Housing and Student Activities Assistant-IAU, Aix-en-Provence

Nom du programme/ université/Program or University Name : Institute for American Universities

Intitulé du poste/Job Title : Housing and Student Activities Assistant

Nature du poste/Job Type : Working in the Office of Student Life, the overall function is to participate in and assist students, together with the Student Life Staff, to get set up in their student lodging.

Lieu du poste/Location : IAU, Aix-en-Provence

Type de contrat : Trial six-month contract (CDD) convertible to permanent contract (CDI)

Lien :

job description :

Position availability :

Responsibilities :

Administrative assistance - 30%

Preparation and updating of program documentation concerning security, life in France, and student dossiers

Daily interaction and responsiveness to students (including support for health issues)

Assisting program directors according to need (reports, events, inventory)

Other tasks as assigned


Student Housing - 50%

Recruiting local host families

Scouting student residence apartments

Placing students in housing assignments before their arrival

Helping students get set up with host families

Helping students to get set up in independent apartments

Helping students to adjust to living with French hosts


Together with colleagues, implement and oversee cultural programming for student life - 20%

Help prepare excursions to different areas in the region

Participate in excursions (2-3 per semester)

Organize outings in Aix and in-house events: cultural activities of the local community, evening gatherings.

Help students in the practical aspects of their life: telephone, bus passes, doctor visits

Participate in student orientation (presenting to students skills on living in a French home, nightlife, adjusting to daily life in France)

Skills :

Fluent in French and English

Experience working with students


Familiarity with the American university setting, experience in that setting a plus

Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Able to work with diverse groups

Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks

Dynamic, team-player with a deep knowledge of France

Qualifications :

Licence, B.A. or the equivalent

Computer and internet skills (Microsoft Office tools, Word, Excel, Power Point, social media)

Other :

Deadline for applications: March 11, 2024

Job interview: March 21-27, 2024

Start date: May 6, 2024.

Conditions :

Full-time, 35 hours/week

Possibility of working on some weekends (excursions) and in the evening (cultural events)

Occasional weekend on call


Must be authorized to work in France


Required Documents :

CV and cover letter in French and in English

2 references

Contact :

Please send your documents to Hakima Thomas at the following

address: hakima.thomas@iau.edu