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Job Title: Full-Time Assistant Teacher

Department: Language Center Montclair

Reports To: Montclair Language Center Director

Designation: Non-Exempt Full-time  

Salary: $36,000-$40,000 depending on experience and education


The Montclair Branch of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is looking for a full-time Assistant Teacher for its à petits pas Excellence program, a French immersion program for toddlers ages 2.5 and 5. The Assistant Teacher will be responsible for supporting the teachers with the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities designed to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth in preschool aged children. The position includes after-school care responsibilities.


Application Deadline: May 30, 2024

Schedules:  8:30 AM – 5:30 PM including lunchtime. September to June. 183 days worked.

Start Date: As soon as possible.



  • Assist teachers in the implementation of the curriculum. 
  • Assist teachers with preparation of lesson plans.
  • Assist teachers with the organization of classroom activities.
  • Assist teachers with administrative tasks including but not limited to tracking students’ daily attendance, communicating with parents about daily classroom activities.
  • Assist teachers in conducting part of the program remotely and online, if necessary.
  • Assist teachers in maintaining a proper learning atmosphere.
  • Prepare necessary material for classes.
  • Supervise children during lunch time, recess, and nap time.
  • Help children with daily tasks and activities.
  • Help tidy up the classroom.
  • Work with smaller groups of students for remedial teaching or reinforcing the learning process.
  • Replace the group teacher when necessary.
  • Provide for the physical safety of children through anticipation and removal of dangers, observation of children at play or at rest, and by appropriately responding to injuries.



  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. 
  • Be fluent in French.
  • Have 1 year of comparable experience as a Teacher Assistant in a program for children under six years of age.
  • Have a love for teaching children and the ability to build a trusting relationship with students, teachers, and parents.
  • Be familiar with preschool administrative tasks and learning methods.
  • Have great communication and organizational skills.
  • Be Cool-tempered and have positive attitude.
  • Be firm but have a kind personality.
  • College or associate’s degree is preferred with some college credits in early childhood education or child development.



  • Dental and health
  • 403(b) retirement plan



Please e-mail cover letter and resume in French to



About FIAF: 

As an independent, not-for-profit organization, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is committed to providing our audience and students with engaging French language classes and audacious multi-disciplinary programming that celebrates the diversity of francophone cultures and creativity around the world. We are a welcoming and inclusive community for all ages and all backgrounds, where people can meet, learn, and explore the richness of our heritage and share discoveries. We strive to amplify voices and build bridges from the entire francophone world to New York and beyond.

FIAF Montclair is a branch of The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York. It is the premier destination for French language in the tristate area, it offers French classes, for all ages and levels in Montclair, New Jersey. We are located at 17-19 Munn Street in Montclair, NJ.



PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applications we receive, we will only be able to contact those that we would like to meet for interviews. 

FIAF is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, citizenship status protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.