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Curriculum & Instruction Coaches, Early Childhood Centers

CHS Hershey – Hershey, PA

CHS Hershey will be CHS’s first center and is expected to open in 2023. The two-story, 50,827-square-foot building, located at the southwest corner of Governor Road and Homestead Road, will include a Family Resource Center, an innovation lab and an experiential learning garden. The Center will accommodate 150 students from birth to age 5 and is expected to employ up to 80 employees and volunteers.  CHS Development Program: To prepare for the opening of CHS Hershey in 2023, teachers and staff will receive one year of 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: 

Curriculum and Instruction Coaches are individuals who are passionate about education and are excited about furthering the social and emotional growth of children by creating programming that children love. The Curriculum and Instruction Coach is responsible for providing leadership, coaching, and instructional support to enhance individual teacher development, as well as curriculum and assessment practices. This individual is responsible for directing and leading the direction and execution of the innovative daily education program for children. The Curriculum and Instruction Coach is a salaried position and reports to the Assistant Director. 

Responsibilities include:  

  • Supporting the implementation and evaluation of an innovative program curriculum 

  • Mentoring and coaching teachers in best teaching practices, and providing feedback for enhancement of teacher performance  

  • Meeting regularly and collaborating with other CHS Hershey Curriculum & Instruction Coaches (3 total) 

  • Aiding teaching teams in implementing family engagement strategies as they relate to child outcomes and curriculum development 

  • Developing and managing a system of assessing and reporting teacher progress, and tracking classroom and student growth and development, and material organization 

  • Leveraging insights and closely collaborating with CHS Central Office Curriculum team to support achievement of educational outcomes 

  • Maintaining connections with the community to create programs that address child and family needs 

  • Supporting the development of teaching plans that are linked to individual child outcomes and overall classroom quality  

  • Remaining compliant with all state licensing requirements as they pertain to health, safety, and professional requirements 

  • Attending ECE conferences to remain updated on ECE practices 

  • Acting as a role model for child development  

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in child development or early childhood education (Masters degree preferred)  

  • Level C or D certification in the PA ECE Career Pathway (preferred) 

  • 3 years of classroom experience and at last 2 years of leadership, coaching, or mentoring experience in education (ECE/ K-12) (preferred) 

  • Experience and knowledge in Early Childhood Education program and teaching standards - NAEYC standards preferred 

  • Ability to lead and organize teaching teams, facilitate meetings, and share child and adult outcomes in multiple ways 

  • Use multiple coaching strategies to support the growth and development of individual teachers and classroom curriculum 

  • Able to physically interact with children (e.g., talk, hear, stoop, kneel, crouch, etc.) and lift and or move items of up to 40 pounds 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities   

  • Responsible, enthusiastic, and cares about working in a mission-focused organization  

  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to effectively work with low-income families (preferred) 

  • Ability to proactively identify problems and implement solutions  

  • Willingness to be held accountable and receive feedback 

  • Comfortability with technology including MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and/or willingness to learn 

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to influence, lead, and educate teams 

  • 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  

  • U.S. work authorization and successful completion of pre-employment background checks and clearances  

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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.