Assistant Principal for Years 10 and 11

Founded in 1924, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint educates 4500 students aged from 3-18 representing over 130 nationalities. Each of our eight schools is dedicated to the development of seven life-worthy, future-ready global competences: we develop lifelong learning, self-agency, the ability to interact with the world, with others and with resources so as to develop transdisciplinary, multiliterate thinking. Through this, we drive our mission, which is to educate students to be global citizens with the courage and capacity to create a just and joyful tomorrow together. Ecolint is built on strong humanitarian values and prides itself on its long history of pedagogical innovation, including the creation of the Model United Nations system and the International Baccalaureate. We have around 1250 employees representing more than 60 nationalities, united as one core of dynamic professionals, committed to our mission. La Châtaigneraie campus is in Founex, in the Canton de Vaud, just 20 minutes from Geneva. Set among farmland, overlooking Lake Geneva, the campus has stunning views of the Alps and the Jura. With a mix of historic and brand-new buildings, the campus is split into a Primary and Secondary school. Both schools are equipped with the latest ICT equipment, and student learning is optimised through specialist classrooms for different subjects, two multimedia and library centres, an auditorium, several sports halls, IT suites, a music studio and a theatre. Beyond the classroom students benefit from two cafeterias, a sports complex including an all-weather football pitch and basketball court and a number of green areas for their general recreation. La Châtaigneraie Secondary School Our 1000 students aged 11 to 18 enjoy excellent facilities across three buildings where we provide a rich and stimulating education. From Years 7 to 9 (age 11-14), students can choose classes in English, French, or a bilingual combination of both. From Year 10 onwards, a student will choose either the IGCSE and IB Diploma or the Swiss maturité programme. Both provide excellent preparation for higher education at top institutions around the world. La Châtaigneraie is the only Ecolint campus offering the Maturité.
LocationLa Châtaigneraie (Secondary/secondaire)
Application closing date06/12/2022
Starting DateASAP

Assistant Principal for Years 10 and 11

Start date: 28th of August 2023 (or as soon as possible)

Contract Type: Full-time; 40 hours - permanent contract


Job responsibilities

Reporting to the Secondary School Principal, the successful candidate will oversee the organisation of our Years 10 and 11 programmes, working with Heads of Years and Heads of Departments to ensure a holistic approach to Teaching and Learning.

  • Oversee the implementation of strategic plans as outlined by the School Principal
  • Ensure that the Year 10 and 11 programmes are meeting the expectations of the Ecolint Learning Principles and IB Diploma entrance requirements  
  • Create an engaging and motivating programme which educates our students to be global citizens with the courage and capacity to create a just and joyful tomorrow together
  • Oversee initial teacher training placements in the secondary school in collaboration with the ITE (Initial Teacher Education) team

Candidate requirements

  • Masters in relevant field and ideally an additional qualification in education
  • A good understanding of the IGCSE programme and comprehensive knowledge of the IB’s Middle Years and Diploma programmes 
  • Having an understanding of the Swiss Maturité programme would be an asset 
  • More than 10 years of relevant work experience 
  • Experience leading a large team 
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Bilingual English and French (or at least a good command of French) 
  • General understanding of strategic planning in order to organise a team 
  • A positive, can-do attitude, with a demonstrated ability to lead and implement change
  • Excellent ICT skills
  • Have a proven track record of implementing change which improves student experience
  • A clear fit with Ecolint’s values of respect, tolerance, inclusion and bilingualism.


Candidates are requested to apply online, attaching their CV and a covering letter. The application must be addressed to Mrs Soraya Sayed Hassen, Secondary School Principal, Ecole Internationale de Genève, La Châtaigneraie by 6th of December 2022, mentioning the reference number 220 014.



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The International School of Geneva values and encourages diversity among its staff. As such, we 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 conduct and child protection checks appropriate to their position, including prior checks with their previous employers and the authorities.