Careers at FELS

A great teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.

We are hiring at our centers located in Delaware County, Montgomery County, and, Philadelphia County. Interested applicants, please send your resume to hiring@felskids.org. Open job listings are also available on Indeed.com 

Open Positions

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Our Lead Teachers at Federation Early Learning Services (FELS) are instrumental in creating an environment that supports a child’s natural desire to explore, experiment, and discover. FELS currently has open Lead Teacher positions in each of our five centers across Northeast Philadelphia, Delaware County, and Montgomery County. And don’t forget to ask us about our sign-on bonus! *

As a Lead Teacher at FELS, you will:

  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs and daily lesson plans in accordance with the Creative Curriculum based on NAEYC and Keystone Stars standards/requirements.
  • Serve as an interdisciplinary team member contributing to identifying positive solutions and behavioral supports.
  • Foster a safe and healthy environment for children and other staff members at all times.
  • Ensure that appropriate discipline techniques are used amongst all staff and the children’s personal care needs are met.
  • Work with Child Development Specialist (CDS), supervisors, parents, and co-workers in making decisions and problem solving concerning effective behavior support plans.
  • Assist children with daily living activities, including but not limited to meals, nap time, toileting, diapering, personal hygiene as needed.
  • Organize classroom, including maintaining bulletin boards/posters/signs with important information for parents, to support program goals and contribute to the implementation of daily indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Establish and maintain thorough communication with parents through conferences, email, etc. regularly on an informal daily basis. Parent conferences must be conducted at least twice per year.
  • Maintain progress reports on the emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development of children.
  • Abide by any and all additional guidelines for childcare, child education, welfare, health, etc. as instructed by FELS.

What are a Lead Teacher’s skills and qualifications?

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, and/or CDA Certificate
  • At least two (2) years or a minimum of 2,500 hours of childcare experience
  • Annual physical examination and biennial TB (Mantoux) test
  • Ability to supervise staff effectively
  • Above-average problem-solving skills including the ability to identify and respond to a crisis immediately
  • Ability to speak, hear, read, write, and generally understand English sufficiently to give directions and communicate with both children and adults
  • Ability to easily lift 50 pounds and meet the physical demands of childcare over the course of an eight (8) hour workday (i.e. lifting children, squatting, pushing strollers, bending, etc.)
  • Visual acuity of at least 20/40 (with corrected lenses if needed) to supervise children individually and in groups of up to 25, maintain accurate records, read necessary program materials, verify identification of escorts, etc.

It is the continuing policy of Federation Early Learning Services (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 more information about our sign-on bonus please contact FELS directly. 

The Assistant Teacher assists the Lead Teacher with creating an environment that supports children’s natural desire to explore, experiment and discover, helping them to achieve their optimal ability ensuring a safe and healthful environment. FELS currently has open Assistant Teacher positions in each of our five centers across Northeast Philadelphia, Delaware County, and Montgomery County. And don’t forget to ask us about our sign-on bonus!*

As an Assistant Teacher at FELS, you will:

  • Assist with preparing and executing developmentally appropriate programs and daily lesson plans in accordance with the Creative Curriculum based on NAEYC and Keystone Stars standards/requirements.
  • Be responsible for implementing positive discipline techniques and guaranteeing that personal care needs are met.
  • Be accountable for the whereabouts of the children at all times and ensure their health, welfare, and safety.
  • Assist with organizing the classroom, including maintaining bulletin boards/posters/signs, to support program goals and contribute to the implementation of daily indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Assume duties of Lead Teacher during his/her absence (when working with a substitute).
  • Develop trusting relationships with the children and the parents.
  • Interact with children in a nurturing way encouraging their participation in activities.
  • Abide by any and all additional guidelines for child care, child education, welfare, health, etc. as instructed by FELS.

What are an Assistant Teacher’s skills and qualifications?

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent (Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred, but not required)
  • At least two (2) years or a minimum of 2,500 hours of childcare experience
  • Annual physical examination and biennial TB (Mantoux) test
  • Above-average problem-solving skills including the ability to identify and respond to a crisis immediately
  • Ability to speak, hear, read, write, and generally understand English sufficiently in order to give directions and communicate with both children and adults
  • Ability to easily lift 50 pounds and meet the physical demands of child care over the course of an eight (8) hour work day (i.e. lifting children, squatting, pushing strollers, bending, etc.)
  • Visual acuity of at least 20/40 (with corrected lenses if needed) to supervise children individually and in groups of up to 25, maintain accurate records, read necessary program materials, verify identification of escorts, etc.

