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Program Director - Horizons at Carolina Day School (NC)

Position Summary

Horizons at Carolina Day School is seeking a Program Director to manage all aspects of the summer and year-round education programs. Working closely with and under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Program Director will ensure high-quality, effectively run programs for all grade levels and will play a key role in continuing to build our middle school program. The Program Director will be responsible for building strong relationships with Horizons’ students, families, staff, and volunteers, as well as partners in Asheville City and Buncombe County schools and other local organizations. As part of a small team, the Program Director will also participate in a variety of administrative activities.


  • At least 3 years of professional experience, with prior success in program management roles, preferably in an organization with a focus on education, children, youth, or families
  • 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
  • Bachelors’ degree in areas of Nonprofit Management or Education or Social Work, or related field
  • Experience with program supervision, employee management, and team building
  • Commitment to the Horizons mission and a belief in its effectiveness in helping students reach their full potential
  • Excellent and empathetic communication skills
  • Ability to calmly assess and manage tenuous situations
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently while maintaining a high level of accountability
  • Ability to work with and lead diverse constituencies (parents, students, donors, staff, and school and community leaders)

Prior experience in any of the following areas will be considered a plus:

  • Supporting fundraising events and activities
  • Managing social media and other marketing activities
  • Supervising staff
  • Collaborating with a Board of Directors or similar entity
  • Masters or higher level degree
  • Bilingual Spanish/English

To Apply:

Please email a current resume to jtracy@carolinaday.org.

Please email as a .pdf attachment to an email or include in an email to jtracy@carolinaday.org answers the following questions:

  • How would you develop relationships with program participants, families, and partner organizations that incorporate the value and promise of this program?
  • What elements of your professional experience align well with this role? Feel free to explore the Horizons National and/or Horizons at Carolina Day to learn more about the work we do.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.