Horizons Program Manager - Horizons Savannah

Horizons Program Manager

Horizons Savannah is seeking a Program Manager to manage all aspects of the summer and year-round education programs. Under general to limited supervision of the Executive Director, the Program Manager will ensure high-quality, effectively run programs for all grade levels, K-12. The Program Director will be responsible for building strong relationships with Horizons students, families, staff, and volunteers, as well as partners in the community. As part of a small team, the Program Director will also perform a variety of administrative activities.

With the support of the Executive Director, the Program Manager provides on-site planning and supervision of events and activities, including Family Nights, closing ceremonies, professional development activities for teachers, and training prior to the summer program. The Program Manager coordinates family connections during the school year, as well as programs for tutoring, student and family engagement and high school students during the school year.

Summer Program responsibilities typically include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Managing the Horizons summer program, with approximately 60+ summer faculty and 300 students.
  • Assisting with the hiring and evaluation of summer faculty.
  • Designing, managing, evaluating, and enhancing summer program schedules.
  • Ensuring faculty have access to technology and supplies, coordinating supply requests and purchasing.
  • Supervising faculty and volunteer planning, training and on-going feedback, and professional development.
  • In concert with faculty, identifying academic goals and creating curriculum guidelines.
  • Managing the implementation of curriculum – ensuring accountability and monitoring progress.
  • Reviewing and determining enrichment options, with a focus on youth voice and choice at all grade levels.
  • Addressing faculty concerns and supporting faculty needs throughout the summer program.
  • Spending the summer program at sites interacting with and supporting faculty, traveling between sites and locations and assist as needed (Approximately 90% of the time in the field, 10% in office during summer program).
  • Developing and coordinating family events and outreach.
  • Maintaining all program records as required.
  • Sustaining positive relationships with host schools, creating a team approach to serving Horizons students while respecting the culture and character of each host school institution.

School Year responsibilities typically include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Directing programming and staffing for tutoring and weekend sessions during the academic year.
  • Developing and coordinate family events and outreach.
  • Assisting with student recruitment and enrollment.
  • Coordinating all high school program activities throughout the school year, including school year visits at high schools.
  • Considering opportunities to leverage existing resources and developing partnerships.
  • Building awareness of Horizons in schools and community.
  • Supporting the Executive Director and Development Committee on fundraising initiatives, including activities associated with fundraising events, on-going donor recruitment and retention efforts, assistance with the application process for grants and grant reporting.page1image3477211712

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional work experience required, with demonstrated prior success in program management roles, preferably in an organization with a focus on education, children/youth, or families OR experience working in a school/youth development setting in a supervisory capacity.
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation required for travel between program sites.
  • Background in teaching, curriculum design or education strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cultural competency, and demonstrated ability to build and sustain positive and respectful relationships.
  • Passionate commitment to ensuring success for all students and closing the achievement and opportunity gaps.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to balance multiple priorities.
  • Ability to thrive within a small team environment and work collaboratively or independently as needed, with high degrees of personal initiative and accountability.
  • Computer proficiency required, to include competency with email, Microsoft Office, and other programs.

Physical Demands

Work is typically performed in an office/classroom environment with intermittent sitting, standing, or walking in various settings. During Summer Program, work is often performed outdoors, with potential exposure to heat or inclement weather. The employee occasionally lifts or carries objects of a light-medium weight, up to 25 pounds. Full range of hand and finger motion may be utilized for data entry purposes.

To Apply:
Submit email resume/cover letter to Horizons Executive Director:
cedwards@savcds.org. Review of candidates begins immediately. Candidates must pass a criminal background check, Motor Vehicle Records check, and reference check.

About Horizons:

An affiliate of Horizons National, Horizons Savannah is a public/private partnership offering a summer program that addresses the achievement and opportunity gaps of under-resourced students in the Savannah area throughout their school careers from K-12. The heart of Horizons is an exemplary summer academic program that supports a cohort of students in reading, writing, math, and science, paired with swimming lessons, field trips, sports, and enrichment activities in the performing and visual arts. The program also includes a year-round component featuring family events, and enrichment activities. Our mission is to partner with youth, their families, and the community to enrich the lives of students with the joy of learning, the skills for success and the inspiration to realize their dreams. For more information about Horizons Savannah, please visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org.

Horizons/SCDS seeks candidates of all cultures and backgrounds who embrace the mission of diversity, are eager to engage in the work of inclusion and have a desire to join a community of diverse individuals who celebrate their similarities while also recognizing their individuality.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.