It is the continuing policy of Federation Early Learning Services (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.

Qualifications

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
  • Childcare: 2 years (Preferred)

The Classroom Assistant assists the Lead Teacher with creating an environment that supports children’s natural desire to explore, experiment and discover, helping them to achieve their optimal ability ensuring a safe and healthful environment. The Classroom Assistant assists with organizing the classroom to support program goals and contributes to the implementation of daily indoor and outdoor activities. They develop trusting relationships with the children and the parent and interact with children in a nurturing way encouraging their participation in activities.

FELS currently has open Classroom Assistant positions in each our five centers across Northeast Philadelphia, Delaware County, and Montgomery County. And don’t forget to ask us about our sign-on bonus!*

As a Classroom Assistant at FELS, you will:

  • Assist with preparing and executing developmentally appropriate programs and daily lesson plans in accordance with the Creative Curriculum based on NAEYC and Keystone Stars standards/requirements.
  • Be responsible for implementing positive discipline techniques and guaranteeing that personal care needs are met.
  • Adhere to Active Supervision Protocols (e.g. Name To Face Protocol and completion of transition logs).
  • Be accountable for the whereabouts of the children at all times and ensure their health, welfare, and safety.
  • Assist with organizing the classroom, including maintaining bulletin boards/posters/signs, to support program goals and contribute to the implementation of daily indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Assist children with activities of daily living, which may include, but are not limited to, meal time, nap time, toileting, and personal hygiene as needed.
  • Develop trusting relationships with the children and the parents.
  • Interact with children in a nurturing way encouraging their participation in activities.
  • Abide by any and all additional guidelines for child care, child education, welfare, health, etc. as instructed by FELS.

What are a Classroom Assistant’s skills and qualifications?

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least two (2) years or a minimum of 2,500 hours of childcare experience
  • Annual physical examination and biennial TB (Mantoux) test
  • Above-average problem-solving skills including the ability to identify and respond to a crisis immediately.
  • Ability to speak, hear, read, write, and generally understand English sufficiently in order to give directions and communicate with both children and adults.
  • Ability to easily lift 50 pounds and meet the physical demands of child care over the course of an eight (8) hour work day (i.e. lifting children, squatting, pushing strollers, bending, etc.)
  • Visual acuity of at least 20/40 (with corrected lenses if needed) to supervise children individually and in groups of up to 25, maintain accurate records, read necessary program materials, verify identification of escorts, etc.

It is the continuing policy of Federation Early Learning Services (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.

Attention Teaching Professionals or Students! Are you interested in making a difference in the life of a child while gaining professional experience? If so, Federation Early Learning Services (FELS) is the right place for you! We are looking for a Child Support Assistant in each of our five centers across the Greater Philadelphia area. For a full list of our locations as well as available positions, please visit www.FELSkids.org.

This position will work in collaboration with the Child Development Specialist, Teacher and Center Director providing 1:1 support for a child in the classroom.

The ideal candidate will:

  • have 2 years paid work experience in behavioral health, ECE/child care or related human services area.
  • Hours flexible during the day

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.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  • 2 years paid work experience in behavioral health, child care or related human services area require.

The Assistant Director is charged with responsibilities in keeping with the mission and goals of the organization. The Assistant Director will foster an environment that supports children’s natural desire to explore, experiment, and discover while helping them to achieve their optimal ability. The individual in this role will assist with overall management and administration of the early childhood center objectives and activities. to include meeting and managing enrollment goals, program implementation, safety, operations, personnel management, and regulatory compliance. FELS currently has open Assistant Director positions in each of our five centers across Northeast Philadelphia, Delaware County, and Montgomery County.

As an Assistant Director at FELS, you will:

· Maintain oversight of the administration of all center operations and provide oversight when needed

· Complete payroll for center staff

· Monitor safe supervision and child/staff ratios to ensure compliance with DHS &FELS

· Ensure that DHS, Keystone Stars, and NAEYC standards are upheld regularly

· Follow required reporting procedures for suspected incidences of child abuse

· Assist with coordinating fundraising drives, parent activities, meetings, educational programs, etc.

