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Careers at FASPS
 
The French American School of Puget Sound | École Franco-Américaine du Puget Sound recruits and retains a diverse faculty and staff and facilitates ongoing professional development. Our employees represent a wide range of languages, nationalities, cultural backgrounds, and professional experiences.
 
The vast majority of teachers in our French program are native French speakers who have completed certification according to the French Ministry of National Education. Non-French program teachers have certification and/or advanced degrees in their subjects. As a whole, the faculty is made up of dedicated experts in their fields. Teachers work together as a team, respecting each other’s ideas and input. The school’s mission statement identifies excellence as one of its core values. Therefore, mission-appropriate employees aspire to the same standard of excellence that the school sets for its students, i.e., striving to work at one’s best.
 
The following are characteristics of a mission-appropriate member of the FASPS community:
 
  • committed to academic excellence
  • committed to and values bilingual education
  • has an affinity for the French language and culture
  • has a growth mindset
  • is interested in multiculturalism, is globally minded, and is culturally aware and agile
  • is committed to treating others with dignity and respect, and is committed to preserving and nurturing the diversity and inclusive nature of the school community
  • is willing to engage in a long-term partnership with the school
  • is an engaged citizen willing to volunteer or contribute time or other resources to the improvement of the school and local community
 
FASPS looks for qualified French and English teachers, assistant teachers, and substitutes who may be interested in applying for a job at our school. Current openings are listed below. If there are no listings below, then we are not currently accepting applications (in which case, please check back soon). Thank you!
 
SEVIS - Student & Exchange Visitor Information System
 
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is the Web-based system that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses to maintain information on Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools, F-1 and M-1 students who come to the United States to attend those schools, U.S. Department of State-designated Exchange Visitor Program sponsors and J-1 visa Exchange Visitor Program participants. It is a critical tool in our mission to protect national security while supporting the legal entry of more than one million F, M and J nonimmigrants to the United States for education and cultural exchange.
Schools use SEVIS to petition SEVP for certification, which allows the school to offer programs of study to nonimmigrant students. Designated school officials of SEVP-certified schools use SEVIS to:

  • Update school information and apply for recertification of the school for continued ability to issue Forms I-20, "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status," to nonimmigrant students and their dependents
  • Issue Forms I-20 to specific nonimmigrants to obtain F or M status while enrolled at the school
  • Fulfill the school’s legal reporting responsibility regarding student addresses, courses of study, enrollment, employment and compliance with the terms of the student status
  • Transfer the student SEVIS records to other institutions
Exchange Visitor programs use SEVIS to petition the Department of State for designation that allows the sponsor to offer educational and cultural exchange programs to exchange visitors. Responsible officers of designated Exchange Visitor programs use SEVIS to:

  • Update sponsor information and apply for re-designation every two years
  • Issue Forms DS-2019, “Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status,” to specific individuals to obtain J status
  • Fulfill the sponsor’s legal reporting responsibility regarding exchange visitor addresses, sites of activity, program participation, employment and compliance with the terms of the J status
  • Transfer exchange visitor SEVIS records to other institutions.
For information about how FASPS participates in the SEVIS System, click the SEVIS at FASPS link below.