Alliance Française D'atlanta - Executive Director Opening Position

Alliance Française d’Atlanta Executive Director


Job Description

The Executive Director of the Alliance Française d’Atlanta is responsible for fulfilling the worldwide Alliance mission in Atlanta and surrounding communities by:

  1. 1)  Promoting the teaching and learning of the French language
  2. 2)  Promoting awareness and understanding of francophone cultures
  3. 3)  Fostering friendly and mutually beneficial relationships between local French-

    speaking populations and the surrounding community

The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Alliance Française, and is oversees the administration of the Roswell and Midtown language schools, a wide array of cultural programs, and the overall strategic plans for the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports to the Board of Directors.


Board Governance

  • • Lead the Alliance Française in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • • Communicate effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

    • Financial Performance and Viability• Maintain the fiscal integrity of the Alliance Française, including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget as well as monthly financial statements that accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.• Fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains the organization in a positive financial position.• Fundraising and resource development to support the organization’s mission. Organizational Mission and Strategy• Implement an array of programs that successful carries out the organization’s mission.• Develop and monitor a strategic plan to ensure that the Alliance Française can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.• Enhance the image of the Alliance Française through engagement with the surrounding communities and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.


  • • Effectively manage the day-to-day and long-term operations of the Alliance Française.
  • • Hire, evaluate, and retain a competent, qualified staff of six and as many as 30 teachers
  • • Function as the responsible signatory for all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into on behalf of the organization.

  • Professional Qualifications:

  • • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; graduate degree preferred
  • • Cultural competency, fluency or near fluency with both spoken and written French, with experience in France or other francophone nations preferred
  • • Five or more years nonprofit management experience in a senior position preferred, with a record of transparent and high integrity leadership
  • • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and the ability to convey a vision of Alliance Française’s strategic future to key constituencies
  • • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • • Experience in budget management, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, administration of multiple funding sources and reporting
  • • Demonstrated success in private foundation grants procurement and special event

    fund-raising• Must understand how to conduct:

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Donor relationship maintenanceWrite grantsCommunity outreach, visibility and engagement campaigns

  • • Cultural competency and knowledge of the local community
  • • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations in the nonprofit sector
  • • Skills in collaboration and motivation of board members and other volunteers
  • • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff


  • • All candidates must pass drug screening, criminal background check and any other required testing.

    Email resumes to Applications should be received by April 30th, 2017. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.