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Valued Qualities and Professional Requirements for Academic Faculty
 

Personal Qualities:

  • Enthusiastic about education, teaching and learning
  • Nurturing
  • Organized
  • Open-minded
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and colleagues

Experience, Methods and Techniques

  • Familiarity with both American and French cultures
  • Use of a variety of stimulating instructional techniques
  • Ability to provide opportunities for all students to experience success
  • Ability to conduct activities that engage and motivate students

In addition, we require faculty members teaching in French be native speakers and to hold French diplomas that allow them to teach in the French school system. Faculty members teaching in English must also be native speakers and hold the required diplomas to teach in American schools.

The Lycée Français is an ISACS accredited early childhood through grade 12 international school in Chicago, Illinois. It offers the unique teaching environment of a dual-language program.
The Lycée offers competitive compensation and an exceptional learning environment.
 

Open Positions

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Currently, there are no open academic positions.
 
 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

 

Director of Educational Technology and Information Systems

 
The Lycée Français de Chicago (LFC) seeks a full-time Director of Educational Technology and Information Systems who will provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of all-technology related activities.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership in the development of a strategic vision for the integration of technology into the educational environment of the Lycée, which reflects LFC pedagogical and curriculum values
  • Collaborate closely with the school senior administration as well as with the Board Technology committee to ensure buy-in
  • Provide leadership and innovation for enhancing teaching and learning through the identification, evaluation, adoption and integration of effective educational innovations into the curriculum
  • Formulate and implement a professional development program (in collaboration with directors and coordinators) designed to support faculty in the design, development and delivery of curriculum and instruction using innovative technology
  • Maintain awareness of best practices, emerging technologies and new potentials in educational technology that may be adopted by the Lycée as new instructional media
  • Advise on LFC technology policy and advise academic coordinators, counselors and directors on matters of personnel and student digital responsibility
  • Manage LFC administrative technology program
  • Define and supervise the IT support team
  • Review, maintain and evaluate the functional area budget
  • Coordinate IT equipment and support vendors
Other Responsibilities:
  • Configure and serve as functional lead on the current Faculty and Student Information System to ensure that various process and procedures are simplified and meet the needs of LFC
  • Organize parent-teacher conferences using the current Faculty and Student Information System
  • Coordinate web site with a web manager
  • Help track and analyze student learning outcomes 
Requirements:
  • A master’s degree in instructional or educational technology (preferred) or in education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated passion for innovation through technology
  • Significant knowledge of and experience with teaching technology-related curriculum.
  • Knowledge of the French and U.S. educational systems is a plus
  • Strong communication skills. French speaking/writing abilities a plus
  • Supervision, training, and performance evaluation skills
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and make recommendations for improvements
The Lycée Français de Chicago offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
 
Please send resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Rebekah Rosenfeld, Human Resources Manager, at recruiting@lyceechicago.org. No phone inquiries, please.
 
 

Development Manager

Currently the Lycée is in a phase of exceptional growth that includes the building of a new 85,000 square foot facility situated on a 3.8 acre campus in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. Located on Damen and Wilson Avenues, the new Lycée will be completed in summer 2015.
 
Fundraising plays a prominent role in this endeavor, and this fall the Lycée will kick off the public phase of its first-ever comprehensive capital campaign. Leadership commitments during the successful "quiet phase" of the campaign came from over 60 families and total $6.7 million of the overall fundraising goal of $10,000,000.

 

The Position

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, and in collaboration with the entire advancement team, the Development Manager is responsible for raising significant funds through annual fundraising efforts, which include, but are not limited to, the school's comprehensive capital campaign, the Annual Fund, related development projects such as cultivation events, the annual Soirée, and other efforts that are essential to the Lycée's Advancement goals.
The Development Manager will build and implement a comprehensive fundraising program for the Lycée's external constituencies – cultivating and managing assigned relationships with grandparents, friends, alumni, alumni parents, corporate and foundation relations.
Besides working with the Director of Advancement, the Development Manager will join a team consisting of an Events Coordinator, a Marketing and Communications Manager, a Development Associate, other internal administrators and external resources to enhance the Lycée's visibility among key audiences, and promote a culture of philanthropy within the school community.

