Executive Director, Horizons Albuquerque (NM)



The Horizons Albuquerqueprogram began in the summer of 2014 at Bosque School, welcoming 46 students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. In 2017, our program expanded to include Manzano Day School, and again in 2019 with the addition of Sandia Preparatory School (Sandia Prep). Today, our students complete grades K-5 at Manzano Day School, grades 6-8 at Bosque School, and grades 9-10 at Sandia Prep. The program will add a grade level each subsequent year until the program serves kindergarten to 12th grade.

In Summer 2020, Horizons Albuquerque served 156 students from kindergarten to 9th grade. We will add a grade level each year until the program serves up to 12th grade. Once a student is enrolled in Horizons, they may return each year without reapplying, provided they are meeting program requirements.

Position Summary

The Executive Director of Horizons Albuquerque is the chief articulator of the Horizons Albuquerque mission to improve life opportunities for children from under-served families by addressing their academic needs through a summer academic and enrichment program and year-round, wrap-around, supportive services for students and their families. The Executive Director is the chief operating officer and reports directly to the Board of Directors, specifically to the Board President. Duties and responsibilities include Fundraising, Program Management and Administration, Board Support, Community Relations, and Budget Oversight.



  • Develop and implement a strategy for financial resource development with the board
  • Identify and solicit prospective funding from diverse sources
  • Write and report all grants to funders
  • Maintain up-to-date donor database
  • Oversee recording and acknowledgment of all gifts in a timely manner
  • Steward relationships with donors
  • Stay informed of trends in foundation, corporate, and public sources of funds, governmental law, and regulations applicable to fundraising
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports and updates on fundraising results to the board

●  Program Management and Administration

  • Provide clear vision and direction to maintain and improve programs and services
  • Strategically focus resources to yield the greatest impact to students 
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents and students
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse, top-quality staff
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluates Program Director
  • Oversee the evaluation of student outcomes annually in conjunction with Horizons National
  • Regularly meet and communicate with host school personnel
  • Ensure compliance with all state and local licensing requirements
  • Complete all required reports, including to Horizons National
  • Oversee the year-round student tutoring and family engagement programs
  • Coordinate with teachers on special/seasonal event for the students

●  Board Support

  • Attend all monthly meetings of the Board of Directors, in ex-officio capacity, and provide the necessary reports and updates in advance of meetings to facilitate discussions
  • Attend and actively contribute to all committee meetings along with the board president
  • Update the Board of Directors on operational and programmatic matters
  • Serve as liaison between staff and Board of Directors
  • Partner with the Board in strategic planning and implements the plan operationally
  • Assist the board in identifying and cultivating prospective board and committee members
  • Meet regularly with board president to maintain strong communications and report on individual committee progress
  • Provide administrative support to the board and its committees

●  Community Relations

  • Promote community awareness of Horizons Albuquerque
  • Coordinate visitor days during the Summer Program
  • Work with host school PR Director and Board representative in preparation of brochures, reports, newsletters, and media releases to showcase the program
  • Develop and facilitate a parent council in conjunction with the Program Director
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations that can support the Horizons program and participants

●  Budget Oversight

  • Work with Horizons Treasurer and the Finance Committee to develop an annual budget and to manage monthly expenses to ensure operation within budget guidelines
  • Establish and maintain adequate fiscal systems and controls
  • Oversee all operational and fiscal matters, including accounting and insurance

●  Miscellaneous

  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, Education or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years experience with fundraising in the nonprofit, corporate and/or governmental sectors, with proven results
  • 3-5 years experience with grant research, development, and writing, with proven results
  • 3-5 years experience with program supervision, employee management, and team building
  • 3-5 years of nonprofit experience
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred
  • Experience with budget creation and management
  • Competent in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Cultural competency to cultivate relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Outstanding communication skills (oral, written, presentation skills)
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • Highly developed organizational skills and attention to detail

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resumeto Christopher Booneat execdirectorapplication@horizonsalbuquerque.org by ​April 12, 2021 in order to be considered.


Horizons Albuquerque is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job-related qualifications and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state, or local law. We actively seek diversity among staff and students. Horizons Albuquerque complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application/interview process are requested to contact us in order to arrange such accommodation.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.