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The French American International School and International High School is a PreK-12 educational institution located in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood. With approximately 1,100 students, offerings range from a bilingual curriculum in grades PreK-8 to the International and French Baccalaureate programs in grades 9-12 at International High School.

About the School

Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade

At the lower and middle school levels, French American offers a bilingual immersion program that harmonizes the French national curriculum and U.S. approaches. Young learners benefit from a program honed over 50 years of experience, acquiring fluency in French and English, in addition to the cross-cultural cognition that develops from closely interacting with peers and teachers from all over the world.

International High School: Grades 9-12

At the International High School, the academic offerings are without parallel in the Bay Area. By the 11th grade, all students choose between the International Baccalaureate and the French Baccalaureate. Upon graduation, every student leaves the school with both a U.S. high school diploma and a Baccalaureate degree, ensuring that they will go on to thrive at leading universities across the country and the world.

Mission Statement

Guided by the principles of academic rigor and diversity, the French American International School and International High School offers programs of study in French and English to prepare its graduates for a world in which the ability to think critically and to communicate across cultures is of paramount importance.

Director of Advancement

School Operations:

French American’s current annual operating budget is approximately $30 million. There are 226 faculty and staff members. The Leadership Team, led by Head of School Melinda Bihn, of the school is comprised of:

  • High School Principal
  • Middle School Principal & Representative for French Affairs
  • Lower School Principal
  • Dean of Admission
  • Chief Financial Officer & Director of Operations
  • Director of Advancement
  • Director of Marketing & Communications

The Board of Trustees is comprised of 24 professionals committed to French American International School’s pedagogical mission and to ensuring an environment in which all students thrive.

Position Overview:

The French American International School is seeking an ethical, effective leader who communicates high standards and expectations to serve as Director of Advancement. The Director of Advancement will possess knowledge of the principles of advancement, development and philanthropy, along with a clear understanding of community leadership dynamics and volunteer development to his/her successful fulfillment of this exciting leadership position.

The Director of Advancement is the lead coordinator in all aspects of fundraising. A member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director is responsible for all aspects of advancement and development including creation and implementation of short and long-term fundraising initiatives and community engagement of current and past families, alumni, grandparents, and corporate and foundation partners.

Reports to: Head of School    

Areas of Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership

  • Provide leadership to advancement department, setting the vision and priorities in line with the School’s strategic goals;
  • Serve as a collaborative member of the School’s leadership team, supporting the Head of School and fellow administrators in carrying out the school’s mission and strategic plan;
  • Develop long-range fundraising initiatives rooted in a strategic plan, in partnership with the Head of School, Advancement Committee and Board of Trustees. Provide fundraising reports and updates on other strategic plan initiatives to the Board of Trustees on monthly basis; and
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Board, the Advancement Committee and the Governance Committee.

Relationship Development / External Relations

  • Nurture productive relationships with all constituencies of the school, including trustees, current and potential donors, parents, grandparents, alumni parents, alumni, faculty/staff and students;
  • Actively participate in professional, community and civic affairs as a representative of the School;
  • Attend all major school functions designed to include donors, prospects and volunteers, including the appropriate recognition of donors, volunteers and Trustees;
  • Convey a positive image of the school at all times when working with students, parents, alumni, grandparents, employees and the public; and
  • Foster a culture of giving and engagement within the school community.

Development and Stewardship

  • Conceptualize, develop and execute strategies and plans for a comprehensive development program that includes annual fund, major gifts, annual events, capital campaign (when appropriate), endowment, grants, alumni and grandparent relations and other strategic programs;
  • Conduct and oversee donor research to identify, evaluate, cultivate and appropriately solicit and steward prospects; and
  • Plan and implement campaign strategies tailored to specific and diverse constituencies that retain and grow donor portfolio, increasing annual revenue from existing donors and securing new revenue from prospective donors. 

Organizational Support

  • Develop and manage the annual fundraising budget and work plan; track and report results to the Head of School and the Board;
  • Ensure donor management systems are implemented and utilized and donor cultivation strategies are fully supported through appropriate technology;
  • Ensure integrity and accuracy of the donor database, the information, and the prompt, accurate acknowledgement and recognition of donor contributions; and
  • Oversee development of gift processing policies, systems and procedures built on ethical standards for soliciting and reporting.

