IB MYP Coordinator - Singapore

Localisation Singapore, Singapore
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Posted on 01-11-2024

German European School Singapore

GESS is an international not-for-profit school that believes in developing confident, forward-looking students by celebrating our values respect, openness and diversity.

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Currently, more than 1800 students are learning at GESS supported by more than 400 full time and part time academic and administrative staff members. In August 2018 GESS moved to Dairy Farm Road to a modern new school campus located at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve.

IB MYP Coordinator

Start Date – 1 August 2024

The MYP coordinator, together with the European Section leadership team, is responsible for the successful implementation of the MYP and, therefore, has a central function in the organisation of the programme. To this end, the MYP coordinator maintains collaborative contact with the GESS administration, Heads of subject and teachers, and other coordinators across IB world schools and the IB. All IB updates in relation to the MYP are addressed to and by the MYP coordinator.


·   Oversee the implementation and delivery of the MYP across 5 grade levels

·   Maintain communication between the school and the International Baccalaureate

·   As a member of the middle and high school leadership team:

- Contribute towards the smooth running of grades 6-10

- Propose strategic direction and development of the MYP

- Lead curriculum and pedagogical development in the MYP

- Collaborate regularly with school leadership, heads of subject and subject teams

·   Communicate with parents regarding the requirements of the MYP

·   Support teaching staff to deliver a high-quality MYP

·   Maintain documentation for upcoming IB inspections

·   Establish programme development plans (PDPs)

·   Register candidates on IBIS

·   Ensure quality curriculum documentation on digital platforms such as ManageBac

Experience and Qualifications

  • Tertiary educational background
  • Recognised teaching qualification (minimum B.Ed or PGCE equivalent)
  • At least 6 years of MYP classroom teaching experience
  • At least 2 years of MYPC leadership experience (IB workshop leader or IB school visitor preferred)
  • Knowledge, understanding and teaching experience of the IB’s Diploma Programme are desirable
  • Articulate and effective written and oral communication in English
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working in an international school setting is advantageous
  • Willingness to adapt to and embrace a new school environment
  • Willingness to contribute and champion educational change that supports best practices and improves student learning

Core Competencies (Middle Management) 

People Management As a Middle Manager, you serve as a role model when leading and supervising your team members. You provide your team with clear direction, promoting a dynamic and positive working climate and empowering others. You are open to new ideas and demonstrate creativity in search of excellence.

School Climate As a Middle Manager, you encourage teamwork, build effective teams and resolve problems by creating a supportive and collaborative team spirit, remaining mindful of the need to collaborate with people outside the immediate area of responsibility.

Business Growth, Reputation and Financial Stewardship As a Middle Manager, you ensure the availability of resources and support staff members in achieving results. You set realistic targets for yourself and for the team. You monitor progress and performance. You evaluate achievements and integrate lessons learned.

Organisational Management As a Middle Manager, you set clearly defined objectives for yourself and the team or department. You identify and organise the deployment of resources based on assessed needs, taking into account possible changing circumstances.  You monitor the team/department performance in meeting the assigned deadlines and milestones.

Stakeholder Management As a Middle Manager, you encourage open communication and build consensus. You use tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive information and keep staff informed of decisions and directives as appropriate.

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships across the GESS community.


Our School

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, German international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates.


Our European Section offers tuition in English for students from grade 1 - 12 across all three IB programmes (the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma Programme) as an authorised IB World School.


Children aged 2 years onwards can enroll in our Preschool where children are following the PYP programme in German-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual groups. In addition to an outstanding academic education, GESS strives to teach students community values such as respect, openness and diversity.


To Apply

We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application and your complete resume. Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. 


Our Selection Process

At GESS we adhere to fair employment practices that consist of hiring practices that are fair, merit-based and non-discriminatory.


We are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and child protection as we promote the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.


All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures including satisfactory reference and background checks and the offer of employment will be subject to the completion of these. In addition, the visa entry requirements for Singapore are subject to certain requirements being met. This includes but is not limited to, mandatory diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements for children attending school in Singapore will need to be in place prior to arriving in Singapore in order for the criteria for a child Dependent Pass to be met and the visa granted. Further information on this will be shared at interview stage if applicable.


Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Safeguarding Commitment

GESS is committed to our responsibilities for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. We actively recruit candidates who share our commitment to safeguarding and, therefore, apply robust and comprehensive recruitment and selection procedures. We expect all appointed staff to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant GESS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. If the job holder identifies any instance that a child may be harmed or are at risk of harm (physically or emotionally) in any environment, they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or a member of the Safeguarding Team.


CPE registration number: S72SS0010G Registration period: 22 June, 2023 – 21 June, 2029