Join the FIAF Team

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is the leading French language and cultural center in the U.S. FIAF’s mission is to create and offer New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. We seek to generate new ideas and promote cross-cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of expression.

FIAF is an American, private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3), non-governmental organization incorporated in the state of New York.

Current Career Opportunities at FIAF

Department: Language Center
Reports To: VP Education
Designation: Exempt full-time

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is the leading French language and cultural center in the U.S. Since 1898, FIAF has been dedicated to creating and offering New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts, all exploring the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures.

The FIAF Language Center is the largest language school dedicated to teaching the French language in the tri-state area. With more than 7,000 registrations annually, we offer French in two convenient locations: Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Montclair, NJ.

Since 2012, the FIAF Preschool has been offering a French immersion program for toddlers ages 2½ to 4.

Position Summary: The director of Preschool, a full-time position, oversees the development and day to day operations of the FIAF Preschool.

Main Responsibilities

The Director is committed to the highest level of customer service and strives to foster excellent public relations as a key motivation. The Director is under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Education of FIAF, and works with the other FIAF departments to ensure a coordinated and unified service.

  • The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the preschool: follow-up at the administrative and pedagogical levels, budgeting and billing, reports and development of customized programs.
  • The Director is responsible for the yearly admissions process and development of the preschool client base: meeting and recruiting prospective families for our 2 classes
  • The Director is responsible for the development of new products and services in response to evolving needs and ensures long-term planning of the service.
  • The Director is responsible for staying up-to-date with DOH and DOE requirements for our permitted program, under article 47. Our permit is to be renewed every 2 years, with unscheduled inspections by DOH several times a year.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Pedagogical Responsibilities

  • Organize teacher training sessions
  • Evaluate and improve teacher performance through classroom observations and coaching
  • Stay current with the official French curricula for preschool’s instructions as well as teaching French as a foreign language (official curriculum of the French Ministry of Education and European Framework)
  • Substitute for a teacher in case of absence
  • Organize weekly meetings with the preschool staff
  • Fine-tune the preschool’s curriculum and evaluations
  • Promote our preschool at school fairs

Teachers Management/Human Resources

  • Manage a team of about 4 full-time teachers and 1-2 floaters
  • Advise teachers on pedagogy and available pedagogical resources
  • Identify the training needs of the pedagogical team
  • Recruit, train, and assist new preschool teachers

Administrative Tasks

  • Recruit new students/families and organize observation days for the preschool
  • Communicate with parents via email on a regular basis
  • Create the school year calendar
  • Make sure that the preschool is in compliance with the Department of health rules and regulations

Business Development

  • Communicate program content and updates to parents and answer inquiries
  • Meet with parents regularly to ensure their satisfaction and re-enrollment
  • Seek out prospective families and ensure enrollment (fairs, open houses… etc)
  • Foster a positive relationship between students, parents and instructors
  • Stay current with the class offerings of our competitors for early childhood education, immersion programs as well as with their marketing strategies (web content, etc) in order to establish FIAF Preschool as a leader in the field
  • Collaborate with FIAF sponsors (youth programs)

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Native French-speaker or equivalent proficiency and fully bilingual
  • Master 1 or 2 minimum in the field of Early Childhood Education or related field
  • A minimum of two years’ experience managing the operations of a preschool or early childhood program a plus
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, both verbal and written (both in French and English)
  • Must be knowledgeable on pedagogy as it relates to French language instruction for children 2-5 years old
  • Must demonstrate a strong capacity to work in a team environment
  • Must be able to adapt to multiple and shifting priorities, be meticulous, thorough and detail- oriented, and be able to meet deadlines and manage time effectively

The candidate must have a valid US working permit.

Resume and cover letter in French or English must be sent by email to Edith Boncompain, Vice President of Education eboncompain@fiaf.org by July 31; two references are also required.

Department: Language Center
Reports To: Vice President of Education
Designation: Exempt full-time

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is the leading French language and cultural center in the U.S. Since 1898, FIAF has been dedicated to creating and offering New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts, all exploring the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures.

