Join the FIAF Team

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.

Current Career Opportunities at FIAF

Job Title: Part-Time Language Center Operations Assistant

Department: Language Center
Reports To: Administrative Director

The FIAF Language Center is the largest language school dedicated to teaching the French language in the tri-state area. With more than 8,000 registrations annually, we offer French in two convenient locations: Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Montclair, NJ.

Position Summary: The Language Center Operations Assistant will be on the frontlines of customer service for the FIAF Language Center.  S/he will be knowledgeable in all Language Center activities (group classes, private lessons, corporate lessons, exams, preschool) and be able to confidently reply to any customer or potential client.  S/he will look for patterns in these interactions in order to help improve communication with students as well as the Language Center’s own operations.  The hours for this position are Monday-Thursday 9am-1:30pm and Saturday 9am-5pm, at our Manhattan location.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet and welcome clients and students, answer all questions they may have.
  • Answer questions by phone and email promptly.
  • Register students in person or by phone.
  • Keep students informed of any changes, such as class cancellations or room changes.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as preparing class rosters, certificates of completion for students, etc.
  • Assist Language Center colleagues as needed.
  • Maintain a neat and welcoming reception area.

This job might be for you if:

  • You notice great (and not-so-great) customer service. You think your morning latte tastes best when poured by a happy, welcoming barista and you’re excited to provide that same experience for our students.
  • You are an ace communicator. Your emails make people smile and you can explain just about anything to anyone.
  • You are a helper. You find it satisfying to help someone solve a problem and you’re willing to jump in wherever needed.
  • You’re an organized multi-tasker who gets a thrill out of checking items off your to-do list.
  • You are curious, creative, and open to learning from mistakes.
  • You are tech savvy and comfortable learning new programs and tools quickly.
  • You have a passion for the French language and culture and want to share that passion with others.

Other qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Native English-speaker or equivalent proficiency, ability to communicate clearly in French.

Benefits:

  • PTO, retirement plan, Etrac, FSA.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and resume as one attachment (in English or French) by August 20th to careers@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.

Position Summary: Assist in implementing and expanding FIAF’s membership program. the Coordinator reports to the Membership Manager and works with staff across departments as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Event support
    • Assist in producing and executing member and development events
    • Participate in brainstorming and creating new membership and development events
  • Member Services
    • Contribute to developing new membership strategies and identify new marketing opportunities
    • Maintain detailed knowledge of FIAF’s programs and respond to inquiries via email, phone, mail, and in-person
    • Draft correspondence for membership, including renewal letters, thank you letters, solicitation letters, etc.
    • Provide special ticket services for upper-level members
    • Manage membership materials inventory
    • Research donor and member prospects
  • Database Management (Raiser’s Edge)
    • Improve database and reporting systems
    • Process membership payments and manage member records
    • Generate all membership cards (new and replacement) for all member types and prepare member kit materials for mailings. Work with volunteers in preparing mailings.
    • Update contact information and perform data cleanup as needed
  • Other
    • Regularly update benchmark membership policies of similar organizations
    • Provide additional administrative support as needed
    • This role will require occasional evening work

Qualifications:

      • BA in French, Marketing, Communications or related field required
      • 1+ years demonstrated Development or cultural work environment
      • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal)
      • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal customers and external partners
      • Proven ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment, and provide excellent customer service
      • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work within deadlines
      • Knowledge of the French language preferred
      • Raiser’s Edge experience preferred
      • Proficiency with Computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)

    To Apply: Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Lena Opper, membership manager at lopper@fiaf.org by August 2nd, 2019. Thank you !

    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 Montclair is looking for a Language Center Director. 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

  • Coordinate curriculum design and manage language education courses integrating French language and culture for Montclair branch of FIAF Language center
  • Define curriculum, develop instructional materials and implement programs and culturally-rich activities designed to meet needs of students at all levels
  • Evaluate students to assess French language level. Administer written and oral Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française (DELF) examination assessing proficiency in French language
  • Co-supervise (with VP Education) teachers: oversee teacher training, curriculum planning and development, assist teachers in planning lessons and activities and in incorporating new technologies into educational programs
  • Oversee registration operations
  • Manage day-to-day operations including budget development and oversight and facilities
  • Teach classes as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Modern Languages, Literature, or Education, or foreign equivalent degree;
  • Five years’ experience
  • DELF examiner certification (A1, A2, B1, B2).
  • Must speak, read and write in French and English at professional proficiency

To Apply: Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Zafrani Sidi, HR Director at careers@fiaf.org.

Department: Marketing
Reports To: Directors of Communications and Digital Advertising
Designation: Exempt Full-Time

Position Summary: French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) seeks an experienced, highly-organized, and resourceful coordinator for a fast-paced marketing and communications department.

