Generation is 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 9 countries to date – USA, Kenya, Spain, Mexico, India, Hong Kong, France, Italy, Pakistan and UK – and is actively launching additional sites. Generation USA is currently live in 11 cities, and is scaling rapidly to support learners across the country.


In January 2019, Generation Wilmington will partner with employer and community partners, including the Associated Builders and Contractors (Delaware Chapter) and the Wilmington Leaders Alliance to help recruit for and train incoming staff for Construction Helper Pre-apprenticeship positions. These programs are expected to train 8-10 cohorts of 20-25 students each for 2019-20.

The Wilmington Construction Program Coordinator will be the primary point of contact for the Generation Wilmington construction program, managing four primary processes: participant recruitment and placement, team and classroom management, data analysis, and reporting.


  • Drive successful launch and long-term sustainability of Generation Wilmington Construction program by:
    • Developing 6 to 12 month timeline for Generation program, including recruitment, training and transition to employment, in accordance with program specifications and funding limitations
    • Strategically identifying new community and employer partnerships and pitching Generation
    • Cultivating long term relationships with program partners throughout Wilmington, including but not limited to employers, funders, and general supporters (e.g., public officials, influential civic leaders)
    • 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 first cohort, etc.)
  • Manage the cohorts assigned to you:
    • Maintaining regular contact with partners (both existing and potential), providing frequent updates on program status and outcomes
    • Helping to select Generation students in accordance with the recruitment guidelines.
    • Collaborating with national team to evaluate program against agreed upon objectives
  • Lead Generation Wilmington Construction program by:
    • Serving as the primary point of contact for Generation instructors and mentors; leading team in achieving their responsibilities and targets
    • Maintaining a file system with student 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 employment partners to establish and execute against timeline for employment for Generation students, including application submission and interviewing events


  • 80% program graduation rate across programs
  • 85% of graduates employed within 30 days of graduation
  • 90% job retention at 90 days after employment
  • 100-150 participants trained and placed at employer partners in the next 1-2 years


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 doing a startup and welcome roles with high levels of ownership.

Specific requirements include, but not limited to:

  • At least 5-10 years of experience working in the construction industry or experience with skilled trade instruction (e.g., vocational trade schools); experience with the Wilmington, DE construction industry and NCCER Craft Instructor certification preferred.
  • 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 Generation city team (i.e., instructor, mentor)
  • Professional demeanor with a presence capable of leading executive meetings
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • At least 3-5 years of direct supervisory/management experience 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 disadvantaged young adults (ages 18-29), and an interest in leading a community-based coalition across multiple local organizations
  • Managed large-scale programs within a nonprofit

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.”


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