The FIAF Language Center is the largest language school dedicated to teaching the French language in the tri-state area. With more than 6,000 registrations annually, we offer French in two convenient locations: Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Montclair, NJ.

In conjunction with its adult French language learning program, FIAF offers French language learning programs for toddlers (ages 1-4), kids (5-10) and teens (11-17) from beginner to advanced levels, including French for native-speakers.

Our program offers a high level of language instruction through curricula that are specially designed to meet children’s pedagogical needs at every stage of their development. All our classes provide an integrated approach to French language and culture.

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Education, the Youth Programs Coordinator organizes, develops and implements all the Language Center youth programs.

Main Responsibilities:

Pedagogy

  • Develop and enrich the youth programs class offerings, based on clients survey and competition
  • Organize and lead teacher training sessions
  • Evaluate and improve teacher performance through classroom observations and coaching
  • Stay current with the latest methodology, pedagogical resources and technology for the teaching of French as a foreign language to a young audience
  • Stay current with the official French curricula for primary school instructions as well as teaching French as a foreign language (official curriculum of the French Ministry of Education and European Framework)
  • Substitute for a teacher classes and conduct placement test occasionally

Administrative Tasks

  • Schedule classes at the beginning of each session
  • Assign classes to teachers
  • Oversee enrollment in youth programs classes/workshops
  • Assist with the registration/transfer process at the start of each session
  • Ensure that classes run smoothly (supply orders, snacks etc)
  • Hire and train new interns (responsibility assignments)
  • Recruit new students/families at fairs
  • Communicate with parents via email on a regular basis

Teachers Management/Human Resources

  • Manage a team of about 30 part-time teachers in the youth programs
  • Advise teachers on pedagogy and available pedagogical resources
  • Identify the training needs of the pedagogical team
  • Recruit, train, and assist new instructors

Business Development

  • Communicate program content and updates to parents and answer inquiries
  • Meet with parents regularly to ensure their satisfaction and re-enrollment
  • Seek out prospective clients and ensure enrollment (fairs, open houses… etc)
  • Foster a positive relationship between students, parents and instructors
  • Stay current with the class offerings of our competitors for young French learners as well as with their marketing strategies (web content, etc) in order to establish FIAF as a leader in the field
  • Participate in the elaboration and implementation of FIAF cultural programs for kids
  • Collaborate with FIAF sponsors (kids programs)
  • Nurture partnerships with youth literature and FLE publishers

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Native French-speaker or equivalent proficiency
  • Master 1 or 2 minimum in the field of teaching French as a foreign language or DAEFLE (diplôme d’aptitude à l’enseignement du français langue étrangère)
  • An official teaching diploma (professeur des écoles for instance)
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in teaching French as a foreign language to a young audience
  • Have good knowledge and understanding of the CEFRL (Common European Framework of Reference for the teaching of Foreign Languages) and the Ministry of Education curriculum for preschool
  • Must be knowledgeable on pedagogy as it relates to French language instruction for children 1 to 17 years old
  • Must be knowledgeable with technologies applied to the teaching of foreign languages
  • Must be knowledgeable with Smart Board technology
  • Must demonstrate a strong capacity to work in a team environment
  • Must be able to adapt to multiple and shifting priorities, be meticulous, thorough and detail- oriented, and be able to meet deadlines and manage time effectively

The candidate must have a valid US working permit.

To Apply: Resume and cover letter in French or English must be sent by email to Edith Boncompain, Vice President of Education eboncompain@fiaf.org by July 10, 2020; two references are also required.

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Preschool, a French immersion program for toddlers ages 2.5-4 is looking for a NYS certified teacher starting August 24, 2020, who will be responsible for planning and implementing developmentally-appropriate activities designed to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth in preschool children.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Foster enthusiasm for active participation in the learning process.

2. Understand the developmental milestones of young children.

3. Promote learning in the areas of social-emotional, language, cognitive, and physical development.

4. Plan and implement an age-appropriate, challenging curriculum for children. Develop lesson plans that are meaningful and age-appropriate.

