French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

 

 

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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.

 

Preschool Assistant Teacher

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Department: FIAF Preschool
Reports To: Director of Preschool
Designation: Exempt Full-Time
Start Date: August 26, 2019

Position Summary: 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, starting August 26, 2019, 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.

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.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assist head teacher in the implementation of the curriculum.
  • 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.
  • Help children with daily tasks and activities.
  • Help children with transitions and foster their autonomy.
  • Replace head teacher when necessary.
  • Respect school’s philosophy and policies.

Qualifications:
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.

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume in French along with the names of three references to Sandrine Nguyen-Ba, snguyenba@fiaf.org. Selected candidates will first have a quick phone interview to verify French proficiency and will then be invited for an interview.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we can only follow up with applicants who are a match for this existing opportunity. No phone calls please.

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.

 

Preschool Aid

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Department: FIAF Preschool
Reports To: Director of Preschool
Designation: Part-Time

Position Summary: The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Preschool, a French immersion program, taught entirely in French, for toddlers ages 2.5 and 4 is looking for a part-time (12:00-2:00pm) school aid to start immediately, 5 days a week when the school is in session, who will be responsible to provide assistance during naptime and recess in Central Park.

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.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Supervise children during nap and clean up after naptime
  • Accompany students to Central Park for recess
  • 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.
  • Respect school’s philosophy and policies

Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must be 21, fluent in French, and have a high school diploma. The ideal candidate has worked with children before (camp counselor, youth groups, etc…). Must be punctual, reliable and energetic. All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume in French along with the names of three references to Sandrine Nguyen-Ba, snguyenba@fiaf.org. Selected candidates will first have a quick phone interview to verify French proficiency and will then be invited for an interview. Due to the large volume of applications, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we can only follow up with applicants who are a match for this existing opportunity. No phone calls please.

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.

 

Corporate & Private Instruction Programs Coordinator

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Department: Language Center
Reports To: Manager of Private and Corporate Instruction
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.

Position Summary: The Coordinator of Corporate and Individual instruction, a full-time position, is responsible for the conception, development, organization and promotion of onsite and offsite individual and corporate instruction teaching programs for the Language Center of the French Institute Alliance Française, the largest French language school in the United States.

Main Responsibilities:

  • The Coordinator is committed to the highest level of customer service and strives to foster excellent public relations as a key motivation. The Coordinator is under the direct supervision of the Manager of Private and Corporate Instruction of FIAF, and works with the other FIAF departments to ensure a coordinated and unified service.
  • The Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the FIAF Language Center: scheduling of classes and instructors, submission of proposals to clients, bidding, follow-up at the administrative and pedagogical levels, budgeting and billing, statistics, technology enhancements, reports and development of customized programs.
  • The Coordinator is responsible for the development of the corporate client base: canvassing of clients, establishment of sales objectives, statistics, and creation of marketing campaigns and materials.
  • The Coordinator is responsible for the development of new products and services in response to evolving corporate and private needs and ensures long-term planning of the service.

Customer service:

  • Answers questions by phone and email
  • Receives and greets onsite clients
  • Studies needs analysis and elaboration of appropriate solutions
  • Registers students by phone and online
  • Processes course transfers
  • Prepares invoices and billing (classes and books)

Management and development:

  • Plans strategies to increase enrollment through research and development
  • Develops customer recruitment objectives (researches, presents programs to corporate HR representatives, etc.)
  • Creates marketing materials in print and for the web
  • Develops new products and services

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Commercial background experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Computer literacy a must
  • Organized, detail-oriented and multitasking skills
  • Valid US permit/visa
  • Good level of French required

To Apply: Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume (in French or in English) to Sarah Zafrani Sidi, HR director szsidi@fiaf.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we can only follow up with applicants who are a match for this existing opportunity. No phone calls please.

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.

 

Volunteer Class Assistant for Summer Youth Programs

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Department: Language Center

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:
Jun 17 to Aug 9, 2019 from 9:30am-4:30pm (2 weeks minimum)

Main Responsibilities

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.

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

 

Rentals & Sales Manager

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Department: Rentals
Reports To: FIAF President
Designation: Full-Time
Starting: January 14

Position Summary: FIAF is looking for a Rentals & Sales Manager to be an integral part of our Venue Rental and Event Management team.

Rental Management:

  • Manage all aspects of multi-scale events for clients and for FIAF from inception to completion (except staffing & payroll)
  • Work closely with other team member to ensure that set up of facilities are in accordance with client needs for all events including rehearsals, performances, meetings and receptions (tech, staffing & building requirements)
  • Welcome clients upon arrival for rehearsals and/or events
  • Follow up with clients after each event to discuss feedback on event and to give clients the opportunity to book future events
  • Meet weekly with all parties involved to oversee schedules and planning of the events for upcoming weeks

Sales & Marketing:

  • Market and sell FIAF venues and catering packages to corporations, PR firms, event management companies, and organizations that hold events
  • Find new clients and generate new revenue streams (from new as well as existing clients)
  • Identify appropriate networking places to list, promote, and advertise FIAF’s venues
  • Coordinate with other FIAF departments, including External Affairs, Membership, and Marketing to promote venues with FIAF’s constituencies
  • Assist Rental & Event Manager on incoming inquiries
  • Work to advance the image of events held at FIAF by being the primary contact of clients for the implementation of their event

Budgeting & Financing:

  • Create (with Finance Department), manage, and monitor the Rental Department budget and forecasts
  • Control and monitor all expenses
  • Generate all income reports & rental client lists
  • Keep accurate records of all rental activities & history
  • Keep track and ensure timely payment of all deposits and settlements
  • Gather information from Technical Director, Events Manager, and Box Office Manager regarding additional expenditures and work with accounting to ensure that all additional expenditures are charged back to the client

Calendar Management:

  • Maintain master schedule for all FIAF & rental client events in Artifax
  • Work closely with FIAF departments to locate available dates for their events & resolve conflicts
  • Counsel clients on best available dates for their events

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Relevant experience in sales and rentals management

Benefits

  • Healthcare, dental, vision, 403B, Etrac, FSA

The candidate must have a valid US working permit.

To Apply: Qualified applicants should send their cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to careers@fiaf.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we can only follow up with applicants who are a match for this existing opportunity. No phone calls please.

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.

 

English Language Instructor

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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 Aurore Duiguo, Private and Corporate Instruction Manager at aduiguo@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.

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.

 

Teachers at the FIAF Language Center

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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 spettel@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 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.

 

Teachers at FIAF Montclair

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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.

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.

 

Internships

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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.

 

Teacher and intern recruitment services provided by Agence de promotion du FLE

   

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