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Assistant Principal for Years 10 and 11

Ecole Internationale de Geneve
Founex, Switzerland, Europe
Relocation package for expatriates
Start date
Start August 2023
  • All Levels
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Master
  • 10 years of teaching experience

Candidate requirements:

  • Masters in relevant field and ideally an additional qualification in education
  • A good understanding of the IGCSE program and comprehensive knowledge of the IB’s Middle Years and Diploma programs 
  • Having an understanding of the Swiss Maturité program would be an asset 
  • More than 10 years of relevant work experience 
  • Experience leading a large team 
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Bilingual in English and French (or at least a good command of French) 
  • General understanding of strategic planning to organize 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 the student experience
  • A clear fit with Ecolint’s values of respect, tolerance, inclusion, and bilingualism.


Please note that only applications via our website will be considered.

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

Ecolint offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including a contribution to the payment of health insurance. In addition, the Foundation has sickness and pension schemes superior to legal requirements. Members of staff may be granted a full or partial reduction of school fees for dependent children. We also encourage expatriate staff to maintain contact with the culture of their home country and their relatives. Home Leave is granted to senior management and teaching staff who are entitled to moving expense benefits and whose home station is outside Switzerland.

Assistant Principal for Years 10 and 11

Ecolint’s mission is to “educate students to be global citizens with the courage and capacity to create a just and joyful tomorrow together”.


The Foundation of the International School of Geneva

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 lifeworthy, future-ready global competencies: we develop lifelong learning, self-agency, and the ability to interact with the world, with others, and with resourcestolop 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

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 optimized through specialist classrooms for different subjects, two multimedia and library centers, 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 a basketball court and several 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 (ages 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 program. Both provide excellent preparation for higher education at top institutions around the world. La Châtaigneraie is the only Ecolint campus offering the Maturité.


Detailed job specification

Job title: Assistant Principal for Years 10 and 11

Reporting line: Secondary School Principal

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 organization of our Years 10 and 11 programs, 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 programs are meeting the expectations of the Ecolint Learning Principles and IB Diploma entrance requirements  
  • Create an engaging and motivating program that 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


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.

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We prepare students for membership of communities that are socially and culturally diverse, for citizenship, and for engagement with the political, ethical, and environmental challenges of their times. We expect them to want to take an active part in making their world a better place and one that is based on the mutual understanding, respect, and shared values to which the school has been committed throughout its long history.

The International School of Geneva serves both the international and local communities of the Geneva area. We are committed to preparing students to live in a multilingual and multicultural world and, as a bilingual Foundation, to develop their fluency in both English and French.

The school exists for the sake of its students and is committed to a continual re-evaluation of their needs in the light of social, economic, and cultural change. The school strives continually to promote excellence in all aspects of its provision, to do better than its previous best, and to model the values that it encourages in its students.

The main principles of an international education

A key element of this unity is a commitment to a particular kind of international education.

The Foundation has defined those main principles as follows:

Encouraging important international values Supporting the student’s language development Ensuring an international dimension to the curriculum Recognising the importance of global issues Showing respect for, and integration with, the host country
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Teach in Switzerland to experience a first-class education system and some of the highest teaching salaries in the world. With the growing demand for international teachers in all subjects, there are plenty of opportunities to find teaching jobs in Switzerland.

German, French, Italian, Romansch
Swiss franc
Temperate but varies with altitude
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