VISTA Leader at Horizons Student Enrichment Program

Horizons National

About the organization

Horizons is a transformational, community-centered program proven to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for students in under-resourced communities. A national network of locally vested programs, Horizons offers a high-quality learning experience outside of the traditional school year that supports academic achievement and healthy youth development.

Located in Westport, CT, Horizons National (HN) currently serves 62 affiliate sites across 19 states. Each affiliate site (typically on the campus of an independent school, college, or university) serves students from under-resourced communities, through tuition-free academic enrichment starting in kindergarten and going through high school. Last year, we served over 4,800 students.


Since the central office acts as a “backbone” to the entire network, your service as a VISTA Leader will help us expand and develop our organizational and programmatic capacity. You will work directly with HN staff to assist and empower our affiliates to best serve children.

This is a VISTA Leader position, and with that, you will have the opportunity to help lead the national VISTA project at Horizons, supporting and managing a projected 14 other full-time VISTAs and 30 Summer Associates that are placed at our affiliates across the country.

Member Duties:

-Lead the Horizons VISTA Cohort by means of report and data tracking/collection, facilitating virtual gatherings, scoping/developing and leading team-building and professional development, and one-on-one support as needed.
-Support the Summer Associate VISTA Members across the network by means of report and data tracking/collection and one-on-one support as needed.
-Work with the Horizons National Affiliate Team to identify ways we can continue to tell the story of our work using graphics and data analysis.
-Help build out both online and in-person professional development resources for various stakeholders in the network.
-Assist in the recruitment process for the next VISTA service year, working with site supervisors throughout the network to recruit the best possible candidates.


Applicants MUST have previous Federal service experience, such as, a full-year of AmeriCorps service and/or a full Peace Corps term. We are especially looking for experience with and/or interest in project management, training and development, communication, and marketing, along with the usual Microsoft Office suite.


$1,017.24/Bi-weekly Living Allowance

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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