Now hiring Site Director for Horizons at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

Horizons Atlanta and Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School is seeking a Site Director. This is a full time, year-round position located on the campus of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta, Georgia. Horizons Atlanta is a transformational, community-centered, summer learning program proven to close the opportunity gap. Every child in Atlanta, regardless of background, should have the same chance at making a positive impact on his or her community. Horizons Atlanta provides this opportunity by eliminating the critical barriers to success that many children face, thus putting them on a path to:

  • Read proficiently by the end of third grade,
  • Graduate from high school,
  • Receive higher education, and
  • Become globally competitive professionals.

Position Overview

The Site Director is responsible for and oversees all Horizons activities, operations, and programmatic elements in both the summer and school-year programs. This position is based at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School and reports directly to the Head of School, in partnership with the Executive Director of Horizons Atlanta.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and direct the day-to-day business of the organization (Playing the central role in raising funds, prospecting funders, grant writing, direct solicitations, liaising with the host school, feeder public schools, and Horizons families and students)
  • Develop and manage an annual budget of approximately $275,000
  • Implement sound fundraising strategies with Advisory Board to broaden the financial base of support
  • Oversee a program coordinator in hiring, supervising, and training over 20 teaching and enrichment staff and 60 high school volunteers
  • Adhere to Horizons National and Horizons Atlanta requirements and participate in Horizons National Conferences and annual meetings
  • Advocate for the Horizons Program and the families it serves by educating the broader community on the issues impacting local youth
  • Coordinate, organize and administer quarterly Board meetings and serve on all board committees.

Required Education, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required; an advanced degree or its equivalent in training and experience is preferred
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a nonprofit leadership position
  • Relevant experience in educational program administration, fundraising, grant writing, budgeting and fiscal management
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills

Physical Demands

The employment process includes a drug screen and background check in accordance with federal and local law and regulations. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, an employee is regularly required to sit; use hands from wrist to finger, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Program Overview

In 2017, Horizons Atlanta served over 650 rising 1st-9th grade students across nine program sites in metro Atlanta. Horizons Atlanta continues to grow by adding cohorts of students to develop programs into their full nine-year continuums, piloting new offerings such as high school and afterschool initiatives, and through innovative partnerships aimed at holistically supporting the students and communities served.

Horizons is designed to prevent summer decline in academic performance and therefore narrow or eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps for participating students. The Horizons summer learning program model has a 50-year track record for producing positive and consistent results. Outcomes include measurable gains in reading, math, swim skills and water confidence, social skills, self-esteem, school-year attendance, and high-school graduation rates, as well as stable individuals, families, and communities.

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School is one of the nine Horizons Atlanta sites and is a part of more than 50 nationally, began in 1999 with 15 Kindergarten students. The HIES site serves up to 135 low-income children in the Sandy Springs area. HIES is located north of downtown Atlanta between I-75 and GA 400.

The program includes a six-week, full-day summer program on the campus of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. In small classes led by professional teachers, students dive into rich curricula with a focus on literacy and STE(A)M. Swimming and other confidence-boosting activities break down barriers to success, expose children to new opportunities, and promote healthy youth development. Students join Horizons the summer after Kindergarten and return to the program each year through 8th grade, developing life skills and building lasting relationships with their teachers and peers. In addition to our signature summer programming, students receive additional support throughout the school year including access to Saturday and special events. All program components are tuition-free.

Horizons Atlanta at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School works in partnership with Horizons families, participating Fulton County Schools, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church and the Horizons Atlanta regional office.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a statement of interest outlining experience and qualifications to HumanResources@HIES.org.

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Holy Innocents' Episcopal School complies with applicable state and local laws governing, non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the school has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.


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