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School Director, John F Kennedy International School, Switzerland

John F Kennedy International School

This school is based in Saanen, Switzerland and is looking for a School Director.

John F. Kennedy International School, nestled in a picturesque mountain area close to a ski resort, is seeking a dynamic and visionary School Director. Our unique and prestigious day and boarding school attracts students from around the world, providing an exceptional educational experience that extends beyond the classroom.

  • Leadership and Vision:
    • Lead and inspire the school’s staff and students, fostering a positive and inclusive school culture.
    • Develop and implement strategic plans that align with the school’s mission and vision.
    • Maintain high standards of educational excellence and student achievement.
  • Academic Excellence:
    • Oversee the development and delivery of a rigorous, relevant, and engaging curriculum.
    • Ensure that teaching methods and practices are innovative, inquiry-based, and student-centered.
    • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and professional development among staff.
  • Student Development:
    • Support the well-being and holistic development of all students, including those with additional needs.
    • Encourage students to engage in local and global projects related to sustainability and ecology.
    • Foster a safe, supportive, and stimulating learning environment.
  • Operational Management:
    • Manage the school’s resources efficiently, ensuring financial stability and sustainability.
    • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the school, including facilities, safety, and administration.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and accreditation standards.
  • Community Engagement:
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with parents, alumni, and the wider community.
    • Represent the school at local, national, and international events.
    • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders to promote the school’s values and achievements.


  • Proven experience in educational leadership and management.
  • Strong academic background with relevant teaching qualifications.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse and inclusive school community.
  • Passion for delivering outstanding education and fostering a love of learning.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.


Application Process: Interested candidates are invited to submit the following:

  • Your CV
  • A letter of application
  • Contact details of two referees, including your current employer
  • Email address and mobile phone number
  • A copy of your passport
  • Teaching qualifications


Equal Opportunity: John F. Kennedy International School is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from all qualified candidates.

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