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Summer Academy Director (f/m/d)

Employment Announcement
Starting date: a.s.a.p.
Full-time: 40 hours per week
Limited initially for 2 years
Position No: 20230502

BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School is an independently run, state-approved, inclusive, English-medium day and boarding school serving the internationally-minded community of Germany’s capital region and beyond. As one of the world’s leading International Baccalaureate (IB) schools, BBIS proudly offers three IB programmes in the Primary, Middle and Diploma years of schooling. In the current school year 2022/23 our school teaches about 810 students who represent more than 65 nationalities.

BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School is seeking to appoint an experienced Summer Academy Director to develop, lead and run the BBIS Summer Academy. Reporting to the Director and Business Director of the school, the Summer Academy Director will support the mission of the school while also promoting the school's brand as a leading international day and boarding school in Germany.

We anticipate to open the BBIS Summer Academy in July/August 2023 over a four-week period and will host up to 20 students per week in the first year, with the possibility of increasing the number of students up to 100 in subsequent years. The Summer Academy Director will be responsible for all aspects of the development and operational management of the programme.

Job Description
  • Develops, plans and manages an academic residential summer programme aimed towards prospective and current BBIS students
  • Works with the BBIS team and external partners to establish and manage a highquality academic and enriching activities programme
  • Recruits, manages and supervises BBIS Summer Academy staff members
    competently, providing support and monitor their performance to ensure the academic learning outcome as well as student’s overall experiences exceeds the families’ expectations
  • Responsible for the organisation and running of the BBIS Summer Academy within an agreed financial framework
  • Provides a positive learning environment where every student feels safe and a sense of belonging
  • Ensures that security, child protection and safeguarding, as well as health and safety practices are effective and that staff are appropriately trained
  • First point of contact for students and their families after registering for the BBIS Summer Academy and throughout the students' stay
  • Develops a code of conduct for summer academy students and staff
  • Responsibly handles disputes and behavioural issues related to summer academy students
  • Any other duties to ensure the safe and secure operation of the BBIS Summer Academy
  • Works closely with the Director of Marketing, Communications and Admissions, and with the Admissions team, to recruit students for the BBIS Summer Academy
Your Profile
  • A strong academic background, including a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree preferably ineducation, education administration, or a related field
  • At least three years’ experience as a manager of a summer school or in a similar role and a proven record of excellent leadership
  • Exceptional interpersonal and public communication skills gained in a summer school environment
  • Cross-cultural openness and understanding, and exceptional emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders, including students, parents, staff and external partners
  • Proven ability to manage and lead staff, including rostering, recruiting, performance development and management
  • Strong work ethic, problem solving abilities, and excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a budget within an agreed financial framework
  • Sound understanding of work, health and safety, child protection and safeguarding
  • Fluency in English required and German language skills desirable
Perks - More than just a job
  • Have an impact. With professional competence and enthusiasm, we are improving day by day the educational level, and you too can have an impact on this ride
  • Use our professional training to prepare you optimally for your tasks
  • Push boundaries. Everyone is equally important and works together on uncharted challenges alongside inspiring colleagues from all over the world
  • Fun at work and beyond. Join our team events – there's always something to celebrate! Or use our fitness offers to get balanced
  • Feel at home. Enjoy our green campus, our relocation service and the international open-minded community

Please review our website or our YouTube channel and then apply with a letter, CV, and full contact details of three referees including current headteacher, using the following application form.