Director of Programs, Federation Early Learning Services

Posted by Federation Early Learning Services on April 24, 2017

Federation Early Learning Services (FELS), a nonprofit leader in early childhood education located in Northeast Philadelphia is seeking a Director of Programs to support the Vice President of Programs with the administration of its 11 child care centers located through Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware County.

FELS provides excellence in child care and early childhood education for all families from diverse backgrounds throughout the Delaware Valley. Built on a foundation of Jewish values and traditions for nearly a century, FELS is a recognized leader, helping families access affordable child care, providing innovative programs for children and consultation services to the early childhood community. If you are an energetic, hard-working self-starter who works well in a fast paced environment, this may be the job for you! For more information, visit our website at

The Director of Programs will support the VP of Programs with the administration of the child care centers as well as manage numerous tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines. This position requires a professional demeanor with integrity, honesty, and discretion being essential. This position also requires strong interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal.

The ideal candidate will have:

¨ Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Human Services field with at least 30 ECE credits

¨ Three years of combined experience in administration and supervision in an early childcare setting

¨ Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate and train staff effectively; prioritize and delegate assignments

¨ Knowledge of Jewish holidays and implementing a Jewish preschool curriculum
Responsibilities include:

¨ Oversee Center operations and supervise Center Directors

¨ Provide intensive support for new programs and services

¨ Oversee the licensing of FELS centers in accordance with the Department of Public Welfare

¨ Develop and coordinate agency wide in-service training programs

¨ Assisting with NAEYC accreditation / reaccreditation and Keystone Stars designations

We offer competitive compensation and benefit package including medical, vision, prescription drug and dental plans; life insurance; long term disability; 403(b); paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; child care discount and more!

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