Serving Children from Norwalk and Stamford

Part-time School Year Program Coordinator


Horizons at New Canaan Country School (NCCS) was founded in 1964 and is the flagship program for what has become a national movement. There are now over 68 Horizons programs across the United States and counting. Each year we serve more than 400 underserved kindergarten through post-secondary students from Stamford and Norwalk each year. Our program includes a robust 6-week summer program for more than 288 kids, and a school year program with academic, enrichment and caregiver programming. We raise our entire budget annually from private sources to ensure that each child can attend tuition-free.                

Our Vision:

To build a more just and equitable society.

Our Mission:

Transforming the lives of underserved children and youth through year-round academic and enrichment programs to inspire learning, encourage success, and close the opportunity gap.

Our Values:

  • Equity through Opportunity
  • Educating the Whole Child
  • Joyful and Nurturing Community

Job Summary:

The Part-time (20 hours per week) School Year Coordinator (SYC) will partner with the Director of Student and Family Support (DSFS) and the Academic Director (AD) to implement school year programming. The SYC will assist the DSFS in recruiting faculty, staff and volunteers for the Winter Saturday Program, three additional Super Saturday sessions and any additional Saturday programming we may host throughout the year (estimated to be 12-13 total Saturdays). The SYC will assist the DSFS in recruiting faculty, staff and volunteers for the Winter Saturday Program and the three additional Super Saturday sessions and will be the main point person on duty for these 8 Saturdays. The SYC will also work with the AD to ensure that students and families are fully informed and participating in the school year academic support and coaching programs available to them and will be the staff point person available for Saturday SAT prep classes. The SYC  will report jointly to the DSFS and AD and work in partnership with the Horizons team.

School Year Coordination Responsibilities include:

  • Be available to be the staff point person for all scheduled Saturday programming  (usually 7:30 am to 12:30 pm).
  • Be available to work in person in the office 10 - 12 hours per work week (scheduling is flexible) and to work an additional 5-8 evening hours (will be a combination of remote and on location).
  • Assist the DSFS to recruit and hire staff for Super Saturday and Winter Program sessions.
  • Assist the DSFS to register students, communicate with families, and track attendance for Winter and Saturday sessions.
  • Assist the AD to follow-up with students and families recommended for academic support and with high school students about team meetings, workshops and other opportunities and to track attendance.
  • Prepare a master calendar for school year programming and events.
  • Assist with family communication and follow-up during the admissions process.

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Haitian-Creole preferred
  • Experience working with multicultural families and sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of families/students from marginalized communities.
  • Facility with Microsoft Suite
  • Facility with Google Workspace
  • Strong organizational skills and use of organizational tools
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a busy work environment.  Ability to work frequent Saturdays and flexibility to shift 20 hour work week schedule when Saturday hours are not required. Passion for mission

To apply: click here to complete the application and apply. If you have any questions about the position you may contact Nancy von Euler, Executive Director, at

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.