You will be part of Generation, 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 sites.
Generation is now launching ReGeneration. This program will reach, serve, train and place workers 40 years of age and older using our methodology and the best practices of our partner organizations. The program partners with AARP Foundation and Jefferson State Community College, supported by the Workforce Boards and State Workforce Agencies in Duval County, FL and Jefferson County, AL, to reskill and place 400 mature, dislocated workers in Birmingham, Alabama and Jacksonville, Florida in sustainable jobs in healthcare and information technology, respectively. All of Generation’s programs are structured as intensive boot camps ranging from 3 – 12 weeks. The programs offer participants integrated technical, behavioral, mindset, and employment skills training, mentorship support and community services as well as job-placement support when they graduate.
The Program Coordinator is a full-time role that will be the primary point of contact for the ReGeneration program in Jacksonville, FL and reports to the ReGeneration Program Lead. The primary function of this role is to successfully sustain the program and ensure the program meets ReGeneration target metrics on recruitment, graduation placement, and job retention.
In January 2019, ReGeneration Jacksonville will partner with employer and community partners, including AARP Foundation, to help recruit for and train incoming staff for IT positions. These programs are expected to train four 25 person cohorts over 12 months.
The Program Coordinator will be the primary point of contact for the ReGeneration Jacksonville IT program, managing three primary processes: (1) participant recruitment and placement, (2) team and classroom management, and (3) data analysis and reporting.
- Drive successful sustainability of ReGeneration Jacksonville programs by:
- Develop a quarterly timeline for ReGeneration programs, including recruitment, training and transition to employment, in accordance with program specifications and funding limitations
- Strategically cultivate and maintain participant referral partnerships
- Pitching ReGeneration to prospective program participants and social service providers
- Recruiting program participants using appropriate promotional and marketing methods, such as presentations to community-based organizations, individual student outreach, social media, etc.
- Tackling operational challenges (e.g., securing site for new programs, identifying transportation solutions for cohorts, etc.)
- Manage the cohorts assigned to you by the Program Lead:
- Helping to select Generation participants in accordance with the recruitment guidelines.
- Collaborating with national team to evaluate program against agreed upon objectives
- Lead ReGeneration Jacksonville IT program by:
- Serving as the primary point of contact for ReGeneration Jacksonville IT instructors and mentors; leading team in achieving their responsibilities and targets
- Maintaining a file system with participant information and program records; ensure team (instructor and mentor) keeps this information up to date on the Generation Data Tool
- Ensuring consistent communication with Generation coalition, including drafting weekly coalition update emails and leading bi-weekly calls
- Acting as liaison to Generation US National team, contributing insights and experiences as we continue improving the Generation model nationally and codify best practices
- Collaborating with Jacksonville Business Development Manager to establish and execute against timeline for employment for Generation participants, including application submission and interviewing events
You have outstanding leadership skills and are energized at the thought of creating something new, leading a team, and making a lasting impact on your community. 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 at a startup and welcome roles with high levels of ownership.
Specific requirements include, but not limited to:
- Creative, strategic, and analytical thinker with the ability to manage multiple projects and balance short and long-term objectives
- Outstanding leadership skills that empower the rest of the ReGeneration city team (i.e., instructor, mentor)
- Professional demeanor with a presence capable of leading executive meetings
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- At least 2 years of direct supervisory/management experience preferred
- Managed large-scale programs within a nonprofit preferred
- A growth mindset; self-reflective and open to frequent feedback from students and program team
- 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 start-up
- A strong sense of ownership (takes personal responsibility for meeting objectives) and timeliness
- Ability to comfortably navigate new technologies (e.g., Generation App, changes to data tool)
- Data-driven approach in presenting/influencing and informing decisions
- A passion for working with adults (ages 40+), and an interest in leading a community-based coalition across multiple local organizations
Generation is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. “In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.”