 

 Major Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • With other members of the Advancement team, ensure that campaign financial goals are met and that the volunteer experience is positive and effective;

  • Provide support to the Director of Advancement for campaign meeting preparation, and managing specific, assigned fundraising events by handling logistics, announcements, meeting set-up, and communications to volunteers;

  • Work with the Director of Advancement and Development Associate to effectively utilize Raiser's Edge in order to provide regular campaign reports and data analysis;

  • Organize, compose and send periodic emails to donors and the Lycée community;

  • Working with the Director of Advancement to develop and implement a cultivation and solicitation plan with key constituencies, including grandparents and friends of the Lycée;

  • Coordinate activities with the alumni board; and develop and implement ongoing cultivation and philanthropic efforts with alumni and alumni parents;

  • Research corporate and foundation prospects and develop external relationships toward funding the capital campaign;

  • Write, submit, and manage grant proposals and corporate sponsor requests;

  • Support the planning calendar of critical dates for the school's events, the campaign, committee meetings, publications, reports to the board, gift acknowledgement schedule, and donor reports;

  • Work with the Director of Advancement to ensure participation and fundraising goals are met for each assigned constituency;

  • Provide staff support for high-level cultivation and stewardship events and committee meetings related to development activities.

The Development Manager must:

  • Be a highly organized manager, possess a high level of professionalism, tremendous initiative, integrity, tact and discretion, and bring a positive outlook to the role.

  • Handling personal and organizational information in a confidential manner is a requirement of this position.

  • Be a self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Be a champion on behalf of the school's mission.

  • Be adept at building relationships with Lycée constituents, both internally and externally. Possess resourcefulness in solving problems, strong organizational and time management skills, keen attention to detail, strong work ethic, and flexibility.

  • Candidates who are versatile, adaptable, visionary, enjoy having a big impact on their organizations, and have a sense of humor will thrive at the Lycée.

  • Ability to work occasionally on weekends and evenings for fundraising meetings or events.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with staff, board members, volunteers, donors, outside counsel and other Lycée stakeholders

  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills

  • Grant-writing experience for a non-profit organization required

  • Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and manage projects independently

  • Appreciation of and sensitivity to cultural differences

  • Commitment to educational sector; familiarity with independent schools is a plus

  • Bilingualism (fluency in French) is a strong plus

  • Proficiency in Raiser's Edge, Microsoft Office, general office equipment

Background:

  • Demonstrated success as a results-driven fundraising professional;

  • At least three-five years' experience in the non-profit sector in areas such as relationship management, fundraising, grant writing, annual and/or capital campaigns, volunteer management, special events

  • Bachelor's degree required; post-graduate degree is a plus

 

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter (including salary requirement), resume, and a writing sample to devposition@lyceechicago.org by July 25. Early submission is highly recommended. No phone inquiries please.

 

 

Development Associate

Currently the Lycée is in a phase of exceptional growth that includes the building of a new 85,000 square foot facility situated on a 3.8 acre campus in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. Located on Damen and Wilson Avenues, the new Lycée will be completed in summer 2015.
 
Fundraising plays a prominent role in this endeavor, and this fall the Lycée will kick off the public phase of its first-ever comprehensive capital campaign. Leadership commitments during the successful "quiet phase" of the campaign came from over 60 families and total $6.7 million of the overall fundraising goal of $10,000,000.
 