Staff Management

  • Mentor, train and support team of high-aptitude Advancement staff;
  • Set the vision for Advancement team, including clear objectives and goals, and defined strategies to achieve them. Motivate team to meet department goals and celebrate milestones achieved; and
  • Maintain a strong team espirit de corps and healthy working environment within the department in order to build positive morale and increase staff retention.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A minimum of five years school advancement and development experience, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
  • Experience in multi-channel development including annual fund, major donors, and events.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.
  • Experience leading a capital campaign, preferably in an independent school setting, is highly desired.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Competencies & Attributes:

The successful professional will have or be:

  • A development strategist who is adept at planning, prioritizing, organizing and following through;
  • A skilled manager and mentor with experience managing and developing Advancement team members;
  • A collaborator with outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to be diplomatic and build consensus in a complex environment;
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability as organizational priorities and initiatives grow and evolve;
  • An effective and clear communicator, accessible to internal colleagues and external stakeholders, who is an active listener;
  • Excellent written communication skills;
  • Highly self initiating and self-motivated;
  • Cultural and intercultural competence for a diverse, international environment; and
  • Proficiency in French is preferred but not required.

Compensation:

A competitive compensation package, including comprehensive benefits, will be offered. 

For additional information on this opportunity, please contact:

Sally Carlson                                                          Claire LeTard

Managing Partner                                                 Principal

415.433.2299 direct                                              985.773.3326 direct

415.203.5259 mobile                                            claire@carlsonbeck.com

sally@carlsonbeck.com                             

 

 

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Position Overview:

The Director of Diversity and Inclusion is an administrative position (that may or may not include some teaching assignments) reporting directly to the Head of School and working closely with the Section Principals. S/he will lead the implementation of the school’s diversity and inclusion efforts with a particular focus on students, to ensure that they all feel valued and treated equitably as unique individuals in a supportive, diverse and inclusive school environment. The Director of Diversity and Inclusion will be a member of the school-wide Leadership Team and will be involved and interact with Admissions, Student Support Services, Service Learning, College Counseling and other departments to provide consistent and comprehensive programming and service. A successful candidate will have a good understanding of the differences in approaches to diversity and inclusion issues in the worlds of Independent and International Schools. International experience and knowledge of French are preferred, but not required; an appreciation of our international community and a delight in the many ways we are diverse are essential.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Provide strategic leadership in the area of diversity and inclusion.
  • In collaboration with the Section Principals, Heads of Department, Grade level team leaders, and Cycle coordinators, assess and support the development of an inclusive and multicultural curriculum, both in content and delivery.
  • Participate in the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and staff.
  • Develop a range of professional development experiences in diversity, identity, equity and inclusion to meet the learning needs of faculty and staff.
  • Work with Admissions to help recruit, welcome and retain a diverse student body.
  • Provide ongoing, regular programming for students, their families and faculty/staff in the area of diversity, identity, equity and inclusion.
  • Create, support and liaise with the various diversity and inclusion-related groups for the school community.  
  • Support and develop student diversity leadership.

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (master’s preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years teaching or administrative experience preferably in an independent school
  • Understanding of multicultural education, inclusive classrooms and pedagogy
  • Experience presenting, facilitating, and leading committees of students, parents, faculty and administrators
  • Bilingual (preferred)

Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@frenchamericansf.org.

Director of Marketing & Communications

Position Overview:

