Careers

Interested in working with us? Check out the job postings below to see if you would be a solid member of our team.

Académie Lafayette is a French immersion K–8 school. Unless otherwise specified, it is required that subjects be taught in French at the native or near-native French level.

Académie Lafayette is an equal opportunity employer. The school does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex orientation, or perceived sex orientation. All decisions with regard to employment shall be in compliance with applicable state and federal laws.

Académie Lafayette is seeking candidates for the following positions:

Professeur des Ecoles (rentrée 2018-2019)

Académie Lafayette – un établissement public à charte d’immersion en langue francaise, recherche des professeurs des écoles pour la rentrée 2018 – 2019. 

Lieu de travail: Kansas City, Missouri USA

Qualifications:
– Licence ou maîtrise,
– Certificat d’Aptitude au Professorat des Ecoles,
– justifier d’une expérience d’au moins 3 années d’enseignement.

Rémunération mensuelle: salaire compétitif en fonction de l’ancienneté (en plus de la couverture médicale et de la cotisation retraite)

Type de contrat: Contrat local d’un an renouvelable

Envoyer le C.V et la lettre de motivation à k5jobs@academielafayette.org

PT French Speaking Preschool Teacher

This is a part-time position, 5-10 hours per week (flexible). Pay rate is $18 per hour, with mileage and expenses paid. We need someone who is motivated, organized, and dedicated. Native French speakers are preferred but we will meet with any qualified candidate who is fluent. Hired party will go through a background check.

Substitute - English Speaker

Overview: This position is an on-call, as needed position. Substitutes will be replacing a teacher in his/her absence at various grade levels at either campus.

Responsibilities:
• Implementing curriculum in accordance with teacher’s instructions
• Keeping accurate attendance for the day
• Positive classroom management

Education and Experience:
• Provide DESE substitute certificate (must have at least 60 college credit hours), or valid certificate of license under Missouri law, provisional or professional, or proof of certification from the country of origin. (Please inquire for questions and assistance.)
• All teachers must have a true liking for children, and a concern for their welfare and best interests.
• Provide recent background check or be willing to have background information researched for appropriate background clearance.

Substitute - French Speaker

Overview: This position is an on-call, as needed position. Substitutes will be replacing a teacher in his/her absence at various grade levels at either campus. French fluency required; native/near native proficiency.

Responsibilities:
• Implementing curriculum in accordance with teacher’s instructions
• Keeping accurate attendance for the day
• Positive classroom management

Education and Experience:
• Provide DESE substitute certificate (must have at least 60 college credit hours), or valid certificate of license under Missouri law, provisional or professional, or proof of certification from the country of origin. (Please inquire for questions and assistance.)
• All teachers must have a true liking for children, and a concern for their welfare
and best interests.
• Provide recent background check or be willing to have background information researched for appropriate background clearance.

Professeur de Musique

L’Académie Lafayette – un établissement public à charte, d’immersion en langue française, recrute un professeur de musique pour la rentrée scolaire 2018-2019:

Le professeur devra enseigner la musique au primaire et au collège. Il devra activement participer à la vie de l’établissement (réunions, conseils, projets pédagogiques etc.)

Lieu de travail: Kansas City, Missouri USA

Qualifications:
– Licence ou Maîtrise en musique
– Certificat d’aptitude au professorat de l’enseignement secondaire or diplôme équivalent,
– Justifier d’une expérience d’au moins 3 années d’enseignement.

Rémunération mensuelle: salaire compétitif en fonction de l’ancienneté (en plus de la couverture médicale et de la cotisation retraite)

Type de contrat: Contrat local d’un an renouvelable

Envoyer un C.V., une lettre de motivation et trois références à:

employment@academielafayette.org
Academie Lafayette
6903 Oak st, Kansas City MO 64131

Office Manager, K-5 Oak Campus

Overview: The Office Manager, K-5 Campus is responsible for the day-to-day administrative operation of the office of the Principal, the front office and the general K-5 Oak Campus. The Office Manager serves as the liaison between the various offices of Académie Lafayette, the staff, the school community as a whole and the outside community, including, but not limited to the neighborhood, prospective students and families, and the business community.

Status of Position: This is a full-time position with Académie Lafayette. This is a non-exempt position pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Reporting: The Office Manager, K-5 Oak Campus reports to the Principal, K-5 Oak Campus.

Responsibilities: The Office Manager is responsible for providing clerical support for students; staff, the building as a whole, and Académie Lafayette interns.

Qualifications:
 Excellent interpersonal and communications skills for students, parents, vendors, patrons.
 Excellent written communication skills
 Excellent organization and planning skills
 Ability to work independently and as part of a close-knit team
 Ability to prioritize workload
 Ability to manage high levels of stress, multiple projects and deadlines
 Ability to manage privileged information in a confidential manner
 Mastery of Microsoft Suite, especially Excel
 Mastery or extensive experience with student information systems

Other Job Duties include:
Students
 Student Transportation which may include processing forms and spreadsheets from bus
company, processing parental submissions, ensuring students are properly routed and
arrive at their proper destinations, managing changes to bussing program through the
school year and arranging busses for field trips
 School Meals which may include entering charges and payments into student information
systems, ensuring accuracy of meal count, monitoring student meal accounts,
communicating with parents regarding their student’s meal account balances
 Form Management
 Maintaining eSchoolCore attendance verifications and reports
 Coordinate Kindergarten screening which may include developing and maintaining
demographic spreadsheets regarding the incoming kindergarten class
 Coordinate open application process, which may include scheduling appointments and
confirming paperwork of incoming students

