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.
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.
The Admissions Coordinator reports to the Director of Admission and supports the Associate Director in all aspects of the Office of Admission. This is a salaried position with benefits. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team and will be quickly assimilated in all aspects of independent school Admissions culture. The position is an excellent opportunity to acquire transferable skills in the educational and non-profit arena.
- Responding to phone inquiries regarding admission procedures, events, and tours. Ensuring clear communication concerning admission activities to prospective families throughout the admission process.
- Performing administrative tasks: monitoring office priorities and deadlines; managing much of the daily office routine and procedures; coordinating and maintaining general admissions calendar. Providing other administrative and office support as needed.
- Entering student information into database
- Coordinating parent tours under the guidance of the Associate Director of Admission. Greeting and guiding visitors to appropriate activities/information.
- Assisting and participating in recruitment events. Assisting in the coordination of parent docent volunteers. (Evening and weekend job assignments are occasionally necessary.
- Collating and preparing applications for admission committee review.
- Coordinating enrollment documents and other decision letters, assisting with mailings, following up after enrollment with welcome procedures, medical and emergency contact paperwork.
- Collaborating with our High School Office of Admission to streamline various aspects of the school wide admissions process.
- Superior attention to detail combined with organizational and problem solving skills
- Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines with patience, flexibility, and accuracy
- Ability to work with a minimum of supervision to prioritize and carry-out tasks
- Ability to write and edit well
- Effective customer service skills and professional demeanor, consistent with outstanding service
- Excellent computer skills: knowledge of Microsoft Access, Word, and Excel. Familiarity with Internet research tools. Willingness to learn how to interface with PCR, (our online Application tool) and the school’s database infrastructure.
- Ability to manage confidential information
- Must enjoy preschool and elementary school ambiance, including the ability to interface with very young children and have a sense of humor.
- Must exhibit international/multicultural mindedness
Please send cover letter and resume to Andrew Brown, Dean of Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org.
In person and Skype interviews for selected candidates will take place before July 1.
The Executive Assistant provides executive support to the Head of School and contributes to the overall administrative functioning of the school. The executive assistant plans and implements specific school events, projects and processes; coordinates all activities of the Board of Trustees; and serves as the liaison for the Head of School for the school community.
- Works in close partnership with the Head of School, understanding priorities and anticipating needs.
- Meets with Head of School regularly and executes tasks accordingly
- Manages the Head of School’s calendar, prioritizing appointments and overall daily schedule, acting as a gatekeeper and facilitator for the Head of School
- Serves as liaison with the Leadership Team, following up with members to ensure completion of goals and projects
- Coordinates all travel plans and details for the Head of School
- Reviews, edits, and sends communications from the Office of the Head, in concert with the Director of Communication
- Reconciles and processes Head’s office finances, including school credit card reconciliation and reimbursements; manages the budget for events
- Provides administrative support to the Board of Trustees
- Manage content on Board website and maintain Board record and archives
- Oversees and coordinates materials, logistics, and support for all meetings, activities, and initiatives for the Board, including coordination of Board and Executive Committee meetings, committee meetings, special sessions, and retreats
- Attends all Board meetings and records minutes
- Coordinates hospitality and food for various events, meetings and in-service days.
- Supports the Instructional Leadership Team with the professional development program by managing the application process, budget and communication.
- Coordinates travel and lodging for faculty and staff professional development.
Essential Job Requirements:
- Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to relate to different French American constituencies (students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents/guardians, Trustees, and broader community)
- Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and prioritize
- Strong organizational skills and extremely high level of professionalism
- Track record of handling highly sensitive matters and maintaining strict confidentiality
- Ability to work with and support senior administrative leadership team
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Commitment to the school’s mission and values
- Microsoft Suite and Google drive proficient
- Proficiency in French preferred
Submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
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.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Learning Specialist supports students encountering academic difficulties by working with students, teachers and families to devise and coordinate plans for accommodations, strategies and remediation using school and outside resources.
The Learning Specialist collaborates closely with the Student Support Services Department, classroom teachers, the counselor, the administrators and the parents.
- Consult with teachers and parents to: interpret and report screenings/evaluation results, make recommendations for further outside evaluation or support, ensure adhesion to mandated accommodations, recommend additional strategies for the classroom or at home, and provide specific referrals, as needed; possible coordination and facilitation of Student Support meetings
- Support teaching staff by offering resources, assistance, advice, and training to enable Faculty to better meet the needs of all learners
- Work with students with academic difficulties on remediation and/or educational therapy
- Work with students especially in study skills, organization, self-advocacy and writing
- Administer initial psycho-educational screening of students referred by teachers or parents for academic concerns
- Liaison between parents and outside support services
- Manage all accommodation needs for standardized tests, notably ERBs and SSATs
- Manage all accommodation needs for assessments
- Advise Admissions department with applications of students with special academic needs.