The Director of Marketing & Communications must have the ability to drive and implement strategy, counsel the school's leadership in all matters of communication (including crisis situations), manage personnel and support the Head of School as the primary brand ambassador. Both thought leader and project manager, s/he must keep an eye on the big picture while developing tactics that enable French American and International to increase brand awareness, attract more qualified applicants, fundraise, and strengthen internal and external communication.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop an integrated marketing plan that includes branding, internal/external communications, online and print collateral, paid and social media--based on the priorities of the Leadership Team and Board
  • Develop communications and public relations campaigns with tangible objectives and measurable results, and hold accountability for the same
  • Maintain and analyze digital metrics, such as website traffic, email open rates, and social media figures; liaise with Directors of Advancement and Admission to understand their quantitative and qualitative goals
  • Prepare and manage the communications budget
  • Work collaboratively with principals of each school to underscore the time-tested merits of their programs along with innovative initiatives at the forefront of education
  • Identify and pursue community outreach opportunities that create awareness and support for the school
  • Oversee the school's design and production of all marketing materials, including print and online collateral, paid and social media
  • Maintain best-in-class online presence, including two public-facing websites, an internal portal, and numerous social media (segmented as required)
  • Develop content for placement in all of the above; this includes writing text; photography, taking and editing video are highly preferred
  • Write materials to enhance PR, like press releases and articles for placement in education publications
  • Speak on behalf of the school when crises arise; counsel staff as regards to dealing with the press
  • Vet, hire and manage vendors as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in marketing, communications, public relations or a related field
  • 5 years of experience in marketing and communications, preferably in independent schools
  • Demonstrated leadership, creativity, and collaboration
  • Experience supervising marketing/communications staff
  • Impeccable writing and communication skills
  • Familiarity with new and emerging media and their marketing use
  • Fluency in French a plus 

Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@frenchamericansf.org.

Lower School Counselor

Position Overview:

Deliver counseling programs and services that promote the social and emotional well-being of students according to their developmental needs from early childhood through 1st grade.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide educational and preventive counseling services and programs for students in the areas of social and emotional (SEL) competency, including peaceful conflict resolution and bullying-prevention.
  • Provide counseling services and screenings of students with particular needs with sound clinical judgment, including making appropriate community referrals for specialized support services and managing crises in accordance with State mandated child protection reporting laws.
  • Provide opportunities for community education and discussion on parenting and child development that favor school adjustment.
  • Develop relevant new programs that address current needs and trends among students and families.
  • Ensure that interventions are documented and communicated to faculty and administration, as appropriate.
  • Serve as a resource for parents, faculty and administration in addressing concerns pertaining to individuals or groups of students.
  • Maximize accessibility and outreach to students and parents through regular communication about ongoing programs/services/resources.
  • Establish collaborative working relationships with the school team, including students, parents, fellow counselors, school faculty and administration, and with external organizations.

Education/Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology/School Counseling
  • Professional license in the State of California (or the equivalent)
  • Elementary school counseling experience.
  • Bilingual in French (preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Please submit cover letter and resume to marie-pierrec@frenchamericansf.org

Lower School English Teacher

Seeking a Lower School (K-5th grade) English teacher for the Fall 2017 in a bilingual school setting. Teaching credential or masters required. Experience with “Readers and Writers Workshop” strongly preferred. Candidates should have good communication skills, previous teaching experience in elementary school and the ability to work in a team. Ability to speak/understand French a plus.

Send cover letter and resume to marie-pierrec@frenchamericansf.org.

High School Mathematics (English)

Seeking experienced, dynamic and engaging high school Mathematics teacher capable of teaching IB Higher level (IB experience a plus). Successful candidates for this position are expected to be developing and practicing cultural competence in their teaching, research, and other work.

Please submit cover letter and resume to joelc@frenchamericansf.org.

High School Economics / Mathematics

Seeking experienced, dynamic and engaging high school Economics/Mathematics teacher capable of teaching both IB Math and IB Economics in grades 11 and 12 (IB experience a plus). Successful candidates for this position are expected to be developing and practicing cultural competence in their teaching, research, and other work. Email Principal Joel Cohen at joelc@frenchamericansf.org.

Upper School Biology (French) / Physics (English)

Seeking experienced, dynamic and engaging high school Biology/Physics teacher capable of teaching Biology in French and a few hours of Physics in English. Successful candidates for this position are expected to be developing and practicing cultural competency in their teaching, research, and other work. Email Principal Joel Cohen at joelc@frenchamericansf.org.

Upper School English Teacher

Seeking experienced, dynamic and engaging English teacher capable of teaching IB English A (IB experience a plus). Successful candidates for this position are expected to be developing and practicing cultural competence in their teaching, research, and other work.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to joelc@frenchamericansf.org.

