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Early Childhood Educator II

Apply now Job no: 501686
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Center City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Academy of Natural Sciences

About the Academy

The Academy of Natural Sciences was founded in 1812 for "the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences".  Since then, it has sponsored global expeditions, conducted pioneering environmental and systematics research, and amassed remarkable collections containing more than 18 million specimens from around the world and a peerless library and archive. Since 2011 its academic enterprise has been further strengthened through its affiliation with nearby Drexel University – a leading private non-profit research institution that focusses on innovation and entrepreneurship and provides a unique cooperative education program for its undergraduate and graduate degree students. 

Today the Academy is one of the most important natural science institutions in the world. However, the world is changing fast and the Academy – directed by its Strategic Plan 2019-24 - is changing with it.  Over the next five years the Academy will become a “force for nature” and advance its mission: “to understand the natural world and inspire everyone to care for it”. In so doing the Academy will build on its fundamental belief that diversity and inclusion generates better ideas, inspires creativity, and is essential to building a positive workplace so that in time it can become an institution that is of, by and for all Philadelphians.

Job Summary 

The Academy of Natural Sciences seeks a bilingual (Spanish) Early Childhood Educator to join its Center for STEAM Equity team. This position will help implement the Academy's early childhood programs. The educator will assist in providing professional development workshops, mentoring and coaching for early childhood centers, for home-based providers, and in informal settings outside of school time hours, throughout Philadelphia. Program staff will also teach children of all ages.

Essential Functions 

  • Assist in providing training, mentoring and support for home-based early childhood providers to enhance quality in all areas of early childhood development including an emphasis on literacy and language, math, and science.
  • Work as member of team, collaborating with other staff in preparing training activities based on the Science and Literacy for Success model.
  • Help home-based early childhood providers implement science content.
  • Assist with all grant-funded programming.
  • Understanding of developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education and the ability to support its use in early childhood centers.
  • Assume other responsibilities at the request of the Manager of Early Childhood Education.
  • Other duties as assigned, including assisting other education projects when necessary.

Required Qualifications 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent.
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of teaching in early childhood learning setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices, child behavior practices, and early childhood education gained through experience in early childhood field.
  • Ability to prepare, present, and facilitate meaningful educational activities for children.
  • Ability to prepare, present, and facilitate meaningful educational activities for adult learners.
  • Tact in providing technical assistance, coaching, mentoring and guidance.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to represent the Academy of Natural Sciences to the outside world in a professional manner.
  • Must be bilingual in English/Spanish.
  • Must be sensitive to various cultural and socioeconomic groups.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must pass all child abuse clearance and criminal background checks.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and successfully pass a motor vehicle records(MVR) check.

Preferred Qualification

  • Major in Education or Early Childhood related field, preferred.

Physical Demands 

  • Typically standing, walking.
  • Typically standing, walking


  • Center City, Philadelphia, PA  

Additional Information 

This position is classified as Non-Exempt with a grade of I, [$ 41,120.00- $ 61,680.00]. The offered Pay is dependent upon internal equity and the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. 

For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies, please visit the Compensation and Salaries website.   

Please review the Benefits Brochure for some information on our benefits offerings.  

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. 

Additional Required Documents 

  • List other required documents 

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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