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Early Childhood Center Director
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The CHS Hershey Center Director is responsible for supporting the launch and operation of CHS Hershey, providing a high-quality, child-centered educational and developmental program, as well as a family support program. In collaboration with the Assistant Director and school leadership team (Family Engagement Manager, School Operations Manager, and Health Services Manager), this individual will lead, direct, and supervise all center staff and day-to-day operations in accordance with established policies, guidelines, and curriculum. As the center leader, this individual will report to the CHS Central Office Executive Director. They will serve as a role model for administrators, teachers, and students at CHS Hershey and will guide staff in fulfilling the center’s mission and vision.

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For more than 110 years, Milton Hershey School (MHS) has helped children realize their full potential by offering a top-notch private, cost-free education to students in pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade from income-eligible families. To expand and enhance the impact of Milton and Catherine Hershey’s vision, the Boards and management of Milton Hershey School and the Hershey Trust Company are launching the Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS), a cost-free, non-residential early childhood education program. Our team values collaboration and teamwork and we strive to build a community of people who bring in new ideas and love their work.

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Supervising and guiding all CHS Hershey departments to deliver high quality, child-centered education to students; Departments include: Center leadership, Education, Family Engagement/Enrollment, Center Operations, Health Services and additional administrative roles
Establishing an inclusive, welcoming environment and center culture through value-inspired leadership for all CHS Hershey staff
Observing and resolving gaps, inefficiencies, and conflicts in the day-to-day operations
Collaboratively spearheading staff recruitment, hiring, training, benefit, and retention efforts
Leading student recruitment, acceptance, and retention efforts alongside enrollment team
Implementing policies and procedures to safeguard health and safety of families and staff in compliance with the State requirements (DHS/OCDEL) and NAEYC standards
Ensuring adherence to all CHS policies, procedures, and governance standards
Creating an effective system of reporting and progress tracking
Maintaining clear and transparent communications with student parents and caregivers and formulating public communications to this audience on major events and issues
Obtaining necessary approvals, licenses, and accreditations for the center’s operations alongside center leaders
In collaboration with other stakeholders, managing the center’s local community outreach and relationships
Developing and fostering relationships with on-site partners for CHS Hershey
Working closely with the Assistant Director to ensure consistent high-quality programming and on track operations
Supporting the development of center budget and ensuring that funding, contract, and reporting requirements are met fully
Collaborating with CHS Central Office to implement strategic plans and achieve comprehensive outcomes and established implementation goals


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Early Childhood Education, Family Relations/Child Development, or related field (Master’s Degree preferred)
8 years of experience as an ECE teacher and leader
Significant experience overseeing several operations/departments and workstreams, including leading teams with a successful record of spearheading initiatives
Experience in creating, analyzing and presenting outcomes-related reporting to leadership
Able to uphold and effectively represent the mission and values of CHS and MHS with a high degree of professionalism

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9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Mixed School Age?
Minimum Number of ECE Credits Required:
8 years experience
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5-10 years
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