Executive Director

Executive Director


Horton’s Kids is seeking a strong and dynamic leader who is passionate about helping children living in Washington DC to serve as Executive Director. Horton’s Kids is a twenty-five-year-old DC educational nonprofit and a recent winner of the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, whose mission is to educate and empower the children of Anacostia by providing comprehensive services which improve the quality of their daily lives and nurture each child’s desire and ability to succeed. Horton’s Kids provides education, health, and enrichment services to children living in one of Anacostia’s most dangerous and under-resourced neighborhoods.

The Executive Director is responsible for leading a team to achieve Horton’s Kids mission as well as expanding its visibility, fundraising and community presence. The Executive Director manages the organization with an annual budget of $1.3 million, including overseeing a ten person staff, more than 500 volunteers, thousands of supporters, and a network of more than fifty organizational partners. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.

This role requires a wide range of skills including integrity, management, leadership and public speaking. The position necessitates a varied schedule since many Horton’s Kids programs, events, and opportunities occur on evenings and weekends. The Executive Director’s time is divided between managing relationships with stakeholders and partners throughout the DC area, advocating as the face of the organization, leading fundraising efforts, managing staff and operations at our Capitol Hill Office, visiting Horton’s Kids programming on Capitol Hill and in Anacostia, executing on educational and social program offerings, and identifying new opportunities that may benefit the children.

Working Here, What Impact Will You Have?

Building on twenty-five years of progress, Horton’s Kids will continue to grow and further it’s mission to improve the lives of the children we serve and the community around them.

The Horton’s Kids board, staff, volunteers, donors, and organizational partners will all be stronger advocates for the children because you have empowered them with the right information and tools.

You will help Horton’s Kids uphold the trust of the community because you will act with integrity

Key Responsibilities

Executive and Organizational Leadership

Provide overall management of the organization

Program development and monitoring

Supervise staff and further their development

Financial Oversight



Board Support

Community Relations

Act as the primary spokesperson

Essential Experience and Competencies

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following experience and competencies:

Impeccable integrity and judgment

Exceptional communication skills; a strong and skilled advocate for the children

A passion for problem-solving and the ability to make tough decisions

Demonstrated track record of developing and meeting budgets

Strong management skills including development and monitoring of key performance metrics and the ability to motivate staff, volunteers, donors, board members, and organizational partners

An understanding of child and adolescent educational development

Vision to develop, lead and implement a comprehensive fundraising program.

The ability to effectively prioritize and manage a wide breadth of opportunities and responsibilities

Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed, including at least six nights per month, and two weekend days per month

The successful candidate will have the following:

A degree from a four-year college or university required, relevant Master’s degree preferred (MSW, Med, Master’s Public Policy, MBA)

A minimum of six years experience volunteering or working in a direct-service capacity

A minimum of six years related experience leading a team.


Inline with industry standards and commensurate with experience

Health, PTO, and retirement benefits

How to apply

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to EDsearch@hortonskids.org. No phone calls please.

Applicants will be required to undergo a background check. Horton’s Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Washington,, District of Columbia
Horton's Kids

110 Maryland Avenue, Suite 207, Washington, DC, 20002, US