- Create, maintain and promote use of library of resources for student support, teachers’ professional development, parent education, including local events
- Participate in departmental meetings, projects and initiatives
- Master’s Degree or Certificate required
- Training and experience as a Learning Specialist or Educational Therapist
- Experience working as a Learning Specialist in a school or in private practice
- Experience with administering and interpreting screening/testing instruments
- Knowledge of appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic support available (ideally, familiarity with resources in the San Francisco area)
- Knowledge of laws concerning learning disabilities/differences
- Ability to utilize computer technology
Special Skills Required:
Ability to work in a team
Ability to work in and appreciate a diverse and dynamic environment
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of French a plus
Ability to promote the French American International School philosophy and objectives
Please send cover letter and resumes to Marie-Pierre Carlotti, Lower School Principal at marie-pierrec@
The Lab Technician is responsible for providing technical support to the teacher in charge of science, contributing to students’ learning experience by assisting with preparation of materials and apparatus for practical work, innovating and creating new equipment.
Safety and Regulations
- Responsible for applying the State of California requirements for safety in the labs. This includes performing quarterly safety in service meetings, reapplying yearly for state certification for hazardous chemicals and organizing the storage of chemicals in compatible requirements.
- Inventory of chemicals (we have approximately 400) that must be updated and submitted to the State every year.
- Disposal of Chemicals to VSQG coordinated with NCIS. Accurate records are kept for the eventuality of an inspection.
- Forming relationships with companies we buy from. This has resulted in free shipping, free products and certain preferential treatment.
- Maintaining all equipment. Repair if possible, return to manufacturer if needed. Track repairs.
- Finding creative ways to store equipment and organizing equipment for ease of use by teachers.
- Helping to introduce use of equipment that requires training such as Bio-tech. Maintaining contacts with leaders in the field.
- Inventory of equipment.
Assisting teachers with Laboratory Experiments
- Preparing solutions, which requires using precision measuring techniques and sometimes working in a sterile environment.
- Preparing the equipment for teachers according to their guidelines.
- Storing the equipment after experiments are completed.
- Assist teachers during class experiments, when required
- Making sure the glassware is clean, safe from any kind of contamination.
- Keeping the prep-rooms and the labs clean and ready to use.
Skills / Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience
- Highly organized, practical and has a clear understanding of lab safety
- Ability to communicate and work with students in Middle and High School
Please send cover letter and resume to Fabrice Urrizalqui: email@example.com
French American International School is seeking an experienced part-time German teacher (5 hrs/wk) to teach one class of High School seniors.
- Deliver lessons in accordance to French American teaching principles
- Keeping student records and grade cards up to date
- Attendance at meetings as required by the Principal or Head of Department
- Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent and teaching experience
- Eligible to work in the U.S.
Please submit cover letter and resume to High School Principal, Joel Cohen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking an experienced, dynamic music teacher to helm our upper school music program. Music is an integral part of our school culture and community, and is a centerpiece of our highly collaborative, acclaimed arts program. The position includes teaching classes in 6-8th grade.
The right candidate will bring expertise and vision as well as a desire to build on the strong foundation of our program while developing it into the future. He or she will bring a passion for music as a whole, and specialized expertise in one or several areas: classical, jazz, world music, music technology, etc.
Please submit cover letter and resume to Fabrice Urrizalqui at email@example.com.
French American International School currently has two positions available for after school program monitors at both of our campuses – Page Street (Early Childhood Education Center) and Oak Street (1st – 8th grade).
PAGE ST. CAMPUS POSITION
The monitor will supervise the exit door at dismissal and the children throughout the campus at our Early Childhood Center in lower Haight.
- Enthusiastic, fast learner, pro-active
- Willing to work in a fast paced work environment
- Experience working with children ages 3-6 years old preferred
- Must have early childhood education units or willing to enroll.
The monitor will be Monday-Thursday from 3:15pm to 5:30pm and Friday from 2:15pm to 5:30pm. Additional hours available.
We offer $20/hr and a dynamic work environment. Background check is required including live scan and TB clearance.
Please send resume to Yseult Carlucci at firstname.lastname@example.org
OAK ST. CAMPUS
The French American International School is looking for a person to work with our After School Program/Lunch team starting August 15. The ideal candidate will be adapt at working in a fast paced outdoor work environment, be enthusiastic, proactive and have experience working and developing age appropriate activities with children ages 6-12. Fluency in French is a plus.
The position available is for approximately 20 hours per week. We offer competitive pay rates ($20), a dynamic work environment.
Hours available: Lunch: 11:30-12:30, After School Program: 3:00-5:30 and possibility of additional recess shifts
Background checks including live scan and TB test will be required.
Please send resume and cover letter to Andrew Cohen at email@example.com
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.
Enthusiastic, fast learner, pro-active and willing to work in a fast paced work environment. Experience working with children ages 3-6 years old preferred. Must have early childhood education units or willing to enroll.
The hours are Monday-Thursday from 3:15pm to 5:30pm and Friday from 2:15pm to 5:30pm. Additional hours available.
We offer $20/hr and a dynamic work environment. Background check is required including live scan and TB clearance.
Please send resume to Yseult Carlucci at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Seeking positive, passionate and knowledgeable coaches for the following positions for the 2017-2018 academic year:
- Middle and High School Soccer Coaches (boys)
- Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach
- Middle School Girls and Boys Basketball
- High School Assistant Swimming Coach
- High School Assistant Badminton Coach
- Middle School Baseball Coaches
- Middle School Girls Soccer
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 email@example.com. 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.