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The International School of Düsseldorf recuits qualified and experienced teachers from all around the world who believe in our school’s mission and philosopy.

Recruitment begins in January for positions for the upcoming school year starting in August.  Applications can be submitted in December once positions are listed on our website or made known through external websites.  The list of openings we have is updated regularly during the recruitment period.

Our Director, Mr Simon Head, attends the job fairs listed below and carries out personal interviews for prospective candidates.

Current openings

If you are living locally and interested in working as a substitute teacher at our school, please email an application form to Marie Willis, HR Manager application@isdedu.dePlease note that a German work permit is a minimum requirement for becoming a substitute teacher.



Full-time role commencing early February 2015

We are seeking an experienced, energetic and people-focused Fundraising Manager to establish a sustainable and permanent fundraising office.   We are looking for a manager who has the ability to build a strong foundation of positive relationships with all ISD’s stakeholders, and who has the skills, expertise and tenacity to plan and drive fundraising, capital appeals, annual giving and major gifts to the School.

Specific requirements

- Experience and a proven track record of success in planning, development and execution of relationship management and fundraising strategies, including major gift fundraising in the education

- Experience and a proven track record of meeting fundraising targets and managing volunteers

- Demonstrated ability to engage the commitment and support of potential donors and to build relationships

- Highly developed oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience writing for a professional audience.  An eye for detail. Exceptional organizational skills

- Outstanding interpersonal skills and a flexible communication style enabling you to work with a range of stakeholders inside and outside an organisation

- Demonstrated commitment to and interest in fundraising in the education sector

- Demonstrated time-management skills.  Budget management experience. A strong work ethic

- Excellent computer literacy and the ability to learn software applicable to the position’s requirements

-  Experience working with and improving donor management databases and a high level of proficiency in using Microsoft Excel

 The position may occasionally entail some after hours and weekend work.

By working at ISD you will contribute your skills and experience to a flagship school’s progress towards inspiring worldwide leadership in educational innovation. To be considered for this exciting and unique opportunity, please email an up to date resume, covering letter and an application form to Marie Willis, HR Manager 

Deadline: 31st December 2014



Recruitment Fairs

If you are interested in employment for the next academic year, we would recommend that you sign up with either Search Associates or CIS.

Mr Head will attend the following fairs:

Melbourne, Australia    3rd - 6th January, 2015

Bangkok                      8th - 11th January, 2015

CIS London                15th - 18th January, 2015

London                       22nd - 25th January, 2015

Dubai, U.A.E. (TENT.)  26th  - 28th February, 2015



This information booklet can be downloaded here.


How to apply

Please send a completed ISD application form together with your resume, references and copies of qualifications via email to Marie Willis,

Human Resources Manager, application@isdedu.dePriority will be given to applicants attending any of the job fairs attended by our Director.

"Teaching to be a World Citizen"

Marie Willis

Human Resources Manager

Tel: +49 (0) 211 9406 718

Fax: +49 (0) 211 9406 787








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