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The Milestone Institute is a centre of advanced education for gifted and talented secondary school students. With over 325 students, 104 faculty members and 568 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.

  • Academic Operations Manager

      The Milestone Institute’s Academic Department is looking for a new member of staff to lead the development, planning, organisation and management of all activities related to Milestone’s Academic Programmes under the supervision of the Director of Academic Programmes. With over 160 academic modules, 80 members of faculty and a 350-member student body Academic Coordination presents a complex set of challenges. The focus of the role is to maintain and develop highly efficient administrative processes, increase the flow and transparency of information and enable the smooth, efficient and time sensitive running of academic activities. The ideal candidate has a passion for and experience in leadership and management, strong IT skills and experience in planning, process maintenance and development, as well as implementing new initiatives, processes and projects.

      Application deadline: Sunday, 7th April 2019 at 23:59 CET.

  • Head of Junior Year

      The Milestone Institute’s Academic Department is looking for a new member of staff to lead its penultimate year group under the supervision of the Head of Upper House. With a 100-member cohort preparing for admission to the world’s best universities, leading the Junior Year presents a range of exciting intellectual challenges from assisting students in finding their pathway of study, streamlining their academic development towards research and leadership projects, developing educational best practices, to working with up to 50 mentors. The ideal candidate has a passion for cutting edge educational best practices – targeting highly gifted students – experience in leading a team, excellent English language skills and the drive to inspire a new generation of thinkers.

      Application deadline: Sunday, 7th April 2019 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 2019/2020

      APPLICATION DEADLINE – EXTENDED! (for Academic Year 2019/2020): [Sunday, 10th March 2019]

  • 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 2019/2020

      APPLICATION DEADLINE – EXTENDED! (for Academic Year 2019/2020): [Sunday, 10th March 2019]

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