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The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is an American, private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3), non-governmental organization incorporated in the state of New York. Its mission is to promote and enhance the knowledge and appreciation of French and Francophone culture, to increase knowledge of the French language, and to encourage interaction among French, Francophone and American people through programs in education and the arts.


Administrative Coordinator — Language Center

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Department: Language Center
Reports To: Vice President Education
Designation: Full-time
Desired start date: June 1, 2015

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 three convenient locations: Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens, and Montclair, New Jersey.

FIAF offers 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. Programs also include one-day workshops and teacher professional trainings.

The Administrative Coordinator is a key position that ensures the smooth functioning of the Language Center in terms of operations, communications and customer service. The responsibilities of the Administrative Coordinator include but are not limited to:


  • Schedule classes for each of FIAF’s 4 main sessions and interim sessions
  • Assign classes to teachers and communicate their preliminary and final schedules
  • Oversee enrollment in all programs at all locations
  • Assist with the registration process at the start of each session
  • Assign classrooms for all group classes and communicate these assignments with students and teachers
  • Manage student account database in Thriva (registration system)
  • Oversee class cancellations and student notifications


  • Develop customer service approaches and train reception staff accordingly
  • Communicate key information about classes to the student body and staff in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Field client complaints or concerns
  • Foster open communication and positive relationship between students and teachers

Management/Human Resources

  • Recruit and train receptionists and volunteers
  • Manage full-time and part-time reception staff
  • Communicate administrative procedures to new teaching staff
  • Oversee payment and benefits for teachers and part-time reception staff

Business Development

  • Participate in development and collaboration for events within and outside of FIAF to attract new students


  • Weekly reporting of current registrations and financials
  • Assist with statistics and statistical analysis to understand successes/needs of various programs


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in program administration
  • Must demonstrate a strong capacity to work in a team environment
  • Must have prior knowledge of students’ registration system (Thriva)
  • Must have impeccable written and oral communications
  • Must be meticulous and detail-oriented with proven track record of successful administrative management
  • Native English-speaker or equivalent proficiency, ability to communicate clearly in French
  • Must be available to work some evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to adapt to multiple and shifting priorities and be able to meet deadlines and manage time effectively

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to

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.


Graphic Designer

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Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports To: VP of Marketing & Communications
Designation: Full-time

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), a New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to French language and culture, is seeking a graphic designer.

FIAF’s graphic design team creates materials to support the organization’s marketing, communications, and development campaigns. These materials include, but are not limited to, event calendars, brochures, newsletters, postcards, flyers, posters, invitations, print and online advertisements, journals, annual reports, and signage.

In this position, you will work with FIAF’s on-site, full-time graphic designer as well as a Paris-based artistic director (on certain projects), in order to develop strong creative concepts that engage, attract, promote, and sell FIAF’s cultural and educational programs, special events, and library. The designer will learn, work within, and help to grow/evolve FIAF’s established style guidelines and strong visual identity.

Responsibilities & Duties (include but are not limited to):

  • Confer with FIAF’s President, VP of Marketing & Communications, Marketing Coordinator, and all other relevant FIAF departments in order to determine creative concept, layout, and design of all FIAF materials.
  • Use a range of media including photography, illustration, and computer-aided design.
  • Work closely with VP of Marketing and departmental interns on the routing of materials and the overall production schedule.
  • Solicit and compile printing quotes/estimates, and manage relationships with printers and other external vendors.
  • Review final layouts and proofs, and coordinate edits/improvements.
  • Go on press for certain high-priority projects. Experience with commercial printing and the printing process a must.
  • Deftly manage multiple projects and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Collaborate with IT department on software and hardware needs and issues, as well as FIAF’s website, e-newsletters, and all digital media.
  • Art direct photo shoots when needed for promotional material.
  • Organize and manage in-house photographs and archival materials, and coordinate with external organizations to solicit photographic images, as needed.
  • Keep abreast of developments in design software, tools, formats, and trends.


  • BFA in graphic design or related field, as well as demonstrable skills and talent in graphic design.
  • Strong capacity to work in a team environment and to synthesize input from different sources.
  • Must be able to adjust to multiple and shifting priorities, be meticulous, thorough and detailed; be able to meet deadlines and manage time effectively.
  • Must be experienced in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. HTML/Flash/motion knowledge a plus.
  • Strong sensitivity to typography, color building/relationships, and offset printing.
  • Good photography skills, including understanding of digital photography and retouching a plus.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrates ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal departments and external partners.
  • Positive attitude and outstanding work ethic.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Excellent knowledge and appreciation of French language and culture.

To Apply
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.

French Institute Alliance Française is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), non-governmental organization incorporated in the state of New York. Its mission is to promote and enhance the knowledge and appreciation of French and Francophone culture, to increase the knowledge of the French language, and to encourage interaction among French, Francophone and American people through programs in education and the arts.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and link to or PDF of portfolio to

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.


Teaching Artists

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The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) invites dynamic, experienced, and creative Teaching Artists to apply to our 2015-2016 In-School Arts Education Program. Teaching Artists in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The Program
FIAF matches Teaching Artists with public middle schools in under-served New York City neighborhoods to lead weekly, sequential arts workshops during regular school hours with classes of 15-25 students (1-3 per school). These workshops introduce students to Francophone cultures and a specific artistic discipline while empowering and inspiring students through the hands-on process of creating their own final projects.

At the end of each workshop, students’ final art projects are displayed in FIAF’s Gallery.

During the 2015-2016 school year, these workshops will span approximately 24 weeks between September 2015 and April 2016. Each class will participate for the full 24-week sequence.


  • Native French speaker with excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent teaching ability, including experience with classroom teaching and curriculum development. Prior experience with adolescents and NYC public schools a plus.
  • Artistic excellence, including quality and scope of artistic work and depth of knowledge within an artistic discipline.
  • Collaborative attitude and willingness to adapt to diverse student populations.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and sample lesson plan to Rachel Starr at

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.


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 3 implantations :

  • Manhattan (NY): 22 East 60th Street (entre Madison et Park Avenues)
  • Montclair (NJ) : 7 North Willow Street Suite 7, NJ 07042
  • Brooklyn (NY) : ISB, 477 Court Street

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, Anne Bellec
  • Le programme Kids and Teens pour les enfants et adolescents de 5 à 17 ans, Audrey Legoupil
  • Le programme Adults, Christophe Mouraux

Personne contact : Christophe Mouraux, Directeur pédagogique

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 Sylvie Larue 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.



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Interested in an internship with FIAF's Cultural Programming Department, PR Department, Language Center, or Haskell Library? Please send all internship requests (your resume and a cover letter) in English to Leslie Cole, Human Resources Director at

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