, train and place young people in jobs. In three years of operation, we’ve served more than 17,000 young adults globally, with 83% of them obtaining jobs within three months of completing the program with one of our more than 1,600 employer partners. We are a fast-growing, fast-moving nonprofit organization with operations now in 7 countries and 60+ cities around the world.
Reporting to the Director of Communications for Generation, the Communications Manager will effectively communicate the global organization’s brand and mission. The Communications Manager will also work closely with Generation country teams, including Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Mexico, Spain, the UK, and the United States.
This is a salaried position that can be based anywhere in the world. However, the candidate must have permission to work in the United States. The work would primarily be from home, with periodic travel to Generation locations.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, and have references available upon request. Please submit to email@example.com with the subject line “Global Communications Manager – Generation.”
Generation is seeking a Communications Manager with at least 5-7 years of communications experience, ideally in an “in-house” role within a nonprofit entity and/or in a public relations agency.
Specific requirements include:
The Communications Manager will support and lead communication activities for Generation at the global level. He or she will work closely with the Director of Communications on a wide range of global efforts and with the rest of the organization to ensure that Generation is also well represented nationally and locally. He or she will also work closely with communications staff in various countries. Activities will include social media, media relations, materials design, writing and editing, and general marketing initiatives.
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 eight countries—more than 64 cities and 150+ sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.