Career – 30/01/2020

Director of Curriculum (Espoo, Finland)

Job description


New Nordic School is transforming current systems of education. Our pre-K through grade 12 educational system empowers students to explore their natural creativity, discover their true passions, and shape their own future. We apply the renowned Finnish curriculum integrated with best pedagogical practices from around the world to provide a personalized, purpose-based, and locally relevant system. We deliver our educational solution worldwide to existing and starting schools. Our current focus markets are India, Southeast Asia, and Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

We operate through licensing our educational system to existing and starting schools as well as delivering full-scope turn-key schools. We provide our clients with teacher training and consulting on their professional development, quality assurance, and educational environments.

To drive our curriculum development strategy, we are now looking for a:




Reporting to the Chief Education Officer, you will be given the opportunity to continue to build and shape our New Nordic School educational solution, specifically our pre-K through grade 12 Nordic Baccalaureate Curriculum.

Your main responsibilities include: 

Implementation of the overall strategy for curriculum development which focuses on the following areas;

  • Develop all curriculum documentation and policies required to implement the Nordic Baccalaureate
  • Develop core competency guides and assessment rubrics
  • Develop learning continua for the curriculum, content knowledge and skills
  • Develop partnerships with external providers and accreditation bodies in Finland and internationally to support the international vision
  • Lead the sourcing and development of content to support the curriculum
  • Share expertise through networking and collaboration
  • Align the curriculum and technology development through our learning platform
  • Contribute to the overall educational development of New Nordic School by aligning with other educational functions such as professional development, implementation, quality assurance, learning environment, and our technology platform
  • Connect to research that the New Nordic School concept will build on


  • Strategic thinking and management skills, ability to work independently and deliver agreed on outcomes
  • 5+ years of experience in education
  • A university or equivalent advanced degree in education
  • Extensive practical experience in designing and/or delivering Finnish National Core Curriculum
  • Customer-centric mindset and ability to inspire others
  • English and Finnish language skills: excellent written and verbal communication skills in both languages, including the ability to craft messages for a variety of audiences and synthesize information
  • Comfortable presenting in front of a professional audience and facilitating workshops in English
  • Experience in using technology to support curriculum development
  • Strong belief in our mission, vision, values, and goals
  • Comfortable with a start-up mentality

Good to haves:

  • Experience in a global or multi-regional role and demonstrable cultural awareness and respect for diversity
  • Ability to travel
  • Experience with mindfulness

Personal Characteristics:

  • Result/outcome-focused, relentless and determined to deliver
  • Structured but flexible approach to working
  • Fluency in interacting and negotiating with others and able to guide and inspire others towards results
  • Collaborative team player
  • Creative and resourceful, ability to solve problems


The position is full-time and located at our Headquarters in Espoo, Finland. For any questions you may have, don’t hesitate to contact our Chief Education Officer, Stephen Cox, at


Note that we will only consider applications that are submitted through the Recruitee platform with the required attachments by February 29th, 2020. We will be processing applications during the application period and fill the position once the right candidate is found.

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