Staff
 Coordinate building substitute teacher requests
 Maintain Gmail calendar
 Purchase office supplies
 Purchase furniture and classroom supplies, which may include maintaining spreadsheets
reflecting individual classroom accounts
 Completing reimbursement forms
 Managing funds received, which may include securing funds, logging receipt of funds on
spreadsheets, and maintaining accurate expenditure records for the Business Office
Building
 Coordinate school pictures, which may include scheduling and supervision Picture Day
process and following up with photographer regarding the orders
 Supervise office and building operations, which may include maintenance requests,
scheduling repairs, and coordinating custodial requests
 Coordinate building usage during and after school with internal school organizations and
the outside community
 Coordinate with vendors for building services and school events

Interns
 Distribute and review surveys sent to interns, host families, and teachers
 Assist with matching families, interns, and teachers based on preferences provided in
survey information
 Assist with organizing and supervising events for interns and host families
 Assist with facilitating discussion and providing clarity regarding the classroom roles of the teachers and the interns under the direction of the K-5 Principal

Middle School Counselor

Reports to: Middle School Principal

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Middle School Counselor is responsible for developing, implementing and managing a comprehensive school counseling program to serve the academic, social and career development needs of students. The counselor also serves as a consultant to educators, families and community partners. More specifically, the counselor performs the following:

Development and Management
– Uses data to develop and inform the school counseling program and evaluates the program’s impact on the school’s instructional goals.
– Collaborates on the development and management of the comprehensive school counseling program with the school principal and Head of School and communicates the goals of the program to stakeholders.
– Develops and maintains a written plan for effective delivery of the school counseling programs based on the administration’s goals for students and aligned with the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Standards for School Counseling Programs.

Preventative and Responsive Services
– Designs, implements and assesses the guidance curriculum.
– Utilizes responsive counseling, initiating individual and group sessions for students’ academic, social and personal concerns.
– Consults with families and staff to appraise student needs and interests and to discuss appropriate recommendations for educational options.
– Plans, coordinates and provides the classroom guidance sessions to meet the competencies in the areas of academic achievement, career and educational development, and personal and social development to assist students in developing decision-making skills and identifying life goals.
– Assesses student needs and makes referrals to appropriate school resource personnel, social agencies, community agencies and alternative programs.
– Intervenes during crisis situations and participates on safety committee.

Individual Student Planning
– Prepares students for the transition to the next level: high school and post high school activities/options.
– Plans and coordinates programs such as career and high school fairs, test skills preparation, improved/perfect attendance celebrations and other extensions of the counseling program to support students’ knowledge of post-secondary options.
– Assist students in navigating their academic, workplace and community experiences in collaboration with the International Baccalaureate Coordinator.
– Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational and career planning. Participates in school management teams in order to advocate for students needs and provide guidance for school staff.

System Support
– Guides, coordinates and supports other school staff in implementing school wide advisory programs.
– Uses responsive counseling strategies to establish relationships and collaborate with educators, students, families, and community partners- to promote an understanding and appreciation of diverse populations and cultures.
– Assists families in obtaining services for their children through an appropriate referral and follow-up process.
– Serves as liaison between the social services agencies and the school.
– Provides in-service training on topics related to the school counseling program and supporting student achievement.

Accountability
– Conducts at minimum a yearly program review to measure the extent and quality of program implementation.
– Prepares and submits a variety of requested reports and data to ensure fulfillment of established program requirements.
– Uses all available data, including academic grades, discipline referrals and attendance data, to identify students in need and to deliver services.
– Interprets tests, student data and other assessment results appropriately within the counseling environment for the purpose of developing and implementing academic plans for individual students.

Desired Qualities
– Commitment to Equity
– Leadership
– Focus on Data-Driven Results
– Adaptability
– Innovative Problem-Solving
– Teamwork
– Communication and Customer Service Skills – Dependability

Qualifications
– Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in school guidance and counseling or related field (i.e. social work) and appropriate Missouri licensure or certification as school counselor or social worker.
– Minimum of three years experience desired.
– Familiarity with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), ASCA National Standards, ASCA School Counselor Competencies and Standards.
– Ability to learn and follow internal operating procedures and other guidelines established by the Head of School and leadership team.

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Position Title: Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
Reports to: Office Manager

Summary:
 This individual is responsible for presenting the first impression of Académie
Lafayette to students and their families (prospective and current), staff and visitors.
This individual serves as the hub for school operation, particularly in the morning
and end of day and is a resource for students, families, staff and visitors
throughout the day. Performs functions in administration office, assists business
office in recording accounts receivable and collections.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 Operates a multi-line phone system and the duties involved with that such as
receiving and making telephone calls, taking messages, routing calls, responding to
inquiries.
 Ensures the safety of the school community by greeting and screening visitors and
directing them to their appropriate appointments.
 Supports the front office as needed including correspondence, creating forms,
distribution of mail, and other tasks as needed.
 Assists the business office through accurate maintenance/posting of lunch
payments, trip payments and daily attendance data.
 Responsible for assisting with coordination of meal functions for staff activities, i.e.
development workshops, and other activities.

How to apply

Send CV/resume, cover letter, and three references to:
employment@academielafayette.org
or
Académie Lafayette
Attn: Employment
6903 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64113

 

Substitute Teachers
Send all materials and fill out an application form with reference to the position.