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Program Support Services Manager, Early Childhood Centers

CHS Central Office – Hershey, PA

The CHS Central Office Program Support Services Manager is an individual who cares about the structure and supports to which children have access. This individual reports directly to CHS’ Director of Finance and Administration and will be responsible for managing the logistics for food, clothing, custodial, and transportation services across all CHS Centers. The Program Support Services Manager will work closely with external vendors to ensure that CHS facilities and services run smoothly.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working in collaboration with Program and Curriculum team to align daily schedule, food, clothing, and transportation needs for children across CHS Centers
  • Developing a balanced menu and working closely with food service consultants to understand and accommodate individualized student needs and ensure those needs are met
  • Creating design of food service programs and delivery schedules for student meals and snacks
  • Preparing contracts with vendors and coordinating food / supply ordering and delivery for CHS Centers
  • Supporting Finance / Procurement with processing purchase orders and associated payments
  • Maintaining inventory data for CHS Centers related to outside suppliers
  • Creating and implementing health precautions and safety processes and standards for CHS facilities (including cleaning and food preparation) to protect children and staff
  • Coordinating child clothing and hygiene supplies for all CHS Centers
  • Managing custodial /building services and schedules for CHS Centers
  • Coordinating with parents concerning transportation needs, services, times, and policies, and answering any related questions
  • Providing support with staffing relocations of CHS staff in Centers
  • Cultivating a welcoming environment for all CHS staff and children
  • Ensuring routine communication and collaboration to understand changing needs of the program
  • Supporting policies and procedures of CHS and acting as role model for those policies

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business Administration, Management, Finance, Accounting, or Hospitality Management, or Nutrition related field
  • 3 years of experience working on program support services in an academic setting
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to influence, lead, educate and collaborate
  • Experience coordinating with vendors, managing logistical issues, and delegating
  • High degree of integrity as a leader and role model for all students
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • An awareness of key trends across the ECE field
  • NSF ServSafe Certification and/or HACCP training (preferred)
  • Highly organized, very collaborative, and knowledgeable about the ECE space
  • Previous experience in a new venture or similar entrepreneurial, high-growth setting (preferred)
  • Expertise in ECE pedagogy (preferred)
  • Exceptional communication skills – written, verbal, and platform
  • Proficiency in using technology, including MS Office Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • 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 authorized required


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.