French Institute Alliance Française - Summer French Day Camps Director

Job Title: Summer French Day Camps Director

Department: Language Center

Reports to: Vice President of Education

Designation: Hourly- Full time

Dates: June 21-August 17 + info/onboarding meetings prior to June 21

Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is the leading French language and cultural center in the U.S. Since 1898, FIAF has been dedicated to creating and offering New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts, all exploring the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures.

The FIAF Language Center is the largest language school dedicated to teaching the French language in the tri-state area. With more than 6,000 registrations annually, we offer French in three convenient locations: Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens, and Montclair, NJ.

Every summer, FIAF offers French Day Camps to children/teens from 1 to 17. For more information, please consult our website here.

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Education, the Summer French Day Camps Director is responsible for the direct care and supervision of all campers and teachers/volunteers, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers and teachers/volunteers.

Main responsibilities

  • Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
  • Create a high-energy, fun, and creative experience for campers
  • Manage daily drop-off and pick-up procedure
  • Serve as a positive role model to campers and teachers/volunteers
  • Monitor the organization, supervision, and administration of all activities and assemblies
  • Coordinates daily transportation and schedules of all camps
  • Conduct weekly briefings with teachers
  • Model behavior & group management strategies for groups
  • Monitor safety and security of all campers and teachers/volunteers
  • Conduct tours of the camp facilities and program areas to prospective camp families
  • Participate in camp activities to the extent necessary for proper awareness and supervisory functioning
  • Establish procedures, routines and practices for camp operations
  • Ensure that risk prevention and crisis management plans are implemented.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
  • Complete paperwork as assigned


  • Native English-speaker or equivalent proficiency
  • Native French-speaker or equivalent proficiency
  • Candidates must a minimum of 21 years old
  • Bachelor’s Degree completed
  • First Aid/CPR or ability to obtain prior to the 1st day of employment.
  • An official diploma similar to a BAFA (Brevet d’Aptitude aux Fonctions d’Animateur) is a plus
  • Must have experience working with children 1 to 17
  • Must demonstrate a strong capacity to work in a team environment in a professional manner, positive attitude, excellent judgement, ability to identify problems and work quickly to find solutions
  • Must be able to adapt to multiple and shifting priorities, to deal with high stress situations and to work well under pressure, to perform several tasks concurrently.
  • Must have prior knowledge of/practical experience in: camper psychology, peer leadership and supervision, staff management & motivation.

How to apply

  • The candidate must have a valid US working permit.
  • Resume and cover letter in French or English must be sent by email to Edith Boncompain, Vice President of Education by June 5, 2021; two references are also required.