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Posted July 8, 2014. JOB ANNOUNCEMENT.  Volt, a leading staffing solutions provider is hiring four fluent French speakers to work in a busy call center for a major luxury brand. This is a full time, temporary to hire position, paying $18 per hour and requires a 12-month commitment.  Job Description:  The Bilingual Customer Relations Specialist will support internal and external clients in a busy call center in San Francisco, CA.  Job Responsibilities: Answer phones and respond to customer requests in a courteous and professional manner Maintain and establish new customer accounts Provide customers with product and service information Identify, research, and resolve customer issues using available resources Escalate customer inquiries and issues when not able to resolve Update credit card information and process payments Research billing and payment issues Review account history and activity with customers Assist customers with website navigation Other duties as assigned   For an immediate consideration please contact James West: 415-536-5844 or jwest@volt.com

Posted July 1, 2014. LOOKING FOR A JOB IN SAN FRANCISCO AREA.  Planning to move to San Francisco and its surrounding next September for personal reasons, I am currently looking for a position as Education/Administrative Manager in a Language/Educational School. I have extensive experience in the management of language training centres and the coordination of pedagogical and cultural projects, connected with the French speaking language and culture. Contributing to the proper functioning and development of an institution and the well-being of my team is my main goal.  In addition to my extensive work experience to date, I have developed the ability to multi-task and prioritize workloads in a fast-paced environment. I am multilingual (bilingual French/English and good knowlege of Italian/Spanish..), reliable, efficient and accurate in my duties, and I enjoy working on my own initiative or as part of a team. Should you require any additional information, please find my CV (ca.linkedin.com/pub/annabelle-pollet/42/353/52b/en) and do not hesitate to contact me: polletannab@gmail.com  

Posted July 1, 2014. FRENCH TEACHER NEEDED.  University Preparatory Academy in San Jose is currently looking for a French teacher to teach one class of French 1, one of French 2 and one of French 3.  If you are interested please contact:  Daniel Ordaz, Executive Director, University Preparatory Academy, 408.291.1529 or ordazdan@gmail.com

Posted May 2014. EFBA (EDUCATION FRANÇAISE BAY AREA) cherche des ANIMATEURS FRANCOPHONES DE CENTRE AERE 2014.  This page is in French only because we are looking for native French candidates.  Nous recherchons des animateurs pour nos centres aérés situés dans la baie de San Francisco, pour une durée de 6 semaines du 23 juin au 1er août 2014. Nos centres aérés accueillent des enfants francophones et anglophones (maximum : 30%). Ils ont pour but l'immersion linguistique en français et le développement d’une fierté de bilingue. En plus des activités, chaque journée comportera une heure de cours de français.  Mission principale:  Garantir la sécurité des enfants et entretenir des relations avec les familles; Participer à l’éveil des enfants dans un environnement agréable et sécurisantAnimer chaque moment auprès des enfants de telle sorte qu’ils gravitent autour d’elle/de lui et interagissent en français.  Détails:  http://www.efba.us/node/302

Posted February 2014. NEEDED:  FRENCH CANADIANS TO RECORD VOICEOVERS.  A Bay Area voiceover company is seeking French Canadians (1 male & 1 female) to help record voiceovers for a children's toy. NO experience in voiceover acting is required.  If chosen for the part, pay is $50/hour, $30 for travel costs (if applicable). (We will need two French Canadian talents, one male, one female. They should sound like a young adult. Both will perform a “narrator” role that can best be described as a “friendly guide”.  The male voice talent should be able to do two different voices: the narrator previously mentioned and also a radio dispatch voice. The radio dispatch voice is slightly authoritative.  The female voice talent will not need two separate voices, just two different performances as the narrator. One will be the “friendly guide” and one will be slightly more enthusiastic version of the guide.  Contact me if you are interested:  rachel@abclang.com

