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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 and French language and to encourage interaction among French, Francophone and American people through programs in education and the arts.

 

Graphic Designer

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Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Position Summary: 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 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, 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.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of French language preferred.
  • 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).
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal departments and external partners.
  • Positive attitude and outstanding work ethic.
  • Sense of humor.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to in English to Hristina Zapryanova, Human Resources Director at careers@fiaf.org. Please include samples of any relevant work.

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.

 

Director of Preschool and Youth Programs

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Department: Language Center
Reports To: Vice President of Education

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

Position Summary: The director of Preschool and Youth Programs, a full-time position, is responsible for the conception, development, organization and promotion of onsite and offsite youth programs and oversees the day to day operations of the FIAF preschool.

Main Responsibilities & Duties (include but are not limited to):
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 youth programs and the preschool: scheduling of classes and instructors, submission of proposals to clients, follow-up at the administrative and pedagogical levels, budgeting and billing, statistics, technology enhancements, reports and development of customized programs.
  • The Director is responsible for the development of the preschool and youth programs client base: canvassing of clients, establishment of sales objectives, statistics, and creation of marketing campaigns and materials.
  • 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.

Additional Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Pedagogical Responsibilities:

  • 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 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 classes and conduct placement test occasionally
  • Organize weekly meetings with the preschool staff
  • Fine-tune the preschool’s curriculum and evaluations

Teachers Management/Human Resources

  • Manage a team of about 30-40 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

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 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 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 (diplôme de professeur des écoles or equivalent) a plus
  • 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

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to in English or French and two references to Edith Boncompain, Vice President of Education at eboncompain@fiaf.org by November 13.

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.

Job Posted: September 22, 2017

 

Public Relations Intern

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Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Public Relations Director
Compensation: Monthly stipend. French classes and membership are also offered.

Position Summary: We are looking for a highly motivated Public Relations (PR) Intern with loads of personality and a solid interest in learning about the industry and creating key working contacts. The right candidate will help execute the department’s media strategy for the organization’s diverse programs, including: performing arts, film, visual arts, food and wine events, fashion, book events, etc. The intern will become familiarized with the New York media landscape while helping to secure coverage of FIAF’s broad range of cultural programming. He/she will be the right hand to the PR Director and support FIAF’s mission of increasing knowledge of the French language and interaction among French, Francophone and American cultures.

What to expect:

  • On-the-job experience in the Marketing & Communications department and great exposure to the best of contemporary French culture in New York.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct daily media monitoring and organize/produce press books
  • Manage all event listings and help with pitching
  • Research new media outlets and update press lists
  • Collaborate on press releases for programs and events
  • Support the PR Director on-site at FIAF events
  • General administrative/marketing duties

Education/Skills Required:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree or higher
  • Motivation to work in the PR industry
  • Strong writing skills – must be native English speaker
  • Strong attention to detail, well organized and able to multi-task
  • Strong interest in the arts and desire to work in a Francophile/multi-cultural environment

Commitment:
We are looking for someone to assist in the PR Department full-time starting early to mid-November with a minimum commitment of six months. Interns should be available at least two (2) evenings per week to assist with events, and occasional weekends.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to careers@fiaf.org. No phone calls.

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 abellec@fiaf.org
  • Le programme Kids and Teens pour les enfants et adolescents de 5 à 17 ans, Mélanie Grave mgrave@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 en copie. mcglaser@fiaf.org Votre candidature ne sera considérée comme complète et recevable qu’après réception de  votre lettre de motivation (en français) ainsi que votre CV.

 

Teachers at FIAF Montclair

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We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher 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. The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in Montclair, NJ is a branch of the New York French Institute Alliance Française in Manhattan.

FIAF is a 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 tristate 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, NJ. 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.

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
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 and resume to 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.

 

Teaching Artists

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The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) invites dynamic, experienced, and creative Teaching Artists to apply to our 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 school year, these workshops will span approximately 24 weeks between September 2017 and April 2018. Each class will participate for the full 24-week sequence.

Criteria

  • 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 Celine Mazieres at cmazieres@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.

 

Other Internships

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Interested in an internship with FIAF's Cultural Programming Department, Development Department, or Language Center? Please send all internship requests (your resume and a cover letter) in English to Hristina Zapryanova, Human Resources Director at careers@fiaf.org.

 

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