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 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.

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.

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.