New position – Horizons Development Associate
Job Description: Development Associate, Horizons at Harley
The Horizons Student Enrichment Program at The Harley School employs an experiential model of teaching focused on reading, writing, and math. The program has been in existence for 22 years. Our hands-on project-based curriculum successfully counteracts the negative effects of summer learning loss and the associated achievement gap. In particular, we provide low-income students high-quality academics and enrichment with key program characteristics grounded in research on learning and child development during the summer. Horizons at Harley rethinks how summers could be used to support student success given that low-income students suffer disproportionately from summer learning loss and the associated achievement gap.
Position Status: Staff, full-time.
The Development Associate will develop and implement both existing and new fundraising programs, cultivating constituent relationships for the Horizons Program, including, but not limited to:
Management of Raiser’s Edge database, preparing mailing lists and preparing reports as requested.
Managing a minimum of two special events per year.
Managing Year-End campaign responsibilities including recording acknowledgement of all donations received, drafting solicitation letters and working directly with volunteers.
Leading Horizons National Giving Day effort through social media.
Lead Development Committee, scheduling and chairing meetings and creating work-back plans to ensure the success of upcoming projects.
Cultivation and Stewardship of donor base.
Assisting with administrative projects and program support as needed.
A Bachelor’s degree is required and at least two years of experience in a development setting,. Candidates must have significant experience with data entry and database management (knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is preferred), as well as the ability to maintain and promote relationships between Horizons and the donor base. Qualified candidates will have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate excellent writing skills and working knowledge of fundraising through Social Media.
Please submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Mitchell is New Executive Director
Horizons at Harley is pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Mitchell as new Executive Director. He replaces Luis Perez, who is moving on to the Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association.
Mitchell joins Horizons after eight years of leadership and management experience with the Special Olympics of New York, which includes program and curriculum development, fundraising, grant writing, budget management and staff management. He has a strong background in building inclusive programs in elementary school settings, including the Rochester City School District.
He says, “I am looking forward to building upon the high levels of excellence that are synonymous with the Horizons at Harley program. As a passionate advocate of active and engaging learning environments, the opportunity to work here, and to make a difference in these students’ lives is tremendously exciting.”
Summer 2015: Our 21st Year
This summer’s program overall theme “Growing as Readers …Growing as Leaders” placed strong emphasis on leadership development at all grade levels. We expanded our Social Emotional Literacy program, the RULER Approach, adding our Lower School (K-4) students in 2015. A total of 23 middle school expeditions were offered during summer 2015, including Intro to Engineering, Guitar for Beginners, STEP Rhythm in Motion, Sports Management, Computer Science, and 3D Sculpting. Each grade also completed a community service project which spanned from caring for needs within the Horizons at Harley community to projects designed to raise awareness, create connection, and aid with needs in the greater Rochester community.
Graduate Chyna Stephens Receives Princeton Prize for Race Relations
Horizons at Harley graduate, Chyna Stephens, received the Princeton Prize for Race Relations for her efforts to improve race relations in the Rochester area. Stevens, currently a junior at Pittsford Sutherland High School, is founder and president of the school Diversity Club, which strives to bridge the gap between students of color and non-minority students. She was one of 27 high school students in the nation honored during the annual Princeton Prize Symposium on Race held at Princeton University the end of April.
(Photo by Lauren Petracca)
Middle Schoolers Choose Exciting Expeditions!
This summer we are excited to offer many expeditions to our Middle School to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Students will have the option to choose between great opportunities including, but not limited to, carpentry, choir, sports management, the RULER Approach, community service, EquiCenter experience, and tennis. Middle School students are able to choose the expeditions that most interest them and explore new areas of learning this summer
The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Literacy
In the words of Publilius Syrus, “Rule your feelings, lest your feelings rule you”
(1st Century BCE)
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