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The Milestone Institute is a centre of advanced education for gifted and talented secondary school students. With over 350 students, more than 80 faculty members and 1000+ alumni at many of the world’s leading universities, the Institute is dedicated to nurturing a community of change-makers ready and able to face the challenges of the 21st century. With over 125 teaching modules on offer and a comprehensive and personalised mentoring scheme, the Institute aims to inspire and nurture in its students a quest for academic excellence, a pursuit of scholarly curiosity and a passion for leadership. In these ways, students are encouraged to recognise themselves as agents of change and to be ambitious for their futures.

In seeking to realise the widely varying talents and ambitions of its community of students, the Institute aims to recruit talented staff members who share the goal of striving for excellence in education, experimentation in teaching methods and inspiration in a student-led social network which combine to offer a unique educational experience for students and an academically and socially challenging and satisfying environment for its staff.

  • Head of Lower House

      Milestone Institute is looking for a Head of Lower House, a passionate educator and skilled leader of its progressive study programmes. The Lower House combines interdisciplinary, phenomenon-based learning with foundational academic skills development; participatory, group-based learning with establishing autonomy and independence in learning. The Freshman and Sophomore Programmes are designed to make students aware of the breadth of possibility in creating study pathways for themselves, to introduce new concepts and ideas beyond the usual school curriculum, highlight the interconnections between subjects across disciplines, provide immersion at a deeper level for those with a particular gift or talent whilst offering teaching and learning activities that are interactive and fun as well as being challenging and adventurous. 

      The core responsibility of the Head of Lower House is to maintain and cultivate a student body committed to their intellectual and personal development, as well as the Milestone community at large. They are expected to nurture an internationally competitive cohort of students feeding the Upper House of the Institute. In doing so, the Head of Lower House will foster a lively enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism among the diverse faculty of the Institute. The Head of Lower House will be involved in the development of 21st century teaching methods and a cutting edge curriculum, with the goal of raising a new generation of changemakers for Hungary and the world beyond.

      Application deadline: Sunday, 11th October 2020 at 23:59 CET.

  • Bridge Programme Manager

      Milestone Institute is looking for a Bridge Programme Manager, a developer and leader for its unique academic program for underprivileged students.

      The principal aim of the Bridge Programme is to develop and implement a scalable educational programme with the purpose of acting as a mobility accelerator. The programme will pave the way for a cohort of socially disadvantaged students to become globally competitive and aspirational examples of achievement that inspire others as well as become voices that shape the broader societal conversation.

      The core responsibility and objective of the Bridge Programme Manager is to cultivate a motivated community of students who have overcome disadvantage and who aspire to reach the highest standards of academic excellence, and who successfully enter as well as complete the Bridge and the main Programme of Advanced Studies at the Milestone Institute. In this endeavour, the Bridge Programme Manager will have an overarching view, decision making ability and hands-on tasks that involve a wide spectrum of responsibilities such as: nurturing organisational relationships with key stakeholders with a focus on student recruitment and fundraising, curriculum development, training of Faculty, student case management, community building activities, collaboration with core staff, as well as the administrative tasks related to the programme.

      Application deadline: Sunday, 4th October 2020 at 23:59 CET

  • Trainee in Service Centre and Knowledge Port

      Milestone Institute seeks to appoint a highly committed and talented trainee in the Service Centre and Knowledge Port team who under the overall direction of the CEO and the Head of Service Centre, supports the coordination of different in-house projects and administrative processes of the Milestone Institute. The position requires a high degree of organisational skills, attention to detail and basic IT skills. As all activities within the Institute are carried out in English and communication with external stakeholders is carried out in Hungarian, a full and professional level of proficiency in writing and speaking in English and Hungarian is essential.

      Application deadline: Sunday, 11th October 2020 at 23:59 CET.

  • Mentor

      Mentoring is at the heart of the Milestone Institute’s academic programmes, providing individual support for students’ intellectual development, orientation, motivation and emotional welfare in each Year Group. With a diversified student body, Milestone is looking to broaden students’ fields of interest by reaching out to subject area experts in varied fields.

      Mentoring offers opportunities to work with the next generation of talented professionals, scholars, thinkers and change makers. Mentors support and nurture students’ talents by guiding them through important decisions and making them aware of the wide range of academic opportunities and career paths available to them. As the Milestone Programme progresses, the role of a Mentor is increasingly to focus students’ interests and support a particular academic study pathway. Academic development, advanced study, immersion in subject knowledge, development of internationally relevant skills, development of a holistic interest in the world and its affairs and interdisciplinary/problem based learning become increasingly important. A skilled Mentor can weave the various threads and layers of the Milestone Programme together to make sure that each student gets the most out of his/her Milestone experience.

      It is in this spirit that the Milestone Institute seeks to appoint highly committed and talented  professionals as Mentors, a post which demands exceptional interpersonal, management and communication skills. A strong academic background, an empathy with young people, drive and determination are all important requirements of the post. In addition, as all mentoring and teaching within the Institute is carried out in English, a full and professional level of proficiency in writing and speaking in English is essential.

      Application process: The Milestone Institute constantly looks for highly committed and talented professionals. Although its prime recruitment period is usually before the start of a new Academic Year, the Institute welcomes applications all year long. Please keep in mind that applications will be weighed by a combination of the applicant’s profile and the Institute’s recruitment needs.

      Significant dates for the Academic Year 2020/2021

      Application deadline for Spring Term 2020/2021: [Sunday, 25th October 2020]

  • Module Leader

      Module teaching simultaneously offers orientation, immersion in a given field and space for the development of core skills in English. Currently, 125 academic Modules are offered at the Institute across the four years of  Academic Programmes, allowing students to experiment and gain direct experience of what it is like to study a particular discipline. Through this process, students also encounter a broad range of topics, methodologies, theories and ideas that support them in becoming well-rounded, critical thinkers capable of breaking down disciplinary boundaries and tackling contemporary problems. 

      Module teaching offers opportunities to work with small groups (6 – 12 students) of talented and motivated students from different backgrounds. Module Leaders inspire students towards their subject area, broadening students’ field of academic and professional interest. Beyond providing in-depth knowledge of their field, skilled Module Leaders develop students’ key academic skills, demand an active participation from their group and encourage independent learning, all of which represent the teaching philosophy of the Institute.

      It is in this spirit that the Milestone Institute seeks to appoint highly committed and talented  professionals as Module Leaders, a post which demands exceptional interpersonal, management and communication skills. A strong academic background, an empathy with young people, drive and determination are all important requirements of the post. In addition, as all mentoring and teaching within the Institute is carried out in English, a full and professional level of proficiency in writing and speaking in English is essential.

      Application process: The Milestone Institute constantly looks for highly committed and talented professionals. Although its prime recruitment period is usually before the start of a new Academic Year, the Institute welcomes applications all year long. Please keep in mind that applications will be weighed by a combination of the applicant’s profile and the Institute’s recruitment needs.

      Significant dates for the Academic Year 2020/2021

      Application deadline for Spring Term 2020/2021: [Sunday, 25th October 2020]

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