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The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is an American, private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3), non-governmental organization. It is a multi-disciplinary cultural organization. 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.


Language Center Marketing Coordinator

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Position Summary: The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is seeking a highly-organized, self-motivated Marketing Coordinator for Language Center who would work with the VP of Marketing & Communications to develop, implement, and oversee the execution of marketing programs for FIAF’s Language Center, as well as membership and special events, with a focus on new customer acquisition.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with VP to devise and implement new strategies for acquisition of new Language Center students and new FIAF members in addition to retention of current students and members
  • Oversee design process (submission, routing, confirmation) of all FIAF marketing print materials and publications related to Language Center
  • Write and edit copy ranging from marketing materials to class descriptions
  • Conceive and manage all ad buys (print and digital) and place all advertising related to Language Center
  • Plan and execute seasonal direct mail campaigns
  • Assist in creation of marketing plans, market analysis, and recommendations for class offerings
  • Create regular reports assessing effectiveness of marketing campaigns
  • Work with VP LC and VP M&C to identify and research targets for cross promotion and partnerships
  • Work with PR to ensure regular listings for Language Center programs and provide writing support for press releases for Language Center programs
  • Research key trends in foreign language education and PR coverage for education (Education issues, summer camp issues)
  • Regularly benchmark competition and asses our offerings
  • Help create and analyze student surverys
  • Oversee departmental intern
  • Ensure all marketing activities are aligned with the FIAF brand
  • Provide additional marketing assistance to the Membership and Special Events


  • BA in Marketing, Communications, or related field
  • Preferred 3+ years demonstrated professional growth in marketing or related field
  • Preferred experience in an academic environment and/or new client acquisition
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Strong project management skills required
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities successfully
  • Ability to work independently; prioritize tasks; and exercise good judgment and initiative
  • Available to attend occasional evening events
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Knowledge of French strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with basic computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc).
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred but not mandatory
  • Sense of humor

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and two writing samples to Leslie Cole, Human Resources Director 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.



Kids & Teens Programs Coordinator

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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.

The Kids and Teens Programs Coordinator organizes and works under the direction of the Youth Programs Director to coordinate, develop and implement FIAF's Kids and Teens Programs. FIAF Kids & Teens' Programs are comprised of:

  • Kids and Teens' Classes (ages 5-17)
  • Workshops
  • Kids and Teens' Summer Day Programs (ages 5-10 and 11-14)
  • Teens' Summer Immersion Classes (ages 11-14 and 15-17)

Main Responsibilities:

  • Pedagogical:
    • Develop and enrich the Kids & Teens class offerings
    • 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 curriculum for teaching French language (official curriculum of the French Ministry of Education)
    • Teach Kids & Teens classes and conduct placement test occasionally
  • Teachers Management/Human Resources:
    • Manage a team of about 10-15 teachers dedicated to the Kids & Teens programs
    • Advise teachers on pedagogy and available pedagogical resources
    • Identify the training needs of the pedagogical team
    • Recruit, train, and assist new instructors
  • Class Schedule Management:
    • Schedule classes at the beginning of each session
    • Assign classes to teachers
    • Oversee enrollment in Kids & Teens programs
    • Assist with the registration process at the start of each session
  • Business Development
    • Communicate program content and updates to parents and answer inquiries
    • Meet with clients to ensure their satisfaction and re-enrollment
    • Seek out prospective clients and ensure enrollment
    • 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


  • Native French-speaker or equivalent proficiency
  • Masters degree 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)
  • Must be knowledgeable on pedagogy as it relates to French language instruction for children 5 to 17 years old
  • Strong understanding of technologies applied to the teaching of foreign languages
  • Experience with Smart Board technology
  • Must demonstrate a strong capacity to work in a team environment and to synthesize input from different sources
  • Must be flexible to adjust to multiple and shifting priorities, be meticulous, thorough and detailed; 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 Christophe Mouraux, Pedagogical Director at AND Anne Bellec, Youth Programs Director 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.



Le Centre de Langue du FIAF recrute des professeurs de FLE

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

Pour ses 3 implantations :

  • Manhattan (NY): 22 East 60th Street (entre Madison et Park Avenues)
  • Montclair (NJ) : The Carriage House, 331 Claremont Ave
  • 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 maitre des écoles.
  • Etre dynamique, enthousiaste, consciencieux (se), créatif (ve), formé(e) aux nouvelles technologies, bon sens du relationnel avec les enfants et les parents, ouvert(e) au travail en équipe.
  • Etre disponible en semaine (essentiellement en soirée) et le samedi (emploi rémunéré à l’heure)

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 pour les enfants de 1 à 5 ans, contactez Anne Bellec,
  • Le programme Kids & Teens pour les enfants et adolescents de 5 à 17 ans, contactez Anne-Sophie Devouassoux,
  • Le programme Adults, contactez 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.
Votre candidature ne sera considérée comme complète et recevable qu’après réception de  votre lettre de motivation (en français) ainsi que votre CV.


Other Internships

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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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