The Position
Reporting to the Director of Advancement, this position provides administrative support for office operations, annual fundraising efforts, the donor database, gift entry and acknowledgement, mailings, telephone calls, assists with special events/fundraisers, and other projects as assigned that are essential to the Lycée's Advancement operations.
The Development Associate's primary responsibilities include:
  • Support for the Director of Advancement, the Development Manager, Events Coordinator, and Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Gifts reporting and acknowledgement, including weekly emails and mailings to donors
  • Fluency within Raiser's Edge, the department's fundraising software
  • Accurate entry and analysis of all donor gifts, gift history, key constituent information, solicitor relationships, and related data to support the annual and capital campaigns and other advancement events
  • Submission and management of corporate matching gifts
  • Prospect research
  • Creation and distribution of progress reports to campaign staff and volunteer teams, administrative leadership, and Board members
  • Daily, weekly, and monthly reconciliation reports to the finance office
  • Pledge form tracking and reminders; pledge installment reminders
  • Support for the Events Coordinator on the Lycée's annual fundraiser, which raises over $225,000 with 400+ attendees; responsibilities include assistance with data entry, auction, student and parent involvement, event logistics, mailings, communication with and training of volunteers, seating, execution of event, and use of technology at event
  • Support of the Marketing and Communications Manager in promotional and communications efforts across the school, including the management of photo archives and assistance with the development of internal and external communications
  • Answering telephones, preparing mailings, fundraising packets and materials
Additional responsibilities include:
  • Coordination of three or more direct mail and digital appeals each year
  • Frequent communication with parent volunteers, conducted in a professional, timely, and respectful manner
  • Proofreading written communication in English as needed
  • Handling other new projects as assigned, as well as taking the initiative to further the advancement department's overall success.
Requirements/qualifications:
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Fluency with Raiser's Edge
  • 2 years of event planning and development experience, preferably in conjunction with volunteer coordination
  • Experience with and openness to working in an international environment a significant plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Availability for occasional evening meetings, scheduled in advance
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently manage multiple work assignments, and to prioritize work in a fast paced environment
  • Able to ask questions, anticipate hurdles and solve practical problems independently
  • Ability to take initiative as well as direction
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent educational or work experience
  • Commitment to the values of the Lycée Français de Chicago
  • French language a plus
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter (including salary requirement), resume, and a writing sample to devposition@lyceechicago.org by July 25. Early submission is highly recommended. No phone inquiries please.
 

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE & PURCHASING SPECIALIST 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Report to the Director of Finance and Personnel
  • Review and process all vendor invoices and payments, employee expense reports, employee reimbursements and credit card accounting
  • Manage purchase orders, returns, and credits 
Requirements:
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of Accounts Payable and Purchasing experience
  • Associate degree in Accounting
  • Intermediate skills in Excel
  • Experience with BLACKBAUD’ Financial Edge a plus
  • Fluency in French a plus
 
To apply for this position, please email resume and cover letter to FinRecruiting@lyceechicago.org and include keyword "FIN11" in the subject line. Position to be filled by end of April.
 
 

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Responsibilities:
  • Report to the Director of Finance and Personnel, the Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Oversee student billing, invoicing and collections, researching and resolving issues with customers, and account reconciliations
  • Maintain student database and relevant spreadsheets 
Requirements:
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of Accounts Receivable and Collections experience
  • Associate degree in Accounting at minima
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel
  • Experience with BLACKBAUD’ Financial Edge a plus
  • Fluency in English and French required
To apply for this position, please email resume and cover letter to FinRecruiting@lyceechicago.org and include keyword "FIN12" in the subject line. Position to be filled by end of April. 
 
 

College and University Advisor

The Lycée Français de Chicago (LFC) seeks a full-time College and University Advisor.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Assist high school students and their parents with U.S. and international colleges and universities, the application and admission processes, testing requirements, and financial aid applications
  • Coordinate University Fair, Career Day, and Alumni Day
  • Stay aware of issues and trends in college/university admissions, higher education, testing, and financial aid
  • Assist with high school tasks as needed
Requirements: 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in college/university advising or college admissions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with community outreach and partnership building
The Lycée Français de Chicago offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
 
Please send resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Rebekah Rosenfeld, Human Resources Manager, at recruiting@lyceechicago.org. No phone inquiries, please.
 
 

OTHER

 

Soccer COACH / BASKETBALL COACH

We are seeking a high school soccer coach with a minimum of 3 years of coaching experience. The position will start in the fall with the possibility of additional responsibilities throughout the year. The coach will be in charge of the boys’ Varsity team, and will take on 2 practices (from 5pm – 7pm) and 2 or 3 evening games per week.

We are seeking a high school basketball coach with a minimum of 3 years of coaching experience. The position will start in the winter with the possibility of additional responsibilities throughout the year. The coach will be in charge of the girls’ Varsity team, will take on 3 practices (from 4:30pm – 6:30pm) and 2 or 3 evening games per week.
 
Interested applicants should send a resume to or CV to positions@lyceechicago.org.
 
 
 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Lycée Français de Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates of any gender, race, class, sexual orientation, faith, disability, or age are encouraged to apply. All candidates will be evaluated on a merit basis.
 
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