About the Organization
Horizons builds brighter futures for K-8 students from low income families by creating an intensive six week program of academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities, nurturing potential, cultivating a safe and supportive community, and inspiring individual dreams.
Because Philadelphia continues to rank high in the nation when it comes to academic disparity between low-income students and their more affluent peers, Horizons’ site at GSFS remains a critical lever for impact. Horizons at GSFS has been committed to narrowing the local opportunity gap by providing enrichment services to students and families from near-by, underserved communities. The student body is balanced in nature, serving children who are academically strong (1/3) as well as those struggling at school (2/3). This model allows students to coach and motivate their peers resulting in mutually beneficial relationships and outcomes. Now beginning its fourth year with 60 students K-3, the program will grow over the next five years to 135 students K-8.
Horizons hosted at Greene Street Friends School is an affiliate of the Horizons National program which has more than 60 sites throughout the country.
For more information, please visit http://greenestreetfriends.org/about/horizons
About the Position
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and visionary individual to lead the first Horizons program in the City of Philadelphia. The Executive Director will maintain overarching leadership and accountability for distilling, communicating and advancing a clear, consensus-driven vision, while also achieving tangible outcomes in the areas of planning, budget development, resource development, staff management, program administration, and community building. This critical role reports to the GSFS Head of School and is uniquely positioned to advance the organization’s work during a critical time of transition and innovation. This is a full time and year-round position.