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Position Title: Executive Director, Horizons Greater Boston
Direct Supervisor: Board President
Employment Type: Full-Time Exempt                                           
Salary Range: $100,000 - $120,000 
Location: Remote and in-person at local Horizons sites
Position Start Date: Spring 2024

About Us

Horizons Greater Boston is a community-centered education program serving students from the Greater Boston Metro area. We advance educational equity by building long-termpartnerships with students, families, communities, and schools to create experiences that inspire the joy of learning. 

Horizons Greater Boston (HGB) was founded in 2019 to expand Horizons programming in the Boston area and to support existing area sites, which included Horizons at Dedham Country Day School and Horizons at Lexington Montessori School. Horizons partners with these independent schools, to serve students who have been affected by systemic inequities and who attend public schools in the Greater Boston area.  HGB launched Horizons at Mattahunt Elementary School in 2019. Horizons Greater Boston is an affiliate of Horizons National, which has over 70 programs in 20 states nationwide. 

Currently serving approximately 400 students with a goal of expanding to build capacity to serve 700 students by 2026, Horizons Greater Boston is continuing to build upon the strong community of support in the Greater Boston area within our three existing local sites.  We are committed to building new partnerships with all types of educational institutions – public, private, and charter schools, colleges, and universities – to launch thriving and sustainable community-based Horizons programs across Greater Boston and provide more opportunities for students to learn, grow, and achieve their goals.

To learn more about Horizons Greater Boston, please visit Horizons Greater Boston.

About the Position

This is an exciting leadership opportunity for a seasoned, dynamic nonprofit professional who is passionate about building the capacity of students, families, and communities and creating opportunities for students to develop the academic and social emotional skills that will enable them to thrive.  The Executive Director will lead all operations of Horizons Greater Boston, including fundraising and communications, building a regional staffing structure, supporting Boston-area site-level Horizons Executive Directors, managing financial operations, reporting, and supporting the regional board of directors to ensure the quality and impact of all Horizons programming in Greater Boston. This role also serves as the face of HGB, working to build external-facing relationships to increase awareness of the program, expand partnerships, and position Horizons as a thought leader in the out-of-school time space. The Executive Director will work in partnership with the 12-member HGB Board of Directors as well as Horizons National and the local host educational institutions to cultivate and launch new Horizons programs across Greater Boston.  The successful candidate will bring a passion for the mission of closing the opportunity gap in education.

As part of a national network, HGB’s Executive Director has access to professional development opportunities, peer-to-peer learning and collaboration, and programmatic and strategic guidance from Horizons National, the hub of the Horizons Network.

Key Responsibilities

Fundraising and Communications

  • Collaborate with the HGB Board on fundraising strategy, including cultivation of new funding sources
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with funders; write grant requests and prepare all required grant reporting
  • Plan and oversee cultivation events, including summer site visits
  • Coordinate all public relations and communications activities, including social media and community outreach, using branded Horizons resources
  • Work in close collaboration with existing Greater Boston Horizons sites to coordinate fundraising efforts

Organizational Leadership

  • Provide leadership and tactical implementation for organizational strategy, fundraising, financial management, programmatic growth and quality,  infrastructure, and board development for an expanding non-profit
  • Manage with assistance from the external accounting firm, the overall budgeting, financial planning, and financial reporting, including the preparation of the annual financial review and Form 990
  • Partner with the HGB Board, providing leadership and support to members and committees, including the development of meeting materials and presentations
  • Execute formal agreements and serve as a liaison between HGB, program host institutions, and Horizons National
  • Represent HGB at relevant field events, including the annual Horizons National  Conference and Boston-area educational and non-profit events

Program Leadership

  • Work with the HGB Board and Horizons National to identify and cultivate institutional partners and launch new programs at schools and/or other institutions
  • Create and maintain a supportive regional Horizons community
  • Work with host schools and site boards to provide annual feedback for site directors and program operations

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Experience leading fundraising activities, including donor relations and events
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to set and meet deadlines with competing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and sustain positive and respectful relationships, with a sense of cultural competency and experience  working with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Familiarity with program administration, including operations and staff management
  • Experience with financial reporting, grant administration, and budgeting
  • At least ten years of prior experience, including demonstrated success in leadership roles in a nonprofit setting (preferably working with youth), along with a bachelor’s degree or higher

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this full-time position is $100,000-$120,000, commensurate with experience, plus benefits. The HGB Executive Director can work remotely from within the Greater Boston area and/or from one of the sites. During the summer months, significant on-site work at HGB sites is required. Some local travel is to be expected throughout the year, as well. Horizons Greater Boston is a 501(c)(3) organization and an affiliate of the Horizons National Network.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit an employment application to  Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and a resume outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis and may include phone, virtual, or in-person interviews.