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.

Current openings:

Program Support Assistant

Department: Programs

Reports to: Program Support Manager

Description: The Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping change the lives of students in Hillsborough County Public Schools. This position supports program operations with a large emphasis on volunteers, programs and data management. 

The Program Support Assistant is responsible for greeting incoming guests, general phone reception duties, conducting background checks, assisting with data entry, assisting with mentor and volunteer recruitment, and general support for the programs department. 

This is a part-time, non-exempt position working 20 to 25 hours per week. 

General Support

  • Greet and receive all incoming guests to HEF. 
  • Assist with departmental expense reports. 
  • Screen incoming calls for various departments. 

Volunteer Recruitment, Processing, Retention and Recognition:

  • Ensure all volunteers promptly receive a background check in compliance with HEF policy.
  • Track RSVP's for events and special projects. 
  • Assist with routine targeted communications with volunteers. 
  • Assist with stewarding of volunteers to retain and build relationships. 
  • Assist with data entry for volunteer databases. Track volunteer hours and data for all programs.

Take Stock in Children (TSIC) Support

  • Assist TSIC programs staff with intervention tracking and paperwork. 
  • Assist with communications to students and mentors. 

Teaching Tools Support

  • Assist with receiving incoming donations. 
  • Assist with processing of donor "thank you" cards.

Grant Support

  • Assist with grant tracking and reporting spreadsheet.
  • Assist and monitor grant obligations. 

Other duties as assigned. 


  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge or understanding of volunteer recruitment approaches. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • 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.
  • 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. 


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

Dependable transportation is required. 

Ability to travel to events, which may occur in the early mornings, evenings or on weekends. 

Bilingual a plus. 

Please email 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.