· On-board new staff ensuring that they receiving training and orientation in all areas applicable to their roles

· Supervise classroom staff (e.g. conduct classroom observations, assist with conducting performance reviews, staff meetings) and other staff assigned

· Mentor teaching staff with implementation of the Creative Curriculum

· Assist the Center Director with disciplining staff in accordance with organization personnel practices procedures

· Oversee ITERS/ECERS and ensure compliance with these ratings

· Observe teacher follow-through of practices put in place by the Child Development Specialist

· Oversee health and safety issues at the center and follow through on the quarterly health and safety checklist

· Responsible for daily staff scheduling (e.g. substitutes, lesson planning, time-off requests)

· Assist in classrooms as needed providing substitute coverage

· Provide parent communication regarding annual fees, surveys, fee assessments, memos, etc.

· Abide by any and all additional guidelines for child care, child education, welfare, health, etc. as instructed by FELS.

Why work with Federation Early Learning Services (FELS)?

We love our staff at FELS and are constantly amazed by the dedication and passion with which our staff approach their work every single day. Our incredible teachers and administration teams are the foundation of our organization. They are here for our kids, and FELS is here for them as well. To show our appreciation, FELS offers a host of benefits for our Assistant Director and other staff members, including:

· Monthly staff recognition program

· Health, Vision, Dental, and Supplemental Insurance

· Retirement plan

· Generous vacation and sick day allowance

· Reduced childcare tuition

· Encouraging environment for staff to set and achieve professional and educational goals

· Free coffee and access to a staff lounge for breaks

What are a Center Director’s skills and qualifications?

Education

· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field.

· Education must include 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 2 years of experience with children

Experience

· Two (2) years related program and center management experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age (where required)

· Knowledgeable about group dynamics for children 6 weeks – 11 years in a childcare setting

· Supervisory and administrative experience

· Nonprofit sector experience preferred

· Knowledge and understanding of DHS, NAEYC & Keystone Stars licensing/accreditation/requirements

· Annual physical examination and biennial TB (Mantoux) test

· Above-average problem-solving skills including the ability to identify and respond to a crisis immediately

· Ability to speak, hear, read, write, and generally understand English sufficiently in order to give directions and communicate with both children and adults

· Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications and ability to effectively and efficiently operate office equipment (e.g. computer, copier, etc.)

· Ability to maintain high-level standards of confidentiality regarding the center, staff, and family matters

It is the continuing policy of Federation Early Learning Services (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.

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $37,000.00 – $45,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Please see our website for more information: https://felskids.org/covid-19-response/

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • childcare: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Why work with Federation Early Learning Services (FELS)?

We love our staff at FELS and are constantly amazed by the dedication and passion with which our staff approach their work every single day. Our incredible teachers and administration teams are the foundation of our organization. They are here for our kids, and FELS is here for them as well. To show our appreciation, FELS offers a host of benefits for our Center Directors and other staff members, including:

· Monthly staff recognition program

· Health, Vision, Dental, and Supplemental Insurance

· Retirement plan

· Generous vacation and sick day allowance

· Reduced childcare tuition

· Paid release time to participate in the T.E.A.C.H. Program

· Encouraging environment for staff to set and achieve professional and educational goals

· Free coffee and access to a staff lounge for breaks

As Center Director at FELS, you will:

· Oversee the administration of all Center operations

· Manage the Center budget in a fiscally sound manner

· On-going monitoring of safe supervision and child/staff ratios to ensure compliance with DHS & FELS

· Ensure that DHS, Keystone Stars and NAEYC standards are upheld regularly

· Develop and maintain records and reports, as requested by FELS, federal, state, and local agencies

– Strive to meet and maintain target enrollment at the Center

· Work closely with the Director of Programs to ensure physical plant sanitation and safety for children and staff in compliance with DHS regulations and FELS standards

What are a Center Director’s skills and qualifications?

Education

· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field.

· Education must include 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 2 years of experience with children

Experience

· Three (3) years related program and center management experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age (where required)

· Experience with financial management skills

· Non-profit sector experience preferred

It is the continuing policy of Federation Early Learning Services (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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Please see our website for more information: https://felskids.org/covid-19-response/

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • childcare: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Are you an early childhood education professional looking to take the next step in your career in a fast-paced environment? Do you have a passion for creating more opportunities and a better future for children in your community? Then you are in the right place. As a leader in early care and education, we are looking for a dedicated self-starter to join our team as a full-time Center Director based in Northeast Philadelphia. All applicants should demonstrate compassionate leadership skills, a passion for children from all backgrounds, and the ability to work as a core part of the team.

