Odyssey of the mind coach

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.
LocationLa Châtaigneraie
Application closing date29/11/2019
Starting DateASAP
ContractPart-time Thursdays from 15.15 - 16:45

The Campus La Châtaigneraie is set amidst the picturesque rolling farms and villages of Founex, overlooking Lake Geneva not far from the city. With a mix of historic and new buildings, the campus is split into a Primary and Secondary school. The international team of educators is devoted to supporting a diverse population of students

To complete our team in Extra-Curricular activities, we are looking for a positive and enthusiastic


To support our OOTM primary students on Thursdays from 15:15h-16:45h

Odyssey of the Mind is an international programme where teams of 5-7 students creatively solve a diverse range of challenges. Participating students develop real-life leadership, teamwork, project management, communication and brainstorming skills. Each year, five long-term problems are loosely defined. Teams choose one from the categories of mechanical/vehicle, technical, classics, structure or performance. They work throughout the year to develop a solution in the form of a stage performance which they present in competitions.

Teams also practice solving a variety of spontaneous problems.

Odyssey of the Mind is hands-on for kids and hands-off for adults - teams think up, design, construct and perform their own ideas


  • Prepare the weekly lesson including buying the material to work with
  • Demonstrate an affinity to working with students and open to collaborations with colleagues
  • Participate to 3-4 tournaments per school year

Candidate requirements:

  • Collaborate with other OOTM coaches and attend coaches meetings
  • Several years of experience in teaching students, ideally worked in the past with other schools
  • Familiar with Odyssey of the Mind programme
  • Positive, enthusiastic, respectful and communicative attitude
  • Ability to relate well to children
  • Proficiency in English with the ability to speak French an advantage

Candidates are required to apply on the link below here by sending a 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 Tania Dutton, Culture & Leisure Coordinator, Campus of La Châtaigneraie, by 29 November 2019 quoting reference number 200 016.

Only online applications will be considered

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The International School of Geneva welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers.