The Director of International Baccalaureate (IB) Programming is a highly visible member of the school community whose role is to implement, supervise and evaluate the school’s IB program and collaborate with senior administration on the alignment of school wide teaching and learning to the IB ATL model. As a member of the senior management team, the Director of (IB) Programming participates in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives in addition to problem solving. He/she works within the guidelines, policies and mission of the school and may be responsible for specific projects as assigned. The Director should have an international-minded approach, be interested in promoting an inclusive education model, and be willing to serve as a voice for the IB mission and philosophy at Léman Manhattan.
Instruction and Leadership
Collaborates with Division Heads to ensure Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATL) skills and practices are embedded in the curriculum of both IB and pre-IB courses.
Works in collaboration with the, Division Heads, Curriculum Director and Department Chairs in the review, development, and revision of IB and pre-IB academic programs and related curriculum documents, including curriculum guides, course outlines, and teaching plans.
Serves as CAS Coordinator
Chairs and manages the TOK teaching team to ensure consistency in the taught curriculum and accuracy in monitoring assessment.
Works collaboratively with the Curriculum Director on the ATL component of the Atlas mapping tool.
Collaborates on curriculum vertical team meetings.
Liaises with the College Counselors to ensure all DP students are adequately meeting requirements for university entry.
Coordinates the IB course selection process, runs information meetings for parents and, counsels students and parents on IB course selections.
Works collaboratively with directors, coordinators, and instructional specialists in the development of instructional programs in all core subjects.
Collaborates with department chairs on the use of student achievement data to examine curriculum and instruction program effectiveness for curriculum.
Organizes and leads IB information meetings for parents, students and faculty at regular intervals during the year.
Mentors and works collaboratively with the Extended Essay Coordinator.
Organization and Management
Keeps whole school faculty and staff informed of current IB Diploma developments as announced in Coordinator Notes and correspondence from the IBO.
Is the School’s main point of contact for, and is in regular contact with, the IBO.
Coordinates the Five Year IB School Authorization process and writes the Self-Study Questionnaire document.
Works with the school’s Admissions and Communication team to market the IB Diploma Program, its aims and requirements to students, parents, faculty and staff.
Monitors the progress of IB students (diploma and course candidates) to determine if candidates are meeting program and examination requirements.
Analyzes and reviews the school’s annual IB results with administration and IB teachers.
Anticipates staffing needs and encourages staff development.
Works with the Division Heads to recommend, monitor, and coordinate professional development for faculty and staff.
Collaborates with US Department Chairs, and LS Grade Level leaders, to ensure that textbooks, resources and facilities meet the needs of the IB programme.
Manages all aspects of student registration and record keeping for IB examinations and course components according to LMPS and IBO standards.
Collaborates with the Director of Learning Support in the application of Inclusive Access Arrangements (IAA) for students who require accommodations.
Takes overall responsibility for the scheduling, administration, safekeeping, invigilation and dispatch of all IB examination documents.
Assumes overall responsibility for maintaining all relevant documentation regarding the IB program.
Supervises and evaluates a selection of Upper School IB teaching staff.
Advanced degree in educational leadership or related field
Teaching experience and expertise working in the IB DP
Experience as an IB Examiner is preferred but not required
Experience as an IB DP Coordinator is preferred but not required
Experience and expertise with ManageBac, Rubicon Atlas, Naviance, and Power School
Highly refined interpersonal skills and proven success working collaboratively in a leadership position
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ambition to promote and grow the IB DP at LMPS
Familiarity with ATL and Atlas mapping tool
Enthusiasm that inspires others
About Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers. Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime.
One of only four independent schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Léman Manhattan is building the next generation of courageous, critical thinkers.
Our two state-of-the-art campuses house nearly 750 students representing more than 50 countries of origin, where an exceptional faculty inspires children to view the world as their classroom.
As an affiliate school of Nord Anglia Education, Léman Manhattan is the only independent PreK-12 school in New York City with established sister campuses in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our ability to provide students with international learning opportunities is unmatched.
The vision for Léman Manhattan draws deeply from our namesake and sister school, Collège du Léman, one of the world’s most renowned Swiss boarding schools located on the outski...rts of Geneva, with a nearly sixty-year history of educating the sons and daughters of the world’s leaders in business, politics and the arts. Together with Léman International School in Chengdu, China, College du Léman and Léman Manhattan operate as a unique consortium of schools that provide students with a truly “Three Campus, One School” experience.