Horizon Prison Initiative Job Opening

August 27, 2018 / / Uncategorized

Since 2000, Horizon Prison Initiative has provided an emotionally safe place for incarcerated men and women to discover—and practice—a new way to live. Horizon is seeking a strong leader to guide the organization into the future. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the name and phone number of three references by September 30 to searchcomm@horizonprisoninitiative.org.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director will function as the leader of Horizon Prison Initiative: A yearlong, multifaith program to help incarcerated people become aware of self, others, and the faith tradition at the center of their lives.

Major Functions/Duties:

  • Oversee all programs and operations of HPI.
    • Supervise staff and consultants
      • Provide oversight for program at each institution
      • Support on-site program directors in maintaining positive working relationships with facility administrators
    • Accountable for adhering to all Ohio Department of Rehabilitation ad Corrections (ODRC) rules and procedures
      • Ensure each staff member is trained in ODRC procedures
      • Stay up-to-date with ODRC policy changes
      • Participate in ODRC community education, as appropriate
    • Collaborate, with other criminal justice professionals and programs
    • Monitor implementation of the strategic plan in concert with appropriate board committees
    • Represent the organization as its “public face” in telling the HPI Story to recruit volunteers and stimulate fundraising
  • Collaborate with finance team/Treasurer to prepare Annual Budget
    • Oversee grant applications and all funding opportunities
      • Create a fundraising plan and work with the Administrator in applying for appropriate grants while also seeking new grant opportunities for program expansion
    • Oversee and implement Fundraising Activities
      • Cultivate and recruit new donors
        • Ensure donors are thanked appropriately
        • Recruit and actualize Development Committee/Team
      • Maintain donor database
    • Collaborate with board chair/executive committee in board development
      • Oversee board recruitment, provide orientation and training to existing and new board members
      • Review and archive board minutes
      • Assist in implementing board decisions
    • Perform and\or supervise administrative functions
      • Maintain business office
      • Liaise with payroll company


Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree preferred, with experience in non-profit organizational management or 5 – 10 years’ experience with non-profit management; excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to think strategically; commitment to the needs of the incarcerated and their families, ability to build trust among community-based and criminal justice partners; knowledge of criminal justice system helpful

Ability to travel statewide; valid driver’s license

NOTE: Director is an independent contractor expected to work at least 32 hours per week; salary $40,000

Send a cover letter, resume, and the name and phone number of three references by September 30 to searchcomm@horizonprisoninitiative.org.

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