The Center Director is charged with responsibilities in keeping with the organization’s mission and goals. They are to foster an environment that supports children’s natural desire to explore, experiment and discover, helping them achieve their optimal ability.

Responsibilities

Overall management and administration of the early childhood center objectives and activities to include, but not limited to:

  • Day-to-day Center operations
  • Licensing and Accreditation Compliance
  • Staff Management and Development
  • Family Relationship Management
  • Education and Curriculum
  • Maintaining Partnerships
  • Budget Management
  • Assessment and Screening

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field
  • Master’s degree in early childhood education or related field, preferred
  • Pennsylvania Director Credential, optional

Experience

  • Three (3) years related program and center management experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age
  • Nonprofit sector experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate and train staff effectively
  • Working knowledge of DHS regulations, Keystone Stars & NAEYC accreditation
  • PQAS instructor certification & PA Level II Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Early childhood education: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Federation Early Learning Services (FELS), a nonprofit leader in early childhood education located in Northeast Philadelphia is seeking an Receptionist. FELS provides excellence in child care and early childhood education for all families from diverse backgrounds throughout the Delaware Valley. Visit our website at www.FELSkids.org. If you are an energetic, hard-working, self-starter, who works well in a fast paced environment, this may be the job for you!

Job Summary

The Receptionist is responsible for handling a variety of administrative tasks including but not limited to greeting and directing all visitors; answering, screening, and routing all incoming calls; sorting and distributing mail. The Receptionist will discharge responsibilities in keeping with the mission and goals of the organization.

Hours/Shift

This is a full-time position, with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, within the hours of 8:00am-6:00pm. Must be able to work a standard 9-hour shift, with a 1 hour unpaid break, based on the position demands and direction of the Office Manager or Center Director.

Essential Functions and Requirements

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Highly developed organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently to prioritize and complete assignments with minimal supervision
  • Ability to identify a crisis immediately and route the situation to appropriate personnel

Qualifications

Education

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience

  • Two years minimum administrative/front desk experience

Responsibilities

  • Greet and direct all visitors
  • Answer and screen all incoming telephone calls, route calls to appropriate individuals and use voice mail, as directed
  • Open, review and distribute mail
  • Track children’s and staff medical forms and send notices, as required
  • Maintain records for children with special needs (i.e., medical issues)
  • Prepare and maintain Enrollment packets
  • Operate office equipment as needed; make service calls
  • Order office supplies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Federation Early Learning Services (FELS), is a nonprofit leader in early childhood education located in Philadelphia. FELS provides excellence in child care and early childhood education for all families from diverse backgrounds throughout the Delaware Valley.

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, genic information, marital status, familial status, domestic or sexual violence victim status or other classification as required by applicable law.

Setting:

  • Education

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Administrative Assistants & Receptionists: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Job Description:

The Office Administrator is responsible for general administration tasks within the office environment. They play a primary role in ensuring that the day-to-day office administrative functions are coordinated to achieve a high level of productivity at their location. FELS currently has an open Office Administrator position in our NE Philadelphia center, Paley Early Learning Center.

Why work with Federation Early Learning Services (FELS)?

We love our staff at FELS and are constantly amazed by the dedication and passion with which our staff approach their work every single day. Our incredible teachers are the foundation of our organization. They are here for our kids, and FELS is here for them as well. To show our appreciation, FELS offers a host of benefits for our teachers and other staff members, including:

  • Monthly staff recognition program
  • Health, Vision, Dental, and Supplemental Insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Generous vacation and sick day allowance
  • Reduced childcare tuition
  • Encouraging environment for staff to set and achieve professional and educational goals
  • Free coffee and access to a staff lounge for breaks

As an Office Administrator at FELS, you will:

  • Provide assistance in maintaining a quality childcare program which reflects the philosophy of FELS and adheres to the parameters of state and federal requirements.
  • Greet and direct all visitors to the center.
  • Answer and screen all incoming telephone calls, route calls to appropriate individuals, provide routine information, and take messages as directed.
  • Maintain lists of all in-service, allergy and medicine, and children who cannot be photographed.
  • Create staff ID badges and update staff bios.
  • Maintain center calendar, update meetings. and appointments.
  • Coordinate Center special events with teachers and assist with center-wide events.
  • Provide early or late administrative coverage, as needed.
  • Assist with the center’s inventory and ordering of supplies.
  • Create new child files and maintain all children’s files in accordance with FELS and DHS regulations.
  • For our Pre-K Counts and Head Start Programs, maintain attendance, maintain required paperwork, track dental and other compliance requirements.
  • Abide by any and all additional guidelines for child care, child education, welfare, health, etc. as instructed by FELS.