5. Provide a wide variety of learning opportunities, including individual, small and large group activities, both indoors and outside.

6. Listen and respond to parent concerns in a responsible, constructive and resourceful manner.

7. Attend weekly lesson-planning with Preschool Director.

8. Organize field trips related to class projects.

9. Establish and maintain appropriate standards of student behavior utilizing a variety of behavior management strategies and techniques.

10. Actively seek opportunities for professional development in early childhood education.

11. Provide for the physical safety of children through anticipation and removal of hazards, visual observation of children active or at rest, and by appropriately responding to injuries.

12. Work in a team, share information and build positive working relationships.

13. Actively support the school philosophy, community, and policies.

14. Integrate meaningful and appropriate use of technology within the curriculum.

Qualified candidates must be native speakers with a proficiency level of English, or be fluent in French, have a Master’s degree in early childhood education, and must be certified to teach in NYS. All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. and have all original copies of their diplomas.

The FIAF Preschool in the Upper East Side (Manhattan). Our mission is to provide a joyful entry into French language and culture, combining the best of the école maternelle and American preschool experience to help each child reach his/her full potential. The FIAF Preschool is taught entirely in French for a fully immersive language experience.

Please e-mail resume in English and cover letter in French to: Sandrine Nguyen-Ba, snguyenba@fiaf.org

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Preschool, a French immersion program, taught entirely in French, for toddlers ages 2.5 and 4.5 is looking for a full-time (8:30am- 4:30pm) assistant teacher for the Nursery class, starting August 24, 2020, who will be responsible for assisting with the planning and implementing of developmentally-appropriate activities designed to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth in preschool children.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assist head teacher in the implementation of the curriculum.

2. Provide for the physical safety of children through anticipation and removal of dangers, observation of children at play or at rest, and by appropriately responding to injuries.

3. Help children with daily tasks and activities.

4. Help children with transitions and foster their autonomy.

5. Replace head teacher when necessary.

6. Respect school’s philosophy and policies.

7. Assist in conducting part of the program remotely and online, if necessary

Qualified candidates must be 21, native French speakers with a proficiency level of English, have a high school diploma with some college credits (Bachelor’s degree with some education or early childhood credits preferred), and/or a DOH-approved study plan, and 1 year of comparable experience (French immersion or bilingual program). All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

The FIAF Preschool is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Our mission is to provide a joyful entry into French language and culture, combining the best of the école maternelle and American preschool experience to help each child reach his/her full potential.

Please e-mail cover letter in French and resume in English along with the names of 3 references to: Sandrine Nguyen-Ba, snguyenba@fiaf.org.

Department: Language Center
Reports To: Vice President, Education
Designation: Part-Time with Flexible Hours
Hours: Should be available 9am-9pm on weekdays and 9am-5pm on Saturdays

Position Summary: To meet the needs of French speaking expatriates living in the United States, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) has developed a program to improve verbal and written English skills quickly and effectively. FIAF offers one-on-one and group (2-3 students) private English lessons for adults, kids (ages 5-10) and teens (ages 11-17) from beginner to advanced levels, including native-speakers. FIAF is looking for an enthusiastic teacher of English as a Foreign Language to teach English language and culture to expatriate employees of French companies, young children, and teens. The teacher will plan, implement and assess lessons and will teach with patience and creativity. The teacher will be asked to teach at FIAF’s Manhattan center, online, or in the offices and houses of the students around Manhattan.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Conduct placement test to assess students‘ initial English level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • Design and follow a complete teaching plan about English language and culture
  • Organize learning material and resources
  • Use a variety of activities and instructional methods relevant to the audience to stimulate the learning process and the students’ abilities
  • Assess students’ performance and progress to ensure they are mastering the skills on regular basis
  • Monitor students’ interactions in the classroom (for semi-private lessons) and nurture cooperation and sharing
  • Cooperate with administration staff
  • Follow and comply with FIAF teaching standards

