Director of Center Operations


Federation Early Learning Services (FELS), a nonprofit leader in early childhood education located in Northeast Philadelphia is seeking a Director of Center Operations 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. 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:

  • 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 / re-accreditation and Keystone Stars designations

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Excellent benefit package: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 403(b), child care tuition discount, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave.

We are participating in the T.E.A.C.H. program.

It is the continuing policy of FELS to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, creed, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, familial status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other classification as required by applicable law.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Human Services field with at least 30 ECE credits
  • Three years of a successful track record of administering an early childhood program
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate and train staff effectively; prioritize and delegate assignments
  • Oversee Center operations and supervise Center Directors
  • Provide intensive support for new programs and services