Director at International School in Genoa in Italy
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International School in Genoa (Italy)

No longer accepting applications
Sep 16, 19
Oct 20, 19

The International School of Genoa

Seeks a new Director

For July 1 , 2020


The School



The International School in Genoa (ISG), founded in 1966, seeks an inspiring and motivational Director who will bring effective and collaborative leadership to this small, excellent, and established European International School. ISG offers an exceptional opportunity for the next Director to further build a vibrant community of learners, on a campus that promotes by design a culture of values inherent in the school’s mission principles of Respect, Responsibility, and Reaching for Excellence.


  • An advanced degree in education or education-related field
  • International leadership experience as director and/or division principal
  • A collaborative and learning-focused leader
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Demonstrated capacity for strategic planning


  • Experience in staff recruitment, retention, and development
  • Ability to build and sustain a coherent and dynamic community
  • Flexible, creative, and solution-oriented in conflict resolution
  • IB experience and K-12 curriculum leadership experience
  • Substantial experience in fiscal management and stewardship
  • Ability to work harmoniously with all stakeholders: Board, administration, Faculty, parents, students, and friends of the school
  • Ability to promote the school in the wider market


  •  Integrity, models ethical principles and behavior
  • Good listener, sees strength in diverse opinions
  • Appreciates and builds cultural openness and diversity
  • Visible and engaged in the life of the school
  • Active, energetic, and interactive with students
  • Caring, firm and clear in expectations
  • Can-do attitude, hands-on mentality


The International School in Genoa (ISG) has appointed Search Associates as a consultant in the Director Search, with Dr. Gunther Brandt as the Lead Consultant. The deadline for applications is October 20, 2019. Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and the required materials as early as possible and the ISG search committee reserves the right to close the selection process at any time if the right candidate is found. The review of files will begin as soon as applications are received, and candidates should send the information listed below in a single PDF FILE attached to an email:

  • A letter of application describing your interest in the Director position at ISG, listing your strengths as a candidate and how your qualifications and experience align with the profile of the desired candidate.
  • A current resume not to exceed two pages
  • A one-page list of at least 4 (four) referees who have been your direct supervisors, with current phone and email addresses
  • A maximum of three letters of reference scanned at low resolution that may already be in your possession

The Total DOC size should be kept at less than (4) MB if possible. Applications should be sent to and to 

For further information on the school please see


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