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Employment Opportunities

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

FIRST GRADE ASSISTANT at LFC

Part-time position
 
Qualities required:
• Strong sense of organization, proactive and shows initiative, good listener, kind and discreet
• Excellent French language skills (native or near-native fluency preferred)
• Past experience appreciated
 
Duties:
• Active participant in the linguistic progress of students in French
• Assists the students in the learning process
• Encourages the students to become more autonomous
• Looks after the class during changeovers and at recess
• Participates in the preparation of grades
• Helps clean and organize the classroom
 
Please apply by email at recruiting@lyceechicago.org.
 
 

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR (TEMPORARY LEAVE REPLACEMENT)

 Lycee Francais de Chicago is seeking a Secondary School Counselor to provide direct services and support to middle school and high school students. This position is a temporary leave replacement, beginning early October and lasting for approximately ten to thirteen weeks. The counselor is part of the Student Services Department, which includes a Reading Specialist, two Learning Specialists, and the Primary School Counselor.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Direct Services
The school counselor provides services to students in 6th – 12th grade, including:
• Individual and small group counseling
• Peer facilitation
• Conflict resolution
• Consultation and collaboration
• Referrals
• Crisis intervention
 
Social/Emotional Guidance Curriculum
The school counselor designs and implements an age-appropriate social/emotional guidance curriculum, to be delivered monthly to students in 6-9th grade, on such subjects as:
• Peer relationship and effective social skills
• Communication, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict-resolution
• Substance abuse education
• Multicultural/diversity awareness
• Education in understanding self and others
• Coping strategies
• Organizational, study, and test-taking skills
 
Other responsibilities
• Serves as liaison between students, families, and school
• Keeps records and case notes for students
• Consults with teachers, parents, and Directors to address specific students’ emotional, social, and behavioral needs
• Supports the overarching goals and objectives of the LFC Counseling Program and the school as a whole
 
Requirements:
 
• The ideal candidate is a flexible, organized, and independent team player who is adept at multi-tasking and navigating multiple client systems in a thoughtful, confident, and proactive manner. S/he possesses a minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field and at least one year of experience in school counseling or social work. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
• Illinois state clinical licensure (LSW or LCSW) and/or Type 73 School Counseling certificate preferred.
• Experience working with middle and high school student issues preferred.
• Experience working in an independent school preferred, as well as experience in classrooms and teaching or leading student groups.
• Appreciation of and sensitivity to cultural differences. Cross-cultural interests and/or experience in cross-cultural environments preferred.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Fluent English, with knowledge and understanding of French language and culture a plus.
• Demonstrated resourcefulness in solving problems, strong organizational and time management skills, keen attention to detail, strong work ethic, and flexibility.
• Ability to protect confidential information.
• Physical requirements: None.
 
Additional Information:
 
• This position is a temporary leave replacement, beginning early October and lasting for approximately ten to thirteen weeks.
• Schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
• The position is not eligible for benefits due to its temporary status.
 
How to apply:
 
Please send a cover letter and CV or resume to Rebekah Rosenfeld, Human Resources Manager, at recruiting@lyceechicago.org. No phone inquiries, please.
 
 
 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS


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. Early submission is highly recommended. No phone inquiries please.

 

 

ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

 

The Lycée is seeking an Assistant to the President to provide executive-level administrative support in the areas described below.

 

Responsibilities:

 General Administrative Support

• Manages the President’s calls, calendar, and travel and provides general administrative support.

• Manages administrative meetings, including scheduling, agenda setting, and minutes.

• Acts as the primary point of contact for the Lycée Français de Chicago community and follows up on requests.

• Translates internal and external documents into English.

• Documents credit card use and purchasing for processing by the Business Office.

• Other related duties as assigned.

 

Communication / Organization

• Centralizes and sends all major communications to parents, including a weekly newsletter.

• Serves as point of contact for the Board of Trustees and provides administrative support.

• Organizes general assemblies for parents and teachers, such as in-service days.

• Manages the school advisory council; organizes elections and meetings.

• Gathers and compiles statistics and data on school and students for large school surveys.

• Organizes annual graduation ceremony.

 

Human Resources

• Coordinates annual recruitment activities in France in collaboration with Human Resources Manager.

• Serves as liaison between President’s Office and Business Office on certain human resources matters, including recruitment, onboarding, work authorization, and immigration.

 

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree and five years of administrative experience, preferably supporting upper-level management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Native or near-native proficiency in English and French.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Demonstrated resourcefulness in solving problems, strong organizational and time management skills, keen attention to detail, strong work ethic, and flexibility.

• Ability to represent the President’s Office to internal and external constituents with a high degree of responsiveness, professionalism, and discretion.

• Ability to protect confidential information.

• Appreciation of and sensitivity to cultural differences.

• Full proficiency in Microsoft Office and use of general office equipment.

 

How to Apply:

 Please send a CV and cover letter to Rebekah Rosenfeld, Human Resources Manager, at recruiting@lyceechicago.org.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT

 Lycee Francais de Chicago is seeking an Information Technology (IT) Assistant to support the daily functions of the IT Department.
 
Responsibilities:
• Serves as primary contact for the IT Help Desk. Monitors, documents, and replies to all end-user technical support requests.
• Troubleshoots and resolves Level 1 end-user technical support requests.
• Escalates technical support issues that cannot be resolved to the Director of Educational Technology and Information Systems.
• Oversees the use of audio and video equipment throughout the facility and maintains the functionality of audio and video equipment.
• Images and installs new workstations, laptops, printers, and peripherals. Disposes or recycles old equipment.
• Performs desktop and laptop technology maintenance.
• Maintains the technology equipment inventory.
• Works with third-party vendors for equipment repair and printer maintenance.
• Works on department tasks and long-term projects.
• Participates in departmental review of internal operations to improve systems and service delivery.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
Requirements:
• Two years of experience in direct delivery of IT support services.
• Proficiency in Windows environment.
• Familiarity with mobile device management preferred.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication.
• High degree of organization and ability to multi-task.
• Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
• Ability to climb stairs and carry equipment up to 40 lbs.
• Appreciation of and sensitivity to cultural differences.
• Fluency in English required; proficiency in spoken and written French preferred.
 
Additional Information:
 
• This is a full-time, twelve-month position that is eligible for benefits.
• Schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
 
How to apply:
 
Please send a cover letter and CV or resume 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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