Job reference: 016958
Location: College du Léman, Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 01/06/2023
Collège du Léman is one of the most prestigious international boarding and day schools in Switzerland, located on the shores of Lake Geneva.
The school helps students find their place in the world by fostering individual growth, academic excellence and global citizenship. Students follow international and national curricula, with programs in English, French and bilingual, and enter the best universities in the world.
It is a truly international community, with more than 150 different nationalities among the 1,800 day school students and 240 boarding students. They meet on an 8 hectare green campus, similar to a village.
Main objectives of the position
The Deputy Principal of Middle Secondary School is an experienced educator who takes an interest not only in subjects relating to pedagogy but also in the well-being of students. Enthusiastic, energetic and showing commitment, he/she contributes to the development and animation of various educational activities and thus supports the mission and vision of the school by helping students in their personal development. He/she actively promotes the school’s ethics by ensuring the application in all circumstances of the RISE values (Respect, Internationalism, School Spirit, Excellence) in collaboration with the academic leadership team. He/She supports and encourages the principles of diversity and inclusion and opposes all forms of discrimination.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Support to the Principal
- Participate in the preparation of information meetings for parents of students at the start of the school year and in the choice of orientations.
- In collaboration with the Principal, plan end of year exams and organize end of year awards.
- Participate in the communication of the section with the newsletters of students and teachers.
- Represent the MSS leadership team at various events.
Leadership and team management
- Ensure that the quality of teaching provided by the academic team of the section is constant and supported by the proper implementation of the annual performance review process and professional development opportunities.
- Enforce the RISE mission and principles in the section.
- Propose initiatives for the promotion and development of the section.
- Develop a program of mutual observations to promote the sharing of innovative experiences.
- Foster and develop Nord Anglia initiatives related to the curriculum.
- Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the academic plan, in particular by verifying the vertical articulation of the programs of the Secondary sections.
- Work in collaboration with the teachers for student monitoring and with the coordinators for the content of school life and discipline. Manage day-to-day discipline cases and refer to the Principal as necessary.
- Animate the class councils of certain degrees. Organize SPR (Student Performance Review) meetings and student-led conferences in collaboration with the pastoral team.
- Participate in the organization of excursions, in particular integration camps.
- Strengthen the transition from primary to MSS and from MSS to high school/secondary for students and their parents.
The administrative and technical aspect
- Prepare lesson data for the different classes for the development of the timetable, and more specifically collaborate with Secondary colleagues to ensure adequate planning.
- Cooperate with other departments (extracurricular, boarding school, student support services, IT, Admissions, etc.) to support students and the MSS team.
Communication with parents
- Participate in the recruitment of new students and the re-registration of CDL students in collaboration with the Admissions department.
- Meet with certain families in case of discipline problems or concerns raised by the parents.
- Supervise iSams and Itslearning software for student monitoring and the implementation of report cards.
- Control the posting of grades and assignments.
- Participate in the drafting of the newsletter for parents, highlighting the main activities of the MSS.
Skills and qualities required
- Strong organizational skills (anticipation, prioritization).
- Good interpersonal skills (written and oral communication, listening, empathy).
- Initiative and solution oriented.
- Teaching diploma
- Experience of at least one year in a position with academic responsibility
- Excellent command of French (level C1-2), Good command of English (level B1-2)
It is important that you are always aware of child protection guidelines and maintain a professional distance from students while developing effective and caring working relationships. You understand and embrace the importance of diversity and inclusion and oppose all forms of discrimination. Background inquiries and reference checks for the past ten years will be conducted during the selection process.