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Facilitator for Character Education

Position description

 Join a dynamic team in building and delivering an innovative character education curriculum emphasizing self-discovery, wellbeing and ethics through a variety of weekly lessons, student centered activities, experiential programs and outdoor adventure education. 

Which challenges are waiting for you:

  • create and deliver weekly lesson plans to multiple sections of character seminar course
  • design and facilitate character driven outdoor or experiential educational activities or programs
  • work with other departments within LEAF Academy to create integrated cross-departmental programs
  • contribute to design and building of LEAF-wide methodology of developing character, including curriculum development,  interventions, feedback mechanisms and building impact measurement systems
  • partner with outside specialists to deliver special programs for students
  • co-design projects and events in cooperation with students
  • Serve as an advisor to students
  • Assume weekly residential duties and a few weekend residential duties per semester

Employee perks, benefits

MEANINGFUL IMPACT: We aspire to support the development of talented young people who have the potential to be change-makers in society by building a boarding school, literally from the ground up!

PROFESSIONAL TEAM ENVIRONMENT: You will become part of a diverse and supportive team that strives to be at the forefront of 21st Century Education.
CHALLENGING ASSIGNMENTS: We are an entrepreneurial organization. On-the-job learning and fast personal development here is inevitable. You have a chance to bring and immediately implement new ideas. 

Job requirements

Personal prerequisites

  • Passion for the LEAF’s mission, passion for the role / challenges listed above and alignment with our team values
  • Energetic with an enthusiasm for working with young people
  • experience in coaching and mentoring
  • Entrepreneurial/proactive mindset coupled with preference for daily team work
  • Advanced level of English language
  • Prior experience designing and facilitating high school age student programs 
  • Experience in curriculum and program development 
  • Background in character education, positive education, outdoor adventure education and/or experiential education, preferred 
  • Study in or familiarity with teaching ethics or moral philosophy, preferred
  • Ability to take initiative and navigate the dynamics of start up environment

Information about selection process

Roles are open until filled, with preferred start date of our new colleagues being End of Aug

The selection process will include interviews with various team members and teaching demonstration. We take hiring very seriously and want to make as sure as possible that new members of our team will not only be excellent at what they do, but also passionate for both the role and LEAF Academy mission and thriving in our culture - the side effect being that hiring process can take longer in some cases.

Company

Company name

LEAF - Akadémia LEAF - LEAF Academy

Company description

LEAF Academy is an exciting new boarding high school which opened in September 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia with a mission to develop young people with the potential to be future leaders and shapers of society in Slovakia, Central Europe and beyond. Our students demonstrate character, excellence, entrepreneurial leadership, and civic engagement and are selected on a need-blind basis. More information about LEAF Academy can be found at www.leafacademy.eu.

LEAF Academy is a part of the LEAF organization, a Slovak non profit which runs a portfolio of programs focusing on improving education experience of talented high school students, mitigation of brain-drain, and development of talented young professionals. More information about LEAF can be found at www.leaf.sk/en/.

Main company sector

  • Other Educational Organizations

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