Heidelberg International School (H.I.S.) treats child safeguarding very seriously, therefore all applicants are required to submit a clear criminal background check from their current country of residence, and references will be verified.


Starting August 2023, H.I.S. is recruiting for a


School Director

H.I.S. is an IB World School, serving the needs of the international community within the Rhine-Neckar region in Germany. We provide a respectful and supportive learning environment for students from 4 years old through the IB Diploma.

The School Director plays a vital role, leading a committed, professional team of educators in developing excellent instructional learning opportunities, ensuring the safety and success of students and maintaining positive and harmonious relationships between students, parents, and teachers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Hold student learning and well-being central to the school’s purpose
  • Require teaching methods, rooted in best-practice, to lead students to meet the highest possible standards
  • Promote international-mindedness, global citizenship and inclusion through the curriculum and extra-curricular activities
  • Galvanize the school community in pursuit of a valued and achievable vision
  • Nurture an environment of respect and professionalism
  • Employ ethical practices in every area of the school’s organisation
  • Provide inspirational leadership
  • Model behaviour consistent with the school’s mission and values.
  • Continuously refresh personal professional skills and knowledge.

The successful applicant will be:

  • excited by the challenge of working with an internationally diverse community
  • a qualified teacher with classroom experience and passionate about teaching and learning
  • IB trained
  • fluent in reading, writing and speaking English to a native/near-native level
  • interested in German culture and the German language
  • a strong communicator, with high personal standards
  • structured, organised and creative

How to apply:*

Candidates should send the information below as a pdf file:

  • Employment Application Form (application form),
  • A letter of application (not to exceed 2 pages),
  • Your current resume (CV) (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • a covering letter (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • copies of your qualifications
  • A statement describing your education and management philosophy

Application deadline is 15th August 2022

For further information, please visit the school website: www.hischool.de

In the case of questions, please contact our HR Careers Team at +49 30 311 678 104 or careers@phorms.de.

We look forward to receiving your application!

*The administration of this job advertisement and application management is carried out by Phorms Education.