Curriculum / Singapore

Global Curriculum Designer, Singapore


You will be part of Generation – Generation is the world’s largest, fastest scaling global employment program, providing young and mid-career adults with the opportunity to launch successful careers and change their life trajectories. Our goal is to deliver for our learners and employers simultaneously: supporting the personal and financial well-being of our graduates, while helping businesses make entry-level hires who are higher productivity, higher quality, retain longer, and are faster to promotion than peers. Founded by McKinsey & Company, Generation is its own legal non-profit entity active in 6 countries to date – USA, Kenya, Spain, Mexico, India, and Hong Kong – and is actively launching additional locations.

Generation’s programmatic approach includes operating 3-12 week “bootcamp” trainings for young adults to prepare them for employment in a specific profession. The Generation curriculum team designs curricula for the “bootcamps” across our countries and professions. Trainings are based on the technical and behavioral skills and mindsets specific to a given profession determined by our team’s analysis. Technical and behavioral skills and mindsets are taught and practiced in an integrated way throughout the bootcamp training.

We are seeking a talented curriculum designer, interested in building training programs both in Singapore and across our countries globally. You will work closely with a Global Curriculum Lead, country program teams, and technical experts to design content for our training programs. You will be responsible for contributing to the scope and sequence for our training programs and for developing practice-based, scripted sessions, including simulations that mimic daily on-the-job situations, and role plays. The Global Curriculum Designer role is a great fit for an instructional designer who loves to learn and experiment and is interested in doing innovative design work for a growing global organization. The role is based in Singapore, and is a remote role. Work authorization preferred. This role may require some travel (up to 25%) to Generation countries in the region (e.g., Kenya, India, Pakistan, Singapore) for curriculum development and revision.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to curriculum@generation.org. Applications will be accepted through May 18, 2018.


To be successful you'll need:

Required experience

  • Recommended 3+ years curriculum development experience, with some exposure to project management.
  • Ideal candidate has knowledge of current trends in adult learning, issues and the players in the skills training landscape
  • Graduate in any field with strong academic track record; Post graduation will be an added advantage
  • Fluent English required, additional language proficiency desirable

Mindsets

  • Professional demeanour, excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills and attention to detail
  • High degree of independence and experience with self-management
  • Positive, solutions orientated attitude, drive for excellence and ability to be a team player
  • Entrepreneurial, creative, proactive mindset required of start-ups that takes ownership for targets and seeks opportunities for improvement / growth of the programme without guidance

What you'll do:

Responsibilities may include:

  1. Program Design
    • Conduct activity mapping, observing and interviewing at employer sites to surface the activities and skills that should be integrated into a curriculum for new professions.
    • Work closely with the Global Curriculum Lead to develop curriculum planning materials such as the scope and sequence. For program revisions, support the process of gathering feedback from students, instructors, and employers and prioritizing changes.
    • 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 session design accordingly.
    • Design and write curriculum materials, including assessments, technical sessions, mindset and behavioural skill sessions, and practice sessions, including simulations that mimic daily on-the-job situations and role plays.
    • Design and write online instructor onboarding courses to familiarize instructors with curriculum materials.
  2. Project 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.
    • Working with the Global Curriculum Lead, manage the curriculum revision process for existing curriculum, including gathering and prioritizing feedback from participants, instructors, and employers, develop a project plan, and executing revisions.
    • Participate in recruiting, interviewing, onboarding, and managing contract designers in countries where Generation operates.
  3. Team projects
    • 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.

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 eight countries—more than 64 cities and 150+ sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.

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