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Native English-speaker and ability to communicate clearly in English
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree
  • Must hold a qualified English Language Teaching Certificate, such as TEFL, TESL, TESOL, TKT, CELTA, etc.
  • 5 year-experience as a teacher of English as a foreign language
  • Works effectively with students, colleagues, and staff in an international environment that promotes learning and multicultural understanding
  • Can follow a prescribed curriculum while being creative and flexible to meet individual students’ learning needs
  • Keep abreast with the latest trends and best practices, including the latest education theories and practices in the field of foreign language teaching
  • Excellent knowledge of the French and Francophone cultures
  • Teaching and organization skills
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Strong communication skills

The candidate must have a valid US working permit.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Tanya Akl, Private and Corporate Instruction Manager at takl@fiaf.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applicants we receive, we will only be able to contact those that we would like to meet for interviews.

The Montclair Branch of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), is looking for a full-time French teacher for its A petits pas classes, a French program designed for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 2-5). The teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing developmentally-appropriate activities designed to teach French, while promoting social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth in toddler and preschool-aged children.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Foster enthusiasm for active participation in the learning process.
2. Understand the developmental milestones of young children.
3. Promote learning in the areas of social-emotional, language, cognitive, and physical development.
4. Plan and implement an age-appropriate, challenging curriculum for children. Develop lesson plans that are meaningful and age-appropriate.
5. Provide a wide variety of learning opportunities, including individual, both for small and large group activities, both indoors and outdoors.
6. Listen and respond to parents’ and caregivers’ concerns in a responsible, constructive, and resourceful manner.
7. Attend weekly lesson-planning meetings.
8. Establish and maintain appropriate standards of student behavior utilizing a variety of behavior management strategies and techniques.
9. Actively seek opportunities for professional development in early childhood education.
10. Ensure the physical safety of children through anticipation and removal of hazards, visual observation of children active or at rest, and by appropriately responding to potential injuries.
11. Work in a team, share information, and build positive working relationships.
12. Actively support the school’s philosophy and community, and enforce its policies.
13. Integrate meaningful and appropriate use of technology within the curriculum.

Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must:
Be native speakers (or have an equivalent level) of English,
Have a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education (Master’s degree preferred),
Must be certified to teach in New Jersey, or certified French equivalent with 3 years’ comparable experience (French immersion program).
All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

About FIAF Montclair
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), is the premier destination for French language and culture in the tristate area, it offers French classes, workshops, and social events for all ages and levels in Montclair, New Jersey. www.fiaf.org/newjersey
Please e-mail cover letter and resume in French. Candidates will also submit the title of a French book suitable for 3 year-olds preschool-aged children including a progression and one sequence preparation to: Marie-Catherine Glaser, Director of FIAF Montclair Language center, at mcglaser@fiaf.org

Job Title: Part-Time Language Center Operations Assistant
Department: Language Center
Reports To: Administrative Director

The FIAF Language Center is the largest language school dedicated to teaching the French language in the tristate area. With more than 8,000 registrations annually, we offer French in two convenient locations: Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Montclair, NJ.

Position Summary: The Language Center Operations Assistant will be on the frontlines of customer service for the FIAF Language Center.  They will be knowledgeable in all Language Center activities (group classes, private lessons, corporate lessons, exams, preschool) and be able to confidently reply to any customer or potential client.  They will look for patterns in these interactions in order to help improve communication with students as well as the Language Center’s own operations.

The hours for this position are Monday-Thursday 9am-1:30pm and Saturday 9am-5pm, at our Manhattan location.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet and welcome clients and students, answer all questions they may have.
  • Answer questions by phone and email promptly.
  • Register students in person or by phone.
  • Keep students informed of any changes, such as class cancellations or room changes.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as preparing class rosters, certificates of completion for students, etc.
  • Assist Language Center colleagues as needed.
  • Maintain a neat and welcoming reception area.

