Development / Global

Global Student Recruitment Lead

We are seeking a Global Student Recruitment Lead to serve our country teams, with 50% of time dedicated to supporting operations in Europe (UK, Spain, Italy and France). Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by email to with ‘Global Student Recruitment Lead” in the subject line. Please apply by August 15th.

The Global Recruitment Lead will report directly to the Global Director of Learner Engagement. This is a remote role with 50% travel, with strong preference for the role to be based in Europe. The Global Recruitment Lead will be the primary point of contact for student mobilization efforts globally with an initial focus on supporting country operations in Europe (UK, Spain, Italy and France). The Global Recruitment Lead’s primary function is to support country teams in developing and executing recruitment strategy, collaboratively developing resources and tools to support in-country recruitment efforts across programs and leveraging data to inform improvements in how we mobilize learners to join Generation.

To be successful you'll need:

You have exceptional leadership skills and are energized at the thought of providing direct support to country teams to mobilize students, building systems and processes to sustain long-term impact, and ensuring learners have a best-in-class experience starting with recruitment. You have a knack for ‘getting things done’ and don’t mind rolling up your sleeves to get your hands dirty. You’ve considered working remotely at a startup and welcome roles with high levels of ownership.

Required experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years in operational / strategic role focused on recruitment / mobilization
    • Experience working with diverse student profiles 
    • Experience designing and executing recruitment strategy
  • Strong project management skills, managing many stakeholders and workflows on a tight timeline
  • Success building and managing collaborative relationships


Preferred experience:

  • Experience in admissions or related field
  • Experience in working with unemployed youth or mid-career workers
  • Exposure to digital marketing as recruitment tool
  • Fluency in additional languages beyond English



  • Excited by the idea of working in a fast-moving global environment, balancing the opportunity to engage in a wide range of work with the necessary adaptability and flexibility to do so
  • Proactive collaborator, willing to propose solutions and ideas to challenges based on expertise, debate their merits, and make final recommendations
  • Self-reflective and open to receiving and giving frequent feedback
  • A self-starter with a strong work ethic who can thrive in a remote work environment
  • A positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence, and ability to be a team player
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the opportunity for creativity and hard work inherent in a startup
  • A strong sense of ownership (takes personal responsibility for meeting objectives) and timeliness
  • Ability to comfortably navigate new technologies (e.g., Generation Recruiting, changes to data tool)
  • Data-driven approach in presenting/influencing and informing decisions
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with high level of attention to detail in tasks and interactions

What you'll do:

Support Generation country teams by:

  • Working with country operational leads to co-develop an end-to-end recruitment strategy across programs, including but not limited to identification of target learner profile, goal setting, selection of high-yield channels and identification of best practice activities for each channel
  • Collaborating with the Global Digital Marketing Lead in recruiting program participants using appropriate promotional and marketing methods (e.g. promotional materials, social media advertisements, etc.) including outreach plans targeted at specific student populations, employer partners, community-based organizations, and education institutions 
  • Coordinating with country operational leads to assist with the recruitment process when needed (both remotely and in-person), sharing best practices and identifying areas for improvement in the recruitment process  
  • Assisting with analysis to confirm learner demand for new programs prior to launch
  • Analyzing outcomes and trends using recruitment data (current and past performance) to inform recruitment strategy
  • Facilitating monthly check-ins with staff to measure progress toward recruitment goals
  • Maintaining and improving Generation Recruiting tool by working with Generation Digital team to provide feedback on features/usage


Plan for long-term success of learner engagement globally by:

  • Collaborating with the Global Director of Learner Engagement to build capacity of country teams by codifying/ promoting best practice, developing recruitment focused training / onboarding for operational leads and establish a community of learning
  • Improving how we track performance and report recruitment data with the goal of enabling real-time analysis by country teams to inform on-going operations and identification of best practices
  • Identifying, cultivating and co-managing global or regional partnerships to support recruitment efforts 
  • Supporting efforts to expand learner profiles served by Generation (i.e., specialized recruitment initiatives targeting niche populations)
  • Recommending strategies to the Marketing and Communications team to inform Generation branding and awareness building amongst prospective students

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.