Valued Qualities and Professional Requirements for Academic Faculty
- Enthusiastic about education, teaching and learning
- 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.
Currently, there are no open academic positions.
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.
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:
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;
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;
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.
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.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with staff, board members, volunteers, donors, outside counsel and other Lycée stakeholders
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
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter (including salary requirement), resume, and a writing sample to email@example.com by August 18. Early submission is highly recommended. No phone inquiries please.
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.
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.