Generation is a nonprofit that transforms education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. The global pandemic has led to an unprecedented surge in unemployment. Even before the pandemic, more than 75 million young adults were out of work globally, and three times as many were underemployed—and 375 million workers of all ages needed to learn new skills by 2030. At the same time, certain jobs remain in high-demand, and 40 percent of employers say a skills shortage leaves them with entry-level vacancies. To date, more than 38,000 people have graduated from Generation programs, which prepare them for meaningful careers in 14 countries. Generation works with more than 3,900 employer partners and many implementation partners and funders.
We are seeking a talented Curriculum and Instruction Country Lead, interested in being the main point of contact for Generation Curriculum in the United States, as well as planning and designing onboarding and professional development for Generation instructors in the United States. You will liaise with the Global Curriculum and Instruction Team to help tailor content for the chosen professions to the country context and will be responsible for gathering data and feedback for continuous improvement of the content in collaboration with the Director of Learner Instruction and the Global Curriculum Lead.
This is a full-time and fully remote position.
- Support activity mapping with Global Curriculum Lead, working with employers to surface the activities and skills that should be integrated into a curriculum for new professions.
- Liaise with stakeholders (e.g., technical experts, training delivery partners) to gather inputs needed for curriculum design and to obtain feedback on design as needed.
- Collaborate with Global Curriculum Lead in the design process, ensuring content and activities are relevant and appropriate for the Singapore context.
- Support any logistics or communication with stakeholders associated with activity mapping and/or curriculum design.
- Collaborate with Technology Lead to revise and resolve issues that affect curriculum design, instruction in Canvas
- Design and customize onboarding agendas and session plans to lead trainings with Generation instructors.
- Collect and evaluate data before, during, and after onboarding and trainings to identify lessons learned and any additional support for instructors.
Program Learning and Improvement
- Identify session design and classroom delivery opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned, communicating that information to the Curriculum & Instruction Team.
- Collaborate with the Curriculum & Instruction Team and Learner Instruction team to resolve programmatic issues that affect curriculum design, instruction, and program operations.
- Support the Learner Instruction Team revising curricula based on lessons learned.
- Provide feedback on global training approaches and tools that are used to support instructor development.
- Design and write practice-based, scripted sessions, including simulations that mimic daily on-the-job situations, role plays, and sessions that introduce technical content in a way that connects it with behavioral skills and mindsets (65% of time)
- Work closely with the Generation curriculum team, the US country team, employer partners, and other education partners (e.g., technical experts, training delivery partners) to obtain feedback and iterate on session design accordingly (20% of time)
- Participate in special projects and professional development (15% of time)
- Participate in curriculum team projects on an as needed basis, to improve our curriculum development processes (e.g., documenting best practices, developing e-learning capabilities, revising universal sessions).
- Provide feedback and peer-review for other team members to further develop their practice.
You are a mission driven and passionate leader energized at the thought of taking Generation into the next phase of growth. You love program design, training and spotting issues at scale.
- At least 3-5 years of experience designing and delivering multi-week training programs.
- At least 1 year experience coaching or providing support to instructors.
- Ideal candidate will have experience working with educational institutions, and/or has knowledge of current trends in adult learning, issues and the players in the skills training landscape
- Creative and analytical thinker with a track record of managing projects and delivering operational targets
- Professional demeanour, excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills and attention to detail
- High degree of independence and experience with self-management
- Interest in leading a community based coalition that stretches across multiple local organizations
- Self-reflective and open to frequent feedback from Generation learners and the Generation team
- Positive, solutions orientated attitude, drive for excellence and ability to be a team player
- Entrepreneurial, creative, proactive mindset required of start-ups that takes ownership for targets and seeks opportunities for improvement / growth of the program without guidance
Interested applicants should submit a resume and one work sample of curriculum and a lesson plan you have designed in lieu of a cover letter.
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.”