ABOUT GENERATION

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.

 ABOUT REGENERATION

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.

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a talented Information Technology Instructor to teach the curriculum designed by the Generation team. The instructor will report to the ReGeneration Jacksonville Program Coordinator.

This is a temporary full-time position for 15 weeks starting in April 2019.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct Instruction

  • Deliver all technical, behavioral, mindset, and employment essential lessons.
  • Understand individual participant learning needs (and provide individualized education plans, when applicable) to accommodate various types of learning styles.
  • Administer, grade, and provide feedback on weekly assessments and daily exit tickets.
  • Support Generation’s data-driven model by tracking and inputting (in data tool) participant attendance and performance in class and on assessments.
  • Utilize Generation’s technology platforms (e.g., data tool, GenApp, recruiting tool).
  • Mastery of the CompTIA A+ Hardware and software content and the ability to teach the content to a young adult population with little previous IT experience.  

Mentoring

  • Build relationships with participants, develop an understanding of their personal strengths and challenges, and foster a supportive classroom environment
  • Work with program Mentor and Generation staff to identify and address any issues that could prevent participants from completing the program

 Community Engagement

  • Work with the team to build relationships with community partners and participate in community events.
  • Support the recruitment team by participating in occasional recruitment events
  • Plan and lead occasional alumni and community job training workshops.

DESIRED RESULTS  

  • 80% program graduation rate across programs
  • 100% of graduates pass a CompTIA certification
  • 85% of graduates employed within 30 days of graduation
  • 90% job retention at 90 days after employment

ABOUT YOU

You are an education expert (e.g. teachers, instructors, trainers) with IT experience, or IT expert with experience instructing/teaching. You have an exceptional ability to tailor content to different learners. You enjoy delivering sessions with energy and enthusiasm to generate excitement about learning new technical and behavioral skills. You build strong relationships with young adults and have a proven record to ensure participants successfully complete the program.     

Specific requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Hold a CompTIA A+ Certification or ability to gain certification prior to hire.  
  • Passion for helping change the life trajectories of unemployed and/or at-risk youth
  • At least 2 years of teaching/facilitation experience required; experience with digital/e-learning preferred
  • Experience working with adults and/or has extensive knowledge of current trends and issues in adult education
  • Ability to comfortably navigate new technologies (e.g., Generation App, changes to data tool)
  • Experience working with LMS
  • Experience working in education with young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 years old
  • 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
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the opportunity for creativity and hard work inherent in a start-up
  • Flexible to teach cohorts in various parts of Jacksonville
  • Ability to teach a full-time course scheduled 8am to 3pm is required

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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