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Curriculum and Instruction Lead

Organisation : Generation Australia

Location : Sydney

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Education & Training, Operations Management, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Disabilities, Education & Employment, Education & Training, Employment Services, Science & Technology, Youth & Young People

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 29 May, 2019

About the Role

We are seeking a talented Curriculum and Instruction Lead, interested in being the main point of contact for Generation curriculum in Australia, and planning, managing, and delivering onboarding and professional development to Generation instructors. The Curriculum and Instruction Lead supports the Generation Australia team in curriculum design of new programs and reports directly to the Global Curriculum and Instruction Team.

Type of employment: Full-time or part-time, depending on the applicant

Location: Sydney, Australia

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Design

  • Support activity mapping with the global team for new programs in Australia, working with employers to surface the technical skills, behaviours and mindsets that should be integrated into new curriculums
  • Liaise with stakeholders to gather inputs needed for curriculum design and obtain feedback as needed
  • Collaborate with Global Curriculum Lead in the design process, ensuring content and activities are relevant and appropriate

Instructor onboarding

  • Design and customise onboarding agendas and session plans to lead trainings with Generation instructors
  • Facilitate online and/or in-person onboarding for Generation instructors, engaging them in an adult-appropriate, participatory way
  • Collect and evaluate data before, during, and after onboarding and trainings to identify lessons learned and any additional support for instructors

Instructor professional development & classroom delivery

  • Deliver professional development for instructors (e.g., coaching, refresher trainings, classroom visits, providing evidence-based feedback on observed strengths, areas for improvement and progress towards development goals)

Program learning and improvement

  • Identify session design and classroom delivery opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned, communicating that information to the Global Curriculum & Instruction Team
  • Collaborate with Global Curriculum & Instruction Team and local team to resolve programmatic issues that affect curriculum design, instruction, and program operations
  • Provide feedback on global training approaches and tools that are used to support instructor development

Stakeholder Engagement and Management

  • Support Generation in conversations with employer partners, communicating the value proposition of Generation’s approach to curriculum and instruction
  • Articulate Generation’s methodology for curriculum and instruction to diverse audiences, including employers, funders, training service providers, or other partners
  • Lead the identification of training service providers that will deliver Generation programs and supply instructors as needed
  • Communicate updates to donors and funders regarding program design, delivery, and quality

PROFILE

  • At least 4 years’ experience in the education sector and/or working with educational institutions, both as a teacher and as a trainer/coach of teachers
  • Experience managing relationships and communicating with diverse stakeholders, such as training delivery partners, donors, or employers
  • Creative thinker and problem solver with a track record of delivering outcomes
  • High degree of independence with the ability to also be a team player
  • Self-reflective and open to frequent feedback from students and Generation team
  • Professional demeanour, excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills and attention to detail
  • Interest in leading a community-based coalition that spans multiple local organisations
  • Entrepreneurial and proactive mindset required in the start-up environment to deliver against targets and seek opportunities for improvement/growth without instruction
  • 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

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Generation Australia

You will be part of Generation. It is the world’s largest, fastest scaling global employment program, providing young 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 more productive, higher quality, stay for longer, and are promoted more quickly than their peers. Founded by McKinsey & Company, Generation is an independent legal non-profit entity active in 9 countries to date – USA, Kenya, Spain, Mexico, India, Italy, Singapore, Pakistan and Hong Kong – and is launching in Australia.

Generation programs are structured as intensive training ranging from 4 – 12 weeks in duration. The programs offer students integrated technical, behavioral, mindset, and employment skills training, mentorship support and community services as well as job-placement support when they graduate.

Why join us

  • Work on and be a driving force in an exciting new program in a start-up like environment
  • Contribute to an important social mission in Australia, improving education and employment opportunities
  • Work in a well-supported, international team setting with other Generation teams globally, and a high calibre team to strengthen your problem-solving skills
  • Join an organisation that will challenge you and invest in your professional development on an on-going basis

Apply for this Job

Applicants must have right to work in Australia

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in being part of Generation and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close 5.00pm Wednesday, 29 May 2019


Please quote in application: Curriculum and Instruction Lead via Pro Bono Australia.


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