Director of Programs, Federation Early Learning Services

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Director of Programs, Federation Early Learning Services
Posted on: September 11, 2013

Job description
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 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. Visit our website at

If you are an energetic, hard-working self-starter who works well in a fast paced environment, this may be the job for you! This position requires a high level of professional appearance, demeanor, and confidentiality. Must possess excellent verbal & written communication skills, strong organizational and time management skills, and be a team player.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Human Services field with at least 30 ECE credits
  • Four years teaching experience in Early Childhood programs
  • Three years of combined experience in administration and supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate and train staff effectively; prioritize and delegate workload assignments

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee Center operations and supervise Center Directors
  • Provide intensive operational support for new centers
  • Provide support for programs and services expansion projects
  • Oversee the licensing of FELS centers in accordance with the Department of Public Welfare
  • Develop and coordinate agency wide in-service training programs for teaching staff
  • NAEYC accreditation and reaccreditation efforts
  • Keystone Star designations
  • Head Start and Pre-K Counts programs

We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, 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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