We are seeking curriculum design consultants to support us as we develop curriculum for pilot programs. The consultant would be responsible for developing instructional content for individual sessions in the bootcamp training under the guidance of lead curriculum designers for the program. This training will be grounded in relevant workplace activities and will include the technical skills and knowledge, behavioral skills, and mindsets that are required for success on the job and in support of long-term employment. Technical and behavioral skills and mindsets will be taught and practiced in an integrated way throughout the bootcamp training.
The work will be project-based, and ideally, designers will work full-time for the duration of the design process (~4-8 weeks), though part-time designers will also be considered. Work will be remote (no relocation required). A plus for candidates fluent in speaking Urdu, in addition to English.
Responsibilities may include:
- Design the active learning experiences for each session
- Design practice-based, active learning content for each session (e.g., role plays, simulations, field experiences, etc.)
- Design all supporting materials for each session, including scripted facilitator guides, student handouts, instructor debrief guides for activities, etc. so that, at scale, a typical instructor could deliver the lesson effectively with limited or no additional support
- Design for in-person and online context across multiple sectors (e.g. tech and healthcare) in alignment with our methodology
- Throughout the process, work closely with employer partners and other education partners (e.g., technical training experts) by obtaining feedback and iterating lessons accordingly
- Upload content to LMS and/or making modifications to existing content on LMS
- Track progress via project plans
Mindsets & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a master’s degree in instructional design or education curriculum design
- Minimum of 2 years in curriculum design experience
- Experience planning and scripting individual objective-driven lessons
- Experience developing active, practice-based learning experiences (e.g., simulations, role plays, etc.; not lectures and worksheets)
- Comfort with using technology to collaborate (e.g., Googledocs, Zoom video conference, etc.)
- Consistent, reliable access to the Internet is required
- Experience teaching and/or designing instructional content for students from at-risk communities
- Experience teaching and/or designing instructional materials for young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 years old and older adults reentering the workforce or seeking out a new career path
- Experience designing for online or blended programs
- Experience designing on a Learning Management System (LMS)
- Fluency in speaking other languages such as French, Spanish, Urdu, etc. a plus
- Proactive collaborator, willing to propose solutions and ideas to challenges based on expertise, debate their merits, and make final recommendations for lesson design
- Self-reflective and open to frequent feedback from employer and training partners
- Detail oriented (able to produce instructor-ready documents)
Generation is a global employment program that serves disconnected learners of all ages. Our mission is to transform education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people in life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. Our vision is a meaningful career and sustained well-being for every person anywhere in the world.
We have a training and employment methodology that we believe can serve hundreds of thousands—and eventually millions—of unemployed and underemployed people a year. And we’re proving that this methodology creates real business value for employers, and lasting career impact for participants—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Generation is an independent non-profit founded by McKinsey & Company.
Generation began operations in 2015. As of today, Generation has had 35,000+ graduates globally. We have programs for 26 professions in four sectors – healthcare, technology, customer service, and skilled trades – being run in 100+ cities across our thirteen countries (US, Spain, India, Kenya, Mexico, Brazil, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Italy, UK, Australia, and Pakistan). Generation is now the largest global ‘train and place’ employment program by annual graduates and is the fastest scaling. Our job placement rate is 80 percent within three months, and 68 percent continue to be on the job one year later. Most of our graduates are in jobs that place them at or above the 50th income percentile for their national youth peers and are registering income increases of 2-6X what they were earning prior to Generation. Cumulatively, they have earned over $135M in salary to date. Many of our graduates use this income to support the well-being of their families (siblings, children, parents); nearly 55 percent of our graduates are female, and 40 percent of our students have dependents. We have over 3000+ employer partners across our thirteen countries. Nearly 85 percent of our employers say that Generation graduates outperform their peers; and, 84 percent of our employers would hire Generation graduates again. In 2018, Generation won the prestigious WISE Award for global education innovation.
Each Generation country has a local entity with a local governing board; and, each local entity has an affiliation agreement with Generation’s global entity. The global entity provides the local entities with both program technical support (e.g. curriculum and instruction, recruiting, partnerships) and back-office support (finance, human resources, contracts). Generation has 300+ staff across its global entity and local affiliates.
More information can be found on our website: www.generation.org
About our approach
Generation’s programmatic approach includes operating 3-12 week "bootcamp" trainings for young adults to prepare them for employment in a specific profession. The Generation curriculum team designs curricula for the “bootcamps” across our countries and professions. Trainings are based on the technical and behavioral skills and mindsets specific to a given profession determined by our team’s analysis. Technical and behavioral skills and mindsets are taught and practiced in an integrated way throughout the bootcamp training.