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

Académie Lafayette – un établissement public à charte d’immersion en langue française, recherche des professeurs des écoles pour la rentrée 2019-2020.

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

Middle School Principal

Overview: Académie Lafayette, a French immersion public charter school, is accepting applications for the position of Middle School Principal. The Académie Lafayette Middle school is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization. The Middle School principal is in charge of the leadership of the Middle School (6th – 8th Grades). The Middle School Principal works with the Head of School and the school senior leadership team to achieve the strategic goals adopted by the Board of Directors.

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

Reporting: The Middle School Principal reports to the Head of School.

Responsibilities:
– Program Responsibilities: The Middle School Principal assists the Head of School in all facets of management to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Middle School. This includes providing recommendations to the Head of School regarding the hiring, retention and assignment of faculty. The Middle School Principal participates in the observation, supervision and evaluation of the Middle School faculty. The Middle School Principal works with the Middle School faculty to implement, evaluate and revise, as needed, the Middle School curriculum. The Middle School Principal provides academic guidance; maintains complete academic records for all students in the Middle School; oversees the methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement; and oversees the grading and the reporting of standards used by the Middle School.
– Administrative Responsibilities: The Middle School Principal coordinates with the Admissions and Communication Office regarding the recruitment and retention of students. Assists the Head of School in acquiring and maintaining the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program authorization. The Middle School Principal participates in the Academic Committee meetings; the Leadership Team meetings and the Conseil d’Ecole meetings. The Middle School Principal is primarily responsible for discipline in the Middle School.

Qualifications
– Master’s degree or higher in educational administration,
– Current Administrator’s Certification issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, preferred, or documented educational leadership training
– Fluent in French
– Excellent communication skills
– Minimum three years experience as an administrator or assistant administrator in a middle or primary school.

Other: The Middle School Principal shall be assigned with the following additional tasks:
– Developing, implementing and overseeing the disciplinary process, which includes, but is not limited to creating alternative classrooms for work completion, when needed and providing intervention methodologies to de-escalate emotion charged situations
– Coaching teachers on how to prepare for parent meetings regarding disciplinary issues
– Conducting parent meetings regarding disciplinary issues
– Addressing parent concerns regarding educational, interpersonal and emotional issues with their student
– Collaborating with teachers and parents to create improvement plans for both academic and behavioral issues
– Managing the CARE Team for the Middle School
– Developing a yearly professional development plan for teachers
– Developing with the Head of School the Middle School class/teacher schedule
– Maintaining a strong partnership with parents based on clear and timely communication
– Coordinating with the elementary school principals a successful transition program for students transitioning to the Middle School
– Conducting weekly Middle School meetings to guide faculty in planning activities
– Coordinating with the Head of School on the integration and alignment of the French curriculum and the Missouri Core Academic standards
– Coordinating with the Head of School and the Middle School faculty the implementation of the Citizenship Education Program
– Communicating with the Head of School regarding the general program; upcoming activities and events; and on-going concerns or issues with the Middle School
– Providing support to create a cohesive Académie Lafayette school community and leadership team
– Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Application: Application process includes the submission of a cover letter, a resume, three written references, and a statement of educational philosophy.

Please send application to: MSjobs@academieLafayette.org
Deadline for Application: Friday, March 29, 2019.

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.

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

PT Title I Paraprofessional

The Title I Paraprofessional will be fluent in French, highly capable in the instruction of K-8 Communication Arts and Math in French and possess exemplary record-keeping skills. He or she will provide Academic Support to Title I eligible students, either in the classroom or in small groups under the supervision of the Title I Coordinator, maintaining accurate records to ensure compliance. He or she will work closely with content-area teachers to track and facilitate student progress.

The Title I Paraprofessional must be sensitive and adapt instructional strategies to accommodate our students’ diverse backgrounds and learning capabilities.

Qualifications:
 Native or near-native proficiency in French,
 Either an associate’s degree, or – two years’ equivalent study at an accredited
college or university, or – meet a rigorous standard of quality and have
passed the State assessment for paraprofessionals,
 Prior experience in education (preferably working with high-need students),
 Knowledge of and ability to assist in reading and writing in French,
 Knowledge of and ability to assist in K-8 math concepts and operations,
 Sensitivity to and awareness of cultural, economic and cognitive differences.
Duties:
 Follows Académie Lafayette language policies, including instruction in
French and speaking in French with Francophone faculty
 Schedule and report student service times
 Assess students’ current learning level or ability in subject area
 Create and implement a subject learning plan based on student needs
 Provide instructional assistance to Title I students in the teacher’s classroom
or Academic Support in small groups in the Title I classroom (according to
student’s needs or teacher’s choice)
 Assist in classroom management when working with Title I students in the
teacher’s classroom
 Observe, monitor and communicate student progress to teachers and the
Title I Coordinator
 Maintain accurate records of student progress
 Report to Title I Coordinator

Send cover letter, resume and references to employment@academielafayette.org.

