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Position Title:
Assistant Director
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Brief Overview:
CHS Harrisburg will be the second Center to open under the Catherine Hershey Schools organization, and is expected to open in 2024. The two-story, 48,692-square-foot building, located at the northeast corner of North 6th St. and Muench St., will include a Family Success Center, an Innovation Studio, and an experiential learning garden. The Center will accommodate 150 children from birth to age 5 and is expected to employ up to 80 employees and volunteers.

To prepare for the opening of CHS Harrisburg in 2024, teachers and staff will receive pre-opening professional development, coaching, training, and team building through the CHS Development Program. This is a unique opportunity for early childhood professionals to expand their knowledge, grow their careers, and launch a child-focused state-of-the-art early learning center.

Role Description:

The CHS Harrisburg Assistant Director will serve as the Center’s educational leader, responsible for overseeing the delivery of curriculum and maintenance of high-quality, safe, and nurturing classroom environments. The Assistant Director will lead and guide all members of the Center’s educational staff including curriculum and instruction coaches, lead teachers, assistant teachers, and classroom aides. This individual will report to the CHS Harrisburg Center Director, with whom the individual will work closely to shape the Center agenda, policies, and culture. View more information at
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Job Responsibilities:
• Assisting the Center Director in ensuring all Center staff deliver high-quality, child-centered education to students
• Manage and support facilitation of Professional Development Program
• Supporting the teaching team in the effective application of curriculum and classroom safety procedures
• Ensuring classrooms and additional learning environments are properly equipped and maintained
• Developing and maintaining teaching staff schedules
• In collaboration with other departments, managing future classroom projections and coordinating enrollment opportunities with the Admissions team
• Managing the teaching staff - ensuring the execution and delivery of child developmental assessments
• Supporting teachers and family engagement staff in providing timely, relevant, and engaging communication to families
• Onboarding and ongoing training and development of teaching staff
• Implementing policies and procedures to safeguard health and safety of families and staff in compliance with the State requirements (DHS/OCDEL) and NAEYC standards
• Providing direct reports with timely and constructive feedback through ongoing performance evaluations
• In collaboration with other departments, optimizing daily operations and workflow management, and looking to resolve inefficiencies alongside the Center Director
• Building and maintaining positive relationships with all staff and encouraging Center growth and performance
• Cultivating collaborative working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including parents, staff, and community partners
• Reporting to and working closely with the Center Director to achieve the mission and values of CHS
• Acting as a liaison to the CHS Central Office on any operational and strategic issues as necessary
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Required Experience
5-10 years
Required Studies:
Bachelors Degree
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Salary Requirements:
$64,809 - $86,520 based on expertise
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Excellent benefits package -
Expected Start/End Time:
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Keystone STAR Level:
Not in STARs
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Minimum Number of ECE Credits Required:
Not Applicable
Minimum Career Lattice Level:
Not Applicable
Required Experience:
5-10 years
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1201 Homestead Ln, Hershey, PA 17033

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