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



Currently, there are no open academic 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


  • 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 August 18. Early submission is highly recommended. No phone inquiries please.





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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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