FT Title I Paraprofessional

The Title I Paraprofessional will be fluent in French, highly capable in the instruction of K-8 Communication Arts and Math in French and possess exemplary record-keeping skills. He or she will provide Academic Support to Title I eligible students, either in the classroom or in small groups under the supervision of the Title I Coordinator, maintaining accurate records to ensure compliance. He or she will work closely with content-area teachers to track and facilitate student progress.

The Title I Paraprofessional must be sensitive and adapt instructional strategies to accommodate our students’ diverse backgrounds and learning capabilities.

Qualifications:
 Native or near-native proficiency in French,
 Either an associate’s degree, or – two years’ equivalent study at an accredited
college or university, or – meet a rigorous standard of quality and have
passed the State assessment for paraprofessionals,
 Prior experience in education (preferably working with high-need students),
 Knowledge of and ability to assist in reading and writing in French,
 Knowledge of and ability to assist in K-8 math concepts and operations,
 Sensitivity to and awareness of cultural, economic and cognitive differences.
Duties:
 Follows Académie Lafayette language policies, including instruction in
French and speaking in French with Francophone faculty
 Schedule and report student service times
 Assess students’ current learning level or ability in subject area
 Create and implement a subject learning plan based on student needs
 Provide instructional assistance to Title I students in the teacher’s classroom
or Academic Support in small groups in the Title I classroom (according to
student’s needs or teacher’s choice)
 Assist in classroom management when working with Title I students in the
teacher’s classroom
 Observe, monitor and communicate student progress to teachers and the
Title I Coordinator
 Maintain accurate records of student progress
 Report to Title I Coordinator

Send cover letter, resume and references to employment@academielafayette.org.

FT Elementary English Teacher

Académie Lafayette, a K-8 French immersion public charter school is seeking a full-time elementary School English teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, at least three years of teaching experience, and be qualified and certified to teach elementary school English.

Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
– Certification to teach elementary English
– Minimum of three years teaching experience

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

Applicants are required to submit the following:
1. Letter of interest
2. Resume
3. Full contact information for three professional references
4. Copy of official transcript(s)

PT Elementary English Teacher

Académie Lafayette, a K-8 French immersion public charter school is seeking a part-time elementary School English teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, at least three years of teaching experience, and be qualified and certified to teach elementary school English.

Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
– Certification to teach elementary English
– Minimum of three years teaching experience

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

Applicants are required to submit the following:
1. Letter of interest
2. Resume
3. Full contact information for three professional references
4. Copy of official transcript(s)

K-5 School Social Worker/School Counselor

Overview: The School Social Worker/Counselor serves as an important link between school, home, and community in helping students achieve academic success. They work directly with school administrators, students and families. They assist in creating and enforcing school discipline policies, mental health intervention, crisis management, and support services.

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

Reporting: This position reports to the building principal.

Responsibilities:
– The School Social Worker/Counselor assists students, families, and the school to overcome barriers that interfere with learning through the use of assessment, counseling, consulting and coordinating school and community resources.
– They utilize knowledge of human behavior, social, cultural and community influences to help create a positive learning climate. They function as a mental health professional on the multi-disciplinary teams and provides case management services. They serve as the building/district’s homeless coordinator.

Qualifications:
● Completion of a master’s degree in social work or school counseling from an accredited college or university.
● Appropriate certification/licensure by the state of Missouri
● 3 years experience in a school setting preferred

Services to Students:
o Individual and group weekly contact with identified students
o Develop intervention strategies to increase academic success
o Provide crisis intervention
o Assist with conflict resolution and anger management
o Help students develop appropriate social skills
o Assist students in understanding and accepting self and others
o Provide short term individual and group counseling
o Provide mental and physical health resources and referrals
o Provide support to students, parents and teachers coping with mental and/or physical disability diagnosis
o Organize, coordinate and implement classes during student lunch, academic support or recess time that promote character development, community service, and group discussions
o Conduct monthly classroom visits
o Participate in building support teams during and after school hours
o Coordinate CARE team for at-risk students meetings for teaching staff to discuss strategies for student success
o Develop and coordinate student programs in regards to bullying, citizenship and character

Services to Families:
o Facilitate parent efforts to support their student’s educational adjustment
o Coordinate team meetings with the teacher, staff and parents
o Develop strategies and techniques for parents and staff to support student success
o Work with families to reduce stress and enable the student to function more effectively in school and in the community
o Assist parents with accessing and utilizing school and community programs for students, including parent education and community/agency referrals

Services to School Personnel:
o Provide staff with resources to better understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) affecting a student’s performance
o Assist teachers in classroom management skills
o Provide direct support to staff
o Provide conflict resolution support, professional development and mandated reporting training
o Participate in and coordinate team meetings discuss specific students, prevention, and crisis situations

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.