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

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.

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.

Human Resource Coordinator

Overview: The human resource coordinator provides assistance with and facilitates the human resource process at all school buildings. He/she maintains employee files, helps with employee recruitment, visas and relocation. He/she administers employee health and welfare plans and acts as liaison between employees, the business manager, and insurance providers. This position addresses benefits related problems and ensures effective utilization of plans and positive employee relations.

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 Human Resource Coordinator reports to the Head of School.

Responsibilities:
I – Employee Recruitment and Support
– Assists with processing of employer recruitment, evaluation and terminations.
Assists with the preparation of the performance review process.
– Assists with recruitment and interview process. Tracks status of candidates’ applications and responds with follow up letters at the end of the recruiting process.
– Coordinates the employee visa process with Amity, the Cordell Hull Foundation and the school immigration attorney,
– Coordinates new employee orientation and US required paperwork: ID, social security, etc.
– Coordinates employee instructional resources orders.
– Monitors employee professional development

II – Employee Benefit
– Administers health and welfare plans including enrollments, changes and terminations.
– Processes required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record keeping and proper deductions.
– Monitors employee absences, personal days and leaves
– Conducts audits of payroll, benefits or other HR programs and recommends corrective action.

III – Employee Files
– Is responsible for the maintenance of up-to-date accurate personnel records in accordance with statutory and UCM audit requirements.
– Prepares new employee files.
– Verifies I-9 documentation and maintains that they are current.
– Submits the online investigation requests and assists with new employee background checks.
– Makes photocopies, faxes documents and performs other clerical functions.
– Oversees employee compliance with DESE: certification and coordinates employee background check and fingerprinting
– Oversees the required employee training and reviews by DESE and UCM
– Manages compliances issues involving employee complaint regarding: harassment, civil rights, termination, due process, grievances.
– Develops teacher schedules

IV – Communication
– Assists employees by answering their requests and questions.
– Assists or prepares correspondence.
– Manages the internal communication: Weekly Notes, the Link, employee surveys, etc
– Coordinates the revision and distribution of the employee handbook
– Manages the employee surveys and exit interviews
– Develops all school yearly calendar

V – Other duties
Other duties as requested by the Head of School

Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree in education, human resources or related field, and/or equivalent experience.
– Proficient with Google Drive and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Competencies:
– Organizational Skills
– Teamwork
– Interpersonal skills
– Initiative
– Communication
– French Language skills preferred

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.