Administration / USA

Legal Assistant


The Legal Assistant will provide support for contracting and legal processes for our global leadership, primarily looking at new and existing country development and management. The role will report to Generation’s Deputy COO and is based in Washington, DC.

Please send resume/cover letter to jobs@generation.org.


To be successful you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic record
  • Ideally prior paralegal or legal assistant experience
  • Attention to detail, perseverance, and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to learn on the job and be self-motivated
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with an ability to take initiative and provide recommendations to senior team members
  • Ability to communicate clearly with internal and external clients
  • Microsoft Office/Word proficiency

What you'll do:

  • Support global leadership in managing organizational agreements between Generation global and country entities
  • Support the establishment of new legal entities in Generation countries, including the supporting the decision of when and which type of entity to register
  • Support in dynamic Due Diligence for entry into high risk countries and on key partnerships in these countries, and setting up a systemic approach for diligence and record keeping
  • Support the drafting and development of new partnership contracts with funding and operational partners under the guidance of operational leadership
  • Review, track and upload vendor agreements, partner agreements, non-disclosure agreements, regulatory agreements and content license agreements
  • Support Generation’s reporting and compliance functions with various public sector and multilateral partners
  • Support in ensuring safety of travel in high risk areas by liaising with external security firms where appropriate
  • Supports affiliates with compliance (ensuring number of board meetings are held, audits are done, keeping records of minutes and key decisions, compiling necessary reports for Generation Global annual report
  • Support the development of materials for Board of Directors meetings and engage with the Board as necessary
  • Liaise with our external counsel when appropriate and relevant
  • Manage confidential documents and communications
  • Engage in special projects as necessary and appropriate
  • Manage additional administrative duties as needed
  • Position located in Washington, DC, with the potential for occasional travel domestically and abroad (on a limited basis)

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 nine countries—78 cities and 195+ sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.

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