Generation Mexico is seeking a Program Coordinator to drive the launch and growth of a new program in Jalisco that will recruit, train and place youth in life-changing careers as software developers. The Program Coordinator will oversee the entire process from recruitment, selection, program operations, mentorship, job placement, data collection and analysis, and building a local alumni network. The Coordinator will work closely in coordination with the rest of the Generation program team and will build strong relationships with our external partners who help us to deliver the program (e.g. academic institutions, youth organisations). This role reports to Generation México’s Deputy Director.
This role is based in Guadalajara, working from home for the near future. You should have a quiet, private workspace with the ability to connect to reliable internet. Generation is a global organization, so you will need to be available for some calls outside of normal working hours. Generation México is not able to sponsor relocation or temporary work visas – all candidates must be Mexican nationals or permanent residents residing in Guadalajara.
To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, Program Coordinator, Jalisco – FULL NAME and attach your CV in English (2 pages maximum, no photos) and a cover letter that highlights aspects of your professional experience that are relevant to this role.
You are an independent, self-starter who takes ownership over your work and for the success of the program as a whole. You thrive in the fast-paced, flexible environment of a start-up because it gives you a chance to learn and lead. You set clear, meaningful goals and create a plan to meet them, then monitor whether you are on track. You are positive in the face of challenges and dig in to understand the root cause and think creatively to design solutions. You have a record of managing projects to meet big goals, and have strong personal organizational systems to track your work.You are hands-on and flexible in the face of changes and you analyze and adapt to new information to shift course as needed.
You are reflective, and understand the limitations of your perspective. You seek out feedback and ideas from a wide variety of sources to make your work stronger. You speak up and raise issues, analyze data, and learn from failure. Finally, you are successful because of the strength of the relationships you build. You have the mature presence, communication skills, and empathy needed to lead a conversation with employers, delivery partners and funders.
Most importantly, you are passionate about providing educational opportunities that empower others to enter a life-changing professional career. You believe in the potential of the participants in our program and keep their needs front and center in everything you do.
Program Management (60%)
Program Operations (30%)
Program Growth (10%)
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—142 cities and 368 sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.