Providing high quality services since 1911, Federation Early Learning Services (FELS) is widely regarded as a leader in the child care field. With six centers and two after school programs in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware Counties, FELS provides early childhood education and affordable child care in a safe and nurturing environment to over 600 children annually, aged six weeks to twelve years old. Built on a foundation of Jewish values and traditions, today FELS serves children from families with diverse economic, religious, and racial backgrounds in year-round programs throughout the Delaware Valley. FELS also provides fun and educational summer camp programs.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) implements the strategic plan and ensures fiscal, operational, marketing, human resources, technology and programmatic outcomes that support the established mission, goals and values of FELS. The President & CEO will inspire, lead, and direct employees to achieve the highest levels of excellence so that each child is provided with a challenging, meaningful, and rewarding early childhood experience. Providing leadership and information to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO will grow the organization, as approved by the Board’s Strategic Plan, with annual goals and accomplishments.
Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible senior leadership experience; prior nonprofit experience and management of a complex, multi-site organization preferred. The successful candidate will have an appreciation and passion for the mission of FELS. Must have success in leading teams, implementing a strategic vision, and meeting aspirational goals. Proven success in an externally-facing leadership role is essential. Must have extensive experience in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning. Possess the ability to build collaborative relationships and effectively navigate across a highly engaged constituent base including children, parents, staff and Board members. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Willing and able to travel regionally; must be available to attend events after work hours or on weekends, as needed.
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Qualified candidates may send resume and salary history to:
Catharine McGeever, Executive Recruiter
Lambert & Associates
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