What are an Office Administrator’s skills and qualifications?

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Minimum of three (3) years administrative assistant or related experience.
  • Annual physical examination and biennial TB (Mantoux) test.
  • Above-average problem-solving skills including the ability to identify and respond to a crisis immediately.
  • Ability to speak, hear, read, write, and generally understand English sufficiently.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook.
  • Must be able to occasionally work extended hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Visual acuity of at least 20/40 (with corrected lenses if needed) to supervise children individually and in groups of up to 25, maintain accurate records, read necessary program materials, verify identification of escorts, etc.

It is the continuing policy of Federation Early Learning Services (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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Please visit our website at www.felskids.org/covid-19-response/ for the most up-to-date information on how FELS is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • administrative assistant or related: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Are you a human resource professional looking to take the next step in your career? Ready to coach and partner with your leadership team to drive organizational strategy? Then you are in the right place. Federation Early Learning Services (FELS) is looking for a dedicated self-starter to join our team as our full-time Human Resources Generalist.

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We love our staff at FELS and are constantly amazed by the dedication and passion with which our staff approaches their work every single day. Our incredible teachers and administration teams are the foundation of our organization. They are here for our kids, and FELS is here for them as well. To show our appreciation, FELS offers a host of benefits for our staff members, including:

· Monthly staff recognition program

· Health, Vision, Dental, and Supplemental Insurance

· Retirement plan

· Generous vacation and sick day allowance

· Reduced childcare tuition

· Encouraging environment for staff to set and achieve professional and educational goals

· Free coffee and access to a staff lounge for breaks

About FELS

Federation Early Learning Services (FELS) is a mission-driven nonprofit leader in early care and education across the Greater Philadelphia area. Our staff at FELS is a diverse collaboration of educators from all backgrounds who are enthusiastic about our common goal: providing high-quality early care and education for all our children.

FELS operates five centers and one after-school site in the greater Philadelphia area for approximately 450 children ranging from six weeks to 12 years old. The Central office is located in Northeast Philadelphia, where the HR Generalist has a private office.

The Human Resources Generalist at FELS is a valued member of the Central Administration team who operates with the constant support of both the CEO and CFO. FELS is seeking a fast-paced and collaborative professional who will enthusiastically oversee the FELS Human Resources (HR) functions, which impacts each of our five centers and Central Administration office. Our HR Generalist should come ready to partner with FELS leadership by actively participating in the management of the organization and the integration of the human resources function to provide value to the employees. They must demonstrate the ability to multitask and prioritize assignments while maintaining effective communication amongst the leadership team. Some travel for organizational meetings will be required as needed.

The Human Resources Generalist is primarily responsible for managing the day-to-day HR function tasks. These and other responsibilities will be focused on accomplishing the following goals:

  • Management of HR functions of the Organization
  • Drive organizational HR strategy
  • Provide value to the employees
  • Implement employee relations strategies
  • Conduct investigations and recommend corrective actions
  • Administer/Maintain compliance

Education

  • Associates Degree in HR or related field required, Bachelor’s Degree a plus
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or HRCI Professional in Human Resources (PHR) credentials preferred

Experience

  • 4+ Years of Experience in a Human Resources Generalist role with increasing levels of responsibility throughout career.
  • Experience in a nonprofit service-related industry (education, human service) required; Early Childhood Education experience preferred.

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Are you willing to travel to other sites on a regular basis and attend offsite meetings and events?

Education:

  • Associate (Required)

Experience:

  • HR: 4 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • HR credential or HR Degree (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

We are looking for a Camp Counselor to supervise young campers and make sure they learn and have fun. What do Camp Counselors do? The most important out of all Camp Counselor duties is to ensure campers are safe at all times. You’ll be responsible for overseeing their activities and ensuring they don’t get lost or hurt. The job duties of a Camp Counselor include planning summer camp games, educating children and setting up equipment. Being reliable and able to build good relationships with children are two essential traits of a Camp Counselor. You need to have knowledge around outdoor activities, like hiking, nature exploration and swimming. If you’re patient, energetic but strict when needed, we’d like to meet you.

