Project Coordinator

Catherine Hershey School for Early Learning

The Project Coordinator of the Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning will manage and oversee multiple projects within the Initiative’s Central Office. The selected individual will work directly for the Executive Director and assist with any assigned special projects. Additionally, this role will help ensure there is coordination between different office projects and that activities are on track, within budget, meet high-quality standards, and are compliant with ECE requirements. The Project Coordinator will also guarantee corporate formalities are maintained between Milton Hershey School and the CHS Initiative. Other role responsibilities include scheduling, risk management, and administrative duties such as maintaining project documentation.


  • Coordinating reporting and documentation necessary for demonstrating Initiative impact and providing progress updates to leadership
  • Overseeing administrative support to the Executive Director
  • Assisting the Executive Director with managing relations with MHS and individual ECE Centers
  • Project managing ad-hoc office projects and activities
  • Managing contract and PO process including coordinating with Procurement and Legal as well as PeopleSoft administration
  • Overseeing and ensuring Initiative follows requirements and guidance provided by leadership, in-line with provided corporate formalities
  • Organizing, attending, and participating in stakeholder meetings
  • Coordinating onboarding of new CHS staff

Company Overview:

For more than 100 years, the Milton Hershey School (MHS) has helped children to 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 will also 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.  

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in related role
  • Exceptional communication skills – written, verbal, and platform
  • Proficiency in using technology, including MS Office, and internet
  • 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
  • Demonstrated exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Highly detail-oriented and dependable
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple competing and concurrent workstreams
  • Demonstrated exceptional collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Track record of achieving strong demonstrated outcomes
  • Experience measuring project-related outcomes and incorporating continuous improvements accordingly
  • Ability to cultivate an inclusive and welcoming environment
  • Experience setting priorities in dynamic environments
  • Previous experience in new venture or similar entrepreneurial, high-growth setting (preferred)
  • PMP Certification (preferred)
  • U.S. work authorization required


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