Development Lead - Part-time 50%

Founded in 1924, the Ecole Internationale de Genève (Ecolint) welcomes 4,500 students aged 3 to 18, representing more than 130 nationalities. Our 1,250 staff from all over the world work on our three campuses (La Grande Boissière and Campus des Nations in Geneva, La Châtaigneraie in the canton of Vaud).

In our 7 schools, our students benefit from international teaching and bilingual supervision of the highest quality.

To fulfil our mission of "Educating students to be global citizens with the courage and capacity to create a just and joyful tomorrow together", every member of staff can draw inspiration from our hundred years of experience, our constant drive to innovate, and our strong humanitarian values. Through our Ecolint Institute, we are committed to provide our staff with excellent professional development opportunities.

The Institute of Learning and Teaching was created in 2010 by the International School of Geneva. The Institute serves the Ecolint and wider international community of educators in their quest to refine and adapt education to serve the needs of linguistically, culturally and neurodiverse students, now and in the future. We do this by nurturing preservice and inservice educators and leaders to become research informed, reflective practitioners that continuously develop their pedagogical practice in response to evolving student and societal needs. We do this through initial teacher education, professional development, research and collaboration.



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The Ecolint Institute of Learning and Teaching
Seeks for September 2024
Part-time – 50%.

Reports to the Head of the Institute of Learning and Teaching

Job purpose:

  • Ensuring each child or young person’s harmonious development, by analyzing and improving the quality of education and of the Foundation’s teaching programmes, by providing a pedagogical vision and training that supports that vision, and by being up-to-date on pedagogical research and training the next generation of educators.


Responsibilities of the successful candidate:

  • Assist the Head of the Institute of Learning and Teaching to develop professional development offerings for the entire teaching staff in line
  • Manage applications for the various training programmes
  • Track budgets
  • Serve as a liaison to universities with which the Foundation has partnerships
  • Manage the design and promotion of professional development sessions and all of the Institute’s course
  • Monitor internal trainings and their impact
  • Write and update the Institute’s website
  • Write and regularly revise all documentation related to programmes
  • Hold regular course information sessions
  • Increase the Institute’s visibility through education and marketing initiatives
  • Supervise the organization of professional development workshops offered by outside trainers
  • Conduct intake interviews for course applicants
  • Set goals for participants, monitor progress, and provide coaching
  • Plan and lead sessions during professional development days
  • Participate in analyzing the Foundation’s educational programmes, and in doing research on best practices
  • Organize education-related seminars


Personal Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience at a similar position
  • University degree in Education or related discipline
  • Experience in international education
  • Track record of engagement with education research
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • IT literate and experience in worthwhile use of technology for learning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Sincere respect and understanding of cultural differences
  • Have the ability to work in French and English


Candidates are required to apply online by sending their current CV, the contact details of three referees, one of whom must be their current or most recent employer and a cover letter for the attention of Mrs Katrina Jihad, Head of the Institute of Learning and Teaching, International School of Geneva, by July 12th, 2024, mentioning the reference number 130 180.


The Ecole Internationale de Genève values and encourages diversity among its staff. We therefore welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. The School is seriously committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful candidates will be subject to rigorous checks on their prior conduct with regard to Child Protection as appropriate to their position, including reference checking with previous employers and the relevant authorities.