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 July 2018, Generation launched a program to help our employer partner, Stanley Black & Decker, to recruit for and train incoming staff for Machine Operator positions. The program has already demonstrated success in training students across three cohorts in 2018 and will train an additional twelve 20-25 person cohorts through 2020 in the Dallas area.
We are seeking a talented Mentor to drive results in five major areas: (1) academic counseling, (2) career counseling, (3) alumni support, (4) participant recruitment and placement, and (5) social support. Additionally, the Mentor will be responsible for monitoring and tracking progress across all areas. The Dallas SBD Mentor will report to the Generation Dallas Partnership Manager.
This is a regular part-time (i.e 20 hours per week) position.
Facilitate weekly 1:1 academically-focused coaching conversations with each participant to set program goals, track performance, and provide positive, constructive, and goal-aligned feedback
Identify at-risk participants and create individual education plans to help them succeed
Monitor all participants’ academic goal progress
Monitor all participants’ career prospects, interviews, and other career information
Recruitment and Placement Support
Work with the Program Coordinator to screen all applicants to the UBP program and help applicants stay engaged through application and enrollment process.
Organize all participant documents and application for funder requirements during the recruitment process.
Ensure bi-monthly phone calls with participants for 90 days after Graduation to ensure retention, and strong performance on the job
Address life issues that "get in the way" during the program and in the first 3 months of employment.
Consistently track interactions and update participant tracker
Support Partnership Manager with the delivery of material supports and wrap around services (e.g. bus passes, stipends, etc.)
You have outstanding interpersonal skills and are energized to coach our participants to achieve professional and personal success. You have a collaborative and positive spirit to work closely with participants from diverse backgrounds. You are proactive in evaluating daily interactions with participants and creating long-lasting interventions to ensure their success. Most importantly, you have a proven ability to tailor your communication in an honest, open, transparent, yet nurturing way.
Specific requirements include, but are not limited to:
Experience teaching, coaching and/or working closely with adults and/or has extensive knowledge of current trends and issues in adult education
Background in mental/behavioral health or counseling preferred
Professional demeanor, excellent organizational and communication skills, and attention to detail
Ability to collect and analyze participant data that will influence participant interactions
Self-reflective and open to frequent feedback from participants and program team
Positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence, and ability to be a team player
Entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the opportunity for creativity and hard work inherent in a start-up
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.”