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Career Opportunities

Big Ideas Learning seeks individuals who wish to make a positive impact in the lives of all learners. Family-owned, we welcome kind and passionate problem solvers to our team.

Our Benefits

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401(k) Retirement Plan

Employees participating in the company-sponsored 401(k) plan receive a 100% match of the first 5% of eligible compensation (after 1,000 hours worked and 12 consecutive months of service).

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Profit Sharing Plan

A portion of the company’s annual profits is placed into a profit-sharing plan, and each regular full-time and regular part-time employee receives a share of that money. An employee’s share is based on length of service, not on salary or position.

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Competitive Salaries

Salaries are monitored to be competitive with the local and national job markets.

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Paid Time Off

The Company offers an open Personal Time Off (PTO) Plan applicable to all regular full-time and regular part-time employees. Employees are encouraged to take about five (5) weeks off each year.

Regular full-time and regular part-time employees are also eligible for the following paid holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • Memorial Day 
  • Juneteenth 
  • Independence Day 
  • Labor Day 
  • Veterans Day 
  • Thanksgiving Day 
  • Christmas Eve Day 
  • Christmas Day 

Regular full-time and regular part-time employees are eligible for up to five (5) days of paid  bereavement leave upon a death in the employee’s immediate family.  Up to two (2) days of paid bereavement leave is available upon the death of a family member one step removed that do not live in the employee’s household. 

Regular full-time employees are eligible for up to one week of paid Jury Duty leave in a two-year period. 

Intermittent Part-Time employees will earn 1 hour of Paid Sick Leave for every 30 hours  
worked. The maximum PSL accrual balance will be 72 hours.

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Health Care Coverage

Health care coverage is available for regular full-time employees and their dependents. The company pays a portion of the stated premium for the following coverage.

  • Medical Insurance 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Prescription Drug Coverage 
  • Vision Insurance 
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Healthy Lifestyle Reimbursement

Employees are eligible for reimbursement for membership fees, up to $30 per month, for participation in the following programs. 

  • Fitness club memberships 
  • Yoga classes 
  • Weight loss programs 
  • Wellness programs 
  • Smoking cessation programs  
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Flexible Spending Account

Employees may set aside pre-tax money in a flexible spending account to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses. Employees may set aside pre-tax money in a dependent care assistance plan to pay for dependent care expenses. 

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Erie Campus Work Environment

Employees enjoy a comfortable and respectful work environment.

  • Casual dress code 
  • Fragrance-free and smoke-free work environment 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Open-door policy 
  • Free beverages and snacks 
  • On-site access to wooded walking trails 
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Maternity, Paternity, and Other FMLA Approved Leave

If a Regular Full-Time or Regular Part-Time employee needs time off that qualifies under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), they will be paid for the designated time off, up to twelve (12) weeks, through a combination of Short-Term Disability and PTO. 

  • The birth of the employee’s child 
  • The placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care 
  • To care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition 
  • A serious health condition rendering the employee unable to perform his or her job 

The company will continue to provide health benefits to an employee on FMLA leave under the same terms and conditions applicable to actively working employees. 

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Life Insurance

Life insurance is provided for regular full-time employees at one and one-half times annual salary (maximum $200,000) under a Group Life Insurance Policy.

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Disability Insurance

Short-term and long-term disability insurance is provided for regular full-time employees at 60% of the employee’s monthly earnings.

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Student Internship Program and Tuition Assistance

Part-time employees who are undergraduate students are paid an hourly wage and are eligible for tuition assistance for their undergraduate coursework, up to a maximum of $5000 per academic year. 

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Tuition Reimbursement

Regular full-time employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement for work-related coursework. Tuition expenses to accredited post-secondary schools, colleges, and universities will be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $5000 per year. 

Regular full-time and part-time employees are eligible for reimbursement for attendance at work-related seminars, workshops, and classes that expand an employee’s job knowledge. 

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Blood Donation

Employees may donate blood during working hours without taking Personal Time Off.

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On-Site Defibrillator

Each building of the Erie, Pennsylvania, campus has a defibrillator. Employees may take advantage of periodic instruction on a defibrillator. 

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Employment Non-Discrimination

The company adheres to the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and it follows the guidelines of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to provide basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Although determined to be substantially similar, this information may differ from the company’s current benefits policies due to recent changes and is only provided for the purpose of illustration. For a complete list and description of current policies, please consult Human Resources.