Facilitator for Character Education

LEAF Academy is an international boarding high school located in Bratislava, Slovakia. The Academy opened its doors in 2016. The school currently serves 110 students and has over 40 full-time staffulty (staff and faculty) with plans to grow enrollment every year.
leaf academy
character education
youth development
experiential learning
Start date
15 August 2022
Type of job offer
Full-time permanent employment
Monthly salary
Compensation for the role is starting from 1380 euro base, depending on the qualification and track record of final candidate.
from 1380 €

Job description

Are you interested in youth development and experiential learning?

Join our Character Development team at LEAF Academy that are pioneers in building and delivering an innovative character education curriculum emphasizing self-discovery, wellbeing and ethics through a variety of weekly seminars, student centered activities, experiential programs and outdoor adventure education.

This exciting opportunity will engage with the following skills/tasks:

  • create and deliver weekly character seminars for students aged between 15 - 19

  • design and facilitate character driven, outdoor or experiential educational multi-day programs

  • work with other departments within LEAF Academy to create integrated cross-departmental programs

  • contribute to design and building of LEAF-wide methodology of developing character, including curriculum development, interventions, feedback mechanisms and building impact measurement systems

  • co-design projects and events in cooperation with students

Besides of the above listed tasks, you will be expected to assume some of these responsibilities:

  • advisory (part of the full-time contract): a person is responsible for a small group of students, and she/he is providing support to students when necessary

  • residential duties (expected): regular weekday and weekend (every 4-5 weeks per semester) duties in the dormitory 

  • club or committee (expected): act as member of at least 1 extra-curricular club or educational committee at the academy

Who are we looking for

  • Minimum 3 years experience working with youth groups post graduation

  • Passion for the LEAF Academy’s mission, passion for the tasks / responsibilities listed above and alignment with our team values

  • Enthusiasm for working with young people

  • Experience in group facilitation and group dynamics, coaching and mentoring

  • Proactive mindset and self-motivation

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team

  • Advanced level of English language

  • Prior experience designing and facilitating programs with teenagers

  • Experience in curriculum and program development

  • Experience working with groups on multi-day, experiential and adventure education programs

  • Background in either character education, positive education, outdoor adventure education/experiential education, psychology, ethics or moral philosophy (preferred)

  • College/career counseling experience is an advantage

Why should you choose us

If you are looking for an opportunity to follow your personal mission and contribute with your unique talent to a better life in Slovakia, LEAF Academy may be the right place for you.

We can offer you:

  • Dynamic international environment: You will become part of a diverse international team that strives to be at the forefront of 21st century education.

  • Meaningful impact: We aspire to support the development of talented young people who have the potential to be change-makers in society by building a boarding school, literally from the ground up!

  • Learning opportunities: On-the-job learning and fast personal development here is inevitable. You will have a chance to dive into the experiential learning methodology, develop group facilitation skills, and learn about impact measurement of youth programs.

Language proficiency

  • - English - C1 - advanced

Additional information

The selection process will include interviews with various team members and assignment. We take hiring very seriously and want to make as sure as possible that new members of our team will not only be excellent at what they do, but also passionate for both the role and LEAF Academy mission and thriving in our culture - the side effect being that hiring process can take longer in some cases.


  • Young professional (work experience up to 3 years from college graduation)
  • Professional
31. May 2022

About organization

LEAF Academy je medzinárodná rezidenčná (internátna) stredná škola pre akčných študentov so sídlom v Bratislave. Je to inovatívna škola, ktorá ťa pripraví nielen akademicky na ďalšie štúdium, ale aj n..