Director of Professional Studies

Founded in 1924, and enjoying close ties with the UN, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint, is the world's number one international school. With eight schools on three campuses across the Geneva area, we educate around 4500 students aged from 3-18. We have around 1500 employees representing more than 110 nationalities. Ecolint is built on strong humanitarian values and prides itself on its long history of pedagogical innovation, including the creation of the International Baccalaureate, currently a reference in more than 3500 international schools in the world. Our mission is to shape students' lives and prepare them to be world citizens engaged with the political, ethical and environmental challenge of their times.
LocationCampus des Nations
Application closing date15/01/2019
Starting Date01.09.2019

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


  • Able to develop innovative and meaningful approaches to learning and teaching and the drive to put them into practice
  • 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 400 003.

Only online applications will be considered

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