Posted October 2013. GANDI.NET SEEKING CUSTOMER CARE REP. Gandi.net is a webhost and registrar with headquarters in Paris, France  and an office in San Francisco.  This job location will be San Francisco (Bay Area), CA.  Gandi has a unique and wonderful customer base. Nearly all our customers are referrals, since we do not advertise, so we know the importance of happy customers! Our support team is where we make that happen. We are hiring motivated, creative, bright, and sassy individuals that are passionate about helping others manage their presence online.  We aren’t looking for a lot of experience for this position. In fact, we don’t necessarily want the tech wizards, rather the dedicated, curious autodidacts! You just need to be familiar with the internet, know what a domain name is and that a web host is not a person who raises spiders. We will help you learn the rest.  We prefer candidates who already know some French. If you don’t, you should be willing and able to learn at least the basics. Knowing Spanish is a big plus, particularly if you can write well in it. Other languages can be helpful, too.  Candidates should already have the ability to work legally in the US.  Overall, if you are rigorous, organized, patient, collaborative, and ready to join us on a perpetual quest for awesomeness, we want to hear from you.  To apply, contact us at jobs-us /at/ gandi /dot/ net. Attach your resume and a writing sample in English. Your writing sample should be at least 1000 words, on a technological subject, be detailed and explain the subject’s subtleties. Marketing language will count against you.  Show us how brilliant you are, and that you want this job, and we will contact you!

Posted October 2013. CHEF & SOUS-CHEF NEEDED FOR ONE WEEK IN JUNE 2014 IN SOUTHWEST FRANCE.  If you are a chef and her/his helper heading to France next summer and comfortable sharing a room together, this may be the job for you!  Includes free lodging near Cahors, plus $200 for the cook, $100 for the helper.  Responsibilities include cooking for a small group of students taking courses at Latitude.  Duration:  one week.  www.latitude.org Contact Barbara Phillips for more information:  barbara@latitude.org.

Posted October 2013. BENJAMIN BOUAZIZ CHERCHE UN STAGE.  Benjamin s’est récemment installé à San Francisco:  J’ai choisi cette ville pour le dynamisme qu’on lui connait dans le domaine des nouvelles technologies. En effet je souhaite développer un projet web sur le placement de produit dans l'audiovisuel et pour cela j'ai besoin de temps. Actuellement je dispose d'un visa touristique qui me donne la possibilité de rester sur le territoire encore 1 mois et demi et c'est la raison pour laquelle je recherche une solution sur du moyen/long terme soit un visa J-1.  Un stage me semble être la solution la plus adéquate pour rester ici assez longtemps (18 mois) afin de pouvoir avancer sur mon projet tout en m'enrichissant d'une expérience dans le domaine du web.  Contact:  Benjamin Bouaziz [benjb@hotmail.com]

