Employment Opportunities

The Hillsborough Education Foundation embraces the idea of hiring candidates of quality that are committed to impacting the public school system in a positive manner. Our values: Integrity, Dedication, Commitment to Quality, Supportive Environment, and Responsibility help us in our productivity as an organization.

Mentor Coordinator

Department: Programs - Take Stock in Children

Reports to: Take Stock in Children Manager

The Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping change the lives of students in Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS). Take Stock in Children is a scholarship and mentoring program that provides deserving low-income students in Florida with college scholarships and adult mentors. Students are selected generally between the sixth and 10th grades and sign contracts promising to remain crime free, maintain satisfactory grades and exhibit good behavior. The Mentor Coordinator reports to the Take Stock in Children Manager and is responsible for achieving mentor recruitment, processing, monitoring and retention objectives for the Take Stock in Children program. College Success Coaching duties are also necessary to achieve the objectives of the program. 

Mentor Recruitment, Processing & Retention: 

  • Implement a comprehensive, countywide mentor recruitment strategy.
  • Build relationships with organizations having a significant population of potential mentors. 
  • Ensure that all mentors promptly receive a background check from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and annual predator checks. 
  • Ensure that all mentors promptly participate in a comprehensive mentor training program that defines their roles and responsibilities, describes guidelines and regulations and provides tools, materials and suggested activities. 
  • Track key performance indicators in the areas of mentor recruitment, application processing, screening, training and matching on a timely basis, evaluating performance against targets and communicating the results to the program manager, community partners and other stakeholders. 
  • Assist in the organization and production of mentor appreciation, recognition, training activities and events. 

College Success Coaching: 

  • Monitor and track students' academic performance, attendance and behavior. 
  • Identify potential problems and intervene when necessary to ensure student success. This may include direct intervention with students and/or parents, mentors, school employees (guidance counselors, teachers), etc. 
  • Monitor student/mentor session effectiveness and communicate with the mentor and parent if necessary.
  • Complete assessments, student success plans, documentation and data entry, and maintain files on students and mentors. 
  • Attend TSIC activities and events and assist with event planning and implementation. 

Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to set and achieve student success and mentor recruitment goals.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge or understanding of volunteer recruitment approaches.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to make compelling individual and group presentations that fulfill the objective of recruiting mentors.
  • Proficiency in working with various computer applications, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. 
  • High energy level, results driven and positive attitude.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strategic thinker.
  • Detail oriented and focused.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment, with strong multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work well interdependently and under supervision.
  • Professional in appearance and conduct.
  • Self-starter, ability to take initiative, team player, and collaborative. 

Experience Required: Bachelor's degree and/or experience in a nonprofit organization, with preference given to candidates with experience in an educational or child services environment. 

Bilingual a plus. 

Compensation and Benefits: Full-time non-exempt position. Candidate's compensation level to be determined based on education and experience and will be in the range of $35,000 to $40,000 per year. HEF offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 403(b) plan with employer match after first-year anniversary, paid time off and supplemental insurances. This position does not offer the flexibility of working from home. 

Resume: Please email your cover letter and resume to HRresumes@educationfoundation.com

It is the policy of the Hillsborough Education Foundation to afford equal employment opportunity and treatment to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, or age. It is the policy of the Foundation to cooperate to the fullest extent with the applicable regulations of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age and Discrimination Act, and National Labor Relations Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992, and any and all other federal and state laws governing employment and employment practices.