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Early Childhood Center Director, New Danville

CHS New Danville - Lancaster, PA

The CHS New Danville Center Director is passionate about having the opportunity to make a difference in lives of children by providing high-quality early childhood education and care to children from six weeks to age 5. The CHS New Danville Center Director is responsible for the direction and supervision of all Center staff in accordance with established policies, guidelines, and curriculum, as well as the operation of a high-quality child development and family success program. The CHS New Danville Center Director will be responsible for day-to-day operations, implementation, and management of CHS New Danville. As the Center leader, this individual will report to the CHS Central Office Senior Director of Programs and will serve as a role model for administrators, teachers, and children at CHS New Danville and will guide staff in fulfilling the Center's mission and vision, beginning with a nearly year-long professional development program. Starting Salary is in the range of $92,095 - $122,947 a year, based on expertise.


  • Supervising and guiding CHS New Danville departments to deliver high quality, child-centered education to children; Departments/staff include Center leadership, Education, Family Success team, Enrollment team, Health & Safety team, Facilities team, Human Resources and additional Operations Support roles
  • Establishing an inclusive, welcoming environment and Center culture through value-inspired leadership for all CHS New Danville staff
  • Observing and resolving gaps, inefficiencies, and conflicts in the day-to-day operations 
  • Mediating issues with families and employees
  • Providing the proper resources for children and employees
  • Collaboratively spearheading staff recruitment, hiring, training, benefit, and retention efforts
  • Leading child recruitment, acceptance, and retention efforts alongside the Director of Enrollment
  • Implementing policies and procedures to safeguard health and safety of families and staff in compliance with the State requirements (DHS/OCDEL) and NAEYC standards
  • Establishing and reinforcing rules of behavior and compliance with procedures
  • 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 child's 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 the Operations Director
  • Managing the Center's local community outreach and relationships Developing and fostering relationships with on-site partners for CHS New Danville
  • 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
  • Building and encouraging a positive and collaborative working environment, showing appreciation and unity of all staff's contributions
  • Collaborating with CHS Central Office to implement strategic plans and achieve comprehensive outcomes and established implementation goals


  • The Center Director is expected to have the following qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Early Childhood Education, Family Relations/Child Development, or related field (Master's Degree preferred)
  • Fluency in Spanish (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
  • Responsible, enthusiastic, and cares about working in a mission-focused organization
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to effectively work with low-income families
  • 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 large 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 children
  • U.S. work authorization and successful completion of pre-employment background checks and clearances
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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.