Posted September 2013. AYUSA INTERNTIONAL, GRANTS TEAM, is currently hiring a YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM WITH SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA GRANT PROGRAM COORDINATOR.  Position Description:  Ayusa, a non-profit division of Intrax, is a leader in providing cultural exchange and education opportunities to high school students from around the world. Ayusa is seeking a skilled and motivated Program Coordinator to manage and operate a short-term exchange program with Sub-Saharan Africa. Good interpersonal and writing skills and attention to detail are important aspects of the position. It offers the benefit of exposure into the world of student exchange and experience in a cultural exchange office setting.  Essential Functions  ? Manages assigned grant program with the goal of achieving grant objectives and guidelines;  ? Responsible for ensuring additional HQ oversight and monitoring of SSA participants;  ? Responsible for ensuring compliance of SSA participants;  ? Collects data, writes and submits quarterly reports to DOS;  ? Collaborate with Department of State;  ? Develop and maintain relationships with grant partners;  ? Provide additional support and counseling to SSA participants while on-program;  ? Assist with processing finances.   Additional Responsibilities  ? Conduct outreach and recruit host families for SSA participants;  ? Participate in strategic discussions of the Grants Team regarding programmatic opportunities and strategies for growth;  ? Other duties as assigned by Director.   Qualifications  ? Bachelor’s degree.  ? Experience with high school exchange programs and/or international exposure.  ? FRENCH LANGUAGE SKILLS  ? Strong analytical and organizational skills  ? Excellent attention to detail  ? Experience with cross-cultural communication  ? Commitment to a contract position for duration of program: September 2013-May 2014. Hours will vary.   Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes  ? Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.  ? Strategic thinking, analytical skills.  ? Excellent written and verbal communications skills and well versed in English and French.  ? Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines as well as balance multiple priorities concurrently.  ? Presentation skills and ability to effectively communicate with government officials, overseas partners, field personnel, and high school students.  ? Problem solving skills and the ability to negotiate compromise between multiple parties.  ? Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  ? International exposure a plus.   Performance Criteria  ? Meet all deadlines.  ? Meet or exceed performance objectives.  ? Successfully implement all aspects of the Youth Leadership Program with Sub-Saharan Africa program including participant support, specialized programming, etc.  ? Achieve high level of customer service and satisfaction for all participants in program   Compensation  Commensurate with experience  Ayusa is a globally-oriented company that provides a lifetime of high-quality educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures. Please visit our website at www.ayusa.org.  HOW TO APPLY:  If you are interested in applying, please email cover letter and resume to David Beiser at dbeiser@ayusa.org.  Ayusa is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering a supportive and friendly, yet fast-paced environment.  No phone calls, please. Thank you.

Posted August 2013. L’ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SAN FRANCISCO RECRUTE!  L'Alliance française de San Francisco recrute des professeurs pour des cours FLE, FOS et enfants.   Qualifications:   * avoir une formation FLE * avoir au moins un an d'expérience dans l'enseignement du FLE  * avoir un permis de travail américain  (attention nous ne sponsorisons pas pour un visa.)  * être impérativement disponible les samedis matins et un mois dans l'été  * être de langue maternelle française   Pour postuler merci d'envoyer votre CV à :  afsf@afsf.com et emmanuelle@afsf.com   

Posted May 2013. SEEKING FRENCH TEACHER / PROFESSEUR DE FRANÇAIS A TEMPS PLEIN A SAN FRANCISCO.  Le centre de culture et langue française FRENCH FOR FUN recherche un ou une Française pour un poste de professeur dans le cadre d'un programme d'immersion. Il s'agira d'enseigner le français à des enfants et adolescents à plein temps à partir du mois de septembre à San Francisco. Le/la candidate devra être énergique, enthousiaste et passioné(e) par la culture française contemporaine. http://www.frenchforfun.com/careers.html

LOOKING FOR A FRENCH SPEAKING AFTERNOON SITTER.  We are looking for a French speaking babysitter for our 6 year old son who attends a French immersion school. We are a non French speaking family and feel that one way to support our son is to surround him with French both at school and at home.  We will need you regularly in the fall, once school starts.  We would need you 4 to 5 days a week, typically from 3pm to 6pm. Duties include picking him up from school, driving him to soccer/baseball practice, feeding him a snack, helping with his homework (10 minutes) and of course, speaking to him in French!   We have an extra car for you to use if you do not have one.  We would like to hire you occasionally during the summer as well. We want to make sure he does not forget his French, but the schedule is flexible. Pay range is $15-$20/hour depending on your experience.  We have a spare bedroom and bathroom so we could consider a live in arrangement. Since we will only need help from 3pm to 6pm, this could work for a student or if you would like to work more hours with another family in the mornings.  We are looking for someone who is honest, trustworthy, responsible, mature, and fun-loving.  We want you to engage our son and play with him, get him up and running, and excitedly speaking in French.  If this sounds interesting, please give me a call at 415 690 3725 or write to sharonsotelolee@gmail.com.