Responsibilities

  • Plan outdoor activities or sports for groups of campers
  • Create weekly or daily schedules taking into account children’s age groups and interests
  • Lead recreational and educational activities (such as swimming, sports or crafting)
  • Escort and oversee children
  • Educate campers through games and explorations
  • Set up and maintain equipment
  • Resolve occasional fights between children and address behavioral issues
  • Make sure all safety rules are followed
  • Ensure camping site is clean and that campers don’t litter recreational areas or nature
  • Perform first aid or take care of injuries as needed
  • Keep accurate incident logs

Skills

  • Proven experience as Camp Counselor or similar role working with children
  • Familiarity with camping and various outdoor activities
  • Patient and reliable
  • Organizational and communication skills
  • A love for children
  • Energetic and positive personality
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job (strength and stamina to follow strenuous activities like hiking, running, crouching or carrying children)
  • First aid- and CPR-certified preferred
  • High school diploma

It is the continuing policy of Federation Early Learning Services (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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.50 per hour

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
COVID-19 precautions
Please visit our website at www.felskids.org/covid-19-response/ for the most up-to-date information on how FELS is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Experience:

  • Childcare: 2 years (Required)

License/Certification:

  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • High school diploma or a general educational development certificate
  • At least 2 years of experience working with children
  • At least 2 years of experience as a lifeguard
  • Completion of lifeguard training, including first-aid training and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for child and infant
  • Completion of basic instruction in water safety from a certified lifeguard
  • Ability to identify and respond to a crisis immediately
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and initiative
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work outside in all temperatures and humidity ranges

RESPONSIBILITITES INCLUDE:

  • Plan and implement the daily pool facility activities
  • Supervise the children’s safety in all aspects of the pool program
  • Administer first aid when needed in accordance with FELS’ first aid manual
  • Provide swim skill instruction and guard during free swim periods (Must wear a bathing suit)
  • Demonstrate proper techniques for teaching various skills
  • Prepare mid-summer and end of year progress reports
  • Make sure everyone adheres to all pool rules
  • Overall pool maintenance
  • Provide chaperone coverage for trips
  • Attend scheduled evening meetings, activities and events

It is the continuing policy of Federation Early Learning Services (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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Please visit our website at www.felskids.org/covid-19-response/ for the most up-to-date information on how FELS is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Lifeguard: 1 year (Required)
  • Childcare: 2 years (Required)

License/Certification:

  • First Aid Certification (Required)

Work Location: One location

Benefits

For over a century, we have been known as a leader in the field of early care and education because we have been providing high quality programs to young children. At FELS, we understand that when we invest in our staff, we invest in our children. We have an excellent compensation package including*:

  • 16 Vacation Days
  • 10 Sick Days
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Reduced Child Care Tuition
  • Hire anniversary day off after 5 years
  • Birthday day off after 10 years
  • Participation in the TEACH program

Opportunity

We believe that every teacher should be qualified to provide children with a high quality early education.  That means we:

  • Encourage staff to set professional goals to grow and develop;  enable staff to pursue higher education credentials, and accommodate schedule changes, to the furthest extent possible
  • Provide paid release time to participate in the T.E.A.C.H. program*
  • Encourage the pursuit of a Child Development Associate credential or Bachelor’s degree*
  • Opportunities to move up within the organization

Mission & Values

Built on a foundation of Jewish values and traditions for over a century, FELS is a recognized leader, helping families access affordable child care; providing educational enrichment programs and working with parents to build a feeling of community at their centers.

At Federation Early Learning Services, we believe:

  • Every child should feel loved and capable
  • Every center should be a safe and inviting place
  • Every child should be given opportunities to develop to the best of his/her ability
  • Every child should feel proud of their ethnic, religious and cultural heritage
  • Every child should learn to respect diversity and honor differences
  • Every parent is our partner
  • Every teacher should be qualified to provide a high quality early childhood curriculum

 

* For Full Time employees only 

What Our Staff Says About FELS

Join Our Team

If you think that FELS is the right place for you check out our current employment opportunities on the next page and click to apply!

We could be the home away from home that you have been looking for.  We’d LOVE to hear from you!

Interested Applicants, please email your resume and letter of interest to hiring@felskids.org. If your qualifications match our needs, our HR team will be in touch to schedule an interview.