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Admissions Associate, Early Childhood Centers

CHS Central Office – Hershey, PA

The Admissions Associate reports directly to CHS’s Director of Enrollment Management and Family Engagement and is responsible for assisting in activities related to the recruitment, evaluation, and enrollment of prospective students and families across the network of schools. This includes the initial review of applications and further supporting the development of strategies to increase awareness and interest in CHS. This individual will assist in the process of evaluating the effectiveness of admissions processes on a school-by-school basis. Additionally, this individual is responsible for responding to admissions related inquires and assisting in planning and coordinating recruitment events. The Admissions Associate works directly with Center Enrollment Coordinators to ensure there are appropriate and consistent plans for family support both through CHS services and third-party services provided by local partnerships.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the planning and operationalization of CHS admissions and procedures including application process, assessment of eligibility, admission assessment, and final enrollment decisions
  • Assisting in student recruitment efforts in collaboration with marketing and communications teams
  • Aiding the CHS Director of Enrollment Management and Family Engagement in initial holistic student application review and work with School Enrollment Coordinators to finalize admission pool
  • Working with CHS’ Director of Enrollment Management and Family Engagement to implement plans for family engagement through family supports
  • Coordinating responses to family inquiries regarding admission and overall CHS service and philosophy
  • Helping to plan recruitment events, info-sessions, and school tours (both in-person and virtually) and attending such events as needed
  • Ensuring organization and accurate data entry procedures of all admissions files and student data required by PA ECE agencies (e.g. OCDEL) or other licensing/accreditation entities
  • Maintaining data and reporting on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) practices within recruitment, enrollment, and family engagement spheres
  • Recording, maintaining and assisting in the analysis of enrollment data (e.g. geography, family profiles) to drive continuous improvement in admission strategies in alignment with CHS’ vision and mission
  • Performing other related duties and responsibilities as required

Requirements include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field
  • 2 plus years of experience in admissions/student recruitment/enrollment in Early Childhood Ecuation (ECE) or education field
  • Exceptional communication skills – written, verbal, and platform
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to influence, lead, educate and collaborate
  • Experience interpreting, measuring and analyzing data
  • Proficiency in using technology, including MS Office Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), and social media (LinkedIn, Facebook etc.)
  • Commitment to the mission and values of CHS and MHS and demonstrated high degree of integrity as all MHS and CHS staff are considered to be role models for students
  • Good understanding of marketing recruitment techniques and awareness of key trends across the ECE field
  • Willingness to be held accountable and receive feedback
  • History of achieving strong demonstrated outcomes
  • U.S. work authorized required
  • Experience managing and working with Student Information Systems (preferred)
  • Previous experience in new venture or similar entrepreneurial, high-growth setting (preferred)
  • Expertise in ECE (preferred)
  • Experience developing student assessments and measuring educational outcomes (preferred)
  • Experience developing family supports partnerships and strategies (preferred)


Who We Are and What We’re Looking For

At CHS, we are leaders passionate about early childhood education and community betterment. Our work is driven by the desire to endow children with the resources for educational and physical well-being, while supporting and empowering their families. We listen to the needs of our diverse community and adapt to give everyone a voice. We hold each-other accountable for bringing our best and most authentic selves to school every day, creating an environment of mutual respect.

We strive to build a team of individuals that is passionate about our mission, brings in new creative ideas, and loves their work. If this sounds like you, we look forward to seeing your application.

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About Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning

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.

CHS plans to open six early childhood education Centers by 2027. The Centers are designed for children from birth to age 5 from economically disadvantaged and at-risk backgrounds with the goal of encouraging the development of a child’s educational, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical well-being. The CHS Initiative will provide a focus on core early learning programs through a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is aligned with a mission to nurture and educate enrolled children. Children also will receive supports such as nutritious meals and provisions of supplies, among other early learning enhancements. Finally, CHS will offer integrated support services for families of children enrolled in the Centers. CHS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity.


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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning does not discriminate against applicants or employees, in hiring, promotion or any terms or conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion or religious creed, veteran status, disability or use of a guide or support animal because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals, or any other status protected under applicable federal or Pennsylvania law.

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning are subsidiaries of Milton Hershey School and will be staffed and operated independently of the Milton Hershey School core model.

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.