Posted April 2013. AGENT ADMINISTRATIF AU CONSULAT GENERAL DE FRANCE A SAN FRANCISCO.  Contrat de 3 mois.  Poste à pourvoir du 1er mai 2013 au 31 juillet 2013.  Le Consulat général de France à San Francisco recrute un agent administratif pour le service de l’accueil consulaire (administration des Français, passeports, cartes d’identité, élections) à compter du 1er mai 2013 pour une durée de 3 mois.  Le poste est à plein temps pour un salaire mensuel brut de $ 3.327.  L’agent recruté participera à l’ensemble des tâches du service de l’accueil consulaire. Une formation initiale sur place sera assurée. Profil : Niveau d’études minimum : baccalauréat + 2 Cursus : administration, droit, sciences politiques, langues Excellente maîtrise de l’anglais et du français Excellente connaissance des outils informatiques Esprit d’initiative, autonomie, sens de l’organisation, rigueur et courtoisie Citoyen américain ou titulaire d’une carte verte (le consulat ne peut pas recruter de personnes sous visa, quelle que soit la nature de celui-ci) Les candidatures (CV et lettre de motivation) doivent être envoyées avant le vendredi 12 avril 2013 à stephane.remy@diplomatie.gouv.fr or http://www.consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org/spip.php?article2826  

Posted March 2013. FRENCH-SPEAKING SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT NEEDED AT SANOFI.  Sanofi, a leader in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, has an opportunity for a Senior Administrative Assistant in our San Francisco office (full-time with competitive benefits).  The ideal candidate will preferably speak and read some French, as visitors from the Paris headquarters often visit, and written communications are frequently in French as well.  The position details are attached and copied below.  We will be moving very quickly to fill this position, so CVs and any questions about the opportunity or the Sanofi organization should be directed to me ASAP (908-981-4650, rose.chandler@sanofi.com).

Posted March 2013. THE SANTA ROSA FRENCH-AMERICAN CHARTER SCHOOL hopes to find a French speaker to work in the front office.  Please see the following link for details on this job:  http://www.edjoin.org/viewPosting.aspx?postingID=472406&countyID=49&onlineApp=1  

Posted January 2013. SEEKING NATIVE FRENCH SPEAKER TO HELP RUN A HOUSEHOLD with two girls, ages 5 & 10, both of whom went to French for Fun in Lafayette, CA.  Must have valid California driver's license and also be willing to do light housekeeping.  Duties include:  Vacuum daily, trash daily, trash bins out on Thursday night and in on Friday, laundry, load and unload dishes, mop kitchen floor 3x week, make beds, fold girls’ clothes in closets, 5 yr old needs help with playing/ reading/ homework, make 2 lunches and 2 snacks.  The ideal person should be fond of kids and immaculate.  Hours flexible, but roughly 11-3 on Mondays and Fridays, and 11-6 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.   Contact:  carladodd@aol.com  

Posted November 2012. FRENCH ACTORS (NATIVE SPEAKERS) NEEDED.   Are you a native speaker of Mexican Spanish, Castilian Spanish, Standard French, Standard German, or Standard Italian? Do you have experience as an actor or singer?  We are looking for 4-5 actors per language (at least 2 men and 2 women) to star in our foreign-language educational video. Your job is to pronounce words, phrases, and sentences on camera for an online vocabulary program. You must currently be located in the San Francisco Bay Area, as production studio is in the north bay.  Filming will take place over the next several months. We estimate that the job will involve approximately 8--12 hours on camera for each actor, spread over 2-3 days of shooting.  For requirements/complete details:  http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/tfr/3436837296.html

Posted November 2012. JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Hand in Hand Academy, une Preschool pour les jeunes enfants (poupons jusqu'a 5 ans) du Nord Scottsdale, AZ (Shea/101) propose un programme d'IMMERSION en FRANCAIS et recherche activement des maitresses et assistantes qualifiees. Experience avec enfants en bas age requise, diplome preferre. Petite classe et environment de travail stimulant ou l'esprit d'equipe domine et salaires competitifs. L'etablissement est muni d'un chef cuisinier et propose des repas equilibres.   Preference pour plein temps. Possibilite de travail mi-temps. Faire parvenir votre curriculum vitae a: tmeske@gmail.com

Posted May 2012. SAN RAFAEL HIGH SCHOOL NOW HIRING FRENCH TEACHER. Please contact the district for details!