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Seeking experienced, dynamic and engaging Spanish teacher capable of teaching IB Spanish Language and Literature (IB experience a plus). Successful candidates for this position are expected to be developing and practicing cultural competence in their teaching, research, and other work.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to joelc@frenchamericansf.org.

Upper School Part-Time Spanish Teacher

The French-American International School is looking for an Upper School part-time Spanish teacher. Candidates must have a minimum of two years of classroom experience and the ability to teach Spanish Literature. Master's degree preferred.

Please email cover letter and resume to Principal Joel Cohen at joelc@frenchamericansf.org.

Physical Education Teachers

Lower School

The French American International School is recruiting for a 2017-2018 school year a French teacher to teach PE in the lower school. 

Qualifications:

An experienced teacher having knowledge of the French education abroad and / or a real ability to adapt to the North American context. A dynamic and innovative educator, the candidate should have experience with young children and have the desire to work in an institution committed to diversity. Any application must include detailed CV, cover letter, last observation report, references, and shall be addressed to Marie-Pierre Carlotti, Directrice du primaire : marie-pierrec@frenchamericansf.org.

Middle and High School

The French American International School is recruiting for a 2017-2018 school year teacher with full credentials from the French Ministry of Education or North American credentials to teach PE in Middle and/or High school. 

Qualifications:

An experienced teacher having knowledge of the French education abroad and / or a real ability to adapt to the North American context. A dynamic and innovative educator, the candidate should have good knowledge of digital tools and have the desire to work in an institution committed to diversity. Any application must include detailed CV, cover letter, last observation report, examples of projects (digital portfolio) and shall be addressed to Fabrice Urrizalqui, Middle School Principal : fabriceu@frenchamericansf.org

Le Lycée International Franco Américain recrute pour l’année scolaire 2017-2018 un(e) enseignant(e) certifié(e) en EPS pour le collège et le lycée ou un un(e) enseignant(e) titulaire d’un diplôme nord-américain.

Profil recherché:

Un(e) enseignant(e) expérimenté(e) ayant une connaissance de l’enseignement français à l’étranger et/ou de réelles qualités d’adaptation au contexte nord-américain. Dynamique et innovant(e) au niveau pédagogique, le/la candidat(e) possède une bonne maîtrise des outils numériques et l’envie de travailler dans un établissement très attaché à la diversité. Tout dossier de candidature doit inclure CV détaillé, lettre de motivation, dernier rapport d'inspection, exemples de projets menés (portfolio numérique) et doit être adressé à Fabrice Urrizalqui, Principal du collège : fabriceu@frenchamericansf.org.

French Pedagogical Coordinator

Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Lower School Principal, the French Pedagogical Coordinator will be responsible for the pedagogical coordination of the LS French curriculum in conjunction with the other members of the educational team, aligning best practices in 21st century education with the mission of the school.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with the Lower School Director of Teaching and Learning to harmonize and update the bilingual program in the lower school in line with the French curriculum and the California Standards.
  • Meet regularly with French teachers in grades PK3-5 to provide pedagogical support in the organization of the French curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Research and develop innovative curriculum and assessments.
  • Administration of French evaluations (organization, analysis and follow-up).
  • Visit classes, observe and advise French teachers under the direction of the Lower School Principal.  
  • Prepare, organize and lead pedagogical meetings in collaboration with the Director of Teaching and Learning.
  • Participate in the elaboration of a yearly staff development plan and assist in the search for staff development resources, including digital media.
  • Assist with curriculum documentation.
  • Facilitate the visibility of the program and projects in the school community through communication tools by presenting an overview of school activities or special projects (articles in School publications,  website, presentations).
  • Assist in preparation of accreditation documentation.
  • Assist teachers in researching materials/books/technology used in the classroom, leveling books and other resources and building class libraries.
  • Assist in redesigning and updating report cards.
  • Participate in all relevant teacher meetings and after school parent meetings and student events.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of teaching experience in a bilingual and international setting (preferred)
  • Fluency in English and French (minimum level B1 of  European framework)
  • Diploma of the CAFIPEMF or training experience
  • Computer skills – use of ENT
  • Coping skills, cultural agility, team spirit

Send all applications to marie-pierrec@frenchamericansf.org. Please include a cover letter, detailed CV, last inspection report and a digital portfolio of work examples.

