Job details

Graduate Assistant
Collège du Léman, Geneva, Switzerland

Job reference: 010388

Location: Collège du Léman, Geneva, Switzerland

Closing date: 31/08/2021

Department: Learning Support Services

Role Title:                                Graduate Assistant

Job Category:                         Boarding House                                                                                            

Reports to:                                  Director of Boarding      

Direct Reports:                       None


Main Purpose of the Role

The Graduate Assistant will work with a team of staff including the Senior House Parent in each House, the Deputy Head of Boarding and the Director of Boarding, to whom they are accountable. The post would suit applicants considering teaching as a career, but applications from other fields are welcome. This is a one year contract  starting Mid-August 2021.



Key Responsibilities:


Boarding Responsibilities include:

  • taking house duties in the evening during the week and every other weekend
  • safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students in the boarding house
  • giving help and support where needed
  • ensuring that the general atmosphere of the house is conducive to study at the designated times
  • organising and supervising weekend and evening activities
  • reporting any maintenance issues in the boarding house
  • manning the boarding office and assisting with administrative duties related to the running of the house
  • maintaining appropriate standards of behaviour by the students
  • supervising meal times and bed times when on duty
  • assisting with matters concerning students’ health as directed by the School Nurse and in accordance with the school’s procedures
  • keeping relevant records
  • Airport transfers


It is anticipated that Graduate Assistants will have the opportunity to establish a link with a department within the school, and thus to gain further relevant experience of education. Please express your areas of interest in your application.


Academic Responsibilities may include:

  • Covering lessons
  • Helping EAL classes
  • Supervision duties in school breaks and lunch
  • Extra-Curricular Activity help
  • Any other duties which may be required from time to time by the School


Terms and conditions

Graduate Assistants will be required to work throughout the term, with one day off per week and one weekend off once every two weeks.


It is important that the post holder is always aware of Child Protection guidelines and observes a professional distance from students whilst still developing effective working and caring relationships.  

Accommodation in a Boarding House will be provided until the end of the Summer Term. This will be in the form of a furnished room. Meals are also provided during term time. Private Health insurance is compulsory in Switzerland and as part of the package, CdL will offer to their Graduate Assistant the Health Insurance.


Person specification 

Qualifications and training

Interpersonal skills

Degree level education

Collegiate and collaborative team player

Proficiency in French – preferred

Ability to work under pressure and remain calm


Willingness to take on multiple tasks


Self-motivated and enthusiastic


Interest in undertaking a PGCE


Subject to regular review and changes.  


The closing date for this job has now passed.