Director of Professional Studies, Geneva

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International School of GenevaGeneva
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Start date: 01.08.2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No



Seeks for 1st August 2019

Swiss Private Foundation founded in 1924 with close ties to the UN, ECOLINT is the world's number one international school with 4500 students, eight schools on three campuses across Geneva, 1500 employees representing more than 110 nationalities. The International School of Geneva is based on strong values of education for peace, innovation (birthplace of the International Baccalauréat, currently a reference in more than 3500 international schools in the world), aiming to shape students' lives and prepare them to be world citizens engaged with the political, ethical and environmental challenge of their times. 

To complete our team at Campus des Nations, we are looking for a

Director of Professional Studies

This is a full-time post and the post-holder reports to the Director of Education.

Job Purpose

In collaboration with the Director of Education, to lead Ecolint’s one-of-a-kind PGCE (International) teacher training programme so that the International School of Geneva retains and extends its excellent reputation as a school providing the highest quality evidence and research based preparation for international school educators and as a centre for innovation in pedagogy. 


· Alignment of PGCE curriculum with the mission and vision of the Foundation and the Institute of Learning and Teaching

· Promotion, recruitment and interviewing of PGCE candidates

· The PGCE (International) trainees, associated members of staff (2-3) and all aspects of the course, professional and pastoral

· Coordination of the MA in International Education (Durham University)

Person Specification




· Master’s in Education

· Recognised postgraduate qualification in teaching

· Experience in teacher training 

· Track record of engagement with educational research

· Native English, full proficiency in French


· PhD in Education or a related discipline

· Experience in international education 

· Knowledge of all four IB Programmes

· A successful track record in informal leadership, motivating teams and individuals, in delegating, and in holding individuals to account.

Disposition, attributes and behaviours


· Energy, dynamism, determination, professionalism, flexibility

· Excellent administrative and organizational skills 

· Self-sufficient, independent, flexible, resourceful and able to meet deadlines

· Able to show initiative and innovate while assuring compliance with agreed procedures

· IT literate and experience in worthwhile use of technology for learning

· Sincere respect and understanding of cultural differences

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Enjoys a sense of humour

Candidates are required to apply online by sending their CV, three references, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, that may be followed at the point of interview and a covering letter addressed to Dr. Karen Taylor, Director of Education, International School of Geneva, Campus des Nations by January 15th, 2019, mentioning the reference number 400 002.

Only online applications will be considered

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Job location

More about International School of Geneva
Address: Campus des Nations - Saconnex Site, Route de Morillons 11, CH - 1218 Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 22 770 4700