Deadline
2nd May 2017
Locations
New York City
Area of Work
Co-existence, education

US Programme Manager / Help Desk, Generation Global programme

Generation Global is an initiative of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. It is a pioneering global education programme for 12-17 year olds, which, by providing global learning and dialogue opportunities, helps young people to be resolute in the face of narratives that may feed into the development of violent extremist ideologies.

Devised by an international group of educational experts, advisers, and religious leaders, the programme provides opportunities for students to put critical thinking skills into practice through facilitated dialogue. Students learn about one other, and explore the roots of openness and diversity in their own cultural and religious traditions.

Generation Global reflects the needs of different school systems around the world, and is active in more than 20 countries, including in some of the world's most challenging regions.

Learn more about the programme here.

 Role summary

This is a one-year fixed contract.

The post-holder supports US schools in implementing Generation Global within their context. They provide on-going technical, administrative, and programmatic support for the virtual learning platform. The role reports to the Head of Generation Global, US.


Key responsibilities

  • Support US schools as they implement all aspects of the programme, including teaching dialogue skills, equipment testing, videoconferencing, and engaging on the online community
  • Collaborate with and support the global education team on projects
  • Guide teachers and schools through the registration process
  • Provide technical support for teachers so they can successfully connect students with classrooms around the world through dialogue skills, video conferencing, and team blogging
  • Build a strong working relationship with active teachers and school administrators
  • Assist the US education team with developing teacher and student resources
  • Assist the US education team with administrative duties

Person specification

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience
  • Experience working in the US education system
  • Enjoys supporting dialogic spaces specific to navigating identity, difference, and community
  • Experience working in youth programmes that use dialogue to navigate identity, difference, and community for small to large groups, of teachers, students, and/or stakeholders
  • Flexibility to work independently and collaboratively with the US and global education teams
  • Highly organised
  • Self-starter with strong project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail (logistics, planning, organising, database management)
  • Openness to receiving feedback
  • Strong communication and relationship skills (written and interpersonal)
  • Willingness to travel 3-5 times/year

What we offer

  • Compensation package commensurate with experience and competitive within the not-for-profit sector
  • Generous holiday package
  • A fast-paced environment

How to apply

Applications should consist of a covering letter no longer than 1 page explaining your interest in working in this role and demonstrating how you meet the core competencies, along with a CV no longer than 2 pages.

Successful applicants will be invited to first round interview.

Deadline
2nd May 2017
Locations
New York City
Area of Work
Co-existence, education

US Programme Manager/Facilitator, Generation Global programme

Generation Global is an initiative of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. It is a pioneering global education programme for 12-17 year olds, which, by providing global learning and dialogue opportunities, helps young people to be resolute in the face of narratives that may feed into the development of violent extremist ideologies.

Devised by an international group of educational experts, advisers, and religious leaders, the programme provides opportunities for students to put critical thinking skills into practice through facilitated dialogue. Students learn about one other, and explore the roots of openness and diversity in their own cultural and religious traditions.

Generation Global reflects the needs of different school systems around the world, and is active in more than 20 countries, including in some of the world's most challenging regions.

Learn more about the programme here.

Role summary

This is a one-year fixed contract.

The post-holder supports the New York City pilot programme by developing and implementing training and resources for educators and students.The role reports to the Head of Generation Global, US.


Key responsibilities

  • Conduct research and analysis to help shape the expansion of the US education programme
  • Assist the US education team with developing teacher and student dialogue resources
  • Support the US education team with planning and delivering teacher training and workshops
  • Collaborate with and support the global education team on projects
  • Facilitate workshops and events for the Generation Global Youth Council
  • Assist the US education team with administrative duties
  • Lead social media and communication efforts of US education programme
  • Assist the US Head of Education with event planning

Person specification

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in strengths-based and intersectional education, facilitation, curriculum-building, and youth development models
  • Flexibility to work independently and collaboratively with the US and global education teams
  • Experience facilitating and leading dialogue workshops related to navigating identity,difference, and community for small to large groups of teachers, students, and/or stakeholders
  • Experience working in the US education system
  • Strong communication and relationship skills (written and interpersonal)
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Enjoys creating dialogic spaces specific to navigating identity, difference, and
  • community
  • Self-starter and strong project management skills
  • Willingness to travel 3-5 times/year

What we offer

  • Compensation package commensurate with experience and competitive within the not-for-profit sector
  • Generous holiday package
  • A fast-paced environment

How to apply

Applications should consist of a covering letter no longer than 1 page explaining your interest in working in this role and demonstrating how you meet the core competencies, along with a CV no longer than 2 pages.

Successful applicants will be invited to first round interview.