Employment Opportunities

The Center offers a fulfilling work environment
  • Employment at The Childhood League Center

  • The Childhood League Center is a dynamic work environment committed to collaboration and innovative programming. The Center values a team-based approach and encourages the sharing of expertise and diverse perspectives to ensure state-of-the-art programming.

    The Center’s mission, children, and families contribute significantly to making The Center one of the Best Places to Work in central Ohio, as previously recognized by Columbus’ Business First.

  • Our staff is what makes us unique. The professional, caring staff includes a teaching team in each classroom, physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists, social workers, a registered nurse, a child and family therapist, and transportation specialists who serve our children and families.

  • Our Current Job Openings:

    Donor Data Manager

    Full-time, year-round (40 hrs. per week)

    The Center’s Advancement Team is seeking someone who is passionate about data! From collection to understanding to ensuring its integrity – we want someone who will take the data
    bull by the horns and run with it! Understanding our donor and fundraising data is key to our success. We want to find someone who loves it as much as we do.
    This position reports to the Chief Advancement Officer with the following responsibilities:

    • Be the expert on the donor management database system
    • Accurately maintain donor records and prospect information
    • Ensuring that all data is up to date and accurate. This position will be responsible for the day to day management of the donor and prospect database. Management of the database will include the accurate entry and maintenance of donor information, ensuring database integrity and conducting regular database updates
    • Reconcile system with finance team
    • Research and collect prospect information from public records
    • Prepare all acknowledgment letters and tax receipts
    • Track and invoice all pledge payments
    • Create all reports needed by the Advancement team
    • Analyze data to identify trends and prospects to inform the direction of giving programs
    • Track and analyze success of different campaign approaches including marketing
    • Interact with donors and prospects to assist in providing the highest level of customer service
    • Comfortable interacting with individuals of diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds
    • Express gratitude for donor gifts and loyalty
    • Prepare correspondence, documentation and proposals
    • Assist in managing advancement / donor meetings, including but not limited to:
    • Scheduling sending notices
    • Preparing agenda
    • Coordination of meeting site and necessary refreshments and/or materials
    • Prepare and distribute meeting minutes
    • Assist in the set up and implementation of events, such as:
    • Facility Tours
    • Cultivation activities
    • Thank you and recognition events
    • Fundraising events
    • Special Projects
    • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

    • B.S. or B.A. degree and 3-5 years of administrative or data analysis and data gathering experience required or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
    • Proven experience with database query tools, gathering user requirements, data quality control, and problem resolution;
    • Experience with donor/prospect management software is preferred
    • Proven track record in providing excellent customer service required
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word required
    • Proficient in web research
    • Takes ownership of role and takes initiative to have a positive impact on projects
    • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple, competing priorities
    • Timely and reliable, keeps track of responsibilities and completes them in a timely manner
    • Takes charge in solving problems and can be creative in finding appropriate solutions
    • Excellent organization and communication skills
    • Excellent listening skills and ability to retain and capture concepts
    • Consistent accuracy and attention to detail required but efficient
    • Ability to discern the hierarchy of detail importance
    • Event planning, organization and execution to ensure a great experience
    • Requires some early mornings, evenings and weekend hours
    • Must be able to lift, carry, push/pull thirty (30) pounds with potential lifting and/or carrying of up to thirty (30) pounds; stooping, bending, twisting.
    • Possession of a valid Ohio driver’s license; willing to travel locally using own transportation (mileage reimbursed).
    • Assist with other miscellaneous duties as assigned
    • Present a positive, professional image of The Center at all times.

    Facility and Groundskeeper

    24 hours per week – Year Round Schedule

    The Childhood League Center, a licensed early childhood education program, has an exciting opportunity for a part-time Facility and Groundskeeper to work 24-hours per week, year-round. The Facility and Groundskeeper maintains school building and grounds to ensure full and productive use of facility. We seek a high-energy, collaborative, and flexible professional with excellent communication skills.

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Three (3) to Five (5) years’ experience in building and grounds operations
    • Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check (BCI & FBI)
    • Ability to be flexible with work hours (i.e. occasional early mornings or late evenings to prepare for events or address emergency situations)
    • Ability to read chemical labels
    • Ability to read material safety data sheets (MSDS)
    • Ability to initiate and complete work orders
    • Have a valid Ohio driver’s license

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Assist in maintaining school and grounds in top condition.
    • Assist in promoting the safety, health and comfort of students, families, visitors and staff in school and grounds
    • Maintain a high standard of safety, cleanliness and efficiency in all maintenance and repair projects
    • Room set-up and tear down
    • Maintaining fish tank (water level and feed fish)
    • Maintain and perform monthly fire drills and tornado drills, including all paperwork and perform inspections of fire extinguishers, fire egress lights and fire exit lights
    • Perform preventative maintenance, repair and installation in connection with:
    • Electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems
    • Exterior and interior of buildings
    • School grounds

    • Cuts lawn using hand, power or riding mower; trims and edges around walks, flower beds, walls, etc.
    • Rake leaves and disposes of debris in or near facility
    • Plants grass, flowers, trees and shrubs; prunes shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth and removes weeds from flowering beds and bushes, waters plants as needed.
    • Sprays lawns, trees and shrubs with fertilizers and insecticides.
    • Removes snow and ice from facility walkways, sidewalks and playground area
    • Maintain playground area including daily sweep of area – checking for trash and securing that it is a safe environment for children; unlocking playground gate in the morning and locking playground gate after school.
    • Clean and sweep litter, including removal of dead animals that may be on playground or on premises
    • Perform minor repairs and maintenance procedures on equipment utilized in grounds keeping.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job does not usually exercise supervisory responsibilities, however may supervise on-site vendors performing general maintenance.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret miscellaneous drawings and schematics.

    REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk; or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

    Reporting Structure: Reports directly to the COO

    Teacher and Teacher Assistant Classroom Substitutes

    Monday – Thursdays (no Fridays) 8:00am–3:30pm

    Teaching degree/certificate and experience with toddlers or preschool children with special needs required for teacher and teacher assistant substitute positions. Occasional classroom subbing on as-needed basis, Monday – Thursdays (no Fridays) 8:00am–3:30pm.

    Email a cover letter and resume to Paula Litton at paulal@childhoodleague.org

    Put the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

    You may also mail your letter and resume to The Childhood League Center, c/o Paula Litton, 674 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

    The Childhood League Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

    The Childhood League Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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