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French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

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Career Opportunities at FIAF

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.


Vice President of Marketing and Communications

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Department: Marketing and Communications
Reports To: President of FIAF
Designation: Exempt full-time

Position Summary: Lead the Marketing & Communications department to develop, implement, and oversee the execution of marketing programs for FIAF. Liaise with all other key FIAF departments and locations, including satellites in Montclair, NJ, and Brooklyn, NY. Serve as the principal marketing representative within the organization and as a key member of the FIAF Executive Team.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and promote the FIAF brand and all of FIAF’s programs and services across all platforms and locations.
  • Manage ten-person Marketing and Communications team.
  • Oversee daily operations of all marketing and press activities.
  • Maintain marketing calendar and juggle multiple high-priority, deadline-sensitive items.
  • Supervise and edit engaging copy for all FIAF materials, including publications and print and online advertisements.
  • Supervise development of and manage site content with Web Programmer and Digital Marketing Manager.
  • Supervise implementation and execution of multi-platform marketing campaigns including advertising (print, radio, online, outdoor, etc.), direct mail (seasonal calendars, brochures, postcards, etc.), and digital (website, online promotions, email promotions, social media, mobile).
  • Supervise social media strategy and development of FIAF brand on all social media platforms.
  • Analyze marketing efforts and sales patterns; oversee market research.
  • Manage marketing budgets for Marketing and Communications, cultural programs, Language Center, Membership, and Library.
  • Work closely with Artistic Director, VP of Membership, and VP of Education, as well as other members of the Executive Team to create and implement marketing strategies and campaigns to drive class registrations, membership sign-ups, ticket sales for all events, and donations.
  • Establish and cultivate advertiser relationships, media partnerships, and relationships with other NYC cultural organizations.


  • BA in Marketing, Communications, or related field
  • 7+ years demonstrated professional growth in marketing with some experience in cultural nonprofits required
  • Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills in English (native speaker)
  • Budget management experience
  • Knowledge of French is preferred
  • Appreciation of French culture is crucial
  • Proficiency with basic computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Sense of humor
  • Knowledge of InDesign a plus

To Apply

Qualified applicants should send their cover letter, salary requirements 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.


Manager of Special Events & Development

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Department: Development
Reports to: FIAF President and the Development Department Director

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the President and the Development Department Director, this position plays an important role in managing our development efforts. The manager will be responsible for planning and coordinating both the content and the logistics of FIAF’s special events within the framework of the Development Department’s mission, which is to raise funds for FIAF and to cultivate our patrons.


  • Manage the planning and programming of special events listed below and additional cocktails, conferences, etc. as needed:
    • Organize the annual Trophée des Arts Gala - Secure auction items, plan run of the show and production, and manage ticket and table reservations.
    • Organize the annual Art de Vivre Award - Secure auction items, plan run of the show and production, and manage ticket and table reservations.
    • Organize the annual Bastille Day on 60th Street celebration – Define main themes highlighting aspects of French culture and develop and organize performances, activities, raffles and vendors surrounding these themes.
    • Identify themes relating to each topic that appeal to a large audience and/or serve as good fundraisers.
  • Produce events, manage logistics, and supervise customer service:
    • Confirm and reserve event location in FIAF facility or, if off-site, coordinate with site staff
    • Manage and oversee staff and volunteer teams, including run of the show
    • Mentor department interns 
  • Establish budget for each event:
    • Manage sponsorship revenues, ticket sales, and expenses
    • Optimize each program to insure lower expenses and maximum revenues
  • Coordinate the publication of event-related print and digital marketing materials with marketing team:
    • Define message for each event, keeping in mind best strategies for ticket sales
    • Ensure that marketing materials properly acknowledge all event supporters and sponsors
  • Coordinate outreach efforts and development of relationships with other organizations and build partnerships to extend FIAF’s message and generate financial support:
    • Identify potential sponsors and supporters for events
    • Create proposals for partnership, contracts, and general relationship management, including FIAF patron groups
    • Manage in-kind donations and visibility for donors
    • Manage donor recognition (database, thank you letters)
    • Research the French community in New York, attend events related to French business or culture to develop an active network of sponsors, donors, and friends of FIAF


  • Knowledge of French preferred
  • Strong project management skills required
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities successfully
  • Ability to work independently; prioritize tasks; and exercise good judgment and initiative
  • Available to attend a number of evening events
  • Proficiency with basic computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc)
  • Positive attitude, team player, sense of humor


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master's Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of solid event planning and execution required
  • Experience in Fundraising and other Development activities preferred

To Apply

Qualified candidates should send 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.


FIAF Preschool Teacher

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Department: FIAF Preschool
Reports to: Director of FIAF Preschool

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.

Position Summary: The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Preschool, a French immersion program for toddlers ages 3 and 4 is looking for a teacher (2016-2017 school year), who will be responsible for planning and implementing developmentally-appropriate activities designed to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth in preschool children.


  • Foster enthusiasm for active participation in the learning process.
  • Understand the developmental milestones of young children.
  • Promote learning in the areas of social-emotional, language, cognitive, and physical development.
  • Plan and implement an age-appropriate, challenging curriculum for children. Develop lesson plans that are meaningful and age-appropriate.
  • Provide a wide variety of learning opportunities, including individual, small and large group activities, both indoors and outside.
  • Listen and respond to parent concerns in a responsible, constructive and resourceful manner.
  • Attend weekly lesson-planning with Educational Director.
  • Organize field trips related to class projects.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate standards of student behavior utilizing a variety of behavior management strategies and techniques.
  • Actively seek opportunities for professional development in early childhood education.
  • 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.
  • Work in a team, share information and build positive working relationships.
  • Actively support the school philosophy, community, and policies.
  • Integrate meaningful and appropriate use of technology within the curriculum.


  • Native French speaking with a proficiency level of English
  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Certified to teach in NYS or have of French equivalent with 3 years of comparable experience (French immersion program).
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

To Apply
Please e-mail cover letter and resume in French. Candidates will also submit the title of a French book suitable for 3 year-old preschool children, including a progression and one sequence preparation, to the Edith Boncompain, the Vice President of the FIAF Language Center and Anne Bellec, the Director of the FIAF Preschool. Email Application .

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 Marie-Catherine Glaser 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.


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.


  • 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


  • 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

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 Celine Mazieres 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.


Other Internships

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

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