Lower School French Teacher

FAIS seeks a Lower School French teacher for the 2022-23 school year. Teachers at FAIS are responsible for planning, organizing and implementing an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that supports the mission of the School and encourages students to develop and fulfill their personal potential. 


Minimum Requirements: Teaching certificate, three years teaching experience, ability to work collaboratively on teams and within the framework of an all-school project, mobility sufficient to assure the safety of students. Must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Immersion Program: Certification to teach the French national curriculum from France, or other francophone country recognized by FAIS, native level fluency in French, English language skills sufficient to communicate with colleagues and parents.


Preferred Qualifications: Five years teaching experience, IB Primary Years Programme experience, experience in international schools, bilingual in French and English


Other knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position:

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • An ability to take initiative
  • An ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively
  • An ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, students and parents
  • An ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • An understanding of contemporary teaching and learning theories and practice


Interested parties should complete the FAIS application, along with a resume and cover letter to humanresources@faispdx.org.


Due to the volume of applications received, only those candidates invited to continue in the evaluation process will be contacted.


The French American International School does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, race, creed, color, disability, uniformed service or veteran status, national or ethnic origin or other legally protected status in administration of its education policies, athletics or other school-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.