Odyssey of the Mind Coach/ Extra Curricular Activity Culture & Leisure

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 date31/05/2019
Starting Date01/09/2019
ContractPart-time: Thursdays from 15h15-16h45


Seeks for September 2019

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, we are looking for a


Work day and time is fix: Thursdays from 15h15-16h45


  • be a skilled teacher, comfortable
  • demonstrate an affinity to working with students and open to collaborations with colleagues

Candidate requirements:

  • We are looking for a positive and enthusiastic Odyssey of the Mind coach to support our OOTM students
  • 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.
  • Teaching language: English
  • Responsible for preparing the weekly lesson including buying the material to work with.
  • Collaborate with other OOTM coaches and attend coaches meetings
  • Participate to 3-4 tournaments per school year.
  • 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
  • Fluent in English and basic knowledge in French

Candidates are required to apply on our 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 Extra Curricular Activity, Campus of La Châtaigneraie, by 30th of  May 2019 quoting reference number 200 011.

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.