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CAREERS

Wonders teachers guide children in their discoveries and foster the skills of life-long learning. 

We invite you to join us in this important work.


Wonders Invests In Our Staff

Competitive salary - approximately 80% of the Wonders annual budget is dedicated to staff compensation and benefits.

Wonders staff receive an annual increate at the start of each school year. Increases are provided when the Wonders Board of Directors approved the annual budget. 

Paid time off (PTO) - starting at 15 days per year and increasing to 25 days per year. PTO may be used for vacation, sick, or personal leave.

Paid holidays 

Family leave - three weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child

Birthday leave - because everyone needs time to celebrate their day!

Medical, Dental, and Vision Care - enrollment options to meet your needs. Wonders pays 50% of an employee's premium for most plans, increasing to 90% of the medical insurance premium with tenure.

Flex Spending Plan - employees may elect to use pre-tax earnings to cover medical, transportation, and dependent care costs

Basic Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Plans - optional benefit available to employees 
Retirement Plan - after one year of employment, Wonders will match an employee's contribution up to 5% of their salary. 

Employee wellness programs

Wonders Tuition Discount - 35%-50% tuition discount offered at all Wonders programs. We want our employees' children to benefit from the rich learning environment that they help to create!

Professional Development - Wonders supports all staff in their professional development goals. Costs for all workshops and most courses are paid by Wonders.

**As part of our commitment to employee and child well-being, Wonders Learning requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with booster against COVID-19 and undergo weekly testing for COVID-19". 

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Staff Accountant - Bethesda, MD

Wonders seeks a Staff Accountant to provide general support to the Wonders business office. Responsibilities include maintaining financial records and reports, performing account reconciliations, assisting with budget and close processes, and maintaining documentation for accounts receivable. The Staff Accountant is supervised by the Assistant Controller and Family Accounts Manager and is part of a team that includes the Family Accounts Assistant.

To be successful as a staff accountant, you should be able to accurately maintain a general ledger and ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). An outstanding staff accountant should also have excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills.

Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day actively supports the career and professional advancement of staff through continuing education. A minimum of 24 hours of such training is required yearly.

This is a full time, 12 month position.

Responsibilities
Assist in preparation of financial statements such as billings
Maintain receivable and deferred revenue bookkeeping databases and spreadsheets, updating information as needed
Communicate with customers to record balances and update payments
Collect payments and provide refunds to customers and accurately record it in the system
Reconcile credit card statements
Enter bills into bill.com and code
Checking for accuracy in reports, figures and postings
Reconciling and reporting discrepancies found in records

Requirements
Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required.
2+ years of accounting experience.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Working knowledge of GAAP.
Strong numeracy and analytical skills.
Good problem-solving and time management skills.
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Reports to Assistant Controller and Family Accounts Manager

Substitute Teacher - Early Learning + Extended Day Options


Be a part of the Wonders family of caring, nurturing, and fun teachers. Join our substitute teaching team! Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day believes children develop and learn through guided play in a nurturing and diverse community. We know that substantive enrichment and fun are inseparable in quality programming. Every day we need enthusiastic, energetic, and experienced individuals to work when needed, to fill in for our regular staff when they are not able to work. Here are some details about our substitute teaching positions:
  • This position is an on-call, as-needed position, working in either one of our 2 Early Childhood programs in Bethesda & Chevy Chase or in one of our school-age distance learning hubs in Bethesda and Chevy Chase. 
  • Hours vary based on need
  • Hourly pay commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience

Extended Day Teacher - Part Time - Multiple locations available


Are you excited about being a changemaker? The Extended Day Teacher position is a unique opportunity to build connections with children in an out of school time environment.  This position is perfect for someone who understands that children learn by observing and engaging in positive, respectful and reciprocal interactions.

The Extended Day Teacher is a positive model, and stimulates creative thought processes, provides hands-on experiences, and promotes emotional development for children. This role plays a critical role at Wonders Learning by providing high quality opportunities for fun and learning through play and experiences.  

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is - 
  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

This is a part-time 10 month (school year) position.

Are you worried you don't meet all of the qualifications for this position? We still encourage you to apply!

Starting Compensation: $13.50 - $16.50 per hour

Early Learning Teacher - Infants/Toddlers - Bethesda, MD


The Early Learning Teacher plays a dynamic role at Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day in providing high-quality, play-based learning opportunities and experiences in our programs. The Teacher is responsible for helping to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment that stimulates, nurtures and leads children’s’ social, emotional, physical and academic growth.

This is responsible for program spaces and must ensure that the spaces are safe, interesting, engaging, and reflect the diversity of our society. The Teacher participates in planning learning activities that are balanced in all areas and include: active/quiet, long/short, group/individual, cognitive/physical, large group/small group and child initiated/teacher-directed. Attention is given to the children's ideas and curiosities in influencing the direction of daily activities.

Qualifications
Minimum of AA in Early Childhood Education, or 90-hour Infant/Toddler Course (if degree is not in ECE), or CDA credential
9 hour Communication course (if candidate does not have a college degree or college units)
Must qualify as Maryland State Senior Staff
A minimum of 1 year of classroom experience with children
Strong communication skills
Creative, nurturing, dependable, and fun

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
This is a full time, 12-month position.

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience.

Extended Day Program Director - Washington, D.C.

The Program Director position is a critically important one within Wonders as the incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day program operations at one of our Early Learning + Extended Day programs. The Program Director represents Wonders to the children, families and community served and has the responsibility for directing the Wonders program staff in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for the participating children.

In addition, the Program Director will provide thought leadership to the Program staff through in-service training, on-going professional development and career development opportunities.

A critical aspect of this position is developing and maintaining communications with families and staff. Families, in particular, must be fully informed of Program activities and special events. Families will be welcomed in the Program and the classroom at all times.

The Program Director will implement all Wonders policies, procedures and practices in an efficient and thorough manner and will be involved in the development of those policies.

Early Learning Floating Teacher - Bethesda, MD


The Early Learning Floating Teacher role is responsible for ensuring that program spaces are safe, interesting, engaging, and reflect the diversity of our society. The Early Learning Floating Teacher participates in implementing learning activities that are balanced in all learning areas. Attention is given to the children's ideas and curiosities in influencing the direction of daily activities.

Qualifications and Requirements
  • Minimum of Maryland State 90 clock hours certificate of approved infant/toddler and preschool coursework
  • College coursework in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or related field is preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with children in an educational, recreational, or camp setting
  • Creative, nurturing, dependable, and fun

Are you worried you don't meet all of the qualifications for this position? We still encourage you to apply!

How to Apply
To apply for a position fill out the Wonders Employment Application  and email to [email protected]

Saba Ahmed
Talent + Professional Development Manager

Contact Us.


Questions about a career opportunity or about working with Wonders? Contact Saba Ahmed, Talent + Professional Development Manager [email protected] 301-654-5339 x7004