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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.

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

Human Resources Manager - Bethesda, MD


The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the strategic implementation of policies and procedures that support a thriving work environment for all Wonders employees. The HR Manager will partner with the Wonders leadership team to understand and execute the organization’s human resource and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning. The HR Manager maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance and best practices.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Oversees the recruitment team and supports all aspects of the recruitment process.
Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.

Duties/Responsibilities:
Conduct all aspects of payroll and benefits management.
Manage all liability and compliance requirements.
Manage the employee handbook and all human resource communications, including staff newsletter.
Provide support and guidance to program management and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations.
Manage the talent acquisition process, which may include recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants, particularly for administrative roles; collaborates with program managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
Leads the onboarding process, including new hire orientation, ensuring all background checks and compliance-related documents are completed and submitted to the correct jurisdiction
Oversee annual performance management process, including the development of evaluation tools that provide meaningful feedback to employees.
Analyze trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
Support the professional development program and initiatives that provide individualized learning opportunities for employees.
Oversee employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
Maintain compliance with federal, multi-state, and local employment laws and regulations, and all employment related requirements for corresponding child care licensing agencies.
Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
Proficient with ADP, Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
A minimum of three years of human resource management experience is preferred.
Supervisory experience is preferred.
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP are highly desired.

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!

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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

Wonders Summer Learning Extended Day at Chevy Chase. July 5-29, 1:15pm - 6pm. This program is only available to students attending summer learning at Chevy Chase and Bethesda Elementary School only. Indoor and outdoor activities; S.T.E.A.M. activities, arts and crafts, sports, weekly water games, and cooperative games that support each child's social-emotional development. Registration fee: $50, Weekly tuition rate: $205. Monthly tuition discount: $740