Main Responsibilities:

•Work with the Director of Communications and the Director of Digital Advertising on all integrated marketing and publicity efforts, including email marketing and press outreach for FIAF’s language center, cultural events, and special events
•Maintain calendar and implement social media strategy across all FIAF channels
•Act as inter-departmental trafficker and proofreader to ensure consistency of FIAF style and brand messaging across all print, web, video, and digital assets
•Manage and cultivate partnerships to increase visibility for FIAF, including school outreach, promotional programs, and trades with similar organizations
•Monitor and maintain press coverage and media lists using press contact database
•Coordinate photo/video needs for the department and maintain archive for both
•Process departmental invoices and assist in managing multiple marketing budgets
•Analyze web traffic, social media, and digital advertising reports to help inform new strategies and campaigns

FIAF’s Principal Activities:

•Language programs in NY and NJ
•Cultural programs, including two large-scale, multi-disciplinary performing arts festivals per year
•Cinema (weekly film series, special film premieres, Animation Festival)
•Special events (Art de vivre series specializing in fashion, décor, beauty, etc.)
•Talks, conferences, panel discussions, and lectures with authors, politicians, celebrities, etc.
•Art exhibitions
•Culinary/wine events
•Children’s programs and educational outreach

Qualifications:

A minimum of 2 years of proven successful experience in marketing or public relations is preferred. The individual must also possess excellent writing and presentation skills with a strong eye for details. The ideal candidate is a reliable self-starter with an ability to take initiative and follow through with measurable results. The individual must be able to make timely and quality decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, humor, and good judgement, and must be able to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment. Excellent human relations skills are a must, as is the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment.  French language skills are ideal, though not required.

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.

To Apply: Qualified applicants should send resume and thoughtful cover letter including salary requirements to Sarah Zafrani Sidi, Human Resources Director, at szsidi@fiaf.org.

Reports To: FIAF President
Designation: Exempt full-time

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is a leading French language and cultural center in the heart of Manhattan. As an American not-for-profit organization, 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. FIAF has an extensive French-language library, a vibrant Language Center, and a robust array of innovative programming in both French and English. Cinema, visual arts, lectures, and live performance cement FIAF’s role as the destination for French culture in New York City.

Position Summary: The Executive Assistant provides administrative support and assistance to the President. This position provides a unique, top-down view of how a cultural non-profit operates and requires close collaboration with all department heads (Marketing, Cultural Programs, Language Center, Development, Membership, Finance).

Responsibilities:
Executive Office Support
• Screen all communications for the President and draft correspondence in French and English: emails, presentations, speeches and Thank you.
• Coordinate and disseminate information as pertaining to other departments regarding donor meetings, phone calls and/or correspondence
• Manage executive office calendar, including regular scheduling of internal and external meetings and conference calls, and minute taking
• Maintain contacts in President’s personal outlook database and in Raiser’s Edge
• Copy-write and prepare FIAF’s Annual Report
• Assist with a significant number of cultivation events including Galas and other VIP events.
• Compile and distribute notes for meetings and calls: specifically the weekly Executives meeting
• Plan President’s travel arrangements, itineraries
• Prepare and submit expense reports
• Assist in the organization of various personal matters of the President.

Board Support
• Organize meetings of Board committees in coordination with Committee Chairs
• Organize quarterly meetings of the Board of Trustees, including document preparation. Attending all meetings and taking minutes
• Serve as primary contact for all Board member communications and needs
• Maintain Board Records

Qualifications:
• BA required, as well as some prior office experience
• Fluency in French, both written and oral, is a must
• Must be an excellent writer with strong analytical skills
• Must be well-organized, detail-oriented, and professional with exemplary time management skills and the ability to prioritize
• Must be able to deal efficiently under pressure and multi-task while being personable
• Must feel comfortable dealing with high-level donors and the President’s guests
• Strong interest in French culture

To apply:

Qualified applicants should send their cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to Sarah Zafrani Sidi, Human Resources Director at careers@fiaf.org (Subject: Executive Assistant). Due to the large number of applications we receive, we will only be able to contact applicants we would like to meet for interviews. No phone calls please.

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.

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 aide 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.

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 Tanya Akl, Private and Corporate Instruction Manager at takl@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.

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 espettel@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 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.

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.

FIAF always needs des amis to bring our programs to life!

Volunteering is one of the easiest and most essential ways to support FIAF. Our dynamic, year-round activities offer a wide range of flexible opportunities that provide behind-the-scenes access to our signature events from our Bastille Day celebration and annual black-tie Gala, to high-profile cultural events, fundraising campaigns, and more.

It is a great opportunity to enjoy the best of French culture and meet fellow francophiles!

To learn about upcoming opportunities, please contact Lena Opper at lopper@fiaf.org or 646 388 6607.

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.

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