Program Coordinator / Ireland


Generation Ireland are recruiting for a Program Manager based in Dublin to launch and scale up our impact here, building on Generation’s global successes to date. You will play a key role in the development and expansion of our programmes. You’ll be responsible for several concurrent programmes, including our flagship Technology programme as well as other sectors.

Finding, selecting, and supporting young people for our programmes will be your top priority. You will run taster days with employer partners to generate buy in and enthusiasm. And you will coordinate all the logistics to ensure the programmes run smoothly.


At Generation, we’re changing the lives of many young adults, and that in itself gets us out of bed! Here are a few other benefits you’ll experience working with the UK & Ireland team:

  • Work alongside some of the best minds to tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time – youth unemployment
  • Opportunity to make your mark – you’ll have a lot of autonomy to bring the Generation blueprint to life in a way that makes sense for Ireland
  • Opportunity to get involved with a range of activities and projects – we’re just launching in Ireland, so there’s lots of opportunities to make your mark!
  • Flexible working – we try and accommodate everyone’s preferred working pattern / preferences

Interested parties please contact

To be successful you'll need:

  • Integrity, positive attitude, and self-directed with demonstrated passion for Generation’s mission
  • Minimum of 3 years of total work experience with 1+ years in youth work sector preferred
  • Able to travel to training locations throughout Ireland
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills; specifically able to communicate effectively with the young people we support
  • Excellent organisational skills, ideally with proven experience of running large events and multiple programmes
  • Experience managing stakeholder relationships negotiating with external vendors and enforcing governance with implementation partners
  • Experience of starting / scaling an organisation or programme, including creating or adapting existing processes
  • Able to collect and analyse appropriate data to inform decision making and improvements to the way we work

You’re a highly organised and self-motivated early career professional, with experience implementing multiple concurrent programmes. You’re a clear communicator, able to inspire in a number of settings: can communicate just as easily with a young person who is interested in applying to our programmes, a work coach at the local Job Centre, or the CEO of one of our employer partners.  You love solving problems, as well as analyse data to suggest improvements to the way we work.

What you'll do:

Outreach & youth mobilisation

  • Build partnerships with local charities, job centres, and other partners to support recruitment efforts
  • Market and advertise our programmes to young people in our target groups in the areas surrounding programme locations to generate applications to our programmes
  • Organise and run taster days for 100+ young people and employer partners to generate buy in and enthusiasm for the training programmes
  • Design and manage the selection process for young people applying to the programmes, supported by the Senior Instructional Coach, to ensure that we have at least 20 high quality learners for each of your programmes

Programme delivery

  • Logistics, handling considerations such classroom space, travel for participants, etc. and working with the cohort’s mentor as required
  • Work closely with the Curriculum & Instruction team to ensure effective curriculum delivery
  • Respond quickly to programme challenges, exercising sound judgment and creative problem-solving, and always acting in the interests of our participants and employer partners
  • Conduct regular programme evaluation with young people, employers and other delivery partners; act on feedback to ensure we are improving the quality of our programmes wherever possible
  • Meticulously track programme budgets and keep these on target

Programme development & scaling

  • Contribute to the ongoing development of programmes; find ways to make them more sustainable, scalable and replicable across Ireland
  • Help develop Generation’s understanding of the barriers to employment faced by young people in the Ireland, and continually adapt our delivery model to better address these barriers
  • Contribute to the development of ROI frameworks, tools and data collection processes for existing and new job roles and oversee the data collection process

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.