This job might be for you if:

  • You notice great (and not-so-great) customer service. You think your morning latte tastes best when poured by a happy, welcoming barista and you’re excited to provide that same experience for our students.
  • You are an ace communicator. Your emails make people smile and you can explain just about anything to anyone.
  • You are a helper. You find it satisfying to help someone solve a problem and you’re willing to jump in wherever needed.
  • You are an organized multi-tasker who gets a thrill out of checking items off your to-do list.
  • You are curious, creative, and open to learning from mistakes.
  • You are tech savvy and comfortable learning new programs and tools quickly.
  • You have a passion for the French language and culture and want to share that passion with others.

Other qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Native English-speaker or equivalent proficiency, ability to communicate clearly in French.

Benefits:

  • PTO, Sick days, personal days
  • French class and membership to FIAF

To Apply

Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and resume as one attachment (in English or French) by March 23rd to careers@fiaf.org

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applicants we receive, we will only be able to contact those that we would like to meet for interviews.

Department: Marketing
Reports To: Directors of Communications and Digital Advertising
Designation: Exempt Full-Time

Position Summary: French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) seeks an experienced, highly-organized, and resourceful coordinator for a fast-paced marketing and communications department.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Communications and the Director of Digital Advertising on all integrated marketing and publicity efforts, including email marketing and press outreach for FIAF’s language center, cultural events, and special events
  • Maintain calendar and implement social media strategy across all FIAF channels
  • Act as inter-departmental trafficker and proofreader to ensure consistency of FIAF style and brand messaging across all print, web, video, and digital assets
  • Manage and cultivate partnerships to increase visibility for FIAF, including school outreach, promotional programs, and trades with similar organizations
  • Monitor and maintain press coverage and media lists using press contact database
  • Coordinate photo/video needs for the department and maintain archive for both
  • Process departmental invoices and assist in managing multiple marketing budgets
  • Analyze web traffic, social media, and digital advertising reports to help inform new strategies and campaigns

FIAF’s Principal Activities:

  • Language programs in NY and NJ
  • Cultural programs, including two large-scale, multi-disciplinary performing arts festivals per year
  • Cinema (weekly film series, special film premieres, Animation Festival)
  • Special events (Art de vivre series specializing in fashion, décor, beauty, etc.)
  • Talks, conferences, panel discussions, and lectures with authors, politicians, celebrities, etc.
  • Art exhibitions
  • Culinary/wine events
  • Children’s programs and educational outreach

Qualifications:

A minimum of 2 years of proven successful experience in marketing or public relations is preferred. The individual must also possess excellent writing and presentation skills with a strong eye for details. The ideal candidate is a reliable self-starter with an ability to take initiative and follow through with measurable results. The individual must be able to make timely and quality decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, humor, and good judgement, and must be able to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment. Excellent human relations skills are a must, as is the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment.  French language skills are ideal, though not required.

Benefits include: Life, health, dental and vision insurance, generous vacation policy, FIAF Membership (includes free film screenings and invitations to a variety of cultural and arts-focused events), relaxed work environment.

To Apply: Qualified applicants should send resume and thoughtful cover letter including salary requirements to Sarah Zafrani Sidi, Human Resources Director, at szsidi@fiaf.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applicants we receive, we will only be able to contact those that we would like to meet for interviews. No phone calls.

Department: Information Technology
Reports To: CFO/VP of Finance & Administration
Designation: Exempt Full-Time

Position Summary: The FIAF Systems Administrator is responsible for maintaining the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of the organization’s information systems; recommending information technology solutions to management; and implementing such solutions. FIAF’s long-term IT initiatives are established by the executive staff under the guidance of the Systems Administrator.

