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Thank you for your interest in Horizons for Youth. Below are our current job openings.

Director of Student Support Services 

Horizons for Youth is a community committed to helping children recognize and achieve their full potential. In partnership with dedicated parents, we provide need-based scholarships, one-on-one mentoring, tutoring and various enrichment programs. We currently serve 265 children in from K-college from both private and public schools.

The Director of Student Support Services will manage the support services for all elementary and high school students. Primary duties include academic monitoring of students, supporting Diverse Learners (currently 30% of the Horizons for Youth student population), tutoring program management, and oversight of the counseling program. This position supports one of our strategic plan initiatives to create a robust Diverse Learner Program.

This position will work in close collaboration with the Director of Diverse Learner Support, Program Managers, and will report to the Vice President of Programs.

The Director of Student Support Services position is full-time with a flexible work schedule of 40 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours are required. The position includes paid vacation and health, dental, and life insurance benefits, with 100% of employee premiums paid by Horizons for Youth.

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree required; area of study in education, social work, or counseling preferred.
  • Five to seven years of work experience in teaching, counseling, or social work.
  • Experience managing IEP and 504 plans.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong time management and conflict resolution skills required.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the empowerment of families from low-income areas and experience working with diverse communities is critical.
  • Considerable organizational skills, time management and interpersonal skills, sensitivity and personal initiative required.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Academic Monitoring
  2. Collaborate with Program Managers on student academic needs. Program Managers collect progress reports and report cards from schools for each marking period.
  3. Track the academic progress of all students and recognize any needs for interventions, such as tutoring, counseling or psycho-educational evaluations. Student data is tracked in Salesforce.
  4. Develop goal setting strategies for students to achieve their personal academic goals.
  5. Assist with the planning and daily on-site management for diverse learners in the Horizons for Youth Summer Academic Program (takes place for four weeks each summer).
  6. Diverse Learner Support (co-manage this process with our Director of Diverse Learner Support)
  7. Manage the process for IEP/504 plan recommendations and approvals.
  8. Work closely with our partner, Cognitive Solutions Learning Center, to schedule all psycho-educational testing and attend all meetings for this process.
  9. In coordination with Program Managers, attend any school meetings for diverse learners.
  10. Conduct in class observations to identify and support diverse learners.
  11. Manage teacher support and training at partnership schools for best strategies for supporting diverse learners.
  12. Co-lead the Diverse Learners Advisory Committee and work with this committee to develop robust parent and student support services (such as parent to-parent mentoring and student coaching).
  13. Tutoring Management
  14. Make recommendations for students to be enrolled in paid or volunteering tutoring from academic monitoring data.
  15. Hire and manage paid tutors (certified tutors who support diverse learners).
  16. Create tutoring content recommendations for volunteer and paid tutors.
  17. Lead the student assessment plan and implementation (given at the beginning and end of each tutoring year and pre/post Summer Academic Program.) Currently, we use the Fast Bridge assessment.
  18. Counseling Management
  19. Hire and supervise part time counselors that support Horizons for Youth students. We employ licensed clinical therapists (LMFT, LCSW, or LCPC) to support students and families with weekly hour-long sessions.
  20. Manage the recommendation process for students/families to participate in counseling and when to terminate the counseling.
  21. Work with counselors to ensure clients are making progress toward personal goals.
  22. Conduct evening monthly staffing sessions with counselors to share case management notes and student progress.
  23. Collect detailed case notes from counselors and manage invoicing.
  24. Collaborate with counselors on recommendations and arrangements for increased mental health support, such as time at in-patient facilities or any emergency services.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Meghan Colgan, Vice President of Programs at: meghan@horizons-for-youth.org.


Special Events Intern

Horizons for Youth is a community committed to helping children recognize and achieve their full potential. In partnership with dedicated parents, we provide need-based scholarships, one-on-one mentoring, and various enrichment programs. We currently serve 265 children in grades K-college from both private and public schools.

Overview: The Special Events Intern will help to advance the growth efforts of Horizons for Youth by supporting the Development and Program Staff. The Special Events Intern will work with various staff members to ensure all fundraising and programmatic events run smoothly, efficiently, and effectively. The Special Events Intern will report directly to the Development & Events Manager. This is an unpaid internship.

Schedule: The Special Events Intern position is part-time with a flexible work schedule of 16 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends are required for meetings and events. This position would begin as soon as possible and end in mid-May, with possible opportunity to continue. Applicant must be available the entire day of Saturday, April 28th, 2018.

Qualifications: Prior event experience preferred. Given the demands of this role, the Special Events Intern must possess extraordinary organization skills, high attention to detail, time management skills, communication skills, personal initiative, interpersonal skills, creativity, and sensitivity. Experience with fundraising events and the population Horizons for Youth serves a plus.

Job responsibilities:

No Ordinary Evening fundraising gala (April 28th, 2018)

  • Sit down dinner, live band, dancing, live and silent auction for 650+ people
  • Responsibilities include:
    • Assist with the coordination of the live and silent auctions, including tracking and acknowledging donated items and designing auction set-up
    • Support the maintenance of the guest list and RSVP tracking
    • Attend No Ordinary Evening
    • Other responsibilities as needed

Student Enrichment Outings

  • Assist in organizing logistics for enrichment outings for our almost 200 elementary school students and their mentors
    • Dates of upcoming outings: March 24th and May 5th
    • Attendance at outings is encouraged, but not mandatory

Senior Dinner

  • Support the planning of the Senior Dinner on May 16th
    • Ensure that Senior Dinner is a meaningful and special event for our 13 seniors and their families
    • Recognize corporate sponsors for their support of the Senior Dinner
    • Assist in making sure that Senior Dinner is used to appropriately cultivate existing and future donors to Horizons for Youth
    • Attendance at Senior Dinner is encouraged, but not mandatory

End-of-Year Celebration

  • Support the planning of the End-of-Year Celebration on June 9th
    • Ensure that the End-of-Year Celebration is a meaningful event for our students and families
    • Assist with appropriately recognizing corporate sponsors for their support

Please submit resume and cover letter to development@horizons-for-youth.org by February 19, 2018.