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Executive Director

1 June 2021

UWC International

United World Colleges (UWC) is a global family of schools and colleges that makes a powerful difference. With a shared goal of working towards global peace and sustainability, the UWC movement brings together young people from around the world, irrespective of their background, beliefs and economic means, to study in one of its 18 schools on four continents. There, they don’t just learn how to be great at passing exams; they learn how to communicate across diverse boundaries and develop the skills to be changemakers. 

The new Executive Director of UWC International will build on the progress of recent years, during which UWC has experienced significant expansion. Whilst it took 45 years to reach 11 member schools, UWC has grown to 18 schools in just the last ten years. Together with this growth has come the need for revisiting its governance structure to ensure more cohesion. The Executive Director will facilitate the transition of UWC to its next stage, which will require the development and maintenance of relationships across UWC and with external stakeholders and partners, as well as creative and constructive problem-solving within a diverse international movement. 

As the Executive Director, you will be leading a truly international team of 30 highly dedicated professionals in London and Berlin as well as eight consultants based in various parts of the globe.  

While reporting to the Chair of the UWC International Board, you will support and work in close cooperation with the UWC International Council and UWC International Board, as well as with the 18 schools, more than 155 national committees, and 60,000+ alumni, to extend UWC’s reach and impact.  The UWC movement is steadily gaining momentum. This is an exciting opportunity to fulfil an inspiring mission.  

To download additional details, and to apply, please visit the website of UWC’s executive search partners Society HERE

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday (BST) on Monday, 21 June 2021.  

UWC places deliberate diversity at the heart of its educational model because of its critical importance in UWC’s mission “to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future”. UWC International therefore welcomes and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds.