The FIPA board

Become a FIPA Board Member

The FIPA Board consists of about 15 people. We are all working or very involved in different activities and associations.

We like being part of the action and do our best efforts to keep the French Program in Miami at its best. We give our time to all your children who deserve it. Depending on our expertise, we share the work and tasks.

We meet once a month to discuss and take decisions. Want to join our team? We welcome you to!

FIPA is recruiting on a voluntary basis

We are currently looking for:

  • Board Members to serve the 2020-21 school year!


While it is good to have an idea how you’d like to serve, board members are elected without a title at our general meeting and then meet to determine the best fit into each of the various roles. Nominees do not have to be present at the general meeting to be elected, so please email us if you are interested!

President The president of FIPA serves as the primary representative of the organization and works to promote our mission with the French government, the school district, and our membership. 

Vice President The vice president of FIPA serves in an operational role, ensuring that the various  projects and events that FIPA organizes progress to completion in a timely manner.

Treasurer The treasurer controls the finances of our organization, including the budget, banking, reporting, and taxes.

Co Treasurer & FIPA Store The co-treasurer oversees all aspects of membership and merchandise.

Grant Writing & Sponsoring Our grant writer manages grant search, application, and reporting and corporate sponsorship relationships.

Teachers and Assistants Program The Teachers and Assistants board member facilitates our French teaching assistant program, which includes working with our VISA sponsor, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and internship applicants as well as French department staff in our schools and local host families. 

School Liaisons We typically have a team of two liaisons in each school to work with French department and school administration to facilitate FIPA activities on-site. Liaisons represent and report on their assigned school during board meetings.

Events The events committee manages all planning and organization of FIPA’s signature events, including the fall Wine and Cheese, our annual Gala, and spring family picnic.

Newsletter & Website Editor Our Newsletter and Website Editor in in charge of managing communications to our members and supporters, primarily consisting of our monthly newsletter (using Constant Contact) and website (using Squarespace).

All board members volunteer together to run FIPA programs and events.