Lower School Art Teacher

Seeking a Lower School (K-5th grade) Art teacher to start during the 2017 – 2018 academic year in a bilingual school setting.  Teaching credential or masters required.  Experience with art education and working with young children. Candidates should have good communication skills, previous teaching experience in elementary school and the ability to work in a team. Ability to speak/understand French a plus.

Send cover letter and resume to marie-pierrec@frenchamericansf.org.

Lower School Music Teacher

Seeking a Lower School (K-5th grade) Music Teacher to start during the 2017 – 2018 academic year in a bilingual school setting.  Teaching credential or masters required.  Experience as a musician, music education and working with young children. Candidates should have good communication skills, previous teaching experience in elementary school and the ability to work in a team. Ability to speak/understand French a plus.

Send cover letter and resume to marie-pierrec@frenchamericansf.org.

 

Substitute Teachers (English speaking)

The French American International School has openings for English-speaking substitute teachers in grades PK-5. 

Qualifications:  Previous experience working with elementary aged children in a classroom setting (desired); interest in pursuing education goals (preferred); excellent English language skills; ability to understand French is a plus.

This is an hourly position and benefits are not included.

Send resume and CV to: ellenb@frenchamericansf.org

Lower School Monitor (Part-Time)

Position Overview:

French American International School is looking for a monitor to supervise the exit door at dismissal and to supervise children throughout the campus at our Early Childhood Center in Lower Haight. The monitor will work Monday-Thursday from 3:15pm to 5:30pm and Friday from 2:15pm to 5:30pm.

Qualifications:

Enthusiastic, fast learner, pro-active and willing to work in a fast paced work environment. Experience working children ages 2-6 years old preferred.

Please send resume to Yseult Carlucci at yseultc@frenchamericansf.org.

School Supervisor (Part-Time)

French American International School is a PreK-12 independent, coeducational school of 1000 students with campuses in Hayes Valley and Lower Haight. It offers a multilingual, international education to students who live in the San Francisco Bay Area or come from all over the world. 

Description: French American International School is searching for a monitor to supervise students in Kindergarten at the Early Childhood Center in Lower Haight. The monitor will work Monday-Thursday from 3pm to 5:30pm and Friday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.

We offer $20/hr and a dynamic work environment. Background check is required including live scan and TB clearance.

Qualifications: Enthusiastic and willing to work in a fast paced outdoor work environment. Experience working children ages 2-6 years old preferred.

Please send resume to Yseult Carlucci at yseultc@frenchamericansf.org.

High School and Middle School Coaches

Seeking positive, passionate and knowledgeable coaches for the following positions:

High School and Middle School Baseball Coaches (spring 2017)
High School Co-ed Swimming Coaches (spring 2017)
High School and Middle School Soccer Coaches (fall 2017)
High School Women's Tennis JV Head Coach (fall 2017)

All head coaches and assistant coaches report directly to the Athletic Director and have the primary responsibility for administering all levels of their sport. The successful candidate will be required to follow the procedures of the high school's athletic program, as well as those of the International and California Interscholastic Federation.

The ideal candidates will have experience coaching at the high school, college or club level and should have experience working, playing or coaching in a value-based athletic program. Select candidates will go through an interview process and full background check.

To apply, please submit a current resume, including three references, and a cover letter to athletics@internationalsf.org. The positions will remain open until the qualified candidates are hired.

The International Athletic Department operates within the pk-12 independent school setting, working with over 600 students enrolled in grades 5-12. In keeping with the Mission of the School, the Jaguar Athletic experience is a journey, which will be a source of growth, pride and enthusiasm for all members of our community. From the novice to the college-bound athlete, student-athletes have the opportunity to participate in competitive team and individual sports, developing healthy practices of mind, body and character for themselves, their teams and their school.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.



French American International School

Main building

150 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Ph: 415.558.2000

Early Childhood Center

1155 Page Street

San Francisco, CA 94117


An independent Pre-K through 12th grade co-educational day school in the heart of San Francisco. The school delivers a rigorous bilingual (French/English) immersion program through middle school, culminating in either French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program in its International High School.

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