Full Job Description

  • Develop and maintain information technology infrastructure, including network infrastructure supporting WAN and LAN connectivity for staff and clients; storage, application, and email servers; individual workstations; and business software.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software issues in a timely manner, maintain communication with impacted users, and document resolutions.
  • Identify and control for information systems risks. This includes deploying and maintaining IT security software and hardware, managing user accounts and permissions, maintaining and testing data backups, patch management, and advising on the creation and implementation of information security policy.
  • Collaborate with departments to implement technology solutions meeting institutional needs. Examples include the installation of educational technology for the school, providing technical support and planning for cultural programs, and accommodating the technical needs of venue rental clients.
  • Collaborate with contracted MSP and delegate tasks to MSP helpdesk personnel assigned to FIAF.
  • Deploy and maintain desktop and mobile phone solutions.
  • Act as point of contact for existing IT service vendors. Advise the executive staff on vendor selection, and on the modification of existing services to meet the organization’s needs.
  • Assist the VP of Finance & Administration in creation of the annual IT budget, and work under their guidance to meet budgetary requirements during the fiscal year.
  • Maintain currency of knowledge with respect to relevant technology, equipment, and systems.

Key Technologies

  • Microsoft Windows Desktop and Server OS
  • Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • IIS
  • G-Suite
  • Virtualization
  • Firewalls and Managed Switches
  • General Computer Networking – IP, DNS, DHCP, SSL
  • PBX/VoIP

Requirements

  • Associate’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field; or equivalent experience
  • 2-3 years proven experience in systems administration or a similar role
  • Some familiarity with scripting.
  • Relevant certifications a plus (CompTIA, Microsoft, or similar)
  • Authorized to work in the US for any employer.

Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and resume as one attachment with salary requirements to Sarah Zafrani Sidi, Human Resources Director at careers@fiaf.org

Salary requirements required. Resumes without specific salary requirements will not be considered.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applicants we receive, we will only be able to contact those that we would like to meet for interviews. No phone calls.

Le Centre de Langue du FIAF recrute des professeurs de FLE

Des professeurs de FLE pour ses programmes adultes
Des professeurs de FLE pour ses programmes enfants (1 à 17 ans)

  • A Petits Pas (APP) : 1 à 4 ans
  • Kids & Teens (K&T) : 5 à 17 ans

Pour ses 2 implantations :

  • Manhattan (NY): 22 East 60th Street (entre Madison et Park Avenues)
  • Montclair (NJ) : 7 North Willow Street Suite 7, NJ 07042

Le ou la candidat(e) doit :

  • Avoir une expérience de l’enseignement à des enfants et /ou des adolescents et/ou des adultes dans un même établissement pendant une durée minimale de 6 mois.
  • Etre diplômé(e) en français langue étrangère (Master FLE, DAEFLE ou équivalent) ou en tant que maître des écoles.
  • Etre dynamique, enthousiaste, consciencieux (se), créatif (ve), formé(e) aux nouvelles technologies, bon sens du relationnel avec les étudiants, les enfants et les parents, ouvert(e) au travail en équipe.
  • Etre disponible en semaine et le samedi (emploi rémunéré à l’heure)
    • En journée de 9h30 à 17h30 pour les enfants.
    • Essentiellement en soirée de 17h45 à 21h pour les adultes (mais aussi en journée à partir de 9h30).
    • Le samedi de 9h30 à 16h30

Dans tous les cas, les candidats doivent être :

  • De langue maternelle française.
  • En possession d’un permis de travail américain. Le FIAF ne sponsorise pas ses professeurs pour un visa que ce soit administrativement ou financièrement.
  • D’un niveau d’anglais égal ou supérieur à B1 (cf CECR)

Quel(s) programme(s) vous intéresse(nt) ?

  • Le programme A petits Pas (APP) pour les enfants de 1 à 4 ans et/ou le programme Kids & Teens pour les enfants et adolescents de 5 à 17 ans, Elisabeth Spettel espettel@fiaf.org
  • Le programme Adults, Guillaume Lefèvre glefevre@fiaf.org

Si vous pensez que votre profil peut convenir pour plusieurs programmes, merci d’envoyer votre candidature dans un email unique en mettant la personne en charge du programme en copie. Merci de préciser les implantations qui vous intéressent.

Si vous postulez pour Montclair, merci de mettre Marie-Catherine Glaser (mcglaser@fiaf.org) en copie. Votre candidature ne sera considérée comme complète et recevable qu’après réception de  votre lettre de motivation (en français) ainsi que votre CV.

