Assistant to After School Activities/Preschool Assistant

Lycee Français de New York - Manhattan, NY (30+ days ago)


Position Summary

In general, the Assistant for After School Activities/Preschool Assistant must set an example for the students, both in conduct and in presentation, in accordance with the rules of the Lycée Français de New York. To account for certain organizational demands, the Assistant for After School Activities/Preschool Assistant must show flexibility in her or his schedule, in order to respond to occasional unexpected circumstances during the day, and if necessary, evening and/or week-end activities (such as meetings, special events, etc.) requiring their presence.

The Assistant for After School Activities/Preschool Assistant main responsibilities are as defined as insuring the students’ safety at all times and enforcing rules and regulations, coordinating with the Director of After School Activities and Director of Preschool.

Team spirit is key, as the Assistant for After School Activities/Preschool Assistant work in a team, with the teachers, the administration, the other assistants and the Director of After School Activities and Director of Preschool.

At the Lycée, “the student is at the center of the system.” All staff is expected to provide encouragement, offer positive reinforcement, and show respect for each student.

All employees should truly and enthusiastically believe in the Lycée’s Mission supporting the vision of the Head of School and the Board of Trustees. The Assistant for After School Activities/Preschool Assistant should be a self-starting, resourceful, well organized team player with the ability to work well under pressure and to demonstrate good interpersonal skills. The ability to get along with diverse personalities is a necessary skill. All employees are strongly encouraged to work towards proficiency in both French and English languages and to develop a familiarity and understanding of the Lycée's multicultural environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant for After School Activities/Preschool Assistant responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:

Afterschool Activities duties

  • Supervising students waiting to go to clubs that begin after dismissal
  • Help with club's dismissal
  • Replace in the after care when necessary.
  • Assist with the management of the afterschool activities and the staff
  • Assist with the development, structure and revisions of the after-school brochure each semester
  • Help with communication with the parents, afterschool staff and classroom teachers regarding after-school activities information/updates
  • Generate the after-school attendance lists to give to classroom teachers and afterschool teachers each semester
  • Manage the Aftercare and Study Hall flex time accounts

Lunch duties, as a Preschool Assistant:

  • Helping to supervise classes at lunchtime, making sure children eat in a safe environment.
  • Report incidents to teachers and directors if needed.
  • Preparing table settings
  • Placing beds on the floor
  • Helping the children in the bathroom
  • Helping to put the children to sleep


  • Supervising students during camp: lunch duty.
  • Assist with summer, fall and spring camp management: class lists, help with schedule transitions, help in communications with teachers and parents.
  • Help with ordering camp material.

As an Afterschool and Primary Assistant, he/she must report immediately to a director any issue with a student or a parent.

Qualifications and Skills

Chief Personal Characteristics

  • Experience with childcare supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; student and staff service orientation
  • Proactive, solutions minded mindset
  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment
  • Professional, gracious attitude at all times
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills; fluent in French and/or English.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Motivation for learning through professional development and certification training as required by the school and self-identified
  • Strong experience of Word, Excel and Google required

Certification and Experience Requirements

  • B.A. or equivalent preferred
  • Experience in an education setting preferred
  • Bilingual French & English preferred

Working Conditions

  • Able to work with multiple distractions and changing priorities
  • Enjoys working with adults and students

LFNY is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse staff and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. The School can hire only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to work in the United States as of the date employment is to begin.

Job Type: Full-time


  • childcare supervision: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)