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Family Engagement and Integration Manager, Early Childhood Centers

CHS Hershey – Hershey, PA
Full-time

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. 

Role Description: 

The CHS Hershey Family Engagement & Integration Manager is responsible for implementing family engagement policies, procedures, and strategies. The individual is also responsible for engaging students’ families and overseeing day to day admissions activities. The Family Engagement & Integration Manager will identify program gaps and assist in identifying community partners. This individual will report to the CHS Hershey Center Director and work closely with families to ensure that questions about the education, health, and safety of their children are answered.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with the CHS Central Office admission / family engagement team and implementing CHS family engagement policies, procedures, and strategies  

  • Creating and tracking family engagement objectives and milestones  

  • Communicating with parents and leading meetings where difficult issues arise 

  • Leading, guiding, and coaching a team of Family Engagement Integration Specialists  

  • Overseeing the CHS Hershey Enrollment Coordinator and all admissions activities 

  • Developing, designing, and supporting the implementation of family engagement events and activities such as volunteer opportunities, workshops, and family-oriented initiatives  

  • Creating a system of feedback loops and gap resolution around family and community engagement 

  • Creating a Community Partner Engagement model to which specialists can align  

  • Staying updated on developments in the fields of family studies and child development 

  • Reinforcing best practices in building strong relationships with families, students, and community partners  

Requirements include: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Family Studies, Human Development or a related field (Master’s in related field is a plus) 

  • 5 years of previous experience in family and/or community engagement (preferred) 

  • Ability to lead and manage a team, as well as guide and coach them in their responsibilities  

  • 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  

  • 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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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.