Posted May 2012. LA SANTA ROSA FRENCH AMERICAN CHARTER SCHOOL RECRUTE ! Santa Rosa ouvrira une école "charter" offrant un enseignement bilingue français-anglais à la communauté qu’il sert. SRFACS (www.srfacs.org), recrute onze professeurs (K-6).  Les candidats devront être de langue maternelle française ou capables de communiquer au niveau d’un interlocuteur natif. Les candidats devront avoir un diplôme d’enseignement (credentials) de l’état de Californie ou, le cas échéant, devront obtenir ce diplôme d’enseignement de l’état de Californie.  Merci de vous référer aux consignes en ligne pour postuler: http://www.edjoin.org/viewPosting.aspx?postingID=413407&countyID=49

Posted January 2012. FRENCH-AMERICAN NON-PROFIT LOOKING FOR SKILLED VOLUNTEERS.  Education Francaise Bay Area (www.EFBA.us) is a non-profit organization focused on high quality, affordable French courses and serves families through 19 public school locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. EFBA is supported by the French government.  If you are interested in helping us, here is a list of positions. A few hours can make a difference:  - At a EFBA central level: Web Editor, Treasury and accounting, Employment Law / paralegal, Insurance commissioner, Graphic Designer, Translators or readers for our documents.  - In your local community: Marketing, Fundraising, Events and projects ("Galette des Rois' in January, "Chandeleur" in February, "Mardi Gras" carnival)Please contact:  david.marques@efba.us

Posted December 2011. THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE NAPA seeks a native French speaker with a background in educzation and experience teaching advanced French to teach a Tuesday evening class, 6pm to 7:30pm, beginning in mid-February.  There is also the possibility that an additional, Wednesday-night class will be needed.  Please contact Patricia Frye at the AF-Napa for details.  http://www.afnapa.com/ or afnapa@hotmail.com or 707.252.2673.

Posted November 2011. THE FEDIVER PUBLISHING HOUSE is looking for artists ! If you like dark humor, this is for you !     In the newspaper, you always find a section called miscellaneous / "faits divers", which states unclassifiable facts, more often tragic (kidnapping, stealing, murder... Dominique Strauss-Kahn's story, for example).   The students of Paris University "La Sorbonne" are leading a project to illustrate a novel, a numerical book and a website. They are looking for artists, illustrators, graphic designers, photographers...  Think about a real miscellaneous fact that has interested you. Split it up, grind it, sublimate it, knead it, shift it, transform it, interrogate it, versify it, criticize it the way you want. If your work is appreciated, it will illustrate a novel, published in France and presented at Paris Book Festival / "Le Salon du Livre".  For more information, or to submit your work : CONTACTS:  email : contact@editions-fediver.fr mail address : Master 2 Édition / Faits divers Université Paris IV-Sorbonne /  UFR de Littérature Française et Comparée / Bureau F048 /  1, rue Victor Cousin / 75005 Paris Facebook : Éditions fediver www.editions.fediver.com   

Posted October 2011. FRENCH TUTORS NEEDED.  Professional Tutoring Services of Silicon Valleyis recruiting French tutors from around the Bay Area.  We Offer:  $30.00- $40.00 per/hour; Flexible Schedule; Choice of working in our offices in Los Altos.  We Require: Reliable transportation; BA/BS or higher level of education; Experience teaching or tutoring.  If you are interested, please email/fax/mail us your resume, two references, and copy of transcripts at info@ptstutor.com . Fax and address:  1.650.948.5137  or   699 Los Altos Avenue, Los Altos CA 94022.

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