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Nov 7, 2023
Nov 14, 2023
Upper School MYP Coordinator
At the International School of Luxembourg (“ISL”) we are committed to excellence beyond academics, innovation, continuous learning, and global responsibility. We are looking for a passionate and inspiring "Upper School MYP Coordinator" who believes in and advocates for the transformational potential of the MYP.
We are a highly reputable school, in the heart of Europe, with over 300 outstanding staff and almost 1350 students, coming from all over the world. We are accredited by CIS, MSA and the IB. We are committed to safeguarding and prioritising the wellbeing of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. We believe that our role as educators is to inspire students to develop their fullest intellectual, social, emotional and physical potential.
What we offer educators
- talented, caring students, who have a history of outstanding results;
- high quality educational programme, educating students for life beyond results;
- care for our staff through a caring, inclusive community;
- extensive wellbeing programme including employee assistance programmes, healthy nutritional choices, mental health awareness programmes and staff sports activities;
- Luxembourg is a great place to live: multilingual, inclusive for LGBTQ+, strong health care system, free public transportation, AND the only Grand Duchy in the World.
Application deadline: 14 November 2023
Video interviews: 6-15 November 2023
Zoom interviews: 16-22 November 2023
Finalists site visit to ISL: 5-7 December 2023
To begin work: 1 August 2024
Brief description of the role:
The MYP Coordinator will value and actively contribute to a holistic learning experience, including beyond the classroom activities, school trips and participation in our thriving school community. The MYP Coordinator is charged with assisting the Upper School Principal with the management, development, support and evaluation of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years programme. The MYP Coordinator will teach 1-2 courses, equivalent to approximately 20-40% of a full-time teaching load. The MYP Coordinator will be a member of the Upper School Leadership Team, the Upper School Academic Council and the Upper School Advisory Council.
Profile: (training, experience, skills and aptitudes necessary to do the job)
- Deep understanding of the MYP with experience, competence and confidence in building understanding in others;
- Leadership experience in an MYP international school (MYP experience required) and experience in a range of school settings;
- Demonstrated further professional training and / or certifications in appropriate area of study, and / or 3 years’ successful experience in a similar position;
- Teaching certificate and an excellent teacher;
- Demonstrated ability to lead learning-focused workshops for teachers and parents;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, preferably knowledge of a second language;
- Familiarity and fluency with effective use of technology to support student learning, with a willingness to embrace emerging technologies.
- Knowledge of and experience in working with data collection, visualisation, information management, as well as curriculum and learning management systems
- Excellent time-management and organisational skills
- Adaptable and flexible, especially when confronted with difficult situations;
- Highly collaborative and consultative;
- Comfortable with having difficult conversations, negotiating cognitive conflict and constructively
- Supports decisions with fidelity - committing to decisions, building consensus.
Some of the responsibilities will include:
- Moving the school’s MYP implementation plan forward with positive energy;
- Support research-based, innovative teaching and student learning;
- Collaborate closely with the PYP and DP Coordinators
- Ensure that all IB MYP staff are fully informed with respect current programme content and subject requirements, and adhere to applicable IB regulations;
- Use analysis of results to inform practice and curriculum development.
- Collaborate with the Service Learning Coordinator in the ongoing development of the service learning programme.
- Provide comprehensive information on the MYP to existing and prospective students;
- Collaborate closely with the Student Support Team, the Academic Leaders, Grade Level Leaders and the relevant teachers, to implement appropriate support mechanisms for all students.
- Ensure that parent meetings and MYP presentations are organised regularly and as required to provide comprehensive information on the MYP to interested parents;
- Identify and facilitate appropriate professional development opportunities in relation to the MYP programme;
Full time (40 hours per week) – Indefinite employment contract with a 12-month trial period – Annual salary range EUR 118K to EUR 123K – all school holidays - Lunch allowance - Supplementary Pension scheme - access to professional development training.
About the International School of Luxembourg
This year we celebrate 60 years as an independent, non-profit, university-preparatory day school situated in the City of Luxembourg, capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. ISL offers a quality English language education for children of both international and local families living in Luxembourg and the surrounding area.
We are proud of our international character. With a student population including more than 55 different nationalities and faculty from 37 countries, our school emphasizes inspiration, resilience and passion as fundamental to the future.
Our school is organised in two divisions. The Lower School extends from Early Years 3/4 (ages 3 and 4) through grade 5. The Upper School includes both middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) programmes. We are housed in a modern, fully networked facility on a centrally located campus and enjoy substantial financial support from the Luxembourg government. Our academic year runs from late August to late June and classes are in session between 8:25 am and 3:40 pm Monday-Friday.
Our curriculum balances instruction in the core academic subjects of Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, with comprehensive instruction in the Arts, Information and Communication Technologies, and Physical Education. English as an Additional Language is available for students from kindergarten through grade 10, French is taught from kindergarten and the teaching of German and Spanish begins in Upper School. We host several after-school "mother-tongue" programmes serving other communities such as the Japanese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Italian and German. In addition, we offer an array of extra-curricular activities for all students including a wide selection of competitive and non-competitive sports as well as choral and instrumental music.
How we started out
Our school was established as a private school by DuPont de Nemours in 1963 and was re-organised as a non-profit association in 1972. The school was formerly known as the American International School of Luxembourg, the American School of Luxembourg, the English Speaking School of Luxembourg and the DuPont de Nemours Private School, before being renamed the International School of Luxembourg in 1999, in recognition of our ever-increasing international student body.