You will work closely with a Global Curriculum Lead, country program teams, technical experts, and contract designers to build our training programs. You will be responsible for contributing to needs analysis, scope and sequence, and session content / collateral for our training programs, which include practice-based, scripted sessions, including simulations that mimic daily on-the-job situations, and role plays. The Global Curriculum Design Manager role is a great fit for an instructional designer and project manager who loves to learn and experiment and is interested in doing innovative design work for a growing global organization.
This role is full-time and remote (not reporting to an office), however, desired ‘home base’ is Europe with Italy, France or Spain as preferred locations. This role may require some travel (up to 25%) for curriculum development and revisions.
Interested applicants should submit a (1) resume and (2) relevant work samples by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Design Manager Europe” in the Subject Line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.”
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 online and blended learning programs
- Graduate in any field with strong academic track record
- Fluent English required, additional language proficiency desirable (Italian, Spanish, French)
- 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
- Entrepreneurial, creative, proactive mindset required in a start-up
- Willing to travel up to 25%
What you'll do:
- Under the guidance and review of a Global Curriculum Lead, conduct activity mapping to surface the activities and skills that should be integrated into a curriculum for new professions (i.e., needs analysis).
- Under the guidance and review of a Global Curriculum Lead, develop curriculum planning materials, such as the scope and sequence, for new programs, using the
- Generation Curriculum Design Methodology. For program revisions, support the process of gathering feedback from students, instructors, and employers and prioritizing changes to the program.
- Work closely with the Global Curriculum Lead, relevant country team(s), employer partners, and other education partners (e.g., technical experts, training delivery partners) to obtain feedback and iterate on program design accordingly.
- Design and write, or manage external contractors in the writing of, curriculum materials (e.g., assessments, sessions, student handouts)
- Design and write, or manage external contractors in the writing of, online instructor onboarding courses to familiarize instructors with curriculum materials.
Project & stakeholder management
- Support the Global Curriculum Lead in developing a project plan for creating a new curriculum or revising an existing one. Track and report progress according to the plan.
- Facilitate communication and stakeholder management with the Global Curriculum Lead, country teams, contract designers, technical vendors, employers, and/or delivery partners. Build collaborative relationships with these stakeholders, by understanding their needs, representing the curriculum team’s needs, and responding to requests and questions.
- Participate in recruiting, onboarding, and managing contract designers.
- Participate in curriculum team projects on an as needed basis, to improve our curriculum development processes (e.g., documenting best practices, developing e-learning capabilities, revising universal sessions).
- Provide feedback and peer-review for other team members to further develop their practice.
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.