FIAF Montclair is looking for enthusiastic teachers of French as foreign language to teach French language and culture to young children, teens and adults. The teacher will plan, implement and assess lessons and will teach with patience and creativity. FIAF Montclair is a branch of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in Manhattan offering language-learning programs for adults, toddlers (ages 1-4), kids (5-10) and teens (11-17) from beginner to advanced levels, including French for native-speakers.

Responsibilities

  • Design and follow a complete teaching plan about French language and culture
  • Organize learning material and resources
  • Use a variety of activities and instructional methods relevant to the audience to stimulate the learning process and the students’ abilities
  • Assess students’ performance and progress to ensure they are mastering the skills on regular basis
  • Monitor students’ interactions in the classroom and nurture cooperation and sharing
  • Cooperate with administration staff
  • Follow and comply with FIAF teaching standards
  • Assist in the development and organization of educational, cultural and social activities to help grow the FIAF members’ community in its Montclair, NJ location
  • Participate in development and collaboration for events within and outside of FIAF to attract new students and members

Qualifications:

  • Native French-speaker or equivalent proficiency, ability to communicate clearly in English
  • Proven working experience as a teacher of French as a foreign language
  • Excellent knowledge of latest education theories and practices in the field of foreign language teaching
  • Excellent knowledge of the French and Francophone cultures
  • Creative and artistic teaching abilities
  • Teaching and organization skills
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Strong communication skills
  • Keep abreast with the latest trends and best practices
  • Master’s degree in teaching French as a foreign language or relevant bachelor’s degree/certificate (Licence FLE, DAEFLE, or equivalent)
  • Artistic skills a plus (performing or visual arts)

This position requires the candidate to be available between 7:30am and 9pm on weekdays, from 9am to 4pm on Saturdays.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Marie-Catherine Glaser mglaser@fiaf.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applicants we receive, we will only be able to contact those that we would like to meet for interviews.

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premier destination for French language and culture, seeks volunteer assistants for its summer camp programs for toddlers (ages 3 & 4), kids (ages 5 to 10) and Teens (ages 11 to 14).

Program duration: From June 15th to August 7th, 2019 from 9:30am-4:30pm • (2 weeks minimum)

Our assistants are passionate about kids’ education and about sharing language and cultural experiences. The ideal candidates will have the following:

  • An intermediate to advanced level of spoken French, sufficient to understand and speak with children, teachers, and parents without relying on English
  • Be 16 years old or more (high school, college, graduate student)
  • Interest and experience working with kids (babysitting, camp counselor, nanny, au pair…)

 

Daily activities will include but will not be limited to:

  • Prepare the classroom with the teacher before class
  • Welcome parents and kids to class
  • Play with children during the free play period
  • Assist the teacher with the organization of classroom activities
  • Provide individual help to children
  • Accompany children to field trips
  • Help the teacher maintain a proper learning atmosphere
  • Help tidy up the classroom

 

On your first day, you will be given a Metrocard that will last the duration of your schedule.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter in French to Elisabeth Spettel at espettel@fiaf.org.

Interested in an internship with FIAF’s Cultural Events Department, Development Department, Language Center, or Finance & Administration Department? Please send all internship requests (your resume and a cover letter) in English to careers@fiaf.org. Internships at FIAF have a minimum duration of 6-12 months. Candidates should apply for a specific department and indicate their availability. Interested candidates should apply well in advance.

FIAF always needs des amis to bring our programs to life!

Volunteering is one of the easiest and most essential ways to support FIAF. Our dynamic, year-round activities offer a wide range of flexible opportunities that provide behind-the-scenes access to our signature events from our Bastille Day celebration and annual black-tie Gala, to high-profile cultural events, fundraising campaigns, and more.

It is a great opportunity to enjoy the best of French culture and meet fellow francophiles!

To learn about upcoming opportunities, please contact Lena Opper at lopper@fiaf.org or 646 388 6607.

FIAF is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, citizenship status protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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