Executive Director

  • Full-time
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Applications have closed

Website https://twitter.com/bklynfriends Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School


Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School provides access, opportunity, and guidance to low-income public school students. Our Mission is to strengthen their joy of learning, to instill skills for success, and to inspire them to realize their dreams in Horizons and beyond. HBFS is a six-week summer and school-year after school educational and enrichment program guided by a professional faculty in a nurturing environment. The program seeks to boost student confidence and self-advocacy while raising their aspirations and expectations for their future lives.


Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School (HBFS) helps build brighter futures for up to 135 low-income children in the Downtown Brooklyn NY area. The program is designed to prevent summer decline in academic performance and therefore narrow or eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps for participating students. Students begin in Kindergarten and return to the program for nine consecutive years through 8th grade. Long-term and consistently supportive engagement helps students build skills and realize their full potential through a unique blend of academic, cultural and recreational enrichment activities. HBFS is one of over 50 Horizons programs in 2017 that served over 5,000 students across 17 states. These programs run by and on private school, college, and university campuses are part of a network supported by Horizons National. HBFS also provides academic support throughout the school year while continuing the special recreational experiences to keep learning fun. Working in partnership with Horizons families, participating NYCDOE public schools, and the host school, Horizons at BFS is committed to developing the whole child and offers activities that promote higher-level thinking as well as leadership skills.


The ED is responsible for and oversees all Horizons activities, operations, and programmatic elements in both the summer and school-year programs.

  • Implement sound fundraising strategies with Board of Directors to broaden the financial base of support
    Oversee a program director in hiring, supervising, and training over 45 teaching and enrichment staff and 30 high school volunteers
  • On a day-to-day basis, Manage and Direct the business of the organization (Playing the central role in raising funds, prospecting funders, grant writing, direct solicitations, liaising with the host school, NYCDOE, feeder public schools, and Horizons families and students)
  • Develop and Manage an annual budget of approximately $450,000
  • Adhere to Horizons National 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 Board meetings every two months and serve on all board committees
  • Maintain state licensure requirements of summer programs
  • Liaise with Horizons National as the Horizons Program Expands Further into Brooklyn


  • Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree or its equivalent in training and experience is preferred
  • Minimum of three years 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


Please contact the Horizons at BFS Board of Directors at hbfsboard@outlook.com