Employment Opportunities



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. 


  • Fundraising 

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 evaluate 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 events 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 contributes to all committee meetings along with the board president
Update the Board of Directors on operational and programmatic matters 
Serves as liaison between staff and Board of Directors 
Partner with the Board in strategic planning and implement 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


Horizons Albuquerque, a 501(c)(3) organization, began in the summer of 2014 at Bosque School, welcoming 46 students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. 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. 


Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Christopher Boone at 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.